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The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce – 2018 Excellence Awards

Excellence Awards 2018 – Presented by Mercedes Benz North Vancouver

Alyson Jones & Associates has been nominated for Best Medium Business of the Year for the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Excellence Awards 2018.

Awards to be presented at the Business Excellence Awards Gala in West Vancouver at Hollyburn Club on April 25, 2018.

To find out more information about the gala or purchase tickets for the gale, learn more here:  https://westvanchamber.com/event/excellence-awards-2018/

The International Association of Counselling Conference in Rome, Italy with Alyson Jones 

Alyson is thrilled to be speaking to an international audience in Rome, Italy from September 22nd -23rd, 2018. She will be attending the IAC (International Association of Counselling) event to present: 

Multidisciplinary Interventions for Attachment Disruptions caused by High Conflict Divorces

This presentation fits well into the sub-themes of the conference as it pertains to complex family dynamics that are seen in family therapy and family law matters.

The presentation would fit into the following categories.

  • Multidisciplinary lenses in the counselling profession
  • Evolution of inter-professional collaboration
  • Counselling practice: issues and challenges in different cultural contexts

Divorce is a reality in most cultures, but it is widely recognized that a high conflict divorce adversely effects children and devastates family both psychologically and financially. This presentation approaches psychological interventions for attachment disruptions through the multidisciplinary lens of family law, attachment theory and family therapy. The innovative approaches that will be presented are the next step in a structured inter-professional collaboration, and are currently being practiced in innovative programs.

To register or to learn more, you can visit IAC Conference 2018.  

Upcoming Presentation in Montreal, Quebec

Alyson Jones will be presenting with esteemed lawyer and legal researcher John-Paul Boyd at the Working with High Conflict Families in Transition: Innovations and Best Practices in Dealing with High Conflict and Domestic Violence and – International Family Disputes and -Alienation between Children and Parents.

Their presentation topic on Now What? Evaluating Interventions When Attachment Disruption Is Identified 2. Panel Presentation of Parent Child Contact Problems, will take place over May 31st, June 1 and 2, 2018. 

Additional Information: 

This symposium will bring together a multidisciplinary group of professionals who will present and share their best practices and innovative approaches and programs in dealing with High Conflict Families who are experiencing a number of difficulties as they transition from an intact family to a co-parenting situation. The primary goal of the symposium is to bring together professionals who are experts in their fields and who have brought about innovations in the various subjects discussed in the document. 

The symposium will privilege a “think tank approach” where the participants will be presenting their pioneering programs and projects and will be leaving the symposium with a new direction to guide professionals. Ultimately, a permanent think tank dealing with high conflict families in transition will be created in order to set in motion the novel and innovative programs as we move into the 21st century.

Counsellor Café

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | West Vancouver, BC
Counsellor Cafés are an opportunity for Registered Clinical Counsellors to network in an informal setting while listening to peer presentations.

The Presence of the Therapist… presented by Samar Shata, RCC
As therapists, our presence in the room with our clients affects their healing process as well as the trajectory of their treatment.

What you will learn…
Working from a depth psychology perspective, Samar Shata, RCC will cover the three archetypes of our existence in the therapy room along with the three archetypes of the healing journey of the client. She will discuss the signs of each stage and how to know that your client is really for the next stage of the journey.

We hope to see you there!

Date: March 14, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Seniors’ Activity Centre – Audio Visual Room, 695 21st Street, West Vancouver

NO COST
This event is open to all BCACC Region 4 Members.

Learn More & Register Today!

June 12th, 2018 – ADRBC Symposium

Alyson Jones is honoured to have been asked to be a speaker at the upcoming 2018 ADRBC Symposium. You can find on the panel, “Current Development in Family Mediation” on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018, 11:30 AM, at the Wosk Centre, in Vancouver.

The 2018 ADRBC Symposium will bring the Alternative Dispute Resolution community together in Vancouver for a world- class conference. The Symposium provides a valuable opportunity for ADR professionals to interact with leading thinkers and practitioners to discuss current issues and developments and establish personal connections. Please visit the following link for detailed information https://adrbc.com/BCAMI/Symposium/BCAMI/Symposium_2018.aspx?hkey=aa5157f5-34be-4485-b276-f8c7692c2a75

How High Conflict Divorces and Parental Alienation Impact Police Investigations

Alyson Jones and Samar Shata are both honoured to be welcomed to the Vancouver Police Department, along with two senior family lawyers to present: How High Conflict Divorces and Parental Alienation Impact Police Investigations.

This is a private speaking event on Feb 6th, 2018.

However, don’t miss your opportunity to learn more about this topic. If you wish to provide your staff with training on topics or related topics on high conflict divorces, contact us today.