These sessions are specifically for educators that have completed the online EASE training AND are currently directly teaching EASE lessons in their classroom. If you would like to attend and haven’t yet completed the training, please complete the training independently at https://healthymindsbc.gov.bc.ca/ease-online/ and attend the next session in April.
Each session will have a different focus area. You may attend one, two or three sessions.
If you have questions about EASE implementation, how or when to use certain strategies, or troubleshooting particular lessons this is the forum where Dr. Juliana Negreiros, one of the key contributors to the EASE content, can respond. She can also address how to create supportive spaces in the classroom for students who have problematic anxiety. Please keep in mind that EASE is about addressing everyday anxiety in the classroom. If you have students that have a diagnosis and/or a care team please work with the school counsellor, school-based team and care team involved.
Dr. Juliana Negreiros is a registered psychologist and researcher who has extensive experience working with children and youth with anxiety, OCD, and behavioural difficulties. She received her master's and doctoral degrees in School Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She has recently completed a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Provincial OCD Program at the British Columbia Children's Hospital. Dr. Juliana has published peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and has provided in-service training on anxiety, OCD, and cognitive and academic functioning. As a consultant to and collaborator with Anxiety Canada, Dr. Juliana was a key content contributor to developing a province-wide package for educators designed to support students manage everyday anxiety. These resources, called EASE (Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators), are based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) principles and align directly with the BC Ministry of Education curriculum. Currently, Dr. Juliana runs a private practice in Port Moody, where she conducts psycho-educational assessments and provides mental health treatment to children, youth, and their families.