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

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Basic Training with Kelly Penner Hutton, Ph.D., C.Psych. - Winnipeg, MB - 3 parts: August 20-23, October 17-20, and January 18-19.
Jack Hirose Fall 2019 Events

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Extension Program Fall 2019: Autism Spectrum - September and October 2019 - Toronto, ON

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Maritime Play Therapy Certificate Program Pictou, Nova Scotia beginning September 2019
MAGENTIX - Workshops for Mental Health Professionals - October, November, December 2019

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Practice Makes Perfect: Establishing a Seccessful Private Practice - October and November 2019 - Toronto, ON

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Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) Trainings - September 27-28, Calgary, AB and November 6, Ottawa, ON.

Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) addresses a broad range of psychological disorders and general stress conditions.  MiCBT uses a novel and effective therapeutic system based on exposure and desensitization to the “interoception” that maintains unhelpful thought processes.  The 4 stages of MiCBT provide a clear structure for both therapists and clients to follow to support progressive implementation of mindfulness skills in challenging situations in daily life.

Established in 2009, the MiCBT Institute is a leading provider of training and professional development services in MiCBT to the mental health industry worldwide.  Our comprehensive training advances therapists to a high level of skill in the use of MiCBT within their area of professional expertise.  We support and supervise therapists’ training and provide opportunities for continuing professional development.

The North American Chapter of the Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Institute is offering two exciting and unique clinical training opportunities for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and other mental health professionals:

Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) Training: For Chronic Conditions, Crisis Intervention & Relapse Prevention

 2 day Introductory Workshop, September 27-28, 2019 Calgary, AB 12 CPA CE Credits

Details: https://mindfulness.net.au/our-programs/workshops 

Addressing Chronic Pain and Trauma with MiCBT

1 Day Workshop, November 6, 2019 Ottawa, ON

Details: https://mindfulness.net.au/our-programs/specialised-workshops


For more information please see the attached flyer or visit our website:


Please send all inquiries to:
Brandilyn Willett, Continuing Ed. Coordinator [email protected]

Click here to see the flyer.

Trauma-Informed Practice Training Level 1 Certificate - Vancouver, BC
Boby-Focused Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents. October 3 -5, 2019, Calgary, AB 

Trainings at Prairie Institute of Expressive Arts Therapy (www.pieat.ca)

Boby-Focused Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents
When: October 3 -5, 2019
Where: 57 Bearspaw Summit Place, Calgary, AB
Cost: $550 on or before September 1, 2019 & $595 after
Payment Methods: e-transfer or cheques
To Register: [email protected]


Overview: This three day training will provide participants with a comprehensive framework for treating traumatized children & teens. This four- phase, resource-oriented model is grounded in attachment theory, the psychophysiology of trauma, CBT, and expressive arts therapy. It is based on Carmen’s book, “Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents: A Four-Phase Model”.

Training Objectives: To provide a practical, structured framework that guides assessment & treatment processes. To learn structured, arts-based, sensory interventions to effectively treat key trauma reactions and promote self-regulation. To increase clinical skills such as working with a resource-oriented lens, tracking client sensory processes, & working with the body, art & relationship.

One Day Workshop in Expressive Arts
-an experiential day of expressive arts for therapy, education, and community building
-excellent introduction for therapists, child care workers, nurses, social workers, psychologists, art therapists and educators
-an opportunity to personally explore how the arts may be used both individually and in group format

When: Friday, September 27, 2019
Time: 9:30 – 4:30
Where: 57 Bearspaw Summit Place
Cost: $170 on or before September 1 2019, and $190 after

Payment Methods: e-transfer or cheques
To Register: [email protected]

Free Range Therapy Workshop Level 1 - October 4, 2019 - Darthmouth, NS

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"Getting Unstuck: Processing Trauma-Induced Guilt & Shame" with Natalie Zlodre, MSW, RSW (1 day workshop) – October 4, 2019 in Stratford, ON

This workshop teaches how to help clients process and work through unresolved guilt and shame related to trauma, in order to reduce symptoms of PTSD and to facilitate the healing process.

For more details: http://www.missionempowerment.ca/trauma-in-the-mind-s-eye.html

EFT and Sexuality Workshop - October 11 & 12, 2019.

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"The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction from Heroin to Workaholism" with Dr. Gabor Maté (1 day workshop) – October 17, 2019 in Stratford, ON.

This workshop, based on the best-selling book In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts, draws on cutting-edge science to illuminate where and how addictions originate and what they have in common, whether the addiction is to drugs, alcohol, nicotine, or behavioural addictions such as shopping or sex.

