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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.


Clinical Hypnosis Training Workshops

Clinical Hypnosis Training Workshops — For course details, eligibility, times, and registration visit: https://hypnosis.bc.ca/training/upcoming-workshops/



delivered by ZOOM

Saturday and Sunday, February 5th and 6th, 2022    9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fundamentals Level 1 will provide practical training in the fundamental components of clinical hypnosis for clinicians new to hypnosis, as well as those wishing a refresher. Demonstrations and practice sessions will provide sufficient training for those who wish to integrate hypnosis into their therapeutic skills.

Faculty: Experienced CSCH Faculty will guide you through the processes, indications, contraindications, and fluent use of clinical hypnosis in your practice.

Registration: https://hypnosis.bc.ca/training/upcoming-workshops/clinical-hypnosis-skills-for-health-professionals-fundamentals-level-1/



presented in-person by Dr. Mark P. Jensen, PhD

Saturday, April 9th, 2022  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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

This workshop will provide an overview of hypnotic strategies and suggestions for helping individuals better self-manage chronic pain conditions. The emphasis of the workshop will be on applied clinical techniques, demonstrations, brief hypnotic exercises and the opportunity for consultation.  After participating in the workshop, participants will have the resources and skills to evaluate a patient with chronic pain for hypnosis treatment and design a treatment intervention that addresses the various problems identified.

Mark P. Jensen, PhD, is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA.  He has been studying chronic pain and helping individuals better manage chronic pain for almost 40 years.

Registration: https://hypnosis.bc.ca/training/upcoming-workshops/hypnosis-for-chronic-pain-management/

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

2022 Traumatic Brain Injury Conference
2022 Traumatic Brain Injury Conference
Event:2022 Traumatic Brain Injury Conference
Date:February 11, 2022
Time:8:00am – 3:10pm
Location:Remo Interactive Virtual Platform
For More Information:
Email:[email protected]




Join us for an opportunity to learn about innovation and evidence driven assessments, interventions and treatment in mild traumatic brain injury.  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 mTBI.

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

·        Gain an understanding into the legal and ethical challenges and controversies in assessing and treating mTBI.


Earlybird Poster


April 11 & 12, 2022

Second annual online conference exploring intersectional LGBTQ2IA+ topics in mental health.

Join us for 2 days and 15 CE hours of thought provoking, nuanced, and unique perspectives centering LGBTQ2IA+ voices.



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NCR Chapter Events – 2021/2022

More info here!



2022 ONLINE ATLANTIC CANADA EXTERNSHIP in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Allan Counseling and Consulting



in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

January 21/22 & February 4/5, 2022, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (AST)

Optional homeroom January 29 10 a.m. – Noon (AST)

All online, live via Zoom

For more information

https://lumentherapyservices.com/training or email [email protected]

This model will touch your heart, expand  your practice  and boost your confidence with on-target  interventions.

This Externship will include presentations of theory, clinical techniques and skills, training exercises, video recordings, observation of live sessions, and discussion of specific cases and clinical issues.

An extensive manual will be provided. Recommended pre-reading includes: Attachment Theory in Practice: Emotionally Focused Therapy with Individuals, Couples and Families (2019) and The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection (2020) by Dr. Sue Johnson.


  • To see emotional disorders & relationship
  • distress from an attachment perspective
  • To help clients reprocess the emotional responses that maintain dysfunction & relationship distress
  • To shape key new interactions and events that build secure connection with others
  • To overcome therapeutic impasses and address existential dilemmas.

Meet Your ICEEFT-Certified Trainer: Dr. Robert Allan, PhD, LMFT, LPC

ICEEFT-Certified Trainer: Dr. Robert Allan, PhD, LMFT, LPC
Robert was born in Dalhousie, New Brunswick and lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia for 25 years. While in Halifax, he completed his Masters degree in Counselling at Acadia University and PhD at Dalhousie University before embarking on a full-time academic career in Denver, CO in 2014. He is an Assistant Professor in the couple and family track of the graduate MFT and counseling programs at the University of Colorado Denver. He maintains an active practice in Denver and is a leader in the Denver EFT Community. Robert has helped train and supervise therapists and students in Emotionally Focused Therapy across Canada, the US, and Europe.

Robert’s interest in EFT extends to his research work where he has explored cultural adaptations of EFT. He is currently the co-Principal Investigator and supervisor for the Denver site of the first clinical trial of Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT). Robert is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Colorado and an Approved Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Robert is a warm, knowledgeable, and engaged trainer with a passion for helping people learn EFT. Robert is the Co-editor and contributor of Creating Cultural Safety in Couple and Family Therapy: Supervision and Training.

