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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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Phone: (613) 237-2144, ext 324

Chronological Listing of Events


June 20th – 22nd, 2018

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

June 21 - June 22, 2018

WORKSHOP: Growth Modeling (Longitudinal)


    Location: Ryerson Student Centre – Layton Room 55 Gould Street (2nd floor) , Toronto, Ontario M5B1E9 Canada
    Email: scolwell@enablytics.com
    Website: https://enablytics.com/workshop_events/
    This two day hands-on workshop covers various topics in growth modeling (longitudinal modeling). More specifically, we will cover growth modeling without covariates, growth modeling with time invariant and varying covariates, centering points, piecewise growth modeling, autoregressive latent trajectory modeling (ALT model), and missing data in growth modeling. We offer discounted pricing for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. There is limited seating available, so register early to secure your spot.

    15% discount for all CPA members. Use the code “CPA2018” (without the quotation marks) during the checkout to get the discount.

    For more detailed information and/or to register, please go https://enablytics.com/workshop_events/

June 22-23, 2018

21st Annual Meeting of Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research (SITAR)

Saturday June 23rd, 2018, 9 AM-4:30 PM

Masterclass Workshop - The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion

Masterclass Workshop - The Power of Mindful Self-Compassion
    Location: University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building, Toronto, ON
    Email: nfo@amindfulsociety.org
    Presenter: Chris Germer, PhD. Clinical psychologist, lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and co-developer Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) Program.
    Website: https://amindfulsociety.org/event/chris-germer-masterclass-workshop/
    Self-compassion is the art of caring for ourselves with the same kindness and understanding as we care for others. Burgeoning research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, reduced anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and satisfying personal relationships.

    Fortunately, self-compassion can be learned by anyone.

    This workshop presents key principles and practices from the 8-week, empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion program, developed by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff in 2010 and already taught to tens of thousands of people around the globe. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into your daily life. You will learn how to stop being so hard on yourself; handle difficult emotions with greater ease; and motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism. Practices will also be introduced to help ease stress for caregivers. This course is relevant for the general public as well as to practicing mental health professionals. CE credits available.

    For more information click here

June 26 – 30, 2018

2018 International Congress of Applied Psychology
Psychology: Connecting Science to Solutions


    Location: Montréal
    Email: ICAP2018@cpa.ca
    Website: http://ICAP2018.com/
    Every four years, the IAAP organizes a world congress of applied psychology which serves as a review of advances in applied psychology and unites several thousand psychologists from all over the world.

    The 29th ICAP will be held in Montreal, Quebec in Canada from June 26-30, 2018, and is being hosted by the Canadian Psychological Association in collaboration with MCI Canada.

    Applied Psychology uses the methods and findings of scientific psychology to create solutions for the practical problems of individuals, groups and societies. We chose the theme for the 2018 ICAP -- Psychology: Connecting Science to Solutions -- to highlight this thriving partnership between science and practice and to extend a warm invitation to both scientists and practitioners.

    The ICAP was last held in Montréal in 1974, and we are delighted to welcome you back after all of these years to the Palais des congrès de Montréal, a modern and attractive venue right in the heart of the city. Montréal has been described as a “slice of old Europe in a pie of contemporary design”; it is a world class multicultural city and the proudly recognized centre of francophone culture in North America. Montréal was named a UNESCO City of Design in 2006, and the International Congress and Convention Association in 2009 named it North America's leading host city for international association events.

July 6 – September 27, 2018

Level 1 Cybercounselling Training

    Location: Online!
    Phone: 529-831-9141
    Email: research@sympatico.ca
    Website: http://therapyonline.ca/cybercounselling/course-desc-L1.asp

    This 12-week course is for experienced clinicians who want to offer professional, ethical online clinical services to their clients. We cover video, live text-chat and email-style communications methods. You will engage in hands-on text-based work with both synchronous (e.g., secure email) and asynchronous (e.g., chat) approaches.

    10% discount available to CPA members


July 9 through July 13, 2018

Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants Hosts CBT Foundational Workshop for Clinicians
The Five-Day Training provides participants with the required hours necessary to apply for credentialing in cognitive behavior therapy through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy

    Location: Schwartzberg Training Center at CBC, located at 1 North Broadway in White Plains, New York
    Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants (CBC) will host a Five-Day Foundational Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) workshop July 9 through July 13, 2018 at the Schwartzberg Training Center at CBC, located at 1 North Broadway in White Plains, New York.
    This intensive five-day training program, now in its fourth year, was created by Dr. Lata K. McGinn in response to multiple requests from clinicians who often learn cognitive behavior therapy through self-study or workshops and are looking to increase their ability to apply CBT concepts and strategies in their current practices. Clinicians also have the valuable opportunity to receive ongoing consultation following the training. Upon completion, attendees will have received the required hours of training in cognitive behavior therapy necessary to apply to become a Certified Diplomate through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

    For more information click here

July 15th - 19th, 2018

25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD 2018)

August 2-5, 2018

10th Biennial International Meaning Conference: "Courage, Faith, and Meaning: Existential Positive Psychology's Response to Adversity"

10th Biennial International Meaning Conference
    Location: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel (7311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC)
    Website: www.meaning.ca/conference

    Join researchers, practitioners, and meaning partners from over 30 countries at the 2018 Meaning Conference, a “big tent” gathering known for its inclusivity, integration, and innovation in meaning research and its applications since 2000. See why many have called this their “homecoming,” especially as we celebrate the INPM’s 20th year anniversary jointly with founder Dr. Paul Wong’s 80th birthday.

