Current Events and Training

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 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.


 COVID-19 Information and Resources
(please click on each link for more information) 
Returning to in-person counselling is a personal choice
that requires serious consideration of many factors affecting
both personal and professional life.
Please make informed decisions that determine readiness and preparedness.
 Continuing Education/Professional Development 
Continuing Education/Professional Development in fulfillment of renewal requirements will meet the following criteria:
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, Sandtray, etc). Professionally relevant development of Self specific to authentic and effective engagement in providing mental health services. 
We encourage counellors to align their continuing education and professional development with the
Third party verification required of courses not listed on the webiste.
The following Courses/Providers have been
approved by the CPCA for CE Credits:
Emotional Freedom Technique
Introductory Level 1 - Basics and More Intensive 
Online Training
Mondays - July12th to August 2nd, 2021
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm (MST)

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)
(8 hours of classtime, plus 2 hours of paired homework assignments) 
AND Includes: Workbook, Certificate of Completion, and one-on-one session with Debra  

This Training counts as 10 CEC's 

To register or inquire, click on this link: 
or call 780-660-1428
CSAM-SMCA 2021 Scientific Conference
Innovate, Rebuild & Recover
October 21-23, 2021
Virtual | Live & On-Demand
Registration Cost as an "Associate": $525.00
 The CSAM-SMCA 2021 Scientific Conference is Canada’s premier online education and networking event for addiction medicine practitioners. This three-day virtual conference offers unrivalled access to relevant, curated, industry-leading addiction medicine education including scientific research, best practices, and evidence-based intervention, care and treatments. An important professional networking event for addiction medicine practitioners, the conference also aims to encourage the sharing of diverse perspectives on addiction treatment and recovery. Attendees build authentic relationships that support them in their efforts to work with and advocate for people living with addictive disorders.
*** This conference is geared towards those in the medical profession - please consult with the Conference Coordinators to see which aspects of the event may appeal to your role as a therapist/counsellor. 
For more information, or to register, follow this link:
 Approved CE providers for CPCA members 
Theory and skills development courses for mental health professionals that enhance "excellence for competence" 
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Professional Development and Training Opportunities
Presenter: Elisabeth Scheepers
Dr. Elisabeth Scheepers is known for providing high quality, up-to-date, research-based training for counselling therapists with prior knowledge and experience who want to enhance or refresh their skills in certain areas. All training sessions are presented live via Zoom to small groups. They are interactive, supported by the latest research, and practical.
Courses Currently Available: 
Remote Modalities in Counselling Therapy
Working with Trauma: From Confusion to Clarity
Involved, Resilient & Strong – A New Approach to Burnout Prevention
Outcomes? I Work with People, Not with Forms!

  Courses are presented based on demand.
Please visit
for details and to register or express interest. 
Attendees will receive CEC hours and a certificate upon completion  


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

Mission Statement

Working together to promote and support
competency in clinical counselling & psychotherapy.