Educational Events

As part of its online professional development information, MDPAC maintains a list of educational events which may be of interest to its members and to primary care physicians who provide psychotherapy. To list an educational event on this webpage, please forward the name of the event, date, location, and website address of the organization hosting the event to our email

 

 

 

May 2020

 

DISARMING THE NARCISSIST: THE ART OF EMPATHIC CONFRONTATION AND LIMIT SETTING
May 8, 2020
Ottawa, ON
Approved for 5.5 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and no hours of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours)
For more information or to register, visit https://magentix.ca/seminars/

 

2 Day Intensive: DBT Skills Training
Calgary, AB
May 11 – 12, 2020
Approved for 12 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits for 2 days and 2 hours of MDPAC CCI credits for the 2 days (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 
For more details or to register, visit http://www.jackhirose.com

 

Compassion-Focused Therapy in Practice
May 14 –May 15, 2020
Toronto, ON
Approved for 12 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and 2 hours of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 
For more details or to register, visit https://leadingedgeseminars.org 

 

Fierce Self-Compassion  with Kristin Neff, PhD 
May 25, 2020 
Kitchener, ON
For more details or to register, visit http://www.missionempowerment.ca/fierce-self-compassion.html 

 

The Western Canadian Conference on Trauma and Addictions: Canada’s Premier Clinical Skills Conference
Edmonton, AB
May 27 – 29, 2020
Approved for 18 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits for 3 days and 3 hours of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 
For more details or to register, visit http://www.jackhirose.com/ 

 

Understanding & Addressing Vicarious Traumatization
Calgary, AB
May 28, 2020
Approved for 6 hours of MDPAC Group-CE credits for 1 day and 1 hour of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 
For more details or to register, visit http://www.jackhirose.com/ 

 

The Cannabis Primer: What Mental Health and Education Professionals Need to Know
Calgary, AB
May 29, 2020
Approved for 6 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and 1 hour of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 
For more details or to register, visit http://www.jackhirose.com/ 

 

EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY- Working Escalated Couples
May 28 & 29 2020
Ottawa, ON
For more information or to register, visit https://magentix.ca/seminars/

Day 1: Keeping your Focus with Highly Escalated Couples
May 28 2020
Approved for 5.5 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and no hours of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours).

Day 2: Going deeper to Create Stronger Emotional Bonds
May 29 2020
Approved for 5.5 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and no hours of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 

NOTE: If both days are attended, 1 hour of MDPAC CCI credits is approved.

 

Healing Trauma in Couples Therapy
May 28 –May 29, 2020
Toronto, ON
Approved for 12 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and 2 hours of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours).
For more details or to register, visit https://leadingedgeseminars.org

 

 

June 2020

Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up: Relational Strategies to Treat Challenging Trauma Clients
Richmond, BC
June 1 – 2, 2020
Approved for 12 hours of MDPAC Group-CE for 2 days and 2 hours of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 
For more details or to register, visit http://www.jackhirose.com 

 

Practical Strategies to Help Clients with Panic, Generalized Anxiety, Phobias and OCD
Richmond, BC
June 3 – 4, 2020
Approved for 12 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits for 2 days and 2 hours of MDPAC CCI credits for the 2 days (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 
For more details or to register, visit http://www.jackhirose.com 

 

Adult Attachment in Clinical Practice: Understanding & Treating Insecure Adult Attachment with Annette Kussin, MSW, RSW
June 4-5, 2020 
Stratford, ON 
For more details or to register, visit http://www.missionempowerment.ca/adult-attachment.html 

 

Blending Western Practices with Traditional Aboriginal Approaches to Healing
June 5, 2020
Toronto, ON
Approved for 6.5 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and 1 hour of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 
For more details or to register, visit https://leadingedgeseminars.org 

 

