Psychotherapist Gloria Segovia

Gloria Segovia, MSW, RSW, SFBT, CRPO, GOTTMAN CERT (In motion) EFT (In motion)

Gloria Segovia, psychotherapist in Toronto and Orangeville, Ontario

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Asist LivingWorks suicide prevention training

Gloria Segovia is a Dual-language (English & Spanish) Registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Social Worker

With over 14-years’ experience, Gloria Segovia is experienced in providing clinical social work & psychotherapy to children, youth, families, and couples. She has worked in private practice as well as in the hospital sector, and supervises masters level social work students in their practicum through York University.

Gloria is a couple’s therapist as well as an addiction, anxiety and depression specialist who draws on Evidence base models such as, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Gottman Couples Counselling in her work.

Almost everybody remembers the “moment” they fell in love. It was wonderful; surely it would last forever. But as the years drift by, that magical feeling gives way to doubt, confusion, and finally despair, anger and betrayal. How is it that marriage, which is universally approached with such optimism, leads so frequently to conflict and disillusionment?
Utilizing Gottman’s Sound Relationship House Theory, Gloria Explores:

  • Fondness and Admiration (Respect for each other)
  • Turning towards your partner (not away from)
  • Trust and Commitment
  • Communication (Speaker and Listener Roles)
  • Increased Intimacy
  • Conflict Resolution/Management (Fair Fighting Techniques)
  • Creating Shared meaning in the relationship
  • Alliance of Future Goals within the Relationship
  • Applying the Quantitative measures of the Gottman questionnaire

Gloria has obtained her Gottman level one and two certification and is currently in the process of completing her level three certification.

LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid.

ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.

Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, and over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop. Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide.

What are the learning goals of ASIST, Applied Suicide Intervention Training?

Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:
• Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
• Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
• Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
• Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
• Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care
Workshop features:
• Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers
• A scientifically proven intervention model
• Powerful audiovisual learning aids
• Group discussions
• Skills practice and development
• A balance of challenge and safety


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