THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPISTS, AND OTHER MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIANS PRACTICING REGULATED PSYCHOTHERAPY.
Although registration as a Psychologist or Psychological Associate was the first step in demonstrating the integration of your knowledge, values, and skills within an ethical and legal framework, the continuation of your professional competence involves a dynamic and lifelong process of self-directed learning in a rapidly changing environment. In this workshop, attendees are introduced to a self-directed assessment and educational strategy (Competency-based Continuing Professional Development, Cb-CPD) as a strategic means to promote progression from competence to excellence in practice. With guidance from the facilitator, attendees apply the Cb-CPD model to self-assess use of a scientific approach in current clinical work, to identify areas of practice that may benefit from enhanced integration of scientific approaches, and to create a plan to investigate and implement any practice-related changes. The competency framework draws upon Roldolfa et al.’s “Cube Model” (2005), APA’s Workgroup on Scientific Foundations of Practice on “scientific mindedness” (Bieschke et al., 2004), and professional and regulatory standards of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the ASPPB. Learning modalities include didactic teaching, individualized self-assessment, small-group activities and an opportunity to engage with other professionals in a supported collegial environment. After learning and applying the strategy, attendees can readily translate and use the process to enhance their other domains of competency (e.g., assessment, intervention, cultural diversity).
Workshop attendance is limited to registered Psychologists and Psychological Associates, as well as Psychologists in Supervised Practice who are in clinical practice. By the end of the day, participants will have had an opportunity to:
- deepen their reflection about the scientific basis of their clinical practice
- engage in self-assessment on the use of science in each of the ten domains of practice
- identify which areas of practice require additional steps in integrating science into practice and create a plan and priority list for these enhancements
- identify areas of client engagement where your scientific basis can be communicated to them
A coursepack is required for the workshop and available via CPSI.
Workshop: Strengthening Professionalism in Psychotherapy Practice
Locations: Details about workshop location, as well as venue directions and parking, will be provided in the email confirmation of registration. Info about Glendon Campus in Toronto (York University): http://www.glendon.yorku.ca/
Refreshments: Food and beverages are available throughout the day at the Glendon campus cafeteria. A 75-minute lunch break is scheduled at noon. For more info: https://yorkuglendon.campusdish.com/Locations/GlendonMarche.aspx
Need Overnight Accommodation? Inquire via phone or email for suggestions.
Workshop Cancellation Policy: Cancellations more than 21 days prior to the workshop will receive a full refund less a $80.00 administration fee. Cancellations received September 9, 2017 or later will receive a 50% refund, or a colleague may attend in your place at no extra cost. Please notify us in advance of the name of the person attending.