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Psychology For Everyday Living



Take a look at Dr. Martin Rovers speaking at a Recent Relationships Matter Seminar.

A little education can go a long way.

We invite you to attend Psychology for Everyday Living seminars, which aim to create a space for education and discussions on psychological topics, especially the ones that matter to you most, your relationships.

These relationships are not limited to the romantic, they include relationships with self, friends, children, parents, or familial. Information about topics and presenters can be found below. Other details include:

Location: 223 Main St., Ottawa, Saint Paul University, Room 203: The Auditorium
Time: Usually the Last Thursday of the month: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Registration: Open to the public, $20 at the door, no registration required.
Admission for Saint Paul University students is free.
Parking: Free on side streets, but paid parking is available in adjacent parking lot.


Upcoming Seminars

January 26, 2017: Doing a Life Review. LR is a visit with significant events of our past, with today’s eyes, in order to have a more compassionate understanding of the impact of one’s life story on my present life, and to better prepare for the rest of one’s life journey. Dr. Judith Malette, PhD, is a professor at Saint Paul University.

February 15, 2017: Love Sense empowers you with the confidence in love relationships and outlines the three basic strategies for handling your attachment needs and fears, learning how to enhance or repair the bond with your partner. Dr. Sue Johnson, PhD is an expert and author in couple relationships.
March 30, 2017: Happiness: Concrete Steps and Attitudes For the Journey; The science of psychology has always been about what is wrong with a person. This seminar wants to focus on what makes people happy or fulfilled. Dr. Martin Rovers PhD is a professor at Saint Paul University.

April 27, 2017: TBA


Past Seminars

Psychology for Everyday Living seminars have started! Our first seminar is September 29th, 2016 and is Hugging the Growling Bear: Avoidant Men in Intimate Relationships. This seminar will review romantic attachment styles and especially the wounds and healing of avoidant men: women are most welcome! Martin Rovers, PhD, Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist, is a Professor in the Faculty of Human Sciences at St Paul University.

Our following seminar will be held on October 27, 2016 and will cover Youth & Mental Health. This seminar deals with youth and complex trauma and finding creative outlets for building resiliency, as well as unique ways of implementing therapy for youth. Stephen Leafloor, MSW, MSC and Ashoka Fellow use the art forms of Hiphop to empower Inuit and First Nation’s culture to explore their own healing.

On November 24, 2016 we will discuss Keeping the Shark Away: Parenting Tools to Manage Child Mood, Worries, and Behaviors. This seminar will engage parents in activities that they can take home to promote positive child mental health, reduce worries, and address behavioral concerns in a manner that builds connection. Dr. Laura Lynne Armstrong is a Psychologist who works with children, youth, and adults and an Assistant Professor at Saint Paul University in Ottawa.

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Past Seminars

Powerpoint Slides from past Relationships Matter Seminar: Stumbling on Happiness


2016

  • Apr. 28th: Our Search for Meaning and Spirituality in Life

2015

  • Jan. 29th: Hope for Love & Marriage
  • Feb. 26th: Intimacy in Long-Term Relationships
  • March 26th: Addictions & Families
  • April 30th: Parenting Skills with a Look at the Blended Family
  • Sept. 24th: Family Reconciliation: Reuniting a Family Member Who Is Estranged
  • Oct. 29th: Love & War in Couple Relationships

2014

  • May 22nd: Wired for Love: Our Fundamental Capacity to Grow Through Love
  • January 30th: Internet, Gaming, and Other Addictions and How they Impact Relationships
  • February 27th: In My Own Voice! Confidence, Esteem, and Assertiveness: for Teens and Older
  • March 27th: Hope 101: How to Help Hope to Thrive
  • April 24th: How to Survive the Loss of a Love
  • Sept. 25th: Online Dating and How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk
  • Oct. 16th: The Art of Mindful Living
  • Nov. 27th: Stumbling on Happiness and Promoting a Positive Psychology

2013

  • September 26th: Re-wire Your Brain for Love, Through Touch, Talk, and Mindfulness
  • October 24th: The Power of Forgiveness: Feeling Valued in Relationship and Cancelling the License to Offend
  • November 28th: Mental Health in Families: Dealing with Bipolar, Depression & Schizoaffective Disorder: Awareness, Support, Healing
  • April 26th: Happiness
  • March 22nd: Family Means That No One Gets Left Behind
  • February 22nd: Addictions and Families
  • January 25th: The New Science of Romantic Love: Making Bonds That Last

2012

  • December 21st: Conversations of the Joys and Sorrows of Christmas: An Open Forum
  • November 30th:  Growing Pains: Must Growth be Painful?
  • October 26th: “50 Shades” of Change: Steps Towards Personal Growth and Fulfilment
  • September 21st: Vivre la Différence! Appreciating Your Partner’s Ways of Loving
  • April 27th: How to Argue without Losing Your Head
  • March 30th: Teens and Mental Illness
  • March 2nd: The Work of Marriage

2011

  • December 16th: Happiness and the Happiness Workout Workshop