Continuing Professional Development

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes Hybrid Learning
A six-module course with flexibility to work through the conceptual course materials at your own pace.
Learn skills to notice and process the residues of traumatic experience that are held in your clients’ bodies. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy helps you to work with your clients beyond words, with the often implicit somatic patterns related to traumatic experience to help inspire lasting change from the inside, out.
Training Dates:
1. April 7, 2022 (Orientation – live-online)
2. April 7-June 10, 2022
3. June 10-11, 2022 (in-person)
4. June 11-August 19, 2022
5. August 19-20, 2022 (in-person)
6. August 20-October 28, 2022
7. October 28-29, 2022 (in-person)
8. November 8, 2022 (Closing – live-online)

Location: Suite Genius Mt. Pleasant, 225 West 8th Avenue, #300, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1N3.

Trainer: Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe PhD, RCC

Tuition: 3,500 USD. 5% discount if application is received by 01/28/2022


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BCASW Fraser River Branch

Mindfulness and Embodiment in Social Work

February 1, 2022 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm (PST) via Zoom.
Presented by Sandeep Gill RSW

In this interactive workshop, Sandeep Gill will be teaching practical tools of getting back into your body in order to cultivate resiliency through embodied personal power, desire and self-care. Be prepared for some visualization, storytelling and a little mystery.

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Canadian Association for Play Therapy (CAPT)

Foundation Play Therapy Training Days

Live On-line Instructor Lead
Full Days of Individual Training 2022

May 9 20, 2022 (Monday to Friday)
June 13 24, 2022 (Monday to Friday)
August 1 12, 2022 (Monday to Friday)

We offer 23 different courses over the six (6) weeks.
See which one(s) are for you.

Weekdays: 9:00 to 3:30 eastern time

Registration fee:
Members: $190 per day plus provincial taxes
Non-members: $220 per day plus provincial tax

Register for one day or more

For Details on Dates, Registration, Training Outlines and Learning Outcomes click here
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Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis (CSCH)

Clinical Hypnosis Training Workshops

delivered by ZOOM
Saturday and Sunday, February 5th and 6th, 2022 9:00 am 1:00 pm

presented in-person by Dr. Mark P. Jensen, PhD
Saturday, April 9th, 2022 8:30 am 4:30 pm
Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre — 515 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

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Incorporating Neurodiversity into Social Work Practice in Mental Health

BCASW Webinar

630pm 830pm, Tuesday, February 1, 2022 (Pacific)

Presented by
Rae Morris, MSW, RCSW, PhD (C), Individual and Family Therapist, Registered Clinical Social Worker

BCASW student members Free
Non-member students – $10
BCASW members – $10
Non-members – $30


Clinical Tools for Assessment and Treatment of Gaming Disorder

BCASW Webinar

630pm 830pm, Tuesday, February 15, 2022 (Pacific)

Presented by
David Minor, MSW, RSW, Solidarity Coaching and Counselling

BCASW student members Free
Non-member students – $10
BCASW members – $10
Non-members – $30


Therapy Online

Cybercounselling Level 1 Winter 2022

Module 1: Video Counselling; Jan 14 – Feb 10, 2022
Module 2: Chat Counselling; February 18 – March 17, 2022
Module 3: Email Counselling; March 25 – April 21, 2022

Fits into your schedule*
completely online
most assignments are asynchronous
*The course requires a time commitment of 3 to 5 hours per week.

BCASW members are entitled to a 10% discount

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Countering Islamophobia, Implications for Social Workers

BCASW Webinar Hosted by Vancouver Island Branch

Tuesday January 18, 2022, 6:00-8:30 PM

Presented by Dr Moussa Magassa, UVic Principal Strategist, Community Engagement, EDI & Anti- Racism Education; &
Dr. Mehmoona Moosa-Mitha, Associate Professor, UVic School of Social Work

This webinar encourages reflection on our understanding of Islamophobia and will assist with the development of skills needed to be an ally.

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Essential Self-Care in Uncertain Times
Part One and Part Two

Presented by Barbara Halcrow, MSW

Author: Ultimate Self-Care

Currently available

2 Online Courses with additional lessons for tip-sheets, articles, exercises, references
With a compassionate, empowering approach, both courses offer an integration of practical, holistic insights and strategies in areas of: what challenges our self-care; compassion fatigue, self-care and ethics, setting healthy boundaries/recognizing unhealthy ones; remaining grounded and calm, recognize signals to manage anxiety/stress/anger; utilizing the power of gratitude; quality of our support systems; changing unwanted habits, increasing energy; self-care related to Earths care, emergency preparedness, and more!

Please Note: Course offered in gratitude to all Healthcare, Frontline, Essential Services

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Workshops and Online Learning

Jack Hirose and Associates

Jack Hirose & Associates (JHA) offers BCASW members a 20% discount on registration fees for webinars and a 10% discount on registration fee for live in-person workshops listed on the JHA website. Discount is based on the single rate, early bird pricing plus GST, to members in good standing. The 20% and 10% discounted rate cannot be combined with any other discounts i.e., full-time student rates, group rates or any other discounted rate. Login to the BCASW website as a member then go to the CPD page or email the office BCASW for the coupon code.

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Jack Hirose & Associates On Demand Workshop: Differential Diagnosis Using the DSM-5: Improving Clinical Outcomes through Clear Assessment & Diagnosis

Jack Hirose & Associates On Demand Workshop

Presented by Richard W. Sears, PsyD, ABPP
Proper diagnosis is essential to effective treatment. This 12-hour workshop will present a broad overview of all the major diagnostic categories as described in the DSM-5, with an emphasis on differential diagnosis, or how to distinguish between seemingly similar symptom clusters. This workshop will examine the strengths and limitations of the DSM-5 and diagnosis in general, and will discuss personal and cultural biases and how to prevent them. Evidence-based screening and assessment tools that are standardized and validated will also be covered. In addition, we will explore current process-based models that are moving beyond the DSM. Through lecture and case examples, participants will learn and practice using clear steps toward improving diagnostic accuracy.

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CPD Collegial Webinars


BCASWs Professional Development Committee seeks proposals for collegial webinars for 202l.

The webinars will be hosted by BCASW and are designed for BCASW members to share skills, knowledge, and practice strategies with their colleagues. There is specific interest in proposals that address cultural safety, working with diverse cultural groups, and ethical practice.
Please submit proposals to using the fillable PDF template found here.

National Webinars 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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