What is EFT?

EFT is a well-known humanistic approach to psychotherapy formulated in the 1980’s and developed in tandem with the science of adult attachment, a profound developmental theory of personality and intimate relationships.  This science has expanded our understanding of individual dysfunction and health as well as the nature  of  love  relationships  and  family bonds.  Attachment views human beings as innately relational, social and wired for intimate bonding with others. The EFT model prioritizes emotion and emotional regulation as the core organizing agents in individual experience and key relationship interactions.

EFT is best known as a cutting edge, tested and proven couple intervention, but it is also used to address individual depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress (EFIT – Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy) and to repair family bonds (EFFT  –  Emotionally  Focused  Family Therapy).  This model operationalizes the principles of attachment science using non- pathologizing experiential and relational systems techniques to focus on and change core organizing factors in both the self and key relationships.

The Goals of EFT

Across 3 Modalities of Therapy

  • To order and re-organize key emotional responses – the music of the interactional dance – shaping emotional balance and personal agency.
  • To expand both the clients’ core sense of self and how they respond to others in the dance of attachment.
  • To  foster    emotional    balance    and coherence, a sense of competence and worth and the open, responsive engagement with self and others that foster the secure bonds that create resilience.

Attachment Theory in Practice Cover

Registration Information

(Registration managed by Cynthia Allan Events)

To register, complete the on-line registration form found  HERE.

PAYMENT DETAILS (All fees include HST (HST#: 786092544 RT0001))

  • $945 Super Early bird Fee (Paid in full before September 21, 2021)
  • $995 Early bird Fee (Paid in full before November 21, 2021)
  • $1095 Regular Fee
  • $695 Student Rate (2021/22 full-time students, proof required)

Refunds will be issued, minus an administrative fee of $195, for super early bird, early bird and regular registrations ($150 for students) for any withdrawal from the program prior to January 7, 2022.

No return on fees for cancellations after January 7, 2022.

Payments accepted by:

228 Chapman Mills Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

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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.


Presented by Dr. Monnica Williams, PHD, ABPP

Dr. Monnica Williams is a board-certified, licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the School of Psychologist at the University of Ottawa, Canada Research Chair in Mental Health Disparities, and Director of the Laboratory for Culture and Mental Health Disparities.

Past and recent research suggests that psychedelic drugs can be effective for many mental health conditions when utilized in conjunction with psychotherapy. For example, MDMA-assisted psychotherapy has been studied as a means of helping people overcome post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), believed to work by reducing fear of traumatic memories and increasing feelings of trust and compassion towards others, without inhibiting access to difficult emotions. However, research studies of psychedelic psychotherapies have largely excluded people of color, leaving important questions unaddressed for these populations. Dr. Williams will discuss the ethnic minority trauma experience, including racial trauma, and how psychedelic therapies may help or hinder healing for people of color. Also discussed are next steps in ensuring that access to culturally-informed care is prioritized as MDMA and other psychedelics move into late phase trials and expanded access, including the importance of culturally-informed approaches and training focused on therapy providers of color.


Presented by Amanda Neilson CYW, BSW, RSW

Amanda Neilson is a Harm Reduction Consultant and addiction counsellor currently working at Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services. In partnership with Rideauwood and Algonquin College, Amanda was the subject matter expert, developing and implementing a harm reduction framework for post-secondary institutions. Amanda also teaches part-time at Algonquin College in the Social Service Worker program. She is currently completing her Master of Social Work degree through the University of Victoria. Amanda is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers.  Amanda has more than 20 years’ experience working with youth, adults and their families within the addiction and mental health sector.  In addition to her work with individuals, groups and post-secondary institutions, Amanda is a passionate and sough-after community speaker, trainer and educator.

This engaging and informative workshop focuses on developing participants’ understanding of problematic substance use and addiction through a trauma informed lens.  By including the impact of trauma in the current biopsychosocial model, participants will be able to broaden their intervention strategies and utilize a compassionate framework. Drawing from the works of Dr. Gabor Mate, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, as well as my 20 years of experience within the addiction field, this workshop invites participants to share and grow their knowledge to more effectively support clients with substance use issues. A full day workshop would include exploring trauma informed interventions.


More Updates Coming Soon

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
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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]

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