2019 OPA Annual Conference

Greetings Members,

Thank you to all our wonderful speakers, attendees, volunteers, award winners, students and sponsors this year for a truly successful Conference this year!!

Congratulations Award Winners!!

Dr. Jonathan Douglas: Award of Merit 2019

Dr. Mirisse Foroughe: Dr. Harvey Brooker Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching 2019

Mr. Robert Roopa: Dr. Ruth Berman Award 2019

Aliaksei Urusov: Student Poster Award 2019


For those who couldn't attend the conference, make sure to check us out on social media and retweet us! https://twitter.com/ONPsych


This Conference was held on November 15 and 16th at the Toronto Reference Library, located at 789 Yonge St, Toronto.



The Conference Program is here for you to download!! Click Here


Our Keynote speaker this year was Mikel Pearce: Cybersecurity and Maintaining PHIPA Standards. Thank you to Mr. Pearce for an engaging speech this year! Click here for a copy of his presentation.



Scheduled Workshops included:

15 November Friday 2 -4:30  
1. Sports and Performance Psychology in Practice
    Dr. Kate Hays
2. A Geek's Guide to Legal Assessment and Expert Testimony
    Dr. Brian Levitt
3. Learning ACT from the Inside Out - An Experiential Workshop
    Dr. Sheri Turrell
Click here to view her presentation
4. Couples Therapy in the Context of Childhood Trauma (EFT and  RLT approaches)
    Dr. Tessa Colthoff

16 November Saturday 9-11:30
5. Engaging and Supporting Caregivers in the Mental Health Care of their Child
     Dr. Paulo Pires
6. Challenges in the Psychological Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
     Dr. Karen Rowa
 Supervision of Registered Healthcare Providers:  presentation of draft OPA guidelines
     Dr. Jonathan Douglas and Lara Sigurdson

8. Ethical Decision Making:  Adult Clients, Duty to Report and (Risk of) Child Sexual Abuse
     Dr. Ainslie Heasman

16 November  Saturday 2-4:30  
9. Novel Directions in PTSD Research
     Dr. Margaret McKinnon
10. Assessment and Treatment of Autism
     Ms. Nancy Marchese, Dr, Nancy Freeman, Dr Caroline Roncadin, Dr Irene Drmic
11. Update on WSIB
     Dr. Jason Ramsay & WSIB Presenters: Teresa Sinclair, Jessie Farran and Gillian Nicholl

12. Motivational Interviewing
     Dr. Michael Coons


Please contact the OPA office if you are interested in sponsoring the 2020 Conference next year: [email protected]

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