Psychology Month Profile: Meghan Norris – The Canadian Handbook for Careers in Psychological Science

Meghan Norris: The Canadian Handbook for Careers in Psychological Science

We’re closing out Psychology Month by connecting you with a resource that could help you with one of the career paths you may have read about in February. Dr. Meghan Norris’ open-source book The Canadian Handbook for Careers in Psychological Science

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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.


Refocus on Recovery Canada 2020

May 20-21, 2020

Refocus On Recovery
    • Location: Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto
    • Website:

https://www.refocusonrecovery.ca

The Mental Health Commission of Canada, Canadian Mental Health Association and the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences are pleased to host the inaugural Refocus on Recovery Canada conference, in Toronto, ON, on May 20-21, 2020.
Refocus on Recovery is an international conference that aims to advance the field of recovery research and create an international community of influence. This is the first time that the Refocus on Recovery conference will be hosted in Canada. It provides an exciting opportunity to bring together those passionate about mental health and personal recovery from across the country and North America.
Refocus on Recovery Canada 2020 will focus on Diversity and Mental Health. Sub-themes will include:

      • Recovery and Diverse Populations
      • Recovery Across the Lifespan
      • Diverse and Innovative Models of Service Delivery

A Mindful Society Conference 2020

May 1 – 4, 2020

A Mindful Society Conference 2020
    Location: Toronto, ON
    Earn CE Credits and Deepen Your Understanding at A Mindful Society Conference 2020

    It is vital that mental health professionals have a grounding in the latest research and applications of mindfulness. Evidence for the benefits of integrating mindfulness into mental health care is growing rapidly and it is hard to keep up.

    At the annual A Mindful Society conference at the University of Toronto, more than 800 people including mental healthcare providers, clinicians, researchers, educators, business, community and spiritual leaders from around the world come together to learn more about the rapidly developing field of mindfulness. This conference is specifically for professionals interested in bringing mindfulness to their work and life, and those working on the frontlines already supporting individuals with mindfulness.

    This year’s keynote speakers and pre and post-conference workshop leaders are:
    Dr. Rick Hanson: Psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 28 languages and include Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture
    Dr. Elisha Goldstein: Best-selling author, co-founder of The Centre for Mindful Living and the creator of the six-month online program A Course in Mindful Living. His books are available in 12 languages and include Uncovering Happiness, The Now Effect, Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler and A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook.

    CE Credits are available for the two-day conference and the one-day pre and post-conference workshops. Click here for more information about CE Credits.

    A Mindful Society 2020:
    • understand the latest research and how to apply it to your own work
    • meet other professionals working with applied mindfulness and compassion
    • choose from over 62 presenters and 40 breakout sessions and research-based practices on applied mindfulness in healthcare, education, business, and more.
    • experience a variety of research-based mindfulness practices
    • design your own personalized conference experience based on your specific professional growth and development needs.

    To learn more and to register, visit: amindfulsociety.org

    Join us in creating a more mindful society this May!

Treating Chronically Traumatized Children: The Sleeping Dogs Method
Special PTSD Edition with Bonus Material
Presented by Arianne Struik
Live Stream Option (see Envision website for details)

April 28 – 29, 2020

Envision
    Location: Calgary, AB
    Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/treating-chronically-traumatized-children-the-sleeping-dogs-method-tickets-64752657943

    The treatment of severely traumatized children and adolescents usually focuses on helping the child and the family to process their traumatic experiences with EMDR therapy. But in some cases children cannot or do not want to participate in EMDR therapy. These children may for example refuse to talk about their traumatic memories, they may dissociate, or may say they have forgotten about it. Cases such as these get stuck and often the trauma doesn’t get processed. We let ‘sleeping dogs lie’, with devastating consequences for future development. But how to help these children?

    This workshop would benefit all mental health clinicians

    Find out more about this and our other workshops: https://www.envisionservices.ca/


Treating Chronically Traumatized Children: The Sleeping Dogs Method
Special PTSD Edition with Bonus Material
Presented by Arianne Struik
Live Stream Option (see Envision website for details)

April 26 – 27, 2020

Envision
    • Location: Vancouver, BC

 

    • Website:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/treating-chronically-traumatized-children-the-sleeping-dogs-method-tickets-64753434265

The treatment of severely traumatized children and adolescents usually focuses on helping the child and the family to process their traumatic experiences with EMDR therapy. But in some cases children cannot or do not want to participate in EMDR therapy. These children may for example refuse to talk about their traumatic memories, they may dissociate, or may say they have forgotten about it. Cases such as these get stuck and often the trauma doesn’t get processed. We let ‘sleeping dogs lie’, with devastating consequences for future development. But how to help these children?

