PD Calendar

A main objective of the Manitoba Association of School Psychologists (MASP) is to encourage and provide for professional growth and continuing education among members of the Association. Professional development, called PD or Pro-D in other settings, is a critical component to maintaining and enhancing our competencies as School Psychologists. Below you will find a listing of school related professional development opportunities in Manitoba. You can search for growth ideas by category, location, or date.

You can submit a calendar listing by clicking here. The professional development events must be occurring in Manitoba.

Depression – Practical Intervention Strategies @ Best Western Plus Airport
Mar 21 all day

This event is also available as an Online Live Stream. Please see the below link for more information:


Depression is one of the most commonly experienced mental health concerns. The symptoms can become overwhelming, self-perpetuating, and lead to feelings of helplessness. Helpers may feel unsure of where to begin when supporting those who frequently feel depleted, helpless, and ashamed of their struggles. This workshop explores a holistic understanding of the causes, impact, and treatment of depression. A strengths-based approach is explored that considers the whole person, separate from the problem. Participants will learn practical skills for building motivation and setting realistic goals for supporting those living with depression.

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • Understanding the Nature of Depression
  • Causes and Influences of Depression
  • Concepts and Strategies for Intervention
  • Working to Build Awareness
  • The Importance of Routine
  • Exploring Strengths and Resources
  • Changing Patterns of Thinking Influenced by Depression
  • Investigating and Highlighting Successes
  • Habit Practice and Contrasting (Old Way, New Way)
  • The Recovery Process from Depression

Target Audience

This is an intermediate level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone working with those who struggle with depression.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, experiential practice, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the holistic effects of depression
  • Use key questions to assess the impact of depression and to engage in supportive conversation
  • List key internal and external factors that contribute to the experience of a depressed person
  • Describe healthy dynamics and boundaries in the helper-client relationship
EMDR Basic Training @ Peace of Mind Therapy and Consultation
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm

Training Dates:
Part 1:
May 2 (evening 6:00pm-9:00pm), and full days for May 3, 4, & 5 (8:30am-5:00pm)

Part 2:
June 6 (consultation 6:00pm-9:00pm) and full days for June 7, 8, & 9 (8:30am-5:00pm)

Part 3:
October 25 & 26 (8:30am-5:00pm)

EMDR Basic Training Introduction
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based, powerful, and integrative therapy for treating symptoms stemming from stress and traumatic experiences. EMDR therapy has helped clients recover from traumas such as accidents, assaults, abuse, war, and disasters around the world. EDMR is also used to treat symptoms stemming from negative and stressful life events that manifest as anxiety, depressed mood, phobias, relationship and attachment issues, low self-esteem (e.g., with cognitions such as I’m not worthy/important, I don’t deserve love), eating disorders, extended grief, and other symptoms. EMDR therapy allows clients to process events that have become “stuck in time” and lead to symptoms in the “here and now” (i.e., the present). Symptoms that clients experience now are often the result of past experiences that have not been adequately processed and integrated in the brain. During this training you will learn to safely and effectively “unstick” distressing memories to allow for adaptive information processing to resume so that clients no longer relive the images, sensory and somatic experiences, emotions, and negative self-beliefs associated with the memory so that clients are better able to function and cope in the present.

Training Details:
The Winnipeg EMDR Centre offers EMDR Basic Training in three parts with 69.5 hours of training (60 hours is typical for most other basic training programs). EMDR Basic Training can be overwhelming in two parts, which is why we have separated it into three parts. This allows for more learning to take place over an extended period of time. In addition, training is based on the most recent edition of Francine Shapiro’s book, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Third Edition: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures.

Part 1
will provide you with a solid foundation in EMDR therapy through instruction and practicum experiences for work with children/adolescents and adults. Theory, research, the 8-phase protocol, 3-pronged approace, and practical skills for the standard protocol will be covered in Part 1.

• 12.70 hours of instruction (1 evening and 3 days)
• 10.75 hours of practicum

Part 2
builds on the foundation, providing advanced instruction on treating complex pathology (e.g., complex trauma and dissociation) using the EMDR 8-phase framework as well as protocols for working with single traumatic events, recent traumatic events, and anxiety.

• 10.2 hour of instruction (3 days)
• 10.5 hours of practicum
• 3 hours of group consultation (1 evening)

Part 3
will occur approximately 3 months following Part 2 to allow for sufficient practice before learning advanced applications of EMDR for special populations (e.g., phobias, complicated grief, illness and pain conditions, and addictions).

• 9.6 hours of instruction (2 days)
• Over 6 hours of practicum
• 2 hours of group consultation

Group consultation will be provided by an EMDRIA Approved Consultant or Consultant-in-Training and is included in basic training. There is a total of 10 consultation hours provided, with 5 hours in person at trainings, and 5 hours in between trainings.

• 5 hours will be scheduled in between Part 1 and 2, and in between Part 2 and 3 to assist with your transition to using this effective therapy and incorporating it in your current practice. This will occur either by tele- or e-conference or in person and scheduled at trainings
• 2.5 hours after Part 1
• 2.5 after Part 2

• 5 hours of group consultation has been added to Part 2 and 3 trainings

• Consultation is for the purpose of growth as an EMDR therapist. These hours are required to obtain a certificate for EMDR Basic Training