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:


Psychological Society of Saskatchewan (PSS) website:


Idaho Psychological Association (IPA) website: 

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). 

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.

September, 2014

November 24 - 26, 2014



An Attachment Based Parenting Program - Training for Professionals

CONNECT LEADER TRAINING is a three-day workshop for professionals, where certification is offered on an evidence based manualised, 10-week parent education program based on nine core principles of attachment. The program involves intensive training with the founder of Connect, Dr. Marlene Moretti and colleagues who provide individual feedback and didactic discussion. The Connect model is based on decades of attachment research and front-line experience that has come together to form an attachment based intervention for parents and other caregivers of pre-teens and teens.


This one-day pre-requisite provides an in-depth discussion of the developmentally unique expression of attachment needs in adolescence and the importance of parents in providing a secure base and safe haven. Participants will become familiar with the core principles and structure of the Connect model, including evidence of effectiveness and processes that promote change. The first four attachment principles of the program, including didactic and experiential session components, will be presented. Dr. Moretti will also present her most recent research and discuss new directions, including the development of a manual specific to foster parents.


Continuing with Days two and three will prepare you to being the process of certification as a Connect Group Leader. Intensive training and small group practice sessions using the connect principles is provided. Completion of the workshop prepares you to run your first connect parent group with the support of a Connect supervisor, leading to certification. Consider attending with a partner, as two trainers are required to facilitate the group.


Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Family Support Workers, Behavior Support Specialists, Teachers, Educational Assistants, Police Officers, and anyone providing parenting education and/or counseling to caregivers of pre-teens and teens.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact Dr. Jody Carrington at 403.875.6554.

TO REGISTER: Please visit:

Space is limited.

October, 2014

The Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis –  Alberta Society

Fall 2014

Intermediate/Advanced Workshops in Calgary

Dr. Assen Alladin, Ph. D., Clinical Psychologist
How to Utilize Science, Beliefs and Wisdoms in
Psychotherapy to Catalyze Healing
2 Day Workshop—October 24 & 25, 2014

Dr. Jon Amundson, Ph. D., Clinical Psychologist
State of Mind: Yours and Theirs and Case / Treatment Design
1 Day Workshop—October 24, 2014

Best Western Village Park Inn
1804 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary

Brochure for outline and registration information

November, 2014

November 4 - 6, 2014

Consensus Development Conference on Improving Mental Health Transitions

Westin Edmonton Hotel, 10135 100th St. NW, Edmonton, Alberta

The Institute of Health Economics (IHE) is organizing a three day Consensus Development Conference for Improving Mental Health Transitions, which has been sponsored by the Alberta Government with support from Alberta Health Services.

The Consensus Development Conference model is an exciting format, geared to creating maximum impact on real-world clinical policy and practice. The conference will be of interest to anyone with an interest in severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI), including social workers, nurses, clinicians, policy-makers, managers, researchers, and students.

The topics include:
• Severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and the social, economic and legal consequences
• International examples of effective support systems
• Role of primary care and other support systems in effective interventions
• Information systems and tools for continuous quality improvement
• Further research requirements

For more information, visit and/or contact the Conference Organizer by email, .

Nov. 13 – 15th

ATA Guidance Council Conference
Voices of Counselling: Connecting with Kids… is there an app for that?
Banff, AB

Registration for the Annual ATA Guidance Council Conference in beautiful Banff Alberta is now open. Click on the following link for additional information and registration:

Keynote speakers include:
• Dr. Michael Unger
• Dr. Peter Wicks
• Peter Churchill


A few of the many topics include:
• Counselling Children, Youth and Family with Complex Needs
• Gaming and Social Media
• Remaining Calm within the Storm
• Why Young People go to School and why they Don’t

November 23 - 25, 2014

Accelerating Primary Care Conference
Making Vision a Reality

The Accelerating Primary Care Conference is one of the premiere health care conferences in Canada. This year the conference will focus on opportunities and solutions for primary care delivery in Alberta. Delegates will learn about integrated health care, best practices, and the future of PCN Evolution through plenary and breakout sessions. More information will be available on the PCN PMO website in the coming weeks.


Location: Edmonton Westin Hotel

December, 2014
January, 2015

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Chronic PTSD


Four-Day Training Workshop


Edmonton, Alberta

January 8 - 11, 2015


An intensive workshop led by Dr. Elna Yadin that provides thorough instruction on how ot implement prolonged exposure therapy for survivors of trauma


Learn more about the workshop.


Register today!


Liminited space available