Voices With Impact 2021: Film Premiere & Festival of Ideas

June 21-25, 2021

Voices With Impact
    Location: Virtual (must register for individual session links)
    Contact Phone Number: (647) 716-4918
    Contact E-Mail: amy@artwithimpact.org
    Event Link: https://artwithimpact.org/voices-with-impact/2020-21/.

    From June 21 to June 25, Art With Impact will be hosting a free, online short film festival focused on stories of Black and immigrant mental health. The festival kicks off with a screening of short films, followed by a series of virtual workshops around these topics. The festival sessions will center the voices and experiences of Black and immigrant folks, while being open to the broader community.

    Sign up for the different sessions for free through the event link! Registration is required.


CPA’s 82nd Annual Convention & Tradeshow – Virtual Event

June 7 – 25, 2021

CPA 2021 Virtual Conference Logo

Location: Virtual
Email: convention@cpa.ca
Website: https://convention.cpa.ca/

The CPA is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 82nd Annual National Convention. Taking place, virtually, from June 7th – 25th with Pre-Convention Workshops, taking place from May 31st – June 5th, this is an event not to be missed!

Registration: https://convention.cpa.ca/registration/


An Integrative Mind-Body Approach to Hypnosis

June 4 – 5, 2021

Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis - Ontario Division

Goal Management Training® Train-the-Trainer Workshop

May 27, 2021

Goal Management Training® Train-the-Trainer Workshop
Location: Virtual
Contact Phone Number: (416) 785-2500
Contact E-Mail: goalmanagementtraining@research.baycrest.org
Event Link: http://bit.ly/GMTWorkshop

Goal Management Training® (GMT) is a leading evidence-based intervention for treatment of patients with impairments in concentration, planning, and effective task completion, known as executive functions. It is an interactive program designed to improve the organization of goals and the ability to achieve them for people experiencing executive function impairment, including the long-term effects of COVID-19. Join the next GMT Train-the-Trainer Workshop, led by Dr. Brian Levine, Ph.D., C.Psych., ABPP-cn, on May 27, 2021, to learn the latest on the assessment of executive functions and their rehabilitation with GMT. Attendees of this workshop will gain priority access to new electronic resources and protocol adaptations to increase the flexibility of delivery of GMT across clinical contexts. Get 10% off if you register by Friday, May 7!

Please visit https://goalmanagementtraining.weebly.com/training.html for more details.


McGill Summer Institute for School Psychology – Virtual Conference

May 25th to May 28th, 2021

McGill Summer Institute for School Psychology – Virtual Conference
    Location: Virtual
    Contact Phone Number: (514) 398-4242
    Contact E-Mail: infosisp.ecp@mcgill.ca
    Event Link: http://www.mcgillschoolpsychinstitute.com/.

    This year’s conference will feature 4 English and 2 French Workshops. The topics covered through the English Workshops will include recent findings and interventions on service provision for immigrant/marginalized children (Dr. Doris Paez), the role of educational technology in teaching/learning processes (Dr. Adam Dubé), bullying interventions (Dr. Amanda Nickerson), and child sexual abuse (Dr. Rachel Langevin). While our French Workshops will include recent findings and interventions related to trauma-informed care (Dre. Delphine Collin-Vézina), and autism & cognition (Dre. Isabelle Soulières).

    As mandated by professional orders (OPQ and CPA), all our applied workshops will contribute to the continuing education of attendees. This conference is an excellent opportunity for mental health professionals and students alike, from across Canada and the United States, to foster new relationships and promote professional development.

    Registration is open until May 24th. For more information regarding registration, please visit: http://www.mcgillschoolpsychinstitute.com/registration.html

    Abstract submission for poster presentation will be open until April 9th. All abstracts will be received by McGill professors in the field of School and Educational Psychology. Please visit: http://www.mcgillschoolpsychinstitute.com/abstract-submission-1.html


Embedding Sleep:

May 19 – June 30, 2021

CambiumEd Consulting Inc
    Location: Online
    Contact Phone Number: (780) 702-8905
    Contact E-Mail: linda@tilleypsych.com
    Event Link: https://embeddingsleep.cambiumed.ca/

    Sleep problems are reaching an epidemic level in our society, especially with the current pandemic stresses. Hypnosis is often recommended and can be effective for sleep problems, but most published scripts are targeted towards simple insomnia – difficulty falling asleep in the absence of significant sleep or co-morbid mental health challenges. Most of our clients are much more complex.

    Embedding Sleep is a 7 week, online course that offers an introduction to sleep disorders (both primary and secondary to other mental health challenges) as well as practical, psychoeducational, and hypnotic strategies to treat sleep problems.

    The Embedding Sleep program is an approved CPA Provider (2021) and is authorized to offer 20 CEC credits for members of the Canadian Psychological Association.

    The course starts on May 19th and finishes on June 30th. Course materials include pre-recorded and live online sessions. The live sessions are offered weekly on Wednesdays at 5:30 Mountain time.

    Cost: $397 CAD + appropriate taxes. There is a 10% early bird registration discount if you register before May 1, 2021. Registration closes May 15, 2021.

    Please go to https://embeddingsleep.cambiumed.ca/ for more information.


Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD – 4-Day Intensive Online Training Workshop

May 13-16, 2021

The Centre for Posttraumatic Stress & Anxiety Treatment
    Location: Online via Zoom
    Times: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time)
    Cost: $850.00 CAD plus G.S.T.
    Cost includes electronic copies of workshop slides and assessment materials, and a certificate of completion from the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania. Participants are strongly encouraged to purchase the Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD Therapist Guide and Workbook (Second Edition) prior to the workshop.

