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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.

October 17 – 20, November 28 – December 1 – MBTI Virtual Certification Program 2022 / Programme de certification MBTI 2022


The MBTI® Certification Program maximizes your personal potential, giving you the expertise and tools to immediately make a positive and lasting impact on individuals, teams, and leaders.

The 4-day program is facilitated via Zoom Meetings.

Along with video conference sessions and group activities participants complete self-directed learning assignments as part of each day’s instruction.

Topics Include:

  • Improving team performance
  • Developing leaders
  • Managing conflict
  • Improving communication
  • Handling stress
  • Guiding career exploration

Space is limited, register today!

Dates Available:

June 13 – 16, 2022

August 15 – 18, 2022

October 17 – 20, 2022

November 28 – December 1, 2022

Learn more or register today



Certification virtuelle le 24 au 27 octobre 2022.

Le programme de certification MBTIᴹᴰ maximise votre potentiel, en vous conférant l’expertise et les outils pour créer un impact positif immédiat pour vos clients, que ce soit des individus, des équipes, des dirigeants ou des organisations.

Le programme de 4 jours est facilité via Zoom Meetings

En plus des séances de vidéoconférence et des activités de groupe, les participants accomplissent des tâches d’apprentissage autodirigé dans le cadre des instructions de chaque jour.

Sujets couverts:

  • Amélioration des performances de l’équipe
  • Développer des leaders
  • Gérer des conflits
  • Améliorer la communication
  • Gérer le stress
  • Guider l’exploration de carrière

Et beaucoup plus!

Inscrivez-vous aujourd’hui pour réserver votre place !

EMDR Therapy Online Training Fall 2022 – November 24, 25 & 26, 2022 / January 12 & 13, 2023

EMDR Therapy Online Training Fall 2022

Click Here to register online
Contact Email: [email protected]
More Information: https://peaceofmindemdr.ca/emdr-training/

Click the image below to view a larger PDF version of the EMDR Therapy Online Training Fall 2022 poster.

Playful Dyads- Online Training Course: Neuroscience & Satir in the Sand Tray with Dr. Madeleine De Little

NCR Monthly Speaker Series Presentations – October – May

TIME: Wednesday Evenings, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (2 hours = 2 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) per meeting); normally the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of the month.
LOCATION:   Re-occurring  ZOOM link for the Speaker Series Events. Click HERE
(Meeting ID: 237 512 218)
No Registration Required! There is a maximum of 100 spots available and it’ll be on a first come first serve basis. 



Presented by Stephanie Yamin, PhD, C.Psych. and Cynthia Bilodeau, PhD, RP,

Dr. Stephanie Yamin is a licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. She is currently a professor at the School and Counselling, Psychotherapy and Spirituality at Saint-Paul University and a private practitioner. She works with adults, older adults, and organizations using an integrative approach favoured by cognitive behavioural therapy and emotion-focused therapy.

Cynthia Bilodeau is a professor at the School and Counselling, Psychotherapy and Spirituality at Saint-Paul University. She is a registered psychotherapist who specializes working with adults, older adults and organizations using an integrative approach favoured by interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and humanistic approaches.

This presentation will focus on working with individuals who have a diagnosis of neurodegenerative disease, mainly older adults (e.g., dementia and Parkinson’s disease). Ethical issues including how to obtain consent will be discussed. We will focus on how to adapt the therapeutic process to best serve these clients. Evidence-based approaches will be presented. Issues pertaining to caregiving will also be reviewed.



More Updates Coming Soon

Collaborative Problem Solving® Tier 1 Training – Essential Foundations For professionals supporting kids with challenging behaviour – November 17, 24 and December 1, 2022

Collaborative Problem Solving®
Tier 1 Training – Essential Foundations
For professionals supporting kids with challenging behaviour

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Three-Day Training:
November 17, 24 and
December 1, 2022

9:00am – 3:30pm

Calgary Regional
120 – 7000 Railway Street
SE, Calgary

Tier 1 is designed for educators, clinicians, and other professionals who want to apply the Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS) approach with the kids in their lives. Participants will learn all three components of the approach – assessment, planning, and intervention. Attendees are also exposed to the neurobiology behind CPS and learn how CPS operationalizes the latest research on trauma-informed care.

Tier 1 Training incorporates lectures, case studies, interactive role-play, video examples, and breakout groups. The training also provides practical guideposts and materials to help participants use the model in their daily lives.

CLICK HERE to Register/Learn More.

Motivational Interviewing – level 1 – 21 & 28 November 2022


Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a powerful method to help people from all age groups and all walks of life find and maintain the motivation needed to overcome ambivalence and resistance to change, allowing them to reach their full potential.

