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12 h 00 - Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Annual 2014 CCPA Conference
Congrès annuel 2014 de l’ACCP
Program / Programme
May 7 - 9 mai 2014
Victoria Conference Centre / Centre Congrѐs Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia / Victoria, Colombie-Britannique
www.ccpa-accp.ca/conference
CCPA Gratefully acknowledges the support of the following
organizations for this conference:
L’ACCP remercie avec reconnaissance les orgnisations suivants pour leur
soutien envers ce congrès :
Alcoholics Anonymous
Table of Contents / Table des matières
Presenter Lineup / Rang des présentateurs
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General Information / Information généraux
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Invitation to Meet Chapter Representatives / Invitation pour rencontrer les représentants des sections
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List of Chapters and Special Meetings / Liste des sections et des rencontres spéciales
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Wednesday, May 7 / mercredi, le 7 mai
Program at a Glance / Aperçu du programme
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Opening Ceremonies and Keynote - Gabor Maté / Cérémonies d’ouverture et conférencier d’honneur —
Gabor Maté
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Concurrent Sessions / Séances simultanées
Provincial Night / Soirée provinciale
Welcome Reception / Réception de bienvenue
Poster Sessions / Sessions d’affiches
7 - 17
17 - 18
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19 - 20
Thursday, May 8 / jeudi, le 8 mai
Program at a Glance / Aperçu du programme
21
Keynote / Conférencière d’honneur — Stéphane Grenier
22
Concurrent Sessions / Séances simultanées
23 - 34
CCPA Annual General Meeting / Assemblée générale annuelle de l’ACCP
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Banquet and Dance / Banquet et danse
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Friday, May 9 / vendredi, le 9 mai
Program at a Glance / Aperçu du programme
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Concurrent Sessions / Séances simultanées
37 - 44
Closing Ceremonies and Keynote / Cérémonies de clôture et conférencier d’honneur — Peter Menzies
45 - 46
What is the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association? / Qu’est ce que l’Association
canadienne de counseling et de psychothérapie ?
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Floor Plan / Plan d’étage
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Presenter Line up / Rang des présentateurs
Glenn Sheppard
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General Information / Renseignments Généraux
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Continuing Education Credits
Continuing Education Credits (CEC’s) will be granted for the conference based on your registration. Once you have
completed your registration (i.e. confirmed your attendance by picking up your registration kit), your name will be
flagged as attending the conference. If you are a member of CCPA, your CEC’s will automatically be added to your
transcript by the CCPA National Office. Please allow 3 - 4 weeks for credits to appear on your transcript.
Cultural Room
The West Coast Room will be set up as the Cultural Room throughout the conference for delegates to use as a
space for personal reflections or discussion. It will be open between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to
use this space during the conference.
Photographer
If you do not want your photograph taken, please identify yourself to the photographer.
Session Levels
Presenters have identified the target audience knowledge of their presentations in order to better assist you in
choosing a session that is right for you. Presentations have been identified as:
 Introductory
 Intermediate
 Advanced
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L’Association canadienne de counseling et de psychothérapie (ACCP) Crédits d’éducation permanente
Des crédits d’éducation permanente vous seront octroyés une fois que votre inscription au congrès sera
confirmée. En complétant votre inscription (c’est-à-dire en confirmant votre participation lorsque vous
ramasserez votre trousse d’inscription), votre nom sera inscrit en tant que participant au congrès. Si vous êtes un
membre de l’ACCP, vos credits seront automatiquement ajoutés à votre dossier par le bureau national de l’ACCP.
Veuillez accorder 3 à 4 semaines pour l’affichage de vos crédits.
Salle culturelle
La sale West Coast sera une salle culturelle durant le congrès pour les délégués qui désirent l’utiliser en tant
qu’endroit de réflexion et de discussion. Elle sera overte du 8h30 à 16h30. Tous les délégués sont la bienvenue et
peuvent utiliser cette pièce durant le congrès
Photographe
Si vous ne voulez pas que votre photographe soit prise, présentez-vous au photographe.
Niveaux des séances
Les présentateurs ont identifié le niveau ciblé de connaissance de l’auditoire de leurs présentations afin de mieux
vous aider à choisir une séance. Les présentations ont été identifiés comme suit:
 Préliminaire
 Intermédiaire
 Avancé
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Invitation to Meet Chapter Representatives /
Invitation pour rencontrer les représentants des sections
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 / Mercredi le 7 mai 2014
10: 15 am - 12:00 pm
10 h 15 - 12 h 00
Pastoral and Spiritual Care in Counselling / Section soutien
pastoral & spiritual en counseling
Alberta & NWT Chapter / Section d’Alberta et des T.N.-O.
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
12 h 00 - 13 h 30
Career Counsellors Chapter / Section des conseillers de carrière
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
13 h 30 - 15 h 15
Social Justice Chapter / Section de la justice sociale
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
15 h 15 - 17 h 00
Nova Scotia Chapter / Section de la Nouvelle-Écosse
School Counsellors Chapter / Section des conseillers scolaires
Thursday, May 8, 2014 / Jeudi le 8 mai 2014
10:15 am - 12:00 pm
10 h 15 - 12 h 00
Career Counsellors Chapter / Section des conseillers de carrière
School Counsellors Chapter / Section des conseillers scolaires
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
12 h 00 - 13 h 30
Alberta & NWT Chapter / Section d’Alberta et des T.N.-O.
Creative Arts in Counselling Chapter / Section des arts créatifs en counseling
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
13 h 30 - 15 h 15
Animal Assisted Therapy in Counselling Chapter / Section de counseling et zoothérapie
Friday, May 9, 2014 / Vendredi le 9 mai 2014
8:30 am - 10:15 am
8 h 30 - 10 h 15
Pastoral and Spiritual Care in Counselling / Section soutien pastoral & spiritual en counseling
Animal Assisted Therapy in Counselling Chapter / Section de counseling et zoothérapie
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
12 h 00 - 13 h 00
Creative Arts in Counselling Chapter / Section des arts créatifs en counseling
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List of Chapters and Special Meetings / Liste des sections et des rencontres spéciales
WEDNESDAY May 7, 2014 / MERCREDI le 7 mai 2014
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
12 h 15 - 13 h 15
Indigenous Circle Chapter / Section du cercle indigène
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
12 h 15 - 13 h 15
Animal Assisted Therapy in Counselling / Section de counseling et zoothérapie Saanich
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
12 h 15 - 13 h 15
School Counsellors Chapter / Section des conseillers scolaires
Salon C
12:15 pm - 4:30 pm
12 h 15 - 16 h 30
Counsellor Educators Chapter / Section des formateurs de conseillers
Colwood
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
16 h 45 - 18 h 00
Career Counsellors Chapter / Section des conseillers(ères) d’orientation
Sidney
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
16 h 45 - 18 h 00
Social Justice Chapter / Section de la justice sociale
Colwood
Sidney
THURSDAY May 8, 2014 / JEUDI le 8 mai 2014
7:30 am - 8:30 am
7 h 30 - 8 h 30
Pastoral and Spiritual Care in Counselling Chapter / Section pastorale et
spirituel en counseling
Days Inn Victoria on
the Harbour
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
12 h 00 - 13 h 15
CCPA Annual General Meeting / Assemblée générale annuel de l’ACCP
Salon A
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
16 h 45 - 18 h 00
Creative Arts in Counselling Chapter / Section des arts créatifs en counseling
Colwood
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
16 h 45 - 18 h 00
Alberta and NWT Chapter / Section d’Alberta et T.N.-O.
Sidney
FRIDAY May 9, 2014 / VENDREDI le 9 mai 2014
7:30 am - 8:30 am
7 h 30 - 8 h 30
Chapter President’s Breakfast / Déjeuner des présidents des sections
Esquimalt
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
12 h 15 - 13 h 15
Private Practitioners Chapter / Section des conseillers en pratique privée
Off-site / hors site
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Program at a Glance / Aperçu du programme
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 / Mercredi 7 Mai 2014
7:30 am - 9:00 am / 7 h 45 - 9 h 00
Registration / Inscription
8:30 am - 4:30 pm / 8 h 30 - 16 h 30
Bookstore / Librairie (Odin Books)
8:30 am - 10:15 am / 8 h 30 - 10 h 15
Opening Ceremonies and Keynote Address - Gabor Maté
Cérémonies d’ouvertures et conférencier d’honneur Gabor Maté
10:15 am - 10:45 am / 10 h 15 - 10 h 45
Nutrition Break / Pause santé)
10:45 am - 12:00 pm / 10 h 45 - 12 h 00
Concurrent Sessions / Séances simultanées
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm / 12 h 00 - 13 h 30
Lunch on own / Dîner non-inclus
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm / 12 h 30 - 14 h 30
Poster Sessions / Sessions d’affiches
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm / 13 h 30 - 14 h 45
Concurrent Sessions / Séances simultanées
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm / 14 h 45 - 15 h 15
Nutrition Break / Pause santé)
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm / 15 h 15 - 16 h 30
Concurrent Sessions / Séances simultanées
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / 18 h 30—20 h 00
Provincial Night / Soirée provinciale
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm / 20 h 00 - 21 h 30
Welcome Reception / Réception de bienvenue
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8:30 am - 10:15 am / 8 h 30 - 10 h 15
Keynote / Conférencier d’honneur
 Gabor Maté
Gabor Maté
Illness and Health in a Toxic Society
Location: Salon A
(English - Simultaneous Interpretation)
Dr. Gabor Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad
perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them. As an author,
Dr. Maté has written In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction; When the Body Says No: The Cost of
Hidden Stress; and Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder, among others. Dr.
Maté has worked with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness, and HIV, including working at
Vancouver’s Supervised Injection Site. Dr. Maté has received the Hubert Evans Prize for Literary Non-Fiction; an Honorary
Degree (Law) from the University of Northern British Columbia; an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University;
and the 2012 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Mothers Against Teen Violence.
La maladie et la santé dans une société toxique
Lieu : Salon A
(Anglais - interprétation simultanée)
La moitié des adultes nord-américains souffrent de maladie chronique, une donnée que la médecine occidentale attribue
largement à des prédispositions et à des habitudes individuelles. La médecine occidentale impose deux séparations, dont ni
l’une ni l’autre n’a de fondement scientifique. D’abord, elle sépare l’esprit du corps, ce qui présuppose grossièrement que les
maladies chroniques n’ont rien à voir avec les expériences émotives et psychologiques des personnes. Et pourtant, il existe de
nombreuses recherches indiquant clairement que les fonctions psychologiques et comportementales des êtres humains ne
peuvent être comprises qu’en intégrant les fonctions corporelles à celles de l’esprit : des fonctions telles que la prise de
conscience, les émotions, nos interprétations et réactions aux événements et nos relations avec autrui. Par ailleurs, la pratique
occidentale examine la santé des gens de façon séparée du contexte social, ignorant ainsi les déterminants sociaux de la santé
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Half of North American adults suffer from chronic illness—a fact Western medicine views largely in terms of individual
predispositions and habits. Western medicine imposes two separations, neither tenable scientifically. First, it separates mind
from the body, largely assuming that most chronic illnesses have nothing to do with people's emotional and psychological
experiences. And yet, a large and irrefutable body of research has clearly shown that physiologic and behavioural functioning of
human beings can be understood only if we integrate our body functions with those of the mind: functions such as awareness,
emotions, our interpretations of and responses to events, and our relationships with other people. Second, Western practice
views people's health as separate from the social environment, ignoring social determinants of health such as class, gender,
economic status, and race. Such factors, in reality, are more important influences on health and longevity than individual
predispositions and personal factors such as genes, cholesterol levels, blood pressure and so on. This presentatino shows how a
society dedicated to material pursuits rather than genuine human needs and spiritual values stresses its members, undermines
healthy child development and dooms many to chronic illness, from diabetes to heart disease, from autoimmune conditions to
cancer.
10:45 am - 12:00 pm / 10 h 45 - 12 h 00
comme la classe sociale, le sexe, le statut économique et la race. En réalité, de tels facteurs constituent des influences plus
importantes sur la santé et la longévité que les prédispositions individuelles et les facteurs personnels comme la génétique, les
niveaux de cholestérol, la tension artérielle, etc.
Cet exposé montre à quel point une société axée sur des objets matériels plutôt que sur les véritables besoins et valeurs des
humains impose un stress à ses membres, nuit au développement sain de l’enfant et condamne un large pan de la population à
la maladie chronique, qu’il s’agisse du diabète en passant par les maladies du cœur ou des maladies auto-immunes jusqu’au
cancer.
Le Dr Gabor Maté conjugue la recherche scientifique, l’observation des antécédents et ses propres connaissances et son
expérience pour présenter une large perspective, qui permet aux personnes de préconiser leurs propres approches de guérison
et celles des personnes qui les entourent. Le Dr Maté est notamment l’auteur de In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close
Encounters with Addiction; When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress; et Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins
and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder. Il a travaillé auprès de patients aux prises avec une dépendance aux drogues dures, la
maladie mentale et le SIDA, notamment en œuvrant au site d'injection supervisé de Vancouver. Le Dr Maté a reçu le prix
Hubert Evans Prize for Literary Non-Fiction; un doctorat honorifique (Droit) de l’Université Northern British Columbia; un prix
Outstanding Alumnus Award de l’Université Simon Fraser; et le prix 2012 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award, décerné par
Mothers Against Teen Violence.
10:15 am - 10:45 am / 10 h 15 - 10 h 45
Nutrition Break / Pause santé
Location / Lieu : Prefunction
WEDNESDAY, May 7 / MERCREDI, le 7 mai
10:45 am - 12:00 pm / 10 h 45 - 12 h 00
Concurrent Sessions / Séances simultanées
A1 - 10 Strategies Proven to Inspire Even the Most Struggling Youth
Location: Lecture Theatre
(English - Simultaneous Interpretation)
(Introductory)
Want to engage even the most struggling youth? Learn 10 strategies proven to build relationships, grab attention, and inspire.
Emphasizing the importance of multi-tiered systems of support and multiple intelligence approaches, learn how to teach youth
social and emotional life skills in ways they can relate to and remember. Researchers have seen positive changes using these 10
strategies in school climate, academic success, dropout prevention, classroom management, and bullying prevention. Be
engaged through visual metaphors, videos, music, and activities. All levels of expertise are welcome. Participants will receive a
handout outlining the 10 strategies and a link to a lesson.
Christian Moore worked at an alternative school, in youth corrections, and a mental health agency. His program, “WhyTry,” is
used in 16,000 organizations, and teaches social/emotional skills using a multisensory approach.
A1 - 10 stratégies éprouvées pour inspirer même les jeunes les plus en difficulté
Lieu : Amphithéâtre
(Anglais - interprétation simultanée)
(Préliminaire)
Vous souhaitez faire participer même les jeunes les plus en difficulté? Apprenez 10 stratégies qui ont fait leurs preuves
lorsqu’il s’agit d’établir des relations, de capter l’attention et d’inspirer. L’accent est mis sur l’importance de systèmes d’aide
à niveaux multiples et sur les approches à intelligences multiples; apprenez à enseigner aux jeunes des habiletés sociales et
affectives d’une manière qui les touche et qu’ils conserveront en mémoire. Les chercheurs ont constaté que le recours à ces
10 stratégies se traduit par des changements positifs dans l'atmosphère de l'école, le succès scolaire, la prévention du
décrochage, la gestion en classe et la prévention de l'intimidation. Faites appel à des métaphores visuelles, des vidéos, de la
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10:45 am - 12:00 pm / 10 h 45 - 12 h 00
musique et des activités. Tous les niveaux d’expertise sont les bienvenus. Les participants recevront un document précisant
les 10 stratégies, ainsi qu'un lien vers un cours.
Christian Moore a travaillé dans une école alternative, en centre jeunesse et dans un organisme de services de santé mentale.
Son programme, intitulé « Why Try », est utilisé par 16 000 organismes et sert à enseigner des habiletés sociales et affectives
au moyen d’une approche multisensorielle.
