Link to CPCA Approved Counselling Education Programs

The Canadian Professional Counsellors Association is a unique counselling association for several reasons. The most important reason is that the CPCA is the only counselling association that adheres to a Competency Based Model. You can learn more about the CPCA Competency Based Model by clicking on the linked text above.
If you are unsure if your counselling program meets the required educational core competencies to become a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) or Registered Professional Counsellor Candidate (RPC-C) please go the Eligibility Tab for more direction.
If you are an Educator Provider looking for academic approval of your counselling program, please email the National Registrar at

 CPCA CE and Supervision Guidelines Continuing Education and Professional Development Guidelines  
Continuing Education/Professional Development in fulfillment of renewal requirements will meet the following criteria:
1.CE is a training experience, whether (a) in-person or online, (b) whether by oneself or with a group, (c) whether live or previously recorded. (Previously recorded training must meet criteria 6 below)
2.CE must be educational, expanding your clinical knowledge and skills to better serve your clients clinically.  Learning or instruction in counselling, counselling psychology, psychology, or psychotherapy theory and/or research; therapeutic modalities; clinical techniques, interventions, or strategies for implementation in the therapy session; structured program for certification in a therapeutic specialty (e.g., EMDR, DBT, EFT, Sand Tray, etc.).  Professionally relevant development of Self specific to authentic and effective engagement in providing mental health services. 
3.CE must come from an individual who has the appropriate training, experience, and expertise to do the training: (a) a master’s degree or equivalency, (b) a minimum of 5 years in clinical practice, (c) in good standing of their credentialing professional association, and (d) hold the appropriate title required to provide the training.
4.CE must be aligned to an approved Counselling Approach.  To see a full list of approved counselling modalities, please go to your Member Dashboard and click on Counselling Approaches. 
5.CE needs to align with the CPCA Counselling Core Competencies.
6.CE must be approved, signed off, or certified by the Trainer offering the CE verifying successful completion of the CE.  Many times, a certificate is granted to attest to the successful completion of the CE.  If not, you can request a letter or have them sign off on your documentation verifying your successful completion of the CE or use the Continuing Education Record Form below. 
 This Continuing Education Record form can be used to record any continuing education or professional development training completed. It also helps to track which core competencies you are further developing as you balance your knowledge and skill as a counselling therapist. 
Third-party verification is required for courses not listed on the website.
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The following Courses/Providers have been approved by the CPCA
for Continuing Education (CE) Credits:
Laugh & Learn 
Being The Non Anxious Presence In The Room
Online Training
Working with clients requires us to be the non-anxious presence in the room. What is this? How do we get it and embody it? Is this learnable? Let’s chat about being the calm in the room and practice some ways to address our own threat/anxious response in our work. How does it make any difference? Lets see how it benefits clients when we can be relaxed and OK in sessions, not just on the outside but inside.
Sunday, October 16th
6:00 - 7:00pm (AB time) 
Presenter: Debra Coffey, RPC, MPCC-S 
Healthstream Counselling & Wellness
Cost: $11.55 (includes GST)
This counts as 1 CEC
To register or inquire, click on this link:
Managing Discloures of Abuse/Nelgect
Made By Children
Online Training for Professionals
This session is designed to provide professionals who work with children in any capacity (teachers, librarians, social workers, nurses, doctors, therapists, day care workers, ministerial workers, etc) with an understanding of their appropriate role and the protocols involved when working with anyone under the age of 18 who discloses an incident of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional/mental) or neglect.
This session will also help these professionals know how to effectively support that child/youth after the incident of abuse has been disclosed but while the matter is still being addressed legally/by Children Services.
Tuesday, October 18th
6:30-8:30pm (MT/Alberta time)
Facilitated by: Kim Silverthorn BA, RPC, MPCC, CT. 
Kim has been employed directly by Children Services, and has worked in partnership with Police Services, for more than 16 years. 
The information in this session is sometimes specific to Alberta legislation, but is applicable to all other provinces/territories as well.
Cost: $35.00
This counts as 2 CEC's
To register, please email:
For more information related to Trainings/Group Programs
(for clients and/or professionals)
 Emotional Freedom Technique
Intermediate Level 2 Intensive - Moving Into More 
Topics Will Include:
EFT for trauma – The Gentle Techniques
Finding Core Issues
Asking the Right Questions
Dealing with Resistance
And more...
Thursdays - October 20th to November 24th, inclusive
(there will be NO class on November 10th)
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM (MST)
Investment: $420.00 (GST included)
12.5 hours of class time plus 3.5 hours paired homeowrk assignments
Includes: Workbook, Certificate of Completion, &
Mentoring Support (during and after the Training) 
This Training counts as 16 CEC's 
Participants will also be eligibile to pursue certification
as Intermediate EFT Practitioner 
To register or inquire, click on this link: 
Emotional Freedom Technique
Introductory Level 1 - Basics and More Intensive 
On Line Training
Friday October 28, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm* (MDT)
Saturday October 29, 2022 @ 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM* (MDT)
(*Days and times may be changed to meet participant needs and preferences)
Learn all the Introductory Level Techniques to deal with anxiety, fear, guilt, chronic pain and more! Be prepared to learn how to clear out the past, feel better NOW and plan strategies for the future   
Investment:  $285.00 (GST Included)
(10 hours of Zoom time) 
Includes: Workbook and Certificate of Completion   
This Training counts as 10 CEC's  
To register or inquire, click on this link: 
 Emotional Freedom Technique
Advanced Level 3 Intensive - Diving Deeper
Topics Will Include:
Advanced Concepts Using Reframes
Integrating EFT with Other Modalities
Inner Child Work
Emotional Side of Chronic and Serious Disease
And more...
Mondays - November 7th to December 12th, inclusive
(there will be NO class on November 10th)
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM (MST)
 Investment: $420.00 (GST included)
12 hours of class time plus 3 hours paired homeowrk assignments
Includes: Workbook, Certificate of Completion, &
Mentoring Support (during and after the Training) 
This Training counts as 15 CEC's 
Participants will also be eligibile to pursue certification
as Advanced EFT Practitioner 
To register or inquire, click on this link: 
Jack Hirose And Associates
Training Events
Clinical Supervision: Providing Effective Supervision, Navigating Ethical Issues and Managing Risk
Presenter:  George Haarman, Psy.D.
Date: October 18 - 19, 2022
Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Managing Sleep Problems In People with Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, or Pain
Presenter:  Colleen Carney, Ph.D.
Date: October 25, 2022
Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Title:
Advanced Self-Regulation: Practical Strategies and Interventions for Children and Adolescents
Presenter:  Varleisha D. Gibbs Ph.D, OTD, OTR/L
Date: October 26, 2022
Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm 
Suicide and Self-Harm in Adolescents: Effective Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Young People in Crisis
Presenter:  Tony Sheppard, Psy.D.
Date: October 27, 2022
Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm 
IFS and Polyvagal Theory: Healing Through Compassionate Connection
Presenter:  Alexia Rothman, Ph.D.
Date: November 3, 2022
Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm 
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Skills Training
Presenter:  Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D., M.S., M.A.
Date: November 4, 2022
Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm 
Proven and Effective Intervention Strategies for Burnout, Stress, and Compassion Fatigue
Presenter:  Eric Gentry, Ph.D.
Date: November 8, 2022
Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm 
CSAM-SMCA 2022 Scientific Conference
November 3rd to 5th
Online and In-person
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
The CSAM-SMCA 2022 Scientific Conference is Canada’s premier education and networking event for addiction medicine practitioners. In 2022, the event will be held in-person from Nov. 3-5 at the iconic Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. A discounted virtual event will follow one week later, featuring recordings of the in-person event.

