Continuing Professional Development


BC Association of Social Workers BCASW


March 13-14, 2020

Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport, 3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC

The BC Association of Social Workers Conference brings together social work practitioners, students, and educators for two days of skill building, knowledge development, and networking. BCASW invites proposals that reflect the range of social work practice with individuals, families, and communities. The theme of roaring into the twenties points to being strongly equipped as professionals; meeting todays challenges such as environmental crises, use of communications technology, re-visiting our code of ethics with the lens of truth and reconciliation, and informing practice with innovative research and approaches to practice.

Call for Proposals The deadline is August 15, 2019

An Invitation to Exhibit

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Conference Brochure and Registration Form will be available September 2019.

Volunteer Opportunity for RSWs in the Cowichan Valley

Cowichan Family Life Association

Cowichan Family Life in Duncan invites RSW’s to contribute to the re-vitalization of this very special family services organization. For close to half a century CFLA peer counsellors have served mainly the poor and the working poor, providing brief counselling at very low cost. Now we invite you to make a difference by bringing your expert skills to our brief counselling practice for as little as a couple of hours per week.

Successful applicants will be asked to commit to seeing at least 1 client for 8 sessions, sign a volunteer contract, be responsible to the clinical supervisor, and as a perk, if you wish, be on our roster of private practitioners to whom we make referrals.

Contact CFLA at 748-8281, Wednesday through Friday, or

Attention: Rick Stordeur, M.S.W., R.S.W., Clinical Supervisor

Special 25th Anniversary Cybercounselling Online Level 1

Therapy Online

July 5- September 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 (12 weeks total)
Completely online
Course is conducted asynchronously
Complete each weeks work at your own pace

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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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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

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

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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