Upcoming Educational Opportunities

Unless specifically stated, the CRPNBC does not endorse or recommend any of the events, conferences or workshops listed below; they are posted for information only, and we make no representations as to their quality or content. To request a posting of an educational event, click HERE.

  • Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute

    October 12, 2017

    November 17, 2017, 8:30am – 4:00pm
    Note, registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30am
    Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Downtown Vancouver – Pavilion Ballroom

    $75.00 for non-association members
    $50.00 for association members
    $50.00 for students

    The Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute in collaboration with the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the BCCNA is pleased to offer a one-day workshop for B.C. nurses. Nurses of all nursing designations are invited to join us for a day of compelling conversation and learning focused around nursing leadership.

    Don’t miss out on this fantastic chance to take part in the world-famous Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute!

    Workshop Goals:

    • Reflect on evidence-based healthcare leadership frameworks, and how to lead more effectively in complex times.
    • Delve into Kouzes & Posner’s Five Practices of Exemplary Leaders.
    • Examine Use of Self including Emotional Intelligence & Resilience.
    • Explore concepts of Ethical Leadership: What, Why, How?
    • Apply concepts discussed to the current nursing environment in British Columbia.

    View full details and registration info

  • Jack Hirose & Associates

    September 21, 2017

    Jack Hirose & Associates
    Quality workshops for mental health & education professionals

    SAVE $10 off using the promo code: CRPNBC10


    Presented by Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW

    Location: Jewish Community Centre, 950 W. 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC
    Times: 9am – 4pm

    Working with Hard-to-Engage Children and Adolescents: I Don’t Want to Talk About It 
    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    Working with difficult-to-engage clients can be frustrating and challenging, even for seasoned clinicians. The challenge of working with younger clients in therapy can be further compounded by their fear of entering therapy, their lack of control over the decision to attend therapy, their feeling of being scapegoated for family problems, their lack of motivation for treatment, and their developmental capacity which can make it difficult for them to respond to traditional talk-therapy.

    The first step in working with hard-to-engage clients is understanding the reasons underlying what has been called “resistance.” The second step involves engaging clients in the therapeutic process. Best-selling author and one of Canada’s foremost presenters on childhood trauma, Liana Lowenstein will outline the factors that underlie engaging hard-to-reach children and families. She will present tips, tricks, and techniques to engage children, adolescents, and parents in therapy and maximize potential for change. Emphasis will be on play-based, expressive arts techniques for use with preschool, school-aged, and adolescent clients. This will include therapeutic games, art, music, and stories. Strategies for engaging parents in therapy will be outlined, as well as activities for use in child-focused family therapy sessions.

    The techniques will be applied to specific clinical examples to illustrate how they can build rapport, facilitate open communication, and help the client work through treatment goals.

    Evidence-Based Interventions for Traumatized Children & Adolescents 
    Friday, October 27, 2017

    There have been a number of treatments developed and tested in recent years specifically geared to treating traumatized children. These approaches share many of the same core components, as listed below (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2013):

    • Engaging clients
    • Conducting a systemic assessment
    • Providing psychoeducation
    • Addressing children and families’ traumatic stress reactions
    • Completing and processing a trauma narrative
    • Enhancing emotional regulation and anxiety management
    • Facilitating adaptive coping
    • Strengthening parenting skills and behaviour management
    • Enhancing safety skills

    The effectiveness of trauma-treatment with children and adolescents is enhanced by integrating playful, developmentally appropriate interventions so children will engage in treatment. Playful therapeutic techniques motivate children and adolescents to participate in sessions, facilitate skill building, and lead to a greater sense of enjoyment in the therapeutic process.

    Through PowerPoint presentation, activity demonstrations, videos of client sessions, and experiential exercises, this workshop will cover the following three components: Theoretical Overview, Assessment and Treatment. A brief theoretical overview will be presented to provide a context for the assessment and treatment interventions.

  • Action Packed CBT: More Walk, Less Talk

    July 18, 2017

    Action Packed CBT: More Walk, Less Talk
    A new “Show Me” Workshop presented by
    Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D

    Ottawa – Oct 26-27
    Toronto – Oct 30-31
    Vancouver – Nov-8-9

    We know from educational research that lasting learning and change are more likely to result from active experience and doing than from book knowledge alone. The phrase, “action-packed CBT” describes a therapeutic approach that combines talk with active learning experiences embedded into each session. It is designed to make therapy more effective and to promote faster client change.

    View full posting (PDF)

  • Recognizing and Responding to Adult Abuse

    January 4, 2017

    The Ministry of Health has developed a course on Recognizing and Responding to Adult Abuse. This easy to follow, eLearning training module was designed in collaboration with the health authorities and key stakeholders, and is intended to build awareness about recognizing, preventing and responding (including the duty to report, where relevant) to the abuse of adults.

    It covers key definitions and the different types of abuse, provides a scenario in a health care setting involving an adult with multiple vulnerabilities, and advises how to respond to suspected abuse and obtain more information.

    The course is available free through the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) LearningHub at: https://learninghub.phsa.ca/.

  • Consent to Health Care in BC: A Course for Health Care Providers

    January 4, 2017

    In collaboration with the health authorities and other key stakeholders, the Ministry of Health has developed Consent to Health Care in BC: A Course for Health Care Providers.

    This course, comprised of four learning modules (Background, Seeking Consent, Capability and Incapability, and Consent in a Residential Care Setting) is intended to guide health care providers (including staff of residential care facilities) in seeking valid consent from adults prior to delivering health care services.

    This course does not cover material relating to health care consent for minors (under the age of 19), the Adult Guardianship Act, or Part 3 of the Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act which has not yet been brought into force. The course is available at no cost through the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) LearningHub at: https://learninghub.phsa.ca/.

  • 10th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry

    November 2, 2016

    10th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry
    Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport
    Northwood Park
    Dublin, Ireland

    October 26 – 28, 2017

    Submit an abstract

    On behalf of the scientific committee we invite psychiatrists, practitioners, psychiatric mental health nurses, psychologists, health scientists, educators, trainers, researchers, managers, and policymakers engaged in the prevention, management, research into violence and aggression in mental health and intellectual disability settings to submit an abstract and / or attend the 10th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry to be held in Dublin, Ireland 26-28 October 2017.

    In 2017 the congress will be held in Dublin – Ireland. Since the first European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry the meeting has expanded rapidly in terms of the number of scientific contributions and participants; the previous congress in Copenhagen in 2015 was attended by more than 600 participants from 36 countries.

    The 10th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry is co-organized by the European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group (EViPRG) & the European Network for Training in the Management of Aggression (ENTMA08), and is a World Psychiatric Association (WPA) co-sponsored meeting.

    The 10th European Congress on Violence will focus strongly on clinically relevant and practically useful interdisciplinary scientific and practical knowledge with regard to interventions aimed at treating and reducing violence and aggression. The overall congress theme: “Creating collaborative care: a multi-partnership approach” reflects our commitment to partnership working between clinicians, researchers, educators, service users and carers.

    Please submit your abstract electronically by the 1st of March 2017. Poster abstracts can be submitted till the 1st of August 2017.

    Approval of accreditation will be requested from the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) for the award of Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits, and from the International Council of Nurses (ICN) for the award of International Continuing Nursing Education Credits (ICNECs).


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