Continuing Professional Development

Trauma and the Body: An Introduction to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: BCASW/CASW presentation

Recording of the webinar is available if you missed it or if you want to hear it again.
FREE to BCASW members

MORE Webinars from the CASW – Free for BCASW members

A SACRED STORY: Gladue Reports
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 RECORDING available on demand
Unsettling Ourselves: Settler Engagement with Truth and Reconciliation
Monday, March 26, 2018 RECORDING available on demand
Before Cannabis Becomes Legal: Social Work Practice Within a Changing Drug Culture
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 12:00 RECORDING available on demand
How social workers can prevent compassion fatigue
Thursday, April 05, 2018at 7:00 pm RECORDING available on demand

MAID: Psychosocial Considerations for Clients and Family – Presentation and Dialogue

Presented by the BCASW Seniors Community of Practice and the Vancouver Sea-to-Sky Branch

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Raven Song Community Health Centre, 2450 Ontario St, Vancouver

Tammy Dyson, MSW, RCSW – Leader, Medical Assistance in Dying Program, Fraser Health &
Amy Schuster, MSW, RSW – Family and Social Support Consultant, Home Hospice Palliative Care Team, Vancouver Coastal Health

This session by social workers for social workers will provide an overview of MAID and the psychosocial considerations for those who are requesting it and their loved ones. Expressions of requesting a hastened death within the context of a serious and advancing illness will be explored along with the impacts on everyone involved.

RSVP required to tracylynleroux [at] by Wednesday April 18, 2018
A modest donation to cover refreshment costs is appreciated.

Linking Animals, Social Justice and Social Work

Research project is looking for participants for focus groups and for individual interviews. The focus group meeting will last approximately two hours. No experience with animals is required. Some of the focus group participants will be contacted to set up a follow-up one hour individual interview.
Participants will receive an honorarium. More information

Courses from Jack Hirose & Associates Inc


Building Resilience and Enhancing Treatment Outcomes: Keys to Well-Being Even During Very Difficult Times
Presented by John Preston, Psy.D., ABPP
Now Available ON DEMAND | Online

Managing Anxiety at School and Home: An Active Approach to Interrupt the Worry Cycle
Presented by Lynn Lyons, MSW
Now Available ON DEMAND | Online

Canadian Child Abuse Association

Advanced Practice in Forensic Interviewing of Children

A series of online training for the community professional

The Community Gatekeeper Project (BC Division, Canadian Mental Health Association, funding from the Ministry of Health)

Suicide Prevention Training for 20,000 British Columbians by December 2018 has begun with the planning and delivery of safeTALK and ASIST Workshops in communities throughout the province to support them in becoming suicide safer. Learn how to provide life-assisting first aid while connecting with others wishing to strengthen the safety net in your community. CMHA has five Project Coordinators, one in each provincial health region, as well as a cadre of skilled facilitators, who along with trainers from BC Crisis Centres and the First Nations Health Authority are offering local and focused suicide prevention training.

Learn more

Training seminars from Small Business BC

Small Business BC is holding seminars on topics that may be of interest to independent business owners/private practice operators (many courses are affordable, available as online webinars and some are free). Subjects include: taxes, info for startups and marketing your business.

Login as a BCASW member and go to the members’ continuing professional development page to receive a 15% discount.

Training for volunteer facilitators by Parent Support Services of BC

PSS is offering intensive training programs and professional development. For more information, contact 1-877-345-9777 (toll-free) or

Next training event on August 11 to 13th, 2017

The BC Council for Families has training and workshops for both parents and professionals to gain knowledge, build skills and make connections. From Nobody’s Perfect Parenting facilitator training to the annual conference for professionals working with young parents to workshops for service providers working with LGTBQ families, there are a number of events scheduled for the fall. For more information, please visit their website.

Nidus holds free webinars each month on specific aspects of personal planning. More info at

More Educational Opportunities for Members on Ethics and access to podcasts can be found in the Members area under Continuing Professional Development.

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