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2019 Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Interview with Amy Rubin and Christina Gentile

The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association is a national bilingual association of professionally trained counsellors. CCPA’s members work in diverse fields of education, employment and career development, social work, business, industry, mental health, public service agencies, government and private practice. The 2019 conference was jointly presented with the Int’l Association for Counselling. It was held May [...]

2019 Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Interview with Amy Rubin and Christina Gentile

Amy Rubin is a yoga therapist (C-IAYT) and has worked with hundreds of clients suffering from anxiety, depression, addiction, and chronic pain. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Counselling. Her session was, Yoga Therapy: Basic Frameworks and Therapeutic Techniques for Counsellors and other Professionals. Christina Gentile holds a M.A. (Counselling Psychology) from the University [...]

2019 Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Interview with Rebecca Hudson Breen and Breanna Lawrence

Rebecca Hudson Breen is an Assistant Professor in Counselling Psychology at the University of Alberta. She is the current President of the Career Counsellor's Chapter of CCPA. Breanna Lawrence is an Assistant Professor in the graduate counselling program at Brandon University. She has worked with children and their families for 10 years in educational and [...]

Mental Health and Self-Care in the Workplace

How safe is your workplace from a psychological health perspective? What can you do as an employee and employer to mitigate psychological health risks in the workplace? Half a million Canadians are off work each week due to mental illness. One in five Canadians experience a mental health problem each year. With figures like these, [...]

Opening Up a World of Career Opportunities & Lifetime Experiences

Seeing the need for post-secondary graduates to really understand and grasp opportunities Alex McKee founded Millennial Xchange. Not limiting itself as a mentor program, but a career launch pad where ambitious creative minds can connect with professionals from all walks of life. Also joining the conversation, starting at 12:55, are Diane Latta, a mentor with [...]

Taking a Workplace Sabbatical: Perfect Springboard to Career and Life Renewal

What is it like to take a years sabbatical? How do you organize one, not if you’re a professor or a teacher, but as an employee in a regular Canadian workplace? Caterina Sanders shares her experiences from a one year global travel sabbatical with her family. She’s back at work at Habanero Consulting in Vancouver [...]

Pursuing a Career in Sales – Three Interviews from the Great Canadian Sales Competition

Sheila Cassidy leads the Great Canadian Sales Competition, one of Canada's biggest student competitions. Her team, including 150 student Ambassadors coast to coast, promotes sales as a career and a valuable skill-set to students across Canada. A trailblazer and Chief Revenue Officer at Ceridian, Larry Dunivan was instrumental in moving Ceridian to a cloud-based company. [...]

The emerging field & importance of cyber security – Interview with cyber security expert and Xahive co-founder Sem Ponnambalam

With the growing threats to personal and government data security what are we supposed to do to protect against cyber attacks? And with the growing threats come career opportunities: information security was among the top 10 jobs for 2016. Today we are joined by cyber security expert Sem Ponnambalam about some interesting career opportunities. Learn [...]

What can you learn from outdoor active experience? – Interview with Outward Bound Executive Director, Sarah Wiley

How can a deep connection to the outdoors determine our direction in life, show us what we're capable of and make us into our best self? During a mountain biking trip in Nepal, Sarah Wiley realized her planned career in law might not be the right fit. Now, as the Executive Director of Outward Bound [...]

What you can learn about your career from a single leaf

Just as one leaf can represent all the colours in an entire tree, seemingly small stories from your life can provide insight into your career & life that you might not expect. Hear Patrick's story and how our narrative system helped him gain clarity and learn about career options he may not have considered. [...]

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