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Conference Calendar

August 24 to 25, 2017

Integrating ABA Methods in Schools:
Supporting School Aged Children

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Presented by Richard Stock, PhD, BCBA-D at the SFU Harbour Centre in Vancouver, BC. Designed for teachers, education assistants, parents, speech-language pathologists, behavior interventionists, and behavior consultants. This two-day workshop will focus on using Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) methods to support students with autism from Kindergarten to Grade 12; in particular, those who are moderately to severely impacted by their autism. Some topics to be covered: elements of IEPs, behavioral problems, classroom strategies, and the Competing Pathways Diagram.

September 7th to 8th, 2017

Recovery Conference Capital of Canada

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Canada's premiere addiction recovery conference. Leading the change in care for addiction, this conference brings together leading international researchers, clinicians and policy makers providing evidence based knowledge. A two-day that conference that features four keynote speakers and includes breakfast and lunch on both days. This year's venue is the Anvil Centre in New Westminster, BC.

September 16 to September 17, 2017

Introduction to Adlerian Psychology

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This is an introductory course that will survey the core theoretical tenets of Adlerian psychology. Through a blend of instructor presentation and small group exercises emphasizing reflexive awareness, we will explore a series of Adlerian theories and concepts. The course is taught by Dr Chris Shelley, clinical director of The Adler Centre and may be taken for continuing education units or as a part of the Certification program for Adlerian Counsellors (2 credits) at the Alfred Adler Institute (APABC). The course will take place on the following dates: September 16, 17, 30, & Oct. 1st, 2017 (Saturdays & Sundays, 9 AM - 4 PM), in Vancouver. Venue TBA

The Adlerian Psychology Association of British Columbia strives to enrich the community by offering parenting education as well as counselling services.

September 16 to September 17, 2017

Certificate Program in Parent Education

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The Certificate Program in Parent Education is an 8-day program comprising of an introduction to Adlerian psychology, basic principles in Adlerian-based parenting, basic skills in adult education, and group dynamics. The program is open the the General Public and aimed at those wishing to gain a deeper understanding of Adlerian concepts in relation to parenting, those seeking to become parenting workshop facilitators, and anyone who comes into contact with children, parents, and families in their work. The program will run on the following dates: September 16th, 17th, 30th, October 1st (Saturday & Sunday), (Sunday, September 30, (Sunday, October 1st, 2017), from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each of these days. Venue: The Adler Centre

The Adlerian Psychology Association of British Columbia strives to enrich the community by offering parenting education as well as counselling services.

October 13 to 15, 2017

19th Annual Canadian Energy Psychology Conference

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A one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect with the leading minds in the field of Energy Psychology. This conference offers plenty of opportunity to network, develop professional skills, share and gain knowledge, and enjoy the company of like-minded individuals from around the world . Also included: morning qui gong, a nutritious breakfast, musical performances, and a Friday night movie.

October 20 to 21, 2017

Picturing Success: Visual Support Strategies
for Individuals with ASD

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Presented by Brenda Fossett, PhD, BCBA-D and held at the SFU Harbour Centre in Vancouver, BC. This two-day session will focus on the use of visual support strategies to meet the needs of children, youth, and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Topics covered will include: determining the right type of visuals for a specific individual, selecting specific visual support strategies to address specific needs or skills, and strategies for effectively implementing visual support strategies in a variety of contexts.

October 28, 2017

Dreams & Dream Interpretation

in Counselling & Psychotherapy
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This one-day professional development workshop combines experiential and practical discussion for implementing dream work into counselling and psychotherapy practice. The following topics will be explored: The science and psychology of dreams; Nightmares, ‘bad dreams’, and night terrors; Dream interpretation; Adlerian approaches to dream work; and clinical uses of dreams. (Eligible for 6 Continuing Education Units through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association) Facilitator is Dr. Chris Shelley, clinical director of The Adler Centre. Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at SFU Harbour Centre in Vancouver, BC..

The Adlerian Psychology Association of British Columbia strives to enrich the community by offering parenting education as well as counselling services.

November 7 to 8, 2017

Couples Therapy in the 21st Century: On Target, Effective and Revolutionary

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A two day workshop lead by Sue Johnson, Ed.D. This workshop will present the Emotionally Focused Model of Couple Therapy (EFT), and how it embodies the new science of love and bonding. Topics also included: analyzing video recorded counselling sessions, the nature of love and attachment, among others...

November 15th to 17th, 2017

Resilience, Recovery, & Relationship: Towards Flourishing Children & Youth

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A Neufeld Institute Conference held in Calgary, Alberta. Participants may choose to enroll in one day, two days or three days, with the conference itself being continuous in nature, building on the model and theoretical foundations that Dr. Neufeld will present. Neufeld Institute Faculty will flesh out this model of resilience with special applications in mind. Dr. Martin Brokenleg and Dr. Gabor Mate will add their wealth of experience and perspectives on this subject. The conference also features three doctors who will be in Maria LeRose’s most capable hands as she facilitates some dialogue and discussion between them. This conference is perfect for anyone working with and/or raising children (parents, caregivers, educators, counsellors, clinicians, nurses, etc).

November 16 to 17, 2017

Two Social Thinking® Days for Young Children

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Presented by Kari Zweber Palmer, MA, CCC-SLP and Ryan Hendrix, MS, CCC-SLP from the Social Thinking Training and Speakers' Collaborative. Conference will be held at Simon Fraser's Downtown Vancouver campus. This two day conference will focus on younger children with age-appropriate language skills. Day 1- Teaching social thinking through stories and play. Day 2- What does play have to do with classroom learning? - Exploring social executive functioning and social emotional learning for early learners.

April 18th to 21st, 2018

8th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD

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This interactive 2018 conference, held at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, will provide an opportunity to be at the forefront of addressing FASD (specifically in adolescents and adults). It will include a diverse group of professionals, researchers, students, families and individuals with FASD.

October 24 to 26, 2018

7th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

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Held at The Westin Calgary. This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals working in the field of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 7th conference will focus on a range of topics that impact the prevention and treatment of obesity beyond the clinic setting, considering the broader social and environmental factors that influence the health of children, adolescents, and families. This multi-theme meeting will explore the role that health care professionals can play in promoting healthy strategies within the greater community to enhance the well-being of children and adolescents living with obesity. Specifically, the conference will showcase examples of successful collaborations that span diverse settings, including the health care system, government, schools, and community at-large.

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