Professional Development Opportunities

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This workshop is for Therapists and Counsellors to learn and practice the yoga of partner-assisted contemplation as a format for peer support. The method brings structure, safety, and depth to peer support and can also be used in the context of peer supervision.


During the workshop you will:

Work with peers to release charge, upset or tension and clear stuck or confused areas and become free to relax more into the present moment and deeper contact with another.

Relate with peers in a context where insights, ability gain, and deep therapeutic benefits may be experienced.

Experience the benefit of having space to self reflect and communicate and be fully received without your process being facilitated.


Participants will:

  • Learn the basic dyad structure, the dyad communication cycle, and the rules and guidelines for self-awareness and clearing dyads.
  • Develop more ability to get themselves across in life and relationship without drama or any other substitute for real relating.
  • Experience the dyad as a framework for ethical communication and as a doorway to greater self-awareness.
Dates: The workshop will take place on six consecutive Thursdays beginning on  May 7, 2020, and completing on June 11, 2020. Each session is 2.5 hours and runs from 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm.
Cost:  All 6 sessions (total of 15 hours) is $150 plus GST
For more information: To get the complete info package email [email protected]
To register: eTransfer $157.50 to [email protected] (auto-deposit so no need for a password) or phone me at 604-836-7039 for credit card processing.
Contact Information
Herman Commandeur, MTC



What keeps you from fully opening? What don’t you trust? Do you play safe? What has it cost you?

If you want to explore how trust plays a critical role in the level of satisfaction or dissatisfaction you have with an area of your life, then join us for a day. We will have kindred spirit participants from around the globe all deepening trust in order to live more fully.

Dates: Saturday, May 23 - 8:30 am – 2:30 pm PST
For more information: Please email Karen at [email protected], Oliva at [email protected],  or Wendy at [email protected].
To Register:  Pay by e-transfer, please email Olivia at [email protected]. Pay by credit card or PayPal, email Karen [email protected].
Cost: $185.00 Cdn. + GST (sliding scale to $150 available if necessary)

Participants will be able to:

  • clarify their relationship with trust
  • experience and embody what trust is
  • deepen their level of trust and surrender with their self as the first step to trusting others and the world


This is one powerful workshop. Deepening Surrender is an empowering, experiential online workshop where participants explore trust using highly effective, popular experiential activities such as Constellations, somatic-focused work, dyads, and group work.

Deepening Surrender is a 6-hour workshop using breakthrough Constellation exercises to leave you feeling inspired and with an increased self-awareness of trust and how it impacts the level of fulfillment, we experience in life. Genuine, integrated change requires targeting thinking, feeling, and doing, which we achieve through a balance between experience and understanding. Deepening Surrender is an explorative online adventure that encourages honesty, self-reflection, and curiosity. We provide a safe, non-confrontational, trauma-informed, professionally delivered experience that respects your individual pace.

Technology:  We use online Zoom conferencing approved by the Canadian Personal Information Privacy Act.


Karen Goodfellow MTC, RCS, CFA –Professional Facilitator, Master Therapeutic Counsellor/Supervisor, Professional Visual Artist, Life Purpose Coach

Karen Goodfellow has decades of diverse experience in corporate and personal development, professional facilitation, various therapies (registered craniosacral therapist, Somatic Experiencing Release Work for Trauma, and Transpersonal Counsellor), and a diploma in Creative Visual arts.  In these capacities, she has facilitated over 30,000 clients. As a result of her own process of cultural transformation, she is able to inspire, focus, and ignite workshop participants with heart.

Olivia Nelson – BA, RTC (Registered Therapeutic Counselor), Coach, Workshop Designer & Facilitator, Public Speaker, Actor & Acting Instructor

Olivia has 27 years of experience in working with groups and individuals in the field of personal growth, creativity, leadership, counseling, and acting.  She has designed and lead workshops in a number of countries (Vancouver, US & the UK), written and performed her own work, and is passionate about anything creative. Olivia feels strongly that there is nothing about any of us that cannot be transformed into significant meaning and purpose – “dare to surrender and you will find out!"

