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Continuing medical education and professional development opportunities – October 2022

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October Messenger 2022 | Posted October 14, 2022
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Explore continuing medical education and professional development opportunities from a variety of organizations including the University of Alberta, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services.

Upcoming U of A Office of Lifelong Learning (L3) opportunities:

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Upcoming U of C Office of Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development accredited CPD opportunities:

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The Alberta Health Services, Provincial Addiction and Mental Health Trauma Training Initiative has officially launched!

This Initiative is responsive to a broad range of professional development needs targeting foundational to advanced Addiction and Mental Health competency development. It is relevant for health care providers who support people with any traumatic experience and focuses on enhancing knowledge of trauma-informed care and developing trauma-focused skills for practice. It consists of two sequential parts; The Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) e-Learning series and the Trauma-Focused Skills (TF) Workshop Series.

Over the past year, we have worked to revise the content of the existing Trauma-Informed Care eLearning modules and created the five Trauma-Focused virtual workshops. The workshops go beyond the knowledge gained within the TIC e-Learning series and focus on the following content areas;

  • Engagement: Introducing the Client to Trauma-Focused Skills
  • Teaching Stabilization Skills
  • Enhancing Resiliency – The Window of Tolerance
  • An Introduction to Dissociation
  • Trauma Therapy in Groups

Each part has been accredited as a Self-assessment (TIC) or Simulation Activity (TF) program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Professional Development. It is duly accredited by the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation.

For additional information on content and access to each training offering, visit

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