Adapt to Challenges & Develop Resilience

Presented by: 
Steve Baik of the Canadian Mental Health Association
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 11:30am
Point Grey Campus
Student Union Building, 6138 Student Union Blvd. – Room 214/216 (2nd Floor)
AAPS’ Thrive Week Event. The AAPS PD Program is provided exclusively to AAPS members at no upfront cost.


Program Summary

Focus Area: Workplace Skills/Personal Development

In celebration of Thrive Week, AAPS will be presenting two back-to-back Lunch & Learns designed to increase your awareness of workplace mental health issues, and improve your resiliency. Sign-up for one or both of these informative sessions, and take some time for your health.


These sessions are designed for AAPS members who would like an introduction to workplace mental issues and are interested in tips to improve their resilience in challenging situations.

Session A: Adapting to Challenges — Responding with Respect

At the end of this session participants will

  • Be able to recognize the difference between mental illness and mental health.
  • Understand the effects of mental illness on communication.
  • Identify ways of adapting to situations to increase effective communication and the desired results.

Session B: Developing a Resilient Mind in Tough Times

At the end of this session participant will

  • Learn a variety of tips for strengthening emotional well-being
  • Be able to define emotional resilience and distinguish four types of support
  • Be able to initiate a format for goal-setting and generate a list of personal wellness tools
  • Understand health benefits of laughter and mindfulness meditation

About your facilitator

Steve Baik, MCP, RCC, is a Community educator from Canadian Mental Health Association, Vancouver-Burnaby Branch. He is also a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors. He received his Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology and a B.A. degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University. Steve values diversity and enjoys working with a variety of different populations. In addition to his work at CMHA and his private practice in Burnaby, he also regularly facilitates psychoeducational groups. He has provided many workshops on topics such as healthy living, self-care, parenting, relationship and cross-cultural issues.

Event Details

Adapt to Challenges & Develop Resilience — AAPS' Thrive Week Event              
Presented by Steve Baik of the Canadian Mental Health Association
Wednesday November 6, 2013
11:30am – 12:30pm: Adapt to Challenges
12:30pm – 1:45pm: Develop Resilience
Point Grey Campus
Student Union Building, 6138 Student Union Boulevard [MAP]
Room 214/216 (2nd Floor

To Register

Register for both sessions, 11:30am – 1:45pm

Register for Adapt to Challenges, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Register for Develop Resilience, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Cancellations: Please remember all events are costly to set up, even those which are offered at no charge. If you do not anticipate attending the session to registered for, please cancel in a timely manner by emailing We encourage you to contact us with any questions about the AAPS PD Program.

Photography: Please be advised that photos may be taken at this event for use in AAPS communications materials.