The Fundamentals of Clinical Hypnosis an Introductory Workshop

October 22-23, 2021

Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis - Ontario Division
    Location: Online
    Contact Phone Number: (613) 217-8167
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    The CSCH-OD Fundamentals of Clinical Hypnosis Workshop provides clinical training in both the theory and application of hypnosis in the clinical practice of medicine and psychotherapy for those who have never practiced hypnosis. Based on evidence-based best practices, the workshop uses a combined format of lecture, demonstration and supervision to develop clinical hypnosis skills. Participants will be taught how to present hypnosis to a patient, how to do a number of different hypnotic inductions, and how to apply these in their practices. Participants will practice in small group sessions with individualized supervision, leading to the development of selected skills.

    This will be a highly interactive two days, with a minimum of 25% of workshop time spent in question and answer discussions, learning from case vignettes, video and live demonstrations and practice of induction techniques.

    Please note: there is a pre-workshop reading and a follow-up assignment for this workshop. Participants write a one-page summary of the use of hypnosis in their own practice and then submits it to a “mentor”. The mentor then provides constructive feedback and suggestions for improvement. Participants are invited to participate in a 90-minute post-workshop conference in 1-2 months following the workshop.

    Student applicants must provide supporting documentation. Please review eligibility requirements prior to registering.

The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques

October 4 – 5, 2021

Solutions On Site
    Location: Online
    Contact Phone Number: (226) 268-2307
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    In The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques, Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.(author of Pandemic Anxiety) presents the most useful psychotherapeutic approaches to stress and generalized anxiety, panic and social anxiety. Drawing on the latest research for the neurobiological basis of anxiety to explain why psychotherapy is so effective, Dr. Wehrenberg demonstrates comprehensive techniques to stop rumination, eliminate panic and prepare people to participate in social environments without distress. Her pragmatic approach provides practical strategies you can immediately apply with all clients.
    Via discussion and concise client examples in all age groups, participants will learn methods to manage anxiety that work in every clinical population. Even experienced clinicians will come away with tools to help clients resolve their anxiety symptoms and all participants will be prepared to respond effectively to most presentations of anxiety disorders.
    A recording of this event will be available for a limited time.

    $185+hst for two half-days. Group Rates available

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD: 2-day Foundational Workshop

September 13-14, 2021

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD: 2-day Foundational Workshop
    Location: Online
    Contact Phone Number: (416) 659-5040
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    CPT for PTSD is a recommended first line therapy in current treatment guidelines world-wide. This 2-day workshop serves as a foundational training in CPT, highlighting the most recent research. Participants will receive instruction in the theoretical underpinnings of CPT to facilitate individual case conceptualization, session-by-session review of the protocol, demonstrations with video-recorded materials from actual cases, personal experience with the therapy materials through role-plays, and discussion of common problems encountered. This workshop is suitable for healthcare practitioners and trainees in psychology, social work, nursing, counselling, medicine, and related fields.

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Our Stories, Our Voices: A film festival focusing on LGBTQIA+ mental health

August 10-12th 2021

Art With Impact

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
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    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

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!


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
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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!

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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
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    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:

    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:

Embedding Sleep:

May 19 – June 30, 2021

CambiumEd Consulting Inc
    Location: Online
    Contact Phone Number: (780) 702-8905
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    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.

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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.

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    (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.

    Deadline May 1, 2021
    Space is limited to 40 participants

    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:
    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

    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:

    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 :

Working with the Inner Critic with Kathy Steele

May 8th, 2021

Solutions On Site
    Location: livestream
    Contact Phone Number: (226) 268-2307
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    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 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:
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    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 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


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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.

Information Session: Health Coach Professional Certificate

March 4, 2021

York University

    Location: Online
    Contact Phone Number: (416) 736-2100
    Contact E-Mail: 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:

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
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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. 


  • 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

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. –

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.

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

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.




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