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.
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: www.courageprofessionaltraining.com
contact us at:
Deactivating the Buttons:
An Introduction to Radical Exposure Tapping
Skills based training for professional counsellors, therapists, psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals.
Bow Valley College, 345 6th Avenue SE
Thursday and Friday, May 7 and 8, 2015
Register online at: www.radicalexposure.com
Early bird $399 before March 7
Standard registration $450.00
For more information
Calgary: Robert Black, email@example.com +1 (403) 242-2909
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 CACBT.ca.
Bringing Healing! A Seminar with Canada's Leading Experts on Healing Adult Male Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
As you know, 1 in 6 men in Canada have been sexually abused before the age of 18.
To help you with your adult male survivors, presentations will be made by Don Wright, Founder/ED, BC Society of Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Rick Goodwin, Founder/ED, The Men's Project in Ottawa. They will share their best practices and answer all of your questions.
Topics to be covered:
Common Presenting Symptoms; Survivor Beliefs; Male Centre Treatment; Therapeutic Interventions; Trauma Impacts; Peer Group Sessions; Sensitivity to Specific Groups; Self-Care Techniques for Therapists.
Friday, May 8th & Saturday, May 9th, 2015
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Attend one day or both days…
Aloft University Hotel, Calgary
For further information, please contact Frances Wright - firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.245.6453
PS. We are looking for more therapists to help our survivors….
Canadian Centre for Male Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (cc4ms) http://www.cc4ms.ca
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 (www.practicewise.com), 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 email@example.com if you are interested in participating by May 1, 2015.
To view PracticeWise MAP Direct Service Workshop Overview
The Alberta Family Mediation Society (AFMS) and The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) are pleased to co-present:
The Child-Centred Continuum Model for Increasing Child focus in Family Mediation/ADR PROCESSES
ONE DAY TRAINING OUTLINE – 9:00am – 4:30pm Friday, May 22, 2015
This one-day course is an introduction to the Child-Centred Continuum Model (CCCM). The CCCM is a four-level skills-based framework to increase the likelihood children are considered and included in mediation/ADR processes. The trainers have identified that one approach cannot be applied to all post separation families. In effect, a child inclusive strategy needs to be selected that accommodates parental readiness. In completing this training, participants will be introduced to specialized tools, such as the Parent Readiness Scale (PRS), and explore the typologies of cases that would be suited to each level of child involvement. This introduction to the CCCM will be the first step prior to attending a skills-based two and a half-day training course. The one-day introduction highlights children as “parties to” versus “objects of” family matters that affect them and begins with the belief that children are active participants in family systems.
The trainers have collaborated and combined their experiences from the Canadian and Australian perspectives and will comment on international best practices concepts. Participants will receive a 6-hour Certificate for continuing education related to the CCCM.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Family Law Lawyers
- Parenting Coordinators
- Family Mediators
- Mental Health Practitioners
At the conclusion of this course participants will:
- 1. Identify the four levels of child involvement and the cases in which each level is most appropriate
- 2. Understand the different roles and focus for each of the four levels of child inclusion
- 3. Be introduced to case examples
- 4. Explore the ethical implications of child inclusive practice, the challenges of employing a child focused strategy, and the cost of employing traditional non-child focussed strategies in family mediation.
VENUE Kahanoff Conference Centre, Room 208, 105 12th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1A1
INSTRUCTORS - Lorri Yasenik Ph.D., RSW, CPT-S, RPT-S (Canada)
Lorri Yasenik is a Registered Family Mediator, Registered Parenting Coordinator-Arbitrator, Registered Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist and Child Specialist based in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Lorri is the past president of the Alberta Family Mediation Society and recipient of the 2010 John Haynes award for significant contribution to the field of mediation in Alberta. Lorri provides child psychotherapy and play therapy and is the Co-Director of Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute. She delivers national and international training related to children’s issues and specialized child psychotherapy and play therapies. Her doctorate dissertation focused on “Including the Voices of Children of Separation and Divorce in the Legal System”.
Jon Graham B.Com, LLB (Australia)
Jon Graham is a Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (Family Mediator) based in Sydney, Australia. Jon has qualifications in law, psychology and commerce as well as post- graduate qualifications in Family Mediation. Jon combines over 20 years of clinical experience with families affected by separation and divorce with a substantial training calendar across Australia. Jon is the Clinical Director of the Institute of Specialist Dispute Resolution, a provider of tailored family dispute resolution processes for families presenting with complex issues. The Institute also provides training and clinical supervision for mediators in Australia.
Please go to www.afms.ca to register or see brochure.
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).
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: www.mcleod-law.com/HealthCareSymposium2015
Seating is limited. Free of charge.
June 16-20, 2015
28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention
IASP MONTREAL 2015
New Discoveries and Technologies
in Suicide Prevention
For detailed information and registration http://iasp2015.com/
Jump on the Bandwagon!
2015 Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference
June 18-20, 2015 . Sheraton Cavalier . Calgary, Alberta
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.
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!
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
$220.00 (includes lunch both days)
Who should attend?
Those who are working with children, adolescents or adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders including:
- Teaching Assistants
- 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.
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