Continuing Professional Development

An Introduction to Healing Attachment Trauma & Freeing the Sexual Instinct from Superego Inhibition
With Dr. Robert J. Neborsky, MD

February 23 – 24, 2018

Spend two days with Dr. Robert J. Neborsky, MD, and experience a dynamic Psychotherapy more powerful than any of the experiential psychotherapies to date. Attachment Based /Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (AB/IS-TDP) is an emotion-focused, experiential psychodynamic treatment model with a growing evidence base. Previous studies have indicated that AB/IS-TDP can be more effective in complex psychiatric conditions, such as personality disorders, treatment resistant depression, and medically unexplained symptoms. Dr. Neborsky will demonstrate with real patient video how in-session emotional activation increases a more expedient and successful change in highly resistant patients.

For more information and to register

Courses from Jack Hirose & Associates Inc

The Neuropsychology of Reading & Written Language Disorders
Presented by Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Victoria, BC

Exceptional Healing Techniques in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Conditions: From Surviving to Thriving
Presented by Maggie Phillips, Ph.D.
Thursday, November 30 Friday, December 1, 2017 | Vancouver, BC


The British Columbia School-Focused Mental Health Conference
Monday, November 20 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Langley, BC

Healing & Treating Trauma, Addictions, and Related Disorders
Monday, November 27 Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | Calgary, AB


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

Failure to Launch: Counselling Strategies to Support, Motivate and Transition Adolescents and Young Adults
Presented by Randy Paterson, Ph.D.
October 3 17, 2017 | Online

The Neuropsychology of Learning Disabilities: Developing Evidenced-Based Reading, Writing, and Math Interventions
Presented by Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed.
October 19 November 24, 2017 | Online

British Columbia School of Professional Psychology

EMDR Basic Training Course in Vancouver
Peretz Centre, 6184 Ash Street, Vancouver
October 13 – 15, 2017 (session one)
December 8 – 10, 2017 (session two)
Consultation times: November 6, December 7, 2017, January 8, 2018, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Participants will learn to use EMDR appropriately and effectively in a variety of applications. In addition to the Instructional and Supervised Practica portions during the training weekends, there will also be a Consultation component to the training.

Qualified applicants will have a minimum of Masters level training in a mental health discipline and must belong to a professional organization with a code of ethics, or be a Graduate student in practicum/internship with appropriate supervision.

More information


Court Preparation Training Series ONLINE

Canadian Child Abuse Association

A series of online training for the community professional

Module 1 starts November 24, 2017

Free Leadership Training for Anti-poverty Advocacy
Community Action Network/BC Poverty Reduction Coalition

Information Session on Saturday, September 16th, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Carnegie Community Centre, 401 Main Street, Vancouver

More information and RSVP

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.

Introducing the online Transformational Writing for Wellness Salon with Lynda Monk, MSW, RSW, CPCC

Are you looking for a creative and effective way to nourish your self-care as a social worker, as a helping professional?

Join this innovative online 6 week group coaching program and discover how to use expressive writing and journaling for self-care, enhanced well-being and health in mind, body, heart and spirit.

Learn more and register for this program

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.

Towards a New Relationship: Toolkit for Reconciliation/Decolonization of Social Work Practice at the Individual, Workplace, and Community Level

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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