    Additional Information:
    (Registration Details and other information that will be helpful for your attendees)
    Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD
    4-Day Intensive Online Training Workshop – May 13 to 16, 2021

    The Centre for Posttraumatic Stress & Anxiety Treatment is pleased to announce a four-day intensive online training workshop in Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

    PE is a manualized cognitive-behavioural treatment for PTSD with an extensive base of empirical support. Numerous controlled studies have shown that PE significantly reduces the symptoms of PTSD in a wide range of trauma survivors. PE is strongly recommended by every major U.S. and international clinical practice guideline for the treatment of PTSD.

    Topics covered:
    • Assessment, diagnosis and psychopathology of PTSD;
    • Empirically-supported psychotherapeutic treatments for chronic PTSD and their comparative efficacy;
    • Emotional Processing Theory and its relation to PE;
    • Implementation of the components of PE, including psychoeducation, breathing retraining, in vivo exposure to trauma reminders, imaginal exposure to trauma memories, and processing of exposures;
    • Identification and management of obstacles to effective emotional processing, including avoidance, over-engagement, and under-engagement;

    Video vignettes will illustrate the various components of PE, and participants will have an opportunity to practice selected interventions in pairs during break-out sessions.

    Intended audience:
    Licensed mental health professionals or those working under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional. Previous training and experience with cognitive-behavioural therapy is advised.

    Registration: https://www.cpsat.ca/workshops/pe-for-ptsd-may-2021
    Deadline May 1, 2021
    Space is limited to 40 participants

    Cancellation:
    Fees are fully refundable (less an administration charge of $25 plus G.S.T.) for cancellation requests received prior to May 1, 2021.

    More information: www.cpsat.ca
    training@cpsat.ca
    780. 800. 5585

    About the trainer:
    David Paul, Ph.D., is a Registered Psychologist and Co-director of the Centre for Posttraumatic Stress & Anxiety Treatment in Edmonton, AB. He is certified as a Prolonged Exposure Therapist, Supervisor, and Trainer by the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) at the University of Pennsylvania. This workshop is recognized by the CTSA, and qualifies toward CTSA certification as a PE Therapist for participants who complete the required additional case consultation.


Interdisciplinary Conference in Psychology/Conférence interdisciplinaire en psychologie

May 13-14, 2021

Interdisciplinary Conference in Psychology  |  Conférence interdisciplinaire en psychologie
    Location: University of Ottawa
    Email: publicity@icp-cip.com

    The Interdisciplinary Conference in Psychology (ICP) is an international peer-reviewed academic conference organized each year by graduate and undergraduate students from the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. ICP will be celebrating its tenth anniversary on May 13th and 14th, 2021, online.

    ICP aims to foster reflections and discussions on the different innovative approaches towards interdisciplinary research. The conference is an event for all students, professors, and researchers. It offers a unique opportunity to showcase and discuss innovative research on all topics related to psychology. It provides a forum for interdisciplinary learning and collaboration between students and experts.

    For more information about ICP, please visit our website: www.icp-cip.com.


    La Conférence interdisciplinaire en psychologie (CIP) est une conférence nationale revue par les pairs. Elle est organisée chaque année par les étudiants des cycles supérieurs et du premier cycle de l’École de psychologie à l’Université d’Ottawa. La CIP célébrera son dixième anniversaire le 13-14 mai, 2021, en ligne.

    La CIP cherche à promouvoir les réflexions et les discussions sur les différentes approches novatrices de la recherche interdisciplinaire. La conférence est un événement unique pour les étudiants, professeurs et chercheurs. Elle offre l’opportunité de présenter et de discuter de recherches innovatrices par rapport à tous les sujets liés à la psychologie. La CIP fournit un forum pour l’apprentissage interdisciplinaire et la collaboration entre étudiants et experts.

    Pour plus d’informations à propos de la CIP, veuillez visiter notre site Web : www.icp-cip.com.


Working with the Inner Critic with Kathy Steele

May 8th, 2021

Solutions On Site
    Location: livestream
    Contact Phone Number: (226) 268-2307
    Contact E-Mail: register@sosworkshops.ca
    Event Link: https://SOSWorkshops.ca/.

    Everyone experiences an inner critic, based on negative messages from authority figures and from ourselves in reaction to unrealistic expectations of perfection and emotions such as fear, shame, contempt, or envy. In this workshop we will explore an integrative approach to understanding and working with a wide range of inner criticism, punishment, and harshness in our clients, but also in ourselves as therapists. We will explore how these inner aspects develop, and understand their several functions of protection, avoidance, and attempts to gain or maintain validation and care from others. Participants will have an opportunity to explore their own inner critic with compassion as a step toward helping clients learn to deal with their own. Our ability to reflect on and shift our own tendencies toward self-criticism and perfectionism will support our capacity to work with these experiences in our clients.

    Early Bird rate: $89 + hst
    A recording of this event will be available to registered participants until June 11th

    To register, visit SOSWorkshops.ca/ or call 226-268-2307


Working with Shame with Kathy Steele

May 7th, 2021

Solutions On Site
    Location: livestream
    Contact Phone Number: (226) 268-2307
    Contact E-Mail: register@sosworkshops.ca
    Event Link: https://SOSWorkshops.ca/.

