Our Force, Awakened

Provincial Conference, Friday, October 27, 2017


Spatz Theatre, Citadel High School
1855 Trollope Street, Halifax

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Friday, October 27  
8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.  Registration
8:45 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. Welcome/Housekeeping
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome from NSTU - Betty Jean Aucoin
9:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Session #1: 
Sue Smiley
"The struggle is real:  From grief to growth"
10:40 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. Nutrition Break
11:10 a.m. - 12:00 noon Session #2
Barry McClatchey
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. NSSCA Annual General Meeting
1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Session #3
Maynard Morrison
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Darlene Kyte
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
 2:45 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Closing remarks and prizes


Delta Halifax
1990 Barrington Street, Halifax NS B3J 1P2


(PLEASE NOTE:  Proof of NSTU membership is required to obtain NSTU rate at the above hotels.)

Downtown Halifax Parking


Registration Information

Fees include NSSCA membership

Conference Fee: $95.00 (includes NSSCA professional membership)
Substitutes: $75.00
Full-Time Students & Retirees: $55.00

As per NSTU Operational Procedure 14(e)(iii): receipts of payment and attendance will not be distributed until the conference has concluded.

Contact Information

Martia MacLean
nsscaconference@nstu.ca or mnmaclean@nstu.ca

Session #1: Sue Smiley


Sue Smiley - Sue Smiley is smiley by name, smiley by nature.

Her joy comes from a deep love of teaching, learning, counselling, and consulting.

Sue has an Honors Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Counselling.

She teaches full time in the School of Health and Human Services (Nova Scotia Community College) and is an adjunct professor in the School of Education at Acadia University where she teaches Grief Counselling. In clinical practice since 1998 specializing in areas of loss and grief, Sue is a strong advocate for demystifying grief and rescuing it from pathology. Her philosophy of practice sees grief as natural, inevitable, and transformative.

Session #2: Barry McClatchey

Barry McClatchey Co-Director of the Halifax Brief Therapy Centre

Barry McClatchey, MSW, RSW is a clinical social worker who specializes in solution focused practices. For the last fifteen years, he has been engaged in training, teaching and supervising individuals and organizations who wish to incorporate solution focused practices into their work. Most recently, he was the co-chair of the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association's annual international conference which was held in Halifax in 2016.


Session #3:  Maynard Morrison

A former fine arts teacher at Sydney Academy, is a founding member of the Rise And Follies of Cape Breton Island and Cape Breton Summertime Revue and for the past three years has directed the very successful revival, Cape Breton Summertime Revue – Next Generation.

For several years, Maynard was part of the very funny group with the beautiful harmonies, The Fabulous Doorknobs, appearing on concert and festival stages on both Canadian coasts.  For ten years, Maynard was a favourite of the Ha!ifax Comedy Festival. He has appeared on radio, television and stages from Glace Bay to Vancouver. Maynard is an accomplished stage director and a popular event emcee, specializing in the art of the ad lib.   For the past ten years, Maynard has starred with his wife, Bette MacDonald, in Tis The Season, a live hit comedy show that celebrates all things Christmas, Cape Breton style. Coming up is tour number 11 for this show that, for many, has become an unmissable holiday tradition


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You may register utilizing any email account.

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