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Brief Papers, Poster, and Symposia 

CFTC Brief Presentation Schedule

Updated Aug 1st

Brief Papers #1

Friday, Aug 18th 11:00 am – 12:00pm

Room: Brentwood 1

1. What really happens in therapy: An Exploration of significant events identified by clients and its connection with therapist’s intent, professional voice and personal voice.

Chua Wei Bin, Sharon Sng, Counselling and Care Centre, Singapore 

2. All the Spaces Between.

Shelby Hopland Guidi, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services, Canada 

3. Sensing Shame Invites Pausing to Reflect on Relational Disquiet and Proceeding Cautiously.

Louane Piche-Simard, CFTC intern

Room : Brentwood 2

1. Tough Talks: Exploring Parent-Child Conversations about Military Life.

Dominique Bonneville, Rebecca Como (MSc. Counselling students), Tanya Mudry, Associate Professor, Counselling Psychology University of Calgary 

2. The relational story of grief as a transformational disrupter for mature siblings.

Deborah Deeter, PhD., Sunoka Consulting Services, Canada

3. Mapping out medicalization of grief: A situational analysis.

Kaori Wada, University of Calgary, Canada 

4. High conflict parenting, play based approaches, and accidental great ideas.

Michelle Kennedy, M.C., R. Psych & Brett Schmidt, OT Reg., Canada 

Room : Charleswood

1. Who is driving the bus?

Judith Heidbuurt, MSW, RSW, Canada 

2. Enlivening Post-Secondary Campuses with Dialogue.  

Mirjam Knapik, PhD., RPsych, Associate Professor, Counsellor Mount Royal University, Canada 

3. Weaving IPscope and a relational approach toward an expanded system of notation.

Nozomu Ozaki, PhD, RP RMFT-SQ, Pathstone Mental Health, Canada 

4. How Single Session Family Consultation led to Family Inclusive Practice in a youth based mental health service;  managing disquiet through systemic change headspace.

Suzanne Fuzzard, headspace Australia 

Room: Foothills

Symposium: Return to reality – what does the world ask of us? Rolf Sundet

1. “Return to reality – what does the world ask of us?” The project.

Tore Dag Bøe

2. Correspondence: a new approach to understanding recovery in psychosocial health work.

Bård Bertelsen og Odd Kenneth Hillesund

3. Attention and intention in therapy.

Per Arne Lidbom

4. Psychotherapy as making – therapy in a world of becoming.

Rolf Sundet



Brief Papers #2

Friday Aug 18th 3pm-4pm

Room: Brentwood 1

1. Exploring Moments of Disquiet in Training Cisgender Therapists to Work with Couples and Families in the Trans* Community: Insights from a Live Supervision Course.

Yochay Nadan & Saviona Cramer, Israel 

2. Calming the Waters Between Coming Out and Coming in: Helping youth and families navigate the gender journey.

Teresa Coker, Alberta Health Services, Canada 

3. What are you having? The Lived Experience of Gender Creative Parents.

Skyler Todd, Athabasca University 

4. Critical Intersections Between Relational Disquiet and Anti Oppressive Practice.

Fazilah Shariff, MSW, RSW, MHA 

Room: Brentwood 2

1. Systemic Therapy for Existential Struggles.

Ka Man Cheang, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore 

2. The Strength & Resilience Factors Blended Couples Attribute to the Success of Their First Five Years.

Charles Coleman, RMFT, R. Psych., Ph Dc. National University, Canada 

3. Navigating Professor-Student Disquiet Toward Growth through the Utilization of Systemic Concepts.

Margaret Clarke, Briercrest Seminary, Canada 

4. Disquieting experiences in the IPscope and systemic family therapy training.

Danielle Mayer, CFTC intern

Room: Charleswood


1. Pandemic Disquiet - Reflections on conversations with front-line health care workers.

Leanne Shannon, MSW, RSW, Canada 

2. Fostering forensic recovery by applying family interventions to facilitate restorative justice in the Not Criminally     Responsible on account of Mental Disorder (NCR-MD): Findings from the Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry


Sergio Santana, Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, Cummings Medical School, University of

Calgary, Canada 

3. Disquieting Conversations in the Emergency Waiting Room: Co-constructing Relational Healing for Youth and Their Families.

Shannon McIntosh, MSW, RSW, Shari Couture, PhD., R. Psych, & Joan Besant, BA, MD, CCFP, FRCP (C), Consulting Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatrist 

4. Wanderings and crossroads. A book about touch and participation in psychiatry and other peace work.

Rolf Sundet, University of South-Eastern Norway 

Room: Foothills

Symposium: Supporting recovery: A relational phenomenon

1. Recovery from substance use: How are family members helpful and hindering?

Dr. Tanya Mudry (she/her), R.Psych.; Daniel O’Brien (he/him), PhD Student; Christina Sander (she/her), PhD Candidate; Avery Sapoznikow (he/him), PhD Student

2. Recovering from critical events: Understanding families’ relationships during COVID-19.

Jezz Stone (she/her), R.Psych.; Dr. Tanya Mudry (she/her), R.Psych.

3. Recovering from critical care: Adopting a family systems lens in group counselling.

Dr. Tanya Mudry (she/her), R.Psych.; Jezz Stone (she/her), R.Psych.; Dominique Bonneville (she/her), MSc Student

Brief Papers #3

Saturday Aug 19th 11:00am - 12:00pm

Room: Brentwood 1

1. Staying With “Relational Disquiet”

Susanne Klingan & Klaus Schmidsberger, Austria

2. The Nuances of "Shared Vulnerability" in Dialogue and Collaboration.

Sylvia London, M.A., LMFT & Irma Rodriguez, M.A., Grupo Campos Eliseos, Mexico 

3. A disquieting journey to reframing and decolonizing the self: Lessons learned in and with community for social and epistemic justice.