    Chronic shame is one of the most challenging experiences to resolving in many clients, and therapists often do not feel they have sufficient skills to effectively address it. This workshop will explore several functions of shame and how we defend ourselves against shame in maladaptive ways. A practical integration of cognitive, emotional, somatic, and relational interventions to resolve chronic shame will be discussed. We will also explore specific “antidotes” to shame, as well as ways to help clients (and therapists) develop resilience to shame reactions. Most importantly, we will examine how to be with shame -our own and our clients – with curiosity and compassion, finding ways to create a safe relational space in which to deeply attune with and help repair chronic shame.

    Early Bird rate: $89+hst (1/2 day event), group rates available
    A recording will be made available to registered participants until June 11th.

    To register, visit SOSWorkshops.ca/ or call 226-268-2307


Intro to Nature-Based Therapy

April 15, 16 & 23 (1:00-4:30pm)

Nature-Based Therapy Workshop

Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing

April 12, 2021-April 16, 2021

Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing
    • Location: Live Online

 

    • Contact Phone Number: (905) 684-9333

 

    • Contact E-Mail:

reception@attch.org

    • Event Link:

http://www.attachmentandtraumaconference.com

    • .

Gain insight into leading edge treatments including integrative approaches to healing trauma. Join us in learning proven, effective, concrete tools to help kids, teens and adults heal from trauma. Strengthen your repertoire of tools for creating safety and rapport with children, teens and adults who have experienced trauma and learn new integrative techniques to promote embodied awareness. This year we will have a special focus on the impacts of the pandemic, embodied practices to promote wellness and heal the body, mind and brain. As wth past events, this will be an experiential conference with a blend of theory, research and science and embodied and applied practice.

This comprehensive conference will cover the following topics:

Conference Workshop Overview:

      •  Day 1 ~ April 12 AM
        Eric Pepper – Reduce Zoom Fatigue and Optimize Health: From Tech Stress to TechHealth
      •  Day 1 – April 12 PM
        Jamie McHugh – Inhabiting Ourselves: Embodying Mindfulness and Somatic Self-Care
      •  Day 2 ~ April 13
      •  Day 3 – April 14
        Ilene Serlin, Ph.D, BC-DMT ~ Trauma-Informed Dance Movement Therapy
      •  Day 4 – April 15
        Jack Ernst, MSW RSW ~ Finding Your Routes of Safety
      •  Day 5 – April 16
        Cherie Spehar ~ Writing the Way Through: An Immersive Journal Therapy Experience for Working Through Trauma

This training will be held live online.


Mindfulness-integrated CBT: A Four Stage Transdiagnostic Treatment Approach

March 29, 2021

MiCBT Institute

    Location: Online – Experiential & Interactive
    Contact Phone Number: (833) 626-4228
    Contact E-Mail: nachapter@mindfulness.net.au
    Event Link: https://mindfulness.net.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=323567

    Experiential and Interactive Introduction to MiCBT – 1 Day Online Workshop – MARCH 29, 2021 10am-5pm EST MiCBT is an evidence-based transdiagnostic therapy approach to clinical disorders that integrates mindfulness training with core principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. MiCBT offers a novel and effective therapeutic system for addressing a wide range of psychological disorders, including crisis intervention and chronic conditions. This one-day workshop describes the theoretical framework underlying 1MiCBT and will introduce you to the clinical use of mindfulness skills across a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. Join clinicians from around the world in this unique opportunity to learn more about MiCBT and to explore whether training in this empirically validated intervention would benefit your clinical practice. Learning Objectives:

  • Theoretical fundamentals of mindfulness training
  • The use of mindfulness meditation to neutralise operant conditioning and improve therapeutic efficacy
  • The role of ethics in compassion training
  • The four stages of MiCBT
  • Applied practices to train equanimity
  • Download the Flyer for more information: https://cpa.ca/docs/File/Events/MiCBT 1 Day Online Workshop Flyer – 2021.pdf

Information Session: Health Coach Professional Certificate

March 4, 2021

York University

    Location: Online
    Contact Phone Number: (416) 736-2100
    Contact E-Mail: hlln@yorku.ca Come listen to Tania Xerri, Director of the Health Leadership & Learning Network at York University talk about our Health Coach Professional Certificate. During this webinar you will also learn from the Executive Director for the NBHWC, how to become a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBHWC) Individuals can become a Board-Certified Coach by writing the NBHWC Health & Wellness Coach Certifying Examination. To qualify for the exam, you must first complete a NBHWC-Approved Training Program such as the program offered at York University. PLEASE NOTE: Health Coaching could be an excellent addition to your current role and resume. Likewise it could help you transition or aspire to other responsibilities within or outside your current workplace Event: Information Session – Health Coach Professional Certificate
    Date: Thursday, March 4th, 2021
    Time: 1:00-2:00 PM EDT
    Location: Online
    This is a simultaneous website/telephone session. Once you register, you will be sent your link and log-in details with the conference telephone dial in phone number. *This information session is FREE To register click on the link: https://bit.ly/3bh0dcG


Reconsolidation Therapy™ (Brunet Method™): Foundational Elements and Clinical Practice

December 10-12, 2020

Les Consultants Alain Brunet et Associés

Location: Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
Contact Phone Number: (514) 370-8992
Contact E-Mail: infos.caba@gmail.com
Event Link: https://www.reconsolidationtherapy.com/en/brunet-method-training-canada/

Based on recent discoveries in neuroscience, Reconsolidation Therapy™ has been scientifically proven to be an effective treatment for psychotrauma. This method combines the intake of a pharmacological agent with brief psychotherapy. Reconsolidation Therapy™ provides a simple, fast, and effective method to reduce the strength of emotional memories for victims who have experienced various degrees of trauma. 

