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Conferences & Events
Planning a conference, workshop, or author event? Invite ODIN BOOKS to set up and provide on-site book sales specific to the topics discussed. (We can also promote your event in the Conference section of our website.) We carry a wide assortment of books and related materials in psychology, mental health, special needs, autism, FASD, mental health and wellness. We're happy to tailor an assortment of titles to suit the specific needs of your audience. Contact us at 1-800-223-6346 or call 604-739-8804 in Vancouver.

Conferences & Events Calendar

July 3 to 6, 2018

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and T.E.A.M. Techniques - 4 Days Summer Intensive


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This 4-Day Intensive Training in Cognitive Behavioural is designed for a smaller number of participants than David Burns, M.D.'s usual workshops, leading to a much more intimate learning environment. Participants will get the chance to interact with Burns and with their colleagues in a friendly learning environment, to practice and master each technique by breading off into dyads and triads, and to work on some of your own issues. Burns will also cover a broad range of topics, including how to deal with: Depression and Low Self-esteem; Anxiety Disorders; Relationship Problems & Addictions.



July 19 - 20, 2018

Social Stories with Carol Gray


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Social Stories can play an essential role in enhancing communication and bringing down anxiety among individuals with ASD. This Social Stories 10.2 workshop, led by Carol Gray, will devote two full days to the art and science of Social Stories, with the focus on practicing skills and discussing new strategies. No previous experience of Social Stories is required. This workshop will define clearly the criteria for what a Social Story is and how you can develop them to build positive social concepts and skills in an individually tailored, unassuming, and supportive learning context. Participants will receive an Advanced Social Story Certificate at the conclusion of the workshop.



July 30 - August 3, 2018

Introduction to ASD – Practical Applications – POPARD (Surrey)


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This 5-day, 30-hour course, taught by the experienced and engaging Dr. Ken Cole, reflects evidence-based practice in teaching students with autism. A pre-requisite for teaching assistants to work with students with autism in many B.C. school districts, this course has been enthusiastically received by classroom teachers, administrators, social workers, SLP’s and OT’s, as well as parents. The focus is on practical hands-on training through instructor demonstration, and individual coaching, and emphasizes the diversity of students with ASD. There is an optional exam for those who require an official POPARD Certificate.



August 16 - 17, 2018

Social Thinking Conference 2018


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Social Thinking conferences are dedicated to providing practical information about school-age students and adults who have social and communication difficulties, including but not limited to those related to ASD, NLD, ADHD. Information presented concentrates on students with near average to far above average verbal intelligence. Most strategies focus on school-age children and adults, although the information is helpful for those living and working with younger children.



October 25 to 27, 2018

Childhood and Adolescent Obesity
Recent Advances in Prevention and Treatment


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Held at The Westin Calgary. This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals working in the field of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 7th conference will focus on topics that impact the prevention and treatment of obesity beyond the clinic setting, considering social and environmental factors that influence the health of children, adolescents, and families. This multi-theme meeting will explore the role health care professionals can play in promoting healthy strategies within the greater community to enhance the well-being of children and adolescents living with obesity. Specifically, the conference will showcase examples of successful collaborations that span diverse settings, including the health care system, government, schools, and community at-large.



October 29 - November 2, 2018

Introduction to ASD – Practical Applications – POPARD (Vancouver)


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This 5-day, 30-hour course, taught by the experienced and engaging Dr. Ken Cole, reflects evidence-based practice in teaching students with autism. A pre-requisite for teaching assistants to work with students with autism in many B.C. school districts, this course has been enthusiastically received by classroom teachers, administrators, social workers, SLP’s and OT’s, as well as parents. The focus is on practical hands-on training through instructor demonstration, and individual coaching, and emphasizes the diversity of students with ASD. There is an optional exam for those who require an official POPARD Certificate.



November 26 to 28, 2018

The Canadian Mental Health Summit

Richmond, BC
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Group registration will open on May 15, 2018 Topics include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Depression, Compassion Fatigue, Psychopharmacology, Alzheimers and Dementias, Couples Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Addiction, Anxiety, Personally Disorders and Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment




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