Speakers

 

Our conference speakers have been featured on the world stage and bring a collective wealth of diverse knowledge and expertise.

OUR
Keynotes

Pre-Conference
Workshops

ORAL
PRESENTATIONS

LIGHTNING
TALKS

Keynote Speakers

 

Dr. Dixon Chibanda

Meeting People Where They Are

The Friendship Bench

Professor Dixon Chibanda, will be sharing about the Friendship Bench. The Friendship Bench is a psychological intervention in Zimbabwe that follows a task-sharing approach.

DR. NICOLE REDVERS

Counselling from the Land

An Indigenous Exploration of Healing

In this presentation, Indigenous methodologies and ‘ways of knowing’ will be discussed through the lens of traditional counselling with a special focus on Land derived healing approaches.

Pre-Conference Workshops

 

Dr. Alfried Längle

Dr. Klaassen

Facing Life’s Challenges: A Meaningful Reply

This workshop begins with a basic reflection on what can lead to personal fulfillment in life. Then, we will concentrate more specifically on the basic attitude for finding meaning, as developed by Viktor Frankl.

We will reflect together on the understanding of meaning, the main pathways for finding it, and therapeutic methods for assisting clients in this search.

DR. Bruce Perry

The Impact of Trauma on the Developing Child: Implications for Working with Indigenous Populations.

Experiences shape the organization of the brain which ultimately impacts emotional, social, cognitive and physiological functioning.

Presentations

 

Dr. GERI BEMISTER-WILLIAMS

A personal journey and an overview of the current state of the opioid crisis

Jordan Pickell

How technology, identity, and politics are changing the therapeutic relationship

Kayla Cardinal

The need for indigenization and decolonization of the global academy

DR. Alicia Spidel

Psychosis and trauma treatment using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for investigating links between trauma severity, attachment and outcome

Julia Allen

From bum trips to break throughs: understanding psychedelic psychotherapy

Avraham Cohen

Zen and the art of psychotherapy

(presented by Heesoon Bai and Avraham Cohen with Kevin Berry and Jesse Haber)

Heesoon Bai

Zen and the art of psychotherapy

(presented by Heesoon Bai and Avraham Cohen with Kevin Berry and Jesse Haber)

Monica Dragosz

Elephants in the room: when ecological grief and collective trauma surface in session

Natascha Lawrence

The Empowering Neurodiversity Model TM (The END Model TM): dismantling ableism in therapy

John Sherry

Creative-action approaches to group therapy in a changing world

(presented by John Sherry and Doriana Pantuso)

Doriana Pantuso

Creative-action approaches to group therapy in a changing world

(presented by John Sherry and Doriana Pantuso)

Alice Curitz

More than just a ‘safe space’: making your practice truly LGBTQ2S+ inclusive

Leah Marks

Including adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum in your practice: how small shifts can make a big difference

(presented by Leah Marks and Dr. David Worling)

Dr. David Worling

Including adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum in your practice: how small shifts can make a big difference

(presented by Leah Marks and Dr. David Worling)

Lightning Talk Power Hour

Ten buzzworthy topics presented in 5 minute intervals – this power hour packs a learning punch!

Jessie Smith

COVID and concussion: Mindfully Cultivating Calm in the Eye of Two Storms.

Susi Bolender

Working with Interpreters in Theraputic Settings.

Janet White

Clinical Supervision Online.

Lisa Ann Butcher

COVID-19: Addressing The Mental Health of Counsellors

Dr. Deborah Seabrook

Sounding the Deep: Integrating Music in Online Clinical Counselling

Jordanna Isaacson

Pregnant and Postpartum in a Pandemic: The Impact of COVID-19 on Maternal Mental Health

Christina Spinelli

Cultivating ambiguity tolerance in novice therapists: A mindful and compassionate approach.

Kevin Berry

Dancing with nondualism to undo aloneness during the COVID-19 pandemic

Jesse Haber

Suffering and Authenticity in Digital Health

Leanne Dorish

Rural Counselling During A Pandemic: My small town experience

Conference Pricing

Regular
Member

$230 + GST

Professional Student, Member

$200 + GST

Non-
Member

$330 + GST

Student
Non-Member

$250 + GST

In the spirit of inclusivity, BCACC has created bursary seats for this event, available to BIPOC, Indigenous, LGBTQ2 members and members with disabilities. Please email marci@bc-counsellors.org with your request. Recognizing the challenges of the COVID-19 year, bursary seats are also available to members who find cost to be a barrier to attending this event.

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