Here is your opportunity to get trained in Reconsolidation Therapy™! The training will take place in-person in Ottawa. Reconsolidation Therapy can be practiced online or face to face. 

Training Format and Schedule:

The training will take place at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre (1145 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K4).

Duration: 2.5 days

Schedule (Time Zone: Montreal, Quebec, Canada – EST): Day 1 & 2 – 9h30 AM – 5h30 PM – Day 3 – 9h30 AM – 1h00 PM 

This training will be given in the English language, and it will provide you with the necessary knowledge needed to practice Reconsolidation Therapy. During the training, you will learn how to use the therapeutic protocol, which will allow you to effectively treat people suffering from post-traumatic stress. 

Objectives: 

  • Differentiate between the various stress and trauma-related disorders 
  • Understand the theory of reconsolidation 
  • Learn about the studies supporting Reconsolidation Therapy 

This training is conducted at an intermediate level. It is offered to all mental health professionals who have a post-graduate university degree and are legally qualified to practice psychotherapy, as well as to therapists practicing alternative techniques that are recognized. 

For more information or to reserve your spot in the next training session, please visit our website.


Alcohol, Other Drugs & Mental Health (Dual Diagnosis) Training ONLINE & Live (12 Hr Advanced)

July 13, July 14, November 16, or November 17, 2020

Dual Diagnostic Training

Location: Online 24/7 (Australia)
Phone: +61 408 332 765
Email: george@dualdiagnosistraining.com.au
Link: https://www.dualdiagnosistraining.com.au/

Cost of Dual Diagnosis Training is reduced from $390 to $195 (50% off). Buy ONLINE program for $195, get LIVE free or Buy LIVE program for $195, get ONLINE free.
George Patriki provides both LIVE and ONLINE training & professional development for the health care, welfare and social service industries on the Gold Coast, throughout Australia and the globe…

Click here to register and pay for the LIVE or ONLINE training

Certificate of attendance and qualification for 12 points (ONLINE) or up to 15 points (Live) of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for your professional peak body (APS, ACA, AASW, CPA, PACFA, ACWA etc), requires completion of the full 2 days of intensive training live or online.

This advanced training covers all of the current evidence based, best practice in the Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) and Mental Health from an integrated, holistic framework

In June 2018, S.A.M.H.I. launched its 6 module, Self Paced, 12 hour Dual Diagnosis Training. This training will equip workers to be able to deliver brief and early interventions to people struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues, as well as advanced psychotherapeutic skills. This is the same as the comprehensive 2 day advanced training that is being delivered live across Australia and online in 81 countries. – https://www.dualdiagnosistraining.com.au/training-and-workshops/

This online Dual Diagnosis Training was launched in June 2018 on the learning online learning platform which provides lifetime login to the training. They have thousands of courses and millions of students worldwide.

Module 1. Drugs & Effects

  • Cycle of Addiction
  • Alcohol
  • Drink & Drug Driving
  • Tobacco
  • Cannabis
  • Stimulants (Speed, Ice, Ecstasy, Cocaine)
  • Inhalants (volatile substances)

Module 2. Addictions & Mental Health

  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Integrative Holistic Model
  • Needs & Underlying Issues that drive addictions

Module 3. Harm Minimisation & Optimal Health

  • Pharmacotherapies
  • Orthomolecular Science, Functional Medicine & Optimal Health

Module 4. Neuropharmacology & Neurophysiology (Brain Works)

  • Neuroplasticity
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Psychosis vs Dissociation
  • Psychospirituality

Module 5. Trauma model & Keys to Treatment

  • Guilt vs Shame
  • Dealing with ambivalence

Module 6. Brief & Early Intervention and Tripod of Support

  • Stages of Change
  • Costs vs Benefits – doing a brief intervention

LIVE dates:


Integrative psychotherapy: How leveraging new research on lifestyle modification and therapeutic approaches can support mental health and cognitive rehabilitation

Thursday, November 12, 2020 & Friday, November 13, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

Location: Online Workshop (Ottawa, ON)

In this two-day online workshop, Dr. John Arden will present concrete and research-based strategies and plans to support client mental and cognitive health. He will discuss how, and why, functional lifestyle changes can support symptom recovery.

Learning objectives:
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
1. Distinguish between various health conditions and psychological disorders and their overlap.
2. Explain how poor health contributes to poor mental health as well as vice versa.
3. Analyze how an overactive immune system contributes to depression, anxiety and trauma response.
4. Evaluate how adverse childhood experiences contribute to long-term chronic health and mental health conditions and what to do about it.
5. Plan where to encourage lifestyle changes that improve health and mental health.
6. Measure the effect of poor sleep, diet, and lack of exercise contributions to changes in mental health.
7. Choose what psychotherapeutic intervention to use for various psychological conditions.
8. Assess the effects of various psychotherapeutic interventions.
9. Select pain-based and evidence-based approaches with the most practical outcomes.
10. Formulate an intervention plan most appropriate for the individual based on her/his ethnicity, socio-economic position, and LGBTQ.

Presenter:
John Arden, PhD, ABPP, has over 40 years of experience providing psychological services and directing mental health programs. He has conducted seminars in all US states and 30 countries. He is also the author of 15 books, including Mind-Brain-Gene, Brain2Brain, Brain-Based Therapy: Adults, Brain-Based Therapy: Children & Adolescents, as well as seven self-help books.

