Non-PAA Workshops

Note to PAA Members

A continuing education reciprocity agreement between the PAA, the British Columbia Psychological Association (BCPA), the Psychological Society of Saskatchewn (PSS) and Idaho Psychological Association (IPA) has been entered into between our respective associations offering registration to the three associations' respective continuing education programs at the same fees that each of these associations would charge to their own members.


British Columbia Psychological Association (BCPA)

Workshops and other events offered by the BCPA. View...


Psychological Society of Saskatchewan (PSS)

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Idaho Psychological Association (IPA)

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The following is a list of other non-PAA training/workshop events that are listed in date order. Scroll down the list to view all the events that are listed (using the scroll bar immediately to the right of the list). 


March, 2018

March to November 2018


Refugee Awareness for Enhanced Service Delivery is a project by the Centre for Race and Culture to provide accurate and comprehensive information about refugees to host communities. This free educational workshop will support individuals and organizations in understanding the pre-migration experiences of refugees, offer practical tools for working with refugee families, and provide ideas for creating welcoming and inclusive environments that ensure sustainable and successful resettlement of refugees in Alberta. It is being offered in 2 formats – full day (6 hrs) and half day (3 hrs). Please feel free to contact Elli Dehnavi ( to book your session.


The key learning objectives of the workshop are to:

  • Learn about refugee pathways and the global and historical contexts to the most recent resettlement efforts
  • Describe barriers and opportunities when working with refugee individuals and families
  • Practice using reflective and analytical tools to build their inclusive and equitable practices for refugee individuals and families
  • Plan for modifications to policies or service-delivery practices to create more inclusive environments

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September, 2018
October, 2018

How does cannabis affect your brain and behaviour?

What are some of the risks of cannabis use?

Can consuming cannabis reduce anxiety?

How will legalized marijuana change use by adolescents, and how should we respond?

Is there a level of cannabis consumption that is without risk? 


Come get the answer to these and other questions at the upcoming research symposium on Cannabis, Endocannabinoids, and Mental Health. Have other questions? Ask our panel of experts in neuroscience, public heath, and mental health during our Q & A session


Registration is free, and all are welcome! Lunch will be provided. Register now by emailing to secure your spot at this exciting day. 


What: Research Symposium on Cannabis, Endocannabinoids, and Mental Health

When: October 9th, 2018 -- 9:00am - 4:30pm

Where: Lister Centre, University of Alberta — Maple Leaf Room

Cost: Free! To register, email 





9:00: Opening Remarks

9:15: "Cannabis, Endocannabinoids and Anxiety: Insight from Basic Science”
- Matt Hill (Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary)

9:45: “Role of Endocannabinoids in Plasticity Associated with Food Intake”
- Benjamin Lau (Borgland lab, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, U. of Calgary)

10:15: Refreshments and Networking

10:45: “Clinical Neuropsychological Effects of Cannabis”
- Scot Purdon (Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta)

11:15: “Potential Adverse Health Outcomes of Recreational Cannabis and
Relevant Genetic Vulnerability Factors”
- Katherine Aitchison (Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta)

11:45: Introduction to the Alberta Cannabis Research and Innovation Network

1:00 “Youth Cannabis Prevention and Education: Thoughts on a New Post-
Legalization Paradigm”
- Rebecca Haines-Saah (Dept. of Community Health, Univ. of Calgary)

1:30: “Cannabis Use Patterns and Lower Risk Consumption: Results from the
U of A Campus Experiences with Cannabis Survey”
- Cam Wild (School of Public Health, University of Alberta)

2:00: “Cannabis Legalization in Alberta: Insights from AHS
- Michelle Kilborn (Alberta Health Services)

2:30: Refreshments and Networking

3:00: Panel Discussion and Q & A Session

4:15: Closing Remarks

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October 18, 2018




Presented by: Aulneu Renewal Centre


Did you know that anxiety relates to attachment?  Insecure attachment and attachment disruption contribute to the development of anxiety.

The goal of this workshop is to give counselors, therapists, social service and mental health care providers an understanding of anxiety from an attachment perspective and to introduce effective interventions that incorporate attachment.  This information will be of interest to anyone working with children, adolescents, adults and families.  

Tools and resources will be discussed to prevent anxiety by establishing secure attachment.  Attachment based, and brain-based approaches will be discussed that can be implemented in a variety of settings from home to the therapists office. 


Location: Calgary, Alberta


For registration and additional information ... more

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November, 2018

November 12th -15th, 2018 

Increase Your Effectiveness with Couples Transform Your Practice

4 Day Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Calgary, Alberta



Presented by Certified Trainer
Veronica Kallos-Lilly, Ph.D.,R.Psych,


The 28 hour Externship includes
• Observation of live couples sessions ( if at all possible)
• Observations of EFT taped sessions from Veronica
• Presentations of theory and clinical techniques
• Skill training exercises
• Discussion of specific cases and clinical issues.

Learn more at

Reserve your Spot today!!

$1195.00( before October 8th, 2018)
$1295.00 (after October 8th , 2018)

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WHEN: 28 - 30 November

LOCATION: Power Psychology 2220 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood park

TIME: 9:30-4:30

Don McGillivray and Rob Billard invite you aboard the ship called "Curiosity" to take a 3 day (Nov.28,29,30) voyage of discovery and adventure as we join with you to unpack NARRATIVE IDEAS and PRACTICES.
The ITINERARY for this voyage, INFORMATION about Don and Rob, and REGISTRATION for this event can be found at:

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January, 2019