Registration & Fees

Registration is now open for CPA’s 78th Annual Convention in
Toronto, Ontario from June 8 to 10, 2017

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2017 CPA National Convention

 


 

Pre-Convention Workshops (One Day Only – Wed Jun 7, 2017)

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#1 – Enhancing Supervision and Treatment Delivery Through Cultural and Social Justice Competence
Presented by: Brent Hayman-Abello, Rozen Alex, Anusha Kassan, Marta Young

Description:This workshop is focused on training and supporting clinical supervisors in the development of cultural and social justice competencies. This workshop will review supervision models that can be applied to multiple and intersecting diversity constructs and help supervisors reflect on their own process of developing cultural and social justice competencies. Read more…

 

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#2 – Introduction to Measurement Invariance
Presented by:  Alyssa Counsell, David B. Flora

Description:This workshop will describe the basic concepts behind and assumptions involved in testing measurement invariance. Participants will learn how to test different levels of measurement invariance for both continuous and categorical (i.e., item-level) data. By the end of the workshop, participants will understand when and how to use tests of measurement invariance for analysing their own scale and item-level data. Read more…

 

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#3 – Cultural Competency for Developing Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Collaborations
Presented by: Elizabeth Hartney, Asma-na-hi Antoine

Description:This workshop provides participants with the cultural competency skills required to support collaborations between Indigenous individuals and communities, and non-Indigenous organizations. The workshop will provide experiential opportunities for delegates to reach a new understanding of how the intersection between their personal history, the ethnocentric, scientific context of psychology, and the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada, may have created barriers to recognizing the inherent assets, strengths, and resiliencies of Indigenous peoples, which can and should be central to client and family centred mental health services. Read more…

 

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#4 – Beyond Colonization: Working with Indigenous Clients and Communities
Presented by: Darien Thira

Description:The Indigenous community is often understood to be suffering a mental health crisis, but this is not the case. The community is responding naturally to the violation of colonization. Community members and families are not sick, they are wounded. Thus, many clinical diagnoses can be defined as a “colonisation disorder.” This community crisis has a social cause and culturally rooted community-based “cure” rooted in Traditional values. Read more…

 

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#5 – Pediatric Somatization: Connecting the Mind and Body – Advances in Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment
Presented by: Theresa Newlove, Elizabeth Stanford, Amrit Dhariwal, Andrea Chapman

Description:Somatic symptom and related disorders are mental health conditions characterized by the presentation of physical symptoms that are not typically part of a medical condition, although they can co-occur with a diagnosed medical condition. Emergency room visits, hospital admissions, multiple medical investigations and pharmacological interventions reflect the severity of the symptoms and suffering experienced by children and youth with this condition. The workshop content and process are designed to reflect the experiences of children, youth and their families as they move through stages of confusion, connection, integrated treatment and recovery. Read more…

 

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#6 – The New Sexual Revolution: Counselling Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients
Presented by: Kevin G. Alderson

Description:This workshop will provide relevant and practical information regarding assessing and counselling LGB clients. Due to their substantially larger numbers, gay and lesbian clients will be the main focus. Didactic material will be supplemented with practice activities. Read more…

 

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#7 – Pathways within a Gendered Future: Counselling Transgender Clients
Presented by: Kevin G. Alderson, Ashleigh Yule

Description:This workshop will provide relevant and practical information regarding assessing and counselling transgender clients across the lifespan. The focus will be on the most likely transgender individuals who will find themselves in a clinician’s office: (a) male-to-female transsexual individuals, (b) fetishistic crossdressing males (c) female-to-male transsexual persons, (d) non-binary individuals, and (e) gender creative children, their parents, and their educational teams. Read more…

 

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#8 – The Assessment of Malingering in Psychology
Presented by: Andrew Haag

Description:Malingering is very common in multiple clinical and forensic contexts in psychology. This workshop will endeavour to provide a framework that clinicians can use for assessing malingering and consider potential contributing factors to malingering. Clinicians will gain a greater appreciation for the complexities and ethical implications involved in malingering assessment. Read more…

 

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#9 – Maximizing PTSD Assessment and Treatment by Incorporating Significant Others
Presented by: Candice M. Monson