Link to register
https://caot.ca/viewEvent.html?productId=10659


CPA & CSBBCS Career Fair

November 12th, 2020 from 12pm – 4pm EST

Canadian Psychological Association
Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS)

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), in collaboration with the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Career Fair on November 12th, 2020.  This Fair will mark the first in a series of Career Fairs the CPA will host in 2020 and 2021.

Students participating in this event will have an opportunity to learn about various career paths and positions for psychology graduates outside of the clinical and academic settings directly from individuals in those positions; connect with the people in these positions about their experiences via virtual break out rooms; and have an opportunity to talk to the CPA about what they would find helpful in terms of career-related resources and information.

LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT CAREER PATHS IN PSYCHOLOGY

TALK TO AND LEARN FROM POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS

IDENTIFY AREAS WHERE YOU COULD BENEFIT FROM CAREER RESOURCES & INFORMATION

If you are interested in learning about possible career paths, talking to potential employers, and identifying the types of resources and information you would find helpful in pursuing a career, this event is not to be missed!

When: Thursday November 12th, 2020 from 12pm – 4pm EST

Where: Virtual
Limited spaces available.

Cost: $10.00

Registration limited to CPA members/affiliates and CSBBCS members/students.

More information at https://cpa.ca/careerfair/.


MDMA-Assisted Therapy: Ethics and Law

November 7, 2020

Enhanced Therapy Institue

Location: Online Webinar (Winnipeg, MB)
Phone: (204) 226-5678 
Email: info@enhancedtherapy.ca
Link: http://enhancedtherapy.ca/conference

One Day Webinar Conference Featuring Rick Doblin, Founder of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)

Hosted by
Neil McArthur – University of Manitoba
Darek Dawda – Enhanced Therapy Institute

$35
(Students can contact info@enhancedtherapy.ca for a complimentary ticket.)

Registration @ http://enhancedtherapy.ca/conference

Join world’s leading researchers for an in-depth discussion of ethical, clinical, and legal issues related to MDMA-Assisted Therapy, a new form of therapy that combines psychological treatment and a powerful psychoactive MDMA medication. Promising clinical research suggests that this unique therapy might become medically available in Canada and USA for treatment of trauma as early as 2022. Presenters will discuss issues such as safety, training and regulation, equity and access, and broader future healing potential such as relationship healing. The conference will consider MDMA-assisted therapy within the broader context of psychedelic-assisted therapy, and will offer global, cultural, and historical perspectives on the issue.


Cancelled – Reconsolidation Therapy™ (Brunet Method™): Foundational Elements and Clinical Practice

November 25-27, 2020

Les Consultants Alain Brunet et Associés

Location: Online
Contact Phone Number: (514) 370-8992
Contact E-Mail: infos.caba@gmail.com
Event Link: https://www.reconsolidationtherapy.com/en/brunet-method-training-canada/

Based on recent discoveries in neuroscience, Reconsolidation Therapy™ has been scientifically proven to be an effective treatment for psychotrauma. This method combines the intake of a pharmacological agent with brief psychotherapy. Reconsolidation Therapy™ provides a simple, fast, and effective method to reduce the strength of emotional memories for victims who have experienced various degrees of trauma.Here is your opportunity to get trained in Reconsolidation Therapy™! The training will take place online using a video communication platform. Reconsolidation Therapy can be practiced online or face to face.Training Format and Schedule:
Online training will be held using the online platform Zoom.
Duration: 2.5 days
Schedule (Time Zone: New York – USA): Day 1 & 2 – 9h30 AM – 5h30 PM – Day 3 – 9h30 AM – 1h00 PM

This training will be given in the English language, and it will provide you with the necessary knowledge needed to practice Reconsolidation Therapy. During the training, you will learn how to use the therapeutic protocol, which will allow you to effectively treat people suffering from post-traumatic stress.Objectives:

  • Differentiate between the various stress and trauma-related disorders
  • Understand the theory of reconsolidation
  • Learn about the studies supporting Reconsolidation Therapy

This training is conducted at an intermediate level. It is offered to all mental health professionals who have a post-graduate university degree and are legally qualified to practice psychotherapy, as well as to therapists practicing alternative techniques that are recognized.

For more information or to reserve your spot in the next training session, please visit our website.


BC Children’s Hospital Psychology Presents: Assessment of English Language Learners: Evidence-based evaluation and best practice

Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

BC Children's Hospital

Location: Zoom Webinar – (zoom email invite will be sent out 2 days prior to session start)

Speaker: Dr. Samuel Ortiz, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, St. John’s University, New York

Dr. Ortiz is Professor of Psychology at St. John’s University, New York. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California and a credential in school psychology with postdoctoral training in bilingual school psychology from San Diego State University. He has served as Visiting Professor and Research Fellow at Nagoya University, Japan, as Vice President for Professional Affairs of APA Division 16 (School Psychology), as member and Chair of APA’s, Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment, as member of the Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education, as representative on the New York State Committee of Practitioners on ELL and LEP Students, and as member of APA Presidential Task Force on Educational Disparities. Dr. Ortiz has served on various editorial boards including Journal of School Psychology, School Psychology Quarterly, and Journal of Applied School Psychology. He is an internationally recognized expert on a variety of topics including nondiscriminatory assessment, evaluation of English learners, cross-battery assessment (XBA), and learning disabilities. He is author of the Ortiz PVAT, X-BASS v2.0 and his books include “Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: A practical guide,” and “Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, 3rd Edition.” Dr. Ortiz is bilingual (Spanish) and bicultural (Puerto Rican).
See Poster (PDF)

Description: This presentation provides a review of the relationship among linguistic, cognitive, and academic development and the application of research regarding EL evaluation within a practical, systematic framework. Specific procedures are presented which permit any evaluator to conduct assessments of English learners that generate valid data to support conclusions and diagnostic decisions regarding English learners. Topics include: understanding bias in testing; issues regarding test score validity; advantages and disadvantages of typical methods for evaluating English learners; the importance of “true peer” comparisons, research foundations and use of the Culture-Language Test Classifications and Interpretive Matrix, integration of the Ortiz PVAT in conducting EL evaluations. The knowledge and skills gained will be useful to practitioners at all levels and provides a solid base for engaging in evaluation of English learners that constitutes defensible and current best practices.

