Notice to PAA Members: A continuing education reciprocity agreement between the PAA, the British Columbia Psychological Association (BCPA) and the Psychological Society of Saskatchewn (PSS) 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.


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.

Ongoing Events:

EPPP Psychology Written Exam Preparation
Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioural Sciences Comprehensive Preparation Materials and Workshops for EPPP


For further information contact: Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioural Sciences at 1-800-472-1931 or website:

Continuing Education Programs
Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary - This site will have the listings of our programs

JACK HIROSE AND ASSOCIATES INC. provides seminars for mental health and education professionals. Our mission is to offer effective and stimulating training opportunities that respond to the ever changing needs of counsellors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, medical doctors, teachers and mental health professionals. We strive to provide proven training methods that focus on practical interventions and increased skill development. Course instructors are recognized in their respective fields as world class presenters. Our instructors are selected not only for their knowledge, but also for their ability to present course material in an engaging and stimulating manner.


The workshops focus on beginner and advanced training, particularly in solution focused/oriented, cognitive, behavioral, narrative, and emotion-focused therapies. Training sessions are given in specialized areas of interest, e.g. alcohol and drugs, anger and aggression, trauma, anxiety, depression, mindfulness and many other topics. Workshops are given in one, two, three and four day formats. Since 1998, Jack Hirose and Associates has provided training to more than 30,000 mental health professionals in Canada and the United States. Jack Hirose and Associates is an approved continuing education provider with the Canadian Psychological Association.


Please visit for the complete listing of our upcoming workshops and conferences. 

Please call 1-800-456-5424 or email: for more information about our events.


 2015 Spring Workshop Schedule


Catholic Social Services' Family Living Program is now offering the following workshops:

Creating a Positive Perspective/Overcoming Depression & Adversity Level One
Couples Communication

Handling Anger Level One

Mindfulness & Mastery of Emotions Level One


For more information or to register, please contact Kari Boult at

780 420 6081 or


Mental Health First Aid Training & Registration Form



Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

EMDR Basic & Advanced Training in

Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, & Northern Canada

Presented by:
Sue Genest and Life Journeys Counselling


Mission: To train mental health professionals in this highly effective empirically validated therapy.


All trainers are EMDRIA approved and facilitators are EMDRIA Approved Consultants.  Our team provides you with years of experience and knowledge to guide participants in the application of their training to the specific populations they address in their practice.


Learning Objectives:

  1. to understand the research and theoretical positions on EMDR.
  2. to use the basic eight phase EMDR protocol, effectively and safely, and adapt it to special situations and populations.
  3. to be familiar with variations on the basic protocol for special populations (e.g. children, couples, grief, pain, addictions, phobias, dissociation,…)
  4. to understand legal and ethical considerations in the use of EMDR.

EMDR Basic course includes textbook, manuals, and the 10 hours of required consultation needed to complete the training.  Continued consultation is available at a very reasonable cost.


EMDR Advanced Training Topics:

-          Working with complex trauma and dissociation

-          Pre-Verbal Protocols for working with very early trauma and neglect

-          EMDR and Ego State Therapy

-          Advanced stabilization techniques

-          Incorporating mindfulness into trauma preparation

-          Working with addictions

EMDR was given the highest level of recommendation (category for robust empirical support and demonstrated effectiveness) in the treatment of trauma by APA.


See the New York Times for Francine Shapiro (founder) answers on EMDR:

Contact Sue Genest for further information