A2 - Observed and Experiential Integration (OEI): A New Trauma Therapy - Theory/Research,
Demonstration, and Hands-On Experience
Location: Saanich
(Intermediate)
OEI has been used cross-culturally, initially with First Nations clients in Canada, and more recently in Indonesia and Korea. OEI
has also been introduced in China and Bulgaria. This therapy has been used with children younger than 2 1/2 years of age, and
also with couples and families. OEI has been applied to addictions, eating disorders, dissociative disorders, agitated
depression, self-harming behaviour, and body dysmorphic disorder. The first portion of the presentation will include a brief
review of OEI theory and research, followed by live and video demonstrations of OEI techniques. The second portion will
involve hands-on experience of two OEI techniques. Those wishing to read more about OEI either before or after the session
are referred to: Bradshaw, R. A., Cook, A., and McDonald, M. J. (2011). Observed and experiential integration (OEI): Discovery
and development of a new set of trauma therapy techniques. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 21(2), 104-171. Q and A
video clips are available at www.sightpsychology.com
Rick Bradshaw is a Psychologist with 33 years of experience, He has taught at three universities (SFU, TWU, Adler). Rick has
been an Associate Professor Counselling Psychology for 10 years (TWU); as well as spending 10 years as a Senior Psychology/
Director of Training (SFU).
Laurie Detwiler, MA has 20 years of experience, currently at Kwantlen University since 2003. She completed research on
recovery from PTSD and is a certified OEI trainer.
Location: Sidney
(Intermediate)
This presentation has two main objectives. The primary objective is to give participants an experiential taste of EFT in action by
the use of role play scenarios, video clips, and other media designed to demonstrate what an in-session EFT process looks and
feels like, and what distinguishes it from other approaches in the field of couple therapy. As a related theoretical backdrop, the
second principal aim is to offer a basic overview of the EFT approach. The purpose here would be to describe how EFT fits
within the larger field of couple therapy, illustrate how it brings attachment theory to life in helping couples transform their
relationship bond, and share some of the interventions and secrets to doing it well.
Leanne Campbell is a registered psychologist in private practice in Nanaimo, B.C. A certified EFT Trainer and Supervisor, she is
co-founder and co-director of the Vancouver Island Centre for EFT.
David Fairweather is a registered psychologist in private practice in Nanaimo, B.C. A certified EFT Trainer and Supervisor, he is
co-founder and co-director of the Vancouver Island Centre for EFT.
A4 - The Designation of Canadian Certified Counsellor – Supervisor (CCC-S)
Location: Colwood
(Intermediate)
Supervision is a specialty within the overall practice of counselling and psychotherapy and is perhaps one of the most
important components in the development of a competent practitioner. It is within the context of supervision that trainees
begin to develop a sense of their professional identity and to examine their own beliefs and attitudes regarding clients and
therapy. In 2013, the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) established a credentialing service for its
members: Canadian Certified Counsellor – Supervisor (CCC-S) to meet the growing need for qualified clinical supervisors.
Because of limited coursework in supervision in Canadian graduate programs in Counselling and Counselling Psychology and
insufficient post-master’s coursework and training opportunities, it is difficult for counsellors to pursue comprehensive training
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A3 - EFT in Action: An Experiential Primer and Introduction to Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
10:45 am - 12:00 pm / 10 h 45 - 12 h 00
in clinical supervision. This session will provide an overview of the national designation of Canadian Certified CounsellorSupervisor (CCC-S), including the requirements and the application process, as well as identify existing coursework and
professional development opportunities on supervision.
Kim Hollihan, EdD, works at the CCPA national office and is responsible for the CCC-S certification, the agency accreditation
program, and public relations. She has been active in the career development field provincially and nationally.
Blythe Shepard, PhD, CCC, is CCPA President 2013-2015 and past-Chair of the Certification Committee. She is a counsellor
educator at the University of Lethbridge.
A5 - Forgiveness Conversations in Small Groups
Location: Salon A
(Introductory)
Forgiveness has found a credible place in counselling literature in the past two decades. It has been discovered that
forgiveness interventions with a coherent treatment plan help clients improve self-concept, increase hopefulness and reduce
the psychological symptoms of depression and anxiety. Therapeutic interventions can take place in psycho-educational
counselling groups.
Participants in this session will define forgiveness, learn to recognize the themes in the process of forgiving and track the
progress of forgiveness in group member's experience. This will be accomplished through mini-lectures and participating in a
limited number of brief structured exercises which can be used as templates for forgiveness conversations in small groups.
Daniel Klassen is Professor Emeritus in Education at Lakehead University, author of The Forgiveness Workbook, founder and
counsellor at The Listening Centre serving clients in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.
A6 - Indigenous Psychotherapy
WEDNESDAY, May 7 / MERCREDI, le 7 mai
Location: Salon C
(Introductory)
Bill has developed an evidenced-based group psychotherapy process through his thesis that is culturally appropriate in
assisting in the healing process for Indigenous population based in true Indigenous Research methodology.
Bill Thomas is of Peguis First Nation, Thomas Training and Therapy Services, PTSD Psychotherapist, working with Elders. He has
a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Northern British Columbia. Bill graduated from the 4 year
BFNAC degree program in 8 months at Brandon University in 2001.
A7 - Part A: Navigating "No Man's Land"...Helping Children Survive Family Separation and Divorce
Location: Viewroyal
(Introductory)
This session will share knowledge about the complexities of helping families during separation and divorce. Participants will
learn about the dynamics commonly experienced by children in this process, including those who are caught in parental
conflict. Participants will learn about: the developmental impacts of separation on children, normal vs. traumatic grief
adjustment, cautions when working with parents, high conflict dynamics, and related issues. Case examples and discussion will
facilitate participants learning.
Participants will also be provided with examples of interventions which can be used with families, including play therapy
methods. There will also be time allotted for experiential practice of interventions, and small group discussion. Further
resources and links to interventions will be shared. Discussion will include implications and research to consider when working
with family court or legal processes, counsellor ethics in dual roles, and considerations for working with families going through
custody or other legal disputes. This informative workshop will leave participants with much "food for thought" around the
challenges and rewards of working with this diverse client population.
Tracy Duffy has a Master's in Counselling Psychology from MUN (NL). She has a wide range of experience with individuals /
groups including crisis intervention, grief counselling and experience in facilitation/teaching.
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10:45 am - 12:00 pm / 10 h 45 - 12 h 00
A7 - Part B: Highly Distressed Couples: How Do They Differ From Their Non-Distressed Counterparts?
What is at the Root of It All?
Location: Viewroyal
(Advanced)
Highly distressed couples pose a difficult challenge in therapy. Their maladaptive cyclical patterns of behaviour, typically
chronic and toxic, pose a difficult challenge for therapists. Mainstream couple approaches conceptualize these patterns in
terms of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, some few have identified needs as the driving force for behaviours. Drawing on
the results of a study on couple distress, this presentation proposes that a taxonomy of unmet psychological and emotional
needs are at the root of distress in highly distressed couples and that it is the interplay of these unmet needs that sustain
maladaptive and cyclical patterns of behaviour. It is in the identification and meeting of these unmet needs that maladaptive
patterns are transformed. The key to successful therapy is in identifying and conceptualizing the interplay of these unmet
needs, and assisting the couple to shift these patterns in a healthy direction.
The objective of this presentation is to provide couple therapists with a conceptual understanding of the unmet self and
relational needs underlying negative relational dynamics which are at the root of distress in highly distressed couples.
Assessment tools and treatments strategies will be presented.
Shelley Briscoe-Dimock, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the graduate school of Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Spirituality
at Saint-Paul University. Dr. Briscoe-Dimock teaches in the individual and couple program.
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm / 12 h 00 - 13 h 30
Lunch on own / Dîner (non-inclus)
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm / 12 h 15 - 13 h 15
Indigenous Circle Chapter / Section de cercle indigène
Location / Lieu : Sidney
12:15 pm - 4:30 pm / 12 h 15 - 16 h 30
School Counsellors Chapter / Section des conseillers scolaires
Location / Lieu : Salon C
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm / 12 h 15 - 13 h 15
Counsellors Educators Chapter /
Section des formateurs de conseillers
Location / Lieu : Colwood
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm / 12 h 00 - 14 h 30
Poster Sessions / Séances d’affiches
Location / Lieu : Salon B
(See page 19 - 20 for the list of Poster Sessions /
Veuillez voir la page 19 - 20 pour la liste des séances d’affiches)
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm / 13 h 30 - 14 h 45
Concurrent Sessions / Séances simultanées
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WEDNESDAY, May 7 / MERCREDI, le 7 mai
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm / 12 h 15 - 13 h 15
Animal Assisted Therapy in Counselling /
Section de counseling et zoothérapie
Location / Lieu : Saanich
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm / 13 h 30 - 14 h 45
A8 - We-ness: Couple Identity in Those Facing Breast Cancer
Location: Lecture Theatre
(Simultaneous Interpretation)
(Intermediate)
This presentation summarizes a study that explored the wider relational context of partners of women facing cancer. This
presentation also highlights clinical applications of couple identity models for couples facing breast cancer. Based on
outpatient care with intact couples facing breast cancer, clinical assessment and therapeutic approaches are summarized.
Clinicians are encouraged to address the partner crisis and needs as well as the patient’s needs and crisis. It is clinically
important to allow fears of both members of a couple to surface and be addressed, while recognizing the challenges of couples
wanting to protect one another. This presentation will offer ways to help strengthen the couple relationship and family
support as main resources in facing breast cancer. This is a rewarding and impactful area of practice because as professionals
we can help empower families to tap their strengths within, including their as yet undiscovered potentials. The therapeutic
journey requires counsellors to accompany couples as they work through their own challenges and draw upon their personal
and community resources. Typically, awareness of strengths and resources grows only gradually over time. Yet these journeys
are often marked by the beauty emerging from amidst the struggle, a clear emergence of post-traumatic growth.
Jillian Hart has completed thesis work and clinical training supporting families facing cancer.
Marvin McDonald conducts research and supervises clinical work focused on families dealing with health crises.
A8 - Le sentiment d’unité : l’identité du couple chez les personnes vivant une situation de cancer du
sein
WEDNESDAY, May 7 / MERCREDI, le 7 mai
Lieu : Amphithéâtre
(Interprétation simultanée)
(Intermédiaire)
Cette présentation résume une étude sur le contexte relationnel élargi des partenaires de femmes cancéreuses. On y souligne
les cas d’utilisation clinique de modèles d’identité de couple conçus pour les couples aux prises avec une situation de cancer
du sein. On y résume l’évaluation clinique et les approches thérapeutiques fondées sur des soins en consultations externes
auprès de couples intacts aux prises avec le cancer du sein. On incite les cliniciens à s’occuper de la crise et des besoins du
partenaire autant que de ceux de la patiente. Sur le plan clinique, il importe de laisser s’exprimer les craintes des deux
membres du couple, tout en reconnaissant les défis des membres du couple qui veulent se protéger l’un et l’autre. Cette
présentation propose des façons d’aider à renforcer la relation de couple et le soutien familial, qui constituent les principales
ressources permettant d’affronter le cancer du sein. Il s’agit d’un domaine de pratique gratifiant et déterminant, car à titre de
professionnels, nous pouvons contribuer à ce que des familles parviennent à puiser dans leurs forces intérieures, notamment à
même des ressources potentielles jusque-là inconnues. Le parcours thérapeutique exige que les conseillers accompagnent les
couples qui cheminent pour relever leurs propres défis et qui font appel à leurs ressources personnelles et communautaires.
De façon générale, la conscience des points forts et des ressources s’accentue très graduellement au fil du temps. Cependant,
ces cheminements sont souvent caractérisés par la beauté qui émerge au milieu de la lutte, soit la manifestation claire d'un
épanouissement post-traumatique.
Jillian Hart a achevé la rédaction de sa thèse et sa formation clinique en soutenant dans leurs démarches des familles aux
prises avec le cancer.
Marvin McDonald mène des recherches et fait de la supervision en lien avec du travail clinique portant sur les familles en
situation de crise liée à la santé.
A9 - Body Image, Embodiment, and Weight Bias in Education and Health Care
Location: Saanich
(Introductory)
This panel will focus on practical strategies and research projects aimed at enhancing body image, understanding embodiment
and combating weight bias in the education and health care systems. Many professionals believe that shaming people with
weight-related issues will motivate positive behavior change. However, being on the receiving end of weight bias can increase
unhealthy eating and physical activity behaviors in students and patients and leave them vulnerable to mental health issues
such as body dissatisfaction. In education, a number of professional development interventions addressing weight bias and
the development of healthy body image demonstrated significant improvements in teacher's awareness of and sensitivity to
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1:30 pm - 2:45 pm / 13 h 30 - 14 h 45
student weight-related experiences. In health care, there is an urgent need for a larger scale strategy to facilitate
interdisciplinary and collaborative professional development in the area of weight bias. The goal of this panel is to provide a
foundation to understand how transforming disrupted bodily experiences and negative body image experiences into healthy
and positive embodiment requires consideration of both the individual and school and health care environments.
Shelly Russell-Mayhew is an associate professor and registered psychologist at the University of Calgary with a research
program in the prevention and treatment of eating and weight-related issues.
Tanya Hutchinson is completing her MSc at the University of Calgary with a research focus on exploring body image among a
nonclinical population and the prevention of eating disorders.
Angela Bardick is a PhD Candidate at the University of Calgary, currently completing her research focused on
engaging a school community in the prevention of eating disorders and obesity.
Kayla Balsden is currently completing the MSc Counselling Psychology program at the University of Calgary. Kayla’s research
interests include body image, embodiment, and resiliency in young adult women.
Chantal Poirier is currently completing the MSc Counselling Psychology program at the University of Calgary. Chantal's
research interests include body image and body self-discrepancy in adolescent and young-adult women.
Alana Ireland is a PhD student at the University of Calgary. Her research focuses on health promotion and the prevention of
weight-related issues in schools.
Angela S. Alberga is a postdoctoral fellow researching psychosocial aspects of body weight and weight bias and the
implications for population and public health at the University of Calgary.
A10 - Reframing the Student Development Process in Counsellor Education Programs to a 360-Degree
Life Contingency Plan
Location: Esquimalt
(Intermediate)
Marilyn Haight has been a counsellor educator at Walden University since 2007. Her research interests include military related
concerns, traumatic brain injury, and testing and assessments.
Esther Benoit is a Core Faculty member in the Marriage, Couples and Family Counselling program at Walden University. She
lives and works in the Hampton Roads Virginia area.
Tiffany Rush-Wilson
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In an era of increased expectations and gatekeeping responsibilities, how do counsellor education programs build sustainable
and scalable online student development services? In an era where students increasingly expect their needs to be met without
ever stepping foot on a campus, counsellor educators are under increasing pressure to provide instantaneous assistance and
access, across a broad realm of student development needs and services. This dilemma has left program leaders and
administrators with a difficult charge: engage students more than ever before and help them to move developmentally from
novice counsellor-in-training to emerging professionals. This session is designed to assess and address student development
concerns across multiple domains. Further, it is designed to discuss and share resources and strategies between presenters
and attendees. Finally, the presenters will propose using a 360-degree Life Contingency Plan model for student development
plans. '360 degree feedback' is referred to because students working on a development plan receive feedback from the full
circle of perspectives - faculty members, site supervisors, student development committee members, and sometimes others,
such as academic advising, academic leadership, Code of Conduct officer, Student Affairs officer, Ombudsman, or legal
services. Examples of 360-degree support for students will be discussed.
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm / 13 h 30 - 14 h 45
A11 - Adding Science to the Mix of Business and Pleasure: An Exploratory Study of Positive Psychology
Interventions with Teachers Accessing Employee Assistance Counselling
Location: Salon A
(Intermediate)
This presentation will focus on a research project exploring whether the delivery of positive psychology interventions in the
workplace through an employee assistance program (EAP) can improve employees’ authentic happiness and life flourishing as
well as decrease symptoms of depression. For those interested in research, this presentation will present highlights of the
results of the study. A small convenience sample of Manitoba public school educators accessing employee assistance were
recruited for a quasi-experimental research design. Nine participants were randomly assigned to the experimental group and
the remaining participants assigned to the control. Experimental group members participated in a six session
psychoeducational, experiential, and process-oriented positive psychotherapy group that met once a week over six weeks. For
those interested in practice, this presentation will also present highlights of the curriculum manual developed by the presenter
to guide and facilitate the mental health promotion (and psychopathology prevention) group intervention.
Candace Reinsch, MA, MEd, CCC, works as an employee assistance counsellor in Winnipeg.
A12 - The Leadership Role of School Counsellors
Location: Salon C
(Intermediate)
WEDNESDAY, May 7 / MERCREDI, le 7 mai
The role of the school counsellor is changing to include leadership in the promotion of educational reform, as well as healthy
and safe schools. The school counsellor plays an important role with interagency and interdisciplinary collaboration, focusing
on the removal of barriers that impede student achievement. With the shift from a “position” to a “program,” school
counsellors are expected to assume a leadership role, in addition to nurturing leadership in the school community. This session
examines the leadership expectations of school counsellors and the need to include formal leadership skills training in
counsellor preparation programs. This session also provides an opportunity to reflect on the changes in school counselling to
include leadership as part of the scope of practice and how it affects the school counselling profession.
