CGPA is  pleased to offer a series of professional development webinars aimed at increasing your skills.  We schedule them on a Sunday evening and will be using a new platform that will allow us to record them so that you can enjoy them at your leisure.  Watch this page for details on the topics and speakers and how to register.

Make the most of this membership benefit!

Please register at the latest by noon of the Friday before the Sunday seminar


April 28 – 8 – 9 pm Eastern Standard Time

Dr. Kasra Khorasani
Dr. Kasra Khorasani

Topic title:LEGO® Group Therapy, for psychiatric inpatient setting

Session Objectives:

  1. Describe the goals of LEGO® Group Therapy
  2. Describe the stages of LEGO® Group Therapy
  3. List the group therapeutic factors relevant to LEGO® Group Therapy

May 26 – 8 – 9 pm Eastern Standard Time

Dawn McBride
Dawn McBride

Topic title: Mistakes group therapists make in writing session notes

Session Objectives:

  1. Identify 3 mistakes group therapists make in their session notes that contradict the purpose of session  notes.
  2. Examine a template for completing succinct group session/contact notes (…in less than 4 minutes!)
  3. Participate in discussions around the ethical and clinical challenges associated with writing session notes.

June 23 – 8-9pm Eastern Standard Time

Ashok Krishnamurthy
Leslie Molnar

Topic Title: Working in the area of addiction treatment in the group format”  

Session Objectives:

  1. Understanding the benefits of group work for clients in addiction care
  2. Identify the methods used in addiction group work
  3. Learn about the challenges that clients and facilitators face in addiction work and learn how to mitigate the challenges

July 21 – 8 – 9 pm Eastern Standard TimeRegister Now

Karen Shin

Topic Title: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis:  Offering Psychotherapy to All Populations and Increasing Access Through Group Therapy

Session Objectives:

  1. Review the key concepts of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and how they apply to treating psychosis
  2. Learn basic technique used in CBT for delusions and voices
  3. Understand how CBT for psychosis is adapted into group format