Pre-Congress Workshops and Events

Pre-Congress workshops will be held on Sunday June 24th and Monday June 25th, 2018 at the Palais de congress de Montreal.

Use the link in the Workshop descriptions below to get to the Pre-Congress Workshop Registration pages. For Conference Registration, please go to the Registration page.

Pre-Congress Workshops for Continuing Education Credits

Pre-Congress Events


If you've registered for a Pre-Congress Workshop or Event, use the following link to book your Accomodations to get the preferred rate.

Official congress hotels will not accept ICAP 2018 special rate reservations directly. All reservations must be made on-line through the secure registration website to receive the congress rates. Please do not contact the hotels directly. You can find out more about available hotels on the Accomodations page.

Registration Fees for ICPA 2018 Pre-Congress Workshops

Note that all prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD)

Delegate categories will be as per the World Bank Economic Categories:

    Category A = Higher-income economies (GNI per capita: $12,236 or more)
    Category B = Upper-middle-income economies (GNI per capita: $3,956 to $12,235)
    Category C = Lower-middle-income economies (GNI per capita: $1,006 to $3,955), AND Low-income economies (GNI per capita: $1,005 or less)


Click here to see Registration Fees for all categories.
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FULL DAY Early Bird Rate Regular Rate
Until April 30, 2018 May 1 – June 25, 2018
CPA/IAAP Member $295 $345
Non-Member $350 $425
Student Affiliate $195 $230
1/2 DAY Early Bird Rate Regular Rate
  Until April 30, 2018 May 1 – June 25, 2018
CPA/IAAP Member $150 $195
Non-Member $225 $275
Student Affiliate $100 $125

#1 Treating Simple and Complex Anxiety-Related Disorders with Virtual Reality: Evidence for Best Practices (In English)

June 24, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Presented by: Stéphane Bouchard

Workshop Description: Virtual reality (VR) possesses significant assets for the treatment of anxiety disorders (as they were defined in DSM-IV) and can lead to reliable changes in behaviors for people suffering from phobias, panic, social anxiety, GAD, OCD and PTSD. This powerful technology offers more control over exposure stimuli, is less intimidating… Read More

#1 Traiter à l'Aide de la Réalité Virtuelle les Troubles Simples et Complexes Liés à l'Anxiété : Évidences Pour les Meilleures Pratiques (En Français)

le 25 juin, 8h30 à 12h00

Presented by: Stéphane Bouchard

Workshop Description: La réalité virtuelle (RV) offre d’importants avantages pour le traitement les troubles d’anxiété (tels qu’ils étaient définis avant le DSM-5) et peut mener à des améliorations réelles et significatives des phobies, du trouble panique, de l’anxiété sociale, du TAG, du TOC et du TSPT. Cette technologie permet plus de contrôle… En lire plus

#2 Therapy with People Who Are Suicidal: Critical Issues (In English)

June 24, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Presented by: Brigitte Lavoie

Workshop Description: Most people who have died by suicide had consulted a health professional in the months preceding their death and the majority of people who die by suicide suffer from a mental health problem. Considering the characteristics of the clients they see, psychologists must be equipped to help people who are… Read More

#2 Le Suivi des Personnes Suiciaires : Enjeux Incontournables (En Français)

le 25 juin, 9h00 à 16h30

Presented by: Brigitte Lavoie

Workshop Description: La majorité des personnes décédées par suicide avaient consulté un professionnel de la santé dans les mois qui ont précédé leur décès. La majorité des personnes décédées par suicide souffraient d’un problème de santé mentale. Compte tenu des caractéristiques de la clientèle qu’ils côtoient, les psychologues auront à accompagner… En lire plus

#3 A Deeper Look into Programme Evaluation and Quality Improvement: Why Programme Evaluation and Quality Improvement Matter to the Vitality and Success of your Programmes and Internships

June 25, 2018, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Presented by: Susan Farrell, Ian R. Nicholson, Ada Sinacore, Stewart Madon

Workshop Description: This half-day workshop is focused on adaptation to the ever changing landscape of programme viability in a fiscally tight and competitive climate. Accountability, and thereby success, requires consideration of three key areas: (1) Demonstration of meaningful programme outcomes, (2) Awareness of success by all levels of leadership… Read More

#4 Advanced Skills in Mindfulness-based Interventions: Navigating the Ethics in and of Mindfulness

June 25, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Presented by: Lynette Monteiro, Frank Musten

Workshop Description: In Buddhist teachings, suffering arises through avoidance of painful experiences and because of incongruences between stated and lived values. While secular mindfulness approaches focus on the experiential process to reduce suffering, practicing values-congruent actions is also necessary to cultivate healthy relationships with self and others. This workshop examines clinical implications… Read More

#5 Cultivating Mindfulness: Foundational Practices for Psychotherapy

June 24, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Presented by: Lynette Monteiro, Melissa Tiessen

