Continuing Professional Development


BC Association of Social Workers

Social Work Practice in Primary Care Networks – an online live webinar

630pm, Thursday, August 20, 2020
Members – $10 Non-members – $25

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Vancouver Basic Training in EMDR

The British Columbia School of Professional Psychology

The British Columbia School of Professional Psychology is offering Basic Training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Participants learn to use EMDR appropriately and effectively in a variety of applications. Such use is based on understanding the theoretical basis of EMDR, safety issues, integration with a treatment plan, and supervised practice.

The training will be provided by Marshall Wilensky, Ph.D., R.Psych., EMDRIA Approved Instructor. Dr. Wilensky specializes in the treatment of trauma. He has trained over 2000 clinicians and has 15,000+ hours of experience with EMDR.

Eligibility: Minimum of Masters level training in a mental health discipline and registration with a
professional organization with a code of ethics, or be a graduate student in a supervised
practicum or internship.

Format: Lecture, discussion, demonstration, video – 20 hours
Supervised practice during training weekends – 20 hours
Consultation (online or group meetings) 10 hours

Dates: Part One November 20 to 22, 2020
Part Two January 22 to 24, 2021

Times: 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Consultations: December 10, 2020, January 21, February 11, 2021
6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.

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10-Week Online Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Foundations Training

Centre For Mindfulness Canada in collaboration with the Mindfulness Center at Brown University.
This program is an interactive and professional training in mindfulness. It is part of the training pathway for becoming a recognized Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher.
Dates: October 13 to December 15th, 2020
Location: Online.
Early Bird Rate (by Sept. 15): $2,300 CAD (Regular rate after is $2,600 CAD)
Presenters: Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat and Florence Meleo-Meyer.
CE: This training has been approved by Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) for a total of 58.50 CE (CPD) credit hours.

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Cybercounselling Online Level 1 July 10 to October 1

THERAPYONLINE –

Online Course
For experienced clinicians who want to offer professional, ethical counselling to their clients. Therapy Online is the worlds leader in online counsellor training.

  • Certificates issued upon completion of the full course
  • Personal clinical feedback provided after each Module
  • Ongoing forum for practicing online skills
    • Fits into your schedule:

    • Three 4-week modules
    • Completely online
    • Course is conducted asynchronously

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    Online Counselling Fundamentals Online Training

    An introductory training course providing information about the delivery and ethical provision of eTherapy services.

    eTherapy Essentials Introductory Training course was developed to support counsellors interested in expanding their clinical skills into the online world. It was also created to bridge the gap in missing information about the best practices and ethical provision of online counselling services.

    The certificate program is comprised of ten modules covering topics such as: history of eTherapy, current online counselling guidelines, practical and professional ethics, personal and clinical skills required, online counselling methodologies, benefits and challenges, business considerations and more.

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Addiction Social Work Fellowship

BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)

The Addiction Social Work Fellowship, established in 2016, is a part of the BCCSUs Interdisciplinary Addiction Fellowship program and is the first Addiction Social Work Fellowship in North America. The current cohort of the Interdisciplinary Addiction Fellowship program includes 4 social workers, 4 nurses, 3 nurse practitioners, and 10 physicians, as well as 4 physicians in an additional research specific stream. The program strives for excellence in interdisciplinary clinical training, scholarship, research, and advocacy preparing Fellows to work clinically in the field of addictions and take leadership roles in academic and/or research settings.

This is a paid professional development opportunity beginning on July 2, 2020 and may be completed over six months (full-time July to December 2020 or January to June 2021) or one year (part-time until June 30, 2021). The fellowship encourages learning experiences in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, withdrawal management, recovery oriented systems of care, concurrent disorders, specific populations (e.g. women, youth, First Nations, HIV), innovative practice, harm reduction, and research. The program also encourages didactic learning experiences through a two-week academic block, journal clubs, study group, research and presentation skills development, leadership, clinical and research skills workshops, and lectures with interdisciplinary trainees (e.g., medicine, social work, allied health).

In order to be eligible for this training opportunity, fellows must hold a minimum of a Master of Social Work degree and be registered and in good standing with the British Columbia College of Social Work.
Our application process currently open and the deadline for application is December 2nd, 2019. More information and full application details are available on the BCCSU website here.


Ethical Non-Monogamy for Therapists

Therapeutic Diversity Training

Location: Online (self-directed with a live video component)

Presenters: Cherish Dorrington, RTC, MTC & Cora Bilsker, RSW

You may have been hearing terms like polyamory, swinging and relationship anarchy, in your office or in the media, leaving you with questions about how to best assist your clients in navigating these kinds of relationship dynamics. This course will give you increased confidence and understanding to support your clients through their relationship journeys, even as you familiarize yourself with this societal shift. All this, while exploring both cultural and personal bias, so that you are in awareness throughout the process.
Whether we believe in the concept of a counsellor being an expert or not, our clients see us as knowledgeable, and the way in which we demonstrate understanding of their experience can have a massive impact on their personal self concept.

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Online Grief Literacy Training

Being Here, Human

Location: Online

Our online workshops are designed specifically to increase grief literacy and decrease loss aversion. Join us live, via video conference, as we dismantle some of the most commonly held myths and misconceptions about grief and loss. These workshops are open to bereaved individuals, professionals, and any and all humans who are interested in engaging with loss.

Special Offer for BCASW Members! 20% discount for BCASW members. Login to the BCASW website as a member to obtain the discount code.

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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 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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