Janice Graham-Migel, PhD, CCC, is a School Counsellor with the Halifax Regional School Board; Adjunct Professor at Acadia
University; School Counsellors Chapter Past President; and CCPA Counsellor Practitioner Award recipient.
A13 - Career Preparation: The Shortest Route to Success and Prosperity
Location: Viewroyal
(Introductory)
Communities that offer good career prospects will keep their citizens and attract more. Those that don’t will lose their most
important resource, talent, to communities that do. See how the latest release of Career Cruising’s ccSpringboard synchronizes
the efforts of counsellors, students, educators, trainers, career practitioners, parents, spouses, adult career seekers,
employers, indeed whole-communities to create happiness and prosperity. With its online Individual Pathways Plan and Parent
and Partner Portals, ccSpringboard is now accessed daily by tens of thousands of Canadians in over 75% of the nation's
secondary and postsecondary schools, employment centres, and libraries. ccPathfinder links career and learning plans, and
ccInspire brings employers, career coaches and mentors, and work-based learning opportunities to students from grade 6
through post-secondary. Counsellors, teachers, trainers, career development facilitators, counsellor-educators, community
leaders, and anyone concerned about their own loved ones’ futures should see this.
Phil Jarvis helps communities implement “whole-community” talent development and retention solutions. He pioneered
computer-based career exploration and planning systems and 100,000+ sites worldwide now use resources he developed or
helped create.
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm / 14 h 45 - 15 h 15
Nutrition Break / Pause santé
Location / Lieu : Prefunction
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3:15 pm - 4:30 pm / 15 h 15 - 16 h 30
Concurrent Sessions / Séances simultanées
A14 - Counselling the Already (Self?) Diagnosed Client
Location: Lecture Theatre
(English - Simultaneous Interpretation)
Increasingly, counsellors work with clients who present themselves and their circumstances in the psychiatric language of the
DSM-5 and expect to be "treated" accordingly. Whether formally or self-diagnosed, clients increasingly present to therapy
brandishing psychiatric labels as tools of self-understanding, self-description, and self-justification. This tendency can narrowtrack the understandings, interventions, and dialogues possible between counsellors and clients. In this interactive workshop,
we will examine this tendency - within counsellor education, in “self-understandings” adolescents derive from psychiatric
discourse, and with family members once a child has been given a DSM diagnosis - as it relates to the frontline practice of
counselling. We will provide conversational strategies for engaging these client understandings beyond the limits or
"totalizing" effects of the psychiatric understandings they may live by. We will draw on participants' experiences in working
with "already diagnosed clients" or with clients who self-identify as having a “mental health” condition. Opportunities to
practice the conversational strategies demonstrated, while sharing professional experiences with already diagnosed clients is
our primary workshop focus. We aim to help counsellors optimize the dialogues they have with clients who present their
concerns, and what needs to be done about them, in psychiatric discourse.
Tom Strong is a counsellor educator who has written widely on the discursive (solution-focused/narrative/collaborative)
therapies. His primary interest is in optimizing the collaborative, critically-reflective, and generative possibilities of clientcounsellor dialogues.
Karen Ross is a doctoral student and narrative-collaborative therapist interested in how different discourses of "mental
health" shape options for problem-solving and identity construction, particularly among young people
A14 - Le counseling auprès d’un client déjà diagnostiqué (par lui-même?)
Lieu : Amphithéâtre
(Anglais - interprétation simultanée)
Il est de plus en plus fréquent que des conseillers doivent travailler auprès de clients qui présentent leur cas et leurs
circonstances en utilisant le langage psychiatrique du DSM-5 et qui s’attendent à être « traités » en conséquence. Qu’ils aient
reçu un diagnostic officiel ou qu’ils se soient eux-mêmes diagnostiqués, les clients se présentent de plus en plus souvent en
thérapie en brandissant des étiquettes psychiatriques qu'ils voient comme des outils leur permettant de se comprendre, de se
décrire et de se justifier eux-mêmes. Or, cette tendance peut entamer la portée de la compréhension, des interventions et des
dialogues qui doivent prévaloir entre les conseillers et leurs clients. Dans cet atelier interactif, nous examinerons cette
tendance – dans le cadre de la formation du conseiller, dans les « auto-explications » que les adolescents tirent du discours
psychiatrique et auprès des membres de la famille après que l’enfant a reçu un diagnostic DSM –, sous l’angle de la pratique
de première ligne du counseling. Nous offrirons des stratégies de conversation permettant de faire évoluer ces concepts mis
de l’avant par le client au-delà des limites ou des effets « totalisateurs » des explications psychiatriques qu’il invoque. Nous
nous inspirerons des expériences vécues par les participants auprès de « clients déjà diagnostiqués » ou de clients qui se
diagnostiquent eux-mêmes comme étant atteints d’un problème de « santé mentale ». L’objectif principal de l’atelier est de
fournir des occasions de pratiquer les stratégies de conversation présentées, tout en partageant ses expériences
professionnelles auprès de clients déjà diagnostiqués. Nous visons à aider les conseillers à optimiser les dialogues qu’ils
entretiennent avec les clients qui présentent leurs préoccupations dans le discours psychiatrique, et la façon de les aborder.
Tom Strong est un formateur de conseillers qui a beaucoup écrit au sujet des thérapies discursives (centrées sur la solution/
narratives/collaboratives). Son intérêt principal porte sur le potentiel d’optimisation collaborative, autocritique et
générative des dialogues entre le client et le conseiller.
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Monica Sesma-Vazquez is currently a Postdoctoral-Fellow at the University of Calgary and a collaborative therapist from
Mexico, focusing her research projects on “mental health” and medicalization/diagnostic discourses in therapeutic practices .
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm / 15 h 15 - 16 h 30
Karen Ross est une doctorante et une thérapeute d’approche narrative-collaborative qui s’intéresse à la façon dont les
divers discours sur la « santé mentale » déterminent les options de résolution de problèmes et le processus identitaire,
surtout chez les jeunes.
Monica Sesma-Vazquez est postdoctorante à l’Université de Calgary et thérapeute collaborative originaire du Mexique; elle
centre ses recherches sur la « santé mentale » et les discours sur la médicalisation et le diagnostic dans les pratiques
thérapeutiques.
A15 - Record Keeping for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Location: Saanich
(Introductory)
In this session there will a review, with discussion, of many of the essential aspects of clinical record keeping including: what
should be recorded, how records should be professionally managed , who owns them anyway, who can gain access and how,
and so forth. While conducting this session Dr. Sheppard will draw on the CCPA Ethics Code, the Standards of Practice,
examples from adjudicated cases and case law and his considerable counselling experience.
Glenn Sheppard has been a counsellor and counsellor educator for more then 30 years. He has worked in many counselling
environments: public school, mental health clinic, college counselling centre, and private practice.
A16 - The Designation of "Canadian Certified Counsellor"
WEDNESDAY, May 7 / MERCREDI, le 7 mai
Location: Esquimalt
(Introductory)
The counselling profession in Canada is not currently regulated by a statutory process except in the provinces of Quebec,
Ontario, and Nova Scotia. In 1986, CCPA established a credentialing service for its members: Canadian Certified Counsellors: A
National Certification Program for Professional Counsellors. The program includes recognition of standards of professional
preparation, continuing education, and a formal code of ethics. This session will provide an overview of this national service
which identifies to the public those counsellors who CCPA recognizes as qualified to provide counselling services in Canada.
Participants will learn about CCPA’s certification requirements and the application process for obtaining the status of Canadian
Certified Counsellor (CCC). Common issues when applying for certification will be discussed. Please note that this session will
not cover provincial regulation or CCPA’s Code of Ethics.
Monika Gal, MEd, CCC, is the current Certification Registrar with CCPA . She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa’s
M.Ed. in Educational Counselling.
A17—Acknowledging Power and Privilege in Counselling: Socially Just Counselling Practices
Location: Colwood
(Introductory)
A school counsellor learns some LGBTQ students are being bullied at school and the principal “won’t do anything.” A
counsellor offers a differently-abled student unsolicited “special accommodation.” A male client hesitates to join a support
group for childhood sexual abuse. A client discontinues counselling because she cannot afford a counsellor’s $150 fee per
session. Many of the challenges that clients bring to counselling are rooted in dynamics of power and privilege. Understanding
these influences begins with counsellors’ self-awareness of their social and economic positioning. From a social justice
perspective, counsellors who focus primarily on helping clients cope with stressors caused by injustices rather than the causes
of injustice themselves may inadvertently harm clients. Challenging the status quo to (re)empower clients begins with
counsellor awareness of personal and professional power and privilege.
This interactive session focuses on becoming aware of our own power and privilege as it manifests in our work with clients.
Drawing on tools to analyze interpersonal power and privilege, we consider ways we can position ourselves within “that
power” to support socially just and social justice practice. We will explore examples of applying interventions for client
empowerment…lest we contribute to the very challenges that brought clients to counselling.
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3:15 pm - 4:30 pm / 15 h 15 - 16 h 30
Sandra Collins is a professor in the Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology, Athabasca University. Her teaching, research, and
counselling practice focus on multicultural, social justice, gender, and LGBTT issues.
Linda Wheeldon
Co-Authors: Cristelle Audet, Andria Hill-Lehr
A18 - A Snapshot of Career Counselling Education in Canada
Location: Salon A
(Intermediate)
Which counselling programs offer coursework in career counselling? How often do these courses run? Who teaches these
courses and do they have career counselling experience? The CCPA Career Counsellors Chapter in partnership with the
Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF) reached out to select counselling programs in Canada to discover what
programs currently offer coursework focused on building career counselling skills and knowledge and to “scratch the surface”
to determine both what is being delivered and how it is being delivered. Based on key informant interviews with
representatives from the post-secondary institutions, best practices in career counselling education were identified that we
would like to share with all CCPA members. The presenters will disseminate their research findings and facilitate a group
discussion on how career counselling education can be better delivered to students to increase their engagement and promote
this area of specialization.
Jessica Isenor, CCC, is a PhD student (Educational Counselling) at the University of Ottawa, and the current President-Elect of
the CCPA Career Counsellors Chapter.
Roberta Neault, CCC, CCDP, GCDFi is an award winning leader in career counselling, serves on the Career Counsellors Chapter
executive, and has taught within counselling programs at six Canadian universities.
A19 - The Café
Location: Salon C
1
Using Self-Compassion to Explain the Catalytic Adequacy of Rogers’ Core Conditions of a
Therapeutic Relationship: Implications for Research and Practice
Shane Lynch
2
Evolving Definitions: Exploring the History, Challenges, and Current Understanding of
"Mental Health"
Danika Overmars
3
Factors Contributing to Sibling Relationship Quality when a Child has Autism Spectrum
Disorder
Kristy Dykshoorn
4
Couples Counselling with Gay Men: Attachment and Shame in Context
Robert Allan, Co-Author:
Russel Westhaver
5
The Effects of Trauma on Religious and Spiritual Change
Claire Barnes
6
Defying All Odds-Resilience and Self-Efficacy in Teen Moms
Debbie Clelland
7
Social Justice Issues in Canadian Schools and the Emerging Role of the School Counsellor
Shelley Skelton
8
The Breath that Bridges Change: A Mindful Neurobiology Approach to Creating Change
Caroline Elson
9
Why NOT Weight?: What Every Counsellor Needs to Know about Client’s Weight-Related Angela Bardick, Alana
Issues
Ireland, Shelley RussellMayhew
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Can’t decide which session to attend? Come visit The Café for an opportunity to experience multiple presentations and expand
your knowledge in several different areas. Your itinerary will set sail in small groups of delegates who will spend 15 minutes
with a presenter. A time keeper will then announce when it is time to depart and delegates will move to another presentation.
This process will be repeated for the entire 75 minute session. The following presenters will be waiting for you in the Café
(confirmed to date):
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm / 15 h 15 - 16 h 30
A19—Conversation Café continued…
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“Stronger Together” Indigenous Youth and University Community Partners Explore
Stories of Cultural Identity: Implications for Counselling Practice
Jennifer Coverdale, Anne
Marshall, Suzanne Stewart
11
The Mastersonian Approach to the Manifest, Closet and Devaluing Narcissistic
Disorders of Self.
Loray Daws
12
A Narrative Approach to Career: Applicability in Community College Settings
Maria Timm
13
Female Partners of Men Who Use Pornography: Are Honesty and Mutual Use
Associated With Relationship Satisfaction?
Marley Resch, Kevin Alderson
14
Radical Listening: A Transdisciplinary Perspective for Counselling Psychology
Shannon Moore
A20 - Supervision of Novice Counsellors: Simultaneous Developmental Processes
Location: Viewroyal
(Intermediate)
Presenters will discuss the developmental processes that occur in two key relationships in the counselling process: that of the
counselling supervisor and supervisee, and that of the supervisee/novice counsellor and their client. These relationships mirror
one another from a developmental perspective and present opportunities for reflection and growth. Relationships will be
discussed from the perspectives of both the supervisor, novice counsellor, and counselling intern, including issues for
consideration. A unique situation regarding counselling in post-secondary institutions will also be presented.
WEDNESDAY, May 7 / MERCREDI, le 7 mai
Amy Marco holds a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Lethbridge. She currently works in the
field of addictions counselling and has a background in nursing.
Erin Musick-Neily is a Registered Psychologist and holds a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology. She is currently the
Acting Chair of the counselling department at Lethbridge College.
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm / 16 h 45 - 18 h 00
Career Counsellors Chapter /
Section des conseillers/ères d’orientation
Location / Lieu : Sidney
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm / 16 h 45 - 18 h 00
Social Justice Chapter / Section de la justice sociale
Location / Lieu : Colwood
6:30 pm / 18 h 30
Provincial Night / Soirée provinciale
 Harbour Ferry Tour
 Victoria Conservatory of Music
 Craigdarroch Castle
 The Walking Tour
Location / Lieu: Off site / Hors site
 Movie Night
Location / Lieu : Saanich
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm / 20 h 00 - 21 h 30
Welcome Reception /
Réception de bienvenue
Location / Lieu : Crystal Ballroom
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6:00 pm / 18 h 00
Social Activities / Activités sociale
Come and Explore Music Therapy at the Victoria Conservatory of Music
Wednesday, May 7, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Cost : $20
Meet at bus at 5:55 pm.
Venez explorer la thérapie musicale au Victoria Conversaotory of Music
Mercredi le 7 mai 2014, 18 h 30 - 20 h 00
Coût : $20
Rencontrez-nous à l’autobus à 17 h 55.
Victoria Harbour Ferry Tour
Wednesday, May 7, 6:30 - 7:15 pm
Cost: $18
Meet and Empress Dock at 6:20 pm.
Tournée en traversier du port de Victoria
Mercredi le 7 mai 2014, 18 h 30 - 19 h 15
Coût : $18
Rencontrez-nous au quai devant l’hôtel à 18 h 20.
Craigdarroch Castle
Wednesday, May 7, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Cost: $26 (includes transportation)
Meet at bus at 5:55 pm.
Walking Tour
Wednesday, May 7, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Cost: $7.50
Meet on lawn in front of hotel at 6:20 pm.
Tournée à pieds
Mercredi le 7 mai 2014, 18 h 30 - 20 h 00
Coût : $7.50
Rencontrez-nous sur le gazon devant l’hôtel à 18 h 20.
Movie Night and Discussion - Marion Bridge
Wednesday, May 7, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Cost: $0
Location: Saanich
Soirée au cinema et discussion - Marion Bridge
(Veuillez notez que le film sera présenté en anglais)
Mercredi le 7 mai 2014, 18 h 00 - 20 h 30
Coût : $0
Lieu : Saanich
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Chateau Craigdarroch
Mercredi le 7 mai 2014, 18 h 30 - 19 h 30
Coût : $26 (inclut la transportation)
Rencontrez-nous à l’autobus à 17 h 55.
