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.

July, 2015

July 7 - 10, 2015

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT): A Comprehensive Introduction

Presented by: Dr. Jeff Chang


In this four-day workshop, Jeff will present a comprehensive, practice-oriented introduction to Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. You will learn the assumptions of the SF approach, which underlie the processes and attitudes of SFBT. Jeff will demonstrate how to expertly sequence and phrase SF questions, teach you how to both pace and invite clients’ motivation, develop homework tasks that clients will carry out, and know when to refrain from assigning  them. Participants will also learn how to track progress, plan for termination, and prevent relapse. Jeff will reserve time for participants’  goals and topics of interests. Most importantly, Jeff will go beyond the techniques and procedures of SFBT to kindle SF attitudinal postures and help participants develop a solution-focused ear for openings.


For further information and registration details

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July 14 - 17, 2015

Narrative Therapy: Overview and Practice 

Presented by: Dr. Jeff Chang

This workshop will provide an overview of narrative therapy. Jeff will present the philosophical and conceptual background of the narrative approach, how these support the practices of narrative therapy, and how a deconstructive posture opens space for externalizing the problem. Jeff will share his experience of adopting a deconstructive listening posture to distinguish openings, and will demonstrate via live and video examples how to use questioning skills to amplify unique outcomes and re-author clients’ problem stories. Participants will learn how to circulate news of difference by using the reflecting process and therapeutic letter writing, and apply narrative ideas to your work setting.


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August, 2015

August 29-30, 2015               Edmonton, Alberta


PRACTICAL TRAINING IN CLINICAL SUPERVISION: This course is intended for any Therapists, Counsellors and Psychologists who seek training in how to supervise other professionals and students on placement.  


$500 Early Bird Registration. $550 after July 15;


More program and registration information at:

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September, 2015
October, 2015

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

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