Events

Upcoming Events

February 17, 2022 | 12:00-1:00 PM PDT
Reproductive Health & Fertility Counselling: Fertility, diversity in family building, grief and loss

Holly Yager (she/her) is a clinical counsellor/therapist with a focus on reproductive and sexual health. Holly has over 15 years experience assisting clients with challenges related to fertility/infertility, perinatal mental health, pregnancy loss, and pelvic/sexual pain. In particular, Holly specializes in counselling related to family-building using assisted reproductive technology. Holly has a master’s degree in counselling psychology from UBC, and is both a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the CCPA. She sits on various committees related to fertility, and is a member of the ASRM and the CFAS. Working in private practice at Reproductive Health & Fertility Counselling, as well as at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, Holly provides therapy, facilitates workshops, provides professional consultation, and has co-authored a variety of publications. She is currently working virtually, sharing her time between Kelowna (Syilx/Okanagan First Nation) and Vancouver (Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations) in beautiful British Columbia.

Contact Information:
Holly Yager, M.Ed., RCC 2981, CCC 3009 (she/her)
Reproductive Health & Fertility Counselling
600-1285 W. Broadway Ave.
Vancouver BC, V6H 3X8
T: 778.478.3138
E: info@ReproHealthFertility.com
W: https://ReproHealthFertility.com

This event is free for members of the Counselling Psychology Student Association (CPSA). If you would like to join the CPSA, please visit our website.

General admission is $5.

 

 

November 29, 2021 | 12:00-1:00 PM PDT
Mental Health, Anxiety and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Rebecca Farnell is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and owner of Rebecca Farnell Professional Services. She has 20 years experience working with people with disabilities in many different capacities. Rebecca started her journey as a support worker as well as an educational assistant in the school system. She has her degree in Child and Youth Care from UVIC and her Masters in Counselling from Adler University. Rebecca is passionate about working with folks on the Autism Spectrum and has worked in many different areas in this field including: Camp Facilitator, Pre employment skills program coordinator, social skills worker and presently as a counsellor. Rebecca counts it a privilege to work with this population and desires for the world to become a more inclusive and caring place. To connect with Rebecca please visit her website at www.rebeccafarnell.com.

This event is free for members of the Counselling Psychology Student Association (CPSA). If you would like to join the CPSA, please visit our website.

General admission is $5.

 

 

October 26, 2021  | 6:30 – 7:30 PM PDT
The Ins and Outs of Starting a Private Practice

Join us to hear from a panel of therapists in private practice about the ins and outs of starting your own practice. This is an interactive event for students in counselling or psychology programs to get an inside peek at the experiences of building a private practice. We will hear from panelists on what drew them to private practice, the major challenges they faced as they built their practice, and any advice they have for student therapists considering private practice.

This event is free for members of the Counselling Psychology Student Association (CPSA). If you would like to join the CPSA, please visit our website.

General admission is $5.

Learn about our Panel Speakers for this event:

Constance Lynn Hummel, MA
Constance Lynn Hummel, MA is an award-winning Psychotherapist, Leadership Coach, Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, and Business Strategist. In addition to running her own thriving private practice for the past 11 years, she is also Founder at The Business of Helping. There, through virtual workshops, group training programs, and individual coaching, she has helped hundreds of counsellors plan, build, launch, and grow their own practice businesses. For more information, please see

www.TheBusinessOfHelping.com or ConstanceLynn.com

 

Erica Van Driel (she/her), M.Ed.
Erica Van Driel (she/her) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor living and working in private practice in Nanaimo, BC (unceded traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation). Her main areas of focus include supporting survivors of trauma and sexualized violence, first responders and front-line healthcare workers, identity exploration and life transitions. She approaches this work using relational, emotion-focused, trauma-informed, and attachment based frameworks.