This workshop would benefit all mental health clinicians

Find out more about this and our other workshops: https://www.envisionservices.ca/


See Me, Feel Me, Heal Me – The Neurobiology of Information Processing and EMDR
Special PTSD Edition with Bonus Material
Presented by Dr. Uri Bergmann

April 17 – 18, 2020

Envision

Spring Trauma & Attachment Conference Featuring Guest Speakers

March 30 – April 3, 2019

ATTCH Conference
    • Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.

 

ATTCH is pleased to be offering another leading-edge trauma and attachment conference series March 30 – April 3, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. This comprehensive conference will give you practical tools to take your trauma processing to a deeper level and learn effective tools and skills to work with grief and loss.

o   Pre-Conference Event ~ March 29, 2020 Drum Making Workshop. Make your own hand drum and learn about traditional Indigenous practices during the process

o   Day 1

  • Stream A: Healing Trauma: Cool Hacks for Kids, Teens, their parents, and Adults Part 1
  • Stream B: Trauma Processing Demonstration and Applied Practice Part 2*

o Day 2

  • Stream A: Healing Trauma: Cool Hacks for Kids, Teens, their parents, and Adults Part 2
  • Stream B:  Trauma Processing and Applied Practice Part 3*

o Days 3 & 4 ~ Strategies for Processing and Healing Grief with Anne-Marie Lockmyer (2 day training)
o Day 5 ~ When Words Fail: Expressive Arts Approaches to Grief and Loss with Cher Curshen

*Pre-requisite: Must have completed core 3 day certification trainings in order to complete these trainings. See herefor details.

Save the date Dr. Laurel Parnell’s Model of Attachment-Focused EMDR Training coming May of 2020!

Lori Gill, Registered Psychotherapist, M.A. Counselling Psychology,

Founder & CEO, Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing (ATTCH)

Certified Trauma Specialist, Trainer, & Consultant, The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC)
Phone: (905) 684-9333
Fax (905) 684-6217
Email: lori@attch.org
Website: www.attch.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ATTCH2013
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Attachment-and-Trauma-Treatment-Centre-for-Healing/155260851294250

Trauma Certification Training: http://www.attachment-and-trauma-treatment-centre-for-healing.com/trauma-certification.html

2014 Award of Excellence Recipient through the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children.

Help support the delivery of free and low cost therapy services to clients in need: https://www.gofundme.com/manage/leading-edge-trauma-therapy-for-those-in-need


MiCBT Foundation Course (Online – 10 sessions)

Friday March 27, 2020 from 9am-12pm PST.

MiCBT Institute
    Location: Online
    Beginning Friday March 27, 2020 from 9am-12pm PST. This first stage of training in MiCBT is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is curious about using a structured mindfulness approach in their clinical work and exploring a twice daily meditation practice.
    -Details & Registration: https://mindfulness.net.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=314385

    Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) addresses a broad range of psychological disorders and general stress conditions. MiCBT uses a novel and effective therapeutic system based on exposure and desensitization to the “interoception” that maintains unhelpful thought processes. The 4 stages of MiCBT provide a clear structure for both therapists and clients to support progressive implementation of mindfulness skills in challenging situations in daily life.

    The North American Chapter of the MiCBT Institute is offering two exciting clinical training opportunities for Psychologists and other mental health professionals


Mental Health and Spirituality: Contemporary Issues and Practical Implications for Researchers and Practitioners

March 20-21, 2020

The Centre of Excellence for Research in Psychotherapy and Spirituality
    Location: Ottawa, ON
    Hosted by: The Centre of Excellence for Research in Psychotherapy and Spirituality & The Society for Pastoral Care and Counselling Research

    The conference is open to practitioners, at any level of professional development, who come into contact with issues pertaining to mental health. The primary objective is to present evidence-based research on the challenges and implications of spiritually informed approaches in mental health services. Keynote speakers and workshop presentations will utilize different modalities to facilitate experiential learning and promote the development of clinical skills. Attendees will cultivate clinical competence in the application and ethics of spiritually integrated interventions. Accredited for 14 Continuing Education Credits through CCPA

    Tickets:
    Two-day: Regular $150.00 | Student $100.00
    Friday-only: Regular $100.00 | Student $50.00
    Saturday-only: Regular $100.00 | Student $50.00