For more details: http://www.missionempowerment.ca/the-hungry-ghost.html

"Trauma & The Struggle to Open Up: Relational Strategies to Effectively Treat Challenging Trauma Clients" with Robert T. Muller, PhD (2 day workshop) – October 28-29, 2019 in Stratford, ON.

This practical workshop, led by Dr Robert T. Muller –  a leading expert on therapy for Trauma and globally-acclaimed author of the psychotherapy bestseller: Trauma & the Avoidant Client –  will address ways to effectively navigate the therapeutic relationship with trauma survivors to help facilitate recovery and growth while avoiding common pitfalls.

For more details: http://www.missionempowerment.ca/trauma—the-struggle-to-open-up.html

Advancing Trans Health and Well-Being in Canada - November 1-3, 2019 - Montréal, QC

Advancing Trans Health and Well-Being in Canada

CPATH 2019 – Montréal

Pre-Conference:  October 30-31, 2019

Conference: November 1-3, 2019

Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hotel

1201 Boulevard Rene-Levesque West, Montreal, H3B 2L7 Canada


Book Accommodations

Externship in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, October 2- 5, 2019 - Winnipeg, MB

A training opportunity not to be missed!

Learn one of the best validated and most effective approaches to changing distressed couple relationships into loving, secure bonds. Discover how the new science of love and relationships is ushering in a new era of psychotherapy, extended to individuals, couples and families! Each modality of therapy – individual, couple, and family is most effective when it focuses on the healing power of emotional connection.

October 2- 5, 2019 • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Winnipeg Conservatory of Music • 1476 Portage Ave. Winnipeg, MB

Offered in conjunction with Dr. Susan Johnson and the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Ottawa, Canada • (ICEFFT) www.iceeft.com

This 28-hour/four-day course covers the fundamentals of EFT and is the first step towards becoming certified as an EFT therapist.

The trainers – ICEEFT Certified EFT Trainers, who train internationally and specialize in applying EFT to
couples and individuals:

Lorrie Brubacher, M Ed, LMFT (NC), RMFT (Canada), Winnipeg EFT, Training & Consulting | director Carolina Center for EFT | lbrubacher.com

and special guest trainer: Dr. Robert Allen, Robert Allan, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, a leader in the Denver, CO EFT Community | drrobertallan.com/

Complimentary copies of

Attachment Theory in Practice: Emotionally Focused Therapy with Individuals, Couples and Families (2019) by Dr. S. M. Johnson and

Stepping into Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Key Ingredients of Change (2018) by L. L. Brubacher

Dignity Therapy Workshop (October 2-4, Winnipeg)

Dignity Therapy Training Workshop

October 2- 4, 2019

Winnipeg, Canada


This intensive 2 ½ day workshop led by Dr. Harvey Chochinov is a dynamic blend of lectures, small-group discussions, demonstrations of Dignity Therapy (live and videotaped), and plenty of hands-on opportunities for participants to practice carrying out this novel intervention. Previous workshops have sold out, so register early to avoid disappointment. Discounted early-bird registration fees are available until June 16, 2019.


Register at:


Trance and Trauma - October 5th, 2019 - Vancouver, BC

Julie H Linden, PhD

[email protected]

Trance and Trauma

Hypnosis skills for adaptive responses, safe relationships, co-creating resilience


Saturday, October 5, 2019

8.30 am – 4:30 pm


Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
515 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Clinical hypnosis skills and principles provide a flexible and creative framework for assessing and treating the sequelae of trauma, which include anxiety, depression, and relational ruptures. This workshop will provide definitions of trauma, adaptation, hypnosis skills and trance within a psychobiological context. Through demonstration and practice it will illustrate the use of the therapeutic relationship between care-givers and care-receivers to create a climate for change, evoking and responding to the ingredients that lead to positive outcomes and shape resilience.

Eligibility: Open to members of regulated health professions including full time students, registered clinical counsellors, social workers and marriage & family therapists.

To register online:  https://hypnosis.bc.ca/training/upcoming-workshops/trance-and-trauma/

FEES: Payable by e-transfer or by cheque

Early-Bird            After September 9th

CSCH Member                  $200                                      $275

Non-Member                   $300                                      $375

Full-time Student            $150                                      $200

Eating Disorder and Body Image Virtual Conference - Oct 4-5-6 - ONLINE
Dialectical Behavior Therapy - 5 Day Intensive Training, October 15th-19th 2019, Ottawa ON

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Tourette Canada is offering training for CERTIFICATION IN COMPREHENSIVE BEHAVIOURAL INTERVENTION for TICS (CBIT) in Winninpeg, MN in October, 2019. Would it be possible to advertise this information to your organization?

CBIT is a powerful front-line evidence-based tic management treatment designed to reduce tic severity. This training program will introduce suitably qualified licensed health care professions to the CBIT protocol (including elements of habit reversal training with psycho-education and function-based interventions) and supporting research.