 

 

Viktoriya Fedorchuk, M.Ed. Viktoriya Fedorchuk is a Registered Clinical Counsellor currently practising in New Westminster and Vancouver. She holds a Masters of Counselling Psychology from UBC and for the last decade, has worked in various mental health programs across Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Fraser Health including adult and family therapy, crisis intervention, group-based programs, and residential care. Viktoriya works primarily with adults and families on a variety of issues including eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties. She has trained in and primarily integrates EFFT (Emotionally-Focused Family Therapy), EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) and Crisis Intervention in her work with clients. In order to help folks in the process of healing from trauma, she has trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) and FFTT (Forward-Facing Trauma Therapy). Viktoriya applies a feminist lens to her work with clients, and strongly believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship.

In Session talks are generously funded by the UBC Graduate Student Society.

December 2021, Date TBD | 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Ask Away: Preparing for Your Masters’ Practicum

Join us for our Zoom Practicum Panel! Attendees will be able to learn about all things practicum. Get answers to your questions about the application process, choosing the right site, tracking hours, working with supervisors, and more. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of students who are currently in practicum or have recently completed their practicums successfully. This event is free for all CPSA members, and $5 for all non-members.

Past Events

May 14, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
The CPSA Presents: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

John Ogrodniczuk, PhD| HeadsUpGuys: Men, Masculinity, and Mental Health

Many men keep their mental health struggles hidden due to culturally informed ideas of masculinity – the need to be strong, stoic, and successful. Unfortunately, for some the pain harboured inside can become unbearable, leading to suicide. The high rate of suicide deaths among men in Canada underscores the urgent need for resources that support men’s mental health. HeadsUpGuys was developed to support men in a way that honours their needs and strengths while promoting growth and change. HeadsUpGuys is a straightforward, action-orientated online tool that reframes depression as a common health issue among men, while offering practical suggestions for developing health-supporting habits. By providing tips, tools, information about professional services, and stories of success, HeadsUpGuys offers a practical approach to better mental health that men and their loved ones will find useful, and even life-saving.

Dr. John Ogrodniczuk is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the UBC Psychotherapy Program, one of the largest medically-based psychotherapy training programs in North America. His research program focuses on a variety of psychotherapies and patient populations, with a particular focus on personality disorders and men’s mental health. He is Past-President of the North American chapter of the International Society for Psychotherapy Research, and Founder of HeadsUpGuys, a leading global resource for supporting men with depression. Dr. Ogrodniczuk also maintains a private psychotherapy practice.

April 7, 2021 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
In Session: Talks on Counselling Psychology

Mair Cayley, rPsych| Diverse Relationship Structures: Relationship Counselling and LGBTQ2S+ Identities

Mair is a registered psychologist providing therapy and supervision in their private practice. Mair specializes in working with queer, gender-diverse, and non-traditional populations with regard to gender, sexuality, and relationship structures. Mair also focuses on working with people who have experienced various types of trauma, using a somatic and neurobiologically-informed lens.

In Session talks are generously funded by the UBC Graduate Student Society.

March 11, 2021 | 7:30 – 8:30 PM
In Session: Talks on Counselling Psychology

Emma Carlson, RCC | Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Emma Carlson (she/her) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who specializes in youth suicide intervention and prevention. She has a B.Sc Hons in Behavioural Neuroscience from SFU and a Master’s of Arts in Counselling Psychology from UBC. Emma has almost a decade of experience in suicide prevention work, and currently works for a non-profit organization, helping young people manage ongoing suicidality, self-harm, and other risky behaviours. Additionally, in her private practice, she works with high performers (athletes, academics, and creatives) to help them achieve their goals and live their lives in a way that is balanced and sustainable. Emma aligns her theoretical orientation towards Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and values its multifaceted and intuitive approach to working with folx who experience emotion dysregulation (whether under- or over-regulated). She has both trained and been supervised in DBT, and employs its teachings and techniques in almost every area of her work. Emma is committed to the continued discourse around suicide prevention work, and using evidence-based treatment to assist the folx she works with in crafting a life that feels worth living, and enjoying.

In Session talks are generously funded by the UBC Graduate Student Society.

February 10, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
In Session: Talks on Counselling Psychology

Tricia-Kay Williams, RCC |How does Family System Theory Relate to Life Transitions?

