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Upcoming events in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.

An event listed on this page does not necessarily imply endorsement by CCPA. Event listings are for informational use only. For pre-approved events, click here.

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Canada Career Month 2019

Vision

The focus of this year’s CCM harkens back to the well-known Sesame Street’s vignette: These are the People in Your Neighbourhood.  Career development happens in the community.  It is where we find CDPs, access resources in our public libraries and bookstores, develop our networks, and learn about career options. So, in keeping with this, we are inviting schools, bookstores, libraries, employment service offices, employers, everyone really (!), to host one of the following events:

Events for CCM 2019

 

  1. A Book Display of Career Resources: Bookstores and libraries will set up a display of career resources.

 

Contact your local public libraries and bookstores and ask them to set up a display.  Note that most libraries and bookstores will have a display set up for Remembrance Day.  Let them know that the CCM display can be set up afterwards.  We developed a list of recommended books (Canadian and Canadian+Others) and two differently sized posters about CCM and CDPs to go with the display.

 

  1. A Career Human Library: Schools, bookstores and community-based organizations will be invited to host a human career library. A human career library is an event where humans are the “books.”  We are hoping to have one career human library in every province/territory across Canada.

 

Attached is an easy 5- step guide to setting up a human library.  It’s also available on the CCM web site (. Get in touch with Donnalee Bell (OAC interim Chair), [email protected] or Ali Breen (3CD Board Member), [email protected] if you have any questions or need help organizing your event.

 

  1. Host a Explore the Possibilities Event in Your ‘Hood: Organizations – those that offer career services or those that offer jobs – can host a drop-in or open house to talk about their services or the work they do.

Hosting an event for Canada Career Month can be as simple as you want to make it.  You can have an open house to show those in your community the wonderful world of careers and career development. Or, have a Canada Career Month pub night with your colleagues and community contacts.  An organizing tool for doing this is attached.

Whatever you do to celebrate careers in November, please, please, please let us know about it.

Why?  It helps shows that CCM is relevant and important to Canadians and our potential sponsors.  Having lots of events going on and listed on the site is a great demonstration of the impact of CCM.  It also helps to give those hosting an event profile.

Whether you host a human library, have a book display, have an open house or something else really cool, list it on the CCM web site.  It’s so easy to do!  Go here: https://careermonth.ca/events/

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:

https://alliance1.org/web/events/webinar/crisis-management-responders.aspx

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.

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

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Jack Hirose Fall 2019 Events

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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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Trauma-Informed Practice Training Level 1 Certificate - Vancouver, BC
Fall & Winter 2019 - A Basic Training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) course-  Marshall Wilensky, PhD, RPsych  - Kamloops, BC

Fall & Winter 2019 – A Basic Training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) course-  Marshall Wilensky, PhD, RPsych  – Kamloops

This course will follow the curriculum mandated by the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA).

Session 1: November 8–10, 2019
Session 2: January 24–26, 2020. Registrants must complete both Session 1 and Session 2

Qualified applicants will have a minimum of master’s-level degree training in a mental health discipline AND will belong to a regulated professional organization with a code of ethics, or will be graduate students in practicum/internship with appropriate supervision.

Previously trained EMDR clinicians update too!

The training will include instructional and supervised practice portions, a consultation component, and a short take- home open-book-format exam.

More information and to register: https://wadealexandercounselling.ca/EMDR-Marshall-Wilensky-Kamloops-2019-2020.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

Register

Book Accommodations

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.

17th Annual Geriatric Psychiatry Symposium - November 6, 2019 - London, ON

17th Annual Geriatric Psychiatry Symposium: “AGING IN A CHANGING WORLD: PROMOTING LIVES THAT THRIVE”

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 8:25 a.m. – 4:20 pm (registration opens at 7:45am)

Location: Best Western, Lamplighter Inn, London, 591 Wellington Rd., South, London

Offered by: Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University in collaboration with Geriatric Psychiatry Programs of St. Joseph’s Health Care London and London Health Sciences Centre.

Of Interest to:  Physicians, Geriatricians, Family Physicians, Nurses, Allied Health, Psychologists, Researchers, Residents, Educators and Administrators working with the elderly.

THIS IS AN ACCREDITED EVENT

Fees: Early Bird $150, Regular rate $180, Resident/Student rate $110 – Register on-line.

Contact: Kate Hayes

Telephone: 519.685.8500 ext. 76554

Please see the attached brochure

Link to registration:

https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/psychiatry/about_us/events/2019/geriatric_psychiatry_symposium_2019.html

Public Screening of the documentary PsyCause: The State of Psychotherapy in Quebec - November 7, 2019 - Montréal, QC

Description: This project aims to increase awareness of the public and allow for discussion between mental health clinicians and those involved in the regulatory process. It looks at the strengths and weaknesses of Law 21, the law on psychotherapy, and the repercussions this has had on the mental health practitioners and access to services for the general public.

