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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.

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.

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One-Day Workshop The TRAUMA Informed Professional - March 8, 2018

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Gay Men’s Mental Health Summit, March 14-15

Good Afternoon! The Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH), located in downtown Toronto, is excited to formally announce the hosting of an Ontario-wide Gay Men’s Mental Health Summit, taking place on March 14th and 15th! Please see the attached poster for more information or visit our website page here.

This event is the first step in developing a community of practice for mental health providers who work with gay, bisexual, queer and other men who have sex with men. Our intended audience are mental health practitioners who provide counselling services or mental health support in their place of practice. This includes social workers, clinicians, psychotherapists, and other allied mental health workers, including staff of HIV care clinics who provide mental health support to HIV positive gay men and mental health support staff in HIV/AIDS service organizations, who see a high frequency of gay clients.

We are looking for dedicated, motivated, and passionate practitioners who want to contribute to a larger conversation around improving our collective impact on gay men’s mental health. This event will be free and by invitation only, as such please have interested individuals contact our GMSH Project Coordinator at [email protected]. An Eventbrite link to register will be sent directly to interested attendees who fit our intended audience.

We encourage you to share this directly with those in your community who are champions of mental health & wellness for gay, bi, queer men. Please let local providers in your network know of this exciting opportunity for skills building and networking.

Canadian Domestic Violence Conference 5 March 20-23, 2018 Halifax, Nova Scotia
Take advantage of early-bird registration savings now!

The Canadian Domestic Violence Conference 5 is a national showcase of ground-breaking grassroots initiatives that address intimate partner violence. 

The ultimate goal of this progressive and formative conference is to strengthen and enrich those individuals who confront domestic violence and to challenge the current social determinants of domestic violence.

We’re excited to announce a terrific conference program that will include the following:

  • Opening plenary with Dr. Holly Johnson from the University of Ottawa
  • A screening of the documentary film, A Better Man, followed by a discussion featuring the film’s co-director, Attiya Khan.
  • A keynote presentation by Dr. Dawn Memee Lavell-Harvard, director of the First Peoples House of Learning at Trent University
  • A closing plenary panel discussion (featuring Dr.  Leslie Tutty, Dr. Katreena Scott, Dr. Verona Singer & Dr. Diane Crocker)focused on the official launch of a new book, Innovations in Interventions with Intimate Partner Violence: Research and Practice
  • Three pre-conference workshops to choose from on March 20 & 21

And finally, thirty-six concurrent workshops to enhance your learning and professional development. 

Join us in Halifax, Nova Scotia – March 20-23, 2018: https://canadiandomesticviolenceconference.org/

April 6, 2018 - Misdiagnoses and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children - Gifted Children's Association of BC & Gifted Helping Teachers of the Lower Mainland - Vancouver

by Dr. James Webb, PhD

Friday, April 6, 2018, Adler University

Time: 9:00–11:30AM

Many of our brightest, most creative, most independent-thinking children  are being incorrectly diagnosed as having behavioral or mental  disorders, such as ADHD or Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Stigmatizing labels can harm their sense of self, and treatment may be unnecessary and even harmful. Some health conditions, such as allergies and asthma, are actually more common among gifted children, yet few professionals are aware of this connection. Because few psychologists, physicians, or  other health care or counselling professionals have the opportunity to  receive training about gifted children, this presentation offers something very important for professionals working with gifted children and adolescents. Similarly, since giftedness is not something that you leave behind in childhood, there are misdiagnoses and inappropriate treatment of gifted adults. Professionals need to be informed so they  can understand why some of their adult clients experience intensity, sensitivity, idealism, and impatience that are not understood or accepted by others, which may result in misdiagnoses of adults. Based on recent research and clinical experience, this workshop describes the most frequent misdiagnoses, along with ways to differentiate whether a child or adult suffers from disorders such as ADHD, or whether the child or adult is simply showing gifted behaviors. Additional focus is given  to dual diagnoses of gifted children and adults: those who are twice-exceptional (2e).

This unique event includes breakfast and an outstanding presentation. Each participant will receive a copy of the book Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children.

For more information and to register: http://poweruppotential.org/program/friday-april-6-2018/

Register before Feb. 28 to qualify for the Early Bird Discount

Somatic Experiencing - A Therapeutic Model for People Working with Trauma - April 20th, 2018

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CMHA Call for Abstracts / Appel de présentations de l’ACSM

Submit your papers, presentations and your posters because we are headed upstream to Montreal, Quebec, for the next CMHA Mental Health for All Conference, October 22-24, 2018.

