Notice to PAA Members: 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) website: http://www.psychologists.bc.ca/
Psychological Society of Saskatchewan (PSS) website: http://www.psychsocietysk.org/
Idaho Psychological Association (IPA) website: http://idahopsych.org
The following is a list of other non-PAA training/workshop events that are listed in date order.
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Commercial for-profit companies may advertise events for a nominal fee. Non-profit associations may advertise events at no charge at the discretion of the PAA office.
Please contact the PAA office at (780) 424-0294 or toll free at 1-888-424-0297 for further information.
Therapist Master Class
Unlocking Pleasure: Working with Sexuality Issues Using An Integrative Approach
St. Albert, AB - April 11th and 12th, 2015
Space limited to 12 participants - only a few spots left!
This learning experience will create a thoughtful exploration through which participants will expand their knowledge, skill and comfort level in dealing with sexuality issues as they arise in the therapeutic setting. The course material will draw from Somatic Psychotherapy and teachings from The Pathwork on the spiritual significance of sexuality. As well it will incorporate recent research on optimal sexuality and address the common sexual concerns of clients. This learning experience will use a variety of teaching methods - teaching, somatic awareness exercises, self reflection, creativity, case studies and small discussion groups.
Sexual well-being is an essential component of our sense of wholeness. When it is part of the therapeutic process, clients have opportunity to work with this important aspect of themselves, and reach their full emotional, relational, creative and spiritual potential.
Through an integrative lens, sexuality provides a doorway into a wealth of issues, including self-esteem and self-expression, the relationship with one’s body, creativity, spirituality and increasing relational capacities.
Topics to be covered:
Day One - April 11th, 9:00 - 4:00
- Sexuality and Intimacy - Power and Love – the core issues
- Exploring the interplay between sexuality and spirituality - pleasure as a healing resource and a creative/spiritual catalyst.
- Relationship with the body - the power of the sensate world
- Sexuality as a metaphor for life – working with sexual fantasies - working with sexual dysfunction
Day Two - April 12th, 9:00 - 4:00
- Looking at your own values, biases and prejudices regarding sexual issues
- Boundaries and transference in the context of working with sexuality
- Working with sexual trauma
- Maintaining your own sexual/relational well-being when working with clients who have experienced sexual trauma and/or abusive relationships
Cost: $425.00 - includes materials and refreshments (lunch not provided)
Note: This is a not-for-profit professional development offering through River's Edge Counselling Centre. Participants must provide a non-refundable payment to secure their space. In the event of an emergency and you are not able to attend, you may send another therapist in your place. We will also keep a waitlist to try to help you fill the space, if possible.
Touched by Murder
Healing Step By Step
Victims of Homicide, Western Canadian Conference
Registration OPENS January 23, 2015.
April 13-14, 2015. Delta Edmonton South Hotel and Conference Centre
Register online at www.vohconference.ca
The 2015 VOH Western Canadian Conference committee represents members of the Edmonton Victims of Homicide Society, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, representatives of Law Enforcement Agencies, Victim Services and community members.
This conference will bring together victims’ families, representatives of Law Enforcement, Justice, Media, Medical and Service Agencies/Organizations with a focus on Homicide, victim advocates, volunteers, and individuals to explore the needs and issues of those in society who have been ‘touched by murder’.
- Victims’ Rights
- Grief and Healing
- Criminal Justice System
Dr. Lori Triano-Antidormi
SAMPLE OF SESSIONS
- Finding Peace and Purpose After Tragedy and Loss
- Victim Assistance and Rights in Canada: A Career Perspective of Where We Are and What’s Needed Going Forward
- Learning to Laugh Again
- Sharing Traditional Practices of Grief and Healing from a First Nation Perspective
Early Bird Fee, until March 27, 2015, $250 (two full days of sessions, breakfasts and lunches)
Registration Fee, March 28th- April 10th, $275.00
Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment
"TRUTH THROUGH DISCOURSE SERIES - DSM-5"
Full Day Workshop with
Dr. Allen Frances, MD
Date: April 17, 2015
Location: The Albany Club (91 King Street East)/Webcast
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH WEBCAST
CAPDA is excited to be hosting one of the most well-known psychiatrists in North America. Dr. Frances is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and former Chair at Duke University. He was chair of the DSM IV Task Force and was instrumental in the preparation of DSM III. He is at the forefront of the debate regarding the merits of DSM-5. He was described by the New York Times as “the most powerful psychiatrist in America” and is the author of the internationally best-selling book “Saving Normal,” winner of three book awards. His other recent book “Essentials Of Psychiatric Diagnosis - Responding to the Challenge of DSM-5” provides the clearest guide to the use and misuse of psychiatric diagnosis. Dr. Frances blogs regularly on Huffington Post, Psychiatric Times, Psychology Today, and Education Update and also tweets @AllenFrancesMD.
