Here you can find out about community and university-related counselling psychology events. Please note that the events shared on the announcements section are independent of the CPSA.

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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

October 8 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Reciprocal Impact: Indigenous Reconciliation and Trauma-Informed Counselling

Natasha Wawrykow, Psychology, University of Victoria
Christine Chee, Psychologist, Albuquerque Veterans Center
Learn more and sign-up here »

October 14 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM
CNPS Information Sessions
Chaired by Admissions Chair, Dr. Dan Cox
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October 21 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Debiasing Your Workplace
Rachael Sullivan, PhD and Greg Lockwood identify different types of bias and how they contribute to systemic barriers.
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October 21 | 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Black Artistic Expressions in BC: Tonye Aganaba
Event centred on joy and resilience, fun, and activism that bears witness to what it means to be Black in BC .
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October 29 | 12:30 – 2:00 PM
Environmental adversity and suicidal behaviors in adult men and preadolescent girls with ADHD: Implications for prevention
Dr. Ted Beauchaine, Ohio State University
More info here »

Past Professional Development Opportunities

Navigating Gendered and Racialized Encounters in STEM and its Effects on Women of Colour Mental Health and Career Development

Thursday, October 1, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (PDT) – Zoom link below

This virtual presentation by Dr. Kerrie Wilkins-Yel, Ph.D. is being hosted by the UBC Counselling Psychology program.

Women of color remain significantly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In fact, women of color comprised only 8% of all science and engineering doctoral degrees awarded in 2016 (NSF, 2019). This continued underrepresentation has largely been attributed to working in STEM environments rife with systemic injustices (e.g., gendered racism). This presentation will center the voices of graduate women of color in STEM – women who identify as Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, and Multiracial – and shed light on the psychological implications of navigating marginalizing STEM environments. It will also discuss: 1) the results of the newly developed STEM-Gendered Racial Microaggressions Scale, a tool to assess the frequency and toll of racialized and gendered encounters in STEM; and 2) offer actionable steps faculty can implement to address marginalization in STEM and in turn support students’ mental health and career development.
Meeting ID= 278 285 4272. Password: 214242

BC Psychological Association Online Workshop

The BC Psychological Association is hosting an online workshop titled “Considering Private Practice? You Don’t Need a Ph.D. to Run a Business” on Friday, September 18th at 6:00 PM. Please visit their website here for more information.