Elisa Lacerda-Vanderborn, University of Calgary 

4. ‘The Playground is Always There’: Relational Play, the IPscope, & Generative Messinesses.

Sarah Wood, CFTC intern

Room: Brentwood 2

1. Exploring narrative ways with community leaders to address social injustices in Brazil.

Lúcia Helena Abdalla, Alice Guimarães, Recycling Minds Institute, Brazil 

2. Modeling the model: Sociocultural attunement in the practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Sharon Y. Ramsay, MDiv, RP, RMFT-SM and PhD student, Saint Paul University, Canada 

3. How In-Session and Community Disquiet Led to Prioritizing Equitable Mental Health Services.

Lindsey McCallum, Eastside Community Mental Health Services, Wood's Homes, Canada 

4. Navigating the Disquiet Between the Victims' and Perpetrators' Perspectives. 

Monica Forsyth & Thea Anderson, Alberta Health Services, Canada

Room: Charleswood

Symposia: Exploring the Generative Potentials of Relational Disquiet in Family Therapy 

1. Research as Daily Practice: Generating collective knowledge on relational disquiet and family therapists’ actions.

Monica Sesma-Vazquez, University of Calgary; Carla Guanaes-Lorenzi, Universidade de São Paulo; Lauren Birks, Calgary Family Therapy Centre; Danielle Mayer, Calgary Family Therapy Centre; Fazilah Shariff, Calgary Family Therapy Centre; Sarah Woods, Calgary Family Therapy Centre; & Louane Piche-Simard, Calgary Family Therapy Centre.

2. Relational disquiet as a sensitizing concept: reflections on the use of the word disquiet in academic literature.    

Carla Guanaes-Lorenzi, Universidade de São Paulo; Monica Sesma-Vazquez, University of Calgary; Karl Tomm, University of Calgary; Joaquin Gaete, University of Calgary; Ines Sametband, Mount Royal University; & Tanya Mudry, University of Calgary.

3. From disquiets to potentials: investigating therapist’s actions on navigating disquieting interactions in family therapy.

Carla Guanaes-Lorenzi, Universidade de São Paulo; Monica Sesma-Vazquez, University of Calgary; Karl Tomm, University of Calgary; Joaquin Gaete, University of Calgary; Ines Sametband, Mount Royal University; & Tanya Mudry, University of Calgary.

4. Relational disquiets and Social Cultural Interpersonal Patterns: family therapists & actions on navigating different cultural understandings.

Ines Sametband, Mount Royal University; Joaquin Gaete, University of Calgary; Zoe Say, Mount Royal University; Natalie McCallum, Mount Royal University; Carla Guanaes-Lorenzi, Universidade de São Paulo; Monica Sesma, University of Calgary; Karl Tomm, University of Calgary; & Tanya Mudry, University of Calgary.


Room: Foothills


1. Conversations about Cat Superpowers. Inviting clients with trauma histories into a reflective therapeutic space. How sharing clinical notes allows clients increase their wellbeing.

Keith Oulton & Ariel Sanders*, UK *Ariel is a Pen name 

2. Flying Kites, Changing Plans: Exploring and Editing the Kite of Life with Newcomer Families in Winnipeg.

Sara Warkentin, Dunja Kovacevic, Nadiah Sidik, & Kristin Millar, University of Winnipeg, Canada 

3. Reconnecting with the Zen-like spirit: The story of Winter.

Sharon S. K. Leung 

4. "A Tender Letter I was not Prepared for:" Using Therapeutic Documents During Client Transfers.

Crys Vincent, Calgary Narrative Collective, Canada


Poster sessions (Friday/Sat 12:30-1:00pm):

1. Developing ways of acknowledging the people's actions of social and psychological resistance in difficult times: The checklist "Fala aí!" 

Lùcia Helena Abdalla & Alice Guimarães, Recycling Minds Institute, Brazil

2. The Disquieted Experience of Applied Empowerment & Strengths Based Theories in Family Therapy.

Alycia Berg, MSW, RSW, Calgary, Canada

3. An Episode of Your Life: Rich Narrative Engagement With Episodic Stories.

Julie Stewart, Tiffany Sostar, Ian Myhra, MSW Alberta Health Services, Jyotsna Uppal Phd, and Sonia Hoffman MNTC

4. Bringing forth relational understanding and reducing suffering of refugee families: harnessing generativities with interpreters.

Serena Makowecki, R. Psych., Kathleen Bragas, Provisional R. Psych., & Amanda Carbajal, Provisional R. Psych., Canada

5. Bringing forth a generative on how a solution to relational disquietness can be to reject a societal discourse of drinking and alcohol with control.

Siw Tønnessen, Phd student, Trude Klevan*, assistant professor, USN, & Ottar Ness*, professor, NTNU, Norway. *supervisors.

6. Introducing family interview to Japanese psychiatrists who are not familiar with or positive for it.

Yasuko Fuse-Nagase, University Health Center, Ibaraki University, Shinichi, Nakamura, Nakamura Psychotherapy Institute, Toshiyuki Watanabe, Watanabe Clinic/ Takasaki Nishiguchi Psychotherapy Training Room, & Yuriko Morino, Narimasu Kousei Hospital, Narimasu Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Japan

7. Narrative Inquiry of Dance Based Narrative Therapy as a Non-pharmaceutical Intervention for People with Dementia: A Practice Field of Relational Responsibility.

YinHui Hong, Ph.D., CMA & Chieh-Yu Hsu, M.S., University of Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

8. But aren't you pissed? I'd be pissed!: How disquiet does and does not show up at the end of a marriage.

Michelle Kennedy, MC, R. Psych., Edmonton, Canada

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