Tricia-Kay Williams is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, she has a BA degree in Psychology from York University in Toronto O.N. and a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler University in Vancouver B.C. Tricia has 4 years of experience counselling individuals, couples, and families. She is also an active community and social services professional who worked for some years as a Residential Youth Worker and is currently, working for a registered charity as a Co-Parenting Family Law Counsellor. Tricia is the proud owner of Metamorphose Counselling, a clinical practice that specializes in life transitions. Tricia is also a presenter and show host who recently started a Youtube Channel – Meta Transitions, where she interviews individuals who share stories of transition as a way to normalize these experiences and to spread hope about mental health support.

In Session talks are generously funded by the UBC Graduate Student Society

January 21, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM |David Segal, RCC, CSTP|Nature-based therapy: An introduction to the possibilities of partnering with nature for both people and planet

Hi everyone, I have been involved in facilitating outdoor group processes since I was a young teenager thrown into guiding canoe trips for youth in Algonquin Park north of Toronto. The transformative power of being attuned to the rhythms of nature, dropping into my senses, and being a part of a supportive and accepting group had and continues to be a central part of my practice as a clinical counsellor in Victoria BC. I spent my undergraduate studying psychology and environmental studies and followed that with a MA in Child and Youth Care, specializing in Nature and Adventure Therapy. My learning journey as a registered clinical counsellor offering nature-based therapy has included numerous teachers, from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, and includes many more than human ones. My current focus is on how an understanding of ancient wisdom, neuroscience, nature connection, and somatic practices can help to facilitate transformative experiences at the individual, interpersonal, and collective levels. We certainly are living in times of radical change where nature connection work is needed more than ever! I am really looking forward to meeting you all. ~Dave

In Session talks are generously funded by the UBC Graduate Student Society

December 16, 2020 | 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Ask Away: Preparing for Your Masters’ Practicum

Join us for our Zoom Practicum Panel! Attendees will be able to learn about all things practicum. Get answers to your questions about the application process, choosing the right site, tracking hours, working with supervisors, and more. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of students who are currently in practicum or have recently completed their practicums successfully. This event is free for all CPSA members.

In Session talks are generously funded by the UBC Graduate Student Society

November 17, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Erin Davidson, RCC | Specializing in Sex Therapy

Erin Davidson (pronouns: she/her), MA, RCC, is a writer and Registered Clinical Counselor specializing in sex therapy and relationship counselling. She works with clients of all genders, sexual orientations, and relationship dynamics to bring more compassion and joy to their connection with their sexuality, their relationships, and themselves. Her first book Thriving in Non-Monogamy: An Ethical Slut’s Guide to Overcoming Jealousy, Enjoying Sex, and Honoring Yourself will be released October 13, 2020. You can read more of her writing and connect with her on Instagram @erin.e.davidson and her website: www.erinedavidson.com.

In Session talks are generously funded by the UBC Graduate Student Society

October 27, 2020 | 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Meredith MacKenzie, RCC | Intervention Techniques for Eating Disorders

Meredith MacKenzie holds a Master of Arts degree and is a current Ph.D. Candidate of UBC’s Counselling Psychology program. She’s benefited from diverse training and career opportunities, working across community, tertiary and private practice settings. Meredith practices as a generalist, working with both child and youth and adult populations. Eating disorders treatment is an area of passion for Meredith, and the focus of her graduate research. She brings experience from both the Fraser Health Authority (adult) and Child and Youth Mental Health eating disorder treatment programs and continues to work with clients with eating disorders in her private practice, Parallel Wellness. She’s more recently begun creating multimedia resources on eating disorders, accessible via YouTube.

In Session talks are generously funded by the UBC Graduate Student Society

September 30, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Mark Antczak, RCC | Working with Anxiety Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention

Mark completed his M.A. in Counselling Psychology (2019) and his B.A. in Psychology (2015) at the University of British Columbia. He is the first registered clinical counsellor to work at the Vancouver CBT Centre, and specializes in providing CBT to adults with anxiety spectrum disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxiety, phobias, and sleep disorders. He is also Anxiety Canada’s in-house Registered Clinical Counsellor and Clinical Educator. Mark is committed to bringing evidence based treatment to those suffering from anxiety and increasing accessibility to mental health resources for individuals who may otherwise face barriers and restrictions.

In Session talks are generously funded by the UBC Graduate Student Society.