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 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
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.
December 5, 2014
Presents: Spotlight on Outcomes
How outcome measurements can help improve results for your clients and organization
Transforming client and organizational results in mental health and human service practices.
This conference will show you the impact of outcome measurements and how to maximize client and program results in any human service area; including counselling, mental health, child intervention and family violence.
For the past 15 years, Calgary Counselling Centre has led the field of outcome based practices in Alberta, the results of which has informed our research and has changed our counselling practice.
Do you want to improve your practice and get better results for your clients?
Join us for a one-day conference to improve organizational and client results with outcome measurement!
Location: Kahanoff Conference Centre 105 12 Ave SE #200, Calgary, AB T2G 1A1
- EARLY EARLY Bird (If registration is received by October 15, 2014) $175
- Early Bird (If registration by November 5, 2014) $200
- General (If registration is received after November 5, 2014) $250
- Students/CCC Alumni $175
Registration includes light snacks and refreshments
Register online: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1611300
Apply for CSAT® Training
The Norlien Foundation has partnered with the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) to host the second round of Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT®) Training and Certification for Alberta-based therapists. The Norlien Foundation is committed to increasing provincial capacity in the treatment of sex addiction and multiple addiction so that Albertans seeking help, and their partners, receive the highest quality of care.
The CSAT training and certification curriculum was created by Dr. Patrick Carnes, world-renowned clinician and author on the topics of sex addiction, multiple addictions, and addiction interaction.
About the Program
The training consists of four training modules, each 4.5 days in length.
Goals of the training and certification program are to:
• Train addiction and mental health professionals to properly assess someone with sex addiction
• Work with the partner/spouse of someone with sex addiction
• Create a successful treatment plan
• Identify transference/counter-transference issues
• Disclosure to the partner – when and how to disclose (and when not to)
• Addition interaction – assessment and treatment of other addictions in conjunction with sex addiction
• Trauma – identifying trauma for addict and partner
• Creating an opportunity for sustainable recovery
Module 1 of the series will be offered in Alberta (location TBD) from January 7 – 11th, 2015.
Modules 2 and 3 are tentatively planned for June and November of 2015, module 4 is tentatively planned for April of 2016.
To be considered for participation, you must be an addiction or mental health service provider or a student in the process of training to be an addiction or mental health service provider. Masters level or higher therapists will qualify for the CSAT credential. Bachelor or diploma level therapists will qualify for the ASAT (Associate Sex Addiction Therapist) credential. The training for these two credentials is identical.
Certification requires completion of the four training modules and a minimum of 30 hours of clinical supervision with a CSAT-trained supervisor.
The Norlien Foundation will provide financial support to all Alberta-based therapists who are accepted into this program. This support will cover the costs for tuition, hotel accommodations for the duration of each module for those who must travel, the cost of print materials required for each module, and the costs of the clinical supervision required to obtain the credential. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participants at no charge during each training module. The Foundation expects that those who apply to take this training will commit to completing the training and obtain and maintain their CSAT or ASAT certification.
How to Apply
If you are interested in enhancing your skills in treating sex addiction, multiple addictions, and addiction interaction, and meet the requirements above, please visit the IITAP website using the link below to apply. Once your application has been approved, you will be sent a registration form. Please note that submitting your training application is not a guarantee of acceptance into the program.
Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Chronic PTSD
Four-Day Training Workshop
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
Liminited space available
RADICALLY OPEN DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY – A Two Day Training
Presented by Tom Lynch, Ph.D.
Monday, January 26th - Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 9am - 4:30pm
About the Workshop Based on 19 years of research, including two NIMH funded trials, Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT) is a new treatment targeting over-controlled behaviour (OC). It has been used to treat some of the rigid responses and emotional inhibition thought to underlie many treatment-resistant conditions.
Who is the Treatment for? Patients who have a diagnosis of Chronic Depression, Treatment-Resistant Anxiety Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Avoidant, Paranoid and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
RO-DBT posits emotional loneliness as the core problem underlying maladaptive overcontrol. Heightened threat sensitivity and diminished reward sensitivity are hypothesized to transact with early family experiences emphasizing “mistakes intolerable” and “self-control imperative” to produce overcontrolled coping. A novel thesis linking the communicative functions of emotional expression to the formation of close social bonds will be introduced, as well as new skills emphasizing receptivity, self-enquiry and flexible responding. New approaches to activate a neurobiologically-based social-safety system, signal cooperation, enhance forgiveness, and change envy/bitterness will be introduced; using videos and role play.
For more information on RO-DBT go to www.radicallyopen.net/.
- Overview of treatment structure
- Recognize a new biosocial theory for OC and new RO-'DBT treatment strategies designed to enhance willingness for self- inquiry and flexible responding
- Identify new skills designed to enhance intimate relationships and vulnerable expression of emotion, learn from critical feedback, and enhance loving- kindness-forgiveness
- Identify a novel treatment mechanism positing open expression = trust = social connectedness
- Examples of strategies designed to improve pro-social cooperative signalling via activation of the parasympathetic nervous system’s social-safety system
This intermediate level workshop is intended for psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, addiction counselors and other mental health professionals.
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING IN STANDARD DBT IS NOT REQUIRED.
To register, visit: www.dbtvancouver.com/workshops/2015jan
Friday, January 30, 2014
DSM-5: Changes & Implications for Professional Practise
This one day workshop course provides an update on the DSM-5 for practicing clinicians who have a working knowledge of the DSM-IV-TR.
Who should attend?
This workshop is intended for Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers and other Mental Health Professionals.
Dr. Farzad Zare-Bawani has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is an expert in areas of Diagnosis and assessment.
Time: 9:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Kells Counselling & Family Solutions, Training Room, 1207 - 91 Street SW, Edmonton
To Register Call (780) 430-4769; for detail further information