Non-PAA Workshops

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A continuing education reciprocity agreement between the PAA, the British Columbia Psychological Association (BCPA), the Psychological Society of Saskatchewn (PSS) and Idaho Psychological Association (IPA) has been entered into between our respective associations offering registration to the three associations' respective continuing education programs at the same fees that each of these associations would charge to their own members.


British Columbia Psychological Association (BCPA)

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The following is a list of other non-PAA training/workshop events that are listed in date order. Scroll down the list to view all the events that are listed (using the scroll bar immediately to the right of the list). 


March, 2018

March to November 2018


Refugee Awareness for Enhanced Service Delivery is a project by the Centre for Race and Culture to provide accurate and comprehensive information about refugees to host communities. This free educational workshop will support individuals and organizations in understanding the pre-migration experiences of refugees, offer practical tools for working with refugee families, and provide ideas for creating welcoming and inclusive environments that ensure sustainable and successful resettlement of refugees in Alberta. It is being offered in 2 formats – full day (6 hrs) and half day (3 hrs). Please feel free to contact Elli Dehnavi ( to book your session.


The key learning objectives of the workshop are to:

  • Learn about refugee pathways and the global and historical contexts to the most recent resettlement efforts
  • Describe barriers and opportunities when working with refugee individuals and families
  • Practice using reflective and analytical tools to build their inclusive and equitable practices for refugee individuals and families
  • Plan for modifications to policies or service-delivery practices to create more inclusive environments

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September, 2018
October, 2018

How does cannabis affect your brain and behaviour?

What are some of the risks of cannabis use?

Can consuming cannabis reduce anxiety?

How will legalized marijuana change use by adolescents, and how should we respond?

Is there a level of cannabis consumption that is without risk? 


Come get the answer to these and other questions at the upcoming research symposium on Cannabis, Endocannabinoids, and Mental Health. Have other questions? Ask our panel of experts in neuroscience, public heath, and mental health during our Q & A session


Registration is free, and all are welcome! Lunch will be provided. Register now by emailing to secure your spot at this exciting day. 


What: Research Symposium on Cannabis, Endocannabinoids, and Mental Health

When: October 9th, 2018 -- 9:00am - 4:30pm

Where: Lister Centre, University of Alberta — Maple Leaf Room

Cost: Free! To register, email 





9:00: Opening Remarks

9:15: "Cannabis, Endocannabinoids and Anxiety: Insight from Basic Science”
- Matt Hill (Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary)

9:45: “Role of Endocannabinoids in Plasticity Associated with Food Intake”
- Benjamin Lau (Borgland lab, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, U. of Calgary)

10:15: Refreshments and Networking

10:45: “Clinical Neuropsychological Effects of Cannabis”
- Scot Purdon (Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta)

11:15: “Potential Adverse Health Outcomes of Recreational Cannabis and
Relevant Genetic Vulnerability Factors”
- Katherine Aitchison (Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta)

11:45: Introduction to the Alberta Cannabis Research and Innovation Network

1:00 “Youth Cannabis Prevention and Education: Thoughts on a New Post-
Legalization Paradigm”
- Rebecca Haines-Saah (Dept. of Community Health, Univ. of Calgary)

1:30: “Cannabis Use Patterns and Lower Risk Consumption: Results from the
U of A Campus Experiences with Cannabis Survey”
- Cam Wild (School of Public Health, University of Alberta)

2:00: “Cannabis Legalization in Alberta: Insights from AHS
- Michelle Kilborn (Alberta Health Services)

2:30: Refreshments and Networking

3:00: Panel Discussion and Q & A Session

4:15: Closing Remarks

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November, 2018



WHEN: 28 - 30 November

LOCATION: Power Psychology 2220 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood park

TIME: 9:30-4:30

Don McGillivray and Rob Billard invite you aboard the ship called "Curiosity" to take a 3 day (Nov.28,29,30) voyage of discovery and adventure as we join with you to unpack NARRATIVE IDEAS and PRACTICES.
The ITINERARY for this voyage, INFORMATION about Don and Rob, and REGISTRATION for this event can be found at:

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January, 2019

Fulfillment and Meaning in Life: Introduction to Existential Analysis

A 3 Day Seminar


Date and Location

Friday, Jan. 25 – Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019

Location: Concordia University of Edmonton

7128 Ada Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4


Facilitated by Rochelle Chapman, Existential Analyst, MA, RCC


Existential Analysis (EA) offers the possibility of a life led with inner consent – commitment, engagement, and freedom to choose.


Seminar Description


We’d like to warmly invite you to this three-day introduction to Existential Analysis, the therapeutic approach developed by Viktor Frankl and elaborated by Alfried Längle. The highly experiential approach of the seminar embodies the central EA concept of training the therapist as the primary tool in therapy. The seminar also functions as Part 1 of two introductory prerequisite seminars for the diploma program in Existential Analysis starting in Edmonton in the spring of 2019.


The main topics covered in this seminar include:

-        the historical background of Logotherapy and its relationship to EA

-        key definitions of Logotherapy and EA

-        introduction to the structural model of EA – 4 existential themes-        an experiential study of the central concept of Inner consent

-        the dialogical relationship in therapy and life

-        EA view of psychology, subjectivity, and phenomenology

-        how diagnosis is handled

-        core elements of the EA approach

-        experiential study of the central concept of motivation



Contact Rochelle Chapman – or 604-813-1270


$380 professional/$270 student rate

register by Jan. 3 for early bird rate: $340 professional/$240 students


This seminar is sponsored by Existential Analysis Canada. Visit for more information about our approach and the training we offer.

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