Coming Events

Want to keep track of events relevant to the discipline and profession of psychology in a national calendar? Look no further. The CPA maintains a calendar of upcoming events as a service to the community. Keep your agendas open and mark your calendars!

If you would like to advertise your event, please refer to submission details on the following webpage https://cpa.ca/advertisewithcpa/


Chronological Listing of Events


Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program

January to December 2024

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program
Location: Online
Contact Phone Number: (416) 978-2400
Contact E-Mail: learn@utoronto.ca
Event Link: https://learn.utoronto.ca/programs-courses/certificates/dialectical-behavior-therapy

The Certificate in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a specialized training program on an essential therapeutic practice.

It is designed for those wanting to learn DBT at an intensive level, and those who wish to better implement the treatment model in their profession.

DBT is comprised of four independent yet interconnected modes of intervention:

– Individual therapy
– Skills training (group)
– Coaching
– Consultation team

This Certificate Program helps you understand DBT’s theory and the application of each of these modes of intervention. Through rigorous content, applied training, exercises, discussions, role-playing, activities, and other multimedia you will learn from field leading practitioners on how to effectively utilize this powerful tool.


2024 Treating PTSD and Complex Trauma (Day 1-4) with Dr Leah Giarratano online offerings – 30 CE hours*

Dates from February – October, 2024

2024 Treating PTSD and Complex Trauma (Day 1-4) with Dr Leah Giarratano online offerings – 30 CE hours*

‌Self-paced homestudy commencing:

‌1 February 2024 ending 31 May 2024
‌1 April 2024 ending 31 July 2024
‌1 July 2024 ending 31 October 2024
‌1 October 2024 ending 31 January 2025

Livestream
2-3 + 9-10 May 2024 (9am-5pm CDT)
Livestream registration closes one month prior

Core 30-hour online training for all mental health professionals working with traumatized populations. Offered in two modes: self-paced/homestudy or highly interactive 4-Day livestream. This highly practical, evidenced-based continuing education workshop will underpin your clinical practice in this field.

The content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations and your program fee includes access to our annual livestream for Canada/ US to consolidate learning. You can complete the self-paced program entirely in your own time without time away from work. Allow 2-3 weeks delivery for your Day 1-4 printed materials.

The Day 1-4 self-paced online program will be repeated on the same dates in 2025, 2026 and 2027. Our annual livestream for Canada/US will also be repeated around the same dates in May in CDT. Each livestream date is limited to 40 participants. You are welcome to join from other time zones if you are happy with the time commitment (7am-3pm PDT or 11am-7pm ADT).

The Day 1-4 Online Fee is $1,390 Australian Dollars (AUD). Until 31/3/24, Canadian and US residents will save $200 AUD on any of the 2024 listed offerings above. Email us your name, home address for printed materials, mobile number and program preference and we will reply with your reservation invoice and payment instructions to obtain your $200 AUD discount until 31/3/24.

Click this link for our 2024 flyer containing full details

Click this link for our website with upcoming offerings and to register

Please contact Joshua George (program coordinator) with your enquiries mail@talominbooks.com

*Talomin Books Pty Ltd is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Talomin Books Pty Ltd maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

*Talomin Books Pty Ltd is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Talomin Books Pty Ltd maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Perfectionism: A cognitive behavioural Approach

March 1 & 8, 2024

Perfectionism: A cognitive behavioural Approach.

Breaking the ADHD Code

March 18, 2024

Breaking the ADHD Code.
Location: Online Zoom
Contact Phone Number: (780) 702-8905
Contact E-Mail: linda@cambiumed.ca
Event Link: https://btac.cambiumed.ca/

Next offering on March 18, 2024. Early bird discount of 10% available until February 29, 2024.

Go to https://btac.cambiumed.ca/ for more information or to register.