Learning Objectives: In general, following the workshop, participants will able to-

  1. ) Understand the true nature of bias in testing as a function of construct validity.
  2. ) Identify the two main variables that affect test score validity for English learners
  3. ) Identify the limitations of various approaches to testing English learners and the extent to which validity is undermined by cultural and linguistic factors.
  4. ) Apply research findings in a manner that permits a “true peer” comparison for English learners
  5. ) Learn how to apply and use the Culture-Language Test Classifications and Interpretive Matrix as a method for evaluating the extent to which cultural and linguistic factors may have compromised the validity of test performance and results.
  6. ) Integrate the Ortiz PVAT to enhance the quality and diagnostic validity of testing
  7. ) Use a systematic process for evaluation of English learners that constitutes current best practice

REGISTRATION BY NOVEMBER 3, 2020

  • BCCH Psychologists Employees Registration through BCCH Learning Hub
  • Community Psychologists Registration Fee for $125 through BCCH Learning Hub (under general public)
  • Enrolled Graduated Students Registration Fee for $100 through BCCH Learning Hub (under student)

Additional information contact us by email anarayan@cw.bc.ca

Please visit our BCCH Learning Hub link to register https://learninghub.phsa.ca/Courses/23881/

Certificates of Participation will be provided


CADDRA’s Virtual ADHD Conference and Research Day 2020

October 23-25, 2020

CADDRA
    Location: Online (Virtual Event)
    Phone: 416-637-8583
    Email: carol.simpson@caddra.ca
    Event Website and Registration: https://caddra.societyconference.com/v2

    CADDRA 2020 is the largest ADHD health practitioner gathering in Canada and showcases the latest scientific, clinical and practical information on ADHD. Delegates can look forward to engaging sessions, innovative workshops and expert analysis over 3 days (October 23-25) highlighting important research and practice-changing science and education from ADHD knowledge experts across the globe.

    Preceding the conference, CADDRA brings together the top ADHD researchers at the 7th Annual ADHD Research Day on Oct 23, 2020. Research Day has become the largest gathering of ADHD researchers in Canada, drawing some of the best minds – and hearts – in ADHD research.

    The CADDRA Conference and Research Day is an opportunity to network and connect with health practitioners and community partners who share a deep concern about ADHD and who are striving to ensure that all people with ADHD have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

    CADDRA members qualify for a 20% conference and research day fee discount making now the ideal time to sign-up as a member and register.

    To register for the conference and research day, please click here:
    https://caddra.societyconference.com/v2/


2020 Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum: Vision & Visionaries

Oct 14 – 18, 2020

Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum
    Location: Nanaimo, BC, & Virtual
    Phone: (250) 323-3233
    Email: info@otxgy.com
    Link: http://www.psychedelicpsychotherapy.ca

    2020 Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum: Vision & Visionaries, Oct 14 – 18, features 38 speakers presenting on psychedelic-assisted therapies and research, and the ethical, cultural, indigenous and spiritual use of psychedelic and plant medicines for personal and collective healing and transformation. Mounting evidence from leading medical research institutions indicate that psychedelic and plant medicines are effective in treating depression, end-of-life anxiety, trauma and addiction.

    The 3-day forum highlights include Decolonizing the Psychedelic Renaissance; Racial Trauma; Ketamine-assisted Psychotherapy; 101 Red Flags: Ethical Breaches; Psycholytic Therapy; Micro and mini dosing; and Legalization, Decriminalization, Medicalization of Psychedelics. 25+% of the forum is dedicated towards discussions, dialogue and Q&A. Separate admission post-forum workshops offered are Psychedelic Psychotherapy: The Insights of Stanislav Grof, and To Come Into Being: Sacred Plant Medicines and Health Justice.

    Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum maintains responsibility for the program.


10 Week Online Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Foundations Training

October 13th to December 15th, 2020

Center for Mindfulness Brown university - Mindfulness Centre

Location: Online
Hosted by: Hosted by: Centre For Mindfulness Canada, North Vancouver, BC, and in collaboration with the Mindfulness Center at Brown University.

Early Bird Rate (by Sept. 15): $2,300 CAD (Regular rate after is $2,600 CAD)
Presenters: Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat and Florence Meleo-Meyer.
CE Credits: This training has been approved by Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) for a total of 58.50 CE credit hours.

For more info: https://www.drkasimalmashat.com/mbsr-teacher-training.html


Reconsolidation Therapy™ (Brunet Method™): Foundational Elements and Clinical Practice

October 8-10, 2020

Les Consultants Alain Brunet et Associés

Location: Online
Contact Phone Number: (514) 370-8992
Contact E-Mail: infos.caba@gmail.com
Event Link: https://www.reconsolidationtherapy.com/en/brunet-method-training-canada/

Based on recent discoveries in neuroscience, Reconsolidation Therapy™ has been scientifically proven to be an effective treatment for psychotrauma. This method combines the intake of a pharmacological agent with brief psychotherapy. Reconsolidation Therapy™ provides a simple, fast, and effective method to reduce the strength of emotional memories for victims who have experienced various degrees of trauma.Here is your opportunity to get trained in Reconsolidation Therapy™! The training will take place online using a video communication platform. Reconsolidation Therapy can be practiced online or face to face.

