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Coming Events

Want to keep track of events relevant to the discipline and profession of psychology in a national calendar? Look no further. The CPA maintains a calendar of upcoming events as a service to the community. Keep your agendas open and mark your calendars! If you would like to advertise your event, please contact us. 

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Chronological Listing of Events


October 27 - 29, 2017

The 13th Annual CADDRA ADHD Conference and Pre-conference Events

    Location: Hilton Quebec, Quebec City, QC.
    This meeting will address many topics and issues of interest to you as a clinician or researcher working in the field of ADHD. The conference is preceded by the 4th Annual ADHD Research Day and ADHD Institute workshops.

    CADDRA Conference
    October 28 - 29

    The 2017 Scientific Committee has developed an exciting program that includes diverse key note presentations and a choice of seminars and workshops. Sessions will include internationally known speakers, seminars on evidence-based practice and practical workshops. While conference keynote talks and many of the workshops and seminars will be in English only, a minimum of two workshops or seminars will be presented in French at each break-out session.
    Les discussions suite aux conférences CADDRA de même que la majorité des ateliers et des séminaires seront en anglais seulement. Cependant, au moins deux ateliers ou séminaires seront présentés en français lors de chaque séance de discussion.

    Pre-conference Events
    October 28
    Research Day

    The 4th Annual Research Day will include a keynote presentation and talks from independent, trainee and student researchers working on topics related to ADHD. The format encourages networking and exchange of ideas among researchers. The day will finish with a poster presentation and reception. Oral presentations at the Research Day will be in English only, but poster submissions are invited in either English or French.
    Les présentations orales lors de la Journée de la recherche seront en anglais seulement, mais les soumissions d’affiches peuvent être faites en anglais ou en français.

    ADHD Institute
    Small group interactive workshops on child and adolescent ADHD and adult ADHD will be offered at introductory and advanced levels.


November 2nd – 4th, 2017

The Ontario Psychological Association’s 70th Annual Conference

    Location: The Historic Toronto OMNI King Edward Hotel

    In celebration of OPA's 70th Anniversary, Early Bird Fees will apply to all registrants!! Take advantage of the group rates for 3 or more (10% off Early Bird Fees). Prices include HST, lunch and light refreshments.

    Register now to take advantage of OPA's limited offer to enjoy a free hotel room with your registration for one night.

    Don't forget to book your hotel rooms here.

    Register today

    The Pre-Conference will offer a full-day Mindfulness Workshop:

    Morning Session - Mindfulness Meditation in Clinical Practice: Research, Rationale & Empirical Evidence
    Presented by: Dr. Zindel Segal

    Afternoon Session - The Cultivation of Therapeutic Presence with Mindfulness
    Presented by: Dr. Shari Geller

    Join us to pay tribute to Gord Downie, as Mike Downie and Chanie Wenjack's sister accept OPA's Public Service Award to the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund, it will have a special poignancy.

    View the updated 2017 Conference Preliminary Program


November 2-4, 2017

9th Canadian Conference on Dementia

November 3rd, 2017, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Selective Mutism Advanced Strategies for Professionals with Dr. Annie Simpson and Dr. Rosalind Catchpole

    Location: Library Square Conference Centre, 350 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver
    Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/selective-mutism-advanced-strategies-for-professionals-tickets-37507779779?aff=es2

    Workshop Details
    This highly experiential workshop will involve a combination of didactics, modelling, and hands on practice of specific Selective Mutism skills. Attendees will be coached live by experts while role playing scenarios that children typically face. Only 30 tickets available for this workshop. 4 CE Credits (CPA). Early bird pricing is available until September 31, 2017.

    Workshop Learning Objectives
    • Understand the behavioural conceptualization of the development of Selective Mutism and the rationale behind this treatment approach
    • Learn how to identify and demonstrate warm-up skills (Child Directed Interactions) in the treatment of Selective Mutism
    • Understand and be able to demonstrate the concept of stimulus fading
    • Learn how to identify and demonstrate questions that increase the likelihood of verbal responding (Verbal Directed Interactions)
    Recommended Attendees
    Education and Mental Health Professionals who work with children with Selective Mutism Disorder including, but not limited to psychologists, clinical counsellors, school counsellors, speech-language pathologists, classroom teachers, and caregivers.