Description:Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with numerous interpersonal impairments (e.g., Monson et al., 2009). This workshop will include coverage of evidence-based assessment methods for PTSD and common comorbid conditions, as well as relational functioning. The theoretical rationale for conducting a disorder-specific conjoint therapy for PTSD and a review of the key components of CBCT for PTSD will be provided. Read more…

 

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#10 – To Know What is Consistent: Temperament Profiles in Counselling and Clinical Practice
Presented by: Irina Trofimova, William H. Sulis

Description:This intermediate workshop presents a condense and comprehensive review of main existing models of temperament and its convergence with findings in psychophysiology and psychopathology. It starts with analysis of the specialization between neurotransmitter systems underlying temperament traits and mental illness. Functional ecology perspective of this analysis considers the development of the structure of adult temperament as the result of certain functional properties of the tasks and activities of adults. Read more…

 

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#11 – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis
Presented by: Noah L. Lazar, Eilenna Denisoff

Description:Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has traditionally been thought of as a highly effective and empirically-validated treatment for depressive and anxiety disorders. In this workshop, the application of CBT for psychosis will be demonstrated.  There will be a focus on the unique challenges of working with clients suffering from psychosis, as well as modifications to standard CBT techniques, such as exposure and response prevention, behavioural experiments, cognitive restructuring, and core belief work, in order to effectively work with this population, particularly in terms of treading delusions and hallucinations. Read more…

 

2017 CPA National Convention Registration Fees

EARLY BIRD Registration Fees
(March 2017 – April 30, 2017 23:59 EST)

Category Rate HST 13% Total
CPA Members* $300.00 $39.00 $339.00
Honorary Life, Honorary Fellow and Retired Members $180.00 $23.40 $203.40
Student Affiliates $140.00 $18.20 $158.20
Non-Members $650.00 $84.50 $734.50
Student Non-Affiliates $260.00 $33.80 $293.80
Companion/Significant Other (Daily Rate) *** $100.00 $13.00 $113.00

 

 REGULAR Registration Fees
(May 1, 2017 – June 7, 2017 23:59 EST)
Category Rate HST 13% Total
CPA Members* $375.00 $48.75 $423.75
Honorary Life, Honorary Fellow and Retired Members $225.00 $29.25 $254.25
Student Affiliates $175.00 $22.75 $197.75
Non-Members $800.00 $104.00 $904.00
Student Non-Affiliates $320.00 $41.60 $361.60
Companion/Significant Other (Daily Rate) *** $100.00 $13.00 $113.00

 

 ON-SITE Registration Fees
(June 8 – June 10, 2017 23:59 EST)
Category Rate HST 13% Total
CPA Members* $450.00 $58.50 $508.50
Honorary Life, Honorary Fellow and Retired Members $270.00 $35.10 $305.10
Student Affiliates $180.00 $23.40 $203.40
Non-Members $950.00 $123.50 $1,073.50
Student Non-Affiliates $380.00 $49.40 $429.40
Companion/Significant Other (Daily Rate) *** $100.00 $13.00 $113.00

 

 PRE-CONVENTION WORKSHOP Registration Fees
(One Day Only – Wednesday June 7, 2017)
HALF-DAY WORKSHOP Rate HST 13% Total
CPA Members and Student Affiliates** $100.00 $13.00 $113.00
Non-Members/Affiliates** $150.00 $19.50 $169.50
FULL-DAY WORKSHOP Rate HST 13% Total
CPA Members and Student Affiliates** $195.00 $25.35 $220.35
Non-Members/Affiliates** $275.00 $35.75 $310.75

* CPA Member Rate includes members, special affiliates, international affiliates, fellows, CPA-APA joint members, and CPA-APA joint fellows

** Pre-Convention Workshop Rebate: CPA Convention Registrants who also registered separately to attend a Pre-Convention Workshop are eligible for a 10% rebate of their 2017 CPA National Convention registration fee. Download, complete and submit the rebate form to convention@cpa.ca

*** Companion Rate: There is a special rate for companions of presenting authors only (cannot be a psychologist, student in psychology, member, honorary life member, or student affiliate of the CPA or a provincial psychological association, nor a presenter at the convention). Should they fall into any of these categories, appropriate registration rates or fees will apply. Due to limited space and seating, companions may only attend sessions on the day for which their ticket is purchased.