Archive of News & Events for Psychology Month in previous years. 

 

2016 Events (click to expand)


February 2, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Calgary, AB

Upper Track, Jack Simpson Gym
University of Calgary

The University of Calgary Career Expo

Dr. Brent Macdonald will be at the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta booth to talk about career opportunities in psychology.

For more information, visit the event webpage.

February 19, 2016
8:00-4:00 p.m.

Calgary, AB

Alberta Children’s Hospital
4th Floor Conference Area
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW

Alberta Health Services Case Presentation and Research Day

Full-day workshop for addictions, mental health, and allied health staff featuring eight presentations and a plenary session, An Introduction to Evidence-Based Management Solutions.

For more information, For more information, please see the brochure.


British Columbia

February 3, 2016
7:00-8:30 p.m.

North Vancouver, BC

Sutherland Church
630 19th Street East

Can Anything Be Done? Understanding Depression and How to Overcome It

Public talk on the signs and symptoms of depression, effective management tools, and how to support a loved one with depression.

For more information, visit the British Columbia Psychological Association’s website.

February 4, 2016
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Public Library, Alice MacKay Room
350 West Georgia Street

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Public talk on DBT, how it was developed, and what strategies it uses to treat Borderline Personality Disorder.

For more information, visit the British Columbia Psychological Association’s website.

February 9, 2016
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Vancouver, BC

Britannia Branch, Vancouver Public Library
1661 Napier Street

The Happiness Trap: Finding the Middle Way through Life

Public talk on why we are not happier despite our wealth and health, four common happiness traps, and four skills to overcome these traps.

For more information, visit the British Columbia Psychological Association’s website.

February 9, 2016
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Surrey, BC

Surrey City Centre Library
10350 University Drive

Anxiety, Panic & Anger: A Beginner’s Guide

Public talk on recognizing and understanding anxiety, panic and anger to enhance your ability to live life with greater awareness and compassion.

For more information, visit the British Columbia Psychological Association’s website.

February 11, 2016
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Public Library, Alice MacKay Room
350 West Georgia Street

A Heart to Heart about Love (EFT)

Public talk about romantic love and the most potent ways to strengthen and breathe new life into your love relationship.

For more information, visit the British Columbia Psychological Association’s website.

February 17, 2016
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Newton, BC

Strawberry Hill Library
7399 – 122nd Street

Anxiety, Panic & Anger: A Beginner’s Guide

Public talk on recognizing and understanding anxiety, panic and anger to enhance your ability to live life with greater awareness and compassion.

For more information, visit the British Columbia Psychological Association’s website.

February 22, 2016
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Vancouver, BC

Kitsilano Branch, Vancouver Public Library
2425 MacDonald Street

Empathy and Adolescents

Public talk that will break empathizing down into two parts — having empathy and showing empathy — in a way that can help parents repair communication breakdowns, melt power-struggles, and promote self-awareness.

For more information, visit the British Columbia Psychological Association’s website.

February 25, 2016
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Public Library, Alice MacKay Room
350 West Georgia Street

STRESS: The Present Tense & Psychotherapeutic Interventions

Workshop/seminar that will examine the different types of stress and how they impact our physical and mental health.

For more information, visit the British Columbia Psychological Association’s website.

February 25, 2016
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Vancouver, BC

Italian Cultural Centre
3075 Slocan Street

IL FENOMENO DELLA RESILIENZA (quando superare le difficoltà rappresenta una crescita personale)

Talk in Italian on resiliency and grieving.

For more information, visit the British Columbia Psychological Association’s website.


Manitoba


New Brunswick


Newfoundland and Labrador


Northwest Territories


Nova Scotia

February 21, 2016

Halifax, NS

Halifax Central Library
5440 Spring Garden Road

Psychology Month Film Event – “Inside Out”

Free public viewing of the Disney Pixar movie, Inside Out, followed by a discussion on emotions and emotional development with mental health experts. Child-friendly art activities will be available following the film.

For more information, visit the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia’s website.


Nunavut


Ontario

February 2, 2016
7:00 p.m.

Waterdown, ON

Waterdown Branch, Hamilton Public Library
163 Dundas Street E

Supporting a Loved One Through Mental Illness

Public talk focussing on understanding and learning the early signs of mental health difficulties.

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage..