The program will be led by Dr. Douglas W. Woods who is vice provost for graduate and professional studies and dean of the Graduate School at Marquette University, and a leader in Tourette Syndrome in the United States.

Event Details:

Date: October 17+18, 2019

Location: Canad Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba (preferred room rate $142.20/night)

Cost: $775 CDN

Registration deadline: September 9, 2019


Who Should Attend ?

Physicians, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and other allied health professionals licensed to practice independently and who have behavioural and clinical expertise.

What’s included:

  • A full two-day workshop
  • Training materials: Managing Tourette Syndrome: A Behavioural Intervention for Children and Adults Therapist Guide and workbook
  • Support from our Canadian trainers;
  • James Brazeau, C.Psych.
  • Kim Edwards, C.Psych.
  • Mariève Hurtubise, C.Psych.
  • French/English phone consultations
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Tourette Canada and Tourette Association of America Referral
  • To obtain a Certificate of Completion, trainees must attend the entire two-day workshop and complete at least three mentoring phone consultations with the trainers about their specific training case.

Register at tourette.ca and click on the CBIT tab on the homepage.

Registration form here.

The 11th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry - Osla, Norway - Oct 24-26, 2019

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Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute - Starting in October 2019

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31st Annual Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference October 24-27, 2019 Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel (Halifax)

31st Annual Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference

October 24-27, 2019  Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel (Halifax)

The CSAM Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference provides an opportunity for health care providers to learn about new research in the field of addiction, best practices in addiction care and network with colleagues across Canada.  In addition to the main conference, a 1.5 day Fundamentals Course will be offered that will review the basics of addiction medicine.

For registration and information: <http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CanadianSocietyofAdd/398e4f0163/3b44cdbdce/76880a88f5>

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Wired Together - Self, Science, Society - November 1,2,3, 2019 - Richmond, BC

Want to learn from world-renowned experts, be inspired by new perspectives, and connect with your peers all under one roof? Then you should join the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors this fall in Richmond, BC, for Wired Together: Self, Science, Society.

It’s our first conference in 10 years, and we are excited to bring together clinical counsellors and allied professionals for discussion and exchange of the most cutting-edge knowledge, insights, issues and ideas in the world of counselling therapy. The three streams of Self, Science and Society will feature exciting keynote speakers and breakout sessions.  It will connect the counsellor to the science of self-care and the mind/body connection. It will explore different forms of Somatic Psychotherapy and emerging and evidence-based practices with an emphasis on neuroscience and brain development. It will look at the connection of the counsellor to society at large and inform on working with various communities.

Learn more and register here.

November 8, 2019: Slaying the Dragon: The Fairy Tale Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment, child and youth trauma training – Victoria-

In this workshop, you will build knowledge and competencies to working with trauma and loss in children and youth through theory, hands-on clinical training and experiential exercises.

Don’t miss a rare opportunity to develop essential skills with trauma expert Ricky Greenwald, clinical psychologist, founder, executive director and chair of the faculty for the Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute.

Register by September 15th to receive a discount!

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC
[email protected]

Ana Gomez - A 3-Day Advanced EMDR Workshop for Clinicians who are Working with Children. Calgary, AB on November 8 - 10, 2019.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Canadian Violence Link Conference - November 20-22, 2019 - Toronto, ON

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SPECIAL EVENT: Awakening the Capacity for Deep Integration in Therapy- SEVE 1097 with Lisa Dion November 21-22, 2019

SPECIAL EVENT:  Awakening the Capacity for Deep Integration in Therapy- SEVE 1097 with Lisa Dion November 21-22, 2019

Early Bird Fee:  $299

With the help of neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology and concepts from Integrative Synergetic, you will be taken on a journey and guided into a deep understanding of the mechanisms that lead to healing. This course is designed to evolve and further enhance your neural hemispheric integration as you develop a deeper awareness of what is happening within your client, within you and between you and your client. The result is an enhanced ability to attune and co-regulate during your sessions allowing your clients to experience deeper levels of integration more quickly. You will be taken to new possibilities as you learn how to help your client move towards their challenging thoughts, emotions and sensations, while awakening their capacity to attach to themselves, the greatest healing agent in all transformation.

Lisa Dion –  therapist, entrepreneur, author is  teaching a two day course on Awakening the Capacity for Deep Integration in Therapy. Therapists will learn how neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology can guide you and your client into a deep understanding of the mechanisms that lead to healing. This course is design to help your clients move towards their challenging thoughts while awakening their capacity to attach to themselves. Do not miss this exciting opportunity to deepen your counselling practice. Register now!

November 8-10, 2019 Advanced EMDR Training for children and youth –Victoria.

