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Upcoming events in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.

An event listed on this page does not necessarily imply endorsement by CCPA. Event listings are for informational use only. For pre-approved events, click here.

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Des événements à venir dans le domaine du counseling et de la psychothérapie.

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UBC Early Years Conference 2018 - Call for Abstracts Reminder

The Early Years Conference 2018

January 25-27, 2018

Vancouver, BC, Canada

The 2018 conference will continue to lead the field of professional development in early childhood development. Topics will include considerations and practices in work with young children and their families, as we adapt to our rapidly changing society.

View the advance notice and call for abstracts

Share your knowledge! Call for abstracts is open until May 31, 2017. 

Visit the website at http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/initiatives/earlyyears2018
or email [email protected] to get on an enquiry list for updates.

UBC Continuing Studies Health and Counselling Courses

UBC Continuing Studies Health and Counselling Courses

Summer 2017 Course Offerings

Motivational Interviewing for Helping Professionals – Advanced
Jun 9-10, Vancouver, UBC Robson Square, $425

The Art and Science of Mindfulness
Jun 16, Vancouver, UBC Robson Square, $245

Burnout Prevention: Understanding Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue
Jul 18-Aug 14, 100% Online, $395

Early Fall 2017 Course Offerings

Motivational Interviewing for Helping Professionals – Introduction
Sep 8-9 OR Sep 22-23, Vancouver, UBC Robson Square, $425

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy – Introduction
Sep 15, Vancouver, UBC Robson Square, $245

For more information or to register, please visit cstudies.ubc.ca/health or call 604-822-1444.

Existential Therapy Training

For more information, CLICK HERE.

June 6-day Training in PhotoTherapy Techniques

—> *LAST CHANCE*  for Early-Registration Discount for 6-day “Intensive Experiential Training in PhotoTherapy Techniques” Workshop

  • For advanced-level Therapists, Counsellors, and Mental Health Professionals •

Sunday evening, June 11, 2017 (7 pm – 9:30 pm) – and –

Monday – Saturday, June 12 – 17, 2017 (9 am – 6 pm)

Vancouver, Canada

This 6-day Intensive Training Workshop, is a rare opportunity for advanced-level therapists, counsellors, and mental health professionals to learn how (and why!) to effectively incorporate photo-based intervention techniques into your own style of therapeutic practice.

Discover how clients’ own personal snapshots and family photographs (and the feelings, thoughts, memories, beliefs and expectations these evoke) can be used to deepen and improve their therapy sessions in ways not possible using only verbal therapy techniques.

Workshop includes theory-based slide- and video-illustrated presentations, demonstration role-plays, and numerous experiential practice sessions with your own (and other people’s) photos — all under Judy Weiser’s direct guidance.

[Note: Group Therapy applications will not be included]

Workshop is for professional training, not personal therapy!

Prior experience with cameras, or knowledge about photographic art not required.

CEC Credits will be available   •   A small number of observers will also be permitted

—>  MORE INFORMATION:   [email protected]

More about PhotoTherapy techniques:  www.phototherapy-centre.com

CLICK HERE for more information.

Multicultural Support Group for Parents of Teens (May 3rd to June 7th)

CLICK HERE for more information.

Treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Healing Shame: Helping Therapists Understand, Defuse & Transform Clients' Shame: May 29th and 30th 2017

For more information, CLICK HERE.

Preliminary Agenda Now Available | ISIPT Conference - June 21-24, 2017

Please CLICK HERE for more information.

Registration Now Open! 18th Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference

CLICK HERE for more information.

First Annual Meeting of the University of Ottawa Academy of Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies

For more information, click here.

Networking even for Mental Health Professionals

For more information, please click here.

New* 2017 Trauma and Attachment Conference Healing Complex Trauma and Attachment Dysregulation in Children, Youth, and Adults

ATTCH is thrilled to host keynote speaker Martin Teicher, MD, PhD Director of the Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program at McLean Hospital and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard. Dr. Teicher. Dr. Teicher has authored over 200 articles primarily exploring the etiology and treatment of psychiatric disorders that arise during development.


The conference will be held at the St. Catharines Golf Club. Please see link for conference details.

