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Educational Opportunities

Continuing professional education opportunities can be found at the following sites. If you would like to post an educational opportunity please contact SSOT .

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)
Continuing Physical Therapy Education (CPTE)
British Columbia Society of Occupational Therapists (BCSOT)
Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists (SAOT)
Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT)
New Brunswick Association of Occupational Therapists (NBAOT)
Nova Scotia Society of Occupational Therapists (NSSOT)
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
The Canadian Society of Hand Therapists (CSHT)

A practising licence is not required for an occupational therapist to provide education in Saskatchewan. A licence is only required if the educational event includes treatment of clients. If you are planning an occupational therapy educational event in Saskatchewan, SSOT encourages you to ensure that the presenter clearly states in writing (handouts and brochures) and during the session introduction which province or country they do have a licence to practice occupational therapy in.

On-Going Courses and Continuing Education

Master of Education in Health Sciences Education (MEd in HSE) program
The Master of Education in Health Sciences Education (MEd in HSE) program extends the knowledge and skills of health sciences educators in the areas of educational pedagogy, educational research, and inter-professional leadership within the collaborative context of communities of practice of professional educators.  This is a part-time program designed for health professionals or health professional educators who are working full-time. Each program course is delivered through a blended format comprised of synchronous/asynchronous sessions and 1-2 face to face classes. Only one course is delivered completely face to face.  International students may apply, but due to the part-time nature and blended delivery format for this program, students are not eligible for Canadian residency if accepted into the program.  For more information, please follow the link.

Manual Lymph Activation
Lymphedema is a chronic and progressive health condition that results in fluid accumulation in the body (swelling/edema).  This condition affects many people in Saskatchewan and you can make a difference in their lives.  Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is the best practice standard for treating lymphedema clients. The EHIS Manual Lymph Activation postgraduate course is 135 hours of theoretical and practical training which meet the requirements of the CDT designation. The theoretical portion of the course is completed through an online portal, the lab is completed with in-person training.  The location will be Providence Place, 100 2nd Ave NE, Moose Jaw, SK.  The dates are May 3th - 5th, May 17th - 19th, May 31st - June 2nd, June 14th -16th.  For more information, please follow the link

Privacy Officer
Are you responsible for health records? This online course will help you learn about your responsibilities in complying with the Canadian Personal Information Privacy Electronic Documents Act. By the end of this course, you will have developed a risk assessment and management process for complaints and preventing breaches of privacy.  For more information or to register, please follow the link

Saskatchewan Institute of Health Leadership (SIHL)
The first of its kind in Canada, the Saskatchewan Institute of Health Leadership (SIHL) is an initiative of the Centre for Continuing Education, University of Regina in partnership with the: College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan, Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan College of Pharmacists, Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association, Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses, and the Ministry of Health.  The aim of the Institute is to bring together professionals from all disciplines and all levels within the healthcare system to foster leadership potential, skills and the creation of a leadership community that works together to promote, support and sustain good health.  SIHL includes professionals from all disciplines and all levels within the healthcare system. The Institute focuses on leaders of today and leaders of tomorrow. The Saskatchewan Institute of Health Leadership supports the goals of the provincial government by:  building leadership and professional development within an interdisciplinary context,  ensuring a new generation of skilled healthcare leaders, and cultivating a community of leaders with patient first focus.  This five-month program begins in November 2018 and will conclude in April 2019.  A five-day Opening Retreat will take place in Regina, Saskatchewan on November 5-9, 2018 with SIHL Course Presenters and Facilitators. A two-day Project Retreat will take place April 11-12, 2019.  Please find the link to the brochure or the link to register.

Driving Rehabilitation Therapy
Western University's School of Occupational Therapy is introducing the world’s first Master of Clinical Science Program in Driving Rehabilitation Therapy. This post-professional, one-year distance learning program is designed for therapists who are also working full-time. To fully understand the scope and content of the program our Faculty is willing to provide you with an information webinar, personal conversations, and in-person meeting in Saskatchewan (if there is enough demand). Please visit our website through the link for more information about this exciting program. http://www.uwo.ca/fhs/ot/programs/mclsc/index.html

Are you an Occupational Therapist Interested in Pursuing a Graduate Program at the U of S?
There are a variety of graduate programs that may be of interest to Occupational Therapists depending on your research interest.  As an example, the MSc and PhD programs in Health Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan are thesis-based graduate programs for students performing research within any of the clinical departments in the College of Medicine or the School of Physical Therapy.  Areas of research are varied and are dependent on the research interests, expertise of the student and their research supervisor.  Additionally, these programs offer relevant, centrally managed, mandatory courses that provide research skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary for any life and health science graduate regardless of the nature of the research project.  For information on these programs, please follow the link.  For a complete listing of  graduate programs at the University of Saskatchewan go to http://www.usask.ca/cgsr/grad_programs/ and University of Regina please follow the link.  