February 3, 2016
6:30 p.m.

London, ON

Central Library, London Public Library
Stevenson & Hunt Meeting Room A
251 Dundas Street

Don’t Panic: How Stress Changes the Body and Mind

Free public lecture on the effects of chronic stress and everyday strategies for stress reduction.

No registration required. For more information, visit the Finding Your Way lecture series webpage.

February 3, 2016
7:30 p.m.

London, ON

Central Library, London Public Library
Stevenson & Hunt Meeting Room A
251 Dundas Street

Healthy Aging: Cognitive and Emotional Considerations

Free public lecture about everyday practices and lifestyle choices that contribute to cognitive and emotional well-being in aging.

No registration required. For more information, visit the Finding Your Way lecture series webpage.

February 4, 2016
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Kingston, ON

Hotel Dieu Hospital,
Johnson 1 Auditorium
166 Brock Street

Eating Disorders are as diverse as the people they affect: Dispelling Myths about Eating Disorders and Evidence-Based Treatment

Lunch and learn session. Please bring your own lunch.

For more information or to register, visit the Hotel Dieu Hospital website.

February 4, 2016
7:00 p.m.

Hamilton, ON

Turner Park Branch, Hamilton Public Library
352 Rymal Road East

Tackling Anxiety

Public talk on the strategies for managing and coping with anxiety.

No registration required. For more information, visit the event webpage.

February 6, 2016
9:30 a.m.

London, ON

Central Library, London Public Library
Stevenson & Hunt Meeting Room A
251 Dundas Street

Dodging Depression: Early Detection and Prevention

Free public lecture on strategies for preventing the onset and maintenance of depression.

No registration required. For more information, visit the Finding Your Way lecture series webpage.

February 6, 2016
10:30 a.m

London, ON

Central Library, London Public Library
Stevenson & Hunt Meeting Room A
251 Dundas Street

Mindfullness

Free public lecture on mindfulness, in which individuals will have the opportunity to learn about and practice mindfulness skills.

No registration required. For more information, visit the Finding Your Way lecture series webpage.

February 6, 2016
11:30 a.m

London, ON

Central Library, London Public Library
Stevenson & Hunt Meeting Room A
251 Dundas Street

Strength in Number: Your Role in Supporting Friends, Family, and Colleagues Living with Mental Illness

Free public lecture on ways you can effectively support those in your life experiencing mental illness.

No registration required. For more information, visit the Finding Your Way lecture series webpage.

February 6, 2016
1:30 p.m.

London, ON

Central Library, London Public Library
Stevenson & Hunt Meeting Room A
251 Dundas Street

Close Relationships and Mental Health

Free public lecture on ways in which your relationship can influence the present and future mental health of you and your partner.

No registration required. For more information, visit the Finding Your Way lecture series webpage.

February 6, 2016
2:30 p.m.

London, ON

Central Library, London Public Library
Stevenson & Hunt Meeting Room A
251 Dundas Street

Smartphone Apps for Mental Health

Free public lecture on trends and research on smartphone apps for mental health assessment, education, and intervention.

No registration required. For more information, visit the Finding Your Way lecture series webpage.

February 6, 2016
3:30 p.m.

London, ON

Central Library, London Public Library
Stevenson & Hunt Meeting Room A
251 Dundas Street

Assertiveness Skills for Healthy Relationships

Free public lecture on cognitive and behavioural strategies for overcoming obstacles to being assertive and developing more effective communication skills.

No registration required. For more information, visit the Finding Your Way lecture series webpage.

February 9, 2016
7:00 p.m.

Hamilton, ON

Concession Branch, Hamilton Public Library
565 Concession Street

Help Your Child Stress Less!

Public talk on better understanding your child’s stress and ways to help him/her cope.

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage.

February 10, 2016
7:00 p.m.

Hamilton, ON

Terryberry Branch, Hamilton Public Library
100 Mohawk Road West

Boosting Relationship Satisfaction for Couples

Public talk on key strategies for boosting relationship satisfaction.

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage.

February 10, 2016
6:30 p.m.

London, ON

Central Library, London Public Library
Stevenson & Hunt Meeting Room A
251 Dundas Street

Crime and Punishment: A Journey Through the Criminal Justice System in Ontario

Free public lecture on Ontario’s correctional and forensic mental health systems, rehabilitation within the criminal justice system, and misconceptions about the criminal population.

