The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, Sixth Edition is now available through Lash and Associates

Posted May 22nd 2019


Living with anxiety, panic disorders, or phobias can make you feel like you aren’t in control of your life. If you’re ready to tackle the fears that hold you back, this book is your go-to guide. Packed with the most effective skills for assessing and treating anxiety, this evidence-based workbook contains the latest clinical research.

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Knowledge Exchange Network Webinar: The Child and Youth Mental Illness Epidemic: Is it Real? Can it Be Prevented?

Posted May 13th 2019

May 29th, 2019 

8:00 am PST

This seminar will present evidence on trends in the prevalence of child and youth mental illness and suicidality, and review recent research on health promotion strategies to reduce the burden associated with mental health. This will include discussion on whether making healthy behaviour changes such as making a child’s diet more healthy, improving parenting behaviours, or making efforts to build social support for a child could have a beneficial impact on a child’s mental health. Strategies like these can complement clinical management approaches, and give families ideas on how they may be able to be part of the informal treatment team.



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Webinar: The Unique Role Recreation Therapists Play in the Continuum of Care for Seniors in Saskatoon

Posted May 7th 2019

Friday June 7th, 2019

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pre-approved for 1.0 CEUs

Work with seniors? Want to learn about some initiatives in Saskatchewan?

Join us to learn about the focus of the Saskatchewan Health Authority. They aim to keep seniors living stronger and longer at home and as independently as possible for as along as possible. Saskatoon has several unique initiatives; they include the Geriatric Evaluation Management day-program at Saskatoon City Hospital, the Seniors First program housed at Market Mall Healthcare Centre and the development of the regions first community-based Recreation Therapist position.


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May BCTRA Education Reimbursement Fund

Posted May 7th 2019

Have you attended a course, workshop, conference or written the NCTRC exam in January, February, March or April of 2019? Apply now for the May Education Reimbursement Fund. Application deadline is May 31st.

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BCTRA Spring Newsletter 2019

Posted April 25th 2019

Hi Everyone,

Our Spring Newsletter is now available! Please click here to view our PDF newsletter!
We are looking for people to be featured in our next Newsletter.
If you are interested, please email

Thank you!

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NCTRC Scholarship

Posted April 15th 2019

Are you certified through NCTRC? Are you in upgrading or taking courses to increase your knowledge, advance your professional competency and earn CEUs towards re-certification?  Read on to find out more about the scholarship program NCTRC is now offering.

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Webinar: NCTRC Re-certification and Areas of Specialization: Continuing Professional Competence

Posted April 14th 2019

Looking for information about the process of re-certifying through NCTRC? Want more information about Areas of Specialty Certification? Join us Friday April 26th. 

This webinar has been pre-approved for CEUs through NCTRC

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Student Researcher Looking for Research Participants

Posted April 8th 2019

Professional Learning Requires Reflection. Are You a Reflective Practitioner?  Want to learn more?

Please Note: We are currently in need of individuals that are:

  • Are a current professional member of the BC Therapeutic Recreation Association (BCTRA)
  • Have five years’ experience as a recreation therapist
  • Must know about and be interested in the concept of reflective practice
  • Work within a community-based setting (Not hospital-based acute care)
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Webinar: Using Tension-Based Practice to Promote Recovery-Orientation in the Inpatient Context

Posted April 4th 2019

Date: April 26th, 2019
Time: 10:30-12:00 PST

Using Tension-Based Practice to Promote Recovery-Orientation in the Inpatient Context

Although most attention has been directed to the development of recovery oriented mental health services in the community, a mental health inpatient hospitalization can also be designed and implemented to be experienced as recovery promoting. The purpose of this webinar is to introduce participants to an evidence-informed approach to delivering and strengthening recovery-oriented practice in inpatient settings. The approach includes an in-patient specific recovery competency framework, assessment of the inpatient context, and a strengths-based approach to transfer recovery knowledge into daily practice and to enable interprofessional problem solving to address dilemmas frequently experienced in practice.


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Late Notice: Webinar – What Families Need from the Mental Health System

Posted April 4th 2019

April 12th 10:30 -12:00

Hosted by: Psychosocial Rehabilitation of BC.


Family caregivers are often the service providers who spend the most time with people with severe mental illnesses. However, some families experience is that mental health systems have had great difficulty in understanding their perspectives, both on what their family members need and what family caregivers need from service providers. Come hear some fresh points of view about how we can offer the best services.

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