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Course

A Psychologist’s Guide to Psychopharmacology

Presented by Dr. David Nussbaum and Dr. Morgan Sammons

Drawing from recent research and key texts in psychopharmacology, this course provides participants with a full overview of the biological underpinnings of how psychotropic drugs work, how@@@MoreBegin@@@ the main classes of psychotropic drugs act to reduce symptoms of psychological disorders, as well as how the history of drug use and development impacts our current theories and approaches to psychological disorders, and most importantly, how psychologists can best combine psychotropic and psychotherapeutic approaches so that clients may receive the best outcomes. Please note that this course emphasizes neurobiological functions as well as scholarly research on psychopharmacological agents. Some prior knowledge of neurobiological functioning may be an asset.

 

A certificate for 10 hours of CPA and APA continuing education credits will be issued upon completion of all of the multi-media course modules, as well as achievement of a minimum of 75% correct on the overall course quiz, and submission of the course evaluation.
 

10 CPD Credits
Members and Fellows Price: $229.00
Non-Member Price: $329.00
Student Affiliate Price: $99.00
Student Non-Affiliate Price: $129.00
Course

Addressing Insomnia in Those with Depression: An Evidence-Based Approach

Presented by Dr. Colleen Carney

Insomnia is a highly prevalent problem in those with depression and we have brief, effective evidence-based approaches to address insomnia, @@@MoreBegin@@@namely, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). Treating insomnia in the context of depression is important because we know that, even after successful depression treatment, insomnia and fatigue often remain and predict subsequent depressive relapse. Insomnia is also a predictor of suboptimal response to depression therapies. Although there is strong evidence for CBT-I in those with depression, there can be some treatment delivery challenges in this patient group. Thus, this course will deliver: 1) a rationale for treating insomnia; 2) what your clients need to know about sleep regulation and its relation to their mood; 3) key competencies in assessment; 4) step-by-step instructions for CBT-I; 5) troubleshooting strategies for problems such as early morning awakenings, anhedonia, and using the bed for escape; 6) how to combine depression and sleep strategies; and 7) strategies for effective relapse prevention.

5 CPD Credits
Members and Fellows Price: $129.00
Non-Member Price: $199.00
Student Affiliate Price: $69.00
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DSM-5: Changes and Implications for Professional Practice

Presented by Dr. Michael Zwiers
Jointly sponsored by the Royal Ottawa Hospital


This course provides an update on the DSM-5 for practicing clinicians who have a working knowledge of the DSM-IV-TR.  Dr. Zwiers begins with a review of the history of the DSM system, and then reviews@@@MoreBegin@@@ changes in the DSM-5, including organization, diagnostic framework, and criterion sets.  As well, Dr. Zwiers discusses popular challenges and controversies, and provides information about DSM-5’s relationship to the ICD, as well as the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) currently championed by NIMH.  Participants are encouraged to use this course as a platform to develop a personal learning plan for the DSM-5.

A certificate for 5 hours of CPA and APA continuing education credits will be issued upon completion of all of the multi-media course modules, as well as achievement of a minimum of 75% correct on the overall course quiz, and submission of the course evaluation.
 

5 CPD Credits
Members and Fellows Price: $129.00
Non-Member Price: $199.00
Student Affiliate Price: $69.00
Student Non-Affiliate Price: $99.00
Course

Evidence-Based Correctional Practice for Working with Offenders with Mental Illness

Presented by Dr. Robert Morgan and Dr. Jeremy Mills

 

Historically it was assumed that better mental health care was all that was needed to keep offenders with mental illness out of the justice system.@@@MoreBegin@@@ We have since learned, however, that providing better community-based mental health care improves psychiatric outcomes, but has no appreciable effect on criminal justice outcomes (Calsyn et al., 2005; Morrissey et al., 2007). If we want to improve criminal justice outcomes, we must provide services that address the underlying causes of criminal behavior (e.g., Hodgins et al., 2007; Jennings, 2009; Morgan et al., 2010, 2012). Unfortunately, offenders with mental illness have limited access to comprehensive treatments that target co-occurring issues of mental illness and criminalness (Morgan et al., 2010). In this session we provide participants with a model and summarize an evidence-based intervention for intervening with offenders with mental illness. This session will begin by reviewing the prevalence rates of mental illness in corrections, including both incarcerated and community settings. We will then briefly summarize evidence-based correctional interventions for offenders and evidence-based mental health interventions for mentally ill individuals. Finally we will provide participants with a theoretical model to guide interventions for offenders with mental illness, as well as teach them evidence-based practices for intervening with this population. To accomplish this we will present criminal behavior and mental illness as co-morbid problems, we will educate participants on the “Bi-Adaptive” model for intervening with offenders with mental illness, and we will summarize one evidence-based intervention (Changing Lives and Changing Outcomes: A Treatment Program for Offenders with Mental Illness) for intervening with offenders with mental illness.

6 CPD Credits
Members and Fellows Price: $129.00
Non-Member Price: $199.00
Student Affiliate Price: $69.00
Student Non-Affiliate Price: $99.00
Course

Evidence-Based Treatment of PTSD within Military Populations

Presented by Dr. Wendy Rogers, Dr. Michele Boivin, Ms. Anne Bailliu, and Colonel Rakesh Jetly
Jointly sponsored by the Department of National Defense

This course provides an overview of key considerations in the assessment and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with a special focus on military populations. The team of @@@MoreBegin@@@experienced clinicians begins with an orientation to military culture and the challenges faced by military members and their families. Then, the team provides an overview of the assessment and diagnosis of PTSD, including review of structured clinical interviews and empirically validated self-report instruments. Finally, the team provides an overview of evidence-based psychotherapies for the treatment of PTSD, including Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), all with demonstrated effectiveness in reducing the broad range of PTSD symptoms. While this course focuses on the special treatment considerations for military personnel and their families, the content is relevant to anyone looking to broaden their knowledge of the most current, effective treatment for PTSD. Please note that the course does not substitute for advanced training in specific PTSD treatment modalities, but does provide a comprehensive introduction and overview, along with key references for further learning.