Trauma and Attachment Across the Lifespan: Tools and Strategies to Address Complex Clients
Banff, AB
July 6 – 7 2020
Approved for 12 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits for 2 days and 2 hours of MDPAC CCI credits for the 2 days (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 
For more details or to register, visit http://www.jackhirose.com 

 

DBT Skills Training for Mental Health Professionals
Banff, AB
July 8, 2020
Approved for 6 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and 1 hour of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours).
For more details or to register, visit http://www.jackhirose.com

 

Trauma, Attachment, Affect Dysregulation and Shame: Treating the Seeds and the Cycle of Self-Destructive Behaviours
Toronto, ON
June 8 – June 9, 2020
Approved for 12 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits for 2 day workshop and 2 hours of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 
For more details or to register, visit https://leadingedgeseminars.org 

 

Hack Your Mind For Better Health
June 9 2020
Ottawa, ON
Approved for 5.5 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and no hours of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours)
For more information or to register, visit https://magentix.ca/seminars/

 

 

It’s the Law: What You Need to Know about Consent, Negligence, Confidentiality and more!
June 12, 2020
Toronto, ON
Approved for 6 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and 1 hours of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 
For more details or to register, visit https://leadingedgeseminars.org 

 

Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy: Applying Attachment Theory in Clinical Settings
June 15, 2020
Toronto, ON
Approved for 6 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and 1 hour of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 
For more details or to register, visit https://leadingedgeseminars.org

 

Emotion-Focused Family Therapy: Clinician Training with Adele Lafrance, PhD 
June 18-19, 2020 
Stratford, ON
For more details or to register, visit http://www.missionempowerment.ca/emotion-focused-family-therapy.html 

 

July 2020

Integrating EMDR into Your Clinical Practice: 5-Day Intensive
July 6 –July 10, 2020
Halifax, NS
Approved for 40 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and 6 hours of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 
For more details or to register, visit https://leadingedgeseminars.org 

 

Trauma and Attachment Across the Lifespan: Tools and Strategies to Address Complex Clients
Charlottetown, PEI
July 13 – 14, 2020
Approved for 12 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits for 2 days and 2 hours of MDPAC CCI credits for the 2 days (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 
For more details or to register, visit http://www.jackhirose.com 

 

3 Day Intensive Training in EMDR: Assessing, Resourcing and Treatment Techniques for Trauma and Anxiety
Calgary, AB
July 13 – 15, 2020
Approved for 18 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits for 3 days and 3 hours of MDPAC CCI credits for the 3 days (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 
For more details or to register, visit http://www.jackhirose.com 

 

DBT Skills Training for Mental Health Professionals
Charlottetown, PEI
July 15, 2020
Approved for 6 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and 1 hour of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours).
For more details or to register, visit http://www.jackhirose.com 

 

3 Day Intensive: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Edmonton, AB
July 20 – 22, 2020
Approved for 18 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits for 3 days and 3 hours of MDPAC CCI credits for the 3 days (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 
For more details or to register, visit http://www.jackhirose.com 

 

September 2020

Integrating EMDR into Your Clinical Practice: 5-Day Intensive
September 14 –September 18, 2020
Toronto, ON
Approved for 40 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and 6 hours of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 
For more details or to register, visit https://leadingedgeseminars.org 

 

Integrating EMDR into Your Clinical Practice: 5-Day Intensive
September 21 –September 25, 2020
Vancouver, BC
Approved for 40 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and 6 hours of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 
For more details or to register, visit https://leadingedgeseminars.org 

 

November 2020

Progress Monitoring: Tools to enhance therapeutic alliance and inform complex case interventions
Toronto, ON
November 8, 2019
Approved for 6.5 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and 1 hours of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 
For more details or to register, visit https://leadingedgeseminars.org 

 

February 2021

Presence and Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy: A Foundational Approach for Therapists and Clients
with Drs. Chris Germer and Shari Geller
February 5 & 6, 2021
Toronto, ON
Approved for the 2 day workshop – 11.5 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits and 1 hour of MDPAC CCI credits for 2 days (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours). 
For further information or to register, visit https://cmbh.space/event/presence-and-self-compassion-in-psychotherapy-a-foundational-approach-for-therapists-clients/ 

