Continuing Professional Development

Heart-Mind 2018: Take Care of Yourself – The Science and Practice of Well- Being

Presented by the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education
Langley, BC
February 23-24, 2018

Early bird tickets can be purchased until December 15, 2017. Group rates are also available. A copy of Daniel Siegel’s new book, The Yes Brain: How to cultivate courage, curiosity, and resilience in your child is included with registration.

This conference explores how self-acceptance, being kind to ourselves, and connection improve our well-being, and make it possible for us to be more present and caring for the children and adults in our lives. The conference brings together leading minds that share the latest science and practice of well-being in the context of education, parenting, mental health and more.

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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.

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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

University of British Columbia Faculty of Education

Online Course – Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education
Starts January 30, 2018

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.

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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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