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 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.
Available to clients - anyone who is dealing with issues of anxiety/depression and who needs support; or anyone who is supporting someone who ilives with these challenges
 Mondays - 6:30pm MST 
September 21st to December 14th, 2020
Participants can attend all or just some of the sessions.
In each session, one strategy for coping with anxiety/depression will be taught - participants will then share their experiences and issues as they are comfortable.
Facilitated by therapist Kim Silverthorn BA, RPC, MPCC, CT 
from Tacit Knowledge  
For more info, click on this link: 
or connect directly to the sessions via 
the Zoom link posted on the Beaumont FCSS Facebook page
International Association for Counselling
Webinar Series
Cutural Relativism: Bringing Anthropology
into Our Counselling Practice
to Improve Our Multicultural Perspectives.
Friday, October 2nd, 2020
10am (EST)
Cost: Free for IAC Members
Others are asked for a contribution via the IAC website
To register or attend, click on this link:
Emotional Freedom Technique
Online Training
Introductory Level 1 - Basics and More Intensive 
Wednesdays - September 30th to October 21st, 2020
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)
10 hours of classtime, Workbook, Certificate of Completion, 
and one-on-one session with
Debra Coffey CT, RPC, MPCC, and Accredited EFT Trainer   
This Training has been approved for 10 CEC's  
To register or inquire, click on this link: or call 780-660-1428
Laugh and Learn
Stick Pepople - Their Place In Therapy 
Monday, October 5th
7:00pm (for 1 hour)
Cost: $10.50 
This has been approved for 1 CEC
Let’s dig deep into the power of a simple stick person drawing and what it cam accomplish in a session. You do not need to be an art therapist to incorporate stick people into your therapy session.
To register or inquire, click on this link: or call 780-660-1428
Emotional Freedom Technique
Online Training
Intermediate Level 2 Intensive - Moving Into More
November 4th to December 9th, 2020 
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM
(***dates and times may change to meet groups needs)  
$390.00 (GST included)
Includes: 12 hours of online classtime
plus 3 hours of paired homework assignments
Workbook, Certificate of Completion, & Mentoring Support
(during and after the Training) with
Debra Coffey CT, RPC, MPCC, and Accredited EFT Trainer 
This Training has been approved for 15 CEC's  
To register or inquire, click on this link: or call 780-660-1428

 CSAM-ISAM Joint Scientific Conference & Annual Meeting

Virtual Conference - November 12th to 14th, 2020
The World of Addiction – Now & The Future

Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) + International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM)

The ISAM-CSAM Annual Conference brings together more than 700 leaders, researchers, and clinicians in addiction medicine to share, collaborate, and connect.In addition to a conference program featuring global leaders and prominent researchers, both ISAM and CSAM offer pre-conference and post-conference educational opportunities for professionals looking to expand their skills and knowledge.This year marks the first year that the conference will be held exclusively online, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and British Columbia’s restrictions on gatherings of more than 50 people.

For more information or to register:

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.   
Professional Development Training Opportunities
Providing quality training to more than 55,000 mental health professionals n Canada and the United States. 

 All workshops are approved for continuing education credit (CEUs) through various Canadian associations.  In addition to their workshops and conferences, JH&A are pleased to now offer exhibitor and sponsorship opportunitieseducational DVD’s and CD’sevent staffingconference planning; as well as their latest project: – an online directory for the mental health and education community. 

For more information or to register for a Training session, click on the title above.


Looking for a way to get involved with the CPCA?
Want to have your voice heard behind the scenes?
Have you ever wondered how so much gets done by so few people?
The CPCA needs a little of your time and effort to ensure that all of the supports for our Members happen in a timely manner. 
Each Committee meets, on average, 4 times a year.
Education Committee - to ensure education and clinical experience meet or exceed the CPCA criteria;
Executive Committee - a standing committee that often acts as a steering committee for the full board;
Governance Committee - to ensure that the CPCA is compliant with all legal and financial laws, that it abides by all the Bylaws and Organizational Policies, and that the Board is functioning appropriately and efficiently.  There are 2 Project Committee opportunities also available - Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
Marketing Committee - to promote the CPCA for employment opportunities and for appropriate remuneration for services provided;
Nominations Committee - to review and vet all potential nominees for elected positions and to superintend the nominee and election process;
Social Media Committee - to propose and implement strategies for the expansion of social media platforms;
30th Anniversary Project Committee - to plan and organize the conference (Vernon - Kelowna area) in collaboration with the Board and Executive Director
Please make the time to get involved!
If you have an interest in any of these Committees, or if you would like to know more about the role/duties of a Committee,
please email the CPCA at:
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.