No registration required. For more information, visit the Finding Your Way lecture series webpage.

February 10, 2016
7:30 p.m.

London, ON

Central Library, London Public Library
Stevenson & Hunt Meeting Room A
251 Dundas Street

Access to Mental Health Services in London

Free public lecture on what you can expect from London Mental Health Services, where and when to find help, what services are available in the city, and how to navigate the system.

No registration required. For more information, visit the Finding Your Way lecture series webpage.

February 11, 2016
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Kingston, ON

Hotel Dieu Hospital,
Johnson 1 Auditorium
166 Brock Street

Multiple Concussions in Children

Lunch and learn session. Please bring your own lunch.

For more information, visit the the Hotel Dieu Hospital website.

February 11, 2016
6:30 p.m.

Hamilton, ON

Westdale Branch, Hamilton Public Library
955 King Street West

Being Mindful

Public talk on the basics of mindfulness meditation and how to integrate it into your life.

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage.

February 13, 2016
11:00 a.m.

Hamilton, ON

Terryberry Branch, Hamilton Public Library
100 Mohawk Road West

The Dog Ate My Homework

Public talk that will explain where procrastination comes from, what maintains it, and some tips for starting to change procrastination habits.

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage.

February 13, 2016
2:00 p.m.

Hamilton, ON

Concession Branch, Hamilton Public Library
565 Concession Street

Early parent-child attachment

Public talk that will help clarify what parent-child attachment really is, why it matters so much and what you can do to the generate the healthiest attachment with your child.

No registration required. For more information, visit the event webpage.

February 17, 2016
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Ottawa, ON

Employment Ontario
370 Catherine Street

Advice for Better Hiring (... Using I/O Psychology)

Interactive lunch and learn workshop on how to use principles of psychology for better hiring.

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage.

February 18, 2016
6:30 p.m.

Hamilton, ON

Central Hamilton Public Library, Wentworth Room
55 York Boulevard

Being Mindful

Public talk on the basics of mindfulness meditation and how to integrate it into your life.

No registration required. For more information, visit the event webpage.

February 18, 2016
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Kingston, ON

Hotel Dieu Hospital,
Johnson 1 Auditorium
166 Brock Street

Supporting Mental Health Needs of Kids and Teens

Lunch and learn session. Please bring your own lunch.

No registration required. For more information, visit the the Hotel Dieu Hospital website..

February 18, 2016
7:00 p.m.

Hamilton, ON

Terryberry Branch, Hamilton Public Library
100 Mohawk Road West

Supporting a Loved One Through Mental Illness

Public talk to teach you to identify early warning signs that a loved one may be in distress, effectively engage/communicate with your friend or family member, and support your loved one.

No registration required. For more information, visit the event webpage.

February 20, 2016
10:30 a.m.

Hamilton, ON

Turner Park Branch, Hamilton Public Library
352 Rymal Road East

The Dog Ate My Homework

Public talk that will explain where procrastination comes from, what maintains it, and some tips for starting to change procrastination habits.

No registration required. For more information, visit the event webpage.

February 22, 2016
4:30-7:00 p.m.

Toronto, ON

Catholic Education Centre, 3rd Floor,
80 Sheppard Avenue East

Understanding Challenging Behaviours in Children and Adolescents and How to Help Manage Them

Public presentation for parents, students and educators by the Toronto Catholic District School Board Psychology Department on behavioural difficulties and how to address them.

No pre-registration is required. For more information, visit the school board’s website.

February 24, 2016
7:00 p.m.

Hamilton, ON

Terryberry Branch, Hamilton Public Library
100 Mohawk Road West

Help Your Child Stress Less!

Public talk on better understanding your child’s stress and ways to help him/her cope.

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage.

February 25, 2016
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Kingston, ON

Hotel Dieu Hospital,
Johnson 1 Auditorium
166 Brock Street

What is ASD?

Lunch and learn session. Please bring your own lunch.

For more information, visit the Hotel Dieu Hospital website.

February 25, 2016
6:30 p.m.

Hamilton, ON

Westdale Branch, Hamilton Public Library
955 King Street West

Tackling Anxiety

Public talk on the strategies for managing and coping with anxiety.

