Continuing Professional Development

BCASW Webinar

Making a Difference in the Lives of People with Dementia

Thursday, November 19, 6:30 8:00 PM

Presented by Elizabeth Dow, BSW, MSW, PhD, RSW, Loreen Keefe, MSW, RSW, Alison Leaney, BSW, MSW, RSW, Tracy Leroux, BSW, RSW, Alison van Schie, BSW, RSW, and Karen Lok Yi Wong, BSW, RSW

This online workshop identifies practice-based and systemic issues and explores creative examples that can make a difference in the lives of people with dementia, their families, and communities. Social workers are ideally positioned to take a leadership role in advocacy and working innovatively with people with dementia. We will consider perspectives from the community, home, and long-term care home settings. Join us as we follow a case study providing the framework for this session.


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: This is a paid professional development opportunity beginning in Jul 2021 and may be completed over six months (full-time July to December 2021 or January to June 2022) or one year (part-time until June 30, 2022). 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.
The application process is currently open and the deadline for application is December 1st, 2020.

More information and full application details here.

BC Psychological Association

Personality Dynamics in Psychotherapy: A Roadmap for Lasting Change – WEBCAST November 13th
With renowned American psychologist Dr. Jonathan Shedler

This workshop discusses personality styles and integrating on clinical wisdom with contemporary empirical findings

More information and Registration here

Workshops and Online Learning

Jack Hirose and Associates

BCASW members receive a 20% discount on workshops and online learning offered by Jack Hirose and Associates. Login to the BCASW website as a member then go to the CPD page or email the office BCASW for the coupon code.

View the courses here

Virtual Healing & Treating Trauma, Addictions, & Mental Health Disorders,
Psychotherapy Conference
, November 30-Dec 3, 2020

View the brochure here

The Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI)

ONLINE TRAINING Access from Anywhere! –

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations – November 17 or December 1

Anxiety – Practical Intervention Strategies – November 16

Depression – Practical Intervention Strategies – November 17

Autism – Strategies for Self-Regulation, Learning, and Challenging Behaviours – November 18-19

Gender and Sexual Diversity in Youth – November 23-24

Motivational Interviewing – Strategies for Supporting Change – November 24

Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal with Loss – November 25-26

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – Balancing Acceptance and Change – November 30

Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth- Issues & Strategies – November 30-December 1

Crisis Response Planning – December 2

Providing Support Remotely – Strategies for Helping From a Distance – December 8

Trauma-Informed Care – Building a Culture of Strength – December 9

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Tools for Thinking Differently – December 15

Narrative Therapy – Tools for Exploring Stories – December 16

Click here for more information and to Register

Call: 204.452.9199

Cybercounselling Online Level 1 September 11 to December 17


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

    Register here

    Vancouver Basic Training in EMDR

    The British Columbia School of Professional Psychology
    Provider: Marshall Wilensky, Ph.D., R.Psych., EMDRIA Approved Instructor

    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 February 26 – 28, 2021
    Part Two May 14 – 16, 2021

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

    Consultations: April 8, May 13, June 3, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.

For More Information and to Register

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.

For more information and registration

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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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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