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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.

Gottman Therapist Training – Level III – Online – Sept 14-16

Online Level III The Gottman Therapist Training

Register at: PositiveRelationship.ca
Contact Email: [email protected]
More information at www.Gottman.com

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EMDR Basic Training with Alivia Maric, PhD. & Eve Wilensky, MA. from Cares Counselling Society -Sept 7 /Sept 8-10, 2022

EMDR Basic Training

Instructors: Alivia Maric, PhD. & Eve Wilensky, MA.

Location: Sevenoaks Alliance church –

2575 Gladwin Road Abbotsford, BC. V2T 3N8

June 2-4, 2022 & Sept 7, Sept 8-10, 2022

limited to 21 participants.

Early Bird Rate: $2100 Cdn. If paid in full by May 6, 2022

Please Note: A $400.00 admin fee will be applied for those who cancel their early bird registration after May 6, 2022.

Regular Rate: $2300 Cdn. due in full by June 1, 2022

For registration or more information:

 email [email protected] or call 604-853-8916 ext. 21




Monday, September 19, 2022 to Friday, September 23, 2022
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ready to add EMDR to your psychotherapy skill set or refresh your basic training?

Then, mark your calendar for Integrating EMDR Into Your Clinical Practice: 5-Day Intensive in Halifax, taking place September 19-23, 2022!

This EMDRIA-approved ‘next generation EMDR’ training led by Roy Kiessling is renowned for its flexibility and for providing new clinical pearls of wisdom that will allow you to integrate EMDR effectively into your practice immediately. Supplemented with over 43 videos, downloadable training materials, and free access to a community-wide listserv, Roy’s EMDR training also provides support before, during, and after the course, so that you will be confident every step of the way.

Register or learn more here: https://leadingedgeseminars.org/event/emdr-halifax/

What You Will Learn

  • The foundational EMDR concepts and procedures
  • 13 interventions to help prepare your clients for EMDR
  • Strategies to prepare your client for processing
  • 7 treatment planning approaches
  • How to customize the pace of treatment using the Processing Continuum
  • Interventions to facilitate safe, effective, and efficient processing
  • How to work with children
  • How to treat acute stress

What’s Included

  • 40 hours of in-person lecture/practicum training in Halifax
  • 10 hours of post-training consultation* with approved consultants via small group phone/online video conferencing
  • Advanced instructional materials

*Automatically included with the Regular and Student rates. Available at extra charge with the Refresher rate.

Learn more and register here: https://leadingedgeseminars.org/event/emdr-halifax/

Early Bird registration closes August 19, 2022.

Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum (PPF2022): Shake the Tree: Seeds to Action Sept 29 – Oct 2, 2022

Themed Shake the Tree: Seeds to Action, the sixth iteration of the Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum (PPF2022), will be held at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo, BC. This conference intends to shake up current issues within the field as well as to open up possibilities for transforming health – especially mental health – and related professions.

The format of PPF2022 aims to invite two groups – firstly, practitioners working, supporting, and training in the psychedelic-assisted therapy field, as well as the public and wider community including counsellors and therapists who are new to, and curious about, this fast evolving field.

Events offered are the in person Practitioner Forum Days (Sept 29-30) featuring a new “unconference the conference” format, as well as an in person and online Public Forum Day (Oct 1), featuring presentations, panels and Q&As. There are also three concurrent in person Practitioner Workshops (Oct 1-2) – featuring Neuromeditation and Psychedelics; a Physicians Lunch and Roundtable workshop; and a Grof® Breathwork: The Use of Breath as Entheogen experiential workshop.

CEUs to be confirmed.

Register now. Early Bird rates until June 30.


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 !

Alberta Clinical Hypnosis Society Level 1 training October 21-23, 2022
Alberta Clinical Hypnosis Society Level 1 training October 21-23, 2022

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Alberta Clinical Hypnosis Society, a component section of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, is pleased to offer professional training in clinical hypnosis.

Using the standards of The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis-Education and Research Foundation (ASCH-ERF), ACHS presents the following 21.5 hour

Level 1 Fundamentals of Clinical Hypnosis
Virtual Workshop
October 21—23, 2022

Completion of this ACHS-sponsored training will make you eligible for higher-level training offered by ASCH and other

According to The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis-Education and Research Foundation (ASCH-ERF), “Clinical hypnosis has been a valuable treatment modality and adjunct for hundreds of years and has been used as an efficacious intervention in medical, dental, and behavioral health care. Clinical hypnosis incorporates understanding of current concepts of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neuroplasticity with effective patient relationship and communication skills. This effective and useful clinical strategy has been defined as a special state of mental functioning, the process to create that state, the experience of oneself in that special state, and all of the above.”

