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


2019



Date: Ongoing

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Interventions
Training in Dual Diagnosis: is now available online at http://www.samhi.online/

    This 2 day advanced Dual Diagnosis Training is now available ONLINE
    https://www.udemy.com/samhi-dual-diagnosis-training-integrative-holistic-approach/?couponCode=SAMHIDUALDIAGNOSIS

    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 (www.dualdiagnosistraining.com.au/) 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


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: https://www.attachment-and-trauma-treatment-centre-for-healing.com/uploads/4/0/5/4/4054075/2019_stephen_terrell.pdf.


July 8 – 12, 2019 & August 26 – 30, 2019

Professional Trainings
CBT Five Day Foundational & DBT Five Day Foundational

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    Location: Manhatten/Westchester, New York
    CBT Five Day Foundational, July 8 – 12, 2019. Dr. Lata K. McGinn and other experts will lead an Intensive 5-day training on the Fundamentals of CBT. Clinicians will get broad and in-depth training in the essential skills in CBT that can be applied across patient populations. Attendees will qualify to apply to the Academy of Cognitive Therapy to become credentialed in CBT.

    DBT Five Day Foundational, Adolescent – Family Emphasis, August 26 – 30, 2019. Dr. Alec Miller and other experts will lead a 5-day training on the fundamentals of DBT for adolescents. Clinicians will receive in-depth training in Comprehensive DBT-A for multi-problem adolescents and their families. For clinicians and members of existing consultation teams in agencies and schools.

    Both trainings will include didactics, videos, role-play demonstrations, and participant exercises. Each workshop offers 33 Continuing Education Credit Hours for all Psychologists and for NYS Social Workers. Questions: Saranda Krasniqi, 914-385-1150. CBC Schwartzberg Training Center, White Plains, NY

    Website: https://www.cbc-psychology.com/continuing-education-for-therapists/

    CBC has blocked rooms at a deeply discounted rate at the Cambria Hotel across the street from the training and close to train station to NYC.


September 5th and 6th, 2019

Recovery Capital Conference

Recovery Capital Conference

September 11th, 2019

Recovery Capital Conference

Recovery Capital Conference
    Recovery Capital Conference Calgary
    Best Western Calgary Plaza Hotel and Convention Centre, Calgary, AB

    Featured Speakers

    • Dr. Gabor Mate
    • Johann Hari
    • Steven Page
    • Dr. Andrea Barthwell
    • David Sheff (Author of Book Beautiful Boy)
    • Nuno Capaz
    • And many more

    Register Here


September 13th, 2019

Recovery Capital Conference

Recovery Capital Conference

September 13th, 2019 – December 19th, 2019

Cybercounselling Online, Level 1
25th Anniversary Special

Therapy Online
    Location: Online
    This course is for experienced counselling practitioners who want to offer professional, ethical online counselling to their clients. We cover video, live text-chat and email-style communications methods.

    Fits into your schedule*

    • three 4-week modules (12 weeks total)
    • completely online
    • most assignments are asynchronous

    *The course requires a time commitment of 3 to 5 hours per week.

    Intensive learning

    • low student/instructor ratio
    • continual discussion with peers; a forum to practise online communication skills
    • includes personal clinical feedback from instructor each Module

    Topic sampler

    • enhance the therapeutic alliance online
    • ethical and practical issues in video counselling
    • text-based communication and counselling skills

    Registration:
    Regular fees: $1287. CPA members 10% discount: $1158.30 plus taxes
    Fees may be paid in full or in 3 installments of $386.10.

    Register online at: http://therapyonline.ca/cybercounselling/course-desc-L1.asp
    Questions? Contact Lawrence Murphy (519) 831-9141 or research@sympatico.ca.


September 20th, 2019

Recovery Capital Conference

Recovery Capital Conference
    Recovery Capital Conference Regina
    Queensbury Convention Centre, Regina, SK

    Featured Speakers

    • Dr. Gabor Mate
    • Johann Hari
    • Steven Page
    • Dr. Andrea Barthwell
    • David Sheff (Author of Book Beautiful Boy)
    • Nuno Capaz
    • And many more

    Register Here


September 24th, 2019

Recovery Capital Conference

Recovery Capital Conference

September 26 to December 12th, 2019

Counselling Adult Survivors of Sexual Violence

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    Location: Online at AASAS Zoom Video Communications
    Thursday afternoons from 2:00pm – 4:00 pm MT live online classroom plus course work
    Website: https://aasas.ca/initiatives/counselling-adult-survivors-of-sexual-violence/
    While this course does not provide in-depth training in a specific modality it will introduce and critically consider various modalities, theories, principles and ethics associated with working with survivors of sexual violence. This course offers an integrative, mindfulness-based approach to on-going assessment and interventions with adult survivors (all genders) of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. It draws on the most current theory including feminist, attachment, regulation, and interpersonal neurobiology; and evidence-based practices, including mindfulness, cognitive, emotion-centred, somatic, and other emergent approaches for trauma, addiction and mental health. The baseline premise is that the embodied present-moment personhood of the therapist is the primary evidence-based intervention in working with survivors. The course is also situated within an understanding of culturally relevant practice and how multiple identities, social locations and historical contexts inform interventions with survivors; and how counsellor reflection, self-knowledge and self-care form the basis for ethical counsellor praxis. While this course does not provide in-depth training in a specific modality it will introduce and critically consider various modalities, theories, principles and ethics associated with working with survivors of sexual violence. This course is designed for practitioners who are new to regularly working with survivors of sexual violence or who may be already working with survivors and would like to more deeply inform their practice. Participation is open to those in the helping fields (mental health professionals, social workers, etc.) whose scope of practice falls within the code of ethics and standards of practice of the professional body to which they belong.

