On this page you'll find a listing of upcoming events, both online and in-person.

Not all engagements are listed here. Many of my programs are hosted by specific organizations and are not open for registration by others. For information on hosting your own dedicated program for your organization, click here.

In addition to time-specific programs, I have a variety of online on-demand educational programs available at psychologysalon.teachable.com.

June 5, 2024: FREE DISCUSSION - Do No Harm: The Dark Side of Mental Health

Time: 10 am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern. One hour.
Date: Wednesday, June 5 2024
Format: Online via Zoom.

We have all known people who have benefitted immensely from mental health support, and most of us have also seen people who have suffered ill effects. Using the principle that we cannot change a problem unless we look closely at it, this discussion invites clinicians to consider the ways that mental health information and mental health services can inadvertently create more problems than they solve. From diagnostic fads to overprescription to backfiring antistigma campaigns to anti-resilience effects to self-diagnosis, we’ll ask why it is that we seem to be in a mental health crisis when we have more mental health resources than ever. Could our good intentions be part of the issue? Register for the ZOOM link by emailing me with DO NO HARM TALK in the subject line at paterson@changeways.com.

Past Programs (Selected)


Using Props in Psychotherapy (online discussion session)
Failure to Launch in Psychotherapy (online discussion)
One Hour: The Sequence of a Therapy Session (UBC Psychology)
Assertiveness Training in Clinical Practice (PraxisCET, USA)
Cognitive Restructuring Technique (UBC Psychiatry)
Private Practice Made Simple (Fraser Health)
Assertiveness Training in Psychotherapy
Launchpad Parenting
Do No Harm: The Dark Side of Mental Health


Failure to Launch: What Clinicians Should Know
Launchpad Parenting: Six Core Ideas
Assertiveness Training in Clinical Practice (Essential Therapy Training, UK)
Failure to Launch: Helping Young Adults Achieve Adult Independence (PraxisCET, USA)
Essentials of Cognitive Therapy
Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
Brief Intake Measures in Clinical Practice
Launchpad Parenting for Clinicians


Life After Psychology
This Year I Shall: The Plan for 2023
The Assertiveness Workbook
Essentials of Cognitive Therapy
Boundaries: Training Clients in Assertive Communication (PraxisCET)
Evidence-Based Group Therapy for Depression
Has Mental Healthcare Helped? Reflections on Effectiveness


How to be Miserable in Your Twenties: The Clinician's Guide
Recent Meta-Analyses of Antidepressant Effectiveness
Behavioural Activation and Goal-Setting in Psychotherapy


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