For more information, visit the event webpage.

February 27, 2016
11:00 a.m.

Hamilton, ON

Terryberry Branch, Hamilton Public Library
100 Mohawk Road West

Childhood Anxiety & Its Management

Public talk on childhood anxiety, its causes, and approaches to help your child manage it.

For more information, visit the event webpage.


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2015 Events (click to expand)


Alberta


British Columbia

    The following talks are sponsored by British Columbia Psychological Association (*in partnership with Vancouver Public Library)

    Date & Time Title Location Presenters
    Feb 2
    (7pm – 8:30pm)
    Cross-Cultural Parenting* VPL Central branch Dr. Tina Wang & Dr. Pam Narang
    Feb 2
    (7pm – 8:15pm)
    Raising Happy Teens Creekside Community Centre Dr. Dawn Johnson & Dr. Trevor Olson
    Feb 4
    (7pm – 8:30pm)
    How to Cultivate a More Passionate Life* VPL Mount Pleasant Dr. Patrick Myers
    Feb 16
    (7pm – 8:30pm)
    Building a Better Brain* VPL Central branch Dr. Larrisa Mead-Wescott
    Feb 16
    (7pm – 8pm)
    Effective Coping Strategies for our Fast-Paced World West Vancouver Public Library Dr. Kristy Kowalyk
    Feb 17
    (7pm – 8:30pm)
    The Healthy Benefits of Connecting with Nature VPL Central branch Dr. Nancy Prober
    Feb 22
    (2:30pm – 4pm)
    How to Cultivate a More Passionate Life* VPL Central branch Dr. Patrick Myers
    Feb 23
    (7pm – 8:30pm)
    Collaborative Problem-Solving* VPL Central branch Dr. Tina Wang & Dr. Pam Narang
    Feb 23
    (7pm – 8:15pm)
    Imagine Empathy for Parents Creekside Community Centre Dr. Noah Susswein

    For more information on BCPA and the free presentation series, please visit www.psychologists.bc.ca or call 604-730-0501.


    Manitoba

      February 24, 2015
      What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and How Does it Help?

      6:00 - 7:30 pm
      Dr. Michael Ellery
      Birth Roots Doula Collective, Room 206
      83 Sherbrook St
      Winnipeg, Manitoba


    Nova Scotia

      February 28, 2015
      Free public viewing of the movie Girl, Interrupted; followed by panel discussion on the topic of teen mental health.

      Oxford Theatre,
      Quinpool Road,
      Saturday, February 28, 2015
      (doors open at 11:00 AM: movie starts at 11:30)

      Sponsors: Psychology Departments of IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University, Capital Health, and Saint Mary’s University, and the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia
      Click here for details


    Ontario

      Friday, February 13 from 2-3pm
      Let’s Talk About Kids’ Mental Health LIVE TWEET

      Who: Drs. Alexandra Gousse & Jennifer McTaggart, psychologists at McMaster Children’s Hospital
      What: Live Q&A via Twitter (@HamHealthSc) using hashtag #HHSExperts
      Let’s Talk About Kids’ Mental Health LIVE TWEET

      February 3, 2015 at 3:45 PM

      As part of Psychology Month and Eating Disorders Awareness Week the following community event is occurring.

      Presentation at Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, ON, Adult Eating Disorders Clinic on Centenary 5 entitled Men and Eating Disorders with Brad Mac Neil, PhD, C. Psych.


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    Saskatchewan


    Prince Edward Island


     

2014 Events (click to expand)


Alberta

    The Walk-In Counselling Society of Edmonton

    The Walk-In Counselling Society of Edmonton will be offering "pay what you can afford" therapy during the month of February! Thanks in part to our volunteer mental health therapists, people do not need an appointment and can access this service in the evenings and on Saturday's!

    Where: Suite 200, 9562 82 Ave NW Edmonton
    When: Our hours of operation are Monday to Thursday, 1:00 -7:00pm, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 -2:00pm
    More Information: The website is www.walkinedmonton.org and our phone number is 780-757-0900


British Columbia

    British Columbia Psychological Association (BCPA)

    1. Mail out: Psychology Month posters and the updated BCPA brochure will be sent to approximately 300: Medical Clinics, Libraries, Universities/Colleges and Neighbourhood Houses throughout the Lower Mainland & Victoria.