Integrating MI into your current practices will help you help others find and maintain the motivation needed to make positive changes.

MI can be used by all counsellors and psychotherapists to address a variety of issues, including but not limited to stress management, anxiety, depression, addictions, eating disorders, OCD, and all other mental health issues that can be helped by clients making positive behavioural changes. This technique can be used in any sector where counsellors and psychotherapists engage in the helping profession.

Sign up to our Motivational Interviewing training to add this powerful tool to your toolbox.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a better understanding of motivation.
  • Learn how to increase your clients’ motivation to make positive behavior changes.
  • Learn how to help clients who do not have the desire to change.


Prerequisite None



Day 1
Eastern standard time
10 : 00 – Training begins
1 : 00  – Lunch
2 : 00 – Training continues
5 : 00 – Day 1 Training ends

* 10-minute break every hour and a one-hour break at noon

Day 2
Eastern standard time
10 : 00 – Training begins
1 : 00  – Lunch
2 : 00 – Training continues
5 : 00 – Day 1 Training ends

* 10-minute break every hour and a one-hour break at noon


For more information or to register, visit  https://psyvitaliti.ca/training/ 



Learn to reduce relationship conflict and have safer, more loving connection in this 2 part virtual workshop for both individuals and partner(s).


December 1st & 2nd,2022
1pm-4pm MST (3-6pm EST)
Via Zoom

$206 before Oct. 15th,
$226 after Oct. 15th
If attending as a couple or group, please purchase individual tickets.

Click HERE to register!

More information about the event & presenter, Liz Phillips HERE!

Couples Therapy Essentials: Love Cycles and Fear Cycles – 5 CEUs – December 2, 2022

Couples Therapy Essentials: Love Cycles and Fear Cycles – 5 CEUs

To access the discount form for registering for multiple workshops or participants, please click here.

When & Where:

  • Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT
  • CE Hours Included: 5 Core (please see below for more details)
  • Location: Live Interactive Webinar (“Synchronous”) on Zoom
  • Investment: $115 before Friday, November 18 by 5:00 p.m. EDT, $130 after
  • Presented by: David Woodsfellow, Ph.D. (see bio below)
  • Workshop Recording: A recording of this workshop is available to review for 60 days after the presentation. However, participants must attend live to receive the “Synchronous” CE Certificate.
  • Register: https://www.theknowledgetree.org/p/couples-therapy-love-cycles-fear-cycles

Educational Objectives:

  • Diagram any couple’s negative cycle (their fear cycle)
  • Explain each couple’s unique negative cycle using their language
  • List interventions to interrupt that cycle
  • Diagram any couple’s positive cycle (their love cycle)
  • Explain each couple’s unique positive cycle using their language
  • List interventions to promote this cycle
  • Name two common factors in all successful couples therapy
DBT with Reactive or High Conflict Couples – Friday and Saturday, December 9 and 10, 2022

Event Details
Dates: Friday and Saturday, December 9 and 10, 2022
Time: 11am – 4pm (Eastern Time)
Location: Zoom

About the Workshop
Relationship distress typically includes a lot of dysregulated emotion, particularly anger, hurt
feelings, sadness, embarrassment, and worry. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been
shown in dozens of studies to be effective in treating the many problems associated with emotion
dysregulation. DBT has been adapted for use with couples, parents, and families with multiple
studies demonstrating successful outcomes.

This training will focus on:
1. How to think about couple transactions in a DBT way, with the role of emotion
dysregulation as a central tenet alongside misunderstanding and invalidating responses;
2. DBT couple interventions that organize and manage reactive or dysregulated partners in
the session,
3. How to help partners learn emotion management and relationship skills that reduce
aversive conflict, increase collaboration and build closeness and connection. DBT with
high conflict couples has been shown to improve couple relationships in general, helping
partners become less destructive and more peaceful and loving.

Learning Objectives
1. Describe how emotion vulnerability and invalidation transact to create emotion
dysregulation in couples, including problematic patterns
2. Build a treatment target hierarchy relevant to couples in distress
3. Conduct a “double chain” to understand how partner transactions evolve and contribute
to problem behaviors, and to identify points of intervention
4. Teach and coach relationship mindfulness, accurate expression, and validation
5. Teach and coach collaborative problem solving
6. Utilize the double chain to weave in these skills as solutions
7. Manage in-session conflict and dysregulation

Target Audience
All health care professionals seeking to gain knowledge of and refine their skills in delivering
family interventions.

