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Membership for the 2023-24 year is open. Click here.

Our membership year is April-March. 

To Our Communities

The Psychology Association of Saskatchewan (PAS) is very aware of the wide-reaching impact COVID-19 is having on the people of our province. In this time of uncertainty, existing mental health concerns may worsen or new ones may arise. To provide assistance to those looking to garner mental health support we have compiled a list of our members who are willing and able to provide virtual care. Please see Public Resources. This list will be updated over time.

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Recommended Fee: $200 per hour

The above fee recommendation derived by the Psychological Association of Saskatchewan represents a general guideline to assist individual psychologists in determining fee rates for services. The fee recommendation is also made available for reference to users of psychological services such as individual clients and insurers. Each practitioner sets their own fees, incorporating this fee guideline into their particular circumstance. It is expected fees will be adjusted based upon the specific credentials of the psychologist and nature of services being offered (e.g., legal and consultation services may garner a higher hourly rate).

This fee recommendation came into effect on January 2022. It is the intention of the PAS to review the fee on an annual basis.

Continuing Education Opportunities

If you have an event you would like added, please send us the details to info@psychsask.ca

Canadian Association for Play Therapy

Foundation Play Therapy Training Days

Live On-line Instructor Lead

Full Days of Individual Training 2024

May 6 - 17, 2024 (Monday to Friday)

June 10 – 21, 2024 (Monday to Friday)

August 5 – 16, 2024 (Monday to Friday)

For Details on Dates, Registration, Training Outlines and Learning Outcomes go to:


Any Questions contact: kip@capttraining.com

Applying Compassion Focused Approaches to Trauma

with Paul Gilbert, Ph.D., FBPsS, OBE

December 8 & 9, 2023, 11:00am – 2:30pm (ET)

Online via Zoom

Please join The Centre for MindBody Health in this extraordinary opportunity to learn from the esteemed Dr. Paul Gilbert as he guides us through utilizing Compassion Focused Therapy for clients dealing with trauma. The training will consist of two parts: the first session will delve into the evolution and biopsychosocial model of compassion, examining its impact on various mental functions and physiological processes, while the second session will focus on the application of compassion-focused therapy for trauma and address the challenges posed by different types of trauma.

Workshop Overview

 Learn how integrating therapeutic modalities enhances compassion-focused therapy & effectiveness for addressing trauma.

 Explore the biopsychosocial model & impact on motives, emotions, competencies, and behaviors.

 Understand the influence of compassion on psychological processes like empathy and mindfulness.

 Apply compassion-focused techniques to address trauma, considering various trauma types and fostering safety and connection through physiological effects.

About the Presenter

Dr. Paul Gilbert, FBPsS, PhD, OBE is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and honorary visiting Professor at the University of Queensland. Until his retirement from the NHS in 2016, he was Consultant Clinical Psychologist for over 40 years. Paul has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology with a focus on mood, shame and self-criticism for which Compassion Focused Therapy was developed. Click here for Paul Gilbert’s full bio 

Target Audience 

 This workshop is intended for all health care professionals seeking to develop skills to offer Compassion Focused Therapy interventions in a safe, effective way for their clients dealing with trauma. 

For more information and to register, visit our website HERE.

Please contact us with any inquires at cmbhworkshops@gmail.com.

ACT Basics: Intro Workshop for Therapists (Online)

Date: November 3rd, 2023 Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM MST

Presenter: Dr. Sheri Turrell

Location: Virtual (Zoom)


$140 CAD - Early Bird (before October 3rd, 2023)

$160 CAD - Regular

Description of workshop

ACT is an empirically supported cognitive behavior therapy, based upon unique philosophical and theoretical foundations that targets psychological and behavioral flexibility in the presence of whatever shows up inside (i.e., thoughts, emotions, and urges).  As we learn to stand back and watch thoughts and feelings, with curiosity and willingness, we make room to consider who and what matters so we can take our life in meaningful directions.

In this 4-hour virtual workshop, Sheri will introduce you to the basic philosophical and theoretical foundations of the ACT model in fun and practical ways. Linking the foundations to clinical work, Sheri will combine jargon-free instructions with experiential opportunities to learn the basics of the model.  This introductory ACT workshop will give therapists working with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings a solid grasp of the important elements of ACT.