    2. Free public presentation series at Vancouver Public Library (350 West Georgia)

    • Dr. Patrick Myers (February 3rd 2014 from 7-8pm) –Relationship Life Skills
    • Dr. Kenneth Cole (February 12th, 2014 from 7-8pm) -My Strategies for Supporting Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Dr. Merv Gilbert (February 20th 2014 from 7-8pm) -Creating Psychologically Healthy Workplaces in British Columbia

     

    Forensic Psychiatric Services

    Help us celebrate the role of psychology in care and service delivery at Forensic Psychiatric Services. Throughout February, Psychology will host a variety of events, and others are available free of charge in the community.

    Click here to learn more.


Manitoba


Ontario

    Ryserson University

    The Psyhcology Students Association and The Sociology Students Association present STIGMA: let's talk about what we don't talk about.
    When: Thursday January 30, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Thomas Lounge, Ryerson University
    Click here for more information

    Toronto Catholic District School Board, Psychology Department

    The Toronto Catholic District School Board is inviting parents, educators, students and staff to attend a free symposium for those who have a loved one dealing with mental health issues. Click here for details.

    Baycrest

    During the month of February, psychologists at Baycrest will host a number of talks to celebrate the theme Psychology is for everyone. Join us to learn about inter-disciplinary issues impacting clinical practice and client care. All Baycrest clinicians, staff, and students are welcome to attend. Click here for details.

    Inspiring Connections

    In recognition, for the month of February, 2014, all guided meditations will be available to purchase for download at 65 percent off the usual price. These include a mindfulness-based meditation bringing awareness to the breath and to the body, and a loving-kindness meditation focused on directing the intention of loving kindness toward a cherished being and toward one’s self. At 65 percent off, you can purchase both meditations for under $10! Visit the store at inspiringconnections.ca to preview, download, and/or to learn more. For those interested, information sheets on mindfulness and on understanding self-injury are also available on the website and can be downloaded for free.

    Queen’s University – Adult Eating Disorders

    The Mental Health Awareness Committee (MHAC) presents an upcoming event on Eating Disorders. MHAC is a resource to promote awareness regarding mental health issues and to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illnesses on campus and in the community.

    When: February 5, 2014 at 7:00 to 8:30 pm
    Where: John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC), 99 University Avenue, Kingston, ON.
    What: Adult Eating Disorders: Raising Awareness and Community Engagement (Brad Mac Neil, PhD, C. Psych., Staff Clinical Psychologist and Adult Eating Disorders Program, Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH))
     

    SickKids Department of Psychology

    SickKids Department of Psychology in partnership with SickKids Centre for Brain & Mental Health, presents: Psychology Education Day 2014
    Monday February 10, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Daniels Hollywood Theatre

    Click here to read more.

    Osgoode Professional Development's National Symposium on Mental Disorder and Criminal Justice

    This one-day, ground-breaking program will explore the transformation of the law as it relates to mentally ill offenders in the criminal justice system since the impetus provided by the Supreme Court of Canada’s leading decision of R. v. Swain. Future reform, through Bill C-54, is on the horizon and presents new challenges not only for the criminal law practitioner but for all who work with the mentally ill. Join a faculty of prestigious speakers from the judiciary, Review Boards, the legal profession, academia, and the field of psychiatry from across the country to discuss the key issues.
    Plus! Don't miss the Keynote Luncheon Address by Mr. John Kastner; 4-time Emmy award winner, Director and Producer of the documentary, NCR: Not Criminally Responsible.
    For more information, please visit our website at: http://www.osgoodepd.ca
    Date: February 21st, 2014
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT/EST
    Price: $593.25
    Attendance options: Onsite and Web
    Register Now!
    Call us at : 416.597.9724 / 1.888.923.3394
    Email us at : opd-registration@osgoode.yorku.ca


Quebec

    Institut de réadaptation en déficience physique de Québec (IRDPQ)

    IRDPQ will be hosting four events (1/week) in February 2014 as part of Psychology Month under the theme of Psychological Health in the Workplace. There will a guided meditation session for our institution’s employees, a workshop on breathing and relaxation, a booth presenting coping strategies for employees, and a booth on the Employee and Family Assistance Program.