Day 1 & 2 ~ April 1 & 2 Foundational Stream:
Day 1 Understanding the Foundations of Trauma and Attachment
Day 2 Phase-Based Clinical Applications to Promote Healing and Integration of Trauma and Attachment Dysregulation – with presenter: Lori Gill

Day 1 & 2 ~ April 1 & 2 Advanced Stream (Ideal for those who have completed the above foundational training):
Day 1 Healing Energy: Easing the Effects of Trauma with Energy Therapy with presenter: Carol Cowan
Day 2 AM The Therapeutic Application of Adventure: Restoring a Sense of Connection and Personal Agency After Trauma with presenter: Sarah Connolly
Day 2 PM Making “bad” decisions? Hot and Cold Decision-making and its relevance to psychotherapy and understanding behaviour with presenter: Sean Robb

Day 3 ~ April 3:
 Childhood Abuse, Brain Development, Psychopathology and Addictions with presenter: Dr. Martin Teicher

Day 4 ~ April 4:
 Treating the Child Survivor with presenter: Dr. Joyanna Silberg

Day 5 ~ April 5: 
Expressive Arts Therapies to Promote Healing Following Trauma with presenter: Cher Curshen

Mental Health For All: Save the Date!/ La santé mentale pour tous : Sept 18-20, 2017!

For more information, please click here.

Introduction to Integrative Body Psychotherapy

Join us for a webinar on March 7, 2017 at 6 to 7 pm 
or come to an live event on March 28, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Saskatoon.
Meet some of our community members, participate in experiential exercises, ask questions, and learn about our mind-body mental health and allied professional training program.

Live event at
The Queen’s Retreat & Renewal Center,
601 Taylor Street, West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
For information, please call:  Katherine Harriman at +1 (306) 321-4595
To register visit: https://margiegayle.com/ibp-introduction/

This program is intended for mental health and allied professionals wishing to:

– Boost their efficiency and effectiveness with clients
– Increase their life and work satisfaction
– Incorporate the most advanced body-mind skills and tools into their lives and practices

There are also personal development workshops for those seeking greater self-awareness and satisfaction in their personal lives, relationships, and careers.

– Experience the satisfaction of helping your clients make breakthroughs
– Be part of a community of cutting edge mind-body practitioners
– Learn and grow personally and professionally

Webinar & Event Facilitator:

Margaret Gayle, Psy. D., R.P.C. is a licensed psychologist in California, and is a certified IBP practitioner and teacher from Los Angeles. She is dedicated to the advancement of human potential through the life practice of IBP. Dr. Gayle teaches at IBP’s Los Angeles Central Institute as well as the Pacific Northwest Institute (Vancouver Island). She will be the lead IBP teacher for the IBP training beginning in October, 2017 in Saskatoon. The trainings will be co-facilitated by leading IBP teachers from across Canada and the United States.

To register visithttps://margiegayle.com/ibp-introduction/

Conal Conference Alerts - Academic Conferences Worldwide

View a list of conferences on topics such as psychology and social sciences worldwide!


Between Hours: Interdisciplinary Dialogues - Toronto Psychoanalytic Society

Click here for a list of upcoming events.

Win $5000! Leave the pack behind...wouldurather CONTEST! Starts Jan 23rd

Have you entered for a chance to win up to $5,000 cash yet? Everyone can sign up for Leave The Pack Behind’s wouldurather… contest. Just choose what you want to do – quit or cut back on your use of tobacco, stop using tobacco or tobacco alternatives when you drink, or renew your decision to stay tobacco-free. Perfect timing for a New Year resolution goal! The contest starts Monday, January 23rd.

Registration for the contest is open now! It’s easy, just follow the link https://wouldurather.ca/en/register/?source=website

CMHA 2017 Conference - Call for abstracts

Click here for more information.

Expanding Horizons for the Early Years - You Help Me Soar - April 26-28, 2017

At The Sheraton Airport Hotel and Conference Centre

801 Dixon Rd., Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J5

This Institute presents a springboard for innovation and change across Canada – to better understand what works in existing prevention and early intervention practice, and how we can work to integrate best practices to make systems of care more effective.

Expanding Horizons for the Early Years brings together practitioners and service providers, physicians, academics and researchers from across Canada and internationally to share innovative and effective practice to enhance mental health outcomes for infants, toddlers, and families. Integral topics of promoting mental health, understanding brain development, self regulation, attachment, parent/ child attunement, observation, assessment, intervention and support for infants and families, will be woven throughout.


University of Toronto - Faculty of Social Work - Mindfulness and Solution Focused Theory Course

Click here for more information.

The Body’s Energy Systems: Doorways for Psychological Change

September 15–19 Halifax, Nova Scotia

Sponsored by the Canadian Association for Integrative and Energy Therapies (CAIET)

Featuring cutting-edge presenters and authors

We are delighted to announce that registration for the 18th Annual Canadian Energy Psychology Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is now open.

On behalf of the Canadian Association for Integrative and Energy Therapies (CAIET), thank you for subscribing to our Energy Psychology Conference Newsletter. Your subscription entitles you to receive valuable e-mail newsletters, announcements, and other information from the Canadian Energy Psychology Conference.

