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.

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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.

April, 2015

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:

contact us at:



May, 2015

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


To register https://www.eply.comcacbt2015/ and view Brochure

May 11 - 15, 2015

Hull Services in Calgary, AB is seeking two private practitioners to participate in an upcoming pilot project examining the utility of PracticeWise (, an online tool that utilizes evidence based practice to support the advancement of treatment for youth with mental health and addiction challenges.   The aim of PracticeWise is to help establish an easier way for mental health professionals working with youth to have more direct access to best practice modalities that go beyond the typical manualized approaches to evidence-based treatment.   By participating in this pilot, users will receive online access to assessment and treatment protocols that are empirically supported by the most current research.  As well through PracticeWise, users will have the capacity to visually track treatment progress and course through an Excel-based clinical dashboard that allows clinicians to identify a number of treatment interventions, session ratings, and pre-post comparisons.

What: PracticeWise will be training participants involved with this pilot project in using the MAP (Managing and Adapting Practice) tool.  (Please see attached course syllabus). Participants will be required to provide feedback to an evaluation team for approximately 6 months-1 year based on their experience in using the tool to determine its scalability across the province of Alberta in the future.  There is no cost to participate in this training. 

When: Training will take place in Calgary, AB at Mount Royal University from May 11-15th from 8:00am-4:30pm.

Please contact Sommer McLauchlin, PracticeWise Project Lead with Hull Services at (403) 560-4037 or if you are interested in participating by May 1, 2015.

To view PracticeWise MAP Direct Service Workshop Overview



 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). 


Banff Hypnosis 2015 Spring Conference Brochure and Registration form.

June, 2015

June 16-20, 2015

28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention


New Discoveries and Technologies
in Suicide Prevention
Montréal, Canada

For detailed information and registration

September, 2015

2-Day Workshop with Carol Gray

  • Social Stories™ 10.2
  • Social Context & Autism Spectrum Disorder: Breaking New Instructional Ground


Date and Time

September 24 & 25, 2015

Participants must attend both days.

Registration starts at 8:00am on September 24



Mount Royal University, Rodrick Mah Centre for Continuing Learning  

4825 Mount Royal Gate SW

Ross Glen Hall


Workshop Cost

$220.00 (includes lunch both days)


Website Link


Who should attend?

Those who are working with children, adolescents or adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders including:

  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Therapists
  • Therapy Assistants


Day 1: Social Stories™ 10.2

This workshop will present a comprehensive approach on Social Stories™, an internationally recognized evidence-based strategy for learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Participants will come to discover the ever-expanding versatility and value of this incredible instructional strategy for the very first time or update their skills and understanding of Social Stories™. We will learn how to develop, write, and implement Social Stories™.


Day 2:  Social Context & Autism Spectrum Disorder: Breaking New Instructional Ground

The ability to gain meaning from social context is highly complex, yet is often taken for granted by those who quickly process this detailed and multi-faceted information with ease. This ground-breaking presentation uses lecture, demonstration, and activities to share a working definition of social context to provide a backdrop for exploring key issues in the education of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. We will explore friendship, emotion regulation, social concepts and skills, and much more. Participants will leave with a wealth of straightforward intervention tools to teach the elusive social context curriculum to individuals with ASD.

October, 2015