Dalhousie University Online Continuing Professional Development - Fall registration for OCCU 6507 Critical Perspectives on Inequities in Everyday Life  

Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) Testing Course at NAIT - Online

On-line Course - iPads at School:  An Occupational Therapy Approach

McMaster University - Master of Health Management
McMaster University offers an on-line Master program, directed to healthcare professionals who are seeking to assume or have assumed a leadership role in a variety of healthcare sectors. Graduates of the program will demonstrate new knowledge and skills in communication, political and healthcare environments, organizational behaviour and human resources management, research awareness and leadership. This on-line, part-time, course-based degree fits easily into an individual’s lifestyle. You are welcome to review our website for more information, http://healthmanagement.mcmaster.ca

OTepp Certificate Program
For more information email Nancy Lidstone at nlidsto@mcmaster.ca.

May

May 22nd - 23rd: Saskatoon, SK Diabetes - It`s Complicated!
Please find the attached brochure for more information on the upcoming AGM and Conference.  

May 27th - June 23rd: Online, Intimacy and Sexual Behaviour Among Older Adults in Long-Term Care
Workshop objectives are: Explore our own values and beliefs about intimacy, aging and the relationship between these sensitive topics, Appreciate the challenges presented by the desire for intimacy when faced with physical, mental, psychological, social and environmental barriers, and Increase our awareness of strategies and opportunities we can embrace.  For more information or to register, please follow the link

May 27th - July 19th: Online, End of Grant Knowledge Translation (EoG KT)
The EoG KT course is designed to provide grant writers with the needed tools to write the KT portion of their grant applications. Course attendees will use their own grants to develop an end of grant KT plan.  For more information or to register, please follow the link

May 28th: Webinar, Non-Motor Fluctuations of Parkinson's Disease
Presented by Dr. Galit Kleiner, for more information or to register, please follow the link

May 27th - June 23rd: Online - Intimacy & Sexual Behaviour Among Older Adults in Long Term Care
Instructed by Sylvia Davidson, this will explore our own values and beliefs about intimacy, aging and the relationship between these sensitive topics 2. Appreciate the challenges presented by the desire for intimacy when faced with physical, mental, psychological, social and environmental barriers 3. Increase our awareness of strategies and opportunities we can embrace.  For more information or to register, please follow the link

May 30th: Toronto, ON Social Dimensions of Aging, 14th Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange
The 2019 conference will highlight the importance of considering the social factors that may impact the experience of growing older. It will feature a keynote address by Dr. Kenneth Ferraro, a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and the Founding Director of the Center on Aging and the Life Course at Purdue University. Dr. Ferraro's keynote address on "Innovations in the Science of Aging" will be followed by interactive workshops and theme team sessions, a showcase of exhibitors, a student poster competition, student lunch and learn roundtables, and a Scientific Director's Reception.  For more information or to register, please follow the link

May 31st: Toronto, ON New Perspectives in Diabetic Limb Preservation Symposium
Wounds Canada is pleased to announce the first program in our new Symposium Series: New Perspectives in Diabetic Limb Preservation. Each session in this one-day event will feature a panel of experts who will discuss important topics in the management of patients with diabetic foot ulcers—covering both national and global trends—with a particular focus on the reduction of amputations.  This event is aimed at health-care providers from a number of disciplines with an interest in this topic and/or who are working with patients with lower limb complications that can lead to amputation, including all types of primary care professionals and specialists such as surgeons, family physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, chiropodists and surgical podiatrists. This event will also be of interest to health-care policymakers.  As a delegate of the symposium, you will have the opportunity to meet with key opinion leaders from across Canada and listen to presentations from national and international experts in the field.  This event is the first of its kind and is a joint venture between Wounds Canada and the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association and is supported by the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Toronto.  This event has also been officially endorsed by the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery.  For more information or to register, please follow the link.