A certificate for 5.5 hours of CPA and APA continuing education credits will be issued upon completion of all of the multi-media course modules, as well as achievement of a minimum of 75% correct on the overall course quiz, and submission of the course evaluation.
 

5.5 CPD Credits
Members and Fellows Price: $129.00
Non-Member Price: $199.00
Student Affiliate Price: $69.00
Student Non-Affiliate Price: $99.00
Course

Integrated CBT Treatment For Anxiety In Clinical Practice

Presented by Dr. Noah Lazar & Dr. Eilenna Denisoff

Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent psychiatric disorders affecting Canadian adults.@@@MoreBegin@@@ Diagnostically, we have traditionally conceptualized anxiety disorders as separate entities, with numerous disorders and diagnostic categories reflected in DSM-5. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has emerged as a gold standard in effectively treating anxiety disorders, with high efficacy and low rates of relapse prevention. This has resulted in numerous treatment manuals that are generally specifically tailored to each anxiety disorder. Physiologically, anxiety, regardless of the specific diagnosis, is the activation of the 'fight-or-flight' response, also known as the sympathetic nervous system. Therefore, the same system is activated trans-diagnostically. The main difference between each disorder can be boiled down into one question: 'What are you afraid of?' In this course, we discuss the physiology of the anxiety system and, drawing on the work of many experts, will propose an integrated CBT model to explain the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders through well-researched principles of behavioural conditioning and cognitive science. We will discuss an integrated CBT treatment protocol that will be applicable to the vast majority of anxiety disorders. This course involves didactic presentations and role plays to illustrate how the model can be tailored to specific anxiety disorders. 

5 CPD Credits
Members and Fellows Price: $129.00
Non-Member Price: $199.00
Student Affiliate Price: $69.00
Student Non-Affiliate Price: $99.00
Course

Transition Assessments for Criminal and Violence Risk: Theory, Ethics, and Application

Presented by Dr. Jeremy Mills

The goal of this course is to provide psychologists with: (a) a review of the theoretical underpinnings related to @@@MoreBegin@@@ criminal and violence risk assessment, and (b) applied coverage of issues necessary to conduct transition assessments. The focus is on integrating actuarial judgments into the assessment of client perceived risk and the risk context. Current risk prediction instruments are briefly reviewed, paying particular attention to the strengths and weaknesses of each. Guidelines for choosing a risk instrument are covered, as well as how to best communicate and represent risk within risk assessments and strategies for managing conflicting risk estimates. The instructors provide a method of incorporating clinical/psychometric information into risk assessments that enhances report content. The role of risk context is also covered. A number of psychological tests used in the assessment of offenders are reviewed, giving particular attention as to how the interpretation may be applied to the overall assessment and management of the offender. The assessment procedure and recommended report content areas are also covered in detail.

5 CPD Credits
Members and Fellows Price: $129.00
Non-Member Price: $199.00
Student Affiliate Price: $69.00
Student Non-Affiliate Price: $99.00

CPA Members/Fellows and Student Affiliates can receive a 25% discount off the regular registration rate when purchasing 5 course registrations at once. Note that participants do not need to be at the same location. Individual CE credits are included with each registration.

Group Registrations are a good fit for smaller groups of CPA members. If you have a larger group, or one which includes multiple non-members, please check out our Group Licenses option.

Course

Members Only - A Psychologist's Guide to Psychopharmacology (five individuals)

10 CPD Credits
Price: $858.75
Course

Members Only - DSM-5: Changes and Implications for Professional Practice (five individuals)

5 CPD Credits
Price: $483.75
Course

Members Only - Evidence-Based Treatment of PTSD within Military Populations (five individuals)

5.5 CPD Credits
Price: $483.75
Course

Student Affiliates Only - A Psychologist's Guide to Psychopharmacology (five individuals)

10 CPD Credits
Price: $371.25
Course

Student Affiliates Only - DSM-5: Changes and Implications for Professional Practice (five individuals)

5 CPD Credits
Price: $258.75
Course

Student Affiliates Only - Evidence-Based Treatment of PTSD within Military Populations (five individuals)

5.5 CPD Credits
Price: $258.75

A Group Viewing license offers one course access for an unlimited number of users at the same location. Participants do not need to be CPA members. Makes a great option for staff retreats. Individual CE credits are available for a small additional fee. Credits can be purchased individually or in bulk - please contact us for bulk purchases. Please note that purchasers of this product warrant that the course license is specifically for their own institutional/group use.

Group Licenses are a good fit for larger groups of members or non-members. If you have a smaller group, or one which includes primarily CPA members, please check out our Group Registrations option.

To access CE credits:

Upon completion of the course, interested individuals should send an email to education@cpa.ca , indicating their name, group affiliation, and date of course completion. Once verified, our office will then provide (during normal business hours) the link to access the course evaluation and quiz. If credits have been purchased in bulk, we will also provide a payment code. A CE certificate is granted upon completion of the course evaluation and quiz.

Course

A Psychologists Guide to Psychopharmacology (Groups)

Price: $1,645.00
Course

DSM 5: Changes and Implications for Professional Practice (Groups)

Price: $995.00
Course

Evidence-Based Treatment of PTSD within Military Populations (Groups)

Price: $995.00

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