    Institute for Neurocognitive Research, Intervention, Training and Education

    Institute for Neurocognitive Research, Intervention, Training and Education (INRITE) will be holding a free evening conference entitled, "New Trends in Psychology: Interventions that can Change Your Brain and Change Your Life." We will be discussing neurocognitive interventions (e.g., Cogmed Working Memory Training, the Alpha-Stim, the Bio Acoustical Utilization Device) as well as mind training programs (e.g., Mindfulness Therapy). Refreshments will be served.

    Wednesday, February 26th, 7:00 - 9:00.
    3675 Boul. des Sources, Suite 203, Dollard des Ormeaux (QC) H9B 2K4
    RSVP at 514-695-8118 or at inrite@outlook.com


Saskatchewan

    University of Regina Psychology Graduate Student Association

    The University of Regina Psychology Graduate Student Association (PGSA) will be hosting a number of psychology related events on campus for students, faculty, staff, and community members during the last week of February 2014. The PGSA will also be posting facts and articles about psychology all month on the event Facebook page www.facebook.com/psycweek. Click here for more details.


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2013 Events(click to expand)


Alberta

    Sherrie Banks, Registered Psychologist

    Edmonton, Alberta
    I am in private practice in Edmonton, Alberta. I am co-located and in a referring and consultative relationship with five family physicians. So for Psychology Month, I am offering the docs and their patients a free day of introductory mental health screening and consultation during that month.
    www.banira.ca

    Dr. Judi Malone

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013
    11:00AM – 1:00PM
    Woodlands Room, Athabasca and Adobe Connect
     

    • Enhance Your Well-Being
    • Better Understand symptoms of depression and anxiety
    • Identify seasonal affective patterns (S.A.D.)
    • Practical ideas to enhance your mood and increase your emotional resilience and coping skills
    • Learn guidelines for lifestyle changes that avert “S.A.D” times
    (View attached document for more details)

     

    Alberta Health Services

    February 22, 2013
    Psychology Professional Practice Committee presents: Case Presentation and Research Day

    All Mental Health and Allied Health staff are invited to attend the Case Presentation and Research Day which will be held on Friday February 22, 2013 from 8:15 to 4:30 at the Chumir Health Centre, 3rd Floor, 1213 - 4th Street SW.

    See attached for details.


British Columbia

    BC Mental Health and Addiction Services

    Forensic Psychiatric Services
    Help us celebrate the role of psychology in care and service delivery at Forensic Psychiatric Services. Throughout February, Psychology will host a variety of events, and others are available free of charge in the community. Please help us spread the word that “Psychology is for Everyone!”
    Read for more details.

    Vancouver Coastal Health

    This year we are hosting a number of awareness events throughout the region at all of our hospitals, acute, community and tertiary services. This will include helpful information and topics of interest to our staff each week. Information kiosks will be set up all hospital sites with information for consumers and our professional colleagues about how psychology adds value to health care.

    Visit http://www.vch.ca/ for more details.


Manitoba

    Manitoba Psychological Society (MPS)

    The following are some initiatives we are undertaking:
     

    1. Free public talks by psychologists. We also produced individual posters for each of the talks
    2. A number of psychologists are also doing talks for specific organizations. The attached document lists all talks (for the public and for organizations)
    3. Libraries will be displaying non-fiction and fiction books related to Psychology
    4. We have produced a bookmark to be given away at talks (Mind Your Mental Health on one side, some services psychologists provide on the other side with MPS web address)
    5. Psychologists will be interviewed every Monday in February on Breakfast Television (City-TV) on the following topics: Mental Health, Sleep Problems, Relationships, Stress Management.  You can watch the interview with MPS' Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman, here. Manitoba Psychological Society's Dr. Andrea Piotrowski drops by Breakfast Television Winnipeg to chat about Stress.
    6. We are trying to secure other media interviews throughout the month
    7. The Minister of Health proclaimed February as Psychology Month (we received a lovely commemerative document)

     

    Dr. L. DeWiele, C. Psych.

    February 11, 2013 (9:00 PM local time)
    Participating in a radio interview (CJOB 68, “The Nighthawk”) on Anxiety Disorders for Psychology Month. The show is hosted by Geoff Currier.

    Details of upcoming shows can be found at this link.


Newfoundland & Labrador

    The Association of Psychology in Newfoundland Labrador (APNL) has created a pilot program in the Western region of the province.

