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 contact us.

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Chronological Listing of Events


Date: Ongoing

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Interventions
Training in Dual Diagnosis: is now available online at

    This 2 day advanced Dual Diagnosis Training is now available ONLINE

    This training is also currently available LIVE in various locations as listed on the bottom of our website. This training has now been reduced from $290 to $145 (50% off) and will continue to be delivered on the Gold Coast and other locations as requested.

    If people want a certificate of attendance and also qualify for 12 points (ONLINE) or 15 points (Live) of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for their counselling peak body (such as; CPS, APS, AASW, ACS etc), they need to complete the full 12 hours of intensive training, covering all of the current evidence based, best practice in the Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) and Mental Health industry from an integrated, holistic framework.

    The Dual Diagnosis Consultant delivering the training, has over 7 years lived experience as an ex-addict himself and spent over 10 years accessing various treatment and recovery programs to work through the underlying issues. Since then, he has 25 years of clinical experience as a counsellor and 16 years as an educator to Government and Non-Government organisations in Australia. The Dual Diagnosis Training Intro video on the website ( introduces the 2 day advanced training that explains Substance Abuse, (with Alcohol & Other Drugs), as well as Mental Health Issues. The training is outlined in detail below at the end of this email and further information is also available on the website. This training will equip workers to be able to deliver a brief & early intervention to people struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues as well as advanced psychotherapeutic skills.
    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 addiction

    Module 3. Harm Minimisation & Optimal Health

    • Pharmacotherapies
    • Orthomolecular Science, Functional Medicine & Optimal Health

    Module 4. Neuropharmacology & Neurophysiology (Brian Works)

    • Neuroplasticity
    • Neurotransmitters
    • Psychosis vs Dissociation
    • Psychospirituality

    Module 5. Trauma model & Keys to Treatment

    • Memory formation
    • Locus of control shift
    • Guilt vs Shame
    • Anger, Rage & Forgiveness
    • Dealing with ambivalence

    Module 6. Brief & Early Intervention and Tripod of Support

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

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – Thursday, April 25, 2019

2 Day Intensive: The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques
Presented by Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

Jack Hirose and Associates, Inc.

April 27-28 2019

Art & Science of Love Gottman Couples Workshop Vancouver


May 6-7 2019

Gottman Level 1 Training Edmonton


Monday, May 13, 2019

Compassion Fatigue & Burnout
Presented by Eric Gentry, Ph.D.

Jack Hirose and Associates, Inc.

May 13-14 2019

Gottman Level 1 Training Montreal


Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Trauma Competency Training
Presented by Eric Gentry, Ph.D.

Jack Hirose and Associates, Inc.

May 15-17 2019

Gottman Level 2 Training Montreal


May 16-17, 2019

ICP | CIP: Call for abstracts/Save the date!

ICP-CIP 2019
    Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
    Abstract submission: Now to March 10, 2019

    The University of Ottawa will be hosting its 8th annual Interdisciplinary Conference in Psychology (ICP). This conference is of interest to researchers from any discipline whose research relates to psychology. We welcome submissions from student researchers (undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral), academics, and community researchers. The organization committee welcomes submissions related to the interdisciplinary aspects of psychology and cross-disciplinary research related to psychology.

    For more information about submissions and about the conference, please visit

Thursday, May 23, 2019 – Friday, May 24, 2019

2 Day Intensive: The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques
Presented by Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

Jack Hirose and Associates, Inc.

May 24 – 27, 2019

A Mindful Society – 5th Anniversary
Be. Act. Belong.

Be. Act. Belong.
    Location: Toronto, Ontario

    Entering its 5th anniversary year, A Mindful Society is an annual conference for professionals,
    organizations, and the curious interested in applying mindfulness to work and life. From May
    24th – 27th, you are invited to join us in learning from world-renowned thought leaders including
    Dr. Dan Siegel , Thupten Jinpa, PhD , Valerie Brown JD, MA, PCC and many others.

    Access to the conference includes:

      ● 60+ leading speakers in the field of mindfulness and compassion
      ● 40+ presentations, breakout and mindfulness practice sessions
      ● A dedicated room with two days of optional mindfulness practices
      ● Optional Pre and Post Conference Workshops
      ● Continuing Education credits and Certificate of Attendance
      ● Connect and network with 900+ influential thought leaders from over 20 countries!