Webinar Recording
This two-day webinar will be recorded. Recordings will be shared with all registrants within 5-7
days of the webinar taking place. These will be available for 60 days once the recordings are

Course Fees
Early-Bird Regular: $400 CAD + HST = $452 CAD
Early-Bird Student*: $325 CAD + HST = $367.25 CAD
EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE: December 1, 2022
* Students must submit a copy/scan of their valid student ID or confirmation of enrolment
to: [email protected]
** A 10% discount is available for groups of 5+ registering at the same time


Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D. is Director of Training in Family Services and Director of DBT
Adherence for 3East DBT programs at McLean Hospital, and Associate Professor of Psychology
in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He received his B.A. from Brown
University and M.S. & Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle. Alan has adapted
and implemented Dialectical Behavior Therapy for multiple underserved populations and
developed many successful DBT programs for people with BPD, other problems with emotion
regulation, and programs for couples, parents, and families. His research focuses on the
connections between severe psychopathology and interpersonal/family processes, and their
interplay with emotion dysregulation.
Dr. Fruzzetti is President of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder,
on the Board of Directors of the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, and co-founder of the
Center for DBT and Families. He has authored well over 100 research and clinical papers and
book chapters, two books, is the editor of the Guilford DBT Practice series, and has lectured and
trained professionals and the public in more than two dozen countries in BPD, Dialectical
Behavior Therapy, and/or in family interventions. Alan is the co-creator (with Dr. Perry
Hoffman) of the NEA-BPD Family Connections (FC) program for parents, partners, and other
loved ones of people with BPD and related problems, and the new FC adaptation for parents with
trauma related to suicidality in their loved ones. He has received many honors for research,
teaching, and for community service, and is married with four children.

Registration Options
1. Register online and pay with credit card
2. Email completed registration form and send an e-Transfer (payment + HST)
to [email protected]
505 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5N 1B1 tel: 416.855.2625 fax: 647.729.5551

Multiple Registrants: One registration form is required per attendee.
Registration Confirmation: Please allow 1-2 business days for our workshop staff to confirm
your registration. We will email you an official receipt upon confirmation, including further
details on workshop format and preparation materials.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: An administrative fee of $75 will be charged for
cancellations. For a refund, written notification must be received by November 25, 2022. Written
notice of cancellation should be emailed to [email protected] Refunds will not be issued after
November 25, 2022. CMBH reserves the right to cancel workshops due to unforeseen

Continuing Education (CE) Credits
OPA: Approved for 9.5 CE credits for psychological practitioners.
MDPAC: Approved for 9.5 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and 1 hour of MDPAC CCI
credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours)

Participants must attend both days of the webinar in real-time to receive a certificate of
completion detailing CE credits. Attendance will be noted manually by our workshop staff on
both days. Participants who are unable to attend one or both days of the webinar may view the
recordings once they are released and can be provided a questionnaire upon request to receive
full CE credits.

Registration Link:

Registration Form:

Event Page:

Neuroscience & Satir in the Sand Tray (NSST)™ Foundations Certificate Course Cohort 2 Feb 2023 – Dec 2023

Playful Dyads Presents:
Neuroscience & Satir in the Sand Tray (NSST)™
Foundations Certificate Course

A live, interactive online certification course in the NSST technique. Course includes 12 live-training sessions, group practice sessions, optional interactive mentor-led sessions, and inclusion in the NSST online community. Successful completion qualifies participants for a foundation level certification in NSST™.
Instructor: Dr. Madeleine De Little

February 2023 – December 2023

Click Here to Apply

The Empowered Supervisor: 30 hours of directed learning in clinical supervision – February 10th – March 10th 2023

The Empowered Supervisor: 30 hours of directed learning in clinical supervision

February 10th – March 10th 2023

NEXT TRAINING STARTS Friday February 10th at 10am EST ONLINE!
30 hours of Directed Learning in Clinical Supervision: Are you a clinical supervisor or thinking about becoming one soon?  This training is for you!

For more information and to register, click HERE!

Level 1 Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy Training Program (STST) – February 18, 19,/March 18, 19 / April 22, 23 / May 13, 14 / June 3, 4, 24, 25 / August 26, 27 / September 16, 17 / October 14, 15, 2023

Level 1 Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy Training Program (STST)

February 18, 19, March 18, 19, April 22, 23, May 13, 14, June 3, 4, June 24, 25, August 26, 27, September 16, 17, and October 14, 15, 2023
2:00 pm to 7:30 pm Pacific Time online Via Zoom

81 Continuing Education hours of online training (9 Saturday/Sunday over 9 months)

Level 1 Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy Training Program (STST)

STST is based on the work and Wisdom of world renown psychotherapist Virginia Satir, Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy Level 1 program offers:

  • Deepening the experience of “how to” facilitate change and transformational change with clients
  • Experience the profound process of growth as a professional and in your personal life
  • Opportunities to expand the internal resources of Self and congruently connecting with clients

In addition, STST offers evidence based experiential therapy, and a process that is experiential, systemic, positively directional and change focused; resulting in neurological changes in the individual.

