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Ian Robertson offers several training opportunities for organizations, agencies and community. Training and workshops can be offered from 4 hours to over a two day period. Our training can assist your organization by enhancing clinical practices, protocols and processes, increasing the overall quality and delivery of services to the individual’s who access your agency.

Areas of organizational training include:

  • Youth threat/risk assessment
  • Is our agency trauma informed?
  • Multi-systemic & multidisciplinary approach for challenging youth
  • Motivational interviewing for substance abuse and mental health
  • Concurrent disorders: Sorting out the chicken or the egg?
  • Stages of change
  • Working with resistance
  • How can I effectively support my staff with burnout; the compassion fatigue approach

Workshop available for presentations include:

  • Unlocking the doors to addiction
  • Changing for good
  • From conflict to calm
  • Anger management
  • “Forgiveness” as an approach for life
  • Sorting out unwanted stress
  • Relapse prevention
  • True Colors
  • Don’t give it another thought; a cognitive approach to anxiety

Ian develops workshops and training material to enhance the skills of agencies, organizations and other groups.


  • 2017: Overview of Mental Health, Members Assistance Program, Niagara Falls
  • 2016: Motivational Interviewing, Addiction Studies Certificate, Laurier
  • 2016: Mindfulness and Pain Management, Institute of Addiction Studies, Barrie
  • 2016: Being a Mindful Therapist, Institute of Addiction Studies, Barrie
  • 2016: Trauma-Informed and Addictions Practices, Addiction Cert. Program at School of Social Work, Laurier University
  • 2015: Grounding Techniques and CBT for Beginners, Thunder Bay
  • 2015: Grounding Techniques and CBT for Beginners, Kettle Point Health Services, Kettle Point
  • 2015: Managing Conflict Through Temperament (True Colours), MAPP, Niagara Falls
  • 2015: Motivational Interviewing: The Nuts & Bolts, Sioux Lookout
  • 2015: Trauma-Informed Organizational Practice, Sioux Lookout
  • 2014: Implementing DBT Into Substance Abuse Clinical Practice, Institute of Addiction Studies, Barrie
  • 2014: Trauma-Informed Clinical Practices Within Addiction Services, Addictions Certificate Program, Laurier University School of Social Work, Kitchener
  • 2014: Threat/Risk Community-Based Protocol Training, Sault St. Marie Community Agencies, Sault St. Marie
  • 2014: Trauma-Informed Clinical Practice & Trauma Assessment, Sioux Lookout Hospital, Sioux Lookout
  • 2013: Clinical Skill Development, Level 2, De Novo Treatment Facility, Sundridge
  • 2013: Relapse Prevention: A Recovery-Enhancement Strength-Based Perspective, Institution of Addiction Services, Barrie
  • 2013: Effect Community-Based Collaborative Assessment and Response for Children at Risk to Self or Others, Canadian Association of Continuing Health Education Conference (CACHE), Vancouver
  • 2013: Trauma-Informed Investigations, Ryerson University Security and Investigations Department
  • 2013: Crisis Intervention and Emergency Response, Community Counselling, Elliott Lake
  • 2013: Trauma-Informed Practices: An Approach to Care for Addiction Services, De Novo Treatment Facility
  • 2012: Patient -Client Centered Care, Niagara Health System, 2013 EMDR, St.Catharines, ON.
  • 2012: Clinical Traumatogist ad Compassion Fatigue Specialist Training, Toronto Traumatology Institute
  • 2011: Tools for Trauma: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approach, Traumatology Institute Training, Consultation Services, Toronto, ON.
  • 2011: Early Intervention Field Traumatology; Traumatology Institute Training, Consultation Services, Toronto, ON.
  • 2011: Overview of Assessment & Intervention; Traumatology Institute Training, Consultation Services, Toronto, ON.
  • 2011: Standards of Trauma Care: Attachment, Systems & Context, Traumatology Institute Training, Consultation Services, Toronto, ON.
  • 2011: Group Approaches with Trauma Survivors; Traumatology Institute Training, Consultation Services, Toronto, ON.
  • 2010: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Direct Service Workers, The Hincks-Dellcrest-Gail Appel Institute, Toronto
  • 2010: Working with Adolescent Survivors of Trauma: Key Concepts in Understanding Trauma Dynamics, The Hinck-Dellcrest Centre-Gail Appel Institute, Toronto
  • 2008: Pain Management: Changing Views & New Option, Niagara Health System, Greater Niagara General Hospital
  • 2008: Region’s Day of Psychiatric Rounds, Niagara Health System
  • 2008: Body-Centered Interventions for Working with Trauma, Addictions, ADD & Depression, The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre – Gail Appel Institute, Toronto.
  • 2008: Treating Complex Trauma in Attachment Relationships, The Hinck-Dellcrest Centre-Gail Appel Institute
  • 2008: Current Advances and Practical Tips: Anxiety Disorder, Niagara Health System
  • 2008: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, The Hincks-Dellcrest-Gail Appel Institute
  • 2008: Trauma in the Mind’s Eye: Mitigating & Eliminating Intrusive thoughts, Flashbacks & Nightmares, The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre – Gail Appel Institute, Toronto
  • 2007: Top 10 Reasons Our Schizophrenia Patients Don’t Want to Take Our Medications, Niagara Health System
  • 2007: The Mixed Bipolar Episode: A Diagnostic Chameleon, Niagara Health System, St. Catharines, ON
  • 2007: Caring for Patients with BPD Using Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, TAPE – Toronto Advanced Professional Education, St. Catharines, ON.
  • 2007: Youth, Drugs and Mental Health, Teams of Adults Listening to KIDS (T.A.L.K.), St. Catharines, ON.
  • 2007: Schizophrenia and Cognition: Illness and Medication Effects, Niagara Health System, Niagara Falls
  • 2006: Enhancing Outcomes in the Treatment of Depression, Niagara Health System, St. Catharines, ON.
  • 2007: ADHD Treatment and Controversies, Niagara Health System, St. Catharines, ON.
  • 2004: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Niagara Health System
  • 2002: Harm Reduction & Relapse Prevention-Current Trends and Hands On Solutions Related to Substance Misuse, Pinewood Centre of Lakeridge Health Corporation, Oshawa, ON.
  • 2002: Motivational Interviewing, Centre for Addictions and Mental Health, Port Colborne, ON.
  • Health Promotion of Substance Abuse, Niagara College, Welland, ON
  • Advance Counselling in Solution-Focus Therapy and Neurolinguistic Techniques, New Port Centre, Port Colborne, ON
  • Orientation To Detoxification Services Course, Addictions Research Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Disorders of Attention in Children and Adolescents, SUNY, Amherst, NY
  • Establishing a Therapeutic Relationship with Adolescents, SUNY, Amherst, NY
  • Group Counselling Course, Addictions Research Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Brief Therapy and Relapse Prevention, SUNY, Amherst, NY
  • Developing Collaborative Relationships with Problem Substance Users through a Brief, Solution-Focused Approach, SUNY, Buffalo, NY
  • Working with Resistant and Mandated Clients, SUNY, Amherst, NY
  • Structured Relapse Prevention (SRP) Training, Addiction Research Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Cognitive Treatment for Gambling Problems, Addictions Research Foundation, Toronto, ON