The screening of the documentary PsyCause: The State of Psychotherapy in Quebec, the original French version now with English subtitles. Mr. Roy discusses the theme of the regulation of psychotherapy in Quebec and the impact of the legislation of Bill 21, an Act to amend the Professional Code and other legislative provisions in the field of mental health and human relations since it came into legislation in June, 2012. The screening will be followed by a special guest panel discussion animated by Anne Bisson. Questions are welcome from the public.

Location: Bibliotheque Nationale du Québec, 475, boulevard De Maisonneuve Est, Montréal (Québec) H2L 5C4

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Price$25 before October 28th / $35 after October 28th

This event is approved for 3 CECs. 

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!

Contact:
Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC
250-412-5921
[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.

Earn 4.5 CEC Hours at Emergenetics Workshop in Vancouver on November 13

The Leadership Success Group would like to invite you to join us for an upcoming Meeting of the Minds Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 13th (7:30 AM – 12:30 PM)

Place: Granville Island Hotel – 1253 Johnston St Vancouver

Facilitators: Bridgit Parise, Master Associate and Partner/COO of Emergenetics Canada and Dr. Michael Sorsdahl, C.D., Ph.D. in Education, C.C.C, R.C.C., G.C.D.F, R. Psych

Investment: $299 + GST; includes your Emergenetics profile, workshop, and supplies

Learn More!

Click Here to Register Today!

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!

May 29-31, 2020 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.

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.

Click here for more information on the Child and Youth Trauma Training.

Click here for more information on the Advanced EMDR Training.

Contact:
Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC
250-412-5921
[email protected]

CBS - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - Nov. 28-29-30, 2019 - Hamilton, ON

CLICK HERE for more information.

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

You are invited to our annual training!

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (DBT-PTSD).

We’re gathering together again, this year for three days of learning and discussion.

We are extremely fortunate to welcome internationally recognized expert,
Dr. Martin Bohus, M.D.,
who will share his approach to using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (DBT-PTSD).

Through 15 robust segments, Dr. Bohus will guide participants through the intricacies of adapting and delivering DBT to treat adult PTSD after childhood abuse, including those with Borderline Personality Disorder. Please refer to the attached flyer for training details.

This workshop is intended for mental health professionals interested in treating complex PTSD using evidence-based principles and procedures. Basic knowledge of DBT is recommended.

 

Continuing Education

Accredited by the OPA for 20.25 credit hours, certified MDPAC members are approved for 20.25 hours of Group CE credits & 3 hours of CCI credits. Certified members of theOACCPP are approved for 20 CE credits.  Social workers & social service workers can use this towards requirements of OCSWSSW‘s Continuing Competence Program.

 

Details

Date:   December 14 – 16, 2019 (Saturday / Sunday / Monday)

Time:   8.30am – 5.00pm

Location:  YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto

Fees:

Regular: $925 + HST = $1045.25 $825 + HST= $932.25

Student: $775 + HST = $875.75   $675 + HST= $762.75

*Early Bird Deadline: November 14, 2019

*Student Tickets: Valid Student ID required.

Please email [email protected] with a photo/scan of your student ID.

Please register early to avoid being waitlisted, we anticipate high demand for this training. A group discount of 10% is available for 5 or more attendees registering at the same time!

 

About the Centre for MindBody Health

The Centre for MindBody Health (CMBH) is a vibrant clinical and training centre providing individual, couple, family and group therapies for clients and thought-provoking training for clinicians. Our multidisciplinary team, inspired by research and treatment excellence, specializes in therapies based in mindfulness and emotion-focused principles.

Now in its fifth year, the annual CMBH gathering of clinicians has an established tradition of bringing in master therapists to facilitate workshops that challenge our thinking and clinical practice. Topics covered in previous years include DBT Skills with Multi-problem Adolescents, Working with Emotions in Psychotherapy, Working with Shame in Psychotherapy, and Acceptance and Change in Working with Emotions in Psychotherapy. As with all previous workshops, Dr. Bohus will provide a rich and professional experience for everyone.

We hope you join our community of practitioners and attend this special three-day workshop.

CLICK HERE for more information.

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.

www.traumahealing.org

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]

 

Guidelines

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.

2020 Traumatic Brain Injury Conference, Promoting Well-Being following TBI - Feb 7 - Toronto, ON
EVENT:2020 Traumatic Brain Injury Conference, Promoting Well-Being following TBI
DATE:February 7, 2020
LOCATION:Marriott Downtown CF Toronto Eaton Centre Hotel
WEBSITE:https://events.myconferencesuite.com/TBI2020/reg/landing
HIGHLIGHTS: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.

Be part of the action by submitting an abstract!

Visit https://events.myconferencesuite.com/TBI2020/page/Abstracts for more information.

Registration opens September 2019.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:Conference Services, PH: 416 597-3422 ext. 3448 E: [email protected]
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.

CLICK HERE for more information.

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.

CLICK HERE for more information.