    Come experience innovative programs and practices, learn how to bring this into your
    professional practice, network with a thriving community of influential thought leaders, and learn
    about the leading-edge research driving the field. The conference takes place in Toronto,
    Canada at the University of Toronto’s Chestnut Conference Centre and at The Peter Gilgan
    Centre for Research and Learning – SickKids.

    Friday May 24, 2019
    Pre-conference workshop 9:00 to 4:00
    Dr.Dan Siegel – Awareness Based Cultural Evolution:
    Implications for the Personal and Public Mind
    Sick Kids – Toronto

    Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26, 2019
    A Mindful Society 2019 Conference
    Chestnut Conference Centre – Toronto

    Monday May 27, 2019
    Post-conference Workshop 9:00 to 4:00
    Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) with Thupten Jinpa PHD
    Chestnut Conference Centre – Toronto

May 25-26 2019

Art & Science of Love Gottman Couples Workshop Calgary


Monday, May 27, 2019 – Tuesday, May 28, 2019

2 Day Intensive: The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques
Presented by Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

Jack Hirose and Associates, Inc.

Monday, May 27, 2019 – Tuesday, May 28, 2019

2 Day Intensive: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Presented by Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP

Jack Hirose and Associates, Inc.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Compassion Fatigue & Burnout
Presented by Eric Gentry, Ph.D.

Jack Hirose and Associates, Inc.

May 29-31 2019

Gottman Level 3 Training Vancouver


Thursday, May 30, 2019 – Friday, May 31, 2019

Trauma Competency Training
Presented by Eric Gentry, Ph.D.

Jack Hirose and Associates, Inc.

May 31 – June 2, 2019

CPA's 80th Annual National Convention and Tradeshow

CPA’s 80th Annual National Convention and Tradeshow
"Psychology’s Contribution to Society"

    Location: Halifax, NS

    Join the CPA and more than 1,800 of your peers and colleagues from coast to coast, at Canada’s largest learning, sharing and networking event dedicated to those engaged in the science, practice and education of psychology in Canada – The CPA National Convention and CPA Marketplace trade show.

    You definitely won’t want to miss the 2019 CPA National Convention. Not only will you get to hear from a who’s-who list of Keynotes and Featured Speakers, you’ll also have the unmatched opportunity to choose from an incredibly diverse list of PD Workshops, Symposia, Posters, and CPA Section Annual Meetings. This is your unique opportunity to:

    LEARN more about best practices
    GROW your standing within the profession by increasing your knowledge, profile and visibility
    SHARE in the innovation that is happening in your profession
    NETWORK with peers and subject matter experts from coast to coast
    CONNECT with your national association and gain new insight into your profession’s challenges and needs

Monday, June 3, 2019 – Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Presented by Richard W. Sears, Psy.D., Ph.D. ABPP

Jack Hirose and Associates, Inc.

March 7-11, 2019, June 6-10, 2019, August 15-19, 2019

Transforming the Experience-Based Brain: A Somatic Touch Model of Resolving Developmental Trauma Certification Series with Stephen Terrell, PsyD, SEP

    Location: St. Catharines, ON

    Transforming the Experience-Based Brain (TEB) is focused on the lasting imprints of experiencinon-verbal Developmental Trauma and how the neurological regulation system is compromised. This compromised system develops defensive accommodations to over ride the missing pieces of development which affect the client’s ability to learn, socially engage, use imagination, gain a greater protective of the world, and attachment. The students will understand and gain both knowledge and skills in how the neurological regulation system works and experience in applying tactile touch in building capacity in the system. This awareness of how the system responds to early ruptures is also powerful in repairing shock trauma in the client through the awareness that a stronger initial developmental platform supports the systems automatic healing to trauma.
    Somatic Awareness brings forth the clinicians ability to recognize dysregulation in the client and touch brings forth a safe and effect way to work in the system without bringing forth more overwhelm. Even for those who don’t use touch in their practice because of external restraints, this method of working with intention and attention can bring about a sense of healing and relief for your clients. Through experiences and process, the student will move through the healing process from understanding the basic physiology of trauma to more advanced skills of working within specific systems affected by early ruptures.

