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.

April, 2015

Therapist Master Class

Unlocking Pleasure: Working with Sexuality Issues Using An Integrative Approach

St. Albert, AB - April 11th and 12th, 2015

Facilitated by: Madeline Dietrich M.A.
Location: Rivers Edge Counselling Centre


Space limited to 12 participants - only a few spots left!

Course description:

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)


To Register: Call 780-460-0022, or email

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.

Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment


Full Day Workshop with
Dr. Allen Frances, MD

Date: April 17, 2015
Location: The Albany Club (91 King Street East)/Webcast


Workshop Description

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

Learning Objectives:
• 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 to register online

April 23 - 24, 2015

Psychology Association of Saskatchewan (PAS)
 2015 Spring Conference and AGM

Unpacking the WISC-V

Living Sky Casino

Swift Current, SK


For more information

Register online! 

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:

Or call Leanne at 587-778-4457 or Liandrah at 780-990-9472.  To view poster


May, 2015

Deactivating the Buttons:

An Introduction to Radical Exposure Tapping

Skills based training for professional counsellors, therapists, psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals.

Calgary, Alberta
Bow Valley College, 345 6th Avenue SE

Thursday and Friday, May 7 and 8, 2015

Register online at:
Early bird $399 before March 7
Standard registration $450.00

For more information
Calgary: Robert Black, +1 (403) 242-2909

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       

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:

Seating is limited. Free of charge.

June, 2015

Jump on the Bandwagon!
2015 Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference


June 18-20, 2015 . Sheraton Cavalier . Calgary, Alberta

Register Now!


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.

The Conference
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!

October, 2015