Build knowledge and competencies to working with trauma and loss in children and youth through theory, hands-on clinical training, experiential exercises and application of EMDR protocol.

Register by September 15th to receive a discount! PLUS two bonus evenings!

Ricky Greenwald is a clinical psychologist, the founder, executive director and chair of the faculty for the Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute. He is a leading expert on EMDR as well as the creator of progressive counting (PC), both psychotherapy methods for resolving traumatic memories and associated symptoms.

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC
[email protected]

Gottman Therapist Training - Starting in December 2019

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2020 Traumatic Brain Injury Conference - Feb 7, 2020 - Toronto, ON

Date:  February 7, 2020

Location:  Marriott Downtown CF Toronto Eaton Centre Hotel

525 Bay Street, Toronto, ON

To submit your abstract, please click here

For more information or to register, please click here

Overview: Join us for an opportunity to learn about innovative and evidence-driven strategies and recommendations to enhance wellbeing following TBI. This event will bring together the clinical, research and legal communities to network, learn and share research, clinical practice and personal experience in TBI. Learning objectives include:

Learn to incorporate evidence driven strategies to facilitate self-management of common symptoms following TBI.

Hear about current research innovations that highlight recommended best practice in treatment of TBI.

Gain an understanding of the legal issues surrounding medicinal and recreational marijuana use and prevention of substance misuse.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (DBT-PTSD) - December 14 – 16, 2019 - Toronto, ON

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Expressive Arts Training: Level 1 Certificate January - June, 2020.

Expressive Arts Training: Level 1 Certificate 

January – June, 2020

This is a 6 month intensive training program in the fundamentals of expressive arts therapy.  The program is designed as an introduction to expressive arts for those who may want to incorporate the arts in their clinical practice, community work, or for personal growth.  You are not required to have a degree, but an openness to experience the intermodal use of expressive arts.

Dates:  January 10-12, February 8 & 9, March 7 & 8,  April 4 & 5, May 2 & 3 June 6 & 7

Registration Deadline: October 1, 2019

For further information contact: Carmen at [email protected]

Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Resolution Training in Kelowna, B.C.

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.

Canadian Domestic Violence Conference 6 - March 3-6, 2019 - Halifax, NS

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Mental Health and Spirituality: Contemporary Issues and Practical Implications for Practitioners and Researchers - March 20-21, 2020 - Ottawa, ON

Call for Workshop and Posters Submissions

Mental Health and Spirituality: Contemporary Issues and Practical Implications for Practitioners and Researchers

Conference Date: March 20th-21st, 2020

Saint-Paul University, Ottawa


This refereed conference theme is Mental Health and Spirituality: Contemporary Issues and Practical Implications for Practitioners and Researchers. This conference invites presenters to demonstrate the contemporary challenges in the research and integration of spirituality in practice. These workshop presentations are expected to present perspectives from theory and research with reference to the use of spirituality in the field of mental health, with an emphasis on practical tools that can be utilized with clients. We invite submissions from all areas in the field of mental health. Workshop presenters are also asked to prepare a scholarly paper, written in a style that is accessible for researchers, clinicians, students, and professionals working in the field of mental health, psychotherapy, psychology, spiritual care, social work, healthcare, and psychiatry. It is the organizers hope to combine the papers into an edited book.


Hosted by:

Saint Paul University, Ottawa, School of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Spirituality

The Centre of Excellence in for Research in Psychotherapy and Spirituality (CERPS), Ottawa

The Centre of Excellence for Research in Psychotherapy and Spirituality(CERPS) is an interdisciplinary research unit that gathers scholars from a variety of fields of interest and whose research reflects current trends in the field of psychotherapy and spirituality in a broader sense, as well as the central theme of positive psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality, and mental health and well-being.


All submissions must be received by October 15th, 2019

Please email your proposals to: [email protected]



All workshops, posters, and academic papers should focus on new and original work. All works must be submitted in PDF.

Workshops: Organizer should submit a 150-200 word abstract describing the workshop and, if applicable, a list of the names and affiliations of those participating. Presentations should be 30 minutes in length plus 30 minutes experiential learning (the presentation of tools for the integration of spirituality in practice) and some discussion.

Posters:Submit a 150-200 word abstract plus references that contains the major sources that inform your work.

Dr. E. C. Hurley - Treating First Responders and Military with EMDR Therapy: Foundations for Effective EMDR Treatment. Calgary, AB on October 19 - 21, 2019 and Toronto, ON on February 21 - 23, 2020.

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Arianne Struik - Treating Chronically Traumatized Children: The Sleeping Dogs Method. Vancouver, BC on April 26 & 27, 2020 and Calgary, AB on April 28 & 29, 2020.

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