Counsellors and therapist will learn how to use experiential process throughout their therapy sessions to access healing Life Energy; explore and facilitate change in clients’ intrapsychic and relational systems; make contact with clients’ internal experience and create safety quickly and deeply; surface clients’ survival communication and coping patterns and help clients experientially choose more positive possibilities; collaboratively with the client, begin to set positively directional, intrapsychic therapeutic goals for change; help clients access, accept and utilize their internal strengths and resources in the change process; map the internal processes of clients and help them access and change their behaviours, feelings, perceptions and expectations and help clients integrate and maintain their changes

Sponsored by the Satir Institute of the Pacific



We are excited to be offering this online Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Externship focused on LGBTQ+ relationships and endorsed by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).

The EFT Externship is an introductory 28-hour training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. The main focus is working with relationships, primarily in couples, whilst we also recognize that relationships come in many forms. Taking place over 4 days, this training includes the observation of live and video recorded couple and individual therapy sessions, presentations of theory and clinical techniques, skill training exercises, and discussions of cases, clinical material, and related issues.

In this training, we will be discussing, showing, demonstrating, and generally exploring EFT with a focus on LGBTQ+ relationships.

Dates: June 13/14 & June 20/21, 2023

Click here to learn more!


Mindfulness Everyday: Free online space to come together to engage in self-care and practice mindfulness

Practice Mindfulness Everyday - Supporting Educators & Healthcare Professionals PosterTo register and for more information CLICK HERE

Embedding Sleep: A Targeted and Pragmatic Program for Hypnotherapists to help their Clients Sleep
Embedding 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 e-sl[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
FEI logo

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!

August 19th – Breaking the ADHD Code: A Novel, Neurologically Based Treatment Program for ADHD

Apart from using medication, treatment for ADHD symptoms has largely focused on symptom management. But even with medication, many people with ADHD continue to struggle with anxiety, conflict, emotional regulation, behavioural addictions, and health management. Many people unconsciously use adrenaline-producing behaviours to increase dopamine functioning, a pattern that may be effective in the short term but is quite destructive in the long term. This pattern has been conceptualized into the Adrenaline Addiction in ADHD model. (https://aaa.cambiumed.ca)

“Breaking the ADHD Code” is a program for therapists to learn the Adrenaline Addiction in ADHD model, and how to implement it with clients. The program involves approximately 6 hours of videos, which are to be previewed before the webinar, and a full day live webinar. There is also a follow-up two hour webinar three weeks after the initial webinar to help implement the program. For more information, please visit https://cambiumed.ca  and click on the Breaking the ADHD Code logo.

Cost: $367 + applicable tax

Contact: Linda Tilley – [email protected]

The PEI Breast Cancer Support Group is a survivor driven group dedicated to providing support to those affected by breast cancer

The PEI Breast Cancer Support Group is a survivor driven group dedicated to providing support to those affected by breast cancer.

The PEI Breast Cancer Support Group provides:
• group support
• a voice of solidarity for Island breast cancer survivors
• education
• one on one support
• advocacy
Regular meetings are held on the first Monday of each month, unless a holiday and held the following Monday.

For more information, click HERE!

For details contact:
Judy 902-569-3496 | Teri 902-218-1621
[email protected]

Mindful Concussion – Cultivating Calm Clarity
Mindful Concussion

Do you work with clients with a brain injury?

Hi there, Jessie here. I am a brain injury survivor, mindfulness teacher, and founder of Mindful Concussion. I am here to help you and your clients.

For your Clients
● FREE Circle-Ups: Bi-monthly community building sessions for survivors

Each hour-long zoom includes a guided meditation, tips on how to incorporate mindfulness into brain injury care, Q and A, and a chance to connect with fellow survivors.

● FREE Guided Meditations for survivors on InsightTimer.

For You
● CCPA Webinar for Counsellors and Psychotherapists recording found here

● Summary of the Mindful Concussion approach. Mark Watson of ABI Wellness recently interviewed me for his podcast.

● Mindful Concussion course for professionals. Fall 2022 join me to deepen your own mindfulness practice and learn how to modify mindfulness for your brain injured clients.

Email Jessie for registration or more information.