Wendy Noel, RTC – Counselling Training Teacher, Group Leader

Wendy is a Teacher of Transpersonal Counselling with Clearmind International and Support Group Leader for those interested in personal development. She worked at the Vancouver Waldorf School (VWS) for four years with a restorative justice program around bullying, learned about non-violent communication, and began teaching classes. In 2010, she left the VWS, and opened up her private counselling practice: The Compassionate Room. She has been an active actor for decades. She feels privileged to be working as a counsellor and facilitator and brings commitment, passion, and a warm accepting heart to her work.

Contact Information:
Karen Goodfellow, MTC, RCS, CFA


This is a workshop for therapeutic counsellors to design a 3-8 hour long workshop with more confidence and competence and is designed for entry-level workshops, support groups, or intro events.  You will leave this workshop with a draft workshop design and Reference Manual.

During this workshop you will:

  • Become familiar with participant-centered workshop design principles and strategies
  • Apply these principles to the design of an entry-level workshop or a support group
  • Exchange feedback with peers and facilitators to improve your design.


Participants should be able to do the following as it relates to entry-level workshop or support group design:

  • Develop outcome-based, participant-centred design based on the context from which your target audience operates
  • Describe and apply the different Learning Styles
  • Describe and apply the facilitator’s roles and responsibilities in Group Development Stage 1
  • Develop clear, succinct, descriptive Learning Outcome Statements
  • Increased positive regard for target audience regardless of learning style, persona, and/or environment
  • Proceed with an increased feeling of competence
Dates:  Monday, June 15, 2020, and Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 8:30 am -1:00 pm or 1:30 pm -6:00 pm
Price: $295.00 (includes GST)
More Information: To get the complete info package please email Karen at [email protected]
Registration: To register eTransfer $295.00 to [email protected] (auto-deposit so no need for a password) or phone Karen at 604-880-2025 for credit card processing
Contact Information
Karen Goodfellow, MTC, RCS, CFA

Join Chew-Nyet Lee and Keet Neville, Master Therapeutic Counsellors in mind-body medicine, as they assist you in your mindful self-discovery process in a monthly guided meditation program.
Practice mindfulness and meditation to discover and learn in a supportive group setting, building a mindful community. Through guided meditation and experiential exercises, discover some of your unconscious beliefs, habits and behaviours that could be blocking you from a fulfilling connection with yourself and others.

When: The Last Thursday of Each Month* from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Dates: Jan 30, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 30, May 28, June 25, Sept 24, Oct 29,
Nov 19 in 2020. (No session in Jul & Aug 2020)
Location: Connect Health Centre
Address: Suite 205 - 2786 W 16th Ave, Vancouver, BC
Cost: $199 + GST Early-Bird rate (by Jan 16, 2020) $225 + GST Regular rate
$35 + GST Drop-In rate

Registration: [email protected]

(*Special note: Nov 19th date is the 3rd week of Nov to accommodate of Nov 26th holiday in the USA) Connect Health reserves the right to cancel or postpone any workshops that do not meet the minimum number of participants required to get the most out of the event or program. Cancellation 14 days prior to the event, we refund 100% of the payment. Cancellation 7 -13 days prior to the event, we refund 50%. Cancellations less than 6 days prior to the event, no refunds will be given but you are welcome to have a friend or family member attend in your absence.


Private Practice Business Program- Special Offer!

Global Alignment Coaching


Statistics show high private practice failure rates for Canadian counsellors/psychotherapists because they simply don't have sufficient business training, tools or know how. Our online business training programs help Counsellors start, upgrade and market their practice by gaining critical business training and essential professional tools. 

Our affordable and convenient programs are unlike any other business program around the globe. Using an industry-specific and systemic approach, we provide 5 business video training modules that also have take away assignments and individual online mentoring sessions. We also have a team of online consultants that can help you create professional and affordable branding, websites, admin tools & processes, financial planning, tax returns, copy and SEO so that you have the necessary professional tools that help you achieve professional results! We help make business EASY so your practice can THRIVE!

HUGE DISCOUNT FOR ACCT MEMBERS (Sept & March 1) Twice a year we offer special GROUP training programs at a huge discount (Value of $1200) which is only available to members of our alliance schools and associations. (not the general public) Participants have the added benefit of also earning Professional Development and/or Supervision hours as well as using the program as a tax deduction. Our programs also have 50% BC Grant funding for eligible counsellors!