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm / 12 h 30 - 14 h 30
WEDNESDAY, May 7 / MERCREDI, le 7 mai
Poster Sessions / Séances d’affiches
Location / Lieu : Salon B
1
What About Me?: Supporting Sisters and Brothers of Children and Youth Diagnosed with
Cancer
Genevieve Stonebridge
2
A Single Case Cohort Analysis: The Vision 180 Program for Aboriginal Children at Risk for
Academic Vulnerability and Anxiety Symptoms
Natasha Wawrykow
3
Counselling Issues and Identity for Young Women who have Experienced Intimate Partner
Violence
Kate Butler, Anne
Marshall
4
The Practice of Social Justice – Examples from Canadian Counselling Psychologists
Barbara Kennedy, Nancy
Arthur
5
Melodie's Song
Pierre Beaudin
6
Participants’ Perspectives on a Brief Compassion-Focused Writing Intervention for Young
Adults
Brittany Gagné, Jessica
Van Vliet
7
Adult Social Competencies and Parenting Practices
Natasha Egeli
8
Raising (whose) Awareness? Mental Health Campaigns, Discursive Capture, and Psychiatric
Understandings of Self-Management
Karen Ross
9
The Impact of Social Support Perception on Anxiety in Adolescent Females who have
Experienced Parental Divorce
Rosalynn Record, Coauthor: Colleen Haney
10
Client Experiences of Transitioning from Adolescent to Adult Mental Health Services While
Struggling with Anorexia Nervosa
Carrie Bove, Patrice
Keats
11
Restoring the Broken Pieces: Existential Dimensions of Forgiveness in Clinical Practice. A
Phenomenological Case Study
Mihaela Launeanu
12
Experiences of Violence Among Transgender Individuals: How this Impacts Their Supports
Cassandra Weir
13
The Counselling Relationship: Effective and Ineffective Ways of Working with Aboriginal
Clients
Jason La Rochelle
14
The Experience of Underemployment in Educated Youth – The Narrative Thematic Analysis
Angela Katsamakis
15
Career Development and Criminally-Involved Youth: Factors to Consider with Female
Offenders
Jennifer Bartlett
16
Evidence-Based Practice with Canadian Boys and Men: An Empirical Analysis and Review of
the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Robinder Bedi, Karen
Springer
17
Secondary Traumatic Stress and Alexithymia in Counselling Students
Matthew Vandermeer
18
Strengthening Attachment: Working One Generation Up
Sandeep Bhandal
19
The Relation between Perceived Competence and Fear of Failure to Motivational and
Emotional Problems in School
Adam McCaffrey
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm / 12 h 30 - 14 h 30
Poster Sessions continued.../ Séances d’affiches continué...
Location / Lieu : Salon B
20
“The New Normal”: Creating Meaning from Living with a Parent with an Acquired
Brain Injury
Aiofe Freeman, Sharon
Robertson
21
How do Counsellors Maintain Compassion Satisfaction: Stories From Those Who
Know
Alex Sterling, Susan Tasker
22
Stop Chasing Your Mind! Understanding and Management of Anxiety Disorders
Kary’l Littlechild
23
Assessing Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Pregnant Women with Previous
Difficult Postpartum Mood
Katya Sivak
24
Recovery: Healing from the Effects of Addiction/Dysfunction
Janine Nowacka
25
Overcoming Occupationally-Induced Stress – A Practitioners Guide to Facilitating a
Client’s Successful and Durable Return to Work
Jamie Dovedoff
26
"I was Pretty much a Basket Case." Sibling Bereavement in Post-Secondary Contexts Sharon Robertson Co Authors:
Ann Laverty, Mirjam Knapik
27
Multicultural Play Therapy
28
A Glimpse Inside Their Heads: Exploring Social Justice Commitment and Engagement Barbara Kennedy, Nancy Arthur
29
Therapeutic Photography and the Process of a Beginning Counsellor
Sandra Severi
30
Family Constellation
Rita Martino
31
The Art and Science of Resilience
Pierre Beaudin
32
Containing Rage, Annihilation Anxieties and Despair- A Developmental, Self and
Object Relations View
Loray Daws
33
Cultural Competencies in Counselling South Asians- A Clinical Perspective
Rupinder Bains
34
A Counselling Psychology Approach to Weight Restoration in Adolescent Eating
Disorders
Krista Socholotiuk
35
Becoming Men: Contemporary Experiences of Achieving Manhood
Cory Klath
36
Shame in Counsellor Trainees with Eating Issues: A Male Counsellor Trainee
Perspective
Helena Dayal
37
An Adapted Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design (HSCED) for Clinical and
Research Settings
Jessie Wall
38
Motherhood Beyond the Maternal Body: Navigating Coinciding Practices of
Maternity
Barbara Kennedy, Summerlee
Samuels Co Author: Carmen
Thompson
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“Directive Approach” for Chinese clients receiving psychotherapy: is that really a
priority?
Chi Ting Connie Ng
Pamela Meaney-Pieroway
WEDNESDAY, May 7 / MERCREDI, le 7 mai
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Program at a Glance / Aperçu du programme
Thursday, May 8, 2014 / Jeudi 8 Mai 2014
7:30 am - 9:00 am / 7 h 30 - 9 h 00
Registration / Inscription
8:30 am - 10:15 am / 8 h 30 - 10 h 15
Keynote Address - Stéphane Grenier
Conférencier d’honneur - Stéphane Grenier
8:30 am - 4:30 pm / 8 h 30 - 16 h 30
Bookstore / Librairie- Odin Books
10:15 am - 10:45 am / 10 h 15 - 10 h 45
Nutrition Break / Pause santé)
10:45 am - 12:00 pm / 10 h 45 - 12 h 00
Concurrent Sessions / Séances simultanées
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm / 12 h 00 - 13 h 30
Lunch on own / Dîner (non-inclus)
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm / 12 h 00 - 13 h 15
CCPA Annual General Meeting (Lunch Included) /
Assemblée générale annuelle de l’ACCP (Dîner inclus)
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm / 13 h 30 - 14 h 45
Concurrent Sessions / Séances simultanées
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm / 14 h 45 - 15 h 15
Nutrition Break / Pause santé)
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm / 15 h 15 - 16 h 30
Concurrent Sessions / Séances simultanées
Cocktails
Cash Bar / Bar payant
6:30 pm / 18 h 30
Banquet and Dance / Banquet et danse
Location / Lieu : Crystal Ballroom and Palm Court
THURSDAY, May 8 / JEUDI, le 8
7:00 pm - 1:00 am / 19 h 00 - 1 h 00
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8:30 am - 10:15 am / 8 h 30 - 10 h 15
Thursday, May 8, 2014 / Jeudi 8 Mai 2014
7:30 am - 8:30 am / 7 h 30 - 8 h 30
Pastoral and Spiritual Care in Counselling Chapter /
Section soutien pastoral et spiritual en counseling
Location / Lieu : Days Inn Victoria on the Harbour
Keynote / Conférencier d’honneur
Stéphane Grenier
Stéphane Grenier
Nouveaux paradigmes : la santé mentale en milieu de travail
Lieu : Salon A
(Français - Interprétation simultanée)
New Paradigms: Mental Health in the Workplace
Location: Salon A
(French - Simultaneous Interpretation)
In today’s modern, fast-paced workplace, mental health problems have become the leading cause of both short and long-term
disability claims, accounting for 70% of workplace disability management costs in Canada. Nevertheless, mental health
remains a widely misunderstood phenomenon, often referred to as merely a clinical issue. In hopes of challenging society’s
traditional outlook regarding mental health, Stephane Grenier has spent much of his career redefining how workplaces and
individuals should care for and support those affected by mental health problems. His non-clinical approach offers simple and
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Dans les milieux de travail modernes au rythme effréné, les problèmes de santé mentale deviennent la cause principale des
sinistres invalidité à court et à long terme, représentant 70 % des coûts de gestion de l'invalidité sur le marché du travail au
Canada. Cependant, la santé mentale demeure un phénomène encore largement mal compris, qu’on assimile souvent à une
simple question clinique. Espérant transformer la perception traditionnelle de la société à l’égard de la santé mentale,
Stéphane Grenier a consacré une bonne part de sa carrière à redéfinir la façon dont les milieux de travail et les personnes
devraient prendre soin des gens qui souffrent de problèmes de santé mentale et les soutenir. Son approche non clinique
propose des façons simples et pragmatiques de donner un sens aux expériences vécues par les membres dans les milieux de
travail, tout en permettant aux organisations d’amorcer un cheminement vers le bien-être systémique et les milieux de travail
humanisés, créant ainsi un espace dans lequel la stigmatisation de la santé mentale ne constitue plus un obstacle au
rétablissement. Grâce à plus de dix années d'expérience dans le domaine et à sa propre démarche de longue date vers le
rétablissement, et en tant que vétéran des Forces armées canadiennes, Stéphane Grenier propose de nouveaux paradigmes
captivants en matière de santé mentale, de rétablissement et de résilience, le tout constituant une nouvelle façon d’aborder
un vieux problème. Il met l’accent sur la proposition de solutions ancrées à la fois dans l’expérience personnelle et dans les
résultats de recherche de plusieurs auteurs et théoriciens bien en vue.
Stéphane Grenier est un ancien membre des Forces armées canadiennes, qui s’est retiré de son poste de Lieutenant Colonel
au terme de plus de 29 ans de service. Aux prises avec un ESPT non diagnostiqué après une mission au Rwanda, M. Grenier
s’est intéressé personnellement à la façon dont les Forces armées canadiennes prenaient en charge les problèmes de santé
mentale. En 2001, il forgea le terme « blessure de stress opérationnel » (BSO) et conçut et géra un programme
gouvernemental national de soutien des pairs à l’intention des Forces armées canadiennes. Son travail à titre de conseiller
spécial en BSO donna lieu au lancement d’un second programme de santé mentale, qui procure de l’éducation entre pairs sur
la santé mentale à plus de 20 000 membres du personnel militaire annuellement. En 2009, M. Grenier a conçu une campagne
de sensibilisation à la santé mentale pour les entreprises, à laquelle ont souscrit la Commission de la santé mentale du Canada,
l’Association canadienne pour la santé mentale et l’Alliance canadienne pour la maladie mentale et la santé mentale.
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pragmatic ways of giving purpose to the lived experience of members of workplaces and allows organizations to start down
the path of systemic wellness and re-humanized workplaces where mental health stigma is no longer a barrier to recovery.
With over a decade of experience in the field and a longstanding personal path to recovery to draw from, Canadian Forces
veteran Stephane Grenier provides riveting new paradigms regarding mental health, recovery and resilience, in order to
present a new way of looking at an old problem. His focus resides in providing solutions anchored in both personal experience
and research findings of various well-known authors and theorists.
Stéphane Grenier is a former member of the Canadian Military who retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving for just over
29 years. Faced with undiagnosed PTSD after a deployment to Rwanda, Grenier took a personal interest in the way the
Canadian Forces was dealing with mental health issues. In 2001, he coined the term "Operational Stress Injury" (OSI) and
developed and managed a government-based national peer-support program for the Canadian Military. His work as OSI
Special Advisor led to the launch of a second mental health program that delivers “peer based” mental health education to
over 20,000 military personnel a year. In 2009, Grenier conceived of a corporate mental health awareness campaign that was
endorsed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the Canadian Mental Health Association, and the Canadian Alliance on
Mental Illness and Mental Health.
10:15 am - 10:45 am / 10 h 15 - 10 h 45
Nutrition Break / Pause santé
Location / Lieu : Prefunction
10:45 am - 12:00 pm / 10 h 45 - 12 h 00
Concurrent Sessions / Séances simultanées
B1 - Re-Visioning the Future: A Mapping of the Whole of Our Field Online
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Location: Lecture Theatre
(English - Simultaneous Interpretation)
(Intermediate)
In the very near future virtually everything will be possible in virtual environments. Every aspect of our profession will be
deliverable online. What will this look like and how will we as professionals use it to the advantage of ourselves, our
colleagues, our clients and our students? This panel brings together some of the most highly recognised experts in the fields of
online counselling, education and ethics, cyberbullying and virtual worlds. This panel will explore all things cyber and provide
attendees with insights and practical knowledge. Topics covered will include use of the Internet to deliver therapy, virtual
worlds and their applications in the counselling field, online training and educational services, cyberbullying and risks
associated with the online environment and ethical considerations when functioning in online environments. The presenters
have published widely in the field, engaged in numerous online research projects and delivered training online in many
different topic areas. There will be ample opportunities for questions and dialogue with attendees.
Lawrence Murphy is co-founder of Worldwide Therapy Online. He is a leading researcher and trainer in the cybercounselling
field. He holds an adjunct appointment in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.
Paul Jerry is Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology, Athabasca University. Research
interests include virtual worlds, and mobile technology for learning, especially in remote/rural locations.
Simon Nuttgens is an Associate Professor with the Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology at Athabasca University. Simon’s
research interests include ethics, postmodern therapies, distance education, and work-related paternal absence.
Dan Mitchell, MA, CCC is a co-Founder of Worldwide Therapy Online Inc. He holds a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology
from the University of British Columbia and has served as a Canadian Certified Counsellor with BC Addictions Services for the
past 23 years. Since 1994, Dan has been pioneering the field of cybercounselling and has authored many professional
publications on the subject. He is the author of a chapter on eSupervision in the upcoming CCPA handbook.
Dawn Schell, MA earned her Master of Arts in Counselling from Simon Fraser University in 1987 and has been a practicing
counsellor since then. Dawn has worked for a variety of not-for-profit agencies with people from all ages and stages of life. Her
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expertise includes trauma recovery, all aspects of career/job concerns (from first job on to retirement) and Myers-Briggs Type
Indicator™. Dawn has worked in the field of online counselling for more than ten years. She writes a regular blog on online
counselling for the CCPA.
B1 - Second regard sur le futur : cartographier l’ensemble de notre domaine en ligne
Lieu : Amphithéâtre
(Anglais - Interprétation simultanée)
(Intermédiaire)
Dans un très prochain avenir, tout deviendra pratiquement possible dans des environnements virtuels. Chacun des divers
aspects de notre profession pourra devenir l’objet d’une offre en ligne. À quoi cela ressemblera-t-il et de quelle façon
utiliserons-nous cette nouvelle donne en tant que professionnels pour nous avantager ou pour avantager nos collègues, nos
clients et nos étudiants? Cette table ronde regroupe certains des plus illustres experts dans les domaines du counseling en
ligne, de l’éducation et de la déontologie, ainsi que de la cyberintimidation et des mondes virtuels. Ils exploreront avec nous
tout ce qui touche le cyberespace et nous proposeront des pistes d’analyse et une connaissance pratique. Parmi les sujets
traités, citons l’utilisation d’Internet pour la prestation de thérapie, les mondes virtuels et leurs applications au domaine du
counseling, la formation et les services éducatifs en ligne, la cyberintimidation et les risques associés à l’environnement en
ligne, de même que des considérations éthiques relatives à l’exploitation des environnements en ligne. Les présentateurs ont
beaucoup publié en ce domaine, ont mené de nombreuses recherches en ligne et effectué de la formation en ligne sur de
nombreux sujets. Les participants auront amplement le loisir de poser des questions et de discuter avec les experts.
Lawrence Murphy est cofondateur de Worldwide Therapy Online. C’est un chef de file en recherche et en formation dans le
domaine du cybercounseling. Il est chargé de cours adjoint à la Faculté Factor-Inwentash de travail social.
Faye Mishna est doyenne de la Faculté Factor-Inwentash de travail social et occupe la chaire Margaret and Wallace McCain
Family Chair in Child and Family. Ses recherches sont centrées sur la cyberintimidation et la cybertechnologie.
Paul Jerry est professeur adjoint et directeur du Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology de l’Athabasca University. Ses
recherches portent notamment sur les mondes virtuels et la technologie mobile d’apprentissage, surtout dans les régions
rurales et éloignées.
Dan Mitchel - MA, CCC est un co-fondateur de Worldwide Therapy Online Inc. Il détient une maîtrise en counseling
psychologique de l’University of British Columbia et a servi en tant que conseiller canadien certifié avec BC Addictions
Services pour les 23 dernières années. Depuis 1994, Dan a été un pionner dans le domaine y cybercounselling et est l’auteur
de nombreuses publications professionnelles sur le sujet. Il est l’auteur d’un chapitre sur eSupervision dans le prochaine
manuel de l’ACCP.
Dawn Schell - MA a obtenu sa maîtriseès arts en counselling de l’Université Simon Fraser en 1987 et a été un conseiller en
exercice depuis. Dawn a travaillé pour divers organismes sans but lucratif avec des gens de tous les âges et étapes de la vie .
B2 - Introducing the National Competency-Based Assessment for the Profession of Counselling and
Psychotherapy
Location: Saanich
(Introductory)
A fair, valid, reliable and credible measure of professional competence is essential to individuals wishing to enter a profession
from multiple countries, multiple learning institutions, and multiple life experiences. In this presentation, I introduce the
national competency-based assessment for the psychotherapy and counselling profession, describing the development
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Simon Nuttgens - est professeur adjoint au Graduate centre for Applied Psychology à Athabasca University. Les intérêts en
matière de recherche de Simon comprennent l’éthique, les thérapies poste-modernes, l’enseignement à distance, et
l’absence paternelle liée au travail.