June 

June 12th - 13th: Martensville, SK Mental Health First Aid 
MHFA is a nationally recognized two-day workshop developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.  The course aims to develop the skills of participants in providing help to a person experiencing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved.  For more information or to register, please follow the link

June 13th: Edmonton, AB Getting Kids 'In Sync' at Home and School
Some children resist participating in family and school activities or respond in unusual ways to ordinary sensations of touch and movement, sights and sounds. Because of a common disability called Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), they don’t behave as we expect – not because they won’t, but because they can’t.  SPD interferes with the neurological process of organizing information about ordinary sensations that we get from our body and environment to use in daily life.  A child, adolescent or adult with SPD may have difficulty using sensory messages from one or more of the eight sensory systems of touch, sight, sound, smell, taste, movement, body position, and internal organs. Fortunately, there are many simple and enjoyable ways that parents, teachers, therapists and others who care for out-of-sync individuals can recognize and cope with their sensory challenges.  For more information or to register, please follow the link

June 14th: Edmonton, AB Getting Kids 'In Sync' at Home and School
This is presented by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A and Julia H. Berry, M.A.  Some children resist participating in family and school activities or respond in unusual ways to ordinary sensations of touch and movement, sights and sounds. Because of a common disability called Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), they don’t behave as we expect – not because they won’t, but because they can’t.  SPD interferes with the neurological process of organizing information about ordinary sensations that we get from our body and environment to use in daily life.  A child, adolescent or adult with SPD may have difficulty using sensory messages from one or more of the eight sensory systems of touch, sight, sound, smell, taste, movement, body position, and internal organs. Fortunately, there are many simple and enjoyable ways that parents, teachers, therapists and others who care for out-of-sync individuals can recognize and cope with their sensory challenges.  For more information or to register, please follow the link

June 21st - 22nd: Edmonton, AB Bringing Seniors into Focus - Health Professionals Mini-Conference
As an exciting addition, the event includes a one-day health fair open to seniors and their caregivers. This event provides the opportunity to connect seniors, caregivers, health care professionals and vendors to information, products and services geared to the well-being of older adults living at home. Free of Charge – No Registration Required.  For more information or to register, please follow the link

June 22nd: Edmonton, AB Health Fair for Seniors and Caregivers - Aging Well at Home
A one-day seniors health fair to connect seniors, caregivers, healthcare professionals and vendors to information, products and services geared to the well-being of older adults living at home. For more information, please see the attached poster.

September

September 9th - 11th: Saskatoon, SK Seeing and Moving: A Visual Vestibular Course
Presented by Kim Barthel, OTR, Join us for a three-day discovery of the integration of the vestibular and visual senses. This course will provide an understanding of the neurobiological interaction of these sensory systems and their impact upon the movement and learning systems. Understanding of brain mechanisms to support treatment processes of the visual-vestibular integration will be emphasized providing functional intervention strategies.  For more information or to register, please follow the link

September 18th - 19th: Prince Albert, SK Mental Health First Aid 
MHFA is a nationally recognized two-day workshop developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.  The course aims to develop the skills of participants in providing help to a person experiencing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved.  For more information or to register, please follow the link

September 20th - 21st: Edmonton, AB Mealtime Miseries:  Management of Complex Feeding Issues
How does feeding, a process so integral to the child’s health and well-being, go awry? The focus of this two-day course is on the Transdisciplinary Effective Assessment and Treatment (TR-eatTM) model integrating oral motor therapy techniques and behavioral management for the treatment of complex feeding problems. It will cover innovative strategies and case examples to address oral aversion, food refusal, poor transition onto solid foods, texture grading, learning to chew, self-feeding and feeding difficulties related to autism and picky eaters. This course is packed with practical solutions and hands-on techniques that will empower you with new treatment ideas for your most complex patients. These interventions are systematic evidence-based. This course is appropriate for the following clinicians working with children with feeding disorders:  OT, COTA, SLP, RD, RN, CSW, Psychologists.  For more information, please follow the link

