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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 Geneviève at glabbe@ccpa-accp.ca 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 Geneviève à glabbe@ccpa-accp.ca pour ajouter votre événement à cette page.

Jack Hirose & Associates - Spring 2020 Workshops

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Being Here, Human's Online Grief Literacy Workshops - Spring 2020

Level 1 April 8th – 7-9 pm EST
Level 2 April 22nd – 7-9 pm EST

Level 1 May 6th – 7-9 pm EST
Level 2 May 20th – 7-9 pm EST

Level 1 June 3rd – 7-9 pm EST
Level 2 June 17th – 7-9 pm EST

Each of our two-hour workshops qualifies for the equivalent hours in CEC with the CCPA. Participants receive a certificate of completion that may be submitted for CEC credits.

For more information, refer to the poster or the website.

Online Workshop: Working with First Responders and Military Members/Veterans with PTSD and Moral Injury - June 6-13

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Presented by Dr. Manuela Joannou, M.D. CCFP (EM) FCFP

Modules 1-3: June 6, 2020 – 10:00am EDT to 1:00pm EDT

Modules 4-6: June 13, 2020 – 10:00am EDT to 1:00pm EDT

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  • $50 + HST

Workshop Objectives

  1. To give clinicians more tools and training to feel comfortable working with first responders who have operational stress injuries
  2. To allow clinicians to apply the tools and concepts they will learn to their own professional and personal lives to help combat compassion fatigue and burnout

Workshop Modules

June 6, 2020

  1. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), moral injury, sanctuary trauma, and how are they related; types of traumatic exposures that lead to PTSD; factors that make incidents likely to lead to PTSD
  2. How personality traits and disorders, depression, anxiety, and dissociation relate to PTSD; the confounding influence of traumatic brain injury; PTSD, the family and relationship issues
  3. PTSD, Moral Injury and Suicide

June 13, 2020

  1. Early interventions that can be helpful to prevent PTSD from developing after traumatic incidents: defusing, debriefing; approaches to treating PTSD and moral injury
  2. Building resilience to PTSD and moral injury; new entity: Resilience Life Coach
  3. Addressing compassion fatigue and burnout in physicians and mental health professionals; recognizing personal challenges; developing personal resilience philosophies and self-care

Dr. Manuela Joannou, M.D. CCFP (EM) FCFP

Dr. Joannou has been a Family Physician and Emergency Physician for 28 years. She has always had an interest in psychiatry and psychotherapy. She has worked in Emergency Departments in large teaching hospitals as well as in rural and remote hospitals. She has been leading conferences and discussion groups for the last 15 years.

Dr. Joannou developed an interest in PTSD and other Operational Stress Injuries in First Responders and Military members in 2014 after a colleague died by suicide. She is the Founder and Medical Director of Project Trauma Support, which is now a Canadian Charitable organization. She is on the Peer and Trauma Support Systems Team of the Mood Disorders Society of Canada.

Dr. Joannou was awarded the Fellowship (FCFP) Special Designation of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for her work in 2019.

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Live Webinar: Case Conceptualization Using EMDR Phase One: How to Complete an Effective Assessment for The Purpose of Developing Target Sequence Plans, Including Symptom Informed Plans to Treat PTSD For First Responders and Military - June 17

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**Registration link here.

Webinar description : For the purpose of case conceptualization using EMDR, phase one is an important phase of EMDR. Without a thorough and complete assessment, target sequence planning can be confusing and even overwhelming. This presentation will explore how an assessment can be used to organize targets using the three prongs of past, present, and future while paying special attention to the client’s goals. In this presentation both chronological and symptom informed target sequence plans will be explored. This will include how symptom informed target sequence plans can be

Date: June 17th, 2020

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm PST Vancouver Canada: EST 4:00pm.


Online Gottman Therapist Training - June 22-23 and June 24-26

Online Gottman Therapist Training

Level I: June 22-23, 2020

Level II: June 24-26, 2020

  • Gain skill in assessment, intervention, and relapse prevention. Increase your ability to help couples manage conflict and strengthen their relationship.
  • Unique one-time online learning opportunity.
  • Receive immediate access to an online manual and videos. Learn at your own pace!
  • Live training from two Gottman Master Trainers with a combined 70 years of clinical experience.
  • 30% more time for consultation than the live teaching format.
  • The lowest prices ever, with the online manual valued at $250-375.

Email: PositiveRelationship2@gmail.com              

Phone: 1-800-848-5632                     

Pricing: Level 1 ($329.00) Level 2 ($499.00) Combined ($759.00)

Visit: www.Gottman.com



Working with Intolerance of uncertainty - July 12

Are you feeling stuck with helping your clients let go of their anxiety ? Are they insightful yet repeat the same unhelpful behaviours ?

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3 hours online training. Limit to 4 participants per training.

When: Sunday July 12 (9am to noon)

Cost: 150$ per person.

Canine Assisted Interventions Introductory Workshop - July 25-26, 2020

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Animal Assisted Interventions Introductory Workshop - June 27

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9-Day Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Foundations Training in Nanaimo, BC - September 3-12

Title:  9-Day Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Foundations Training
Date:  September 3 to 12, 2020
Hosted by:  Centre for Mindfulness Canada in collaboration with the Mindfulness Center at Brown University
Location: Nanaimo, BC

Early Bird Rate ends May 31, 2020

Website/To register: https://www.drkasimalmashat.com/9-day-mbsr-foundations.html
Presenters: Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat and Florence Meleo-Meyer
CE: Continuing Education Credits available.

