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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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.
January 21st & 22nd, 2015
Cyber-Counselling Intensive Training
Presented by Dan Mitchell
About The Presenter
Dan L. Mitchell obtained his Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 1989. He is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Dan has extensive experience in the field of addiction counselling having maintained a role in BC Mental Health & Addictions from 1990.
Founding Worldwide Therapy Online Inc. with Lawrence Murphy in 1994, Dan began a long journey of pioneering the ethical and professional delivery of counselling via the internet. Dan is the Clinical eSupervisor of Therapy Online’s team of online counsellors, and continues to collaborate with the University of Toronto in offering Cybercounselling Level 1 and Level 1 continuing education courses.
Dan continues to engaging in the research of competencies for online counselling with the University of Toronto, and has published a number of professional articles. Dan is the interim president for the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association’s newest chapter: the “Technology in Counselling Chapter.”
Workshop will be held on
January 21st & 22nd, 2015
Registration & Continental Breakfast: 8:30am–9:00am
Morning Session: 9:00am-12:00pm
Lunch (provided): 12:00pm-1:00pm
Afternoon Session: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Workshop will be held in the 3rd Floor Training Rooms of the Parkdale Campus at Wood’s Homes
This training will provide participants with an overview of essential elements of the Cybercounselling process and in-depth analysis of Presence Techniques. Follow-up beyond the in-person training includes the opportunity to use the techniques in an online simulation that will be reviewed by the facilitator or qualified Therapy Online counsellors/instructors (ie: SITCOMS).
Approved for 12 hours of ACSW Continuing Education
• Registration will begin on December 29, 2014 and will continue to be collected until spaces are full.
• Cost for the 2 day workshop is $150.00
• To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Attendees must park their vehicles at St. Bernard’s Church, with a parking pass clearly displayed on their dash. Passes will be emailed before the workshop date.
• A continental breakfast as well as a lunch will be provided for all participants. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions at
• To successfully complete the workshop, participants must attend the entire day, and must complete the course evaluation
• A certificate of completion will be awarded after the seminar to those who request one
• The Wood’s Homes Parkdale Administration Building is advertised as a new building with accessible walkways, elevators and washrooms.
• If participants have complaints or grievances they are to contact Bjorn Johansson, 403-270-1731
Learning Outcomes & Objectives
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Develop skills in text-based communications to enhance the therapeutic alliance and apply their knowledge of online counselling competencies for single session therapy.
2. Identify legal, ethical, theoretical and practical issues related to cyber counselling including typical clinical workflow, mobile versus stationary options and the PrivacEmail system
3. Recognize important policy and procedure considerations for agencies.
4. Identify efficacy and satisfaction research in the area .
Target Audience: those professionals who directly communicate with clients for counselling/therapeutic purposes: counsellors, social workers, psychologists, residential care workers, and outreach workers."
Wood’s Homes, provider # 1195, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Wood’s Homes maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period September 2013-September 2016. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers will receive 12 continuing education hours by participating in this course.
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
Eating Disorder Awareness Week
This year the Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta (EDSNA) in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association is hosting several events to increase awareness and decrease stigma about eating disorders and to increase hope for those affected by eating disorders.
Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Youth: What Every Psychologist Should Know
by Keith Owen Yeates, PhD, RPsych, ABPP/CN (Co-sponsored by the BC Brain Injury Association)
February 13th, 2015 (9am-4pm)
REGISTRATION LINK: http://www.psychologists.bc.ca/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=128
Survivors of pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) often show significant cognitive, social, behavioral, and psychological sequelae that can lead to lasting declines in their overall quality of life. This workshop will explore three critical topics that have been the focus of the speaker’s research: (1) the family’s role in shaping the outcomes of TBI; (2) the impact of TBI on children’s social development; and (3) the sequelae of mild TBI/concussion.
Dr. Carol Falender: A Competency-based Approach to Clinical Supervision
Thursday February 19 and Friday February 20 2015
9:00 am-4:30 pm
KPU Richmond Campus Melville Centre for Dialogue
Course Description: This intermediate workshop is designed to provide state-of-the-art ethical supervision practice, including competencies, supervision guidelines, emerging best practices; diversity in all aspects; assessment, feedback, evaluation strategies; legal and ethical frames; Internet issues; self-care; and ethical management of supervisees not meeting performance competency standards. Through a competency-based frame, interactive meta-theoretical strategies for practice are developed through practice exercises, skill-building, video review, and reflection.
For Additional Information: cfalender.com
Who Should Attend: Clinical Supervisors, Masters and Doctoral Internship
and Practicum Supervisors, Psychiatric Nurses
Registration & Fees: Early Bird $375.00 + GST
lunch, morning and afternoon coffee included
Jan 15-Feb 15 - $425.00 + GST
Instructions for Registration: Go to kpu.ca/cps, click the “Register Now” button.
The course is PHLT 9005 and the CRN (Course Reference Number) is 60017
Seats are limited so Register Early!!
Books will be available for purchase at the course.
Questions? Contact Karen Mitchinson, Director of KPU Counselling Services
604.599.2131 or email@example.com
February 21 & 22, 2015
Observed & experiential Integration (OEI)
Training used for resolving and processing psychological trauma and PTSD.
The training workshop will be held in Calgary at the University of Calgary.
For more information
To register and pay, please go online to www.sightpsychology.com
The 47th Banff International Conference on Behavioural Science
Autism in Transition
March 15 - 18, 2015
Banff, Alberta, Canada
Acceptance and Mindfulness-Based Therapies:
Integrating Cultural Beliefs and Wisdoms in CBT to Catalyze Healing
Dr. Assen Alladin
Clinical Psychologist/Adjunct Associate Professor
University of Calgary Medical School
THREE DAY WORKSHOP
March 20, 21, & 22, 2015
9:00-4:30; 9:00-4:30; & 9:00-1:00
YWCA Edmonton Counselling Centre
4th floor of the Empire Building
10080 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB, T5J 1V9
Early Bird: On or before February 27, 2015 $450.00
After February 27, 2015, 2015: $495.00
$100.00 discount for students
Please register early as space is limited
AnneMarie Whitton can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
What people had to say about the Workshop?
It changed my practice!
Fitness-for-Duty & Professional Practice Evaluations
by Mark Zelig, Ph.D., ABPP, LLC.
March 27th, 2015 (930am – 430pm)
REGISTRATION LINK: http://www.psychologists.bc.ca/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=126
Psychologists are often asked to evaluate licensed professionals, police officers, or other employees holding positions of special trust whom are suspected of having an emotional or cognitive disorder that interferes with their ability to safely perform their duties. This ADVANCED-level workshop will offer practical suggestions to psychologists wishing to increase their involvement in this interesting and challenging area of forensic practice. Recommended assessment strategies will be keeping with evolving ethical principles, newly-enacted federal statutes, and case law.
Impact Therapy by Ed Jacobs, Ph.D., LPC. & Nina Spadaro, Ed.D.
April 24th, 2015 (9am – 4pm)
REGISTRATION LINK: http://www.psychologists.bc.ca/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=127
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 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).