September 20th - 23rd: Saskatoon, SK Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Resolution - Beginning I
Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD, author of the bestseller, “Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma,” is a potent psychobiological approach supported by leading-edge neuroscience to resolving the symptoms of trauma and chronic stress. Whether you are a medical or mental health professional, addictions counselor, first responder, bodyworker, educator, alternative medicine practitioner, or other helping professional, the three-year SE™ Professional Training is a continuing education program that will help you make an even greater difference with your clients who suffer.  SE offers a framework to assess where your client is “stuck” in the fight, flight, or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states that underlie so many trauma symptoms. Our educational model is both theoretical and highly experiential, offering you effective skills for restoring nervous system regulation and resolving trauma that can be immediately integrated into your professional practice.  For more information or to register, please follow the link

September 21st - 22nd: Saskatoon, SK Building Rehabilitation Connections:  Thinking Outside the Box
This conference showcases rehabilitation science research and clinical expertise from an interprofessional lens. The event profiles an illustrious tradition of excellence in rehabilitation research and forges a collective path forward.  You are invited to submit an abstract for the conference.  For more information or to register, please follow the link.

September 27 & 28, 2019: Regina, SK Cognitive Rehabilitation for Acquired Brain Injury
Acquired brain injury (ABI) is a significant and global health issue. ABI can result in a variety of long-lasting symptoms, including impairments in the area of cognition. Cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT) is a common treatment shown to be effective in addressing cognitive impairments after ABI. This presentation discusses CRT for adults with ABI, including defining CRT, offering a framework for categorizing CRT approaches, discussing assessment approaches to support CRT, and providing several examples of CRT with research evidence in the areas of attention, information processing, memory, executive function, awareness, and social communication.  For more information or to register, please contact Susanne Adamson by email or phone (306) 766-3711.

October

October 2nd: Niagara Falls, ON Skills Lab for Local Wound Care
This program is delivered through a one-day on-site skills lab and a webinar is aimed at nurses and allied health professionals who self-identify as novice or advanced beginner in their knowledge, skill and judgment of wound prevention, assessment and management.  The program provides the opportunity to refine fundamental skills relevant to local wound care, such as debridement (inclusive of conservative sharp wound debridement) and bacterial balance and moisture management (including dressing selection).  The program is based on the concepts and content in Wounds Canada's Best Practice Recommendation articles and provides students with the most recent information in a form they can immediately use at the bedside. Once the student successfully completes the on-site skills lab and webinar, they will receive a certificate of successful completion.  For more information or to register, please follow the link.

October 2nd: Niagara Falls, ON Skills Lab for Venous Leg Ulcers
This self-paced program, delivered through two online courses, a one-day on-site skills lab and a webinar, is aimed at nurses and allied health professionals who self-identify as novice or advanced beginner in their knowledge, skill and judgment of venous leg ulcer prevention, assessment and management. The program provides the opportunity to refine fundamental skills relevant to the assessment and management of venous leg ulcers, such as ankle-brachial pressure index testing, monofilament testing, gait assessment, assessment of ankle and leg range of motion (ROM), selection and application of compression wraps and garments and ROM exercises.  The program is based on the concepts and content in the Wounds Canada document, Best Practice Recommendations for the Prevention and Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers: Update 2006, and provides students with the most recent information in a form they can immediately use at the bedside. Once the student successfully completes all the interactive modules (courses) in this program, the on-site skills workshop and webinar, they will receive a certificate of successful completion.  For more information or to register, please follow the link.

October 2nd: Niagara Falls, ON Skills Lab for Offloading the Diabetic Foot
The Holistic Approach to Diabetic Foot Offloading program is designed to further the student’s knowledge, skill and judgment as it pertains to the identification, selection, application and evaluation of offloading devices for persons with or at risk for diabetic foot complications. This program is aimed at nurses, allied health-care professionals and physicians who self-identify their knowledge, skill and judgment as it pertains to the identification and selection of offloading devices for persons with or at risk for diabetic foot complications at an advanced beginner level. This program is a blend of two online modules, a one-day hands-on skills lab that will require a community preceptorship prior to independent practice of the skills in a clinical setting, and a webinar.  For more information or to register, please follow the link