This workshop will provide valuable and practical information about the use of the DSM-5 in your practice.
It will provide an exploration of all of the common DSM Disorders, with valuable information to increase diagnostic accuracy and appropriate treatment selection. There will be a particular focus on DSM-5 – how to use it effectively and to avoid the pitfalls.
Workshop Topics Will Include:
• What is a mental disorder and how to define it
• Diagnostic inflation: its extent, causes, consequences, and cures
• What went wrong with DSM-5 and how to fix it
• A guided tour through the DSM-5 disorders
• Understand the finer points of diagnosis
• Choose effective treatments after diagnosis
• How to effectively use DSM-5 and avoid the pitfalls
Please contact Maureen @ (905) 761-6306 or go to www.capda.ca to register online
April 21 - 24, 2015
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Increase Your Effectiveness with Couples Transform Your Practice
Train in the leading approach to couples therapy, providing a clear road map and solid research base
4 Day Externship in
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Presented by Certified Trainer Veronica Kallos-Lilly, Ph.D.,R.Psych,
April 23 - 24, 2015
Psychology Association of Saskatchewan (PAS)
2015 Spring Conference and AGM
Unpacking the WISC-V
Living Sky Casino
Swift Current, SK
Impact Therapy by Ed Jacobs, Ph.D., LPC. & Nina Spadaro, Ed.D.
April 24th, 2015 (9am – 4pm)
REGISTRATION LINK: http://www.psychologists.bc.ca/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=127
Early bird registration deadline is March 2nd,2015.
This workshop promises to give you new ideas regarding how to work with all kinds of clients. More than 25 creative techniques will be demonstrated with many other ideas briefly presented. Impact Therapy is an active, creative multisensory approach to counseling based on the idea that the brain likes novelty. Therapy is about the art of engagement and this workshop offers many engaging strategies and skills. Presenters will show creative ways to use counseling theories that make sessions more interesting and beneficial.
The Bridge: From Loss to Inspiration
A two-day conference that’s an invitation to . . .
- Go beyond grief
- Do more than cope
- Explore ways to use experience as inspiration
- Connect with local mentors and trailblazers
Featuring a combination of talks and breakout sessions
April 24 & 25
Coast Plaza Hotel
10155 105th St NW
“Edmonton was known as a centre of trading medicine and continues to have within it a creative spirit of gathering, sharing and ceremony.” - Lewis Cardinal
Recent news items inspired the creation of a unique conference which will reinforce the time honoured concept of gathering together to share medicines as Edmonton residents seek to move beyond loss and do more than cope.
The focus of the Bridge is to move past the usual approach of coping with loss and offer people practical, potent and playful tools to use their experience as raw material for creating not just suffering.
Friday night features our keynote speaker, Dr. Ronna Jevne, PAA member, Professor Emeritus, U of A, internationally-recognized psychologist and creator of the Hope Foundation, and CityTV’s Bridget Ryan. Saturday offers eight local speakers who will use inspiration and insight to illuminate different aspects of how we experience loss told through the lens of their own personal experiences. Breakout Sessions offer attendees an opportunity to engage in smaller groups, and pick up simple yet effective techniques for moving beyond coping to creating.
Registration is easy - just go to: www.thebridgeinspiration.com
Or call Leanne at 587-778-4457 or Liandrah at 780-990-9472. To view poster
Tools for Treating Trauma
Anna Baranowsky, PhD
April 30, 2015 & May 1, 2015
Red Deer, Alberta
Come spend 2 full days training with one of Canada's leading experts on the treatment of complex trauma.
For all the details, and the full downloadable brochure, please go to: www.courageprofessionaltraining.com
contact us at:
Deactivating the Buttons:
An Introduction to Radical Exposure Tapping
Skills based training for professional counsellors, therapists, psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals.
Bow Valley College, 345 6th Avenue SE
Thursday and Friday, May 7 and 8, 2015
Register online at: www.radicalexposure.com
Early bird $399 before March 7
Standard registration $450.00
For more information
Calgary: Robert Black, firstname.lastname@example.org +1 (403) 242-2909
May 7-9, 2015
Annual Conference for the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, at the University of Calgary.
