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Oct 19, 2018
EPPP Prep: Memory Boosting Learning Strategies - Calgary
Facilitated by Michele Pentyliuk, M.Ed

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Intended Audience


This half day workshop is designed for Provisional psychologists.




With a plethora of study materials available to prepare for the EPPP, one would think that if an individual dedicates sufficient time, the exam should be a breeze.  So why is it such a challenge?  Simply put, it’s a lot of information and most Provisional Psychologists have busy lives.  Most individuals should expect to spend approximately 250 hours studying.  In addition to utilizing the various commercial exam preparation materials, there are a countless study strategies that boost an individual’s retention and mastery of information.  This workshop is designed to go beyond the study materials, reviewing and practicing techniques to maximize retention of key concepts using mnemonics, visualization, self-referencing, and a host of elaborate rehearsal strategies.  Workshop participants will expand their repertoire of learning strategies, gaining insight into the importance of matching strategy to content format, as well as the value of utilizing humour and creativity to boost memory.


Learning Objectives


  • To increase participants’ awareness of the principles of learning.
  • To demonstrate practical approaches and strategies that increase retention and mastery.
  • To engage participants in hands-on learning activities that offers practice of strategies.
  • To increase participants’ repertoire of strategies along with the understanding of how to match content to the most suitable strategy.


Program Format and Schedule


  • A review the EPPP exam format and structure will be followed by an overview and demonstration of several strategies.
  • Participants will be given the opportunity to work individually and in small groups to practice several techniques.
  • Opportunity for networking and collaboration will also be provided during breaks.


Date             Friday 19 October 2018


Time            1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Location     Aloft Calgary University Hotel, Calgary, AB







Michele Pentyliuk, M.Ed., a Registered Psychologist and Certified Teacher, works in private practice where she conducts learning assessments and provides strategy instruction for individuals with learning and attention problems.  She started her career as a Special Education teacher, then moved into private practice working as an educational consultant before embarking on her graduate program where she focused her studies on assessment and treatment for students with learning disabilities. Michele has presented workshops to parents, professionals, and students throughout Canada and has worked with several post-secondary institutions providing learning strategy instruction to students. In her private practice, she conducts psycho-educational assessments and works with individuals of all ages and educational levels who are experiencing learning challenges. Michele is a past-president of the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta and is a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta’s School Psychology committee.  She is the co-author of NAIT’s Strategies for Success handbook, and is co-owner of The Passing Zone Inc., which develops exam preparation materials including the Learner’s Licence Prep KitCanada’s Citizenship Prep Kit, and the Learner’s Prep Kit app. 





The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to offer Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists.  This workshop is offered for three (3.0) hours of CE Credit.  Full attendance at the workshop is required to receive Continuing Education Credits.  Partial credit will not be awarded, and late arrivals or early departure will preclude awarding of Continuing Education Credits.  PAA maintains responsibility for the program.




Cancellation and refunds may be applied for by writing to the PAA office.  Cancellations received fourteen (14) days prior to the Continuing Education activity will receive a full refund of the registration fee, less a $25.00 + gst processing fee.  PAA reserves the right to cancel any activity, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided. 


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