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

Reflective Practice and Unconscious Bias for Therapists (ONLINE) - September 29

When: September 29, 2020 (12:30 – 2:30 AST).
Registration deadline: September 25, 2020

Where: Online. Upon registration you will be sent a Zoom link, optional pre-webinar reading and a short online exercise.

Early Bird Rates: before September 20th 5 pm AST: $50.00
Regular rates: between September 21st and 25th: $75.00

CCPA 2 CEC + Letter of attendance and participation available.

Description of the event: You are invited to pause and explore, in an interactive online setting, the natural human experience of biases that may limit our ability to engage with clients and others.
We will explore the power of reflective practice to help us become aware of our biases and learn ways to minimize their impact on our being with clients.
This invitation is to be part of a safe space where judgement is suspended, and collaboration is evident.
Becoming conscious of the limiting reality of our unconscious biases can move us to greater capacity to be present and create safe spaces with clients, work in teams and become more attentive to the unconscious influences on the work we do.
It is from this place of emerging self-awareness that I invite you to enter a group learning experience designed to expand our capacity to be curious, respectful and authentic with others.
As a group we will explore our explicit biases and uncover some unconscious biases that can limit our view of the world.

Click HERE for more information.

ONSAP 2020 Virtual Conference: Celebrating Belonging and Connectedness - October 3
Canadian Private Practice Summit - October 6 - 8

Do you want to be in Private Practice? 

A FREE online summit JUST for CANADIAN Therapists is kicking off on October 6! Stop wasting time on google searches and get accurate Canadian information.

Do you want to love your private therapy practice but just don’t know where to start?

The Canadian Private Practice Summit will help you do exactly that, with 10 industry experts sharing tips and strategies to help you launch and love your private practice!.

We’ll cover things like:

– Branding
– Getting clients
– taxes
And so much more.

Get your FREE ticket and join us October 6 -8 at

EMDR Child Specialist Intensive Programs with Ana Gomez - October 5-9

Sherwood Park, AB, March 5-9, 2020

To learn more about the 38 hours, plus 8 online, Intensive Program in Sherwood Park, please visit: www.anagomez.org/emdr-child-specialist-intensive-program-edmonton-canada. Scroll to the bottom of the page to access the “Register Now” link

Toronto, ON, Oct 5-9, 2020

To learn more and to register for the 38 hours, plus 8 online, Intensive in Toronto, ON, please visit: www.anagomez.org/emdr-child-specialist-intensive-program-toronto-canada. Scroll to the bottom of the page to access the “Register Now” link

OR contact Jim Mason at [email protected] to register. Payment plans are available.

Please visit www.anagomez.org/shedule to view upcoming AGATE Institute trainings

Unified CBT Academy: Workshops - Oct. Nov. Dec.

Program offered by Unified CBT Academy

Speaker: Dr Sanjay Rao
Link to program descriptions and registration:


10-Week Online Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Foundations Training - October 13 to December 15

Hosted by:  Centre For Mindfulness Canada in collaboration with the Mindfulness Center at Brown University.
Presenters: Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat and Florence Meleo-Meyer.
Location: Online.

Early Bird Rate (by Sept. 15):  $2,300 CAD (Regular rate after is $2,600 CAD)
Register here: https://www.drkasimalmashat.com/mbsr-teacher-training.html

This training has been approved by Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) for a total of 58.50 CE credit hours. 

ANTI-OPPRESSION PSYCHOTHERAPY (AOP) - Oct.17-18 / Oct. 24-25 / Nov. 14-15 / Nov. 21-22

2020 Online Introductory Levels

Facilitated by Roberta K. Timothy, Ph.D., RP and Mercedes Umana, Ph.D. (ABD), RP

Module 1: Oct. 17th, 18th
Module 2: Oct. 24th & 25th
BIPOC only module 1: Nov 14th , 15th
BIPOC only module 2: Nov 21st & 22nd

Description of the event:
AOP is a therapeutic approach that therapists and other clinical practitioners can use with clients to support an empowerment centred change process needed to deal with the effects of oppression, trauma, and intersectional violence in clients’ lives. Exploring intersectional factors such as race/indigeneity, class, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation/ identity, age, (dis)ability, spiritualities are critical for AOP praxis.
AOP is both, the incorporation of anti-oppression theories and practices and psychotherapy to understand and work with individuals and/or groups under internal and external distress. The actualization of resistance and resiliency for clients and therapists through an integrated psychological change process is vital to AOP.

Registration: $3,000 + HST
Early Bird $2,500+HST by Sep. 16 th.

Please note that an interview is required to register for this training.
Email: [email protected]
Call: 416-503-9495 to set up an appointment.

Trainees are required to have experience working and/or to have studied psychotherapy, mental health, in community, educational, and/ or clinical settings. Participants are expected to have their own therapeutic supports. This training is not therapy; however, the integration of AOP into therapeutic practice is a profound learning experience.


Canadian-Based EMDR Basic Trainings with Niagara Stress & Trauma Clinic's EMDRIA Approved Trainings in Halifax, NS - Part 1: October 21-24; Part 2: October 26-28

Canadian-Based EMDR Basic Trainings with Niagara Stress & Trauma Clinic’s EMDRIA Approved Trainings

Dr. Philippe Gauvreau, C.Psych.,
EMDRIA Approved Consultant & Training Provider

Halifax, N.S.  Intensive/All comprehensive one-week program
Part One: 21 – 24 October 2020 & Part Two: 26 – 28 October 2020

Courses are offered in other cities as well.
Visit our website or contacts us for more information
[email protected]


Four Day Online Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
November 13 & 14, 27 & 28, 2020. Via Zoom

EFT is an evidence-based, experiential approach to couple therapy with proven interventions
and a clearly demonstrated process of change.
Objectives of the Externship
♦ Participants will obtain a clear understanding of the basic experiential and systemic concepts of
an “Emotionally Focused” approach to couples therapy.
♦ Participants will be able to conceptualize couple distress and relationship repair based on theories
of attachment and emotion.
♦ Participants will develop skills in helping partners reprocess the emotional responses that
maintain relational distress.
♦ Participants will develop skills in helping partners shape new interaction patterns and bonding
♦ Participants will develop skills to overcome therapeutic impasses with couples.


