Events of Interest for Department Members

 WBCPS Symposium: Orphans of the Real – Revisited: Transformational Processes in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Dr. Joseph Newirth, PhD

The quarterly scientific meeting of the Western Branch of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society will be held on November 30, 2019 from 9:30am to 5:30pm at the Arbutus Club in Vancouver BC.

For detailed information on this symposium, click here.

ISAD’s 10th Biennial Conference is in London, UK from November 14 – 16, 2019: Registration Now Open

The 10th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Affective Disorders (ISAD 2019) offers an outstanding scientific programme presented by global experts and specialized in affective disorders.

Join the experts in London, to discuss all aspects of affective disorders under one roof. The Scientific Programme this year will once again take in fundamental, clinical and translational issues in affective disorders to be addressed in a stimulating arena for the discussion of ideas.  Enjoy the posters and oral communications from emerging and early career researchers and be a part of the most dynamic conference in the field.

The full scientific programme with the above detailed content can be found on the conference website.

The ISAD Scientific Committee is looking forward to seeing you in London! Register here.

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Longitudinal Consultation Course 2019-2020

The MBCT Consultation course is a practical, hands-on program designed to provide in-depth skills training in facilitating the MBCT 8-session protocol through a combination of personal practice, inquiry into personal practice, teachbacks and feedback on/processing of teachbacks. The course is designed, in part, as a follow-up to the 5-day MBCT professional training.

If you are interested in this course but are unsure as to whether this course will meet your needs, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Mark Lau at or Dr. Andrea Grabovac at  For addtional details regarding the course, click here.

Last Opportunity to Receive Free Training to Identify and Repair Therapeutic Alliance Tensions

The Psychotherapy Practice Research Network is currently seeking regulated professionals who practice psychotherapy for a CIHR funded study on therapeutic alliance. Please visit and select the study tab for study information, or explore the PPRNet psychotherapy resources and join the network.