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Professional Development OPPORTUNITIES

The BCSCA provides this professional development list as a service to members. The placement of a non-BCSCA event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCSCA does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.

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New Opportunities


June 2019


Jack Hirose - Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy - Richard W. Sears, Psy.D., Ph.D.

Thursday, June 6 - Friday, June 7, Richmond, BC

Much has been written about mindfulness in recent decades, but clinicians are often left without concrete, practical skills to teach clients in acute distress. Applying the methods of an evidence-based intervention such as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), requires in-depth knowledge and personal experience. MBCT is an 8-session program first developed by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, and John Teasdale, and has been shown to cut relapse rates for depression in half. It has been shown to be helpful for such issues as stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and PTSD, and is also beneficial for clinicians themselves. Join mindfulness expert Dr. Richard Sears, author of Building Competence in MBCT, as he personally guides you through all of the techniques and principles of MBCT through lecture, discussion, and experiential exercises. This in-depth experiential workshop will foster skills and concepts that you can immediately apply in all of your clinical work.  For more information: http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/richmond-mindfulness-based-cognitive-therapy/


May 2019


Jack Hirose - Compassion Fatigue and Burnout - Eric Gentry, Ph.D.

Wednesday, May 29

In this workshop, you will learn powerful tools (the anti-bodies) that are critical for professional resiliency and integrate them into your practice immediately. Additionally, you will leave with techniques to teach and help your clients improve their lives. This workshop integrates the latest research and practice wisdom to help you reclaim the satisfaction, hope, and inspiration of professional caregiving.  For more information: http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/richmond-compassion-fatigue-burnout/


Jack Hirose - 2 Day Intensive: The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques - Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.

Thursday, May 23 - Friday, May 24, Richmond, BC

In The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques, Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D presents the most useful psychotherapeutic approaches to generalized anxiety, panic and social anxiety. Via discussion, practice in the seminar, and concise client examples in all age groups, you will learn methods to manage anxiety that work in every clinical population. Even experienced clinicians will come away with tools to help clients resolve their anxiety symptoms.  For more information: http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/richmond-10-best-ever-anxiety-management-techniques/


Rhythm2Recovery - Evidence Based Practice Using a Trauma Informed Approach

Using Rhythmic Music for Social & Emotional Development

May 12 - May 13 (Victoria, BC)

A two day course that provides attendees with the practical tools and skills to introduce music into their practice in order to address the social and emotional challenges faced by their clients or students.  No previous music skills are required.  Participants will have access to over 120 practical rhythm games and exercises plus exclusive training videos.  Suitable for both counselling and education settings and can be adapted for individual, family and larger group work.

For further information: https://rhythm2recovery.com/event/victoria-bc/


April 2019

Jack Hirose - 2 Day Intensive: Working with Oppositional, Defiant, & Anger Issues with Children and Adolescents - Jay Berk, Ph.D.

Wednesday, April 24 - Thursday, April 25 (Richmond)

Friday, April 26 (Victoria)

Participants will examine the intersection of ODD with a variety of issues such as trauma, ADD, learning disabilities, bipolar disorder, and depression and discuss how these affect and alter treatment decisions. Participants will leave this workshop with a much improved diagnostic and treatment approach to ODD and other behavioural disorders.

Benefits to Attending

  • Beyond behaviour charts – Truly intervene with difficult behaviours
  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder & important DSM-5 updates
  • The #1 reason families inadvertently fuel defiant behaviours
  • How educators and clinicians may be fuelling exactly what they are trying to stop
  • Why child/adolescent “terrorist behaviours” work
  • Technology and behaviours… video games, electronic bullying, learning styles
  • Case studies & experiences


March 2019

Trauma-Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress in Victoria
Mar 12 to Mar 13, Victoria, BC
This workshop reviews key principles and strategies for working with trauma that apply to a diverse range of experiences and which can be applied to all ages.
Some of the Topics Reviewed
" The Impact of Trauma on the Body and the Brain
" The Role of Memory in Trauma and Healing
" Strategies for Moving into Regulated States
" Tools for Emotion Regulation
" Helping Someone Who is Dissociating
For more information, please visit our website: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/trauma-victoria3-12/
Email: info@ctrinstitute.com
Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205

Trauma-Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress in Vancouver
Mar 11 to Mar 12, Vancouver, BC
This workshop reviews key principles and strategies for working with trauma that apply to a diverse range of experiences and which can be applied to all ages.
Some of the Topics Reviewed
" The Impact of Trauma on the Body and the Brain
" The Role of Memory in Trauma and Healing
" Strategies for Moving into Regulated States
" Tools for Emotion Regulation
" Helping Someone Who is Dissociating
For more information, please visit our website: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/trauma-vancouver3-11/
Email: info@ctrinstitute.com
Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205

Play Therapy-Tools for Helping Children and Youth in Vancouver
Mar 06 to Mar 07, Vancouver, BC
This interactive workshop focuses on how to use play therapy strategies to help children and youth positively cope and work through stressful life experiences.
Some of the Topics Reviewed
" Play-based Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy Strategies
" Somatic Approaches and Body-based Exercises
" Skills for using a Sand Tray and Puppetry
" Art-Based Therapy
" Creative Interventions for Emotional Awareness and Self-Reflection
For more information, please visit our website: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/play-therapy-vancouver3-6/
Email: info@ctrinstitute.com
Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205

February 2019

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-Tools for Thinking Differently in Kelowna
Feb 25, Kelowna, BC
This workshop provides a strong foundational knowledge of the principles and strategies involved in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Some of the Topics Reviewed
" How to Structure the Counselling Process
" Skills for Restructuring Cognitive Distortions
" Strategies and Tools for Thinking Differently
" Strategies and Tools for Behaving Differently
" The Role of Homework in CBT
For more information, please visit our website: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-kelowna2-25/
Email: info@ctrinstitute.com
Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-Tools for Thinking Differently in Victoria
Feb 22, Victoria, BC
This workshop provides a strong foundational knowledge of the principles and strategies involved in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). 
Some of the Topics Reviewed
" How to Structure the Counselling Process
" Skills for Restructuring Cognitive Distortions
" Strategies and Tools for Thinking Differently
" Strategies and Tools for Behaving Differently 
" The Role of Homework in CBT
For more information, please visit our website: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-victoria2-22/
Email: info@ctrinstitute.com
Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-Tools for Thinking Differently in Vancouver
Feb 19, Vancouver, BC
This workshop provides a strong foundational knowledge of the principles and strategies involved in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). 
Some of the Topics Reviewed
" How to Structure the Counselling Process
" Skills for Restructuring Cognitive Distortions
" Strategies and Tools for Thinking Differently
" Strategies and Tools for Behaving Differently 
" The Role of Homework in CBT
For more information, please visit our website: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-vancouver2-19/
Email: info@ctrinstitute.com
Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205