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.
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.
DAY ONE ONLY
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.
DAYS TWO AND THREE
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.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
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 6 - 7, 2014
Innovation and Integration In Eating Disorders
4th Biennial EDAC-ATAC Conference
Call for Abstracts
Keynotes will include Dr. Dianne Newmark Sztainer, speaking on "body dissatisfaction and dieting in young people: normative discontent or public health concern" and Dr. Josie Geller who will be helping us tease out "the common elements of empirically supported treatments that may help strengthen and increase efficacy of all treatment approaches". We will also be hosting a plenary to look at National Eating Disorders Clinical Guidelines.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia.
Deadline Date: April 15, 2014
For more information, please visit the following website http://www.edac-atac.ca/2014/01/06/call-for-abstracts/
For more information on Topics and Conference Highlights
The Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis – Alberta Society
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
Learn about Emotionally Focused Therapy, an evidence based approach with a clear road map and solid research base
Introduction to Emotionally Focused Therapy
Day 1 EFT for Individuals
Day 2 EFT for Couples
November 3 & 4, 2014
Discover Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) a short-term approach that applies attachment theory to understanding and helping individuals improve their emotional wellbeing and couples rebuild their relationship bond. Individual clients typically present with problematic mood states and feeling stuck in achieving personal goals in work, love and family life. Most typically there is an interpersonal focus inherent in their therapeutic work or personal blocks that have their origins in attachment experiences. When couples present for therapy, they are typically caught in patterns of conflict and disconnection that undermine the security of their relationship bond.
This presentation provides an introduction to using EFT, devoting one day to working with individuals and one day to couples. Throughout both days participants can expect illustrative case examples, video excerpts, and experiential exercises. Participants can choose to attend one or both days.
Presented by EFT Certified Trainer
Veronica Kallos-Lilly, Ph.D.,R.Psych, who is a highly regarded trainer for mental health professionals and graduate students. She has practiced EFT for over 20 years and has presented her work at conferences & in professional journals. Known for her clinical clarity and warm interpersonal style, Veronica has been praised by Dr. Sue Johnson as “an exceptionally skilled couple’s therapist, a Master Clinician, with an excellent knowledge of theory and practice of EFT.”
Learn more at: www.Talk-Therapy.ca/training
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
WGM PSYCHOLOGY AND ASSOCIATES PRESENTS:
INTENSIVE TRAINING IN PROLONGED EXPOSURE THERAPY FOR PTSD
November 13-16, 2014, Calgary, AB
Facilitator: Dr. David Yusko, The Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, Philadelphia, PA
This is an intensive, 4-day workshop focusing on the application of Prolonged Exposure for the treatment of PTSD with survivors of trauma. The workshop begins with a review of evidence supporting the use of Prolonged Exposure with trauma survivors. The basic components of Prolonged Exposure are then reviewed, including those that are completed in-session as well as those completed between therapy sessions. Upon completion of a review of the components of Prolonged Exposure, focus will shift to the practical application of interventions, as well as a consideration of how to flexibly apply therapeutic procedures based on the client’s response to exposure.
Detailed case vignettes demonstrating the application of Prolonged Exposure with trauma survivors will be presented. This will include viewing of videotaped demonstrations of experts in Prolonged Exposure working with real-life trauma survivors. Workshop participants will also be provided supervised opportunity to practice application of treatment during the workshop and will be provided feedback regarding progress. Treatment manuals and supporting documentation to be used in therapy will also be provided.
This is an advanced workshop for clinicians interested in advancing their skill working with survivors of trauma. As such, this workshop will apply best to clinicians who may have worked with trauma survivors in the past, and who have some understanding of the impact of trauma and its clinical presentation.
The workshop is delivered at a cost of $1200 per person. The fee includes:
• The cost of the workshop,
• A therapist guide to PE: “Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Emotional Processing of Traumatic Experiences” (Foa, Hembree, & Rothbaum, 2007),
• A patient workbook for PE: “Reclaiming Your Life from a Traumatic Experience: Workbook” (Rothbaum, Foa, & Hembree, 2007), published by Oxford University Press
• A workshop binder that includes all handouts and supporting materials
Please contact Dr. Megan McElheran, at email@example.com or 403-700-5419 with questions.
Nov. 13 – 15th
ATA Guidance Council Conference
Voices of Counselling: Connecting with Kids… is there an app for that?
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: http://www.guidancecouncil.ca/?page_id=25
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