Learning Objectives

For more information and to register, visit: https://growingmindspsychology.ca/workshops/act-basics

Grove Centre Upcoming Trainings

Sponsored by Grove Centre for Child and Family Therapy in Burnaby, BC

Presented in person by Christopher Conley, MA, RCC, RMFT, CPT-S, RPT-S

Intensive Child-Centered Play Therapy (August 2023)

Child-Centered Play Therapy, a prominent model of play therapy is an evidence-based therapeutic intervention for children ages 3-12 and older. It is an approach that helps children express feelings, resolve presenting issues, heal trauma, develop emotional regulation and problem-solving skills, and enhance self-esteem. Play serves important child developmental purposes and represents the child's attempt to organize and integrate their experiences. Play has deep meaning to a child’s internal world and it is the process of externalizing these images through play witnessed by a skilled therapist who is fully present that growth and healing occur.

Intensive Filial Therapy Training (August 2023)

Filial Therapy is a highly effective, relatively short-term, evidence-based approach that is cost-effective in facilitating positive and long-lasting child and family change. Therapists learn how to train and supervise parents as they conduct special child-centered play sessions with their own children (ages 3-12+). The Intensive Filial Therapy Training Program developed by Dr. Risë VanFleet features the work of Filial Therapy originators, Drs. Bernard and Louise Guerney. Christopher is a Certified Filial Therapy Instructor.

Low participant-to-instructor ratio, experiential with direct observation and feedback from instructor. The intensive trainings are specifically designed so that participants can confidently and competently start using it with their clients upon completion of the training.

Grove Centre Trainings Being Developed

Advanced Topics in Play Therapy: Themes and Resistance

Family Theory, Family Systems & Family Therapy for Child and Adolescent Therapists

Effective Relational Strategic Classroom Management for Child and Adolescent Therapists

Sponsored Trainings Being Planned

Theraplay Level 1, Presented by Theraplay Canada Instructor

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1, Presented by Hannah Sun-Reid

Go to www.grovecentre.ca for information, flyers, registration forms and contact form. Please contact Grove Centre to be put on the distribution list to be notified of future trainings.

Grove Centre… dedicated to sponsoring 3- and 4-day intensive trainings with a low participant- to-instructor ratio and significant experiential role-play practice.

CRSI is excited to present our 2023 Fall Conference at  TCU Place in Saskatoon: 

“THE SCARF MODEL:  Conflict Formation and  Resolution” 


Jon Martin & Travis Jones of the NeuroLeadership Institute 

Thursday November 2, 2023 

9:00 am – 4:30 pm 


Sherry Van Hesteren & Guests on

Friday November 3, 2023

9:00 a.m. to  12:00 Noon {Central/SK time} 

The NeuroLeadership Institute will be presenting the  SCARF Model a framework of basic  human social needs and their role in conflict formation and resolution. 

David Rock and the NeuroLeadership Institute have developed, since 2009, a  brain-based model of basic human social  needs. The far-reaching implications and  benefits of this model continue to accrue  with further research and practice.  Conflict Resolution Saskatchewan Inc.  offers a unique opportunity to explore the  model in the Saskatchewan context with a  full day of Samantha Karlin of the  NeuroLeadership Institute on June 8  followed by a facilitated morning with  Sherry Van Hesteren on June 9, including  a panel of professionals who incorporate  the SCARF model into their daily work.  Sherry will moderate the panel discussion and then lead an engaging and interactive  discussion, applying and finding the  relevance of the model for participants. 

We’ve all heard of Maslow’s hierarchy of  basic human needs - but what about  psychological needs? Join the  

Neuroleadership Institute for an interactive  day of training on the SCARF model- our  copyrighted model of psychological needs.  We are going to take a deep dive into the  neuroscience of emotions. Participants will  learn emotional regulation strategies, how  to re-interpret triggers, and discuss tactics to  defuse the flames of heated moments in  order to prevent and de-escalate conflict. 

Click here for more information and to register

This conference is being held virtually. Conflict Resolution Saskatchewan Inc. 2023 Fall Conference 

Canadian Association for Play Therapy

Foundation Play Therapy Training Days

Live On-line Instructor Lead

Full Days of Individual Training 2023

August 7 – 18, 2023 (Monday to Friday)

For Details on Dates, Registration, Training Outlines and Learning Outcomes go to: https://cacpt.com/foundation-play-therapy-training/

Any Questions contact: kip@capttraining.net

Previous Continuing Education

April 28, 2022: Webinar and AGM

Nov 21, 2021: Mindfulness-integrated CBT: A Four Stage Transdiagnostic Treatment Approach

Jan 28, 2021: Saskatchewan Mental Health