Training Format and Schedule:
Online training will be held using the online platform Zoom.
Duration: 2.5 days
Schedule (Time Zone: Montreal, Quebec, Canada – EST): Day 1 & 2 – 9h30 AM – 5h30 PM – Day 3 – 9h30 AM – 1h00 PM

This training will be given in the English language, and it will provide you with the necessary knowledge needed to practice Reconsolidation Therapy. During the training, you will learn how to use the therapeutic protocol, which will allow you to effectively treat people suffering from post-traumatic stress.

Objectives:

  • Differentiate between the various stress and trauma-related disorders
  • Understand the theory of reconsolidation
  • Learn about the studies supporting Reconsolidation Therapy

This training is conducted at an intermediate level. It is offered to all mental health professionals who have a post-graduate university degree and are legally qualified to practice psychotherapy, as well as to therapists practicing alternative techniques that are recognized.

For more information or to reserve your spot in the next training session, please visit our website.


Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Foundation Course (ONLINE)

September 11, 2020 – November 27, 2020

MiCBT Institute

    Location: ONLINE
    Contact Phone Number: (833) 626-4228
    Contact E-Mail: nachapter@mindfulness.net.au
    Event Link: https://mindfulness.net.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=322570

    The North American Chapter of the MiCBT institute is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2020/2021 Online Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Foundation Course. This course is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association for 30 CE credits and includes:

    • Ten, 3-hour sessions, consisting of interactive, dyad and small group work.
    • Supported online teaching platform with additional teaching resources.
    • Copy of Dr Bruno Cayoun’s book: Mindfulness-integrated CBT for Wellbeing and Personal Growth: four steps to enhance inner calm, self-confidence and relationships.
    • Professionally recorded audio-recordings of mindfulness practices (80 minutes; in MP3 format)
    • Free access to over 30 client handouts and therapist work forms
    • Free Associate membership to the MiCBT Institute

    If you would like apply a structured approach to mindfulness in your clinical work, or complete an intensive mindfulness course for your own well-being, experience MiCBT through the Foundation Course, where you will be supported in going through the 4 stages of MiCBT yourself, including sustaining a twice daily meditation practice and developing a sound understanding of MiCBT principles, theory and practice. This course will not only support your personal and professional well-being, but serves as the first step in the MiCBT certification pathway. Following this course, you are eligible to enrol in the Applied Course, where you will learn to implement MiCBT with your clients. Please visit our website: https://mindfulness.net.au/

    Date: Fridays – September 11, 2020 – November 27, 2020 (No classes October 16 and November 20)
    Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm PST; Trainer: Dr. Alia Offman
    Registration: https://mindfulness.net.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=322570

    Date: Fridays – April 9, 2021 – June 18, 2021 (No class on May 21)
    Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm PST; Trainer: Dr. Andrea Grabovac
    Registration: https://mindfulness.net.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=322634

    Fees: Regular: $1460; Early Bird: $1360; Student: $1360; Student Early Bird: $1260 – In CAD & are subject to 13% HST)

    Maximum of 10 registrants (minimum of 6), so please register early to avoid disappointment and ensure discounted pricing.

    Please send all inquiries to:
    Brandilyn Willett, Continuing Ed. Coordinator
    nachapter@mindfulness.net.au
    1-833-626-4228


Reconsolidation Therapy™ (Brunet Method™): Foundational Elements and Clinical Practice

September 10-12, 2020

Les Consultants Alain Brunet et Associés

Location: Formation en ligne via la plateforme Zoom
Contact Phone Number: (514) 370-8992
Contact E-Mail: infos.caba@gmail.com
Event Link: https://www.reconsolidationtherapy.com/en/brunet-method-training-canada/

Cette formation en ligne (Heure Montréal) donnée en français, vous apportera les connaissances nécessaires pour pratiquer la thérapie de la Reconsolidation et son protocole thérapeutique. Elle vous permettra de prendre en charge de manière efficiente les personnes souffrant de stress post-traumatique.

La valeur pédagogique de cette formation en ligne est strictement identique au suivi d’une formation présentielle. A l’issue de cette formation, vous pourrez traiter vos patients un état de stress post-traumatique dans les meilleures conditions. 

Format de la formation et Horaires : 

  • Formation en ligne via la plateforme Zoom 
  • Durée : 2,5 jours 
  • Horaires (Hr Montréal – CAN) : Jour 1+2 – 9h30 à 17h30 – Jour 3 – 9h30 à 13h00

La formation en ligne est dispensée via la plateforme Zoom permettant de réunir dans une ou plusieurs salles de réunion virtuelles les stagiaires. Un email d’invitation contenant le lien de connexion à la salle de formation, vous sera transmis pour vous permettre d’assister à la formation. 

Contenu de la formation 

La formation à la Méthode Brunet™ comprend 19 heures de cours, réparties sur 2,5 jours (16 hrs d’enseignement + 3 hrs de supervision téléphonique). 

Elle est assortie d’un programme de lecture de 6 heures (en anglais). 