    For more information click here


Date: September 26 – 27, 2019

Recovery Capital Conference Toronto

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    Location: Delta Hotels Toronto 75 Lower Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario
    Email: events@ehncanada.com
    Contact Phone Number: 416-659-5259
    Website: http://recoverycapitalconferenceto.com/
    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! www.recoverycapitalconferenceto.com


September 27-28, 2019

Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) Training: For Chronic Conditions, Crisis Intervention & Relapse Prevention

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    Location: Calgary, Alberta
    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 follow to support progressive implementation of mindfulness skills in challenging situations in daily life.

    Established in 2009, the MiCBT Institute is a leading provider of training and professional development services in MiCBT to the mental health industry worldwide. Our comprehensive training advances therapists to a high level of skill in the use of MiCBT within their area of professional expertise. We support and supervise therapists’ training and provide opportunities for continuing professional development.

    The next clinical training opportunities for Mental Health Professionals:

    Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) Training: For Chronic Conditions, Crisis Intervention & Relapse Prevention
    2 day Introductory Workshop, September 27-28, 2019 Calgary, AB12 CPA CE Credits
    Details: https://mindfulness.net.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=314126

    For more information please see the attached flyer or visit our website:
    https://mindfulness.net.au/

    Please send all inquiries to:
    Brandilyn Willett, Continuing Ed. Coordinator
    nachapter@mindfulness.net.au
    1-833-626-4228


October 3-5, 2019

The 10th Canadian Conference on Dementia

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    Location: Quebec City Convention Centre, 1000 Boulevard René-Lévesque E., Québec, QC
    Email: Conferences@uhn.ca
    Phone: 416-597-3422 x3448
    Website: http://www.canadianconferenceondementia.com/
    Highlights:
    The 10th Canadian Conference on Dementia organizing committee is putting together an exciting program that has attracted a world-renowned faculty of national and international speakers, featuring plenary and parallel sessions, an exciting debate, interactive workshops, as well as oral and poster presentations! Be part of the action by submitting an abstract. Visit https://events.myconferencesuite.com/10thCCD/page/Abstracts for more information.

October 7-8 2019

Gottman Level 1 Training Vancouver

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October 9-11 2019

Gottman Level 2 Training Vancouver

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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 4children.ca

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Monday, October 21, 2019 – Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Motivational Interviewing Training: Essential Guidelines and Strategies

Jack Hirose & Associates

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 4children.ca

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October 26-27 2019

Art & Science of Love Gottman Couples Workshop Vancouver

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November 2-3 2019

Art & Science of Love Gottman Couples Workshop Calgary

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Trauma and Attachment Across the Lifespan Tools and Strategies to Address Complex Clients

Jack Hirose & Associates

Thursday, November 14, 2019 – Friday, November 15, 2019

Risky Business: Working with Compulsive and Self-endangering Behaviours with Trauma Survivors

Jack Hirose & Associates

Thursday, November 14, 2019 – Friday, November 15, 2019

2 Day Intensive: Trauma and Attachment Across the Lifespan Tools and Strategies to Address Complex Clients

Jack Hirose & Associates

Monday, November 18, 2019 – Tuesday, November 19, 2019

2 Day Intensive: Trauma and Attachment Across the Lifespan Tools and Strategies to Address Complex Clients

Jack Hirose & Associates

November 18-19 2019

Gottman Level 1 Training Calgary

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Post-Traumatic Growth: Leading Clients on a Journey of Resiliency and Healing

Jack Hirose & Associates

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

The Canadian Mental Health Summit: Advanced Interventions and Strategies For Frontline Professionals

Jack Hirose & Associates
    Location: CALGARY, AB
    Website: http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/cmhs-2019/

    Co-Sponsored by Sunshine Coast Health Centre
    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.,


Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – Thursday, November 21, 2019

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Training for Mental Health Professionals

Jack Hirose & Associates

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
    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


November 20-22 2019

Gottman Level 2 Training Calgary

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November 21-22, 2019

2019 Canadian Violence Link Conference

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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.


Monday, November 25, 2019 – Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Advanced Motivational Interviewing

Jack Hirose & Associates

Thursday, November 28, 2019 – Friday, November 29, 2019

How to Treat Depression: A CBT-Based Perspective

Jack Hirose & Associates


2020


March 7-8 2020

Art + Science of Love Gottman Couples Workshop Edmonton

BestMarriages.ca

March 30-31 2020

Gottman Level 1 Training Edmonton

BestMarriages.ca

April 1-3 2020

Gottman Level 2 Training Edmonton

BestMarriages.ca

April 25-26 2020

Art + Science of Love Gottman Couples Workshop Vancouver

BestMarriages.ca

May 4-5 2020

Gottman Level 1 Training Montreal

BestMarriages.ca

May 6-8 2020

Gottman Level 2 Training Montreal

BestMarriages.ca

May 23-24 2020

Art & Science of Love Gottman Couples Workshop Calgary

BestMarriages.ca

May 25-27 2020

Gottman Level 3 Training Calgary

BestMarriages.ca

May 28 – May 30, 2020

CPA’s 81st Annual Convention & Tradeshow

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    Location: Montreal, Québec
    Email: convention@cpa.ca
    Website: https://convention.cpa.ca/

    The Candian Psychological Association invites you to join us in Montreal, Québec from May 28th to May 30th at the Westin Hotel for our 81st Annual National Convention & Tradeshow.