Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children
Helping Students with their Anxieties and Maintaining Healthy Behaviours with Students
Online Conference – Friday, October 23, 2020
9:00-11:45 am – Morning Session
11:45-12:15 pm – Lunch
12:15-3:00 pm – Afternoon Session
Patti Drobot – Morning
Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC)
Adjunct Faculty, Neufeld Institute
Patti Drobot is a registered professional counsellor and parent consultant with a private practice in Vancouver. She provides therapy for adults and also offers parent consulting using a developmental, attachment-based approach. Her background is in occupational therapy with more than 20 years experience as both clinician and educator in the areas of neurology, psychiatry, and community mental health. She is an adjunct faculty member of the Neufeld Institute and uses Dr. Neufeld’s approach in her day to day life as both mother and professional.
Colleen Drobot – Afternoon
B.Ed., Dip. Of Special Education. M.A.
Registered Professional Counsellor
Adjunct Faculty, Neufeld Institute
Colleen Drobot is a registered professional counsellor with a private practice in North Vancouver. She provides therapy for adults and also offers parent consulting using a developmental, attachment-based approach. She also works with school districts and other professionals to help make sense of children. She is an educator has over 20 years experience working with children in the regular classroom or in special needs settings. She is a faculty member of the Neufeld Institute and has worked with Dr. Gordon Neufeld many years. Colleen is a mother of two and draws from her personal as well as professional experience to support parents and professionals in gaining insight, opening their hearts and leading by their intuition.
Morning – Making Sense of Anxiety in Children and Youth
There is currently an epidemic of anxiety affecting children of all ages. Anxiety can take many forms including obsessions, compulsions, phobias, panic, sleep issues, physical illnesses, as well as a host of perplexing behaviours such as seeking attention and avoiding situations. Today’s world can create many challenges for children with school pressures, peer interactions, family dynamics, negative self-image, perfectionism, and many other stressors that can impede a student’s ability to play, learn and grow. Whether it’s the natural, episodic worries of childhood, or more profound and crippling versions of anxiety, we will help make sense of the roots of anxiety using Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s approach. Through stories, examples, and theory, we will suggest ways in which educators can help support their students to find psychological and emotional rest in their world.
Afternoon – Discipline That Doesn’t Divide
According to Dr. Gordon Neufeld many of the prevailing discipline practices that are used today prevent or erode healthy attachment with our children. We will outline some principles of discipline that promote attachment and are developmentally appropriate. We can indeed help bring order to our student’s behaviour without damaging the relationship. We will give practical suggestions and examples to show how to incorporate them into our daily lives in the classroom.
- Conference Fee: $55.00
- Membership Fee: $50.00 Membership will be for Manitoba Educations for Inclusion (Sub-Committee of MCEC)
- Membership + Conference Fee: $55.00 Membership will be for Manitoba Educations for Inclusion (Sub-Committee of MCEC)
- Student Fee: $10.00 (Students – Use your student email address when registering for session)
- Early Bird with cut-off dates (if applicable): 50.00 before September 30, 2020
Conference contact: Raffaele.Bagnulo@gvsd.ca