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Past Seminars and Conferences

June 6-7, 2017   OISE, University of Toronto

9th Critical Multicultural & Diversity Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference


Visit our 2017 Conference page here.

May 5-6, 2017   OISE, University of Toronto

Integrating South Asian Healing Traditions into Counselling, Psychology and Psychotherapy

Visit our 2017 Symposium page here.

January 5-7, 2016   Christ Universt, Bangalore, India

3rd International Conference on Counselling, Psychotherapy and Wellness, and the 4th Congress of SithCp3

Please see the conference website.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Risks and protective factors following immigration: being Brazilian in Toronto
Dr. Iara Da Costa, Psychologist (Supervised Practice)

Dr. Da Costa will be sharing the insights obtained through her research on the mental health of Brazilian immigrants in the Greater Toronto Area and guide participants in creating a mental health action plan to promote emotional well-being.

OISE, 252 Bloor St. West, 5th Floor, Room 5-150
11am - 12pm

This is a free seminar delivered in Portuguese.  No RSVP necessary.  See the poster (pdf).

For more information, please contact: Sueli Anunciação (sue.anunciac@gmail.com)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Reconstructing Mental Health Systems: Alternatives to Psychiatry
Guest Speaker: Dr. Suman Fernando

Dr. Fernando is a world renowned leading scholar and researcher in race, cultural and mental health.  See:  www.sumanfernando.com

Program includes:  Panel of speakers and a facilitated discussion on alternatives to psychiatry in mental health care.

OISE Library, 252 Bloor St. West.  1:00-5:00pm.   Free Registration.   More info:  Martha Ocampo martha.ocampo@gmail.com

View the Poster (pdf)

8th Critical MultiCultural Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference: Black Perspectives in Counselling, Psychology and Psychotherapy
June 5-7, 2014

Please see our 2014 Conference page.


Mixed-Race, Multi-Ethnic and Multicultural Relationships

Sat. November 16, 2013.   

Please see our Programme for presenters and topics.

Intercultural Counselling and Education in the Global World International Conference

Verona, Italy   April 18-21, 2013

Sponsored by the OISE/Centre for Diversity in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Conference web site

Yoga and Meditation in Mental Health and Well-Being

Conducted Dr. Meetu Khosla, Associate Professor in Psychology, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, India.

December 7, 2012

Yoga and Meditation in Mental Health workshop



Integrating Asian Healing Traditions into Mental Health Care

7th Critical Multicultural Counselling & Psychotherapy Conference.

 June 1-2 2012, OISE, University of Toronto

Visit the 2012 Conference page.

7th conference 2012

Second International Conference on Counselling, Psychotherapy and Wellness and Third Congress of SithCp3

Christ University, Bangalore, India.

January 4-6, 2012

Click here for Conference Review and Photos.

2nd international conference


Metissage, Mestizaje, Mixed-Race and Beyond


6th Critical Multicultural Counselling & Psychotherapy Conference.

June 7-8, 2011

Visit the 2011 Conference page.

6th conference poster


The Space Between : Disability in and Out of the Counselling Room

October 8, 2010

Visit the Disability Symposium page.


Integrating Traditional Healing Practices Into Counselling Psychology, Psychotherapy
and Psychiatry

July 22-23, 2010

Visit the 2010 Conference page.


Mindfulness and Psychotherapy: Deepening our
Theory and Practice

May 1, 2010

Visit the 2010 Symposium page.



Integrating Traditional Healing Practices into Counselling Psychology & Psychotherapy

5th Critical Multicultural Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference

August 4-5, 2009

Visit the 2009 Conference page.



Symposium on Spirituality, Diversity, & Psychotherapy

featuring Dr. Mary A. Fukuyama (University of Florida)
co-author of Integrating Spirituality into Multicultural Counseling.

April 4, 2008

Visit the 2008 Symposium page.


Building Bridges for Wellness Through Counselling and Psychotherapy

An International Conference in Bangalore, India.

January 9-11, 2008

Visit the 2008 Conference page.


Dialogue with the Body in Clinical Practice 

4th Critical Multicultural Counselling & Psychotherapy Conference.

June 4 to 5, 2007

Visit the 2007 Conference page.



Client/Person-Centred Therapy from a Cultural Perspective

with Dr. T. Len Holdstock, Author of: Re-examining Psychology: Critical Perspectives and African Insights.

February 22, 2007



Symposium on Loss, Change, Grief, & Cultural Healing 

3rd Critical Multicultural Counselling & Psychotherapy Conference 

June 27-28, 2005

Visit the 2005 Symposium page.

Other Events


Traditional Healers Network Presents: A Presentation on Traditional African Healing and Medicine.

February 4, 2-4 p.m.

Click here to view the poster.


CDCP Book Drive for Montfort College, Bangalore, India.

Thank you for helping us collect over 500 counselling and mental health books. 

Click here to view the poster.