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processes used to move from occupational standards and competency profiles to the creation of a prototype for a single
standard entry-to-practice competency assessment tool for the counselling and psychotherapy profession in Canada. The
presentation confirms that technology has the capacity to enhance the assessment process and to increase professional access
to fair assessment practices that link to professional competencies. Appropriate use of technology is a critical component in
recognizing population mobility and professional competency on a global scale.
Lorna Martin is the current President of the COMPASS Exam Development Centre and Past-President of CCPA. Lorna’s
doctorate in Education (counselling) followed studies at the University of Manitoba and York University.
B3 - Utilizing Chances in Careers
Location: Esquimalt
(Introductory)
Despite the fact that environmental and extra-personal conditions and events can have a significant impact in one’s life-career
pathways and experiences, the role and influences of such chance factors in people’s career wellbeing is substantially understudied in vocational and career psychology. As a result, there is a dearth of understanding on the chance construct and its
correlation with human experience of coping with vocational and career problems in life. Perhaps this can be an
understandable phenomenon because neither scholars nor practitioners in the helping profession want to depict life-career
development as a predestination that is beyond human control. This presentation aims to offer a rationale for considering and
integrating the chance construct in career development practice and counselling intervention. The notion of chance is
conceptualized from both sociological perspectives on work, and concepts grounded in vocational and career psychology
theories, contending that exercising human control in one’s vocational life should take into serious consideration the chance
factor that often emerges in life experiences. It discusses the chance phenomenon in worklife, elaborates considerations and
ways of incorporating the chance construct in the career development process, and suggests the implications for self-helping
and professional helping to promote vocational and career wellbeing.
Charles P. Chen, PhD, is a Professor of Counselling Psychology and a Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto. He is
in the “Canadian Who’s Who” and the “Who’s Who in the World”.
B4 - Santé sexuelle
Lieu : Sidney
(Avancé)
THURSDAY, May 8 / JEUDI, le 8
Symposium conjoint entre l'OMS département de Santé Sexuelle et Reproductive et la Chaire UNESCO santé sexuelle et Droits
Humains sur les interventions courtes centrées sur le client dans le champs de la santé sexuelle et Droits Humains.
Propositions de lignes directrices, d'outils de Counseling et de projets de recherche-actions.
Therry Troussier est médecin de santé publique et sexologue. Responsable de la Chaire UNESCO Santé sexuelle et Droits
Humains. Coordonne le guide sur le counseling et la santé sexuelle à l 'OMS.
Ingrid Geray est avocat, depuis 2002, Préjudice corporel, assistance auprès de victimes d’accident et d’agression et personnes
handicapées. Membre du comité stratégique Chaire UNESCO Santé sexuelle et droits humains.
B5 - Addressing the Critical Role of Workplace Stress and Vicarious Trauma for Mental Health
Counsellors and Their Clients: Three Key Tools to Manage Compassion
Location: Colwood
(Intermediate)
In the course of their daily work with clients, counsellors and their community partners work in unique and highly specialized
environments where teams are exposed to high stress and trauma content. The infrastructure of mental health treatment is
increasingly complex and often features multidisciplinary and multi-agency collaborations and initiatives. The current fiscal,
social and political climate has introduced an increased burden of reorganization, change, turnover, and resourcing challenges.
All these elements place staff at increased risk for stress-related consequences. A large body of research clearly demonstrates
higher rates of chronic stress effects in trauma-informed workplaces such as mental health services. Some of the most
common effects include decreased physical health, mood disorders, substance use and dependency and interpersonal and
relationship problems. Organizations carrying a burden of stress-related symptoms are seriously impacted, and research
demonstrates effects on workplace environment such as lower productivity, low morale, increased conflict, rise in client
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complaints and direct and indirect costs such as absenteeism, higher turnover and increased sick leave.
As subject matter experts in the field of workplace stress in trauma-informed settings, the presenters will present their best
practices approach to addressing workplace stress and vicarious trauma by offering 3 key tools for your practice.
Françoise Mathieu, MEd, CCC, is a subject matter expert in compassion fatigue and workplace wellness. She is the director of
Compassion Fatigue Solutions offering consulting and training to helping professionals.
Patricia Fisher is a clinical psychologist and long time trauma specialist. She is one of the leaders in organizational health and
workplace wellness in trauma-informed environments in Canada.
B6—Supporting the Success of Aboriginal and International Students in Post-Secondary Education
Location: Salon B
(Introductory)
In Canadian post-secondary institutions, there is an emphasis on the recruitment and retention of specific groups of students,
including Aboriginal and international students from around the globe. Given that these two culturally-diverse populations
tend to have more challenges and higher attrition rates in higher education than domestic students, it is important to
understand how to best support student success, and to examine ways in which current structures and systems could be
changed to better accommodate their needs. In our research, we explored the experiences of Aboriginal and international
students to learn more about student success stories, and how student services personnel, including counsellors and advisors
could better prepare themselves to be more effective when working with these populations. In our presentation, using social
constructionist and relational perspectives, we will highlight the common and unique characteristics of successful Aboriginal
and international students using their own words, focus on the importance of relationships and community-building, and
provide recommendations to counsellors and advisors for more relevant and effective ways of working with culturally-diverse
students.
Natalee Popadiuk is a counsellor educator at the University of Victoria. Her research focuses on international student
transitions and adjustment in K-12 and post-secondary education.
Anne Marshall is a counsellor educator at the University of Victoria. Her work focuses on cultural and contextual identity
development and transitions for youth and young adults.
Ali Dohadwala is a graduate student in the counselling program at the University of Victoria. He is currently completing a
SSHRC funded Master thesis on successful male international students.
B7 - Developing Reflective Practice in Clinical Supervision
Location: Salon C
(Introductory)
Recently, there has been a growing recognition of the need for training to develop competence in clinical supervision among
Canadian counsellors. In this session, an approach used with supervisors-in-training (SITS) will be presented. Participants will
actively engage in activities involving self-reflection on personal experiences of supervision and role play to help them gain an
awareness of best practices in supervision. They will also be introduced to the method of Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR)
(Kagan, 1984), as used in clinical supervision. IPR is a qualitative interview approach that has been used to access counsellor
and client experiences by reviewing videotaped sessions and reflecting on the moment-to-moment interactions that occur.
This method can be used by SITS to explore and analyze counsellor-client interactions with their supervisees.
Sharon Robertson is Professor and Director of Training of the Counselling Psychology Program at the University of Calgary. She
is a registered psychologist in Alberta.
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Jennifer Coverdale (Cree-Métis) is a doctoral student in Educational Psychology at University of Victoria. She is a graduate of
ICCP, and works as a Counsellor in the urban Aboriginal community.
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm / 13 h 30 - 14 h 45
B8 - Living Building Cultural Competency when Working with Traumatized Men: Inter-and IntraCultural Considerations
Location: Viewroyal
(Introductory)
The intergenerational transmission of masculine norms begins as early as 5 years of age (Gilligan, 2004) and is culturally
reinforced throughout men’s lives, often through shame and threat of rejection (Tremblay and Turcotte, 2005). Messages
against expression of emotion, connecting with others and seeking support are pervasive in masculine culture and are often at
odds with the therapeutic goals of trauma recovery. Applying theory and research to specific case examples, this workshop
presents an informed approach toward working with issues of masculine culture in therapy, particularly when working with
traumatized men. Specific dynamics that may arise in therapy will be addressed, including the following:
•Identification and normalization of adherence to masculine norms and the protective functions they play in men’s lives, while
also working toward greater flexibility with and differentiation from such cultural pressures.
•Successfully navigating idealization and erotic transference with male clients working with female counsellors (from
normalization to detecting and addressing more problematic transference).
•Attending to masculine gender role strain (Pleck, 1995), including effective ways to work therapeutically to build a working
alliance with male clients who present with discrepancy, dysfunction and trauma strains.
Becky Stewart, MA, is a director and trauma counsellor at Brookswood Counselling Services and is currently researching
shame and masculinity in male sexual trauma survivors for her doctorate at UBC.
Michael Dadson, PhD, is a director at Brookswood Counselling Services and a clinician in the Veterans Transition Program. His
doctoral work addressed men's therapeutic recovery from masculine intergenerational wounds.
Laura Bull, MA, works in private practice with traumatized men individually and in couples. Her research interests have
focused on the experiences of men that found couples counselling "didn't work".
THURSDAY, May 8 / JEUDI, le 8
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm / 12 h 00 - 13 h 15
CCPA Annual General Meeting / Assemblée générale de l’ACCP
Location / Lieu : Salon A
(Lunch Included / Dîner inclus)
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm / 12 h 00 - 13 h 15
Lunch on own - for delegates no attending the CCPA AGM / Dîner (non-inclus) pour les délégués qui n’assisteront pas à l’AGA de l’ACCP
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm / 13 h 30 - 14 h 45
Concurrent Sessions / Séances simultanées
B9 - Encouraging Shamelessness
Location: Lecture Theatre
(English - Simultaneous Interpretation)
(Intermediate)
Shame can result in internalized negative self-defeating images and internalized self-hate. In the session, we will explore what
shame is, how it impacts on GLBT clients and a few ways we can help clients reduce the shame they feel. Because religion can
be a source of shame for GLBT clients, the role of religion in shame will be discussed. While this session will explore the shame
dynamic, especially it relates to GLBT clients, the principles can apply to other client groups.
Gary Simpson - MA (Guidance and Counselling), Ed.S. (Ed. Psychology), M.R.E. (Master of Religious Education). School
counsellor since 1994. Presented at regionally and nationally about spirituality and counselling and GLBT counselling needs .
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B9 - Encourager une attitude dépourvue de honte
Lieu : Amphithéâtre
(Anglais - Interprétation simultanée)
(Intermédiaire)
La honte peut donner lieu à des images de soi internalisées qui sont négatives et contre -productives, ainsi qu’à une haine
de soi. Au cours de la séance, nous explorerons ce qu’est la honte, quelle est son incidence sur les clients GLBT et diverses
façons d’aider les clients à réduire leur sentiment de honte. Étant donné que la religion peut être une source de honte
pour les clients GLBT, nous discuterons du rôle de la religion et de son rapport avec la honte. Bien que cette séance porte
sur la dynamique de la honte principalement sous l’angle des clients GLBT, les principes qui s’en dégagent sont aussi
applicables à d'autres clientèles.
Gary Simpson, M.A. (orientation et counseling), Ed.S. (psychologie de l’enseignement), M.R.E. (maîtrise en éducation
religieuse). Conseiller d’orientation depuis 1994, il a fait des présentations à l’échelle régionale et nationale au sujet de la
spiritualité et des besoins de counseling de la clientèle GLBT.
B10 - The Current Regulatory Status of Counselling/Psychotherapy in Canada: A Cross Country
Checkup
Location: Saanich
(Intermediate)
In the past five years, a major movement towards professional regulation of the counselling/psychotherapy profession in
Canada has emerged. In this session, panelists will describe the status of regulation across Canada with particular focus on
Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Ontario where the profession is regulated. Regulatory activities in BC, NB, and PEI will also be
examined. Inter-provincial/territorial mobility of regulated professionals will be discussed in relation to the federal
Agreement of Internal Trade. Several projects undertaken by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association to
enhance the pan-Canadian mobility of practitioners will be reviewed. There will be much to share and to discuss during this
session.
C-Chairs:
Blythe Shepard, PhD, CCC, is CCPA President 2013-2015 and past-Chair of the Certification Committee. She is a counsellor
educator at the University of Lethbridge.
Panelists:
Duncan Shields
Lorna Martin
Michel Turcotte
Kiraz Johannsen
Barbara MacCallum
Linda Wheeldon
Beth Robinson
Pat Donihee
Margie Cain
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Glenn Sheppard, a past President of CCPA, is co-author of the Counselling Ethics: Issues and Cases. He co-authored the CCPA
Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for Counsellors.
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm / 13 h 30 - 14 h 45
B11 - Part A: Aboriginal Homelessness: Culture, Racism, and Counselling
Location: Sidney
(Introductory)
Aboriginal peoples are over represented within the Canadian homeless population and are underserviced by counsellors and
psychotherapist. As a whole population, this population faces multiple housing barriers related to poverty, access, literacy
weaknesses, discrimination, colonization, addictions and mental health, and intergenerational trauma of residential school. Yet
little is known about the details of the experiences of those living on the streets, and even less has been written about those
who survive and thrive in street life settings, despite the mental health obstacles. The research focuses on Aboriginal peoples’
experiences of the supports, challenges, and barriers they have faced or are facing in lifestyles or episodes of homelessness in
Toronto. Using a qualitative community-based methodology, we asked 20 Aboriginal individuals in narrative interviews: “What
supports, challenges, and barriers do Aboriginal youth experience with regard to harm reduction services, homelessness, and
mental health?” Results include metathemes of Concurrent Disorders, Culture Conflict and Racism, Harm Reduction Services,
Healing, and Social Service System. The immediate issues facing this population in counselling are often a matter of survival,
thus educating counsellors so that appropriate interventions and policies can be mobilized is vital. This session will address
implications for counselling and concrete guidelines for practice.
Suzanne Stewart (Yellowknife Dene First Nation) is a psychologist and Associate Professor in Counselling Psychology at OISE/
UT, where she is also Special Advisor the Dean on Aboriginal Education.
B12 - Writing for Submission to the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy and Other
Professional Journals
Location: Colwood
(Introductory)
E. B. White once wrote “I admire anybody who has the guts to write anything.” As a counsellor, graduate student, or professor,
do you want to expand your identity by becoming an author of journal articles, but are uncertain how to do this? Frequently,
there is lack knowledge of journal publication procedures with many finding the prospect of publishing intimidating. During
this session, the Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy (CJCP) will discuss writing for
publication in professional journals and how manuscripts are processed by the CJCP. Additionally, this session will offer
particular considerations for students with opportunity for discussion on the writing and publication process.
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Kevin Alderson is associate professor of counselling psychology at University of Calgary. His research interests include human
sexuality, LGBTI studies, and addictions. He has had eight books published to date.
B13 - Reflecting on "Self" and Practice: An Introduction to Internal Family Systems Therapy
Location: Salon A
(Intermediate)
Internal Family Systems Therapy is a non-pathologizing and collaborative model of therapy. Practitioners from the trauma
community to those interested in integrating spirituality with psychotherapy have adopted many of its original
techniques. The model has helped clinicians from all areas of mental health and public health, and their clients, understand
and unburden the blocks to our most valuable resource: the Self.
The results from a recent (2013) randomized controlled study, published in the Journal of Rheumatology, show that an IFSbased intervention had positive effects on patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), reducing pain and depressive symptoms,
while improving physical function and self-compassion. The study is the first RC trial to assess the efficacy of IFS on medical
patient outcomes.
In this session, basic principles and methods of IFS will be introduced albeit in a novel way. It is important to periodically
question taken-for-granted assumptions and practices; it is hoped this presentation facilitates your efforts to do that.
Ken Hundert, MA, Psychology, MA, Political Science, Latin American Studies, CCC has a private practice and volunteers at two
Toronto walk-in clinics. Ken values humour and healthy skepticism; skepticism which has value leads one to further study and
investigation and herein lies the spirit of the presentation.
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B14- Clinical Supervision of Counsellors-in-Training Utilizing Online Technology
Location: Salon B
(Intermediate)
Advances in online and digital technology are changing the practice of clinical supervision in counsellor education. Effective
supervision of students through the practicum experience is critical both for the development of the student as counsellor, as
well as the safety and well-being of the clients with whom they interact in the process. In this presentation we describe an
innovative practicum model in an online counselling psychology program. We will introduce how it is possible to deliver an
effective learning experience through online, asynchronous formats and real time virtual classrooms. We will begin with an
overview of pre-practicum activities using online collaboration platforms, webinars and e-portfolios that, combined, equip
students to self-assess their counselling skills and knowledge against competency frameworks for Canadian counsellors and set
specific practicum learning goals. The second part of the presentation will be an overview of the blended practicum and
facilitation of clinical supervision through virtual sessions. We will discuss and demonstrate the use of video-conferencing as
an opportunity for students to connect, communicate, and collaborate with their clinical supervisors and each other
throughout their practicum experience. Ethical considerations regarding informed consent and confidentiality, and also
security associated with the use of digital data will be addressed.
Helen Massfeller is a counselling psychologist with relevant experience in counsellor education, applied research and
academic administration. Her areas of interest are counsellor education, clinical supervision, and health communication.