    TEB is a learning process for anyone who works directly with trauma including but not limited to Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Social Workers, Somatic Experiencing Practitioners, Massage Therapist, Body Workers, Acupuncturist, Counselors, Hakomi Practitioners, Sensory Motor Practitioners, Play Therapist, Physical Therapist, and Occupational Therapist.

    TEB is presented through a combination of lectures, videos, and actual experience of using somatic touch as clinician, client, and observer. By adding skills each module, the student will develop a greater awareness of working directly with neurobiological ruptures in the system and the ways that these early ruptures have affected the clients. We will also bring into focus Maslow’s work on developmental platforms and integrate it with Porges work on Polyvagal System along with the impact regulation on the client’s ability to self regulate.

    Learn more and register:

Thursday, June 6, 2019 – Friday, June 7, 2019

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Presented by Richard W. Sears, Psy.D., Ph.D. ABPP

Jack Hirose and Associates, Inc.

Monday, June 10, 2019 – Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Motivational Interviewing Training: Essential Guidelines and Strategies
Presented by Paul Burke, M.A., RSW, CACII

Jack Hirose and Associates, Inc.

June 17th-21st 2019

Summer Training Institute In-Person Workshops at Palo Alto University (California)

    Location: Palo Alto University, Los Altos Campus, California
           5150 El Camino Real
           Los Altos, CA 94022
    Phone: 650.433.3899 (Dr. Patricia Zapf)
    Event Website and Registration::

    Join us for our Summer Training Institute to be held at Palo Alto University in beautiful Palo Alto, California. Summer Training Institute is 5 days of mix-and-match workshops presented by internationally recognized experts.

    What could be better? Spending a few days in California in June, attending training sessions to develop your skills and build your practice by day, and hanging out with new friends and colleagues by night taking in all the Bay Area has to offer. Aside from the best professional training sessions you’ve ever attended, Summer Training Institute is the perfect way to enjoy a great location, at a great time of year, and meet friends and colleagues with similar interests. Invest in your professional development and enjoy a few days in a great location. Why not take a few days to come to California this June and hang out with us?

    Build your practice and expand your skill set with expert professional training by Drs. Stephen Hart, Brianne Layden, David Martindale, Martin Sellbom, Jaime Brower, Yotam Heidenberg, and Philip Trompetter.

    Select from 10 different 1-day workshops to meet your practice needs. This 5 day professional training opportunity is perfect for all mental health professionals, legal professionals, law enforcement & correctional professionals, forensic evaluators, and those wishing to add forensic evaluation to their clinical practice. All workshops are CE approved by the Canadian Psychological Association.


    • Allegations of Alienation or Child Sexual Abuse in Custody Evaluations presented by Dr. David Martindale
    • Risk Management for Custody Evaluators and Court Involved Therapists presented by Dr. David Martindale
    • Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) presented by Dr. Yotam Heidenberg
    • Self-Directed Violence (Suicide) presented by: Dr. Brianne Layden
    • Using the MMPI-2-RF in Public Safety Personnel Evaluations presented by Dr. Martin Sellbom
    • Assessment of Psychopathy via the CAPP and Clinical Assessment Instruments presented by Dr. Martin Sellbom
    • Diversity Issues in Violence presented by: Dr. Stephen Hart
    • Working with First Responders: What Every Clinician Needs to Know presented by: Dr. Jaime Brower
    • Mental Disorder and Violence Risk presented by: Dr. Stephen Hart
    • Introduction to Police Psychology presented by: Dr. Philip Trompetter and Dr. Jaime Brower


    • Professional training by internationally recognized experts in mental health
    • Evidence-based best practices, relevant research outcomes, clinical applications
    • Build the knowledge, skill set, & expertise to take your practice to the next level

June 24th – 26th, 2019

The DBT Skills: A Three Day Training
DBT Centre of Vancouver

    Location: UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, BC
    The skills taught in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) contain an array of strategies designed to help people struggling in life lead happier and more productive lives. This 3 day training will cover the majority of the skills taught in DBT skills groups and can be used with clients both individually and in group settings. Using a variety of teaching strategies, including didactics, video and audio clips, role-plays, and experiential exercises, this workshop will provide mental health professionals with an assortment of skills they can use in better assisting their clients.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 – Thursday, July 4, 2019

2 Day Intensive: The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques
Presented by Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

Jack Hirose and Associates, Inc.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 – Friday, July 5, 2019

3 Day Intensive: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Mental Health Practice
Presented by John P. Forsyth,Ph.D. and Jamie R. Forsyth,Ph.D.

