Workshops and PD by CanLearn

Putting the Wheels on the DSM-5:

Using the DSM-5 as a Diagnostic Tool

March 2 and 3, 2018
CanLearn Society
1117 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB T2G 2M8

Facilitated by Michael Zwiers, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist, Assistant Professor, University of Calgary.

This interactive clinical skills workshop offers a hands-on approach to support clinicians to use the DSM-5 in clinical practice. Participants will be introduced to a semi-structured screening interview that covers all key areas of the DSM-5 as well as a follow-up diagnostic interview designed to make the DSM-5 more manageable. Participants will also engage with case studies in small groups to learn differential diagnosis and decision-making.

Two- day workshop for Psychologists approved for CE Credits by the Canadian Psychological Association.

Space is limited!

Participants must complete an application form outlining professional training, coursework, and experience. Instructor approval is required prior to registration.

Download DSM-5 workshop application form. (Word)

Email completed form to

For more information call 403-686-9300 ext. 126.

Rising to the Reading Challenges of Adult Learners: Practitioner’s Toolkit

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Workshops and Presentations

CanLearn Society offers workshops and presentations on a variety of topics.  We are happy to share our knowledge and expertise in the areas of literacy development, learning disabilities and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

  • Canadian Psychologists Association: Continuing Education Credits for Psychologists (Approved)
  • Magic Carpet Ride: Training for Family Literacy Practitioners
  • PD Workshops: These workshops can be booked for teachers and other professionals. The workshops can include requests for specific topics. For example, ADHD in the Classroom.



LIFE Training

Learning disabilities (LD) are hidden disabilities that affect many individuals who usually have average or above average intelligence, but they are not able to achieve their potential. A learning disability means having difficulties in one or more of the basic learning processes involved in understanding or in using language, speaking or writing. This can lead to challenges in being ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder. It interferes with a person’s ability to regulate activity level (hyperactivity), inhibit behavior (impulsivity) and pay attention to the task at hand (inattention).

For many, undetected learning disabilities and/or ADHD can create a lifelong pattern of frustration and failure. This failure can start in school and evolving into a number of issues such as school dropout, low self-esteem, substance abuse, unemployment, depression, trouble with law, and the list goes on.

As an adult foundational learning practitioner, it is important for you to understand, recognize, and support the unique learning challenges and needs of these learners. LIFE Training will provide you with the tools to help support these learners.


You can call 403-686-9300 ext. 126 or email us to register in the LIFE Training programs.


ADHD Awareness

CanLearn provides opportunities for parents  to attend Myths and Misinformation: Demystifying Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder for Parents.

Learn about:

  • What ADHD is.
  • What ADHD is not.
  • What to do if you think your child has ADHD.

Your child has been diagnosed with ADHD – now what?

  • Strategies for home.
  • Communicating with teachers.

Please contact us if you are interested in this workshop for your school or group @ 403-686-9300 ext. 126,  or by email.