Roberta Neault, President of Life Strategies Ltd., is an award-winning career management specialist with over three decades
of experience in counselling, coaching, consulting, training, curriculum design, research, and writing.
Terry Lane has been Director of the Acadia Student Resource Centre for over twenty-five years. His areas of special interest
include couples counselling and self-hypnosis for stress management.
B15 - Second Order Employability Skills: What Really Makes You Employable?
Location: Salon C
(Intermediate)
Jeff Landine is a Professor in the Counselling Psychology program at UNB. His research is in the area of occupational decisionmaking but he has expanded to numerous related subjects.
John Stewart is a Professor Emeritus in the Counselling Psychology program at UNB. His research interests lie in Career
Psychology and specifically with occupational decision-making and job maintenance.
B16 - Canadian and Nepali Counsellors: In Collaboration for Social Justice in Nepal
Location: Viewroyal
(Intermediate)
From social justice roots, Canadian counsellors are expanding their work through collaborations with counsellors and
communities in international developing countries. In this paper, we outline the work of a group of Canadian counsellors who
volunteer to supervise, educate, and consult with local lay counsellors in Pokhara, Nepal through the ‘Nepal House Society.’
Social justice practices and a human rights approach ground the supervision, counselling, and educational practices as we
collaborate with our Nepali colleagues. Through our contact and connections we negotiate the cultural intersections and share
our learning related to the enlightening and perplexing challenges in cross-cultural work, and our appreciation of the close
relationships that bond us as we work towards assisting and supporting traumatized Nepali children, their families, and their
community.
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The Conference Board of Canada released its Employability Skills Profile in 1992 as a framework for the generic skills that
employers are looking for in prospective employees. In the ensuing 20 years this framework has been used in a variety of
settings to facilitate the preparation of potential employees for the world of work. This participative workshop will consider
the applicability of these skills to the present workplace and will seek to define a second order of values and characteristics
that are required for successful employment. We will also consider the recently identified developmental changes in the
transition to adulthood that make the current population of young adults unique in their approach to work. Using personenvironment fit as a foundation and examples of useful psycho-education and counselling, participants will learn how they can
work with clients to help them become more employable, as well as more satisfied and satisfactory in their work.
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm / 15 h 15 - 16 h 30
Patrice Keats is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education (Counselling Psychology Program) at Simon Fraser
University. Her areas of research include counsellor education and traumatic stress studies.
Ashwin Sharma is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Practicum Supervisor at Touchstone Family Association, Richmond, BC.
Mr Sharma is also the Chairperson and Founder of the Nepal House Society.
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm / 14 h 45 - 15 h 15
Nutrition Break / Pause santé
Location / Lieu : Pre-function
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm / 15 h 15 - 16 h 30
Concurrent Sessions / Séances simultanées
B17 - Part A: NOW, NEXT, FUTURE: Career Strategy Made Simple
Location: Lecture Theatre
(English - Simultaneous Interpretation)
(Introductory)
The NOW, NEXT, FUTURE model simplifies strategic career development for clients (and practitioners) so they can effectively
move past traditional career planning. The model has been used with considerable success with a wide range of clients, with
the primary audience being working adults. This session will review the model and provide participants with the opportunity to
try it out on themselves.
Dave Redekopp, PhD, President, Life-Role Development Group Ltd., loves, promotes, studies, plays in, writes about,
researches, talks about, and ponders the career development field (since 1988!).
B17 - Partie A : MAINTENANT, BIENTÔT, À VENIR : La stratégie de carrière simplifiée
THURSDAY, May 8 / JEUDI, le 8
Lieu : Amphithéâtre
(Anglais - Interprétation simultanée)
(Préliminaire)
Le modèle MAINTENANT, BIENTÔT, À VENIR simplifie le développement stratégique de carrière chez les clients (et les
praticiens), afin de leur permettre d’aller au-delà de l’approche traditionnelle du plan de carrière. Ce modèle a été utilisé
avec un succès considérable auprès d’une vaste gamme de clients, mais la principale clientèle ciblée est constituée
d’adultes sur le marché du travail. Dans cette séance, nous examinerons le modèle et fournirons aux participants la
possibilité d’en faire l’essai sur eux-mêmes.
Dave Redekopp, Ph. D., président, Life-Role Development Group Ltd., travaille en développement de carrière depuis 1988,
un domaine qu’il aime, qu’il étudie, qu’il promeut, dans lequel il s’amuse, au sujet duquel il écrit, fait des recherches,
discute et réfléchit.
B17 - Part B: Engagement “Plus” - The Dynamic Interconnection of Work and Other Life Roles
Location: Lecture Theatre
(English - Simultaneous Interpretation)
(Introductory)
Employee engagement is a key focus within many organizations. However, counsellors recognize that all of an individual’s life
roles are interwoven and interdependent; simply addressing employee engagement creates expectations and workplace
initiatives that are neither effective nor sustainable.
The Career Engagement Model describes the importance of aligning individual/organizational capacity to the amount of
challenge an individual encounters. Although many counsellors don’t consider themselves “career counsellors,” for most
adults, a significant portion of their time is spent working. Many issues addressed in counselling are rooted in a misalignment
between challenge and capacity; too much challenge results in feelings of being overwhelmed but too little challenge creates
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frustration from being underutilized. Both types of imbalance, if left unresolved, lead to disengagement.
Join this session to explore how the Career Engagement Model serves as a framework for understanding a wide range of
counselling issues; leave with practical tips and strategies for helping your clients realign their level of challenge with the
current capacity in the various systems in which they live and work.
Roberta Neault, CCC, CCDP, GCDFi is president of Life Strategies Ltd., Associate Dean at Yorkville University, an award-winning
leader in career counselling, and co-author of the Career Engagement model.
B17 - Partie B: L’engagement « plus » - L’interconnexion dynamique du rôle au travail et des autres
rôles de la vie
Lieu : Amphithéatre
(Anglais – présentation simultanée)
(Préliminaire)
L'engagement des employés est un élément clé au sein de nombreuses organisations. Toutefois, les conseillers reconnaissent
que tous les rôles de la vie d'un individu sont liés et interdépendants; simplement aborder l’engagement des employés crée
des attentes et des initiatives en milieu de travail qui ne sont ni efficaces ni durables.
Le modèle d’engagement de carrière décrit l'importance d'aligner la capacité individuelle / organisationnelle à la quantité de
défis qu’affronte un individu. Bien que de nombreux conseillers ne se considèrent pas comme des « conseillers d'orientation »,
pour la plupart des adultes, une partie importante de leur temps est consacré au travail. Beaucoup des questions abordées
dans les sessions de counseling sont enracinées dans un désalignement entre des défis et la capacité, trop de défis résulte en
un sentiment d’être débordé, mais trop peu de défi crée la frustration d'être sous-utilisé. Ces deux types de déséquilibres, s’ils
ne sont pas résolus, mènent à un désengagement.
Joignez-vous à cette session afin d'examiner comment le modèle d'engagement de carrière sert de structure pour comprendre
plusieurs questions sur e sujet d’'orientation; Quittez la session avec des conseils pratiques et des stratégies pour aider vos
clients à réaligner leur niveau de défi à leur capacité actuelle dans les différents systèmes dans lesquels ils vivent travaillent.
Roberta Neault , CCC , CCDP , GCDFi est Présidente de Life Strategies Ltd , vice-doyenne à Yorkville University, une leader
primée dans le domaine de l'orientation professionnelle , et co-auteure du modèle d’engagement de carrière.
Location: Saanich
(Introductory)
Research shows that therapist self-care is a critical part of providing other-care. While routinely teaching self-care practices to
their clients, counselling therapists can experience barriers to practicing self-care themselves. Research also shows that
diminished self-care practices can lead to counsellor burnout. Drawing from the presenter’s thesis research, this hands-on
session proposes using recorded music, in combination with imaginal listening, as a form of self-care practice aimed at
mitigating the burnout-related effects of providing other-care. Attendees will participate in a Supportive Music and Imagery
(SMI) session—a receptive music therapy method aimed at deepening and broadening participant experiences of selfidentified positive inner resources. Specifically, attendees will engage in imaging within a supportive music environment and
explore the use of music as a form of self-care.
Analysis of data obtained from post-SMI interviews during the presenter’s thesis research identified themes of participant
experiences of: (1) changes in relationship with self-care practice; (2) increased introspection, reflection, and self-awareness;
and, (3) increased relaxation, release of stress, or sense of freedom.
This session aims to provide therapists with an accessible, easy-to-implement form of self-care practice that may reduce the
negative effects of providing other-care. No prior musical experience is required to participate in this session.
Eric L. Ross, CCC, MT-BC, graduated from the MEd (Counselling) program at Acadia University. He works at New Start
Counselling (Dartmouth, NS) providing intimate partner violence counselling.
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B18 - Overture to Self-Care: Using Music Listening as Self-Care Practice
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm / 15 h 15 - 16 h 30
B19 – Sand and Story: Integrating Sand Tray World Play with Narrative Therapy
Location: Esquimalt
(Intermediate)
In this interactive session, participants will see how Sand Tray Therapy can be integrated with Narrative Therapy reflecting
team practice, group facilitation and supervision.
Sand Tray is an expressive art therapy. Clients construct and reconstruct their worlds in the sand using miniature figures,
objects from nature and art materials. The therapist guides and witnesses their experience, not interpreting, but making sense
of the story together. Sand Tray provides a window from the sky to look at our lives in context, illustrating the relationships
between people and things. Narrative Therapy is a collaborative, empowering approach. Each client is the hero of a unique
story. This approach is about re-authoring that story to be more in keeping with values, identifying and stepping outside the
boxes of socially constructed realities in order to make conscious choices about their influence. Narrative Therapy provides a
language and a process for reconstruction. Integrating the two enhances the joy and meaning of clinical practice and helps
bridge the sometimes isolated worlds of individual practitioners.
Bonney Elliott is a family therapist in private practice in Ottawa. She also works as a nurse practitioner in a community health
setting.
B20 - Engaging Parents, Educators, and Community in Young Children's Learning: Career
Development is a Dynamic and Interactional Process
Location: Sidney
(Intermediate)
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We know that young children formulate a sense of self and an identity very early in their development. We also know that
they do so through their interactions and experiences with family, the media, school, peers and the larger community. In this
session, presenters will share initial data from a three year project examining the role played by parents, teachers/educators,
and the community in young children's (preschool through grade three) career development. Qualitative data will be
presented from this study that aims to address the role played by intentionality in parents' day-to-day interactions with their
children and how this may effect career development. Parents are often unsure of how to impact their children's career
development and often are reluctant to interfere. Sometimes parents and teachers of young children are kept out of the loop
in career education until much later. Yet children gather opinions and perceptions from their experiences and interactions
from their context. We hope to illustrate that career development is a dynamic and active process which begins very early in a
child's development. Presenters will engage the participants in a discussion around involvement of parents, educators and
community in young children's learning.
Mildred Cahill is a Professor in Counselling, Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She conducted research
projects, presented her findings widely at presentations, workshops and as a keynote speaker.
Edith Furey is an Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education at Memorial University. She has 28 years of experience in education,
including special education, school administration and school district director/CEO.
B21 - Adventure Therapy: Bringing Adventure Based Therapy Into the Counselling Office
Location: Colwood
(Introductory)
Adventure therapy is the use of emotional and/or physical risk taking to promote positive change. Its not so scary, you don’t
have to take clients backpacking in the woods to use adventure therapy. I will present activities and a processing framework
that will enable you to bring adventure therapy practices into your counselling office immediately.
We will explore the various methods of facilitating adventure therapy and explain its connections to Cognitive Behaviour
Therapy and the Stages of Change Theory. Research will be shown demonstrating the usefulness of using this medium of
therapy with children, teens, and adults. The strategies explored will be practical for individuals but will be more catered to a
group therapeutic environment.
Come ready to be active, participate, and engage in a variety of adventure activities. Collectively we will transform these
activities into therapeutic tools.
“Adventure is not outside man; it is within.”- George Eliot
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Sheldon Franken BEd (Phys.Ed.), MA (Counselling Psychology). Sheldon has conducted workshops on adventure therapy and
adventure based social-emotional learning to mental health and educational organizations across British Columbia.
B22 - A’TOLA’NW (SENĆOŦEN): “A Time of Hope and Respecting One Another” Integrating Traditional
Knowledge and Counselling Practice for Indigenous Communities
Location: Salon A
(Intermediate)
In this symposium, we focus on counselling issues, practice and training implications shared by educators and students
involved in the University of Victoria’s Indigenous Communities Counselling (ICC) program. Working in collaboration with
Indigenous knowledge keepers and community leaders, the ICC program supports students and educators to integrate
traditional Indigenous helping values with mainstream counselling approaches, through Indigenous-centred and decolonized
learning opportunities. Through participating in the program, students and educators have developed innovative strategies for
integrating traditional knowledge into helping practice and community internships, in ways that are respectful and relevant to
the Aboriginal community. We will outline key principles and strategies that inform counselling practice with Indigenous youth,
families and groups. Themes include relational ways of knowing and being, bicultural identity development and the experience
of walking in two worlds, traditional and scared teachings in practice and scholarship, and the development of critical
reflection in helping and research.
Anne Marshall is a counsellor educator at University of Victoria and advisor for the ICC program. Her work focuses on cultural
and contextual identity development and transitions for young people.
Honore France (Ani-yun-wiwa) is a counsellor educator at the University of Victoria. His work focuses on Indigenous forms of
counselling, residential school survivors, eco-psychology, spirituality and group dynamics.
Jennifer Coverdale (Cree-Métis) is a doctoral student in Educational Psychology at University of Victoria. She is a graduate of
ICCP, and works as a Counsellor in the urban Aboriginal community.
B23 – The Therapeutic Power of Metaphors from the Natural World
Location: Salon B
(Introductory)
Adrian Juric, MA, MEd, CCC is a school counsellor, writer and retreat leader who has worked in education and psychology for
the past nineteen years. Full biography at www.innerlandscapes.org.
B24 - CCPA and Counselling and Psychotherapy in Canada: A Discussion with CCPA’s President
Location: Salon C
(Introductory)
This interactive session with the President of CCPA begins with reflections on current and upcoming Association initiatives
followed by an open invitation for participants to discuss pan-Canadian events affecting professional practice.
Blythe Shepard is president of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and involved in regulation of the
profession in Canada.
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Metaphors are more than just figures of speech. They define the very way we think about, talk about, and interpret our
experience. (Lakoff, 1987; Lakoff and Johnson, 2003). For some clinicians, psychotherapy is mainly about helping clients
become conscious of this effect (Siegelman, 1990). It is about freeing them from metaphors that bind them to old ways of
understanding themselves, and helping them discover new ones that allow a more generous, more expansive, more
comprehensive story to be told (Siegelman, 1990; Lyness and Thomas, 1995).
This presentation will teach counsellors ways to harness the therapeutic power of metaphors from the natural world. It will be
based around slide images of several different life forms, from marine animals to insects to cedar trees. Each image will be
carefully unpacked for the unique lessons it teaches by way of metaphor. Then, with these lessons in mind, participants will be
invited to consider the ways client self-narratives might be re-written in more productive, self-compassionate ways. The
workshop format will be relaxed and interactive. Participants will leave with a deeper appreciation of the ways they can
employ the natural world as a tool for effecting therapeutic change.
4:45 pm - 1:00 am / 16 h 45 - 1 h 00
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm / 16 h 45 - 18 h 00
Creative Arts in Counselling Chapter / Section des arts créatifs en counseling
Location / Lieu : Colwood
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm / 16 h 45 - 18 h 00
Alberta & NWT Chapter / Section d’Alberta et T.N.-O.