Full day workshop on the psychological treatment of insomnia with Dr. Colleen Carney, 1/2 day workshop on the assessment and treatment of self-injurious behaviour with Dr. Alex Chapman plus much more.
For more information, visit CACBT.ca.
May 19, 2015
Spiral Phoenix Trauma Institute
Advanced Psychological First Aid for Complex Trauma with Dr. Jacqui Linder
This seminar is essential for first responders, front-line support personnel, and agencies working with trauma victims/survivors. Advanced Psychological First Aid is practical, easy to understand and immediately applicable in front-line situations.
For details of the Seminar.
To learn more about Spiral Phoenix Trauma visit our website at www.spiralphoenix.org
May 22-24, 2015
The Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis AB Spring Conference will take place on May 22-24, 2015.
We are very excited about bringing in well-known Dr. Carolyn Daitch as our keynote presenter. Dr. Daitch will provide us with some of her unique insights and therapeutic tools in the area of family/couple therapy. Additionally, Dr. Assen will present on Hypnosis-Based Sex Therapy for Sexual Dysfunctions. Sex therapy is one of Dr. Assen’s areas of expertise, so this should promise to be a very interesting workshop. Finally, Dr. Frank Young will be using his vast expertise to present on Ericksonian Solution Oriented Counselling and Ericksonian Patterns in Hypnotherapy.
Another major component of the workshop is the Basic Clinical Hypnosis Training. This 20 – hour structured workshop consists of lectures, demonstrations and role-plays, videos of expert therapists, small group (4-6) practice, and written material. Successful completion of this workshop satisfies one of the membership requirements for the Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis – Alberta Society. This workshop is approved by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) and the Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis (CFCH).
May 28, 2015
Health Care Symposium 2015
McLeod Law is pleased to host the 2nd Annual Health Care Symposium: Current advances and trends in the diagnosis and treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (MTBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
We invite health care professionals, including psychologists, family physicians, medical specialists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, occupational therapists, massage therapists and rehabilitation professionals to attend.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nathan Keiser, DACNB of Carrick Brain Centres
Dr. John F. Keegan, PhD
Dr. Adam Moscovitch, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Chantel Debert, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Dr. Arlin Pachet, PhD, RPsych, ABPP
Dr. Joann Mundin, MD, FRCPC, MSc
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm, followed by a reception
Location: Carriage House Inn (9030 Macleod Trail South)
To attend, please register before May 21 at: www.mcleod-law.com/HealthCareSymposium2015
Seating is limited. Free of charge.
June 16-20, 2015
28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention
IASP MONTREAL 2015
New Discoveries and Technologies
in Suicide Prevention
For detailed information and registration http://iasp2015.com/
Jump on the Bandwagon!
2015 Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference
June 18-20, 2015 . Sheraton Cavalier . Calgary, Alberta
Call for Abstracts deadline extended to Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Become a part of this year's program! The Scientific Committee invites online submissions for workshops, oral and poster presentations on topics relating to collaborative mental health care. Abstracts are due Tuesday, February 17, 2015, and all authors will be notified of the results of the peer-review process on Friday, March 13, 2015.
More information regarding abstract themes, submission guidelines and deadlines is available on the Call for Abstracts.
This year's conference will encourage physicians, nurses, psychologists, counsellors, other health care professionals, patients and family members to "jump on the bandwagon" of collaborative, team-based mental health care in order to ensure better access and outcomes.
Who Should Attend:
- Psychiatrists and general practitioners, nurses, counsellors, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists and other health service providers
- CEOs, senior managers, administrators and planners of health care organizations including health boards, primary care networks, regional health authorities and other similar bodies
- Leaders in government
- Academics and researchers
- Students and trainees
- Industry partners
- Advocacy groups
- Patients and their family members
More information on the conference program, speakers, registration and accommodation details are available on the conference website.
Click here to register for this year's conference!
Save the Date! October 9, 2015
7th Annual Rural Behavioral Health Practice Conference
Theme: “Innovation in Rural Behavioral Health”
Available by Webcast and at Group Webcast Sites
Registration information will appear here by summer 2015
The purpose of the Rural Behavioral Health Practice Conference is to make quality continuing education available to behavioral health professionals about the particular practice issues involved in working with rural people and communities.
For more information on the Conference
The conference is coordinated by the Minnesota Psychological Association