Clinic Workshops and Seminars

Upcoming Seminar:

Medical Assistance in Dying: Perspectives for the Profession of Psychology

Presented by Sam Mikail, Ph.D., C.Psych., ABPP

Date: Friday, March 29, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Location: Suedfeld Lounge

Attendees will receive 2.25 CPA Approved CE Credits.

About the presenter: President of the Canadian Psychological Association. Member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and board certified member with the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Mikail has over 30 years of experience in the practice of clinical psychology.

Special presentation, followed by a question and discussion period. This seminar is free but advance registration is required. Includes an optional lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

If you wish to register, please contact Bana Ashour at or or phone 604-822-3005.

Attachments: Flyer

Upcoming Workshop:

When Sex & Intimacy Come Up in Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide to What’s “Normal” versus “Abnormal” and How to Talk about it with Clients

Presented by Jason Winters, Ph.D., R.Psych. & Carolin Klein, Ph.D., R.Psych.

This event has been postponed until further notice.
Location: Suedfeld Lounge, room 2510
Douglas T. Kenny Building
2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC

Attendees will receive 6.5 CPA Approved CE Credits.

If you wish to register or inquire, please contact the Clinic Assistant at for more information.

Past Workshops:

Emerging issues in psychological ethics in Canada: From whence do they come? How are we responding? What more do we need to do?

Presented by Carole Sinclair, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Room 098, Henry Angus Building (UBC)

This one-day workshop will allows participants to become familiar with the history and contributing factors involved in some of the major emerging ethical issues in Canada, and how they are addressed in the 2017 Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists. Emerging issues discussed will include those related to ethical decision making, use of technologies, third parties, interdisciplinary collaboration, and globalization. Vignettes and group exercises will be used to demonstrate the ethical issues, and dilemmas involved, and to practice related decision-making skills.

Attachments: Flyer


Presented by Paul Hewitt, Ph.D., R. Psych., and Samuel Mikail, Ph.D., C. Psych., ABPP
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Location: Room 1012, Earth Sciences Building (ESB)

This one-day workshop will provide an overview of perfectionism, a maladaptive personality construct that increases an individual’s vulnerability to various forms of maladjustment including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, marital distress, and suicidal behaviour. A model of the treatment approach will be presented. The speakers will also elaborate on how to conduct this treatment in both individual and group settings. The UBC Psychology Clinic is a Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) approved sponsor of Continuing Education activities. Attendees will receive 6.5 CPA Approved CE credits. A certificate will be available to confirm attendance for continuing education purposes.

Much of the workshop will draw from their recently published work:

Hewitt, Flett, & Mikail. (2016). Perfectionism: A Dynamic – Relational Approach to its Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment. New York: Guilford Press.

Drs. Hewitt, Flett, and Mikail’s new book discusses perfectionism as involving traits, including self-oriented, other-oriented, and socially prescribed perfectionism that drive and energize behaviour and both  interpersonal and intrapersonal expressions of perfectionism that affect relations with others and with the self.  The associations between these components of the perfectionism construct and numerous deleterious outcomes are explained and the development of perfectionism, which is pivotal in the treatment, is discussed by looking at the nature of early relationships, family constellations, and current relationships. Finally, the treatment model and use of the treatment in both individual and group psychotherapy is explicated.

Attachments: Flyer

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) for Adults and Adolescents

Presented by Lorraine Hathaway, MSW, and Ashley Miller, MD, FRCP
Date: Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Buchanan A103

The purpose of this workshop is to provide mental health trainees and professionals with an overview of IPT and introduction to specific techniques, as well as information about how to achieve further IPT competences/certification. Participants will become familiar with the four key domains of IPT, learn how to develop an IPT case formulation, learn how to apply various IPT interventions, and observe as well as practice IPT techniques for treating depression in adults and adolescents. The workshop will include review of research supporting IPT, case vignettes, video clips of simulated patients, and exercises with demonstrations and explanations. Audience participation will be strongly encouraged. Participants will have the opportunity to share their clinical experiences including case discussions.

Details and registration information available here.