Location / Lieu : Sidney
6:30 pm / 18 h 30
Cocktails and Entertainment / Apérif et Divertissement
Cash Bar / Bar payant
Location / Lieu : Palm Court
7:00 pm - 1:00 am / 19 h 00 - 1 h 00
Banquet and Dance / Banquet et danse
Live Entertainment Provided by Back beat /
Divertissement en direct offert par Back beat
THURSDAY, May 8 / JEUDI, le 8
Location / Lieu : Crystal Ballroom / Palm Court
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Friday, May 9, 2014 / Vendredi 9 Mai 2014
Program at a Glance / Aperçu du programme
7:30 am - 8:30 am / 7 h 30 - 8 h 30
Chapter Presidents Breakfast /
Déjeuner des présidents des Sections
Location / Lieu : Esquimalt
7:45 am - 9:00 am / 7 h 45 - 9 h 00
Registration / Inscription
8:30 am - 2:30 pm / 8 h 30 - 14 h 30
Bookstore / Librairie- Odin Books
Oak Bay
9:00 am - 10:15 am / 9 h 00 - 10 h 15
Concurrent Sessions / Séances simultanées
10:15 am - 10:45 am / 10 h 15 - 10 h 45
Nutrition Break / Pause santé)
10:45 pm - 12:00 pm / 10 h 45 - 12 h 00
Concurrent Sessions / Séances simultanées
Lunch on own / Dîner (non-inclus)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm / 12 h 00 - 13 h 00
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm / 13 h 00 - 14 h 30
Closing Ceremonies and Keynote Address - Peter Menzies
Cérémonies de clôtures et conférencier d’honneur - Peter
Menzies
FRIDAY, May 9 / VENDREDI, le 9 mai
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C1 - Applying a CBT Intervention to the Application of a CBT Intervention
Location: Lecture Theatre
(English - Simultaneous Interpretation)
(Intermediate)
Recent debates have focused on the benefits and costs of privileging particular orientations (and strict fidelity to that
orientation’s techniques) over others, thereby reducing the menu of therapeutic options from which clinicians can draw from
in doing “evidence-based” work.
Having both been trained in and completed practicums using the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approach, we began to
wonder how it might look to implement a CBT intervention upon a CBT practitioner who practices strictly “by the book,”
talking about their adherence to the CBT manual. We became interested in the notion of how rigidly adhering to one
therapeutic approach (in this case, CBT) might sometimes go against the actual practice of the intervention itself.
In this presentation we provide a “case study” illustrating the steps and outcomes of an applied CBT intervention with a CBT
practitioner. We will examine potential maladaptive thoughts, feelings and behaviours, as well as homework, mood logs and
other CBT tasks that may be employed to encourage reflexivity in the use of therapeutic approaches in our own practice of
counselling. In this presentation we invite discussion about how rigidly adhering to the principles in practice of CBT might be at
odds with the practice itself.
Tanya Mudry is a PhD candidate in Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary. Her research focuses on interactions
and practices involved in sustaining and impeding excessive behaviours.
Emily Doyle is a PhD candidate in Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary. Her doctoral research focuses on the
organization of recovery work in the field of addictions counselling.
C1 - Appliquer une intervention de TCC au processus d’application d’une intervention de TCC
Lieu : Amphithéâtre
(Anglais - interprétation simultanée)
(Intermédiaire)
FRIDAY, May 9 / VEDNREDI, le 9
Dans de récents débats, on a abordé la question des avantages et des coûts associés au fait de privilégier des orientations
théoriques particulières (et la stricte observance des techniques qui en découlent) plutôt que d’autres, réduisant du même
coup la gamme des options thérapeutiques dont les cliniciens peuvent s’inspirer dans leur travail fondé sur des données
probantes.
Ayant à la fois reçu une formation en thérapie cognitivo-comportementale (TCC) et effectué des stages centrés sur cette
approche, nous avons commencé à nous demander ce qu’il adviendrait si nous appliquions une intervention de TCC à un
praticien de TCC de stricte obédience, en discutant de son adhésion aux principes théoriques de la TCC. Nous avons
souhaité à déterminer dans quelle mesure le fait d’adhérer de façon stricte à une approche thérapeutique donnée (en
l’occurrence la TCC) peut parfois aller à l’encontre du principe même d’application de ce type d’intervention. Dans le cadre
de cette présentation, nous proposons une « étude de cas », qui illustre les étapes et les résultats d’une intervention de
TCC appliquée à un praticien de la TCC. Nous examinerons les possibles idées, sentiments et comportements mésadaptés,
ainsi que les tâches à domicile, les journaux de l’humeur et autres tâches de TCC que l’on peut employer pour favoriser la
réflexivité dans le recours aux approches thérapeutiques que l’on utilise dans sa propre pratique. Au cours de la
présentation, nous suscitons la discussion suivante : en quoi le fait d’adhérer de façon stricte aux principes de la TCC dans la
pratique pourrait venir en contradiction avec la pratique elle-même.
Tanya Mudry est doctorante en psychologie du counseling à l’Université de Calgary. Sa recherche porte sur les interactions
et les pratiques qui interviennent pour soutenir et entraver les comportements excessifs.
Emily Doyle est doctorante en psychologie du counseling à l’Université de Calgary. Sa recherche de doctorat porte sur
l’organisation du travail de récupération dans le domaine du counseling en matière de toxicomanie.
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C2 - Part A: The Legacy of Dr. Vance Peavy: Constructivist Psychology’s Contributions to Counselling
Location: Saanich
(Introductory)
The Legacy of Dr. Vance Peavy: Constructivist Psychology’s Contributions to Counselling: Where to next?
This presentation will focus on Vance Peavy and his influence on counselling in Canada and beyond. At the time of Dr. Peavy’s
passing over a decade ago, the counselling profession was just beginning to fully acknowledge the limitations of Western
approaches. Further, postmodern approaches such as narrative, solution focused and constructivist-oriented approaches were
in their infancy stage. Much has happened since that time that we now have the luxury of learning from.
The presentation features aspects of Peavy’s work and it also illustrates how we now have a different awareness of
contemporary issues. Coined by Dr. Peavy, the term "socio-dynamic counselling" has now expanded to include the kinds of
practices that focus on individuals and communities in context, culturally sensitive approaches, and the kinds of interventions
that respond to the needs of an increasingly over saturated society. The presentation is both a tribute and an extension of Dr.
Peavy’s contributions. Future directions will be explored and promising implications for practice will be highlighted.
Marie Hoskins is a full professor in the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria. She teaches constructively
oriented approaches when working in counselling settings.
C2 - Part B: Canadian School Counsellors: How They Perceive Their Roles and Responsibilities
Location: Saanich
(Introductory)
During this session we will review some of the results obtained in a 2012 survey titled School Counsellor's Perceptions of Their
Roles and Responibilites. Data collected during the summer of 2012 revealed that school counsellors are an integral
component of the Canadian School system but often are limited in the execution of their duties due to amount of time
assigned to schools or they are often assigned to noncounselling tasks. Some schools share counsellors and this can skew the
number of students on caseloads. These factors could also affect general relationships between counsellors, students, parents,
teachers and administrators. Generally, the research indicated that school counsellors estimated they spent less than 40% in
individual counselling sessions. They apparently spend more time completing general paperwork than student specific
documents. Other findings will be shared and their implications discussed.
Lorette Tataryn has a Master's degree. Her career spans from community social services to School Coounellor in public and
private schools. Collaborates with teachers implementing Social Emotional Learning Programs.
Location: Sidney
(Intermediate)
Mindfulness is a way of learning how to purposely pay attention, with the qualities of acceptance and kindness, in the present
moment. Mindfulness-based interventions have been identified as being useful and relevant to integrate into the counselling
and education settings for a variety of presenting issues, and for the maintenance of mental health and resilience. This
presentation is grounded in the experience of teaching adapted forms of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and
meditation to various populations, such as university students and counselling clients, over the past ten years. Discussion will
include the foundational qualities of mindfulness, tools for teaching clients and students how to establish formal and informal
mindfulness practice, and the importance of the facilitator continuing to cultivate their own practice. Experiential activities will
include a mindfulness meditation practice and a demonstration of mindfulness being introduced to a client.
Jenny Rowett is a university instructor (UNB Fredericton), researcher, counsellor, kinesiologist, and yoga and meditation
teacher. She seeks to integrate mindfulness-based interventions into psychotherapy, education, and healthcare.
C4 - Don’t Just Talk About It- Do It!: An Experiential Approach to Group Counselling
Location: Colwood
(Introductory)
As counsellors, we are often asked to do group sessions focusing on the development of specific skills and targeting particular
issues. Assertiveness and communication skills, handling feelings and self-regulation, peer relationships and problem solving
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C3 - Facilitating an Introduction to Mindfulness: Tools for Teaching the Formal and Informal Practices
to Clients and Students
9:00 am - 10:15 am / 9 h 00 - 10 h 15
are often targeted areas. While there are many excellent programs and workbooks that address these competencies, they are
often discussion-based or paper and pencil tasks that participants may have difficulty applying when needed in real
situations. This workshop will focus on experiential approaches to group work, including group challenges, games, and playbased activities. These types of activities are often more easily transferable to different real-world situations, and more
meaningful to participants. They are also more interactive, physically and emotionally engaging, and more fun, and so will
appeal to participants with various learning styles and intelligences. Experiential, challenge-based activities can be used in
school settings and with various community groups of different ages and backgrounds. We will cover the basics of
experiential approaches, tips for running smooth activities and sessions, and post-activity processing questions, which are of
critical importance in maximizing the learning experience for participants. Get ready to try out a few activities during the
session yourself - after all, the focus is on experiential learning!
Lara Dempster has worked with children and youth for twenty-five years, in outdoor experiential education and leadership
development, high school classrooms as a teacher, and, currently, as an elementary school counsellor.
C5 - Conversation Café
Location: Salon A
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Can’t decide which session to attend? Come visit The Café for an opportunity to experience multiple presentations and
expand your knowledge in several different areas. Your itinerary will set sail in small groups of delegates who will spend 15
minutes with a presenter. A time keeper will then announce when it is time to depart and delegates will move to another
presentation. This process will be repeated for the entire 75 minute session. The following presenters will be waiting for you
in the Café (confirmed to date):
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Working the Masterson Way - Differential Diagnosis and the Unique
Psychotherapeutic Algorithms in the Treatment of Personality Disorders
Loray Daws
2
Living with Anxiety: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in a University Group
Setting
Susan Dempsey, Ali
Dohadwala
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Counselling Clients Diagnosed with Autism
Wendy Arscott
4
Exploring HIV-Negativity and Serodiscordance: Honouring the Negative Voice
Konstantinos
Chondros, Kevin
Alderson
5
Why Personal, Family, International Tragic History Repeats
Philip Ney, Marie
Peeters-Ney
6
Treating Relationship/Love and Sex Addictions
Kevin Alderson
7
Deliverance from Oneself
Karine Coen
8
Weight-Related Issues and Families: From Family Therapy to Psycho Education
Shelley RussellMayhew, Monica Sesma
-Vazquez,
Summerlee Samuels,
Tom Strong, Wendy
Salvisberg
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Identifying Vulnerability and Enhancing Adaptive Capacity: An Ethical Imperative for
Professional Counsellors
Stephanie Martin
10 Inspiring Bilingualism: Chinese-Canadian Mother's Stories
Gina Ko, Gina Wong
11 Weight Loss Surgery: Understanding, Accepting and Embracing the Paradox
Tracey Orr
12 Limbic System Neurorehabilitation – A Novel Drug Free Treatment Approach
Annie Hopper
13 Mothers, Daughters, and Bodies: Intergenerational Influences on Healthy Embodiment
Hillary McBride, Janelle
Kwee
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9:00 am - 10:15 am / 9 h 00 - 10 h 15
C6 - Trauma-Informed Practice: A Foundation for Safety in Counselling and Interprofessional
Collaboration
Location: Salon B
(Introductory)
Trauma-informed practice has slowly gained acceptance as best practice in counselling through research on the
neurobiological affects of early trauma and the most effective means of treatment and support. Through the development and
delivery over the past three years of customized trauma-informed practice (TIP) training for practitioners in a variety of
professions, we have found that this information provides counsellors as well as other helping practitioners a safe foundation
for approaching most client issues related to mental health and addictions. We have also witnessed the appropriateness of
trauma-informed practice to become the common language between professionals and paraprofessionals working at
interprofessional collaboration in efforts to better support clients who are accessing services through many agencies. In this
interactive session, we will cover the design of our program, giving examples of how it can be applied to a variety of practices.
We will also present specific strategies that we and the practitioners we train have found to be most effective in helping to
stabilize and reconnect clients whose lives have been defined by their trauma response. Resources will also be discussed and
shared and we welcome input and discussion from the audience.
Linda O'Neill is an Associate Professor in Counselling at the University of Northern, B.C. She specializes in research and practice
on complex trauma and northern practitioner support.
Ryan James is the Director of the UNBC Community Care Centre, a community counselling centre in Prince George, B.C.
C7 - Engage More Clients: Online Narrative Tools Enhance an Evidence-Based, Counselling Method of
Practice
Location: Salon C
(Intermediate)
Mark Franklin, MEd, CMF leads the team of career counsellors at CareerCycles. He's trained 200 counsellors in its narrative
method, co-developed NarrativeTools.com, Who You Are MATTERS! game and hosts Career Buzz radio.
C8 - Let's Talk about Sex! Integrating Sexuality into Your Counselling Practice
Location: Viewroyal
(Introductory)
Let's face it: sexuality is a part of our lives and often an important topic for our clients. Yet, are we prepared to talk about
sexuality issues with our clients? Culturally, a dichotomy of hypersexualization and the taboo regarding sexuality persists, and
counsellors are not immune to such messages. A split exists between the fields of psychotherapy and sex therapy, training is
difficult to access for sexuality-related counselling, and inconsistent training is provided in current North American graduate
psychology education. A review of the literature indicates that sexuality issues commonly arise in counselling practice and that
counsellors often feel ill-prepared for counselling clients presenting with sexuality issues.
In this hands-on, interactive, and activity-based workshop, delegates are supported in increasing their awareness of sexuality
within the counselling room and comfort in talking about sexuality with their clients. Delegates are supported in examining
their own attitudes, values, biases, and blind spots regarding various sexuality issues and topics, and how this affects their
counselling practice.
Nina Sangra is pursuing a Master of Counselling at Athabasca University, and has worked in sexual health and trauma. Her
research is focused on sexuality training of graduate psychology students.
Jillian Thompson holds an MA (Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University) and has extensive experience in both sexual
education and youth ministry. She is passionate about the relationship between sexuality and spirituality.
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Online narrative tools help clients systematically unfold their experiences, gather and organize key elements, and evocatively
thicken thin stories. CareerCycles developed online tools that enhance its narrative method of practice and increase client
engagement by leveraging counsellors’ time and expanding reach. The resulting one-page Experience Sketch quickly and easily
empowers both client and counsellor to recognize patterns, notice themes and generate future possibilities. Do you want to
deliver empowering and engaging 21st-century counselling and career management services? Join us to see and learn about
scalable, streamlined and evidence-based counselling. In this dynamic session, we will explore the opportunities in designing a
blended-delivery model for a range of counselling applications.
10:45 am - 12:00 pm / 10 h 45 - 12 h 00
Ricardo Avelar is an award-winning high school English, ELL, and Modern Languages educator. Currently, he is pursuing a
Master of Education degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Lethbridge.
10:15 am - 10:45 am / 10 h 15 - 10 h 45
Nutrition Break / Pause santé
Location / Lieu : Prefunction
10:45 am - 12:00 pm / 10 h 45 - 12 h 00
Concurrent Sessions / Séances simultanées
C9 - Relationship Concerns and Career Planning during the School to Work Transition: Suggestions for
Counselling Practice
Location: Lecture Theatre
(English - Simultaneous Interpretation)
(Introductory)
This session is an interactive discussion about how romantic relationship concerns intersect with planning for future careers
in young people who are making the transition from post-secondary education into the workforce. The university years are
when many individuals formulate clearer career plans and begin to develop committed romantic relationships. Although
researchers and practitioners have examined both these issues in depth, they are rarely considered together. This is
problematic because many clients do not separate their relationships concerns from their career planning. Instead, for clients
in committed relationships, finding a way to pursue both their own and their partner’s goals for the future is a central issue in
their career planning. In this interactive discussion, the presenter will draw on existing research and clinical experience to: (a)
provide an overview of the current state of knowledge on the intersection of relationship and career during the school to
work transition, (b) highlight common issues experienced by clients who are attempting to balance their relationship and
career goals; and (c) describe suggestions for counselling practice with university students who are struggling with these
issues.
José F. Domene is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick, where he holds a
Canada Research Chairship in School-to-Work-Transition.