    Details and Register at https://ustpaul.ca/conferences-university/mental-health-and-spirituality-contemporary-issues-and-practical-implications-for-practitioners-and-researchers.htm
    Conference Program

    For more information, contact psychotherapyresearch@ustpaul.ca

The 52nd Banff International Conference on Behavioural Science
Mindfulness for Families, Schools, and Communities: From Promotion to Intervention

March 15 to 18, 2020

Banff International Conferences on Behavioural Science
    Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada

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    Accommodations
    We encourage all attending delegates to book their accommodation at The Banff Centre. Onsite accommodation supports the evening sessions and banquet, as well as enhances networking opportunities. A block of rooms has been reserved at The Banff Centre. An Accommodation/Meal Package has been arranged for March 15-19, 2020. The Package includes four night’s accommodation (commencing Sunday, March 15), four Vistas buffet breakfasts, three Vistas buffet dinners and a plated Banquet dinner (Tuesday, March 17), as well as service charges, wireless internet access in bedrooms, parking, and access to the Sally Borden Recreation Facility. Meal package commences Sunday, March 15 with Vistas buffet dinner and ends with Vistas breakfast on Thursday, March 19. Tables will be identified in the Dining Room for all scheduled meals, for those conference delegates wishing to network with their peers. One- and two-bedded accommodation/meal daily package rates are SINGLE: $224.92 per person and DOUBLE $147.42 per person. Prices are exclusive of 5% GST, 4% Alberta Tourism Levy Tax, 2% Tourism Improvement Fee, and $15/day/room Facilities Fee, and are quoted in Canadian Dollars (CAD). Single room rates apply to one conference delegate staying alone or sharing the room with a companion who is not a conference delegate. A $100.00 CAD off-site fee will apply to all delegates whose accommodation is off-site and is payable at time of registration. The offsite fee is not applicable to the one-day registration.

    To book your accommodation/meal package at The Banff Centre, please call Toll Free 1-800-884-7574 (direct 403-762-6100) and advise them that you are attending the Banff Conference on Behavioural Science. The Reservations Office is open Monday- Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MST.

    Registration: REGISTER HERE
    Conference Registration
    The registration fee is $450 CAD on or before February 13, 2020, and $525 CAD for registrations postmarked after this date. For full-time students, residents and interns, the registration fee is $150 CAD on or before February 13, 2020, and $185 CAD for registrations postmarked after this date. For those requesting the student rates, you will be asked to provide current student identification at the conference registration desk. The conference registration fee includes buffet lunch and coffee/tea service on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The conference registration does not include workshop fees ($80 CAD/workshop). The one-day registration fee is $275 CAD. Full registration fee is required if booking more than one day. All registrations must be prepaid. A $100 CAD processing fee will be charged for all cancellations on or before February 13, 2020, and no refunds will be given after this date. GST (5%) is required on all registration and workshop fees. The Conference is organized by Banff Conferences on Behavioural Science, registered under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.

    Call for Papers
    A poster session will be held on Monday, March 16th as part of the evening reception. Submissions should be databased and related to the conference theme. Proposals should be submitted to Sue Kim at hkim725@uwo.ca by February 14, 2020 for consideration. Please include a document with the presentation title, authors’ names and affiliations, and an abstract (250 words). An email contact for the corresponding author should be included on the submission as well.

    For more information: https://banffbehavsci.ubc.ca/


Mindfulness-integrated CBT: A Transdiagnostic Treatment Approach

March 6-7, 2020

MiCBT Institute
    Location: Vancouver, BC
    A great introduction to MiCBT for those who want to learn more about the therapeutic structure and rationale for the meditation practices used.
    -Details & Registration: https://mindfulness.net.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=315628
    * Approved by the CPA for 12 CE Credits

    Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) addresses a broad range of psychological disorders and general stress conditions. MiCBT uses a novel and effective therapeutic system based on exposure and desensitization to the “interoception” that maintains unhelpful thought processes. The 4 stages of MiCBT provide a clear structure for both therapists and clients to support progressive implementation of mindfulness skills in challenging situations in daily life.