Jack Hirose and Associates, Inc.

Friday, July 5, 2019

The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques
Presented by Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

Jack Hirose and Associates, Inc.

Monday, July 8, 2019 – Wednesday, July 10, 2019

3 Day Intensive: DBT Made Simple Using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to Treat Emotion Regulation Disorders
Presented by Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW

Jack Hirose and Associates, Inc.

Monday, July 15, 2019 – Thursday, July 18, 2019

4 Day Intensive: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and TEAM Techniques
Presented by David Burns, M.D.

Jack Hirose and Associates, Inc.

July 18 – 20, 2019

International Attachment Conference 2019, Vancouver
Science & Practice Over the Lifespan

    Location: Vancouver, Canada
    The International Attachment Conference is hosted by The Society for Emotion and Attachment Studies (SEAS). SEAS is devoted to the dissemination of basic research, translational science and evidence based clinical practice in the field of attachment. There have been seven outstanding International Attachment Conferences, most recently in London in June 2017, which attracted over 500 registrants from across the world. We invite you to join other researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and practitioners in the field of attachment.

    REGISTER Register now and enjoy discounted rates!
    A one-day option is also available for Delegates. Current IAN/SEAS Members and Students will also enjoy reduced registration fees.

    SUBMIT Submit by March 1st, 2019!
    Submission formats include individual papers (oral), symposium presentations, and poster presentations.

    WORKSHOPS Conference Workshops

  • Reflective-Functioning Training
  • Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting & Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD)
  • Attachment-Focused Coding System for Story Stems (AFCS)
  • Video Intervention Therapy (VIT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Trauma Couples: Guiding Principles for Effective Practice
  • Connect Parent Group Leader Training
  • Book your accommodations now! Availability of reduced rate rooms are limited.

September 2019

Recovery Capital Conference

Recovery Capital Conference

Date: September 26 – 27, 2019

Recovery Capital Conference Toronto

    Location: Delta Hotels Toronto 75 Lower Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario
    Contact Phone Number: 416-659-5259
    World renowned experts. Cutting edge content. Most continuing education credits. Attend Canada’s Premier Addiction Conference.

    After a highly successful first year, Recovery Capital conference Toronto is returning September 26th – 27th with the most innovative two-day event designed to provide accessible, accredited, and multi-disciplinary professional education on the latest innovations in the fields of Addiction Medicine, concurrent disorders and Recovery.

    The second annual Recovery Capital conference will once again feature relevant, thought-provoking, and cutting-edge content with world-renowned experts, policy influencers and disrupters who will discuss, share, and collaborate on the many facets of what recovery looks like today.

    The ultimate goal of the conference is to increase the collective understanding of the full continuum of options, including evidence-based treatment, behavioral and psychological interventions, harm reduction, medication assisted therapies and peer support/12-step recovery.

    In the wake of the opiate crisis and recent legalization of cannabis, there has never been a more critical time for these discussions. We hope you will be a part of the conference this year!

    Register Today!

    For more information click here

October 7-8 2019

Gottman Level 1 Training Vancouver


October 9-11 2019

Gottman Level 2 Training Vancouver


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 – Friday, October 18, 2019

Dr Ross Greene’s 3 day Advanced Training in his Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Model
Presented by


Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – Friday, October 25, 2019

Dr Ross Greene’s 3 day Advanced Training in his Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Model
Presented by


October 26-27 2019

Art & Science of Love Gottman Couples Workshop Vancouver


November 2-3 2019

Art & Science of Love Gottman Couples Workshop Calgary


November 18-19 2019

Gottman Level 1 Training Calgary


November 20-22 2019

Gottman Level 2 Training Calgary


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

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

Jack Hirose and Associates, Inc.
    Location: CALGARY, AB
    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