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!

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Chronological Listing of Events

Introduction To Dialectical Behaviour Therapy #147

September 11 – December 11, 2023

Integrating EMDR Into Your Clinical Practice: 5-Day Intensive Training
Location: Zoom
Contact Phone Number: (604) 569-1156
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The DBT Centre of Vancouver (DBTCV) is pleased to offer a 12-week (36 hours) course to mental health professionals seeking to learn about Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). The most widely researched treatment for problems characteristic of borderline personality disorder (BPD), DBT is a comprehensive psychological treatment that assists persons struggling with complex problems, including recurrent suicidality, self-harm, and problems with emotion regulation.

This course, offered as part of an ongoing consultation and training program at the DBTCV, covers many aspects of DBT including individual therapy, DBT skills training, telephone consultation, and consultation teams. The teaching methods include didactics, demonstration/practice, audio and video review, and worksheets. Participants will be assigned weekly readings and between-class activities.


• Research on BPD & DBT
• Dialectical Theory and Strategies
• Commitment Strategies
• Suicidal Risk Assessment and Intervention
• Chain Analysis and Problem-Solving
• Using Reciprocity and Irreverence
• Managing Telephone Consultation
• Case Management & Consultation Teams
• Applying Change Strategies in DBT: Solution Analysis, Cognitive Modification, Contingency Management, Exposure, & Skills Generalization
• Skills Training in DBT: Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance, & Interpersonal Effectiveness


Group/agency discounts are available.

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Gottman Therapist Training Level 1 and Level 2

September 18-22, 2023

Gottman Therapist Training Level 1 and Level 2
Location: Holiday Inn Montreal Centreville Downtown, Montreal, QC
Contact Phone Number: 604-539-5277
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Would you like to have a toolbox of interventions to give couples – that they love to use? With these proven strategies, help couples in your practice manage conflict and deepen intimacy!

Join us for a dynamic experience of interactive live training with Lawrence Stoyanowski and Darren Wilk, Master Trainers of Level 1, 2 & 3 Gottman Clinical Trainings. They are highly endorsed by the Gottman Institute and have trained thousands of clinicians in Canada and all over the world, in all levels of Gottman Certification since 2006. They are among the top 5 Master Trainers in the world.

Head to our website to learn more about our upcoming workshops and training events, including dates and costs. Gottman Training for Therapists and Gottman Workshops for Clients.

Register for both Level 1 and Level 2 and receive a discount of $405 off of our Early Bird Price.
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Breaking the ADHD Code

September 28, 2023

Breaking the ADHD Code
Location: Online
Contact Phone Number: (780) 702-8905
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A novel, neurologically based treatment to REALLY help your clients manage symptoms of ADHD

Clients with ADHD often present with specific symptoms, particularly as organization problems, poor memory, or relationship challenges. Adults in particular present with a desperation to make their lives better, but as therapists we often end up “chasing symptoms”: this session we are addressing organization, next session it’s sleep, the following session it’s poor memory, the session after that it’s back to organization, then on to diet, and so on. Helping adults with ADHD on a longer term basis can be very challenging. That’s where BREAKING THE ADHD CODE comes in.
BREAKING THE ADHD CODE (BTAC) is an online course providing 6 ½ hours of pre-recorded instruction and a 7 hour live webinars, along with free ongoing follow-up classes. BTAC is a systematic, comprehensive program that has arisen out of my model of Adrenaline Addiction in ADHD, which I have been developing over two decades of treating adults with ADHD. There is a 52 minute video introduction to my approach to treating ADHD at [].
By the end of this course, you will understand:

* Why adults with ADHD keep cycling through different challenges in the therapists office;
* How adrenaline-seeking behaviours stimulate dopamine release, and thus become addictive;
* The impact of the Adrenaline-Dopamine cycle on the lives and mental health of adults with ADHD;
* How the Adrenaline-Dopamine cycle impacts relationships;
* The role of predictable fluctuations in energy, mood and focus in many adults with ADHD;
* How to help adults with ADHD think differently about medication
* Practical, ADHD-specific strategies to address lifestyle factors, including sleep, nutrition, and self-regulation;
* And most importantly, how to use this knowledge to help your ADHD clients make real changes in their lives;
Graduates of the course will be listed on a providers page as someone who has been trained in this approach. Given some complexity in the program, graduates of the course will be able to take the live webinar a second time at no extra cost.