    The North American Chapter of the MiCBT Institute is offering two exciting clinical training opportunities for Psychologists and other mental health professionals


Psychiatry Quarterly Updates: Anxiety Half Day

March 06, 2020 – 12:15pm – 4:15pm MST

U-of-C
    Location: Clara Christie Theatre, Health Sciences Centre, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, AB
    This course is offered both in-person and via a live webinar.
    This series of updates aims to provide healthcare professionals with an evidence-based overview of multiple areas within the psychiatric domain. Each half-day session aims to cover important topics such as diagnosis review and update, treatment/therapeutic use and application, and local perspectives and resources as it pertains to that session’s focus. This course is structured as a self-assessment program eligible for MOC Section 3 Self-Assessment – 3.5 hours.
    At the end of this course, learners will be equipped to:

    • describe pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of anxiety
    • demonstrate mindfulness practice and apply it to patient cases
    • identify local resources to support patients with anxiety

    Brochure

    Website

    Register Online

    Contact: Lana Pankiw, Program Assistant, 403.220.8366 lana.pankiw1@ucalgary.ca and Dana Young, Education Consultant, 403.210.6226 dana.young@ucalgary.ca


Psychiatry Online Literature Review Course

February 24 – May 24, 2020

Jack Hirose & Associates
    Location: Online (Online review and discussion of recent psychiatry literature as well as related issues in clinical practice)
    The Psychiatry Online Literature Review Course provides the opportunity for physicians and residents to discuss current journal articles relevant to psychiatry and their relation to practice. The focus of the articles will be “Highlights of 2019”. All discussions are held online in an asynchronous format so that participants can post their comments at any time. It is a convenient method for physicians and residents to review journal articles and their relation to practice with other physicians and residents, from the familiarity of their own office or home computer. Participants can earn up to 38.0 MOC Section 1 and 3.0 MOC Section 3 Self-Assessment hours.

    Contact: Dana Young, Education Consultant, 403.210.6226, dana.young@ucalgary.ca

    Brochure

    Webpage

    Register Online


Treating First-Responders and Military with EMDR Therapy: Foundations for Effective EMDR Treatment
Presented by Dr. E. C. Hurley

February 21 – 23, 2020

Envision

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD
4-Day Intensive Training Workshop

February 13-16, 2020

The Centre for Posttraumatic Stress & Anxiety Treatment

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    Location:Productivity and Innovation Centre, Room PIC 234
    Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
       10210 Princess Elizabeth Ave NW,
    Edmonton, AB  T5G 0Y2

     

    The Centre for Posttraumatic Stress & Anxiety Treatment is pleased to announce a four-day intensive 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.
    Dates: February 13-16, 2020
    Times: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (breakfast & sign-in 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.)
    Cost: $1,200.00 plus G.S.T.
    Cost includes the Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD Therapist Guide and Workbook, hard 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. A light continental breakfast and morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided each day.

    Parking is available on site for $10-$13 per day

    Registration: Online at www.cpsat.ca
        Deadline February 1, 2020
        Space is limited to 32 participants

    Cancellation: Fees are fully refundable (less an administration charge of $50 plus G.S.T.) for cancellation requests received prior to February 1, 2020.

    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.


CBT for Anxiety in the Digital Age

November 25, 2019

Anxiety Canada
    Time: 12:00PM to 2:00PM Pacific Standard Time (PST)
    Location: Via live webinar
    Cost: $65
    Credits: Participants will be provided with a certificate for 2 CE credits upon completion of this program.
    Register Here: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E344142QE&id=12

    The virtual workshop will include the following:

    • Overview of the emerging role and effectiveness of digital technology in enhancing psychological treatments.
    • Overview of key digital resources developed by Anxiety Canada, which are based on empirically-supported cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) strategies.
    • Review of Anxiety Canada’s new free on-line self-help anxiety management course, My Anxiety Plan (MAP), for parents and adults, which includes lessons on relaxation and mindfulness, healthy/balanced thinking, and facing fears.
    • Review of the tools and features of the newest version of Anxiety Canada’s free MindShift CBT app, a comprehensive and user-friendly anxiety management resource that includes psycho-education, relaxation/mindfulness tools, cognitive strategies (e.g., thought records, belief/behavioural experiments), and behavioural strategies (e.g., exposure, healthy habits), as well as features for tracking progress, setting goals, and sharing information.
    • Discussion on the ways that digital technology can enhance one’s clinical practice, which includes increasing the cost-effectiveness and accessibility of treatment; providing supplemental and easily accessible information; reinforcing tools/strategies; enhancing between session homework and goals; providing a secure and convenient means for clients to record and share information; and improving relapse prevention.
    • Discussion on the ways that technology can improve client engagement, which includes providing clients with interactive and fun ways to learn/practice strategies and track progress; providing information and support between sessions; and making between session homework and goals easier to remember and more convenient to complete.