 

 

OTHER PROGRAMS

 

Clinical Supervision Training Program

This program is for mental health professionals interested in expanding their skill set to become a clinical supervisor. Participants will learn how to supervise those who are working with children, adolescents or parents in both the private and public sectors. The program is taught by experienced supervisors with specialized training. A range of psychoanalytic theories will inform the spectrum of supervisory approaches and techniques. Presentations will use a case study approach and are adaptive to a range of experience levels. New supervisors are welcome. This training meets the CRPO requirements for didactic training for individuals looking to become supervisors.  
Dates: 5 weeks, Saturdays in Winter 2020  (January 25, February 8, February 22, March 7, March 29)
Location: 427 Vaughan Road, Toronto, ON, M6C 2P1
For more details or to register, visit www.cicapp.ca  

 

 

Toronto Psychoanalytic Society Seminars: 2019/2020 Programs

Toronto Psychoanalytic Society (TPS) is a not-for-profit association of professional psychoanalysts engaged in the development and advancement of clinical psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic thought in Toronto. It was founded in 1965 as a branch of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society (CPS), a component society of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) founded by Freud, with headquarters in London, England.

 

Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (FPP)
This course is offered by the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society & Institute to mental health professionals interested in learning about the ideas and theories of psychoanalytic therapy. It combines teaching of basic concepts of psychoanalytic psychotherapy with presentation of clinical cases and explanations of therapy techniques. It starts in September and runs for 24 weeks. The FPP meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians and has been accredited for 56.0 Main-Pro M1 credits (2 Mainpro-M1 credits per session). The FPP  has been recognized under section 1 of the Framework for Maintenance of Certification of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and has been accredited for 56.0 Section 1 credits (2 Section 1 credits per session).

Location: Toronto Psychoanalytic Society - 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 203, Toronto, ON  M4T 1M9

For more information ; www.torontopsychoanalysis.com

 

ADVANCED TRAINING PROGRAM IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY (ATPPP)
This program is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. On graduation, a diploma is conferred by the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society, and a certificate of completion is issued by the Office of Continuing Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. The program meets the accreditation criteria of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada - 213.0 Section 1 credits (for 2-year curriculum (1.5 Section 1 credits per session); and the College of Family Physicians of Canada - 213.0 Mainpro-M1 credits (for 2-year curriculum (1.5 Mainpro-M1 credits per session)
Location: Toronto Psychoanalytic Society - 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 203, Toronto, ON  M4T 1M9
For more information www.torontopsychoanalysis.com

 

SPECIAL EXTENSION PROGRAM SEMINARS -  Clinical Consultation Workshop for Mental Health Professionals Working with Infants, Children, Adolescents, Parents and their Families
Thursday, 9:30 am – 11:30 am: October 3, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 2019; January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5, 26, April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2020 (25 seminars)
DISTANCE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE
Location: Toronto Psychoanalytic Society - 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 203, Toronto, ON  M4T 1M9
For more information or to register online: www.torontopsychoanalysis.com

 

SPECIAL EXTENSION PROGRAM SEMINARS – Infant Observation
Tuesday, 9:30 am – 11:00 am: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 2019; January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 3, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 2020 (25 seminars)
DISTANCE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE
Limited to 5 Participants
Location: Toronto Psychoanalytic Society - 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 203, Toronto, ON  M4T 1M9
For more information or to register online: www.torontopsychoanalysis.com

 

Extension COURSE THREE – Cinema and Psychoanalysis – DAZED AND CONFUSED: Film reflections of children in today’s world
Friday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: October 25, November 29, 2019; January 31, February 28, March 27, April 24, May 29, 2020
Location: Toronto Psychoanalytic Society - 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 203, Toronto, ON  M4T 1M9
For more information or to register online: www.torontopsychoanalysis.com