    Early Bird Pricing - $199 - before October 1st
    Regular Pricing - $250 - on or after October 1st
    4 CE Credits (CPA)
    Space is limited to 30 participants. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

    For more information click here

November 27-29 (ADOS-2) and November 30 – December 2 (ADI-R), 2017

Session 1: ADOS-2 and ADI-R Clinical Training

    Location: University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

    Dr. Adam McCrimmon is pleased to host another clinical training session for the ADOS-2 and ADI-R at the University of Calgary. The ADOS-2 is a semi-structured, standardized measure of communication, social interaction, play, and restricted and receptive behaviours synonymous with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The ADI-R is a semi-structured diagnostic clinical interview conducted with parents of a child suspected of having ASD. They are widely considered the ‘gold standard’ measures of assessment and diagnosis of ASD. Attendees will receive training on administration and scoring of all tasks of the ADOS-2 and/or all questions on the ADI-R, as well as the measures’ role in clinical diagnosis for ASD. For more information about either training session or to express your interest in attending, please email Adam at awmccrim@ucalgary.ca or complete the application form at https://www.ucalgary.ca/asert/files/asert/training-application.pdf.

Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2, 2017,
Registration and Breakfast 8:30a; Workshop 9:00a - 4.30p

Acceptance & Change in Psychotherapy: Working with Emotion

    Where: YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto

    We are very excited with the strong response to our annual workshop and happy to extend our early bird registration rate to October 31st. It is our privilege to present Drs. Leslie Greenberg and Kelly Koerner for the Centre for MindBody Health's annual training. We invite you to join a strong and supportive clinical community and to learn with these master therapists. Also available is a group discount of 10% for five or more participants applying together. CCPA Continuing Education credits pending.

    Join a strong evidence-based clinical community and enjoy a presentation by two master therapists, Dr. Leslie Greenberg and Dr. Kelly Koerner. They will share their thoughts and approaches to “Acceptance and Change in Working with Emotions in Psychotherapy.” Demonstrations in videos, modelling role-plays and practical applications will incorporate the concepts and therapeutic skills for your own clinical work with clients.


    To learn more about the workshop: Click Here

    In 2015 we launched our annual gathering of psychotherapists and hosted a workshop at U of T’s Hart House, “Working with Emotions in Psychotherapy”. We returned to Hart House last year with, “Working with Shame in Psychotherapy”. Both workshops were thought-provoking and challenged our thinking and practices with our clients. They were also sold out.

    This third annual workshop maintains the high quality we aim for in our trainings. We’ve secured two extraordinary clinical and research practitioners as our presenters. We have also moved to a larger venue while maintaining the very important networking, community connections and delicious snacks and lunch you’ve come to expect from CMBH’s annual training workshop.

    We invite you to join our community of clinical and research practitioners and attend this very special workshop with Drs. Greenberg and Koerner.

    For questions or more information please contact:
    250 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 200
    Toronto, ON
    M4R 1A7
    T: 416-855-CMBH (2624)

December 13-15, 2017

Session 2: ADOS-2 Clinical Training

    Location: York University, Toronto, Ontario

    York University is pleased to host another clinical training session for the ADOS-2 on December 13-15 being offered by Dr. Adam McCrimmon, a Certified Independent Trainer for the measure. The ADOS-2 is a semi-structured, standardized measure of communication, social interaction, play, and restricted and receptive behaviours synonymous with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It is widely considered the ‘gold standard’ measure of behavioural observation for assessment and diagnosis of ASD. Attendees will receive training on administration and scoring of all tasks of the measure and the measure’s role in clinical diagnosis for ASD. For more information about this training session or to express your interest in attending, please email Adam at awmccrim@ucalgary.ca or complete the form at https://www.ucalgary.ca/asert/files/asert/training-application.pdf.


March 24 - 31, 2018

ADHD 2018 - Exploring the Horizons

July 15th - 19th, 2018

25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD 2018)

June 22-23, 2018

21st Annual Meeting of Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research (SITAR)

June 26 – 30, 2018

2018 International Congress of Applied Psychology
Psychology: Connecting Science to Solutions

    Location: Montréal
    Email: ICAP2018@cpa.ca
    Website: http://ICAP2018.com/
    Every four years, the IAAP organizes a world congress of applied psychology which serves as a review of advances in applied psychology and unites several thousand psychologists from all over the world.

    The 29th ICAP will be held in Montreal, Quebec in Canada from June 26-30, 2018, and is being hosted by the Canadian Psychological Association in collaboration with MCI Canada.

    Applied Psychology uses the methods and findings of scientific psychology to create solutions for the practical problems of individuals, groups and societies. We chose the theme for the 2018 ICAP -- Psychology: Connecting Science to Solutions -- to highlight this thriving partnership between science and practice and to extend a warm invitation to both scientists and practitioners.

    The ICAP was last held in Montréal in 1974, and we are delighted to welcome you back after all of these years to the Palais des congrès de Montréal, a modern and attractive venue right in the heart of the city. Montréal has been described as a “slice of old Europe in a pie of contemporary design”; it is a world class multicultural city and the proudly recognized centre of francophone culture in North America. Montréal was named a UNESCO City of Design in 2006, and the International Congress and Convention Association in 2009 named it North America's leading host city for international association events.