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.

January, 2015

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.

Financial Support

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.


Friday, January 30, 2014


DSM-5: Changes & Implications for Professional Practise


Workshop Details:

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

February, 2015

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)


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. 

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

March, 2015

 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

Calgary, Alberta




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

780-970-6501 780-423-9922



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


What people had to say about the Workshop?


              Most useful!

                                                               It changed my practice!

April, 2015


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


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