Exploring therapy and counselling in an alternative setting

On April 23, Sunrise Therapeutic Riding and Learning Centre will be hosting a seminar “Exploring Therapy and Counselling in an Alternative Setting.”   

The seminar will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel at 1320 Gordon Street Guelph from 9am to 4pm.

Presenters are Tricia Mellor and Shannon Milburn.  

Mellor is a children’s mental health worker with the Canadian Mental Health Association – Wellington-Dufferin Branch, who works with families experiencing affective disorders, regulatory disorders, attachment difficulties and exposure to trauma.

She is also a certified instructor with the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) and a member of the CanTRA Equine Facilitated Wellness (EFW) Committee.

Mellor will be speaking on “Understanding and Supporting the Development of Self-Regulation in Children” and will also give an overview of EFW.  

Milburn is presently an acute care speech language pathologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and has previous experience working with children with complex communication needs, including ASD, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and multiple disabilities.

She has completed hippotherapy level 1 and will complete level 2 in May, and is also a CanTRA instructor candidate.  Milburn will be addressing “Strategies to Maximize Functional and Effective Communication.”

This promises to be a stimulating day for parents, caregivers, social workers and therapists, as the presenters share some new and innovative ideas in the field.   

To learn more about the seminar and presentations, please visit www.sunrise-therapeutic.ca/events.

To register, please contact Lynne at 519-837-0558 x31 or lynne@sunrise-therapeutic.ca.

Cost is $110, including lunch and refreshments, or $90 if registered before March 31.  

For more information, please contact Ann Caine 519-829-8182 or annc@sunrise-therapeutic.ca.