VRA Alberta Education Day 2014

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This session has been approved by VRA and by CVRP for 1.5 Ethics CEUs + 4.0 Regular CEUs (Total 5.5 CEUs)

Registration Fees

Free VRA Member
$25 Non-Members

Includes coffee, snacks and lunch

Agenda

9:00 - 10:30
(1.5hr)
WORK WELLNESS: A Practical Approach With Lasting Effect (Part One)
Lorna Bramley
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 -11:45
(1.hrs)
WORK WELLNESS: A Practical Approach With Lasting Effect (Part Two)
Lorna Bramley
11:45 - 12:30 Lunch
Cafeteria (45 minutes for lunch)
12:30 - 2:00
(1.5hrs)
Emerging issues in privacy law in dealing with client information, hidden IT security threats in a social media world, and thought models and paradigms in ethics decision making.
Kent Zeigler
2:00 - 2:15 Break
2:15 - 3:45
(1.5hrs)
Central Mechanisms of Chronic Pain and its Role in Vocational Rehabilitation
Dean Cross

WORK WELLNESS: A Practical Approach With Lasting Effect

Living in a monetary based society we certainly have come to know what work is and that it consumes a large portion of our time and energy. However, do we truly know what work wellness is…for us as an individual, a professional and for our client population?

Whether we are at work or reintegrating into the workplace, fears and concerns for living or re- living an unhealthy or unbalanced lifestyle can affect each and every one of us at some point in our work lifetime.

Upon completion of this interactive session you will:

  • Discover how a non-invasive, simplistic system that is based on a proven health recovery and wellness model promotes staying healthy at work as well as the capacity for any individual to make profound changes in day-to-day living
  • Gain insights and samplings of how clients participating in vocational rehabilitation services have benefited from taking charge of developing and implementing their own Work Wellness Action Plan and Guideline as they reintegrate into the workplace
  • Take away your own ideas and strategies for remaining healthy at work, at home and in the community

Lorna G. Bramley M.R.C., CCC, MCVP, RRP, RVP, CCDP

Lorna Bramley is a seasoned professional who holds a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counselling. Her professional credentials and training include: Canadian Certified Counsellor, Master’s Certificate Vocational Professional, Registered Rehabilitation Professional, Registered Vocational Professional, Certified Career Development Professional, Personality Dimensions® Facilitator, Retire to the Life You Design Facilitator and Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) Provider.

She has over 25 years of direct service delivery and managerial experience in the areas of vocational rehabilitation, disability management, career development and business management. In 1993 Lorna founded her company, Resources With Results. As a business owner and independent practitioner with over 1,500 cumulative one to one clients, numerous facilitated groups and an additional 2,500+ program participants closely monitored as team lead, Lorna Bramley hones in on her passion to instill hope in others and to enhance client self-efficacy. Working in collaboration with accomplished, multidisciplinary professionals her comprehensive vocational rehabilitation services include vocational and psychological assessments, as well as workplace reintegration counselling support.

Lorna has successfully and consistently provided active job search and career development workshops as well as one-to-one support services to a wide variety of individuals, from disadvantaged youth and injured trades people, to long- term disability claimants and downsized business executives. Lorna Bramley is a highly resourceful and results-oriented professional, who uses an interactive approach that motivates others to optimum potential.

Emerging issues in privacy law in dealing with client information, hidden IT security threats in a social media world, and thought models and paradigms in ethics decision making.

Kent Ziegler

Chief Administrative Officer for the Ethics Commissioner of Alberta
(http://www.ethicscommissioner.ab.ca/)

Originally hailing from a small farm in southeastern Alberta, Kent's educational background includes a degree in military history/international relations from the University of Calgary, a diploma in business administration/finance from Mount Royal University, and a certificate in information access and privacy protection from the University of Alberta. His recent work experience includes Director of IT Security and Privacy for Alberta Health; Corporate Risk Consultant with Deloitte and Touche LLP; and Director of Privacy, Legal, and Legislative Services for Alberta Seniors. He has worked for the Alberta Government for almost fifteen years, and prior to joining government spent a number of years in the construction industry and in the oilpatch. He has spoken at numerous conferences across the country on privacy laws and compliance issues.

Central Mechanisms of Chronic Pain and its Role in Vocational Rehabilitation

  • The role of cortical brain maps and learning in pain chronicity
  • The neurosignature of pain and its regulation
  • Associative learning and persistent pain
  • Chronic pain and expectation
  • Managing the pain-prone personality
  • Applying advanced mental and physical pain management strategies to the vocational rehabilitation setting and RTW planning

Dean Cross BSc.PT

  • Over 20 years of experience in the evaluation and treatment of complex/chronic health conditions
  • Graduated from Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine / Physical Therapy in 1990
  • Completed National Orthopaedic Part A and B training in 1998 and 1999
  • Certified functional capacity evaluator in Matheson protocol in 2003
  • Founder/Owner/Operator of ReMed Rehabilitation Centre from 1994 to 2007
  • Founder/Owner/Operator of On-Site Rehabilitation Services from 2008 to 2014