More information: http://www.epccanada.ca/

Contemporary Indigenous Health Practice and Research Conference - OCT. 17 & 18, 2017
Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES) 2016 Conference in Vancouver, BC.


We are excited to host the 2016 Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES) Conference in Vancouver, BC. The conference will be held at the Pinnacle Hotel in downtown Vancouver between Thursday November 10 to Saturday November 12, 2016. There will also be an Emerging Leaders event on Thursday November 10.  The conference theme will be “Innovation and Collaboration in Counselor Education and Supervision.”  The conference will provide attendees with the potential to earn 15 hours of Continuing Education credit.

Types of General Conference Programs

  • 50-minute Education Session

An education session is a 50-minute presentation that may be conceptual, training focused, or dissemination of research findings. Projectors will be available for presenters.


  • 50-minute Roundtable Session

A roundtable session is a 50-minute discussion where presenters can share ideas and engage participants in meaningful conversations.


  • 30-minute Poster Session

A poster session is a 30-minute session for presenters to display and discuss their topic. Roundtable presentations are particularly desired, as a reflection of the conference theme (collaboration in counselor education and supervision).


The submission portal is now open. The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2016. The link to submit a proposal can be found at the WACES website, http://www.waces.org/conference.html

We are particularly interested in sessions that address the conference theme of innovation and collaboration in counselor education and supervision. Examples of innovative and collaborative topics include:

  • Cross-collaborations with faculty from different institutions
  • Innovative approaches to clinical supervision
  • Innovative approaches to school counseling
  • Affordable Care Act and integrated behavioral healthcare
  • Preparing counselors to work in primary care settings
  • Student learning outcomes and the 2016 CACREP standards
  • Neuroscience-informed approaches to counselor education and supervision
  • Technology-assisted counselor education and supervision
  • Ethical issues pertaining to social media and various forms of technology in counseling
  • International counselor education
  • Transgender issues in counselor education and supervision

We are also interested in topics that address Thelma Duffey’s presidential agenda as President of the American Counseling Association:

  • Professional counselor advocacy
  • Prevention of interpersonal violence and anti-bullying


Early bird registration will be available starting in May.

Conference Hotel

Please make your hotel reservations directly with the hotel:

Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront
1133 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3
+1 (604) 689-9211

Rooms will be available from Sunday November 6 to Tuesday November 15, 2016 at a group rate of $159.00 CAD (+~16.5% taxes & fees) per night for both single and double occupancy if reserved before Friday October 19, 2016. This includes complimentary Wi-fi access in all hotel guest and meeting rooms. Please note that rooms are available at the group rate on a “first come” basis, and we recommend that attendees book their rooms as soon as possible.

All reservation requests will require a credit card for guarantee. Deposits will be refunded for rooms cancelled more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Name changes to room reservations may be made up to 3 days prior to arrival at no charge.

Target Audience

The WACES conference will include conference sessions pertinent to counselor education and supervision in the Western region. Sessions will be of interest to counselor educators, supervisors, clinical counselors, marriage and family counselors, and school counselors.

Further Information

For more information, please visit the WACES website, http://www.waces.org/

For specific questions about the conference proposals and program, contact Margaret Lamar at [email protected]

For general questions about the conference, contact Thom Field at [email protected]

We look forward to your submission!

For more information on the conference, visit the conference website: http://www.waces.org/conference.html.

Seventh International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society Oct 5-6

University of Denver, Denver, USA

5-6 October 2017



Call for Papers


The Seventh International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society will be held at the University of Denver in, Denver, USA, 5-6 October 2017. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:
Theme 1: The Physiology, Kinesiology, and Psychology of Wellness in its Social Context

Theme 2: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

Theme 3: Public Health Policies and Practices

Theme 4: Health Promotion and Education


CONFERENCE Submission DeadlineS


We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final Late Proposal Deadline (see below). All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission. The dates below serve as a guideline for proposal submission based on our corresponding registration deadlines.
Advanced Proposal Deadline – 5 December 2016

Early Proposal Deadline – 5 March 2017

Regular Proposal Deadline – 5 July 2017
Late Proposal Deadline – 5 September 2017



The Collection Name encourages the widest range of submissions and aims to foster the highest standards of intellectual excellence. Articles may be submitted by in-person and virtual participants as well as Community Members.


The Journal is indexed by:


  • Academic Search Alumni Edition (EBSCO)
  • Academic Search Elite (EBSCO)
  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
  • Academic Search International (EBSCO)
  • EBSCO Pharmacy Collection: India
  • STM Source (EBSCO)
  • The Australian Research Council (ERA)


For more information and to submit a proposal visit:



Please forward this announcement to your colleagues and students who may be interested.