 

Extension COURSE FOUR – Clinical Lacan: Interpretations and Constructions
Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: November 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19, 2019
Location: Toronto Psychoanalytic Society - 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 203, Toronto, ON  M4T 1M9
For more information or to register online: www.torontopsychoanalysis.com

 

Extension COURSE SIX – The Impasses Through Mutual Blaming: Dealing with High Conflict Divorce from a Psychoanalytic Perspective
Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020
DISTANCE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE
Location: Toronto Psychoanalytic Society - 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 203, Toronto, ON  M4T 1M9
For more information or to register online: www.torontopsychoanalysis.com

 

Extension COURSE SEVEN– Techniques (Not Theories) of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: February 6, 13, 20, 27 March 5, 2020
Location: Toronto Psychoanalytic Society - 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 203, Toronto, ON  M4T 1M9
For more information or to register online: www.torontopsychoanalysis.com

 

Extension COURSE EIGHT – Reading Lacan – Lacan’s Seminar XX: On Feminine Sexuality, the Limits of Love and Knowledge, Encore. 1972-73.
Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 2020
DISTANCE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE
Location: Toronto Psychoanalytic Society - 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 203, Toronto, ON  M4T 1M9
For more information or to register online: www.torontopsychoanalysis.com

 

SPECIAL EXTENSION PROGRAM – Advanced Group: Carrying Out a “Diagnostic”, and Formulating an “Intervention” for Teams & Organizations that Are “Stuck” – Psychoanalytic Dimensions
Thursday, 7:30 pm (sharp) – 10:00 pm: March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 2020 (6 seminars)
Location: Toronto Psychoanalytic Society - 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 203, Toronto, ON  M4T 1M9
For more information or to register online: www.torontopsychoanalysis.com

 

Extension COURSE NINE – Exploring Psychoanalysis and Spirituality: An (Un)easy Co-existence
Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 2020
DISTANCE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE
Location: Toronto Psychoanalytic Society - 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 203, Toronto, ON  M4T 1M9
For more information or to register online: www.torontopsychoanalysis.com

 

Extension COURSE TEN – Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Sexualities: Freud’s Revolution and ‘Emergent’ Sexualities
Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2020
DISTANCE PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE
Location: Toronto Psychoanalytic Society - 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 203, Toronto, ON  M4T 1M9
For more information or to register online: www.torontopsychoanalysis.com

 

52nd ATPPP Scientific Session – A NEW ORDER OF LOVE. OUR CLINICAL WORK IN THE TIME OF SOCI@L MEDIA
Saturday, May 2, 2020: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presenter       Martina Burdet
Discussant      Martin Gauthier, MD
Location: Toronto Psychoanalytic Society - 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 203, Toronto, ON  M4T 1M9
For more information or to register online: www.torontopsychoanalysis.com

 

 

 

Other Sites Relevant to  Continuing Professional Development

CAMH - http://www.camh.ca/en/education/about/AZCourses/Pages/cbt_si.aspx

Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association -http://cgpa.ca

Centre for Mindfulness Studies - http://www.mindfulnessstudies.com/

Jack Hirose & Associates Inc. - http://www.jackhirose.com/upcoming-workshops

Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education - http://www.cme.hms.harvard.edu/

Leading Edge Seminars - http://www.leadingedgeseminars.org/

Mission: Empowerment!  http://www.missionempowerment.ca

Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute - http://www.mountsinai.on.ca/care/psych/staff-education-programs/mspi/

New England Educational Institute - http://www.neei.org/aboutus/default.aspx

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/cpl/Community/index.html

Ontario Medical Association - https://omamentalhealth.wordpress.com

Oshawa Psychotherapy Training Institute - http://www.oshawapsychotherapytraining.com

