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)

Continuing Education activities from the PSS. View...


Idaho Psychological Association (IPA)

Continuing Education Activities from the IPA. View...


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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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May, 2018


May 25 - 26, 2018

Banff, AB


Advanced & Intermediate Clinical Hypnosis Training offered by the Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnsis-Alberta Society.


Featuring:  Stephen Lankton, MSW, and Ajay Pandhi, MSW.


Stephen will facilitate two days on Advanced Techniques in Ericksonian Hypnosis. Ajay will facilitate one day on Hypnotic Techniques with Persons Surviving with Dementia.

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May 30, 2018


Valuing Recovery Oriented Practice: From Beliefts to Practice

Recovery oriented practice is an approach to providing care and support to people with addictions and/or mental illness to better navigate their jouney to recovery.


This event is Free!  For more information to register


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June, 2018

June Thu, Jun 14, 2018 8:00 AM - Sun, Jun 17, 2018 5:30 PM

Calgary Training

Advanced EMDR Training with Craig Penner

Natural Processing- Level 1

Tracking Resiliency • Pacing the Work • Deepening Processing


In this intensive 4-day course, therapists will learn assessing and intervening from a somatic perspective while using EMDR, to enhance the therapy process. Heightened awareness of the functioning of the body and nervous system aid the therapist in pacing the work well. This approach taps into our natural inclination towards completion, integrating well with the EMDR AIP model. Therapists can increase their skills in tracking and developing resiliency, crucial for the many moments in therapy when our clients struggle to stay regulated.

Prerequisite: EMDR Basic Training

24 CE Credit Hours approved by EMDRIA

28 CE Credit Hours approved through for LCSW\'s, LMFT\'s, LCPC\'s and LMHC\'s. Click below for details:


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Consciousness Based Approach in Psychotherapy - Edmonton

2-day workshop


Date: 29th & 30th June 2018 (9.00 am to 4.00 pm)

Facilitated by Isaac Cherian

Location - City University of Seattle, 10010 106 St NW, 

Edmonton, AB T5J 1G


Consciousness Based Approach (CBA) - proposed by Isaac Cherian (Cherian & Ahammed, 2011) is a therapeutic approach that emphasizes the importance of understanding Self and Consciousness in psychotherapy. The approach synthesizes various traditions of self, mindfulness, personal growth and self-awareness.The approach is inspired by various conceptualizations of Self, in terms of self as ‘known’ and ‘knower’ by William James (1890), consciousness of George Mathew (1995) Dialogical Self of Hubert Hermans (1990) and other Eastern insights. Theoretically, the approach can be considered as a critical reflection on the narrow and limited conceptualization of self and consciousness in the main stream therapeutic modalities. The approach emphasizes the importance of change at the Self and agentic level of functioning along with focusing on body, cognitive, emotional and behavioural aspects. 


The Certificate of Completion on Consciousness Based Approach workshop will provide:

  • Theoretical understanding of CBA,
  • Opportunity for experiential self-reflections,
  • Demonstration of CBA in the healing process and
  • Paired and group practice sessions on the CBA methods.

Advantages of CA are: 

  • It is an experiential approach that emphasizes the potentiality of awareness and human consciousness.
  • Provides a broader framework to understand human Psyche and explains the various experiential phenomena and helps to use the various modalities (CBT, Body Centred, Emotions focused, etc) in psychotherapy to the advantage of the client.
  • Provides the possibility of addressing Gender and Sexual identity within the domain of Self. 
  • Integrating into therapeutic practice, current research findings on the benefits of Mindfulness



$ 225.00 professional/ $ 125.00 student rate (+ 5% Goods and Services Tax). 


Registration & Detailed Information

Contact  – or 780 720 3188

​Click the link below - ​


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July, 2018
September, 2018


Sandra J. Winnick & Associates
Personality Dimensions® Facilitator Certification Workshop (Level 1)


September 12, 13 & 14, 2018. 0830 - 1630


Fantasyland Hotel – Conference Room 12
West Edmonton Mall
8882 170 St NW,
Edmonton, AB
T5T 4J2


Personality Dimensions® is an interactive tool, based on leading-edge research into human motivation and behaviour, and helps to explain what motivates behaviour in people with different personalities or temperaments. This 3 day workshop qualifies participants to deliver Personality Dimensions® in a variety of applications (teambuilding, leadership development, team dynamics, communication, conflict, careers, retirement transition, executive coaching etc) Qualified Facilitators may: purchase training and related materials from Career/LifeSkills Resources or an authorized Personality Dimensions® distributor; promote themselves as Qualified Facilitators (level I); organize and conduct Introductory and Applications sessions; charge for their services and provide statistical data on participants to assist in updating statistical profiles.
N.B. Eligible for funding from Canada Job Grant Program


To register contact sandraloy@shaw.caTel. 780-951-2959 or download registration form at

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