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Disaster Response Network Launch – Lunch and Learn 1 CE Credit

June 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT


PAA Disaster Response Network (DRN) activates when an Alberta emergency is determined to be a disaster. Psychologists are invited to join this lunch and learn to get the most up-to-date information about PAA DRN protocols, logistics, and disaster trauma treatment basics.

“Psychologists help those in disaster circumstances to build their skills of resilience to move from feeling helpless to having a more long-term, realistic perspective. The process can include taking small steps toward concrete goals and connecting with others as they learn to cope with disaster’s logistical and emotional challenges”. (APA, April 2014)

Intended Audience

Psychologists and Provisionally Registered Psychologists.

Learning Objective

  • A clear understanding of the logistics and goals of the PAA Disaster Response Network
  • Identify typical psychological issues presented by individuals impacted by disasters.
  • Review therapeutic psychological interventions helpful in disasters and short-term telepsychology sessions
  • Learn about challenges and barriers to Albertans accessing care during disasters.
  • Determine basic required knowledge and skills for ethical DRN interventions
  • Identify ways to strengthen the PAA’s DRN program to support Albertans.


Dr. Judi Malone

Judi L Malone, PhD, R. Psych (AB/AUS) is the CEO of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta with extensive experience collaborating to strengthen the role and profile of psychology and access for Albertans. Dr Malone has a wealth of scientist-practitioner experience from clinical practice, academic roles, and in research. She has expertise in working with disadvantaged populations and both national and international perspectives from dual registration in Alberta and Australia. Her clinical expertise is in trauma, the neurobiology of addictions, and professional ethics in rural and small communities. She is an adjunct with Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta and Charles Sturt University.

Dr. Judy Moench 

Dr. Ester Cole


Dr. Ester Cole is a psychologist in private practice. She was a psychologist at the Toronto Board of Education for twenty years, sixteen of which were as a Senior, Team Coordinator of psychologists. Her work has focused extensively on the development of multicultural, clinical, and school psychology broad services. She was the Multicultural Team Coordinator for TBE for 5 years. She taught as an adjunct professor( graduate level) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/ UT for two decades, and for two years at York University. She was a multi-year consultant to the former NGO, The International Children’s Institute, which supported the adjustment of immigrant and refugee children in schools. Dr. Cole has written and co-authored numerous research and advocacy articles in recognised journals and professional publications; served on editorial boards, and has contributed to several manuals and co-edited international books. She is the recipient of several Awards of Merit.

Outline of the material covered

12:00 Land Acknowledgement & Panel Expertise Introductions
12:05 PAA DRN Logistics
12:10 Trauma Treatment basics, Safety, & Brief Protocols
12:20 DRN: Psychology Basics for Success
12:45 Q&A for all participants

Cancellation and Refunds

Cancellation and refunds may be applied for by email or phone call to the PAA Continuing Professional Development Officer. Cancellations received fourteen (14) days prior to the Continuing Professional Development activity will receive a full refund of the registration fee, less a $35.00 + GST processing fee. PAA reserves the right to cancel any activity, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided.

Continuing Education Credits

The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to offer Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. This lunch and learn is offered for one (1.0) hour of CE Credit. Full attendance at the event is required to receive Continuing Education Credits. Partial credit will not be awarded, and late arrivals or early departure will preclude awarding of Continuing Education Credits. PAA maintains responsibility for the program.

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June 19, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT
Event Category:


Alberta Canada