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2017


Alberta

Throughout February

Psychologists Association of Alberta display board and Psychology Month Materials

Various locations in Alberta will display PAA and Psychology Month materials

For more information, visit: http://www.psychologistsassociation.ab.ca/ieadmin/files/2017_Psychology_Month_Events_I.pdf.


British Columbia

February 2, 2017
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

West Vancouver, BC

North Shore Jewish Community Centre
1305 Taylor Way

Learning in Children and Teens: When to be Concerned and What To Do

Dr. Susan Siklos and Dr. Kimberley Da Silva

For more information, visit: http://www.psychologists.bc.ca/blog/free-psychology-month-talks-february-2017.

February 4, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Vancouver, BC

VPL (Kensington Branch)
1428 Cedar Cottage Mews

Stress & Coping (in Arabic)

Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat

For more information, visit: http://www.psychologists.bc.ca/blog/free-psychology-month-talks-february-2017.

February 6, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Kelowna, BC

ORL (Kelowna Branch)
1380 Ellis Street

Overcoming Trauma

Dr. Kim Dawson

For more information, visit: http://www.psychologists.bc.ca/blog/free-psychology-month-talks-february-2017.

February 6, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Vancouver, BC

Hillcrest Community Centre
4575 Clancy Loranger Way

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat

For more information, visit: http://www.psychologists.bc.ca/blog/free-psychology-month-talks-february-2017.

February 7, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Surrey, BC

Guildford Library
15105 105th Avenue

Caregiving

Dr. Rachel Mallory

For more information, visit: http://www.psychologists.bc.ca/blog/free-psychology-month-talks-february-2017.

February 9, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Vancouver, BC

VPL (South Hill Branch)
227-6076 Fraser Street

Healthy Minds, Healthy Families (in English and Punjabi)

Dr. Amritpal Shergill and Dr. Kamaljit Sidhu

For more information, visit: http://www.psychologists.bc.ca/blog/free-psychology-month-talks-february-2017.

February 20, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Kelowna, BC

ORL (Kelowna Branch)
1380 Ellis Street

The Single Biggest Cause of Mental Health Problems

Dr. Eric Kuelker

For more information, visit: http://www.psychologists.bc.ca/blog/free-psychology-month-talks-february-2017.

February 21, 2017
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Vancouver, BC

VPL (Renfrew Branch)
2969 East 22nd Avenue

Growth, Attachment, Loss & Separation (in Cantonese)

Dr. Audrey Ho

For more information, visit: http://www.psychologists.bc.ca/blog/free-psychology-month-talks-february-2017.

February 23, 2017
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Surrey, BC

Strawberry Hill Library
7399 122nd Street

Healthy Minds, Healthy Families (in English and Punjabi)

Dr. Amritpal Shergill and Dr. Kamaljit Sidhu

For more information, visit: http://www.psychologists.bc.ca/blog/free-psychology-month-talks-february-2017.

February 23, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Vancouver, BC

VPL (Central Branch)
350 West Georgia Street

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat

For more information, visit: http://www.psychologists.bc.ca/blog/free-psychology-month-talks-february-2017.

February 23, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Vancouver

VPL (Kitsilano Branch)
2425 MacDonald Street

Beyond Judgement

Dr. Noah Susswein

For more information, visit: http://www.psychologists.bc.ca/blog/free-psychology-month-talks-february-2017.

February 27, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Kelowna, BC

ORL (Kelowna Branch)
1380 Ellis Street

Psychological Benefits of Spending Time with Dogs

Dr. Kim Dawson

For more information, visit: http://www.psychologists.bc.ca/blog/free-psychology-month-talks-february-2017.


Manitoba


New Brunswick

February 15, 2017
6:00 p.m.

Saint John, NB

Saint John Public Library

Debunking Myths about PTSD

Dr. Jane Walsh, Dr. Theresa Fitzgerald and Ms. Carmen Bodkyn

For more information, visit http://cpnb.ca/# or check out CPNB Psychology on Facebook and Twitter..