To learn more about our self-paced and group online business programs, contact me for a free Skype consult!

Cindi Williams, MA, MTC, MPCC-S, CCP

[email protected]



Professional Development Offers

Online Counselling Fundamentals Training Course

An introductory training course providing information about the delivery and ethical provision of eTherapy services. 

eTherapy Essentials’ Introductory Training course was developed to support counsellors interested in expanding their clinical skills into the online world. It was also created to bridge the gap in missing information about the best practices and ethical provision of online counselling services. This course offers highly researched content to promote the competent and knowledgeable delivery of online counselling services.   

The certificate program is comprised of ten modules covering topics such as the history of eTherapy, current online counselling guidelines, practical and professional ethics, personal and clinical skills required, online counselling methodologies, benefits and challenges, business considerations and more.

The course is valued at 10 Continuing Education Credits. On average this takes approximately ten hours to complete. A Certificate of Completion is provided.

Course Cost - Online (complete at your own pace) - $299 ACCT Members LIMITED TIME OFFER - 50% discount ($149.50). Use Coupon Code ACCT to receive your discount.

For more information and registration visit:


BestMarriages Counselling & Workshop Centre

Would you like to have a toolbox of interventions to give couples, that they love to use? With these proven strategies, help couples in your practice manage conflict and deepen intimacy! Join us for a dynamic experience of interactive live training with Lawrence Stoyanowski and Darren Wilk, master trainers of Level 1,2 & 3 Gottman Clinical Trainings. They are highly endorsed by the Gottman Institute and have trained thousands of clinicians in Canada and all over the world, in all levels of Gottman Certification since 2006. They are among the top 5 Master Trainers in the world.

We are excited to offer all ACCT Members an additional 10% off the already reduced therapist rate. When registering online please use promo code ACCTMEMBER to receive your discount.


Upcoming dates for 2020:

Edmonton - March 30-April 3 2020 Level 1 + 2

Montreal - May 4-8 2020 Level 1 + 2

Calgary - May 25-27 2020 Level 3

We are recognized by the QPC for CE credits

Gottman Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm (2 days)
Gottman Level 2: Assessment, Intervention & Co-Morbidities (3 days)
Gottman Level 3: Practicum Workshop in Gottman Therapy (3 days)

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Crisis & Trauma Resources Institute Inc.- CTRI

(CTRI) is a leading provider of training and consulting services for individuals, schools, communities and organizations affected by or involved in working with issues of crisis and trauma. In addition to the 10% off that participants receive when they register early for a workshop, ACCT members can receive an additional 10% off any of our products and services (excluding member plan) by using the coupon code acctctri at checkout.

ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance- ACHIEVE

ACHIEVE is a leading provider of training and consulting services related to leadership development and workplace performance. In addition to the 10% off that participants receive when they register early for a workshop, ACCT members can receive an additional 10% off any of our products and services (excluding member plan) by using the coupon code acctachieveat checkout.


Leading Edge Seminars Inc.

Leading Edge Seminars Inc. offers ACCT members a 10% discount on their workshops for the human service professional. The topics, speakers and presentation styles are on the “leading edge”, giving you an edge in your work with people. Whether you are a counsellor, therapist, manager, social worker, health care professional, or educator, you will find that there is something for you.


Jack Hirose & Associates

Jack Hirose & Associates offers effective and stimulating training opportunities that respond to the ever-changing needs of counsellors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, medical doctors, teachers, mental health professionals and more. If ACCT members sign up before the Early-bird deadline, they will save $20.00 and if they sign up as a group (8+ members), they will save an additional $20.00 (for a one-day workshop). If you use the codes on their brochure or JHASAVE10, you can save an additional $10.00.


Other Professional Development Opportunities 

Clearmind International Institute delivers speaker series events, personal growth workshops, a counsellor training program and a personal development school.



UBC Extended Learning - Courses for  Health and Counselling offered at the UBC Point Grey campus and UBC Robson Square in downtown Vancouver.


PESI Inc., provides cutting-edge continuing education to professionals. They work alongside the world’s leading experts to create seminars, conferences, videos and books that meet the needs of adult learners. All of their continuing education seminars and products assure that professionals can meet the changing demands of their work by providing practical strategies, methods and interventions they can use immediately to improve the outcomes of their clients.


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