October 3 - 6th: Niagara Falls, ON Wounds Canada 2019 Fall Conference
This four-day continuing education event is designed for a variety of professionals and other interested individuals whose work or personal lives connect in any way to those with wounds or who are at risk for developing wounds. This includes frontline health-care professionals, policymakers, researchers, educators and, of course, patients and their families.  The goals of the Wounds Canada conference are: To bring together national and international experts in the field of wound prevention and management, To assist practitioners to incorporate the most recent scientific evidence, technology and tools into practice, To review and discuss the extent and quality of evidence surrounding the prevention and management of different types of wounds, To discuss practical, patient-centred, cost-effective approaches to wound care, To discuss the policy implications of clinical decisions and vice-versa, and To provide an avenue for networking between stakeholders.  Highlights of the Conference: Four days of jam-packed learning and networking opportunities in multi-disciplinary setting, Oral and poster presentations outlining the latest research, technology and tools, Formal and informal networking opportunities from morning to night. For more information or to register, please follow the link

October 8th: Webinar, Advocating for Patient-Centred Care
Presented by Dr. Andrea Moser, please follow the link for more information. 

October 15th - 18th: Edmonton, AB SOS Approach to feeding
This workshop will be presented by Dr. Kay Toomey & Associates.  Registration will open in late 2019. Check the SAOT website. This workshop sells out quickly!

October 17th - 20th: Lake Louise, AB Pain Society of Alberta: 13th Annual Conference 
For the first time, this collaboration will bring together leaders in pain management from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  Topics at-a-Glance: Dr. Werner Becker Headache Symposium; Medical Cannabis for Pain; Physical Rehabilitation Approaches; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Therapeutic Alliance and Rapport; Transitional Pain Management; Understanding Opioids; and Provincial Pain Strategies.  The PSA Annual Conference brings together leading speakers to curate a selection of meaningful topics to enhance pain management learning for clinicians from varied disciplines and backgrounds. For more information or to register, please follow the link.

October 25th - 26th: Edmonton, AB Dysphagia: Basic and/or Intermediate
To be able to accurately assess and develop a treatment plan for dysphagia, it is of the utmost importance to understand the system, including the muscles, central nervous system and cranial nerves.  The ability to understand the neuro-anatomy and physiology of a normal swallow will enable clinicians to more accurately complete their assessment, diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia.   Understanding the normal swallow, variations of normal and disordered swallows is key for all members involved in the dysphagia plan of care.  Understanding compensations, maneuvers, strategies and when to request instrumental assessments is a large part of our daily job.   For more information, please follow the link

October 28th - 29th: Saskatoon, SK Where It's AT: Assistive Technology for Children and Youth Conference
This will be presented by Kathy Howery.  For more information, please contact Alicia Carey by email at alicia.carey@saskhealthauthority.ca

October 29th - 31st: Quebec City, QC  9th National Workshop for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
This event is an opportunity to share the latest trends in research, practice and training in driver rehabilitation. Many equipment suppliers will attend to present the latest innovations in adaptive equipment and vehicle modifications in the exhibit hall.  The main topics during this event will be:  Professional practice: legal and ethical aspects, Driving ability evaluation (e.g. predictive tests, medication…), Specific rehabilitation interventions (training of a person’s driving abilities, driving cessation, new drivers with special needs, complex car modification…),  Clients characteristic s and the effect upon the interventions (e.g. Autism spectrum disorder, vision impairment or disability, anxiety, ADHD...), and New technologies (e.g. technological development, new equipment studies...).  For more information, please follow the link

November 

November 19th: Webinar, Medical Cannabis: Where Are We Now
Please follow the link for more information. 

December

December 6th - 9th: Saskatoon, SK Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Resolution, Beginning II
Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD, author of the bestseller, “Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma,” is a potent psychobiological approach supported by leading-edge neuroscience to resolving the symptoms of trauma and chronic stress. Whether you are a medical or mental health professional, addictions counselor, first responder, bodyworker, educator, alternative medicine practitioner, or other helping professional, the three-year SE™ Professional Training is a continuing education program that will help you make an even greater difference with your clients who suffer.  SE offers a framework to assess where your client is “stuck” in the fight, flight, or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states that underlie so many trauma symptoms. Our educational model is both theoretical and highly experiential, offering you effective skills for restoring nervous system regulation and resolving trauma that can be immediately integrated into your professional practice.  For more information or to register, please follow the link

2020

January 30th - February 1st: Early Years Conference - Listen Together, Learn Together, Act Together
The Early Years Conference 2020 continues to lead the field of professional development in early childhood development, early childhood intervention, and family support. Join us as we explore the complex factors impacting children’s development and highlight many of the considerations and practices in our work with young children and their families. This year’s theme - Listen Together, Learn Together, Act Together - is a call to action. It is a reminder that families and communities are central to the healthy development of young children. When Listening Together, Learning Together and Acting Together, we can create relationships that will best optimize the well-being and resilience of children.  For more information or to register, please follow the link

