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6th Pelvic Health Symposium – May 2019

May 3, 2019
Registration Information
  • Register before
    March 22nd, 2019
    for early bird pricing

  • Regular Course Price:
    after March 22nd, 2019

Please note:

To register for this course, please download the following registration forms in pdf format and email it to info@pelvichealthsolutions.ca or fax it to 888-653-4533

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Symposium Registration May 2019

The 6th Pelvic Health Solution’s Symposium will give you an exceptional conference experience, and will enrich your theoretical and practical knowledge of pelvic health.

If your patient has a pelvis, you will benefit from this conference! You don’t have to be a practicing internal pelvic health therapist in order to profit from this one-day conference.

Learn the science, critical reasoning and inter-disciplinary approaches needed to fully understand the direction that pelvic health is taking in your community, provincially, nationally and internationally.

Besides great programming and educational opportunities, conferences are where new friendships are made and new business gets developed. It is a place to build new connections with a multi-disciplinary community in a different way than a weekend class does.

More speakers & descriptions coming soon!


Suicidality in Urologic Disease for Men and Women – Dr. Dean Tripp

In this presentation Dr. Tripp will be highlighting the prevalence of suicide risk in patients suffering from Interstitial Cystitis, Prostate Cancer, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He will also provide interesting insights into the suicidality models that help us understand such behaviour. Particular emphasis will be placed on predictive and protective factors ranging from depression to assessments of resilience. These clinically relevant data will be discussed in regard to current treatment options such as cognitive behavioural therapy and interventions such as de-catastrophizing.


Integrating CBT into Clinical Practice – Lara Desrosiers

Lara Desrosiers will provide a summary of the upcoming Pelvic Health Solution’s course, CBT skills for distressing physical symptoms. Participants will learn about the evidence to support the use of CBT for chronic pelvic pain and other distressing symptoms related to pelvic health. We will discuss how thoughts and beliefs about symptoms can support OR stall recovery and how our language as health providers can serve to re-enforce maladaptive beliefs OR promote hope and healing


Sex & Pain Postpartum: The Bigger Picture – Tynan Rhea

Sexual health is so much more than just how our bodies work, how we feel, or the state of our relationships. Pain with sex can have a domino effect across a person’s quality of life, especially during the unique stresses of the postpartum period. What do you do when your client has needs outside of your scope of practice?

In this presentation, learn how to apply Tynan’s Sexual Self Model in practical ways to:

  • Incorporate basic sex education into your practice (that will make big differences!)
  • Screen for compounding sexual health factors
  • Make educated referrals and provide up-to-date resources




Dr. Dean Tripp

Dean Tripp completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology at Dalhousie University, holding several university positions before joining Queen’s University in 2001. Dr. Tripp is currently Professor in the Department of Psychology, and cross appointed to Anesthesiology and Urology at Queen’s. He has been nationally and locally awarded for his excellence in teaching and research (e.g., Excellence in Interprofessional Pain from the Canadian Pain Society; Frank Knox Award for Excellence in Teaching). His research has focused on pain and psychosocial factors associated with adjustment within various patient populations (Chronic Pelvic Pain, Prostate Cancer, Perioperative Pain, Adjustment following Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease). Dr. Tripp has published over 80 peer-reviewed publications & chapters, 5 treatment manuals, has developed 14 annual Pain Education events in Kingston (CME accredited), has presented his research in many national and international forums, and has consulted around the world on clinical research, patient engagement, and how organizations can use Positive Psychology to improve productivity.


Lara Desrosiers

Lara is an Occupational Therapist who has worked in community mental health settings since graduating from McMaster University in 2009. She has a passion for mental health and several years of experience addressing mental illness, trauma, and addiction using occupational therapy frameworks, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other psychotherapeutic strategies. While navigating her own journey with pelvic floor dysfunction, Lara realized the value of applying these strategies in the field of pelvic health and discovered the abundant evidence supporting this application.

Currently, Lara is an Occupational Therapist at Homewood Health Centre where she is an advocate for integrating pain education and programming into mental health care. Lara also operates a private practice (Pelvic Resilience) with a mission of supporting individuals experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction and/or persistent pain to address symptoms, manage distress, and navigate each unique experience in a way that promotes whole person wellness.


Tynan Rhea

Tynan Rhea is a queer, nonbinary settler with German and Czechoslovakian ancestry. Tynan has a private practice in Tkaronto (Toronto) as a sexual health counselor, educator, and aromatherapist. Tynan developed and teaches the Sex & Birth course for Doula Training Canada and is the founder of PostpartumSex.com. Tynan approaches their practice from sex-positive, queer & trans-affirming, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and feminist frameworks. You can find Tynan on Facebook, Instagram @TynanRhea or TynanRhea.com