Enquiries: [email protected]

Web address: http://healthandsociety.com/2017-conference/call-for-presenters


Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HealthWellnessandSociety

Sponsored by: Health, Wellness & Society Knowledge Community / Common Ground Publishing

15th International Conference on Obesity Medicine” 2017 on Oct 30 - 31, Bangkok, Thailand .

CLICK HERE for more information!

The 5th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth and Adults and Developmental Disabilities Conference: Moving from Diagnosis to Practical Strategies

The 5th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth and Adults and Developmental Disabilities Conference: Moving from Diagnosis to Practical Strategies

November 16-18

The Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites

The term Developmental Disabilities (DD) refers to individuals with Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum and related genetic syndromes such as Down and Fragile X Syndrome. Children, youth and adults with DD are vulnerable to high rates of general health and mental health concerns. This interactive 2016 conference will focus on practical strategies to optimize their potential. Our goal is to help clinicians and caregivers learn effective ways to work with individuals with DD, and their families, to improve their quality of life experience


Call for abstracts:


Abstract submissions:


Brain, Mind & Body: Trauma, Neurobiology & the Healing Relationship

London, Ontario, Canada SAVE THE DATE : April 28th & 29th, 2017

Click here for more information

ICISF 14TH World Congress on Stress, Trauma & Coping - May 1-6, 2017

Call for Presentations is OPEN!

How can YOU reach out and have an impact on YOUR community?

Join with others dedicated to crisis intervention and answer this call for dynamic and cutting-edge presenters and topics. We invite you to use this opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise by highlighting your solutions, case studies and initiatives that have made an impact on your community.

More information: http://icisfworldcongress.org/

Interpersonal Psychotherapy Conference June 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to invite you the attend the 7th biennial International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (ISIPT) Conference hosted by the University of Toronto.  IPT is an effective treatment with a strong evidentiary-base of research and this conference provides a wonderful opportunity for professional development, networking, and learning about IPT – open to all health professionals.  Registration is open, and the early bird rate is available until April 28th.

The 2 day scientific conference program (June 16-17) features presentations from IPT’s founders and clinical-research leaders including Myrna Weissman, Ellen Frank, John Markowitz, Laura Mufson, Lena Verdeli and Denise Wilfley with guest presenters Jon Hunter- UTPsychiatry CL-psychiatrist and attachment researcher, Dawit Wondimagegn- Addis Ababa University Department of Psychiatry Chair, and Laurence Kirmayer- social and trans-cultural psychiatrist.   Along with symposia, paper and poster presentations, there will be mini-workshops on clinical challenges and adaptations to improve outcomes for specific clinical populations: Integration of Motivational Interviewing and IPT (with MINT leader Heather Flynn); The Fourth Problem Area of Social Deficits in IPTBeing Alive through GriefIPT for Depression w/ Panic Spectrum Symptoms (Jill Cyranowski); Family-Based IPT for Depressed Preadolescents (Laura Dietz); and last not but not least, The Perils, Pitfalls and Possibilities of New Social Media in IPT!

Pre-conference IPT workshops (June 14-15th) will include an IPT Trainers’ Training, an IPT introductory workshopGroup IPT (Denise Wilfley & Rob Welch), IPT for perinatal depression (Scott Stuart & others), IPT for PTSD (John Markowitz), IPT-skills training for prevention of adolescent depression (Jami Young), IPT for treatment of adolescent depression (Laura Mufson), IPT & Mentalizing (Roslyn Law), and IPSRT for Bipolar Disorder (Ellen Frank & Holly Swartz).

Both formal and informal social gatherings are planned during this conference with a dinner featuring the cuisine of celebrity-chefs Peter Oliver and Michael Bonacini at Arcadia Court; and meet-ups with itineraries for foodies, fashionistas, culture vultures and fitness enthusiastcs!

Please visit the conference web-site at  http://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/isipt/ to register for the conference and pre-conference workshop registration, with the schedule, faculty, poster abstract submission portal, and on-line hotel reservations.  The full scientific program will soon be posted.

We promise fun, education, and inspiration!

Paula Ravitz & Marta Novak; ISIPT Conference co-chairs

The Early Years Conference 2018

January 25-27, 2018
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The 2018 conference will continue to lead the field of professional development in early childhood development. Topics will include considerations and practices in work with young children and their families, as we adapt to our rapidly changing society.

View the advance notice and call for abstracts

Share your knowledge! Call for abstracts is open until May 31, 2017. 

Visit the website at http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/initiatives/earlyyears2018
or email [email protected] to get on an enquiry list for updates