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.

March, 2015

March  13 & 14, 2015

The Bridge - From Loss to Inspiration

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.


Loss truly is an intrinsic part of everyone’s life and it’s time we moved beyond the model of Making-It-Through-Until-We-Feel-Better.  Friday night features our keynote speaker Dr. Ronna Jevne, Professor Emeritus, U of A, internationally-recognized psychologist and creator of the Hope Foundation. Saturday's speakers are local experts who will use inspiration and insight to illuminate different aspects of how we experience loss as told through the lens of their own personal experiences and  the Breakout Sessions offer more opportunity for sharing in smaller groups, and for  picking up simple yet effective  techniques for moving beyond coping to creating.



Coast Plaza Hotel

10155 105th St NW

For more information and to register, please go to:

Or call Leanne at 587-778-4457 or Liandrah at 780-990-9472

March 25 - 27, 2015

Canadian Mental Health Association presents

2015 Hoarding Interventions Conference

Coast Edmonton Plaza


For details and registration 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.

April 21 - 24, 2015


International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy


Increase Your Effectiveness with Couples Transform Your Practice

Train in the leading approach to couples therapy, providing a clear road map and solid research base

4 Day Externship in
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Calgary, Alberta

Presented by Certified Trainer Veronica Kallos-Lilly, Ph.D.,R.Psych,


For more detailed information


Impact Therapy by Ed Jacobs, Ph.D., LPC. & Nina Spadaro, Ed.D.
April 24th, 2015 (9am – 4pm)


Early bird registration deadline is March 2nd,2015.

This workshop promises to give you new ideas regarding how to work with all kinds of clients. More than 25 creative techniques will be demonstrated with many other ideas briefly presented.  Impact Therapy is an active, creative multisensory approach to counseling based on the idea that the brain likes novelty. Therapy is about the art of engagement and this workshop offers many engaging strategies and skills. Presenters will show creative ways to use counseling theories that make sessions more interesting and beneficial.

May, 2015

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


To register https://www.eply.comcacbt2015/ and view 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). 


Banff Hypnosis 2015 Spring Conference Brochure and Registration form.

June, 2015