February 15, 2017
6:00 p.m.

Moncton, NB

Moncton Public Library

Thriving with Adult ADHD: The Science of Feeling Good!

Graeme Dyck, Resilience Psychological Services

For more information, visit http://cpnb.ca/# or check out CPNB Psychology on Facebook and Twitter.

February 15, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Rothesay, NB

Fairvale Elementary School

Mindfulness for Children and Adolescents

Danny Miles, M.A. (Resident in Psychology)

For more information, visit http://cpnb.ca/# or check out CPNB Psychology on Facebook and Twitter..

February 20, 2017

Memramcook, NB

Memramcook l'école Abbey-Landry à Memramcook

Développer la résilience pour une meilleure gestion de l’anxiété chez les enfants et les jeunes

Manon Porelle et Dre Monique Savoie

For more information, visit http://cpnb.ca/# or check out CPNB Psychology on Facebook and Twitter..

February 22, 2017
6:00 p.m.

Saint John, NB

Saint John Library

Resurrection Ferns: Resiliency, Art, and Meaning Constructs Among Survivors of Trauma or Difficult Life Events

Ayalah Aylyn

For more information, visit http://cpnb.ca/# or check out CPNB Psychology on Facebook and Twitter..

February 26, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Fredericton, NB

Charlotte Street Art Center Downtown Fredericton

From PTSD to Positive Psychology

Heather Roxborough

For more information, visit http://cpnb.ca/# or check out CPNB Psychology on Facebook and Twitter..

February 28, 2017

Dieppe, NB

école à déterminer

Développer la résilience pour une meilleure gestion de l’anxiété chez les enfants et les jeunes

Manon Porelle et Dre Monique Savoie

For more information, visit http://cpnb.ca/# or check out CPNB Psychology on Facebook and Twitter..


Newfoundland and Labrador


Northwest Territories


Nova Scotia

February 9, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Sydney, NS

McConnell Library

Own Your Wellness: Practical Strategies to Manage Stress

Harman Singh, R. Psych will be discussing the simple and practical strategies to prevent everyday stress.

For more information, visit: http://apns.ca/#Public.

February 12, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Bedford, Nova Scotia

Bedford Library

Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion

Jackie Milner, R. Psych will conduct this workshop on self-compassion.

For more information, visit: http://apns.ca/#Public.

February 13, 2017
6:30 p.m.

Halifax, NS

Halifax Central Library, Spring Garden Rd., Room 301

Adult ADHD

Bonnie Waugh, R. Psych. and Diana Cassie, R. Psych. will review ADHD and strategies for managing symptoms.

For more information, visit: http://apns.ca/#Public.

February 19, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Halifax, NS

QEII RBC Theatre

Film and Panel discussion of Silver Linings Playbook

Panelists include Jacqueline Cohen, R. Psych., Vicky Wolfe, R. Psych. to discuss the psychology themes of the movie Silver Linings Playbook.

For more information, visit: http://apns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/PSYCHOLOGY-MONTH-2017-Public-Screening-Silver-Linings-Playbook-1.pdf.

February 21, 2017
5:30 p.m.

Sydney, NS

YMCA, 366 Charlotte Street

Healthy Mind-Healthy Body

Harman Singh, R. Psych. will lead this interactive discussion focused on recognizing and managing everyday stress.

For more information, visit: http://apns.ca/#Public.

February 21, 2017
6:30 p.m.

Halifax, NS

Halifax Central Library, Spring Garden Rd., Room 301

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep: Coping with Insomnia

J.O. Durup, R. Psych. will cover the role of sleep in our physical and emotional health and teach steps to improve sleep.

For more information, visit: http://apns.ca/#Public.

February 21, 2017
6:30 p.m.