The Deepest Kindness: ACT and the Therapeutic Relationship with Kelly Wilson, PhD - September 4-5

THE DEEPEST KINDNESS: ACT AND THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Workshop with Kelly Wilson, PhD

September 4-5, 2020

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
Phone: 613 656 3331
Email: info@ottawariverpsychology.com
Link: http://ottawariverpsychology.com

Dignity Therapy Training Workshop in Winnipeg, MB - September 14-16

Registration is now open for the next Dignity Therapy Training Workshop that will be held on September 14-16, 2020 in Winnipeg, Canada. This intensive two-and-a-half-day workshop is a blend of expert lectures, lively panel discussions, and plenty of small group sessions for participants to practice Dignity Therapy and edit a transcript of a therapy session, all under the guidance of workshop leader Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov and a team of experienced therapists. The workshop also provides a rare opportunity to observe Dr. Chochinov conducting a live Dignity Therapy session.

This workshop will be of interest to:

  • Clinicians who work with palliative care or geriatric patients and who are in a key position to use Dignity Therapy
  • Researchers who wish to include Dignity Therapy in the development of new research projects
  • Health care administrators/nursing home administrators responsible for creating and operationalizing an approach to care that supports and affirms patient dignity and personhood

For complete details and to register, visit the workshop’s Eventbrite page. For immediate inquiries, contact: workshop@dignityincare.ca

Four Day Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) in Halifax, NS - September 25-28

Four Day Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
September 25-28, 2020
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Lead by Robert Allan, PhD, LMFT, LPC
More info at https://drrobertallan.com/new-events

EFT is an evidence-based, experiential approach to couple therapy with proven interventions and a clearly demonstrated process of change.

Objectives of the Externship

  • Participants will obtain a clear understanding of the basic experiential and systemic concepts of an “Emotionally Focused” approach to couples therapy.
  • Participants will be able to conceptualize couple distress and relationship repair based on theories of attachment and emotion.
  • Participants will develop skills in helping partners reprocess the emotional responses that maintain relational distress.
  • Participants will develop skills in helping partners shape new interaction patterns and bonding events.
  • Participants will develop skills to overcome therapeutic impasses with couples.

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EMDR Child Specialist Intensive Programs with Ana Gomez - October 5-9

Sherwood Park, AB, March 5-9, 2020

To learn more about the 38 hours, plus 8 online, Intensive Program in Sherwood Park, please visit: www.anagomez.org/emdr-child-specialist-intensive-program-edmonton-canada. Scroll to the bottom of the page to access the “Register Now” link

Toronto, ON, Oct 5-9, 2020

To learn more and to register for the 38 hours, plus 8 online, Intensive in Toronto, ON, please visit: www.anagomez.org/emdr-child-specialist-intensive-program-toronto-canada. Scroll to the bottom of the page to access the “Register Now” link

OR contact Jim Mason at anag@anagomez.org to register. Payment plans are available.

Please visit www.anagomez.org/shedule to view upcoming AGATE Institute trainings

Canadian-Based EMDR Basic Trainings with Niagara Stress & Trauma Clinic's EMDRIA Approved Trainings in Halifax, NS - Part 1: October 21-24; Part 2: October 26-28

Canadian-Based EMDR Basic Trainings with Niagara Stress & Trauma Clinic’s EMDRIA Approved Trainings

Dr. Philippe Gauvreau, C.Psych.,
EMDRIA Approved Consultant & Training Provider

Halifax, N.S.  Intensive/All comprehensive one-week program
Part One: 21 – 24 October 2020 & Part Two: 26 – 28 October 2020

Courses are offered in other cities as well.
Visit our website or contacts us for more information

Fierce Self Compassion: A One-Day Workshop with Kristin Neff, PhD - November 7

FIERCE SELF COMPASSION: A One-Day Workshop with Kristin Neff, PhD

November 7, 2020

Gatineau Golf Club, Quebec
Phone: 613 656 3331
Email: info@ottawariverpsychology.com
Link: http://ottawariverpsychology.com

Embedding Sleep: A Targeted and Pragmatic Program for Hypnotherapists to help their Clients Sleep

Hypnosis is often used to treat sleep problems, but most published scripts are targeted towards simple insomnia – difficulty falling asleep in the absence of significant sleep or co-morbid mental health challenges. Most of our clients are much more complex, but few doctors or therapists have more than superficial knowledge of sleep and little or no training in the treatment of sleep disorders.

Embedding Sleep is a 7 week, online course that offers an introduction to sleep disorders (both primary and secondary to other mental health challenges), research about the effectiveness of hypnotic strategies for treatment, tools for evaluating sleep, and scripts to address specific sleep problems. In addition, you will learn practical, psychoeducational, and hypnotic strategies to treat complex sleep problems.

Cost: $397 + applicable tax

For more information, please visit https://embeddingsleep.cambiumed.ca/

Contact: Linda Tilley at e-sleep@cambiumed.ca

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:  info@ctrinstitute.com
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

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: education@firstresponderhealth.ca

View Our Courses Now!

Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Resolution Training in Kelowna, BC

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.

connectcounselling@shaw.ca for information call 250-860-3181 between 8:30 am-4: 30 pm PST.

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

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