Workshop Description: This workshop focuses on the development of therapeutic skills for mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) as developed in Mindfulness-Based Symptom Management (MBSM). The foundational concepts of mindfulness - body, emotions, sensations, and thinking - will be explored as an integrated model of intervention. The three elements of mindfulness interventions – distress tolerance, over-identification… Read more

#6 Demystifying Knowledge Mobilization: Creating a Plan, Creating Change

June 24, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Presented by: Travis Sztainert, Jess Voll

Workshop Description: The call to disseminate knowledge from basic research to those who can use that knowledge to make change began in the 1950’s. Decades later, however, most knowledge creators (e.g., researchers, academics, clinicians) have only a vague understanding of why and how they can move their findings to a more… Read More

#7 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

June 25, 2018, 8:30 pm – 12:00 pm

Presented by: Noah Lazar, Eilenna Denisoff, Melina Ovanessian

Workshop Description: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a highly efficacious treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), which focuses on modifying thoughts, behaviours and beliefs related to worry and anxiety. CBT for GAD is often a more complex treatment due to the probabilistic-nature and pervasiveness of worry. In this workshop, we will focus… Read More

#8 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

June 25, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Presented by: Eilenna Denisoff, Noah Lazar

Workshop Description: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a first-line and gold-standard treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). CBT treatment for OCD is highly behavioural, focusing on exposing clients to obsessive thoughts, while modifying and eliminating their compulsive behaviours. In this workshop, we will focus on CBT conceptualizations for multiple presentations of OCD… Read More

#9 From the Military to the Health Care Frontline: Can National Defense’s Resiliency Model Help Health Care Providers Delivering Medical Assistance in Dying?

June 24, 2018, 8:30 pm – 12:30 pm

Presented by: Kerri Ritchie, Caroline Gérin-Lajoie, Mike Kekewich

Workshop Description: As the rapid rate of change in the health care landscape continues, it has become of paramount importance to support staff so that they can adapt while providing patient care. There is increasing recognition that health care organizations should play a larger role in supporting and sustaining the health and… Read More

#10 Perfectionism: A Dynamic-Relational Approach to Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment

June 24, 2018, 9:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Presented by: Paul Hewitt, Samuel Mikail

Workshop Description: This workshop provides extensive coverage of our dynamic-relational conceptualization, assessment, and treatment for perfectionism, a maladaptive personality style that increases an individual’s vulnerability to various forms of maladjustment, including: mood, anxiety, personality, and eating disorders; marital distress; suicide behaviour; and physical health, relationship, and achievement problems. Based on our extensive… Read More

#11 Between Temperament and Mental Disorders: Assessing the Continuum

June 25, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Presented by: Irina Trofimova, William Sulis

Workshop Description: Temperament and mental illnesses are considered to be varying degrees of the same continuum of imbalance in the neurochemical regulation of behavior. This intermediate workshop presents a condensed and comprehensive review of the main models of temperament and their convergence with findings in psychophysiology and psychopathology. Participants will learn a… Read More

#12 Integrating 'Stories' and 'Scores' to Facilitate Life- and Career Construction Counselling to Individuals and in Group-Based Contexts

June 25, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Presented by: Jacobus Maree

Workshop Description: The rapidly changing career situation requires career counsellors to note changes in the world of work and to adapt their discipline to embrace change. It is the task of career counsellors to help clients deal with repeated career-related transitions. A rethink of theoretical and conceptual frameworks for interpreting career-related… Read More

#13 Inter-Professional Collaboration in Sport Psychology: Achieving Synergy Between Clinical Psychologists and Mental Performance Consultants

June 24, 2018, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Presented by: Shaunna Taylor, Daphné Laurin-Landry, Heidi Malo

Workshop Description: Psychological intervention is increasingly showcased in Olympic Games media coverage, from Rio 2016 to Pyeongchang 2018. Yet a majority of sport psychology consultants in Canada are mental performance consultants rather than licensed psychology clinicians (Salmela, 1981; Woolway & Harwood, 2015). The first have a background in Kinesiology and/or in Sport… Read More

Preaching to the Choir: An International LGBTQ Psychology Pre-Conference

Two Days (9:00 – 17:00, June 24-25)

Presented by: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Section

Workshop Description: We invite you to "Preach to the Choir" of International LGBTQ Psychology researchers. What do you want to share with others in the field of LGBTQ Psychology? What methods, research questions, samples, and findings are important for moving the field forward and ensuring that our research collectively remains on the cutting edge? Where will the field be in 5, 10, 20 years? What can be learned from the history of this new field? Read More



American Psychological Association Approved

The Canadian Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Canadian Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.




European Federation of Psychologists' Associations Approved

The pre-congress and in-congress professional development workshops that will be offered during ICAP2018 are valid for CPD purposes for European psychologists seeking to renew their EuroPsy certificate. EFPA acknowledges that its Member Associations (MAs) have different CPD systems. Therefore, EuroPsy registered European psychologists are encouraged to contact their respective MA’s office for assistance in recording this activity and receiving credit.



Canadian Psychological Association

The Canadian Psychological Association is approved to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Canadian Psychological Association maintains responsibility for the program.