Kentville, NS

Kentville Library

Understanding and Helping Children Cope with Anxiety

R. Elaine Campbell, R. Psych. will discuss ways to help children cope with and better control anxiety.

For more information, visit: http://apns.ca/#Public.

February 21, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Dartmouth, NS

Alderney Library

Child and Adolescent Anxiety – What It Is and What Parents Can Do to Help

Daniel Chorney, R. Psych. will present on anxiety in children and teens and the evidence-based treatment for anxiety.

For more information, visit: http://apns.ca/#Public.

February 22, 2017
12:00 p.m.

Yarmouth, NS

Yarmouth Library, Program Room

How to Get More ZZZs: Tips on overcoming poor sleep

Shelly Goodwin, R. Psych. will discuss insomnia, the common things we do to keep us up at night and how to change them.

For more information, visit: http://apns.ca/#Public.

February 22, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Sydney, NS

McConnell Library

Staying in the Driver’s Seat When Emotions Flare

Danielle Shelley, R. Psych will cover the purpose of emotions, how to be more in control of your emotions and how to protect yourself from losing control.

For more information, visit: http://apns.ca/#Public.

February 28, 2017
6:30 p.m.

Halifax, NS

Halifax Central Library, Spring Garden Rd., Room 301

A Holistic and Collaborative Perspective to Anxiety and Stress Management

Andrea Cook, R. Psych. will simplify how our systems interact to cause anxiety and improve resiliency. Comic-relief and yoga therapy demonstration included.

For more information, visit: http://apns.ca/#Public.

February 28, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Dartmouth, NS

Alderney Library

Striking a Balance: The Importance of Self Care

Amber Fougere, R. Psych. will explore what self-care looks like, and learn some practical ways to take care of oneself to achieve psychological health/well-being.

For more information, visit: http://apns.ca/#Public.


Nunavut


Ontario

February 2, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Hamilton, ON

Westdale Branch
Hamilton Public Library
955 King Street West

The Dog Ate my Homework: Better Solutions to Dealing with Procrastination

Do you struggle with procrastination? (Or know someone who does?) This talk will explain where procrastination comes from, what maintains it, and some tips for starting to change procrastination habits.

Eleanor Donegan, Ph.D. and Christie Yao, Ph.D.

For more information, visit: http://www.hpl.ca/season/all/psychology-month

February 4, 2017
10:00 a.m.

Hamilton, ON

Central Library
Hamilton Public Library
55 York Boulevard

Taking Control of Pain: Strategies for Managing and Coping with Chronic Pain

Are you or a loved one dealing with chronic pain? This educational talk will focus on the nature of chronic pain and discuss resources for coping and managing with chronic pain.

Matilda Nowakowski, Ph.D., C.Psych. and Linette Savage, M.Sc.

For more information, visit: http://www.hpl.ca/season/all/psychology-month

February 6, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Hamilton, ON

Turner Park Branch
Hamilton Public Library
352 Rymal Road East

Tackling Anxiety: Strategies for Managing and Coping with Anxiety

Anxiety is a common emotion that is often experienced in response to stressful or threatening situations and life events. Join us for a discussion about strategies and techniques to effectively cope with anxiety.

Matilda Nowakowski, Ph.D., C.Psych. and Elizabeth Pawluk, Ph.D.

For more information, visit: http://www.hpl.ca/season/all/psychology-month

February 11, 2017
10:30 a.m.

Hamilton, ON

Turner Park Branch
Hamilton Public Library
352 Rymal Road East

Assertiveness

Do you struggle with being assertive? (Or know someone who does?) In this talk we will discuss the characteristics of effective assertive communication, how this communication differs from passive or aggressive communication, and provide practical strategies on how to address/overcome barriers to assertive communication.

Eleanor Donegan, Ph.D., C.Psych. and Karen Auyeung, M.Sc.

For more information, visit: http://www.hpl.ca/season/all/psychology-month

February 11, 2017
11:30 a.m.