Click HERE for more information

Embedding Sleep: A Targeted and Pragmatic Program for Hypnotherapists to help their Clients Sleep

Hypnosis is often used to treat sleep problems, but most published scripts are targeted towards simple insomnia – difficulty falling asleep in the absence of significant sleep or co-morbid mental health challenges. Most of our clients are much more complex, but few doctors or therapists have more than superficial knowledge of sleep and little or no training in the treatment of sleep disorders.

Embedding Sleep is a 7 week, online course that offers an introduction to sleep disorders (both primary and secondary to other mental health challenges), research about the effectiveness of hypnotic strategies for treatment, tools for evaluating sleep, and scripts to address specific sleep problems. In addition, you will learn practical, psychoeducational, and hypnotic strategies to treat complex sleep problems.

Cost: $397 + applicable tax

For more information, please visit https://embeddingsleep.cambiumed.ca/

Contact: Linda Tilley at [email protected]

CTRI Online Training: Trauma, Addictions, Mental Health & More

ONLINE TRAINING – Access from Anywhere!

The Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute offers four differing online training options:

Live Stream Workshops
Actively engage with trainers and other participants in our full-day workshops.

Live Stream Webinars
Join our one-hour live webinars.

On-Demand Workshops
View previously recorded full-day workshops at your own pace.

On-Demand Webinars
Easily access one-hour webinars anytime and anywhere.

Do you have more time to read now?

Visit our website to learn more about our book, Counselling Insights – Practical Strategies for Helping Others with Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, and More

Free Resources
CTRI offers a multitude of free resources, including training.

Email:  [email protected]
Call:  204.452.9199

The Certified Executor Advisor Designation Program (CEA)

The Certified Executor Advisor designation program (CEA) is appropriate for counsellors working with Canadians to help them through the myriad of emotions and challenges that may present on the death of a loved one, the stress of being overwhelmed with work they’re not prepared for, simmering conflicts with spouses and siblings, financial problems arising from inheritances, risk of personal litigation and those working in mediation for any of the above.

CEA candidates come from the seventeen professions executors may turn to in the course of their duties. This means there are sixteen professions working with executors and their families across Canada looking for counselling services when problems arise. Naturally, they’re looking for counsellors who understand executor related issues.

Visit https://www.cicea.ca/en/CCPA to register and receive the CCPA member discount of $200 off the regular price of $1,495. Join us by becoming a CEA and join an amazing business network helping Canadians.

FEI International Crisis Responder Network Training and CEU’s

As an international leader in crisis management services, we regularly recruit trauma specialists to join our crisis responder network. Crisis responders participate in short-term contract work in response to mass casualty events such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks and aviation accidents.

To become part of the network, individuals must be trained by FEI and will be required to attend the FEI Crisis Responder Training.  This training is facilitated via webinar and those who complete the training are eligible to earn up to 8 continuing education units (CEU’s).

When deployed to provide support during a crisis, the trauma specialists will be compensated at an hourly rate ranging from $75-$90 USD/hour (depending on the level of support required for those impacted and as requested by our customer).

If you are interested in learning more about the training and the opportunity to become a member of our International Crisis Responder Network, please contact us at:414-359-6571 or you may see details on the training and register at the link below:


FEI Behavioral Health has been a leader in providing humanitarian support for over 40 years to our customers, their family members and, their communities following a critical event. At times the crisis may require organizational support such as an on-site debriefing.  At other times, we may be asked to provide support on a larger scale due to a mass casualty event. In those situations, basic psychological first aid is provided.

FEI has experienced an increase in the requests for critical incident support from our customers.  Additionally, with the escalation and threat of terrorism and natural disasters, FEI would like to invite your agency, and your clinicians, to join our elite network focused on providing the necessary support at the most critical times.

First Responder Health - Online Training Now Available

Recent research indicates that over 40% of Canada’s first responders struggle with symptoms consistent with one or more psychological disorders. The gap between mental health clinicians and first responders leave many to struggle in silence and work wounded. Our unique training opportunity is designed to change this.

We are proud to announce that Level 1 and Level 2 of our Occupational Awareness Training Program is now available online! Our courses have been designed for any healthcare professional interested in expanding their skill set in working with public safety personnel. They include customized lectures by top subject matter experts in the field of public safety mental health.

Our courses are also recognized for Continuing Education Credits. Purchase each course separately or get a special bundle price for both.

It is a difficult time for both clinicians and first responders, thank you for what you do.

Email Contact: [email protected]

View Our Courses Now!

Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Resolution Training in Kelowna, BC

Somatic Experiencing® is a potent psychobiological approach

to resolving the symptoms of trauma, developed by Peter Levine.  The training will make an even greater difference with your clients.

SE™offers a framework to assess where your client is “stuck” in the threat response.  Providing clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states that underlie so many trauma symptoms. Both theoretical and highly experiential, SE™ offers you effective skills for restoring nervous system regulation and resolving trauma that can be immediately integrated into your practice.


Offered in Kelowna in 2020.

[email protected] for information call 250-860-3181 between 8:30 am-4: 30 pm PST.

Specialized Social Skills Program for children diagnosed with ASD (severity level 1 and ADHD)

Click here for more information.