This year’s conference theme is: Ahead by a Century. That’s where we were 100 years ago when CMHA and community mental health first got their start. Now, the challenge is to get out in front of the next 100 years.

We’re headed for a century that prioritizes and promotes mental health. We’re heading upstream to the time before mental illness starts – and we’re preventing it.

We’re getting there through innovation. Your innovation. Your ideas. Your best practices. Your experience. And our collective creativity.

You can download the call for abstracts here or fill out the abstract submission form here.  Please submit by April 9, 2018. For more information about the CMHA Mental Health for All Conference 2018, please visit our website here. You can also reach us by phone at 514-768-8379 (bilingual service).

Community mental health was ahead of its time. 100 years on, let’s be ahead of our time!

Submit your abstracts before April 9.

Soumettez vos articles, présentations et affiches, car nous nous dirigeons en amont à Montréal (Québec), pour le prochain Congrès national La santé mentale pour tous de l’ACSM, du 22 au 24 octobre 2018.

Le thème du congrès de cette année : Prêts pour un autre siècle. Nous étions en avance d’un siècle sur notre temps, lorsque l’ACSM et la santé mentale communautaire ont vu le jour il y a 100 ans. Maintenant, le défi consiste à conserver notre avancée pour les 100 prochaines années.

Nous entrons dans un siècle où l’on privilégie et favorise la santé mentale. Nous nous dirigeons en amont, vers la période précédant le début de la maladie mentale – et nous prévenons son apparition.

Nous y arrivons grâce à l’innovation. Votre innovation. Vos idées. Vos pratiques exemplaires. Votre expérience. Et notre créativité collective.

Vous pouvez télécharger le formulaire d’appel de présentations ici ou remplir le formulaire de soumission de résumés ici. Veuillez soumettre votre résumé avant le 9 avril 2018. Pour de plus amples renseignements sur le Congrès La santé mentale pour tous 2018, veuillez visiter notre site Web ici. Vous pouvez également nous joindre par téléphone : 514-768-8379 (service bilingue).

La santé mentale communautaire était en avance sur son temps. Cent ans plus tard, soyons en avance sur notre temps!

Soumettez votre résumé avant le 9 avril.

Introduction to the NeuroAffective Relational Model: Seattle, April 27, 2018

Introduction to the NeuroAffective Relational Model: Seattle, April 27, 2018

Are you looking for a different way to work with the early trauma that you see in your practice? This one-day introduction with Stefanie Klein will introduce you to a powerful theoretical and clinical model for navigating the complexities of relational, developmental, and attachment trauma. The NeuroAffective Relational Model, or NARM™, is an integrative approach that offers a comprehensive model for working with developmental trauma. Developed by Dr. Lawrence Heller, the model incorporates both psychodynamic and somatic perspectives designed to help build clients’ capacity for self-regulation and interpersonal connection.

Attend this one-day session and:

·      Learn to discern between shock and developmental trauma

·      Uncover trauma’s relationship to toxic shame

·      Discover the 5 adaptive survival styles

·      Understand basic NARM clinical skills, and

·      Observe a NARM demo session


Engaging Traumatized Clients Who Avoid Attachment, Closeness, & Painful Feelings - April 26th & 27th 2018

CLICK HERE for more information.

Special Topics in Art Therapy: Loss and Grief PPSYC55890. May 7-11, 2018

Nick Zwaagstra will be co-teaching with Dr. Janet Greidanus, a course in Halifax this spring, “Special Topics in Art Therapy: Loss and Grief PPSYC55890. May 7-11, 2018. This course is also a 3 credit Master’s level elective available for Open Studies and professional development credits … and can be transferred into the Master’s degree St. Stephen’s College Master of Psychotherapy & Spirituality – Art Therapy The experience of loss and grief often lies too deep for words. Attending to loss and grief with an art therapy approach provides individuals across the lifespan with another means for expression and helps create conditions that encourage healing and growth. This course will include lecture and discussion as well as experiential learning to assist in the development of clinical skills in art therapy related to bereavement. There will be an opportunity for personal process work and self-reflection about one’s own personal encounters with loss and grief.

See the promotional poster.

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Individuals: May 10 and 11 / Oct 28 and 29, 2018

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LOCAL NL EMDR TRAINING! - April 26-29, 2018 and June 21-23, 2018

CLICK HERE for more information!