Hamilton, ON

Terryberry Branch
Hamilton Public Library
100 Mohawk Road West

Memory and Aging

Are you concerned about your memory? Learn about normal memory changes with age and practical strategies to improve everyday memory.

Elmar Gardizi, Ph.D., and Linette Savage, M.Sc.

For more information, visit: http://www.hpl.ca/season/all/psychology-month

February 16, 2017
6:30 p.m.

Hamilton, ON

Central Library
Hamilton Public Library
55 York Boulevard

Memory and Aging

Are you concerned about your memory? Learn about normal memory changes with age and practical strategies to improve everyday memory.

Elmar Gardizi, Ph.D., and Linette Savage, M.Sc.

For more information, visit: http://www.hpl.ca/season/all/psychology-month

February 16, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Hamilton, ON

Sherwood Branch
Hamilton Public Library
467 Upper Ottawa Street

Boosting Relationship Satisfaction

Have you ever wondered what leads to great relationships? We will discuss why some couples have difficulty in their relationships and will learn key strategies for boosting relationship satisfaction.

Philippe Shnaider, Ph.D., C.Psych (Supervised Practice) & Meredith Landy, M.A.

For more information, visit: http://www.hpl.ca/season/all/psychology-month

February 16, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Hamilton, ON

Terryberry Branch
Hamilton Public Library
100 Mohawk Road West

Being Mindful: The Basic of Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation has been shown to have numerous benefits. It can prevent depression, reduce anxiety, help people manage stress, and even improve immune system functioning. This talk will cover the basics of mindfulness, including how you might integrate it into your own life.

Stephanie Waechter, Ph.D., C.Psych. and Colleen Merrifeld, Ph.D., C.Psych.

For more information, visit: http://www.hpl.ca/season/all/psychology-month

February 21, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Hamilton, ON

Westdale Branch
Hamilton Public Library
955 King Street West

Perfect of Progress? An educational Session on Perfectionism

Although setting high expectations can be a good thing, striving for perfection can become a problem for some people. In this educational session, we will discuss a) how to identify if perfectionism has become a problem for you, and b) resources for what to do about it.

Dubravka Gavric, Ph.D., C.Psych., Karen Zhang, M.Sc., and Rose Robbins, B.A.

For more information, visit: http://www.hpl.ca/season/all/psychology-month

February 23, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Hamilton, ON

Sherwood Branch
Hamilton Public Library
467 Upper Ottawa Street

Managing Big Emotions

Do you feel like your emotions sometimes control you? Are they overwhelming and difficult to manage? Join us to learn about the function of emotions and practical strategies to help manage how you feel and cope with difficult situations!

Katherine Holshausen, M.Sc. and Karen Auyeung, M.Sc.

For more information, visit: http://www.hpl.ca/season/all/psychology-month

February 23, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Hamilton, ON

Turner Park Branch
Hamilton Public Library
352 Rymal Road East

Being Mindful: The Basic of Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation has been shown to have numerous benefits. It can prevent depression, reduce anxiety, help people manage stress, and even improve immune system functioning. This talk will cover the basics of mindfulness, including how you might integrate it into your own life.

Stephanie Waechter, Ph.D., C.Psych. and Colleen Merrifeld, Ph.D., C.Psych.

For more information, visit: http://www.hpl.ca/season/all/psychology-month

February 25, 2017
11:00 a.m.

Hamilton, ON

Central Library
Hamilton Public Library
55 York Boulevard

Managing Big Emotions

Do you feel like your emotions sometimes control you? Are they overwhelming and difficult to manage? Join us to learn about the function of emotions and practical strategies to help manage how you feel and cope with difficult situations!

Katherine Holshausen, M.Sc. and Karen Auyeung, M.Sc.

For more information, visit: http://www.hpl.ca/season/all/psychology-month


Prince Edward Island


Quebec


Saskatchewan


Yukon