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Position Statement Bill 137

Psychology Association of Saskatchewan has released a position statement on Bill 137.

To Our Communities

The Psychology Association of Saskatchewan (PAS) is very aware of the wide-reaching impact COVID-19 has had on the people of our province. 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 regularly.

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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

AN INVITATION . . . TO ANOTHER GREAT CRSI Conference . . .

 

We are so excited to have Michael Saini present on May 30 & 31, 2024: “Unlocking Trust: Navigating Ruptures, Repairs and Renewal in Diverse Relationships”.  This event is being offered both virtually and in-person at TCU Place in Saskatoon.  What a great opportunity to network and get together with your colleagues! 

 

Click here for learning objectives, details and how to register for this event.



One-at-a-Time (OAAT) Counselling Training: Open Enrollment

 

Stepped Care Solutions is offering open enrollment for in-demand training workshops focused on One-at-a-Time (OAAT) Counselling – often called Single Session Therapy (SST). Sessions run throughout the year, providing flexibility to accommodate diverse schedules. No prerequisites are required.


This training is for anyone who wants to learn and practice an OAAT Counselling approach to support people in the moment. Whether you are new to OAAT Counselling or want a refresher, our training is designed to meet your learning needs and enhance your skill set. Learn more click here.

The DBT Skills: A Three-Day Training

Presented by: DBT Centre of Vancouver

Dates: June 19-21, 2024 11AM – 6:30PM (CST)

Location: Zoom

Fees: $675 + GST (Professionals), $540 + GST (Students)

Ask about our group rates! Early bird end May 22.

For more information and to register, visit:

 https://dbtvancouver.com/our-events/dbt-skills-three-day-training-2024

About the Workshop: As a comprehensive, cognitive behavioural treatment, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) consists of individual therapy, group skills training, a therapist consultation team, and between-session telephone coaching. Originally designed to help chronically suicidal individuals, DBT has become a well-supported treatment for clients with complex mental health problems.

DBT skills are increasingly being used to assist people also struggling with a variety of mental health problems, including suicidal and self-harming behaviours, borderline personality disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders, and treatment resistant depression.

In this 3-day training, will begin with a discussion of DBT theory (biosocial developmental theory,  dialectical theory) we will focus on each of the DBT skills, covering core skills in each module:

Mindfulness: how to attend to, experience, and live in the present moment

Emotion Regulation: how to understand and manage emotions

Distress Tolerance: how to tolerate distress, avoid making things worse in a crisis & accept reality as it is

Interpersonal Effectiveness: how to build healthy relationships while maintaining self-respect

For any questions, please email info@dbtvancouver.com.

Register today! https://dbtvancouver.com/our-events/dbt-skills-three-day-training-2024

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INTRODUCTION TO 

INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE

Are you ...

...A Lawyer who wishes there was another way besides Court to advocate for their clients to help them reach more satisfactory family law outcomes?

...A Financial Planner and you love using your financial skills and emotional savvy to help people manage life transitions?

...A Social Worker or Psychologist who is passionate about supporting individuals and families to reach their fullest potential during life’s greatest challenges?

...THEN THIS TRAINING IS FOR YOU!


Part 1: Foundations of Interest Based Negotiation in Collaborative Divorce

May 9 & 10, 2024 at Queen’s House Retreat in Saskatoon, SK

This training is the foundation of Collaborative Practice and an essential building block for new collaborative practitioners. It is also an excellent refresher for all current collaborative practitioners. We explore negotiation theory dynamics of conflict and effective communication techniques and enhance your settlement negotiation skill set to help you meet clients’ needs in all forms of practice.

Part 2: Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce

June 18 & 19, 2024 at Queen’s House Retreat in Saskatoon, SK

The collaborative methodology assists separating and/or divorcing couples reach fair and informed settlements and keep out of adversarial court processes. Interdisciplinary professionals work in a transparent and supportive team, each providing their particular expertise, supporting couples to achieve cost-effective, solution-oriented and enduring resolutions and agreements. Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice training is a prerequisite to work in collaborative interdisciplinary practice. This workshop is specifically designed for Lawyers, Mediators, Mental Health professionals (e.g., Clinical Social Workers, Psychologists) and Financial Professionals (e.g., financial planners, tax specialists and business valuators) and will focus on the foundational principles, processes and skills required to work in interdisciplinary collaborative practice. The workshop meets international standards.

For more information and to register click here.

ACT From The Inside - Out: An Experiential Introductory Workshop

To Register and find more information please visit: https://growingmindspsychology.ca/workshops/act-from-the-inside-out



Dates

Friday, 10 May 2024 09:00 to 16:30 MDT

Saturday, 11 May 2024 09:00 to 16:30 MDT


Presenter

Dr. Sheri Turrell

Location

Holiday Inn & Suites Calgary South, T2J 7E1

Rooms can be booked at a reduced rate here.


Price

$560.00 (Early Bird - Before April 10th, 2024)

$610.00 (Regular Rate)


Description of the Workshop

Acceptance  and commitment therapy (ACT) is an empirically supported, transdiagnostic, contextual therapy that frames suffering as a response to the inevitable pain of living a human life. ACT is a behavior-based therapy targeting psychological and behavioral flexibility, the ability to do what matters in the presence of whatever shows up inside (i.e., thoughts, emotions, and urges). Participants will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the theoretical and philosophical foundations underlying the therapeutic model through engaging exercises, setting the stage for foundationally consistent treatment interventions. Participants will benefit from a firsthand understanding of the futility of the efforts to avoid or control pain and the ACT approach to relieve suffering.