    Learning objectives of the activity:

    • Understand the emerging role of digital technology in psychological treatments
    • Identify and be familiar with key digital resources utilizing CBT for anxiety developed by Anxiety Canada
    • Describe specific ways that technology can enhance clinical practice
    • Identify ways that technology can improve client engagement

    Presenter: Dr. Kristin Buhr
    Dr. Buhr is a Registered Psychologist and Director at the North Shore Stress and Anxiety Clinic (www.nssac.ca). She is a lead consultant for Anxiety Canada (www.anxietycanada.com), where she has developed numerous self-help resources for adults, parents, and teens coping with anxiety problems, including My Anxiety Plan (MAP), an on-line anxiety management course, and MindShift CBT, a comprehensive anxiety management app. Dr. Buhr specializes in the evidence-based treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in adolescents and adults, and regularly provides educational workshops on mental health issues. She is also the co-author of The Worry Workbook: CBT Skills to Overcome Worry and Anxiety by Facing the Fear of Uncertainty.


2019 Canadian Violence Link Conference

November 21-22, 2019

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    Location: Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
    Website: https://clc.humanecanada.ca

    About the Canadian Violence Link Conference The Canadian Violence Link Conference, by Humane Canada, is an innovative, ground-breaking conference that examines the link between violence against human beings and animals, looking at the vulnerabilities in both populations and how they intersect. In 2017, we brought together 203 professionals from 10 key Canadian sectors that work to prevent and address violence against people or animals for cross-sector training on how to stop the cycles of violence. This was the first time a national conference of this kind happened in Canada, and it has kick-started much-needed action on violence.

    Learning and networking opportunities at #LINK2019:
    Skills to examine the correlation between human vulnerability and animal vulnerability The opportunity to create new networks and relationships that will enhance your work toward ending violence An understanding of the roots of animal abuse and its connection to interpersonal and societal violence An ability to identify the indicators of interpersonal violence and the steps to responding An ability to identify the indicators of animal abuse and the steps to investigation and prosecution of these crimes The opportunity to explore community-level partnerships involving social service providers, prosecutors, animal welfare organizations, the courts and law enforcement agencies, veterinarians and municipal/provincial/federal governments Conference Highlights

    200+ delegates from 10+ sectors across Canada
    Expert speakers on violence prevention for people and animals Cross-collaboration with social workers, police, Crown prosecutors, politicians, anti-violence workers, animal welfare representatives, veterinarians and more Networking events and opportunities Interactive, practical sessions Inclusive and supportive environment Who is this conference for?
    This conference is intended for social workers, police officers, animal cruelty enforcement personnel, judges, anti-violence advocates, politicians, bureaucrats, Crown prosecutors, animal welfare advocates, policy experts, veterinarians and RVTs. More than 200 professionals from across Canada attended our 2017 conference to focus on how sectors can work together to improve Canada’s response to violence. This cross-sectoral collaboration has led to a number of powerful insights and proposed strategies to prevent and address violence against people and animals.

    What is the violence link?
    Violence against animals and violence against people are not distinct and separate problems. Rather, they are part of a larger pattern of violent crimes that often co-exist. Research shows a significant correlation between animal cruelty and crimes of domestic violence, the physical and sexual abuse of children, sexual assault and other violent crimes. This emerging concept that looks at the relationship between violence against animals and people is commonly known as the violence link and has evolved to encompass prevention and intervention practices to reduce vulnerability in animals and humans. This conference will highlight the latest research and promising new practices to advance the criminal justice and social service responses to the violence link, bringing together the field’s leading experts in the areas of law, enforcement, behaviour, interpersonal violence, veterinary medicine and social services.


The Canadian Mental Health Summit: Advanced Interventions and Strategies For Frontline Professionals
Co-Sponsored by Sunshine Coast Health Centre

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – Friday, November 22, 2019

Jack Hirose and Associates, Inc.
    Location: CALGARY, AB
    Email: registration@jackhirose.com
    Website: http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/cmhs-2019/
    Phone Number: 604.924.0296
    Presented by Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D. and Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D., LPC and Richard W. Sears, Psy.D., Ph.D. ABPP and Jamie R. Forsyth,Ph.D. and John P. Forsyth,Ph.D. and Randy Paterson, Ph.D. and Laurel Parnell Ph.D. and Lisa Ferentz, LCSW, DAPA and Henny Westra, Ph.D. and Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP and Robert A. Neimeyer, Ph.D. and Reid Wilson, Ph.D.,

    For a full list of Spring 2019 Events click here