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Workshop presented by Dr. David Ballard

Sponsored by Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of BC and YukonChuck Jung Associates, and Back in Motion Rehab Inc.

Date: Friday, September 29th, 2017
Time: 9:00AM-4:30PM
Location: Italian Cultural Centre Society (3075 Slocan Street Vancouver, BC V5M 4P5)

Registration Deadline: September 25th, 2017

After September 25th, 2017 you can still register by calling BCPA at 604-730-0501.

The Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards will take place during the lunch break. 


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About the Workshop:

DSM-5 (a) avoids defining addiction (referring only to
the generic “Substance Use Disorders”), (b) includes the
following degrees of such disorders — mild, moderate, and
severe, (c) expands the “addiction” umbrella for the first time
to include non-substance (behavioral) addictions, beginning
with gambling, (d) suggests the likelihood that other such
addictions will soon be added (e.g., Internet, videos, sex,
eating/obesity), (e) fields claims from important psychiatric
figures that this document is not sufficiently rooted in
neuroscience. Psychologists must be prepared for a new
— but shifting — concept of addiction, so as to be true
to psychological theory and evidence-based techniques,
responsive to the range of clinical addictive problems clients
may present, and make use of the soundest scientific
concepts. Stanton Peele’s workshop will address these

Mystery...Suspense...Shocking plot twists...In every organization, unseen factors lurk beneath the surface. In the shadows, just out of view, these aspects of your organization's culture have the potential to turn your workplace practices into either a heartwarming feel-good hit, or a fright fest of program failures. From issues including organizational justice, climate, and trust to theories of leadership and how the exchange between managers and employees affects organizational outcomes, psychology is the flashlight that illuminates the darkness and gives you a glimpse of what's hiding under the bed or peering out from behind the closet door. In this session, participants will review psychology research linked to well-being and performance, explore data from the American Psychological Association's 2017 survey of the U.S. workforce, consider ethical dilemmas and risk management strategies, and solve "cold cases" of workplace wellness gone wrong. Those who survive will return to their organizations better prepared to identify and address often-overlooked influencers that drive business success.

Learning Objectives:

Following this session, participants will be able to…

  1. Describe three psychological issues that affect employees’ well-being and performance
  2. List the five types of workplace practices that foster a psychologically healthy workplace
  3. Discuss how to promote psychological well-being in their own organizations and the issues that can enhance or impede their efforts.
  4. Identify ethical issues that may arise when addressing well-being and performance issues in the workplace and describe risk management strategies

About the Presenter:

David W. Ballard, Psy.D, MBA currently serves as Assistant Executive Director for Marketing and Business Development at the American Psychological Association and the APA Practice Organization. In this capacity, he designs and directs efforts related to health and well-being in the workplace, works to enhance psychology’s position in the marketplace, provides research and development and strategic consultation to further the Practice Directorate's  marketplace agenda, and oversees the development of resources to help psychologists build, manage, market, and diversify their practices. Dr. Ballard also spearheads the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program.

This course is worth 6 CPA Continuing Education Credits.


Important Information for Attendees:

  • Free Parking is available.
  • Workshop fee includes handouts, morning & afternoon coffee, and lunch.
  • Remember to sign out to obtain CE credits for this course.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing by September 22nd, 2017. A 20% administration fee will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be given after September 22nd, 2017.

September 29th, 2017 9:00 AM   through   4:30 PM
Italian Cultural Centre Society
3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 4P5

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Registration Fee:
BCPA Members/Affiliates ($197.40 including GST) $ 188.00
CPHR Members ($197.40 including GST) $ 188.00
Non-Members ($270.90 including GST) $ 258.00