The annual conference is an important networking event for the addiction medicine community, and offers cutting-edge addiction medicine education from leading Canadian thinkers, researchers, practitioners and people with lived and living experience of substance use and their families and friends (LLEAFF). Sessions explore new scientific research and emerging best practice principles, and encourage the sharing of diverse perspectives.

The Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine is a national society of addiction medicine practitioners committed to helping Canadians understand, accept, and recover from substance use disorders.

We work to educate the addiction medicine community, government leaders, and the public about the prevention, assessment, and treatment of substance use disorders in our communities. CSAM-SMCA is also involved in the process of establishing guidelines and standards.

CSAM-SMCA members form a strong, diverse community of Canadians who support and care for people with addictive disorders.

For more information or to register for this event:
Online and In Person Professional Development Training
Certificate Program and Individual Courses Available

NACTATR provides communities in North America a system that strives to anticipate the threat of violence by individuals against others or themselves, and to reduce the impact of trauma.  This threat response assessment model is used extensively in schools across Canada (just one example), and helps communities develop collaborative multidisciplinary teams focusing on early intervention, prevention, and aftermath strategies for crises, trauma, violence, and conflict.

Click on the title above to be taken to the website, for more information
Professional Development Training Opportunities
Online and In Person
Specialized and Culturally Competent Training
created for Therapists who want to work with First Responders 
(designed by First Responders and Subject Matter Experts in the field).
Therapists who are certified in FRHT are listed in a unique directory that is made available to First Responder organizations who are in need of these specialized supports for their Members. 
This Directory is currently only available in BC and AB.
Click on the title above to be taken to the FRHT website, for more information/the schedule of Training sessions that are upcoming. 
Professional Development Training Opportunities
Online and In Person 
The Gottman Trainers are pleased to offer most of their regularly scheduled In-Person Training Sessions through a Virtual On-Line format now - participants will still attend the training sessions live,
but remotely, via Zoom. 
If your business has slowed down a bit right now, this might be the perfect time to complete that Training you have been meaning to attend - without any of the travel and hotel costs associated with the regular sessions.
Click on the title above to be taken to the Gottman Events page 
for more information/the schedule of sessions that are still happening.   
Online Professional Development Training Opportunities
(in English and French)
Assessment solutions and strategic guidance to help you identify talent, develop potential, and enhance organizational performance. 
Psychometrics provides the right tools to address a range of organizational challenges such as team work, communication, conflict, leadership development, stress, and succession planning.
For more information about the Fees and Training dates for these types of Assessments, please click on the link in the title.
If you know of an Event or a Continuing Education Opportunity available for our CPCA members, please submit the details to



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