    APNL has provided activity sheets, in the form of tray liners, to schools and health facilities in Newfoundland and Labrador, to promote Psychology Month.
    Download the APNL Psychology Month tray liner.


Ontario

    Toronto Meaningful Living Group

    Paul T. P. Wong, Ph.D., C.Psych
    Sunday, February 24, 2:30 - 5:00
    13 Ballyconnor Court, Toronto, ON

    Join us as we resume our biweekly meetings of this grassroots mental health movement.
    Click here to watch a short video.
    Please visit our website for more details.

    St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

    On behalf of the psychology faculty at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH), we're sharing our very first psychology newsletter, which was prepared as part of our plans for Psychology Month. The newsletter will be distributed widely within the hospital and in the surrounding community. We are hoping to showcase the diverse roles of psychologists at St. Joe's and their many achievements. The newsletter also features our Psychology Month events.
    Click here to read the SJHH Psychology Newsletter.

    Toronto Catholic District School Board

    February is Psychology Month in Canada, and the Psychology Department of TCDSB would like to invite every member of our community to explore and discover the many different ways psychology can help improve our everyday life and overall well-being. Psychology is for everyone!

    During the month of February, please join us for the following events:

    Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

    Conceptual Alternatives to the DSM
    David Nussbaum, Ph.D., C.Psych
    Tuesday, February 12, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
    Cafeteria Conference Room

    Historical Traumas and Implications for Mental Health: Case examples from Canada's Aboriginal peoples and children of survivors of conflict in Afghanistan
    Beheshta Jaghori, Ph.D (Candidate) Allison Reeves, Ph.D (Candidate)
    Thursday, February 14, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Grand Rounds, Lecture Theatre

    Mindfulness Exercises
    Shannon Robinson, Ph.D., C.Psych
    Friday, February 15, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
    Cafeteria Conference Room

    Download for more details.

    CAST Canada (www.cast-canada.ca) is thrilled to present Babette Rothschild

    February 13th and 14th, 2013
    The Nottawasaga Inn - Alliston, ON (North of Toronto, ON)
    Babette Rothschild present's a 2 day training: Making Trauma Therapy Safer and More Effective: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and PTSD

    For trauma therapists, general helping and health professionals, and everyone in between!

    Details can be found here.

    St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton

    February 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th, 2013
    St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton presents “Psychology Month” noon-hour Presentations
    Stelco Amphitheatre, Fontbonne F137

    See attached for details.

    University Health Network

    Date: Tuesday February 26th, 2013
    Time: 8:45am-11:45am
    In celebration of Psychology Month in February, please join us for a UHN staff educational event presented by UHN Psychology: Suicide across the adult lifespan: Assessment and Management (See attached for more details)

    SickKids

    Please join the Department of Psychology for our 2013 Psychology Month Events
    (see attached calendar for details)


Quebec

    Institut de réadaptation en déficience physique de Québec (IRDPQ)

    The Institut de réadaptation en déficience physique de Québec (IRDPQ), in Quebec City, will have a centrally-located information stand during lunchtime. Flyers will be distributed and we will discuss the role of psychologists in various issues. The stand will be held twice a week during all of February, with a particular theme each week: mental health in the workplace, sleep, chronic pain, and neurodegenerative disorders. People will be asked quiz questions about some psychology’s myths in order to enter a draw to win a book (Reinventing your life by Jeffrey Young). Our goal is to demonstrate the various issues in which psychology can play a role and make the public more aware of our work.

    More information about IRDPQ can be found online


Saskatchewan

    University of Regina, Psychology Graduate Students' Association

    To participate in Psychology Month, the University of Regina's Psychology Graduate Students' Association (PGSA) will be hosting a screening of The Invisible War open to students, faculty, and members of the community.

    The Invisible War is a documentary detailing the astounding prevalence of military sexual trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder in the American military. It includes an important examination of how sexual trauma has personally affected the lives of several soldiers as, currently, a woman in the American military is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. This special event gives the PGSA the opportunity to reach out to the campus and community in a way we don't often do. We hope that this event will draw a large crowd and, in the process, will initiate a campus-wide and community-wide discussion on sexual trauma and assault.

    February 28th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The location is ED193 at the University of Regina, there is no cost to attend and it is open to the public.