The Learning Assistance Teachers’ Association
A Provincial Specialist Association of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation
“Healthy Minds Matter: Education and Youth Mental Health”
Byrne Creek Secondary-----7777-18th Street-----Burnaby, B. C.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Knowledge Mobilization Officer, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
“Making A Difference:
An Educators’ Guide to Child and Youth Mental Health”
Other presenters include:
Dr. Robert Manley, Diana Mogensen and Lily Yiu
Dr. Bernard Wicholas
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Morning Keynote and Presentation (all registrants to attend)
Don Buchanan is the Knowledge Mobilization Officer of the Evidence-Based Education and Services Team (E-BEST) with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, and an Associate Member of the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University. Before becoming the first-ever Knowledge Mobilization Officer at the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, he spent 30+ years at McMaster Children’s Hospital in a variety of roles, mostly in child and youth mental health. He led the development of several innovative services, including the Family Resource Centre, the Community Education Service, and the Child and Youth Health Partnership. Don has also worked as a knowledge exchange consultant to the McMaster Child Health Research Institute, the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health and the Mental Health Commission of Canada. He studied liberal arts at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland as well as courses in the Clinical Behavioural Sciences program at McMaster University. He has served in leadership positions on a number of community boards, including child welfare, health planning, and recreation. His research interests include the translation of knowledge directly to consumers and applying market research techniques to improve service delivery to patients. He is currently involved in several dissemination projects in child and youth mental health across Canada.
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Dr. Robert Manley is a registered psychologist, and received his Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology from Queen’s University in 1983. He worked in the field of eating disorders for over twenty-eight years at B.C. Children’s Hospital, including eleven years as Clinical Director of the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for Children & Adolescents. Dr. Manley is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. He trained at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s Eating Disorders Clinic, and co-developed the Perceived Body Image Scale, a tool for assessing body image. Dr. Manley has written the booklet “Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa in Children and Adolescents: Information for Those Living with an Eating Disorder.” He has conducted numerous workshops on eating disorders. He is a registered weight training instructor, personal trainer and yoga fitness instructor. He has a particular interest in the treatment of recreational and elite athletes with eating disorders, as well as in the treatment of trauma. A recent publication of Dr. Manley’s is the co-authored paper “Fitness Instructors’ Recognition of Eating Disorders and Attendant Ethical/Liability Issues”. He is currently in private practice, where his interests include psychotherapy, consultation, supervision of therapists, and teaching workshops in the field of eating disorders.
Diana Mogensen has been teaching since 1980. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in History and her post graduate studies in Special Education with an emphasis on Gifted Education through Nova University in the U.S.A. Her teacher training was completed at S.F.U. She has taught grades 2-12 in both Canada and the United States. She currently teaches at B.C. Children’s Hospital as a Special Educator and Provincial Case Manager in The In-Patients Eating Disorder Program. She has taught there for 5 years. Diana has an interest in promoting mental health in schools and has organized teams from B.C. Children’s Hospital to make presentations for P.S.A. Conferences. She is Co-Chair of B.C. Teachers Promoting Mental Health in Schools and has helped organize the Summer Institute which is devoted to exploring the topic of mental health in schools in partnership with The B.C.T.F. and B.C.C.H., the Tri-Ministries, and many community based organizations devoted to mental health and youth.
Lily Yiu obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree (double major in History and Political Science) and a Bachelor of Education Degree (Social Sciences) from the University of British Columbia. She pursued Post Graduate Studies also at U.B.C. where she obtained her Special Needs Diploma. Lily has taught in a number of special education settings in Victoria and Vancouver over the length of her career. During the last seven years she has been teaching at B.C. Children’s Hospital in the Inpatients’ Eating Disorders Program where she case manages students from throughout the province inflicted with this serious mental illness. lily is committed to promoting mental health in schools and has worked over the last two years in a variety of venues in order to obtain this goal. She is Co-Chair of B.C. Teachers Promoting Mental Health in Schools, a chapter of The Learning Assistance Teachers’ Association, a Provincial Specialist Association of the B.C.T.F.
Dr. Bertrand Wicholas is a consultant psychiatrist with the Provincial Eating Disorders Service at Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, B.C. Dr. Wicholas has over five years of experience in treating adolescents with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. He practiced psychiatry in three different countries (United States, New Zealand, and Canada) and has given numerous presentations on eating disorders and their treatment. Such presentations include: “Family-based Therapy for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa: What is the Evidence?”, “The Psychology of Eating Disorders: How to Get Inside Your Child’s Head”, and “Treatment of Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa: Balancing Weight-Gain with Emotional Growth.” Dr. Wicholas completed his general psychiatry training at the University of Washington in Seattle and he earned his medical degree at Yale University. This presentation aims to help school professionals learn how to identify students with eating disorders, how to better understand eating disorder logic, and how to support students on the path towards recovery.
Conference fees for registrations from Oct. 17-19, 2012 will be
$190.00 for BCTF Members,
$170.00 for Retirees and Student Teachers
and $200.00 for Non BCTF Members.
Online registration is now closed.
For details on how to register, please contact Alan Peterson at
Updated October 16, 2012