Continuing Professional Development

Play Therapy Workshop

British Columbia Play Thearapy Association (BCPTA)

The Neurobiology of Healing through Play Therapy and AGM

Presenter: Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT
Date: May 24-25, 2019
Location: UBC Robson Square

Would you like to enrich your capacity to collaborate with the brains natural healing processes? Our process in these two days will be to engage in whole-brained learning, expanding our knowledge about how these neurobiological processes unfold, while we are also engaging in experiences to help us embody our learning and deepen our capacity for presence.

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Vancouver Basic Training in EMDR

British Columbia School of Professional Psychology

Part One September 6 8, 2019
Part Two November 15 17, 2019

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.

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Cybercounselling Online Level 1

Therapy Online

April 5- June 27, 2019

Certificates issued upon completion of the full course, personal clinical feedback provided after each Module, ongoing forum for practicing online skills
Three 4-week modules with 2 weeks off (14 weeks total)
Completely online
Course is conducted asynchronously
Complete each weeks work at your own pace

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Professional Ethics

Corporate Trainers

Various locations and dates

This one-day workshop is aimed for working professionals: Topics covered are: Moral Reasoning, Privacy & Confidentiality, Responsibility as a Professional, & Understanding our Unconscious Bias.

Drew Fockler, M.Ed, EdD (candidate) is the Founder of Corporate Trainers. Drew has over 12 years of experience working within the private and public sector and conducting regular in-house training workshops on ethics with a passion about understanding our unconscious bias.

BCASW members may attend at the rate of $250.00 for any full day workshop by including the promo code BCASW plus membership number. Workshops may be held in Prince George, Prince Albert, and Kootenay areas upon request.

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Volunteer Opportunity

Registered clinical social workers (RCSWs) needed for part time, pro bono work. Since 2016 the Vancouver Island Counselling Centre for Immigrants and Refugees has provided mental health services to promote the well-being of refugees and immigrants, assist them on their healing journey, and promote integration into our multicultural communities. VICCIR is the only provider of psychological assistance to immigrants and refugees on Vancouver Island who suffer from the effects of trauma to the extent that daily living is compromised. Interpreters available when the client does not speak English. All VICCIR counsellors, interpreters, and supervisors offer their skills and expertise pro bono. Regular individual and group supervision is provided as well as additional training in intercultural trauma treatment. Volunteer RCSWs must have their own liability insurance. Most clients are seen at the VICCIR centre in Victoria.

For more information, please contact Adrienne Carter, VICCIR Director of Services


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


Canadian Child Abuse Association

Advanced Practice in Forensic Interviewing of Children

A series of online training for the community professional


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 office@parentsupportbc.ca


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. For more information, please visit their website.


Nidus holds free webinars each month on specific aspects of personal planning. More info at http://bit.ly/Nidus_Presentations


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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