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

March 21-22, 2024

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

Online Training
Duration: 2.5 days (16h of theoretical training + 4h of formal consultation completed on another date)
Schedule (Montreal Time):
– Day 1: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
– Day 2: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: 4-Day Intensive Online Training Workshop – April 4 to 7, 2024

April 4-7, 2024

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: 4-Day Intensive Online Training Workshop – April 4 to 7, 2024
Location: Online (live)
Contact Phone Number: (780) 800-5585
Contact E-Mail: training@cpsat.ca
Event Link: https://www.cpsat.ca/workshops/pe-4-ptsd-apr-2024

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD:
4-Day Intensive Online Training Workshop – April 4 to 7, 2024

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 strongly advised.

Dates: April 4 – 7, 2024
Location: Online (live) via Zoom
Times: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time)
Cost: $900.00 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.

Continuing education:
The Centre for Posttraumatic Stress & Anxiety Treatment, Ltd. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Centre for Posttraumatic Stress & Anxiety Treatment, Ltd. maintains responsibility for the program. Completion of the entire Four-Day Prolonged Exposure Therapy Workshop will earn participants 25 CE credits. Credit for partial completion is not available. CE certificates will be provided to eligible participants on their completion of a post-workshop evaluation questionnaire.

Registration: https://www.cpsat.ca/workshops/pe-4-ptsd-apr-2024
Deadline March 20, 2024
Space is limited to 30 participants

Cancellation:
Fees are fully refundable (less an administration charge of $50 plus G.S.T.) for cancellation requests received prior to March 20, 2024.

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.


ENGAGING THE RHYTHM OF REGULATION: A Polyvagal Theory Guided Approach to Therapy

April 10 and 11, 2024

ENGAGING THE RHYTHM OF REGULATION: A Polyvagal Theory Guided Approach to Therapy.
Location: Calgary
Contact Phone Number: (403) 949-0070
Contact E-Mail: info@arnicafoundation.ca
Event Link: https://arnicafoundation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Arnica_PolyvagalTheory.pdf

In-person workshop presented by Deb Dana, LCSW, a clinician, consultant, and internationally recognized author and speaker specializing in complex trauma and the Polyvagal Theory.

DATE
Wednesday April 10, 2024
Thursday April 11, 2024
9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily

REGISTRATION
Early Bird (cut-off date Feb 23, 2024): $495 per person
Regular: $550 per person

LOCATION
Hotel Arts
119 12 Ave SW Calgary Alberta, Canada

Please note

• The last day for registration is Thursday, April 4, 2024
• Registration includes morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch on both days.
• Register early as seating is limited to 60 attendees. Register here https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/engaging-the-rhythm-of-regulation- a-polyvagal-guided-approach-to-therphy-tickets-789678348197

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Professionals working in the field of mental health including but not limited to clinical social workers, psychologists, therapists, counsellors, and psychiatric nurses.
A Certificate of Completion will be provided after the workshop.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

April 17, 2024

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Online via Zoom

April & May 2024 (Including April 17+18, 24+25; May 1+2, 8+9)
9:00 am – 1:00 pm EDT

Train with Drs. Martin Bohus & Shelley McMain

This 4-week course, offered through the Centre for MindBody Health, provides a comprehensive examination of DBT-PTSD based on a psycho-social model. Within this model, dysfunctional behaviors are understood as strategies to avoid or escape from trauma-associated primary emotions like powerlessness, threat, anxiety, disgust, humiliation, or sexual arousal. The model posits that these emotions are corroborated by dysfunctional cognitive assumptions and dysfunctional behaviors such as self-injury, suicidal ideation, dissociation or intoxication and that problematic secondary emotions such as shame, guilt, self-hatred, or chronic anger develop over time into problematic self-concepts which impair quality of life.

DBT-PTSD primarily aims to help patients: a) Revise their fear of trauma-associated primary emotions, b) Question whether secondary emotions like guilt and shame fit the facts, and c) Radically accept the fact of trauma in their lives to establish a life worth living. The treatment program is designed to be delivered in a residential program (three-months) or in an outpatient setting (45 weeks).

This 4-week course provides comprehensive training in DBT-PTSD including a manual. The course also fulfills the prerequisite for enrolling in future Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder workshops.

AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS TRAINING, YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

– Describe the basic psychosocial and neurobehavioral principles of complex PTSD
– Implement the principles of DBT-PTSD within your clinical practice
– Develop an individualized trauma model
– Teach your client skills for dissociation, distress tolerance, and regulation of trauma-related emotions
– Conduct in-sensu exposure
– Help your clients create a life worth living
– Registrants will retain access to the course material and recordings of all classes for 30 days after the course training concludes. All registrants will be able to download core content (PPT or PDF) and view recordings of classes. Class recordings cannot be downloaded.


2024 Symposium on Child and Youth Trauma

May 1st – May 2nd 2024

2024 Symposium on Child and Youth Trauma
Location: Online & at the Palais des Congrès of Montreal, 1001 Pl. Jean-Paul-Riopelle, MTL, QC H2Z 2B3
Contact Phone Number: (514) 398-5286
Contact E-Mail: info@traumaconsortium.com
Event Link: https://cvent.me/lmRO3a?locale=en-US

The Symposium on Child & Youth Trauma is an annual and bilingual conference aimed at improving the delivery of trauma-informed services for children and youth. This year, the Symposium is being held at the Palais des Congrès of Montreal with the option of joining remotely. All presentations are simultaneously translated in English and French. Presentations are broadcast live, with recordings available to participants for 3 months after the event. Certificates of participation will be issued to all participants after the event and are recognized as CE credits by many professional associations (certificates of attendance provided).

2024 Symposium on Child and Youth Trauma

Registration for the 2024 Symposium on Child and Youth Trauma to be held on May 1-2, 2024 is now open!

Don’t miss the early bird offer:
$250 – this price is valid until March 1, 2024 (General Admission Reg. Price $300)

See the following link for more information and to register: https://cvent.me/lmRO3a?locale=en-US


Treating PTSD and Complex Trauma (Day 1-4) Livestream with Dr Leah Giarratano on 2-3 and 9-10 May 2024 between 9am-5pm CDT for US + Canada

May 2-3 + May 9-10, 2024

Treating PTSD and Complex Trauma (Day 1-4) Livestream with Dr Leah Giarratano on 2-3 and 9-10 May 2024 between 9am-5pm CDT for US + Canada

Core online training for mental health professionals working with traumatized populations. This four-day, highly practical, evidenced-based continuing education workshop will underpin your clinical practice in this field. The content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations.

The Day 1-4 program attracts 30 CE hours* (or 42 CE hours* with the optional 1-4 case studies).

Please click for our 2024 flyer with all the details

Only 40 places are available in the highly interactive May livestream, but you can commence self-paced/homestudy anytime on-demand and join us for the livestream to consolidate learning. No limit on places in the self-paced/ home study mode that you can complete entirely in your own time over three months without time away from work. Allow 2-3 weeks delivery for your printed materials.

Direct your enquiries to Joshua George at mail@talominbooks.com

*Talomin Books Pty Ltd is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Talomin Books Pty Ltd maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

*Talomin Books Pty Ltd is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Talomin Books Pty Ltd maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


EMDR 5-Day Intensive Level 1 & 2 Training

May 29 – June 2nd, 2024

EMDR 5-Day Intensive Level 1 & 2 Training
Location: Banff Park Lodge, 201 Lynx Street, Banff, AB, T1L 1K5
Contact Phone Number: (780) 220-0700
Contact E-Mail: events@emdrconsulting.com
Event Link: https://emdrconsulting.com/event/banff-alberta-canada-emdr-training-5-day-intensive-may-jun-2024/

EMDR 5-Day Intensive In-Person Training with Sharon Meredith. Join us in Banff National Park, for this all-inclusive training, consisting of 20 hours of presentations and 20 hours of practicum experience.
Also, included is 10 hours of post-training online consultation with EMDR Consulting coaches Bailey Puchyr-Chartier, Kirsten Ferguson, Brittany Meredith, Kyle Poon, Daniella Sosdjan, Natalie Forcier, and Krista Helman…