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Annual Mandatory Training

The mandatory Ethics, Standards and Guidelines Training session can be found HERE.

NBASW Professional Development Fund

The NBASW Professional Development Fund is awarded annually to NBASW members who present a webinar training opportunity for provincial social worker(s) in their area of knowledge, expertise and/or practice. Click here to find out more about the NBASW Professional Development Fund, including how to apply.

Additional Continuing Education Opportunities

The following are organizations that offer ongoing continuing education opportunities. Please click the links below to see what they have to offer.

- Société Santé en français (French link) 
- Conférences Connexion (French Link)
Porte-Voix: Formations en santé mentale (French Link)
- Wilfrid Laurier University
- University of Toronto - Institute for Life Course and Aging
- Canadian Association of Social Workers
- Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI)

- ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership 
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction 
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 


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Upcoming Events

  • Navigating Grief: Interventions for Individuals Experiencing Racism and Oppression

    Fri, Apr. 26, 2024 1:00pm — 1:30pm

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    Racial trauma and the experiences of systemic oppression have a significant impact on individuals and communities. Migration is a compounded factor, which can separate individuals from their natural processes, communities, culture, and identities. Grief is intertwined with racial trauma in unique ways that can impact healing and heighten experiences of racialized trauma. Join Nicole Perryman to discuss key themes in grief and loss within communities who experience racialized trauma, identify how to assess and understand the impacts of grief, and explore culturally-informed interventions that can help individuals process grief in a healthy way.
  • Navigating Uncomfortable Realities: Social Work Placemaking in Corporate and Government Institutions

    Wed, May. 1, 2024 1:00pm — 1:30pm

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    In today's ever-changing landscape, social workers are tasked with the unique challenge of creating a sense of belonging and purpose in often uncomfortable environments. Join Candies Kotchapaw to delve into the art of placemaking within corporate and government institutions, demonstrating how social workers can carve out their own niche and confidently showcase their value proposition. Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities within corporate and government institutions where social work is practiced, and leave with a renewed sense of purpose, inspiration, and actionable takeaways for creating a positive impact in the field of social work, even in the most uncomfortable environments.

    This Webinar is FREE for everyone.
  • CAPT: Introduction to Play Therapy

    Mon, May. 6, 2024 All Day

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  • CAPT: Play Therapy History, Models and Process

    May. 7 — 8, 2024 All Day

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  • CACBT-ACTCC Conference

    May. 9 — 11, 2024 All Day

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    CACBT-ACTCC is a national not-for-profit organization, the mission of which is to promote the advancement and dissemination of CBT across Canada.

    The annual conference generally attracts over 300 mental health practitioners and researchers from across Canada. This year, all presentations will be in-person and streamed live, and our in-person poster session will include a timeslot dedicated to online attendees who can access the posters and communicate with presenters via our conference platform.

    This year’s conference theme is Addressing the Needs of a Changing World. Cognitive-behavioural therapy and the CACBT-ACTCC have an important role to play in tackling the growth in mood, anxiety, and substance abuse difficulties, post-covid negative impacts on the family and healthcare workers, climate anxiety, and supporting reconciliation and inclusive, culturally sensitive, and effective psychological treatments.

    REGISTER TODAY (Early bird conference and hotel rates until April 12, 2024):
  • Assessment & Treatment Planning in a Play Therapy Context

    Fri, May. 10, 2024 All Day

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  • CAPT: Family Play Therapy

    May. 13 — Apr. 13, 2024 All Day

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  • 16 hour CBT for Anxiety Course Presented by: Darcy Corey, MSW, RSW; Certified CBT Therapist

    May. 16 — Jun. 6, 2024 12:30pm — 4:40pm

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    Course Description:
    Increase your competency in CBT with this 16-hour interactive training course; paced over 4 weeks for enhanced learning integration. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is considered the gold-standard treatment for anxiety disorders. Clients can suffer greatly with anxiety symptoms, finding their worlds getting smaller and their functioning significantly reduced. Learn evidence-based cognitive and behavioral interventions you can use with clients in a targeted way. Participants will receive a thorough overview of CBT for common anxiety disorders including: Specific Phobias, Social Phobia, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Through the use of relevant case studies along with practice opportunities, you will learn how to apply CBT strategies to your own clients.

    You will learn about:
    -Normal Anxiety vs. Anxiety Disorder
    -Overview and Assessment of Anxiety-Related Disorders According to DSM-5
    -The Cognitive Model of Anxiety Disorders
    -How Anxiety is Developed and Maintained
    -Common Thought Patterns in Anxiety
    -Treatment Rationale
    -Collaboratively Setting Treatment Goals
    -Structuring Therapy Sessions
    -Exposure Therapy: In vivo and Imaginal, Principals, How to Make an Exposure Plan
    -Safety Behaviors & Thoughts
    -Triggers and Variables
    -Thought Records (challenging and responding to unhelpful thoughts and beliefs)
    -Socratic Dialogue
    -Behavioral Experiments
    -Problem Solving
    -Relaxation Skills
    You will receive useful handouts that can be used in your practice, along with treatment outlines. This training is geared to working with adults.

    This workshop is appropriate for mental healthcare professionals and students from disciplines including: Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work, Counselling Licensed Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Nursing.
    Moderate familiarity with CBT is an asset, but not a requirement.

    Darcy Corey is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Master in Social Work degree. With 20+ years of clinical experience, she has worked primarily in community health care settings providing individual and group therapy to people living with mental health and addiction concerns.
    Training and education are close to Darcy's heart. She has taught at St. Thomas University for the Bachelor of Social Work program. She has developed and delivered CBT training to hundreds of front-line staff within Horizon Addiction and Mental Health. These training's consisted of CBT Essentials, CBT for Depression, CBT for Anxiety, and Brief CBT.
    Darcy currently has a thriving full-time private practice where she specializes in treating anxiety disorders. She also offers professional development to other therapists looking to enhance their competency in CBT.

    Rates: $489 regular rate; $429 student rate

    Dates: May 16th, May 23rd, May 30th, June 6th
    Times: 12:30pm-4:30pm
    Totaling 16 hours of professional training

    Registration and Payment: On-line at or by calling

    Cancellation Policy: A refund of 50% of the registration fee will be provided if you cancel your spot 72 hours or sooner before the training. If less than 72 hours is provided a refund cannot be provided.
  • New Brunswick Eating Disorders Summit:

    Fri, May. 31, 2024 9:00am — 4:30pm

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    Join us for a day of knowledge sharing and mobilization!
    This event will include talks by researchers, healthcare leaders, and people with lived
    experience. Stakeholders from across New Brunswick and beyond will come together to
    answer the question: how can we improve access to evidence-based eating disorders
    treatment across the province?
    Cost: $54.48/ticket (includes lunch and refreshments)

    Learn more and register here: