Coming Events

Want to keep track of events relevant to the discipline and profession of psychology in a national calendar? Look no further. The CPA maintains a calendar of upcoming events as a service to the community. Keep your agendas open and mark your calendars! If you would like to advertise your event, please contact us. 

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Chronological Listing of Events


April 18th, 2017

First Public Presentation of the Gifted Index

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    Dr. Linda Kreger Silverman, a psychologist who specializes in assessing gifted and twice exceptional children (gifted children with learning disabilities) has worked closely with WISC IQ test constructors. On April 18th, Dr. Silverman will be offering a workshop for Canadian psychologists through the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC), introducing the Expanded General Ability Index (EGAI) of the WISC-V. She envisioned this “Gifted Index” a few months ago, and Pearson Assessments created norms for it. They were just released today. The index is composed of four verbal, two visual-spatial and two mathematical subtests that differentiate between gifted and matched controls, according to research conducted by Pearson staff. The Full Scale IQ score of the WISC-V misses many gifted children because it includes measures of memory, processing speed and eye-hand coordination. Twice exceptional children are particularly at risk for being overlooked for needed services when the Full Scale IQ score is employed in coding them. This will be the first public presentation of the Gifted Index.

May 18th and 19th, 2017

University of Ottawa 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in Psychology (ICP)

    The University of Ottawa will be hosting its 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in Psychology (ICP). This conference is of interest to researchers from any discipline whose research relates to psychology. We welcome submissions from student researchers (undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral), academics, and community researchers. The organization committee welcomes submissions related to the interdisciplinary aspects of psychology and cross-disciplinary research related to psychology.

    This international, peer-reviewed conference will take place on May 18th and 19th, 2017. We will be accepting abstract submissions until February 25th, 2017 (11:59PM EST).

    For more information about submissions and about the conference, please visit

June 5th-9th, 2017

Forensic Training Academy and ConCEPT Professional Training present Summer Training Institute 2017 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City

    Forensic Training Academy Location: John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City

    Url for registration and more details

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    Forensic Training Academy and ConCEPT Professional Training present: Summer Training Institute 2017 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    June 5th-9th, 2017 | 08:30AM - 04:30PM
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice (New York City)
    Join us for our Summer Training Institute to be held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in midtown Manhattan. Summer Training Institute is 5 days of mix-and-match workshops presented by internationally recognized experts in forensic mental health.
    Build your practice and expand your skill set with professional training by: Drs. David DeMatteo, John F. Edens, William Foote, David Martindale, and Martin Sellbom.

    Select from 1- and 2- workshops to meet your practice needs. This 5 day professional training opportunity is perfect for forensic mental health professionals, legal professionals, law enforcement & correctional professionals, forensic evaluators, and those wishing to add forensic evaluation to their clinical practice. All workshops are CE approved by the Canadian Psychological Association.

    • Interviewing, Report Writing, and Testifying in Child Custody Cases presented by: Dr. David Martindale
    • Forensic & Correctional Applications of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) presented by: Dr. John Edens
    • Evidence for Forensic Mental Health Professionals presented by: Dr. David DeMatteo
    • Psychological Evaluation in Personal Injury And Civil Rights Cases presented by: Dr. William Foote
    • Personality Assessment in Forensic Evaluation using the MMPI-2-RF presented by: Dr. Martin Sellbom
      • Professional training by internationally recognized experts in forensic mental health
      • Evidence-based best practices, relevant research outcomes, clinical applications
      • Build the knowledge, skill set, & expertise to take your practice to the next level
      • Student discount of 50% available after May 15
      • Lunch and am/pm refreshments included
    For more information, agenda, speakers and to register, please click here

    For more information please contact at:

    Phone: 888.709.4448 (Dr. Patricia Zapf)

June 8 – 10, 2017

2017 CPA National Convention and CPA Marketplace Trade Show

    Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
    Join the CPA and more than 1,800 of your peers and colleagues from coast to coast, at Canada's largest learning, sharing and networking event dedicated to those engaged in the science, practice and education of psychology in Canada - The CPA National Convention and CPA Marketplace trade show.

    The Canadian Psychological Associati-on (CPA) is the national association for the science, practice & education of psychology in Canada, and hosts an annual convention that averages between 1,600 – 1,900 scientists & practitioners of psychology. Over 7,000 members and affiliates make CPA the largest association for psychology in Canada.

June 29-30, 2017

2017 Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (SCAP 2017)

    Location: Singapore

    2017 Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (SCAP 2017), organized by East Asia Research and supported by Hong Kong Shue Yan University and Singapore University of Technology and Design will be held in the cosmopolitan city of Singapore. We invite researchers & practitioners from all fields of psychology research & practice to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Applied Psychology.

    You are invited to attend and participate in this annual international conference which offer numerous opportunities to share your ideas, applications experiences and to establish business or research relations for future collaboration.

    Join us for this exciting Conference in Singapore from 29th to 30th June 2017.

Wednesday – Friday, July 12th – 14th, 2017

The DBT Skills: A Three Day Training – Vancouver

    Location: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver BC
    The skills taught in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) contain an array of strategies designed to help people struggling in life lead happier and more productive lives. The most widely researched treatment for problems characteristic of Borderline Personality Disorder (including recurrent suicidal and self-harming behaviours), DBT teaches a variety of concrete skills for helping people be more mindful, better tolerate distress, improve interpersonal relationships, and effectively manage emotions. These skills are increasingly being used to assist people also struggling with a variety of other mental health problems, including substance abuse, eating disorders, and treatment resistant depression.

    This 3 day training will cover the majority of the skills taught in DBT skills groups and can be used with clients both individually and in group settings. Using a variety of teaching strategies, including didactics, video and audio clips, role-plays, and experiential exercises, this workshop will provide mental health professionals with an assortment of skills they can use in better assisting their clients.

    Download the poster and registration form

August 21-23, 2017

Decepticon : The 2nd International Conference on Deceptive Behavior

October 27 - 29, 2017

The 13th Annual CADDRA ADHD Conference and Pre-conference Events

    Location: Hilton Quebec, Quebec City, QC.
    This meeting will address many topics and issues of interest to you as a clinician or researcher working in the field of ADHD. The conference is preceded by the 4th Annual ADHD Research Day and ADHD Institute workshops.

    CADDRA Conference
    October 28 - 29

    The 2017 Scientific Committee has developed an exciting program that includes diverse key note presentations and a choice of seminars and workshops. Sessions will include internationally known speakers, seminars on evidence-based practice and practical workshops. While conference keynote talks and many of the workshops and seminars will be in English only, a minimum of two workshops or seminars will be presented in French at each break-out session.
    Les discussions suite aux conférences CADDRA de même que la majorité des ateliers et des séminaires seront en anglais seulement. Cependant, au moins deux ateliers ou séminaires seront présentés en français lors de chaque séance de discussion.

    Pre-conference Events
    October 28
    Research Day

    The 4th Annual Research Day will include a keynote presentation and talks from independent, trainee and student researchers working on topics related to ADHD. The format encourages networking and exchange of ideas among researchers. The day will finish with a poster presentation and reception. Oral presentations at the Research Day will be in English only, but poster submissions are invited in either English or French.
    Les présentations orales lors de la Journée de la recherche seront en anglais seulement, mais les soumissions d’affiches peuvent être faites en anglais ou en français.

    ADHD Institute
    Small group interactive workshops on child and adolescent ADHD and adult ADHD will be offered at introductory and advanced levels.