“Hypnotic trance has also been described as a state of focused attention, inner absorption, perceptual distortion, and openness to change. Clinical hypnosis is a powerful therapeutic intervention that draws upon the skill, adaptability, and creativity of clinicians.”

“The benefits of using clinical hypnosis in treatment situations include:”

  • Rapid establishment of rapport and the hypnotic relation-ship developmental and readiness to change stages.
  •  Facilitation of change, ego-strengthening, personal mastery, and reduction of impediments to change.
  • Cost-effective, collaborative, person-centered treatment.
  •  Providing patients with life-long skills for better health.

“American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) – approved Level 1 (Basic) training in clinical hypnosis is the first of a series of training workshops that are a large part of the ASCH certification pro-gram in clinical hypnosis. ASCH approved workshops are taught by faculty with a wide range of health care experience in various disciplines who will demonstrate and teach workshop participants the concepts, principles, and processes of hypnosis. The workshop is comprised of a mix of didactic presentations, demonstrations, experiential exercises, and faculty led small group practice tailored to the specific needs, interests, and learning styles of workshop participants. At the successful completion of the workshop, participants will have been taught the knowledge and skills necessary to capably use clinical hypnosis and to begin to employ this strategy in their clinical practices. They will also be eligible for ASCH membership and included benefits as well as prepared to participate in Intermediate and Advanced level workshops.”

ACHS’s Level 1 Workshop featured presenters will be Dr. Lane Wagaman, Ed.D, Dr. Linda Thomson Ph.D., Maggie Dickens, M.S., and Monica Wong, MSW, RSW, HBCE

Fees: $900.00 Cdn Students: $500.00 Cdn
ACHS Current Members as a Refresher: $650.00 Cdn

The Alberta Clinical Hypnosis Society
(formerly the Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis—Alberta Society)
Contact us for more information: www.clinicalhypnosis.ca Ph: 800 386 7230

On-line Registration is open: https://www.cognitoforms.com/CanadianFederationOfClinicalHypnosis/ASCHLEVEL1FUNDAMENTALSOFCLINICALHYPNOSISOcto-ber21232022

Clinical Supervision Training: The Empowered Supervisor – September 30th to October 28th 2022

The Empowered Supervison

Supporting Mental Health Professionals in a Post-pandemic World

September 30th to October 28th 2022

30 hours of Directed Learning in Clinical Supervision: Are you a clinical supervisor or thinking about becoming one soon? This training is for you

Click here to register!

EMDR Therapy Online Training Fall 2022 – October 13, 14, & 15, 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/

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Conceptualization-Driven Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis – Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11, 2022

Workshop: Conceptualization-Driven Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis

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This 5-Day experiential workshop focuses on developing clinical skills for working with clients experiencing distressing psychosis. This recovery-focused approach focuses on cognitive case conceptualization and
treatment planning for a variety of experiences of psychosis including delusions, hallucinations, negative symptoms, and communication disturbances. Longitudinal case conceptualization is highlighted as well as
methods of working with core beliefs underlying psychosis and trauma. This workshop emphasizes practical development of clinical skills through live clinical demonstrations, video demonstrations, case examples, roleplays, and discussions of common challenges treating psychosis.

Click here to visit website for more information.

The Art + Science of Love Couples Workshop – IN PERSON – Oct 15 & 16, 2022 (Vancouver) Nov 12 & 13, 2022 (Edmonton)

The Art + Science of Love Couples Workshop – IN PERSON

Vancouver           Oct 15 & 16, 2022       Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel
Edmonton           Nov 12 & 13, 2022      Courtyard Edmonton West

At The Art & Science of Love Gottman couples and marriage workshop you get 2 full days of in person information and easy exercises/tools that will help to reinforce and restore your love.  Counsellors Darren Wilk and Lawrence Stoyanowski of Best Marriages bring an unparalleled level of insight to their couples and marriage Workshops in Calgary and Vancouver. Highly endorsed by the Gottman Institute, Darren and Lawrence have even traveled to Seattle to present their Couples Workshop. Attend with confidence knowing that we have presented this Gottman Couples Workshop over 60 times with groups ranging in size between 30-50 couples!

www.bestmarriages.ca             [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.

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

Providing Career Direction – October 25 – 26, 2022


Learn to use the world’s most popular career planning tool.

Strong Interest Inventory Certification enables you to provide your clients, students, or employees with dynamic career direction and insight into options that align with their interests and abilities.

The 2-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.

Space is limited, register today!

Upcoming Dates:

October 25 – 26, 2022

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

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


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 [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]