Continuing Education

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Next Q&A Session:
January 20th, 2022
(There is no Open Mic in December) 
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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
 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 you rknowledge and skill as a counselling therapist. 
Third party verification required of courses not listed on the website.
The following Courses/Providers have been
approved by the CPCA for CE Credits:
Laugh and Learn
Building Fun Into Our Client Work
Sunday, December 12th, 2021
Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm (MST) 
Fun - how do we use it in client work? How can we teach clients to use it as a tool to support emotional and mental well -being? Learn how fun helps us build rapport with the client and how it helps a client connect more deeply to self. Understand what fun does in our work to create wellness for us and our clients, and how it can actually move client success forward faster.
Investment:  $10.50 (includes $.50 GST)
This session has been approved for 1 CEC
To register or inquire, click on this link:
or call 780-660-1428
Emotional Freedom Technique
On Line Training
Introductory Level 1 - Basics and More Intensive 
Saturdays - January 8th and 15th, 2022
Time: 12:30 - 6:00pm (MST)
Want to learn a simple strategy to cope better? 
 Learn all the Introductory Level EFT 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)
(11 hours of class time, plus 1 hour of paired homework assignments) AND Includes: Workbook, Certificate of Completion, and one-on-one session with Debra   
This training has been approved for 12 CEC's 
To register or inquire, click on this link: 
or call 780-660-1428
 Emotional Freedom Technique
Intermediate Level 2 Intensive Level Training
Moving Into More 
Mondays - January 17th to February 28th, 2022  
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM (MST)
(no class on Feb 21st) 
Deepen your skills and success using EFT.  Topics will include:
EFT for Trauma – The Gentle Techniques
Finding Core Issues
Asking The Right Questions
Dealing With Resistance
and more... 
Investment:  $390.00 (GST included)
(12 hours of class time, plus 3 hours of paired homework assignments)
Includes: Workbook, Certificate of Completion, & Mentoring Support (during and after the Training) 
This training has been approved for 15 CEC's  
To register or inquire, click on this link: 
or call 780-660-1428  
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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competency in clinical counselling & psychotherapy.