    Speakers include Carol Ryff, Michael Steger, Ken Sheldon, Phil Watkins, Emmy van Deurzen, Robert Neimeyer, Michael Bond, Bruce Alexander, Itai Ivtzan, Tim Lomas, Chris Corrigan, Paul T. P. Wong, and more.

    Students are encouraged to enter the scholarship contest for a grand prize of $1,000, waived conference registration, and the opportunity to both present and be published in our journal or proceedings.

    Up to 30.0 Continuing Education credits available. Early bird deadline is May 31, 2018!

    Register at www.meaning.ca/conference

August 7-8, 2018 & August 9-10, 2018

PAI & PCL-R seminars offered in San Diego this summer!

Les Morey, PhD

Reid Meloy, PhD, ABPP
APA approved CE sponsor
Specialized Training Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Specialized Training Services maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

    You have a rare opportunity to learn about these premier assessment tools from two of the finest psychological experts. And since you will be in beautiful San Diego, make a vacation out of it!
    August 7-8, 2018 – Using the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI). Les Morey, PhD, presenter (author of the PAI and authority on its use).
    August 9-10, 2018 – Assessing Psychopathy with the Psychopathy Checklist revised (PCL-R), Reid Meloy, PhD, ABPP, presenter (authority on psychopathy, Darkstone Research Group (Dr. Robert Hare) approved seminar).

    Location: Four Points by Sheraton, 8110 Aero Dr., San Diego, CA 92123
    Special conference overnight rates apply.

    For more information, contact Specialized Training Services, 800 848-1226 or visit our website at:

    Continuing education: 14 hours per program

August 20-24, 2018

Summer Training Institute at Palo Alto University, California

    Location: Palo Alto University
    Summer Training Institute at Palo Alto University

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

    Build your practice and expand your skill set with professional trainings by: Drs. David Martindale, Jay Flens, Joyce Chu & Dr. Bruce Bongar, Martin Sellbom, Lisa Drago Piechowski, Stephen Hart, and Mark Cunningham

    Select from 1- and 2- workshops to meet your practice needs. This 5 day professional training opportunity is perfect for forensic 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.

    • Forensic Psychological Assessment in Custody Litigation: Conceptual Issues, Data Integration, and Advanced Topics – Drs. Martindale & Flens (2-day) – August 20-21, 2018
    • Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention for a Diverse Population: Training for Psychologists – Dr. Joyce Chu & Dr. Bruce Bongar (1-day) – August 22, 2018
    • Using the MMPI-A-RF in Juvenile Forensic Psychological Evaluations – Dr. Martin Sellbom (1-day) – August 22, 2018
    • Evaluation for Workplace Disability – Dr. Lisa Drago Piechowski (2-day) – August 23-24, 2018
    • Assessment of Risk for Sexual Violence: RSVP & SVR-20 launch – Dr. Stephen Hart (3-day) – August 20-22, 2018
    • Evaluation for High Stakes Sentencing: Capital and Juvenile Murder Cases – Dr. Mark Cunningham (2-day) – August 23-24, 2018
    • Professional training by internationally recognized experts in forensic 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
    • Student discount of 50% available after July 20

    For more information, agenda, speakers and to register, please click here

    For more information please contact at:

    Email: info@ConCEPT-CE.com

September 21, 22, 23, 2018

International Death Symposium
Life, Death - Reconciled

    Location: Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, Ontario
    Email: IDS@ITMWorld.org
    Website: http://idstoronto.org/
    For registration: Visit website or Eventbrite

    The International Death Symposium is an educational event focused on learning current theories, concepts and trends in end of life care, and gaining knowledge and skills in advanced practices and therapies with leading visionaries in the fields of end of life care, palliative medicine, therapy, social services, social change, gerontology, neuroscience, and grief and bereavement.

    An innovative gathering of some of the most influential, stimulating and inspirational minds and change-makers; from visionaries and authors, to end of life care providers on the ground, to traditional healers from North America and beyond. Participants will be immersed in the social, cultural, spiritual, eco-conscious, artistic, clinical and ethical practices and issues surrounding how we live, die, and care for our dying and dead.

    Participants will attend educational lectures and seminars, panel discussions, and question periods with some of the most sought after educators and practitioners, including Dr. BJ Miller (M.D.), Caitlin Doughty (Funeral Director), Jeremie Saunders, Stephen Jenkinson (MSW), Jerrigrace Lyons (Home Funeral Guide), Dr. Sameet Kumar (Psychologist), Russell Hilliard (Music Therapist), Joyce Simard (Music Therapy), Kenn Pitawanakwat (Cultural Grief Counsellor), Dr. Suzanne Stewart (Indigenous Perspectives), Dr. Naheed Dosani & Dr. Simon Colgan (Palliative Care with Homeless Populations) and more.

October 15-19 2018

Gottman Level 1 & 2 Training Vancouver

October 27-28 2018

Art & Science of Love Gottman Couples Workshop Vancouver

November 3-4 2018

Art & Science of Love Gottman Couples Workshop Calgary

November 9-11th, 2018

CADDRA 14th Annual Conference & 5th Annual Research Day

November 12-16 2018

Gottman Level 1 & 2 Training Calgary