CLICK HERE to access the registration form!


Presence and Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy: A Foundational Approach for Therapists and Clients - May 11 & 12, 2018

Facilitated by Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. Shari Geller. 

Date: Friday and Saturday, May 11 & 12, 2018  Time: Registration and Breakfast 8:30a;  Workshop 9:00a – 4.30p Location:  YWCA, 87 Elm Street, Toronto

Join leaders in the field for a 2-day workshop on Mindful Self-Compassion and Therapeutic Presence. 

This first-of-its-kind workshop will show clinicians how to cultivate a combination of presence and self-compassion in their own lives, in the therapy encounter, and to facilitate these skills for clients.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL:  $450 until March 11th, 2018 REGULAR FEE: $495To learn more about the workshop and to register: CLICK HERE

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Therapeutic Presence (TP) are trans-theoretical mechanisms of change in psychotherapy and the emotional heart of mindfulness when we meet suffering. Together, self-compassion and therapeutic presence are powerful resources for clinicians to promote effective therapy, strengthen the therapeutic alliance, and to maintain emotional balance in the midst of challenging clinical work.  Both of these practices can bring greater balance and joy to therapists life and work which will in turn prevent caregiver fatigue.

Since presence and self-compassion need to be directly experienced to be understood, this workshop will provide both clinical training and experiential practices grounded in clinical theory, research and neuroscience. Discussion along with meditation, musical rhythm, imagery, and creative exercises will be incorporated.  It will aim to provide intellectual stimulation while being experiential in nature; allowing for a retreat experience.  It will also contain short lectures, class exercises, videos, poetry, and group discussion. Participants will receive instructions to a wide variety of practices that can be utilized at home, and also taught to clients, students, and trainees.

This workshop is open to all healthcare professionals and educators, including students. Meditation experience is not required to participate in this program.

A group discount of 10% for five or more participants applying together is available.

For more information please contact [email protected]  

International Conference on Internal Medicine - Osaka, Japan - May 21-22, 2018


International Conference on Internal Medicine will be held in Osaka, Japan between May 21-22, 2018, focusing on the theme “Revealing Advancements in Internal Medicine and Health Care”. This conference could be an excellent platform that brings along novel and worldwide blend of monster and medium Internists, driving colleges and Institutions making the gathering a perfect stage to share mastery, encourage coordinated efforts over the world and reveal advancements in Internal Medicines


CLICK HERE for more information.

Sogge and Associates - Psychology for Health & Performance

To find out more about the courses they offer, please follow this link: http://drsogge.com/upcoming-events/

Hematologists Summit 2018 - July 12-13

Greetings from the Hematologists Summit 2018

After the effective wander of Hematology Gatherings in various parts of the world, Conference Series Ltd is overpowered to report the Hematologists Global Summit 2018 will be held during July 12-13, 2018, Sydney, Australia. . And this conference is going to be arranged around the theme “An advanced approach to blue pencil the risks in hematological disorders”. This includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations, and Exhibitions. it also Invites immunologists, pathologists, hematologists, oncologists, inquires about researchers, modern experts and understudy delegates from biomedical and human services areas to be a piece of it.

Why to attend???
To look at moves in clinical and translational hematologic research, to review the bit of new precise techniques and accommodating strategies as related to the care of association of cases identified with blood conditions. Talk about new patient administration and care systems with leading personnel in the field. Conferences share loads of information to Universities, companies. It is beneficial to medical students and researchers Furthermore for professors and science laboratory technicians. Conferences additionally benefit and share information between scientists, doctors, and delegates. One company networks with a different company and that they share information with each other regarding their product at the conference. The companies return to attend conferences and show their exhibit before of eminent members and delegates present at the Conference.

Conference Highlights
• Hematology and hematologists
• Blood and blood disorders
• Diagnosis, treatment and management of hematology
• Bone marrow transplantation
• Blood transfusion
• Storage, processing and distribution of blood
• Advanced treatment and research in hematology
• Hematology oncology
• Pediatric hematology
• Hematology nursing
• Hematology Pharma industry
• Hematology veterinary
• Stem cells and disorders
• Bizarre blood diseases
• Entrepreneurs investment meet

Importance and Scope
Hematologists Global Summit 2018 relied upon to offer the best stage for the ability, specialists, understudies and business delegates with its efficient logical program covering each moment insight about hematology and blood sicknesses, from the fundamental causes behind blood ailments to the most recent patterns in indicative and treatment of blood illnesses. This global occasion is a push to discover a weapon against incessant clutters like blood growth, Sickle cell paleness, hemophilia, lymphoma and myeloma and to examine the part of Immunoglobulin in blood, counter acting agent and antigen responses, the red platelet and the immunological properties of blood which gives a superior knowledge about the related causes and infection portfolio.