February 14th - 17th: Saskatoon, SK Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Resolution, Beginning III
Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD, author of the bestseller, “Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma,” is a potent psychobiological approach supported by leading-edge neuroscience to resolving the symptoms of trauma and chronic stress. Whether you are a medical or mental health professional, addictions counselor, first responder, bodyworker, educator, alternative medicine practitioner, or other helping professional, the three-year SE™ Professional Training is a continuing education program that will help you make an even greater difference with your clients who suffer.  SE offers a framework to assess where your client is “stuck” in the fight, flight, or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states that underlie so many trauma symptoms. Our educational model is both theoretical and highly experiential, offering you effective skills for restoring nervous system regulation and resolving trauma that can be immediately integrated into your professional practice.  For more information or to register, please follow the link

February 21st - 22nd: Vancouver, BC Health Mother and Health Babies - Innovation and Equity: The Foundation to Quality Perinatal Care in 2020
This conference is hosted by Perinatal Services BC, a part of the Provincial Health Services Authority. It is an exciting meeting of the minds; an opportunity for health care professionals interested in the care of pregnant and postpartum women and their newborns to be updated on new research and innovative clinical best practices across the continuum, from preconception to postpartum and newborn care. The patient voice and experience and equitable care will be themes in this conference of hot topics – an event to engage healthcare professionals from a wide range of disciplines and equip them with the latest evidence and tools to promote the health of mothers and babies. The format will include plenaries, breakout sessions, poster sessions, and networking opportunities.  For more information or to register, please follow the link.  

March 3rd - 6th: Vancouver, BC The 36th Seating Symposium
This international symposium addresses current and future developments in the areas of seating, positioning and mobility. Topic areas include service delivery, product development, research and outcomes. The format for the symposium will include pre-symposium, plenary, instructional, paper and poster sessions.  Find more information and event updates please follow the link. Questions? Email marketing.ipce@ubc.ca.

April 22nd - 25th: Vancouver, BC 9th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD
Although there have been thousands of published articles on FASD, there still remains limited research specifically on adolescents and adults with FASD. As individuals diagnosed with FASD continue to age, the “need to know” across a broad spectrum of areas continues to be critically important for identifying clinically relevant research questions and directions.  Continuing on the work of eight previous conferences, there remains a clear need to examine relevant global research, programs and policies. What can we learn from practice-based evidence? What does existing or emerging research tell us? Are the results transferable from country to country and/or from laboratory to real life? Are there clinical implications of results from any of these areas of which we should be aware? What are the changes in our thinking, practice and directions that will be required to improve outcomes? What are the implications for the  future? This interactive conference will provide an opportunity to be at the forefront of addressing these relevant global issues.  For more information or to register, please follow the link.

June 12th - 15th: Saskatoon, SK Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Resolution, Professional Training - Intermediate I
Instead of focusing on the re-telling of traumatic events or personal history, SE aims to identify what is interfering with people’s internal threat-recovery process and helps clients develop tools for restoring their innate capacity to rebound from overwhelming experiences. By facilitating the completion of self-protective responses and releasing survival energy that has become bound in the body, SE addresses the root cause of trauma symptoms.  For more information or to register, please follow the link

October 16th - 19th: Saskatoon, SK Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Resolution, Professional Training - Intermediate II
Instead of focusing on the re-telling of traumatic events or personal history, SE aims to identify what is interfering with people’s internal threat-recovery process and helps clients develop tools for restoring their innate capacity to rebound from overwhelming experiences. By facilitating the completion of self-protective responses and releasing survival energy that has become bound in the body, SE addresses the root cause of trauma symptoms.  For more information or to register, please follow the link

2021

February 19th - 22nd: Saskatoon, SK Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Resolution, Professional Training - Intermediate III
Instead of focusing on the re-telling of traumatic events or personal history, SE aims to identify what is interfering with people’s internal threat-recovery process and helps clients develop tools for restoring their innate capacity to rebound from overwhelming experiences. By facilitating the completion of self-protective responses and releasing survival energy that has become bound in the body, SE addresses the root cause of trauma symptoms.  For more information or to register, please follow the link