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

Intro to DBT

January 23 – April 24, 2023

Intro to DBT
Location: Zoom
Contact Phone Number: (604) 569-1156
Contact E-Mail:
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The DBT Centre of Vancouver is pleased to offer a 12-week 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.

Presented by: Alex Chapman, Ph.D., R.Psych., Jennifer Shaver, Ph.D., R.Psych., & John Wagner, Ph.D., R.Psych.
Date: January 23 – April 24, 2023 (No classes February 20, April 10)
Time: Mondays, 2pm – 5pm PST (3pm-6pm MST / 5pm-8pm EST)
Duration: 12 weeks (36 hours)
Location: Held live via Zoom for Healthcare

This course, offered as part of an ongoing consultation and training program at the DBT Centre, covers all aspects of DBT including individual therapy, 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. Among the topics to be covered are:

• 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
• 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
• Case Management & Consultation Teams

The DBT Centre of Vancouver is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to offer continuing education for psychologists and maintains responsibility for the program. Participants who complete the course are eligible for a total of 36 continuing education (CE) credits.

$1,200 + GST – mental health professionals
$900 + GST – graduate students

To register or for more information, visit: (registration form on website)

Innovations in Psychotherapy – Cancun 2023 – 5-day CE Winter Workshops in Cancun

February 2023

Innovations in Psychotherapy - Cancun 2023 - 5-day CE Winter Workshops in Cancun
Location: Cancun, Mexico
Contact Phone Number: (705) 644-2363
Contact E-Mail:
Event Link: winter for a week in Cancun while you gain new clinical skills and earn CEs!

Psychotherapy’s thought leaders will once again meet in Cancun this February to share their knowledge about the latest practices, theories, therapies, and advances in the mental health field.

At this unique learning and vacation experience designed for mental health professionals, you’ll train in the morning and have afternoons at leisure at an all-inclusive, luxury, 4.5-star resort.

LIMITED-TIME OFFER… From November 14 through November 28, save 40%* on workshop registration fees when you purchase with accommodation during the Black Friday Sale!

Choose from six morning-only, 5-day workshops led by today’s leading clinicians…

• Frank Anderson, MD – IFS Parts – Yours & Theirs: What Every Successful IFS Therapist Needs to Know

Develop an effective roadmap for managing ‘your client’s protective parts’ as well as ‘your own parts’ that can get activated when working with challenging clients using the IFS Model of Therapy.

• Lisa Ferentz, MSW, LCSW-C, DAPA – Treating Anxiety & Depression: Creative Strategies to Help Your Most Challenging Clients

Expand your toolbox of creative intervention strategies for treating your most challenging clients who are experiencing long-term struggles with anxiety and depression.

• John Briere, PhD – Complex Trauma & Challenging Client Presentations: Addressing 5 Clinical Dilemmas with Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience

Explore new state-of-the-art interventions for complex trauma while you learn how to maintain attunement and equanimity in the face of five challenging clinical presentations.

• Tammy Nelson, PhD – Clinical Interventions for Sex, Intimacy & Relationship Dilemmas

Learn to help clients out of the intimacy impasses that lead to low sex and sexless relationships while you explore intimacy and erotic recovery and integrative relationship therapy for difficult relationship dilemmas.

• Arielle Schwartz, PhD – Somatic Therapy: New Approaches to Trauma Treatment

Discover new skills to help clients process traumatic events through breath and movement using Somatic Therapy, allowing clients to not only cope with their traumatic wounds, but also find greater resolution.

• Eliana Gil, PhD – Using Expressive Therapies in Clinical Practice: 2023 Best Practices for Working with Kids & Families

Explore expressive therapy models firsthand (and your own creativity!) while you learn how to integrate them into your practice for working with kids and families.

Please join us this winter to learn and play in a tropical paradise! You can come solo or bring the family! And be sure to checkout our optional Paradise Perks activities – available to you and your travelling companions.

*Black Friday discount is valid until midnight EST November 28, 2022, on workshop fees only for new registrations only when purchased with accommodation at the same time and is applied automatically during checkout. Coupons/discounts cannot be combined.

Somatic Attachment Psychotherapy 2 Year Training

Training begins March 9 – 12, 2023

Location: Held live via Zoom for Healthcare
Contact Phone Number: (250) 514-4731
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Early relational experiences forge a neurophysiological and psychological template of self, often creating insecure attachment which distorts the development of self and impacts relational functioning throughout the lifespan. Corresponding affect management strategies and attachment patterns, accompanied by dysregulation of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), impact one’s self perceptions, world and identity. This legacy of trauma deeply impacts the integrity of the self, creating a split between psyche, body and spirit. Therapists are called to facilitate shifting of affect management strategies, attachment patterning, and support the maturation and development of complex right brain functioning to heal relational trauma, including insecure attachment, PTSD, and chronic shame, rather than merely working with symptom reduction. This training responds to this call and offers an immersive educational experience to deepen embodiment and capacity as therapist.

Throughout the 6, 4 day clinics we delve into the theoretical and conceptual understandings of: the interconnected realms of embodied and imaginal somatic and interpersonal/relational psychodynamic principles and practices; clinical understandings and application of attachment research, specifically from the Adult Attachment Interview; emergent neuroscience research; trauma studies; embodiment studies and practices, and; earth-based wisdoms. Materials are presented using interactive lecture, discussions, demonstrations, experiential exercises, and coached practice sessions where participants will have opportunities to put the material into practice in a supported learning environment. Group case consultations to further integrate the material into clinical practice are offered between clinics to further deepen practice, understanding and integration.

This training requires a graduate degree in a mental health discipline.

FEES: 1075 per clinic (6 clinics 6450), includes gst

DATES: March 9 – 12, June 22 – 25, October 26 – 29, 2023, Year two tba

TIMES: 9 – 5 Pacific Time each day

HOURS: total training 151

INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Mortimore, PhD

Immersive Trauma and Yoga Wellness Training & Retreat, May 29 – June 2, 2023 Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

May 29 – June 2, 2023

Immersive Trauma and Yoga Wellness Training & Retreat May 29 - June 2, 2023 Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
Location: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
Contact Phone Number: (289) 968-9619
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CPA’s 84th Annual Convention & Tradeshow and N5 – Toronto, Ontario

June 23 – 25, 2023

CPA 2023 Toronto Conference Logo
Location: Toronto, Ontario

CPA2023 in conjunction with the 5th North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference (N5) will take place from June 23-25, 2023, in Toronto, Ontario. This is an event not to be missed! Registration opens February 1st, 2023.

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