This  2-day workshop will give clinicians the opportunity to learn the ACT model from the inside-out. Sheri is known for her jargon-free, attentive, and engaging training style, giving participants an immersive understanding of the model and the treatment experience. You will be guided, step by step, from assessment and case formulation, through to consent and therapy interventions for work with teens and adults. There will be opportunities to learn through didactic instruction, engagement with clinical material, real plays, role plays, and direct feedback.

Although not required, it is highly recommended that attendees have some previous knowledge of the foundations of the model and the therapeutic processes. You can access Chapter 1 of ACT for Adolescents: A Clinician Guide" for an introduction or review of basic background information.

https://www.lifeinbalancetherapy.ca/publications

Learning Objectives

Presenter Info

Dr. Sheri Turrell is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst from Toronto, Canada with over twenty years of experience in mental health. She is an internationally recognized expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ("ACT," pronounced as a single word) and author of several best-selling ACT books. Sheri divides her professional time between her private practice, supervising students, and providing consultation and trainings, locally and internationally, to graduate students and clinicians. She provides individual therapy for teens and adults and has facilitated ACT groups for teens for over 10 years. She recently released an online self-help program for teens and young adults, Choose Your Life, available through her website, https://www.lifeinbalancetherapy.ca


In-person workshop by Deb Dana, LCSW, clinician, consultant, and internationally recognized author and speaker specializing in complex trauma and the Polyvagal Theory.

In this two-day, experiential workshop Deb Dana shares her Polyvagal Theory guided approach to therapy. Participants will learn:

• how trauma shapes the nervous system

• the three organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory

• how to create autonomic maps and use them as a guide in treatment

• practical ways to track and interrupt habitual response patterns

• techniques to engage the co-regulating pathways of the Social Engagement System in your therapy sessions to improve clinical outcomes

• how the guiding questions of Polyvagal-informed therapy influence clinical practice


WHEN

Wednesday April 10 and Thursday April 11, 9 AM to 4PM daily.

WHERE

Hotel Arts, Calgary, AB

REGISTRATION

Early Bird Fee: $495 per person (cut-off date February 23, 2024)

Regular Fee: $550 per person

Please note that the last day for registration is Thursday, April 4, 2024

A Certificate of Completion will be provided for verification of CEU credits.


More information and registration: https://arnicafoundation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Arnica_PolyvagalTheory.pdf


Sponsored by Arnica Foundation. 

Arnica Foundation invests in adolescent girls and young women to help them grow into emotionally strong and powerful women.


www.arnicafoundation.ca


The Alberta Clinical Hypnosis Society has some very exciting training workshops this fall. No matter your experience with Clinical Hypnosis, we have a workshop for you.  These certifications are intended for registered health professionals including psychologists, social workers, nurses, physicians, dentists, counselors, and those in related healthcare fields. 

 For more information and registration visit our website at: https://www.clinicalhypnosis.ca/events  

 

Level 1: Perfect for beginners or students interested in learning how to use Clinical Hypnosis in their practice, the level 1 workshop will teach you everything you need to know in order to safely induce trance and utilize suggestion in a therapeutic context. Participants will also receive a complimentary 1-year membership with our society which brings discounts to additional trainings and events as well as discount on our store which includes additional hypnosis resources.  

 Date: 8-10 March 24 

Location: Virtual 

 

Level 2: This training is designed to give those who have completed level 1 more tools and practice in order to hone their hypnosis skills. With more intermediate content the level 2 workshop increases skills and builds confidence in the use of hypnosis. It prepares participants to move on to the Advanced Workshop level and Individual Consultation with a strong basis of skills and understanding of the principles and practice of clinical hypnosis. 

 Date: 19-21 April 24 

Location: Virtual 

 

Spring Conference: This year we are excited to have Dr. Louis Damis, Ph.D, Diplomate with the American Board of Professional Psychology & Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology. Dr Louis will be teaching "Hypnosis for the Treatment of Developmental Trauma Disorders" as an experiential workshop where participants will have the opportunity to practice their skills with feedback from Dr. Louis.  

 Date: 17-19 May 24 

Location: Banff, AB 


Psychedelics are changing the future of mental health care – are you ready for it? 

We are likely less than a year away from the FDA approving MDMA to treat PTSD. Are you ready?

Psychedelic-assisted therapy (PAT) represents a ground-breaking shift in the landscape of mental healthcare. This innovative approach employs substances like psilocybin, MDMA, and ketamine in a controlled and therapeutic setting to help individuals overcome various mental health challenges. The results have been transformative. Research and clinical trials have shown that these substances can catalyze profound, long-lasting psychological healing. 

Psilocybin, for instance, has demonstrated remarkable efficacy in treating depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. MDMA-assisted therapy has shown promise in alleviating the burdens of trauma and strengthening the patient-therapist relationship. These therapies often require only a few sessions, which is a stark contrast to the years typically needed in traditional talk therapy. By providing a window into the subconscious and promoting introspection, psychedelics enable patients to confront and process deeply rooted emotional and psychological issues. They foster a sense of interconnectedness, empathy, and self-acceptance, leading to improved mental health and a higher quality of life. Learn More 


Course: Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

From March 8, 2024 to May 3, 2024

Numinus offers their Fundamentals of PAT program available for registration starting in March, which is the first course requirement in their pathways towards certification and 50 CE hours. As a member of the Psychology Association of Saskatchewan, you’re eligible to receive 15% off our training programs with code PAS15 to help cover some of the costs of this crucial training.

Register Now

For more information, please contact training@numinus.com

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:

https://canadianplaytherapy.com/training/foundation-play-therapy-training/

Any Questions contact: kip@capttraining.com


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