Target crowd
• Hematologists
• Oncologists
• Hematopathologists
• Scientists
• Young Researchers
• Medical Students
• Physicians/Consultants/ General Practitioners
• Nurses
• Concerned learners
• Directors/Managers
• Pathologists
• Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors & Administrators
• Business Entrepreneurs
• Hematology Pharma Companies
• Medical Devices Companies
• Hematology Associations/ Societies


Psychiatry 2018 - Rome, Italky - July 23-24, 2018

Global Experts Meeting on Psychiatry and Mental Health (Psychiatry 2018), organized by PULSUS, will be held in Rome, Italy on July 23-24, 2018. Rome is the capital of Italy; it is a multicultural city with great history and Culture. This unique city boasts various beautiful historic buildings while hosting stunning countryside a short distance away. We invite researchers & practitioners from all fields of psychology and Mental Health research & practice to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Psychiatry and Mental Health. The theme of the conference is “Envisioning the Novel trends and Challenges in Psychiatry and Mental Health for subjective Wellbeing”. You are invited to attend and participate in this global event which offers numerous opportunities to share your ideas, applications experiences and to establish business or research relations for future collaboration. Join us for this exciting Conference in Rome.

Website URL- http://psychiatry-mentalhealth.pulsusconference.com/

International Conference on Addiction Research & Therapy - August 13-14, 2018
International Conference on Addiction Research & Therapy
San Diego, USA August 13-14, 2018
Theme: Emerging Trends in Addiction Research
Addiction Research 2018
On behalf of organizing committee we welcome you to the International Conference on Addiction Research & Therapy is scheduled from August 13-14, 2018 at San Diego, USA which aims to gather the most elegant NeuroToxicologists, Neuroanatomist, Neurobiologist, Neuroradiologists, Neuroscience Nurses, Psychiatrists and societies and industries along with the renowned and honourable persons form top universities across the globe.
"Priorities in health: Ideas in practice" September 13-15 2018, Linköping

The International Society on Priorities in Health (ISPH) is bringing the 12th biannual international conference to Linköping University, Sweden in September 13-15, 2018.

Call for abstract

For the submission of abstracts to the conference, we welcome a wide variety of conceptual, theoretical and empirical presentations within the overarching theme of “Priorities in health: Ideas in practice” from a broad range of disciplines, fields of research and practices.

Please submit your abstract on www.Priorities2018.se

If you experience any problems in registering your abstract through the web site, please contact [email protected] Abstract deadline is January 31st and decisions on abstracts is planned to be distributed before the end of March.

Regarding registration
The registration to the conference will be open January 15.
Deadline for Early Bird registration will be April 30, 2018.

Kind regards,
The conference committee at the National Centre for Priority Setting in Health Care,
Linköping University, Sweden

Follow the latest news on the Twitter of ISPH.

We look forward to seeing you in Linköping in September 2018!


Toronto ABI Network Conference - November 15-16th, 2018
EVENT:Toronto ABI Network Conference
DATE:November 15-16th, 2018
LOCATION:Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel

525 Bay Street, Toronto, ON

M5G 2L2

Phone:416-597-3422 ext. 3448
Email:[email protected]
Join leaders and colleagues from across the acute brain injury community to discuss the latest developments in one of Canada’s leading ABI conferences. This two day event is open to healthcare or community service providers, researchers, students, legal representatives, caregivers, and individuals living with the effects of an ABI. Healthcare professionals, legal experts, and researchers from across Ontario will discuss the latest in diagnosis, management, and treatment in workshops, rapid podium presentations, and concurrent sessions. Keynote speakers will also share their challenges, experiences, and insights surrounding ABI. Call for Abstracts Opens February 22, 2018!


The SFU Annual Conference - February 14-16, 2019

This conference will be particularly relevant to anyone who is interested in Brief Therapy, Single Session Therapy or Walk-In Therapy. The presenters are some of the world leaders in this field and it is amazing that they will be presenting research, ideas and skills in our backyard. The conference will be located at the beautiful Pillar and Post Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake and conference rates include breakfast and lunch. 

Here is the link:


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