Psychotherapy Ottawa - www.psychotherapyottawa.com

Psychotherapy Practice Research Network - Therapeutic Alliance-Focused Training and Clinical Supervision: pprnet@uottawa.ca

Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis - www.ticp.on.ca

Toronto Psychoanalytic Society - www.torontopsychoanalysis.com

 

WEBINARS

Deepening Your Clinical Supervision Skills: 18-Hour Webinar
May 29, June 12, June 19, June 26, July 10 and July 24, 2020
Approved for 3 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits for each of 6 webinars so if all taken there is a total of 18 hours.  As webinars are not on consecutive days there are zero  MDPAC CCI credits.  (each webinar must be entered separately as taken).
For more details or to register, visit https://leadingedgeseminars.org 

 

On-Line CPD Activity: Mind-Brain-Gene - Toward Psychotherapy Integration
Approved for 12 hours of MDPAC Self-Directed CE credits
For more information or to register, visit http://www.jackhirose.com/upcoming-workshops 

Psychotherapy e - Resources (PTeR)
Approved for a Minimum 3-8 hours per module of MDPAC Online Group-CE credits to a maximum of 42 hours. 
For more information or to register, visit https://pter.mcmaster.ca 

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Strategies to Help Individuals with ASD 
Approved for 2 of MDPAC Self-Learning credits hours
For more information or to register, please visit http://www.jackhirose.com/upcoming-workshops

 

Anxiety & Trauma in Children & Adolescents: Treating this Increasing Condition
Approved for 2 of MDPAC Self-Learning credits hours
For more information or to register, please visit http://www.jackhirose.com/upcoming-workshops

 

Play Therapy: The Power of Play Techniques for Child & Adult Healing
Approved for 2 of MDPAC Self-Learning credits hours
For more information or to register, please visit http://www.jackhirose.com/upcoming-workshops

 

Working with Traumatized Teens: How to Get Unhooked
Approved for 2 of MDPAC Self-Learning credits hours

For more information or to register, please visit http://www.jackhirose.com/upcoming-workshops

 

The Essential DBT Skills Toolkit
Approved for 2 of MDPAC Self-Learning credits hours
For more information or to register, please visit http://www.jackhirose.com/upcoming-workshops 

 

Learning to Lean into the Storm: Strategies & Interventions for High-Risk Youth
Approved for 2 of MDPAC Self-Learning credits hours
For more information or to register, please visit http://www.jackhirose.com/upcoming-workshops 

 

Advanced Mindfulness Toolbox for Rewriting the Brain
MDPAC Self-Learning credits 2 hours for each of 6 module = 12 hours of MDPAC Self-Directed CE
For more information or to register, visit http://webinars.jackhirose.com/


Teens, Anxiety and Depression: Active Strategies to Move Teens Forward
MDPAC Self-Learning credits 2 hours for each of 3 module = 6 hours of MDPAC Self-Directed CE
For more information or to register, visit http://webinars.jackhirose.com/

 

The Evidence-Based and Individualized Treatment of Depression
MDPAC Self-Learning credits 2 hours for each of 6 module = 12 hours of MDPAC Self-Directed CE
For more information or to register, visit http://webinars.jackhirose.com/



The Personality Disorder Toolbox: Practical Strategies for Meeting the Challenges of Your Most Difficult Cases
MDPAC Self-Learning credits 2 hours for each of 6 module = 12 hours of MDPAC Self-Directed CE
For more information or to register, visit http://webinars.jackhirose.com/

 

The 10 Best Ever Anxiety Management Techniques
MDPAC Self-Learning credits 2 hours for each of 6 module = 12 hours of MDPAC Self-Directed CE
For more information or to register, visit http://webinars.jackhirose.com/

 

Sex, Intimacy & Addiction in the Digital Age
MDPAC Self-Learning credits 2 hours for each of 6 module = 12 hours of MDPAC Self-Directed CE
For more information or to register, visit http://webinars.jackhirose.com/

 

 

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