FRIDAY, May 9 / VEDNREDI, le 9
Jennie Howatt
C9 – Les préoccupations relationnelles et la planification de carrière durant la transition des études au
marché du travail : suggestions pour l’exercice du counseling
Lieu : Amphithéâtre
(Anglais – interprétation simultanée)
(Préliminaire)
Cette séance consistera en une discussion interactive portant sur le recoupement des préoccupations relationnelles
amoureuses et de la planification de carrière à venir chez les jeunes gens qui effectuent une transition entre les études
postsecondaires et le marché du travail. Pour de nombreuses personnes, les années universitaires correspondent à la période
où elles forment des plans de carrière plus précis, tout en s’engageant dans des relations amoureuses. Bien que les
chercheurs et praticiens aient bien examiné ces deux aspects, il est rare qu’on les analyse simultanément. Or, cela pose un
problème, car de nombreux clients prennent en compte simultanément leurs préoccupations relationnelles et leur
planification de carrière. Ainsi, les clients engagés dans une relation tentent de trouver une façon de poursuivre leurs propres
objectifs d’avenir et ceux de leur partenaire, et cela constitue un enjeu central dans leur planification de carrière. Lors de
cette discussion interactive, le présentateur fera appel à la recherche actuelle et à l’expérience clinique pour : (a) donner un
aperçu de l’état actuel des connaissances sur le recoupement entre les relations et la carrière durant la transition des études
au marché du travail; (b) mettre en lumière des problèmes courants vécus par les clients qui tentent de trouver l’équilibre
entre leurs objectifs relationnels et de carrière; (c) décrire des suggestions pour la pratique du counseling auprès d’étudiants
universitaires qui sont aux prises avec ce genre de problèmes.
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10:45 am - 12:00 pm / 10 h 45 - 12 h 00
José F. Domene est professeur agrégé à la Faculté d’Éducation de l’Université du Nouveau-Brunswick, où il est titulaire d’une
Chaire de recherche du Canada sur la transition des études au travail.
C10 - Private Practitioners Reflecting on Self and Practice
Location: Saanich
(Intermediate)
Private Practitioners are invited to share and reflect on best practices and have an opportunity to network. Join us as we share
about, business practices, ethics, and the journey of being a private practitioner and have FUN!
Corrine Hendricken-Eldershaw is a certified counsellor and CEO of the Alzheimer Society of PEI. Her career includes consulting,
assessment, and entrepreneur. She lectures at the UPEI Psychology Department.
Lorne Flavelle works in private practice and remains passionate about third party billing and counsellor regulation! He
specializes in Career Counselling, Couples Counselling and Individual Counselling.
C11 - Immigration Transitions and Career Development: Navigating the Borders of Expectations and
Opportunities
Location: Sidney
(Intermediate)
Nancy Arthur is a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Calgary, with teaching and research interests in
multicultural counselling, international transitions, and career development.
Danni Lei is completing a MSc Counselling Psychology degree at the University of Calgary, and her research focuses on cultural
and parental influences for the career decision-making of young adults.
Jon Woodend is completing a MSc Counselling Psychology degree at the University of Calgary and his research interests focus
on the workplace integration of employees who have immigrated to Canada.
C12 - Managing a Privacy Breach - 3 Mistakes in Managing a Privacy Breach
Location: Colwood
(Introductory)
Dealing with a privacy breach in your clinic can be stressful and confusing. What should you do? Who should you contact? In
this presentation, learn the 3 common mistakes made when managing a privacy breach. Learn from someone else's mistakes!
In a fun and informative format Jean will present key principles to manage a privacy breach – and 10 key steps to prevent a
privacy breach! Discussion will include proactive privacy and privacy by design principles to keep your practice breach free.
Jean Eaton is a Certified Health Information Management Professional, Toastmaster and entrepreneur with BA Administration.
Experienced Privacy Consultant for primary health care providers and organizations and mentor to Privacy Officers.
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Immigration Transitions and Career Development: Navigating the Borders of Expectations and Opportunities
Counsellors may work with clients who have experienced immigration transitions directly or with clients whose family
immigration history strongly influences career expectations. In this symposium, we explore the experiences of young adults,
older women, professionally-trained immigrants, and strategies for workplace integration.
1. Older, Wiser, and Women Immigrants: Navigating Entry to Professional Careers. It is important that counsellors consider
cultural and systemic influences on people’s career development. This presentation will focus on older immigrant women,
ages 45-65 and their stories of transition to working in a Canadian context.
2. Cultural and Parental Influences on Career Decision-Making. This presentation will focus on the career decision-making of
young adults and how they navigate career choice, through highlighting the experiences of Chinese-Canadians. Implications for
considering cultural and family influences in career counselling will be discussed.
3. Employer Conditions that Facilitate Workplace Integration. Finding employment is critical but what about finding meaningful
employment? This presentation will explore the challenges immigrants face in navigating the Canadian job market and the
employer and organizational conditions that facilitate positive employment integration.
10:45 am - 12:00 pm / 10 h 45 - 12 h 00
C13 - Narrative Art Therapy: A Creative Approach to Intergenerational Trauma
Location: Salon A
(Introductory)
Storytelling can be a powerful way to reframe one’s trauma and to express one’s creative agency. It can also be a powerful
way to overcome emotional distance fomented from unspoken silences. The objective of the Gesher Project, a
multidisciplinary therapeutic intervention for Holocaust survivors and their first-generation offspring, was to process trauma
and bridge the emotional distance between the generations. The therapeutic approaches included art, writing, and group
therapy. This presentation will focus on the art therapy methods and outcomes of the project. Opportunities of applying the
concepts of this program to a broader audience will be discussed.
Michael Dayan is a clinical counsellor and instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley and City University of Seattle
Vancouver Campus.
Linda Frimer is an acclaimed Vancouver artist and co-founder of the Gesher Project. She is currently writing a book on her
methods and experiences.
C14 - Sharing Circles as a Means of Bridging Counselling and Culture: Communicating, Connecting,
and Collaborating with Aboriginal Women
Location: Salon B
(Introductory)
FRIDAY, May 9 / VEDNREDI, le 9
Aboriginal women hold the reins for the well-being of the family and the community (Julien, Zinni, and Wright, 2009). As such,
it is the women that are the nurturers and keepers of cultural beliefs and practices that promote health and well-being.
Aboriginal women are relational and family orientated (Offet-Gartner, 2011), holding the value that ‘to help one is to help
many’. This value coupled with a strong belief to see all children as if they were her children; thereby her responsibility to
assist, behooves counsellors to find efficacious ways to connect, communicate, and collaborate.
Given these deeply rooted cultural values and beliefs, women hold a great deal of responsibility and a heavy burden to carry,
especially if carried alone; yet so few counselling interventions are geared toward assisting Indigenous women to support one
another. Such interventions would focus on the individual in conjunction with the relational realities and cultural
responsibilities being faced. One such intervention employs the wisdom of Sharing Circles—a long established cultural practice
where women come together to share and support one another. Healthy women often lead to healthy children and strong
families, thereby increasing the health and well-being of the community and the culture.
Join us!
Kathy Offet-Gartner holds a PhD in counselling psychology, counsels at Mount Royal University in Calgary and practices from a
holistic, strengths-based approach, addressing trauma, abuse, addiction, and oppression.
C15 - Part A: Is the Glass Half-Full? The Impact of Optimism and Hope on Work-Life Success and
Satisfaction
Location: Salon C
(Introductory)
Optimism has been identified as the single best predictor of both career success and job satisfaction and recent research
highlighted hope as a better predictor of post-secondary success than standardized tests. Not surprisingly, counsellors are
increasingly recognizing the importance of hope for successfully navigating a wide range of life challenges. Some of our clients
seem to have a natural abundance of these positive characteristics – constantly seeing the glass as half full even in the most
challenging times. Others come to us with a deficit of hope and a pessimistic attitude; they have a hard time seeing anything
but the emptiness of the glass.
As counsellors, it can be hard walking alongside pessimistic clients, students, or members of the workforce who’ve lost hope –
yet those are the very ones who need counselling the most. In this session, through a review of the literature and case
examples, learn the importance of restoring hope and bolstering optimism. Leave with practical tips and strategies for
facilitating hope and helping your clients see new possibilities in their lives and work.
Roberta Neault, CCC, CCDP is president of Life Strategies Ltd., Associate Dean at Yorkville University, an award-winning
counsellor-educator, and co-author of Career Flow: A Hope-Centered Approach to Career Development.
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10:45 am - 12:00 pm / 10 h 45 - 12 h 00
C15 - Part B: Opening New Frontiers - Creating Hope in the Midst of Chaos
Location: Salon C
(Intermediate)
"May my mind come alive today to the invisible geography that invites me to new frontiers.” John O'Donahue
How does one assist a client in dealing with the impact of unexpected experiences and moments of chaos in their life, and on
their future life/work decisions? The presenters will engage participant’s in the use of hindsight to explore ‘when one door
closes another opens’, in order to bring sense to the chaos and deepen meaning and direction in their life. Practical exercises
and small group discussion will be used to demonstrate applications of Happenstance and Chaos Theory of Careers. Use of
these career lenses will assist career counsellors to work with client’s unplanned life circumstances in order to increase and
affirm their identity awareness.
Clarence De Schiffart, MEd (Counselling), RSW, is the Coordinator of Career and Essential Skills Services at the Nova Scotia
Community College. He loves volunteering and spending time in the outdoors.
Laurie Edwards, MPA., is the Director, Career and Counselling Services for the Nova Scotia Community College. Laurie is
passionate about bringing diverse communities together for positive change.
C16 - A Group-Based Trauma Intervention for Military Trauma Using an Interpersonal Process Recall
Method
Location: Viewroyal
(Intermediate)
In this session, the findings of a recent study among Australian veterans will be presented. Using an interactive research
method, “Interpersonal Process Recall,” the researchers interviewed veterans who reviewed their own videotape of a groupbased trauma intervention (Therapeutic Enactment). This stop-start procedure of reviewing their experience of the trauma
intervention yielded significant insights for the veterans and the researchers. A new insight regarding client outcome involved
the addition of the in-depth IPR interview itself. A video clip of one IPR interview will be shown to illustrate the procedures and
relevance of this method for trauma counselling. A discussion of the most significant findings will be addressed along with
implications for counsellors working with clients who are exposed to war conflict.
Marvin Westwood is a Professor in Counselling Psychology at The University of British Columbia. His research and clinical
interests include group-based interventions with the VTP and life review methods.
Jesse Frender is completing his master's degree in Counselling Psychology at The University of British Columbia. He conducted
a narrative analysis of veterans participating in a Veterans Transition Program.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm / 1 h 00 - 13 h 00
Lunch on own / Dîner non-inclus
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm / 12 h 00 - 13 h 00
Private Practitioners Chapter /
Section des conseillers en pratique privée
Location: Lieu: Off-site / Hors-site
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Marla Buchanan is a Professor in Counselling Psychology at The University of British Columbia. Her research and clinical
interests are in psychological trauma and narrative research methods.
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm / 13 h 00 - 14 h 30
Closing Ceremonies Keynote /
Cérémonies de clôtures et conférencier d’honneur
Peter Menzies
Peter Menzies
Working with Aboriginal Peoples: Psychotherapy and Traditional Intervention Strategies
Location: Lecture Theatre
(English - Simultaneous Interpretation)
Many of us will eventually or have been working with First Nation/Aboriginal peoples in private practices or through our respective organizations. At times we may be frustrated with our in ability to working effectively with First Nation peoples from a
clinical and a culture safety perspective. However, it is here where we need to sit back and consider that western approaches
and First Nation intervention maybe contradictory and yet at the some time may be mutually beneficial. It is hoped through
this presentation that you will explore and develop a framework when providing therapeutic intervention to First Nations/
Aboriginal peoples.
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Peter Menzies is member of Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation, and has spent the past thirteen years building culturally congruent mental health and addiction programs in partnership with both urban, rural and First Nations communities through his
work at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. A skilled therapist and community developer, Peter has experience working with individuals and families in child welfare, family counselling, and income support programs and is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. He is an Assistant Professor at the Psychiatry Department at the
University of Toronto, and an Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Social Work at Laurentian University. Peter regularly travels
throughout northern Ontario providing assessment, capacity building and training support to health care workers in remote
communities. His research interests include Aboriginal homelessness, intergenerational trauma, child welfare, suicide and
prevention, addiction and mental health needs.
Travailler avec les peoples autochtones : les stratégies d’intervention traditionnelles et la psychothérapie
Lieu : Amphithéâtre
(Anglais - Interprétation simultanée)
Bon nombre d’entre nous auront éventuellement, si ce n’est déjà le cas, l’occasion de travailler auprès des peuples autochtones (Premières Nations) en pratique privée ou au sein de leurs organisations respectives. Il peut parfois s’avérer frustrant
d’être incapable de travailler efficacement auprès de cette clientèle sur le plan clinique et du point de vue de la sécurité culturelle. Toutefois, c’est en l’occurrence ce qui justifie la nécessité de prendre du recul et de se rendre compte que les approches occidentales et l'intervention auprès des Premières Nations peuvent sembler contradictoires, et pourtant, dans certains cas, elles peuvent aussi s'avérer mutuellement bénéfiques. Cette présentation nourrit l’espoir que vous serez amenés à
explorer et à élaborer un cadre applicable à la prestation d'interventions thérapeutiques auprès des autochtones et des personnes issues des Premières Nations.
Peter Menzies est membre de la Première Nation de Sagamok Anishnawbek et s’est consacré, au cours des treize dernières
années, à mettre en place des programmes de santé mentale et de lutte à la toxicomanie adaptés à la réalité culturelle, en
partenariat avec les collectivités urbaines, rurales et autochtones, grâce à son travail au Centre de toxicomanie et de santé
mentale. Thérapeute et organisateur communautaire chevronné, Peter a acquis de l’expérience auprès de personnes et de
familles dans le cadre de programmes de protection de l’enfance, de counseling familial et de soutien du revenu; il est membre de l’Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des techniciens en travail social de l'Ontario. Il est chargé d’enseignement à la faculté
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de psychiatrie de l’Université de Toronto, ainsi que professeur auxiliaire à la faculté de travail social de l'Université Laurentian.
Peter voyage régulièrement dans le Nord de l’Ontario, y offrant des services d'évaluation, de renforcement de capacité et de
soutien à la formation auprès des travailleurs de la santé en régions éloignées. Parmi ses intérêts dans le domaine de la recherche, citons l’itinérance chez les autochtones, le traumatisme intergénérationnel, la protection de l’enfance, le suicide et la
prévention, la toxicomanie et les besoins en matière de santé.
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CCPA 2014 Annual Conference
What is the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association?
The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) is a national and bilingual association of professionally
trained counsellors engaged in the helping professions, which is dedicated to the enhancement of the counselling profession in
Canada. CCPA members work in many diverse fields of education, employment and career development, social work, business,
industry, mental health, public service agencies, government and private practice. CCPA presently has approximately 5,100
members across the country. CCPA members who undergo the certification process are eligible to use CCPA’s Canadian
Certified Counsellor (CCC) designation.
The association has provided leadership and has been involved in the promotion of counselling since 1965. It nurtures formal
and informal links with similar organizations in Canada and internationally. It offers the opportunity for its members to be in
contact with other counsellors, who are active in a variety of work settings, worldwide, in order to exchange ideas and best
practices, provide mutual support and promote professional development. In addition, CCPA presently has twelve Chapters,
representing specialized interest groups of counsellors from all parts of Canada. For more information you can visit the CCPA
website at www.ccpa-accp.ca.
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Congrès annuel 2014 de l’ACCP
Qu’est-ce que l’Association canadienne de counseling et de psychothérapie ?
L’Association canadienne de counseling et de psychothérapie (ACCP), une organisation nationale bilingue composée de
conseillers et conseillères professionnels et psychothérapeutes impliqués en relation d’aide, est vouée à l’avancement de la
profession de conseiller(ère) au Canada. Ses membres œuvrent dans différents domaines de l’éducation, de l’emploi et du
développement des carrière, du travail social, des affaires, de l’industrie, de la santé mentale, des agences de services publics,
au gouvernement et en pratique privée. L’ACCP compte présentement environ 5,100 membres à travers le pays. Les membres
qui prennent part au processus de certification peuvent se prévaloir de la désignation de Conseiller(ère) canadien(ne) certifié
(e) (CCC) de l’ACCP.
Depuis 1965, l’association assure son leadership et est impliquée activement dans la promotion du counseling. Elle entretient
des contacts formels et informels avec des organisations similaires au Canada et sur le plan international. Elle offre aussi à ses
membres l’occasion de communiquer avec d’autres conseillers et conseillères du monde entier qui œuvrent dans une variété
de milieux afin d’échanger des idées, de comparer des méthodes, de s’offrir un soutien mutuel et de promouvoir le
développement professionnel. De plus, l’ACCP a présentement douze sections régionales, représentant les groupes de
conseillers et conseillères selon leurs intérêts spécifiques et venant de partout au Canada. De l’information additionnelle est
disponible au site Web de l’ACCP au www.ccpa-accp.ca.
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Floor Plans / Les plan d’étage
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