Learn Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) with Sue Johnson & Leanne Campbell (ONLINE)

August 10 -13, 2020

ICEEFT 

VICEEFT

Location: Online
Contact Phone Number: (250) 933-4884
Contact E-Mail: efit@cfpsych.ca
Event Link: efitcourses.com

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is best known as a cutting-edge couple intervention but has always, from its inception, been used in clinical practice with individuals and with families, especially with clients dealing with depression, anxiety and trauma and stressor-related disorders.

Participants will learn to:

  • Adopt an attachment humanistic perspective on clients, problems and interventions
  • Discover and distill core emotional experiences and promote emotional balance
  • Outline protective, self-defining and interactional patterns
  • Begin to implement the five moves of the EFT Tango to shape corrective emotional experiences
  • Describe the micro-interventions of the EFT/EFIT model (e.g., heightening)
  • Choreograph dramas that expand the self and open engagement with others
  • Integrate corrective emotional experiences into models of self and other
  • Validate the client’s sense of competence and worth in every session

Optional CEUs available ● ICEEFT Certificate course
Date: August 10-13, 2020
Pacific Time: 9am – 12:15 / Eastern Time: 12pm – 3:15pm (Includes short breaks after each hour)
Total course time: 12 hours (Course will be recorded and available for viewing by registrants for three weeks.)
Cost: $275 US
Registration: https://www.eftvancouverisland.com/efit-level-1


Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD: 2-day online workshop

July 9-10, 2020

    Event Location: online via Zoom
    Contact Phone Number: (416) 659-5040
    Contact E-Mail: training@candicemonson.com
    Event Link: http://candicemonson.com/workshops/july2020

    The CPT Training Team is offering a 2-day online foundational workshop, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT): Evidence-Based Treatment for PTSD. In light of current health precautions, this workshop will be hosted completely online, live via Zoom feed, including 2-way video link, and the ability to interact with the presenters.

    Presenters: Dr. Kathleen M. Chard (co-developer of CPT, and international expert on the treatment of PTSD), with co-presenter Dr. Meghan von Linden

    Dates: Thursday and Friday, July 9 and 10, 2020, 10:00-5:45 pm EDT

    For a complete description of the 2-day workshop, including presenters’ bios, learning objectives, course manual, CEs, and registration, please see event link. If you have any questions, please email the CPT Training Team at training@candicemonson.com

    Please pass along to any colleagues interested in learning evidence-based treatment for traumatic stress-related conditions.


Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (SCAP 2020)

June 18-19, 2020

Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (SCAP 2020)
    Location: Singapore
    Website: https://scap.ear.com.sg/

    The theme of SCAP 2020 is “Psychological Well-being”. They are inviting researchers and practitioners from all fields of psychology research and practice to present and discuss recent innovations, trends, concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Applied Psychology, with a special focus on psychological well-being. This can include clinical and non-clinical psychological well-being and they encourage submissions that cross disciplines, for example psychological well-being in education and the workplace. Furthermore, they welcome submissions from a range of methodological approaches, including quantitative and qualitative work.


Summer Training Institute 2020 focusing on Police & Public Safety Psychology

June 15-19, 2020

CONCEPT Palo Alto University
    Location: Palo Alto University in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, California. Join us either in person or virtually!
    Url for registration and more details: https://concept.paloaltou.edu/sti2020/

    Other details:
    CONCEPT Continuing & Professional Studies Palo Alto University present: Summer Training Institute 2020 at Palo Alto University
    June 15th-19th, 2020 |
    Palo Alto University, Los Altos Campus
    5150 El Camino Real
    Los Altos, CA 94022

    Join us for Summer Training Institute 2020 on Police & Public Safety Psychology to be held at Palo Alto University in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, California. Summer Training Institute is 5 days of mix-and-match workshops presented by internationally recognized experts in Police & Public Safety Psychology. This professional training opportunity is perfect for mental health professionals who are planning to add a police and public safety specialty to their practice or who are planning to become board certified in the Police and Public Safety Psychology specialty by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). APA, CPA, POST, ASWB, NBCC board approved workshops.

    For more information, agenda, speakers and to register, please click here https://concept.paloaltou.edu/sti2020/


Guerette Symposia: Resilience Across the Lifespan: Strength-Based Strategies to Nurture Positive Mindsets, Caring, and Hope in Ourselves and Others with Dr. Robert Brooks

June 9 to 12, 2020

    Location: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Québec City, QC

     

    As professionals, we must manage our own feelings of stress and even burnout as we strive to bring meaning and purpose to our lives and the lives of others.  In this symposium, Dr. Brooks will describe interventions rooted in a strength-based framework for nurturing a “resilient mindset,” including the attributes of self-dignity, responsibility, compassion, and hope for both patients and professionals.  These interventions can be applied with individuals of all ages in a variety of settings including outpatient therapy, schools, homes, inpatient and residential programs, and the workplace.  Many case examples will be used.

    This program is designed for intermediate psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, allied mental health professionals, educators, and other medical professionals.

    Please visit https://www.bucme.org/live/9993 for more information and to register.


The Western Canadian Conference on Trauma and Addictions: Canada’s Premier Clinical Skills Conference

May 27 – 29, 2020

Jack Hirose & Associates
    Location: EDMONTON, AB
    Co-Sponsored by Sunshine Coast Health Centre – Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP and Robert Weiss, Ph.D., LCSW, CSAT and John Briere, Ph.D. and Robert T. Muller, Ph.D., C. Psych and Mary Jo Harwood, MSW, LSW, DNCCM and Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D., M.S., M.A. and Zachary Walsh, Ph.D. and Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD., CATC-V, CADCIII and Stanton Peele, Ph.D.
    Website: http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/trauma/