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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.

Contact Karina at [email protected] to have your event listed on this page.


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

La mention d’un événement sur cette page n’y accorde pas nécessairement la sanction de l’ACCP. La liste des événements constitue une source d’information seulement. Pour une liste d’événements pré-approuvés, cliquez ici.

Contactez Karina à [email protected] pour ajouter votre événement à cette page.

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.

UBC Continuing Studies Health and Counselling Courses

Winter 2017 Course Offerings

NEW Recognizing Parental Alienation in High-Conflict Divorce – Level 1

Jan 13 or Mar 10, Vancouver, UBC Robson Square, $295

Motivational Interviewing for Helping Professionals – Introduction

Jan 20 & 28, Vancouver, UBC Robson Square, $425

Burnout Prevention: Understanding Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue

Jan 24-Feb 20, 100% Online, $395

NEW Journaling for Self-Care and Wellness

Jan 31-Feb 27, 100% Online, $395

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy – Introduction

Feb 17, Vancouver, UBC Robson Square, $245

NEW Motivational Interviewing for Helping Professionals – Virtual Learning Community

Feb 17-Mar 16, 100% Online, $425

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Helping Professionals – Introduction

Feb 18, Vancouver, UBC Robson Square, $245

Motivational Interviewing for Helping Professionals – Advanced

Feb 24-25, Vancouver, UBC Point Grey, $425

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

Children’s Autism 9th Annual Conference - January 25-27, 2017

The Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton is putting on its 9th Annual Conference, to be held January 25th to January 27nd, 2017 with Keynote Speaker Carol Gray!

Visit our website at www.childrensautism.ca or call (780) 495-9235 for more information or to register!

CMHA 2017 Conference - Call for abstracts

Click here for more information.

The 7th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

When: March 1-4, 2017

Where: Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC

Website: http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/FASD2017

2017 Brochure: http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/FASD2017/FASD2017_brochure.pdf

Registration: https://ubc.eventsair.com/ifasd2017/full/Site/Register

This advanced level conference continues to bring together experts from multiple disciplines to share international research. From the pure science, to prevention, diagnosis and intervention across the lifespan, the conference will address the implications of this research and promote scientific/community collaboration.

Please email: [email protected] for more information and to be put on the enquiry list.

The DBT Skills: A Three Day Training – Toronto - March 8 - 10, 2017

Presented by: John Wagner, Ph.D., R.Psych.

Dates: Wednesday – Friday, March 8th – 10th, 2017
Time: 9 AM – 4:30 PM each day
Location: Sandman Signature Toronto Airport Hotel
55 Reading Court Etobicoke, Ontario

Download the poster and registration form.

For more information: http://dbtvancouver.com/our-events/dbt-skills-three-day-training-toronto/

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

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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

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/