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Conducting Effective & Adherent Individual DBT Sessions

October 25 – 27, 2023

Conducting Effective & Adherent Individual DBT Sessions
Location: Zoom
Contact Phone Number: (604) 569-1156
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This 3-day workshop will focus on providing effective and adherent individual therapy in DBT by reviewing important strategies in providing adherent individual sessions from the beginning to the end of treatment. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a better understanding of how to organize and conduct effective individual DBT sessions.

This workshop is designed for therapists who have had some exposure to DBT and DBT skills. Even clinicians who have read the core DBT manuals and attended initial trainings often wonder about the nuts and bolts of conducting effective individual therapy sessions. Therapists who wish to improve the structure, focus, and effectiveness of their individual sessions and move toward adherent DBT will find this workshop helpful.

Those who have already attended a workshop (such as the DBT Centre of Vancouver’s 3-day DBT skills workshop), or gained practice in teaching DBT skills, will benefit from a deeper dive into the process of DBT individual therapy and will see how the skills they have learned can complement their individual work.


• Review: DBT Theory and practice
• Pretreatment strategies in DBT: Assessment, orientation, and commitment
• Structuring individual DBT sessions
• Using diary cards & targeting behaviour in DBT
• Problem solving and solution analysis
• Core behavioural and cognitive change strategies
• Contingency management & observing limits
• Phone coaching in DBT
• Other considerations in assessing and managing suicide risk and therapy interfering behaviours
• Validation and stylistic strategies (reciprocal and irreverent strategies)
• Conducting effective chain analyses
• Dialectical strategies

Early bird registration ends September 29.

Student and group discounts are available.

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

October 26-29, 2023

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: 4-Day Intensive Online Training Workshop
Location: Online (Live via Zoom)
Contact Phone Number: (780) 800-5585
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Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD
4-Day Intensive Online Training Workshop – October 26 to 29, 2023

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: October 26 to 29, 2023
Location: Online 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.

Deadline October 15, 2023
Space is limited to 30 participants

Fees are fully refundable (less an administration charge of $30 plus G.S.T.) for cancellation requests received prior to October 15, 2023.

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, Alberta. 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.

EMDR 5-Day Intensive Level 1 & 2 Training

November 06 – 10, 2023

EMDR 5-Day Intensive Level 1 & 2 Training
Location: Broadmoor Golf Course, 2100 Oak Street, Sherwood Park, Alberta, T8A 0V9
Contact Phone Number: (780) 220-0700
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EMDR 5-Day Intensive Training
40 hours of in-person training, including 20 hours of presentations and 20 hours of practicum time.
As well, 10 hours of post-training online consultation is included in the registration cost.
EMDRIA-approved training with Sharon Meredith and practicum coaches Brittany Meredith, Kirsten Ferguson, Bailey Puchyr-Chartier, Kyle Poon, and Daniella Sosdjan

Conference on Reconsolidation Therapy and Psychotrauma

November 9 – 11, 2023

Conference on Reconsolidation Therapy and Psychotrauma
Location: Douglas Institute, Montreal, QC
Contact Phone Number: (514) 243-0699
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Dear Colleagues and Mental Health Enthusiasts,

We are pleased to invite you to the “Second International Conference on Reconsolidation Therapy” and the “First Douglas Institute Conference on Psychotrauma”. These major events will be held from November 9 to 11, 2023.

Join us in exploring and debating the central theme: “What role does psychotrauma have in hospitals and other mental health care facilities?”. This event will be a unique opportunity to exchange, learn and collaborate with experts in the field, and to hear about the latest developments in the field of Reconsolidation Therapy.

Don’t miss this chance to enrich your knowledge and strengthen your professional networks with our distinguished guests, such as Guillaume Vaiva, psychiatrist and head of the CN2R, in France, and Alain Brunet, creator of Reconsolidation Therapy. We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event filled with knowledge and discovery. For more information, please consult the attached PDF documents.

Hope to see you there!

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
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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…