VRA Alberta Education Day 2013

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Continuing Education

The Education Day is approved for the following Continuing Education credits:

VRA Canada 3.0 General 1.0 Ethics

Registration Fees

$25 VRA Member
$40 Non-member

Registration Deadline

Friday, March 8, 2013

Cancellation Policy

Before March 8: Full Refund
After March 8: $15 Admin Fee

For more information about VRA Alberta's Education Day
Contact VRA Alberta, vrac.ab@gmail.com


9:30 - 10:30 General Privacy Information and brief review of PIPA, HIA and PIPEDA
Terri Chaffey and Jodi Wilson
10:30 - 10:45 Refreshment Break
11:00 - 12:30 RTW Challenges with Occupational Injuries in Large Unionized Environments
Michael Brown
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 The Measurement of Validity in Psychological and Vocational Assessments
Dr. Kerry Mothersill

General Privacy Information and brief review of PIPA, HIA and PIPEDA

The presentation will involve general privacy information and a brief review of PIPA (Personal Information Protection Act), HIA (Health Information Act), PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act) and FOIP (Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act).

During this session, presenters will review the 10 principles of privacy (Accountability, Purpose, Consent, Limiting Collection; Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention; Accuracy, Safeguards, Openness, Access and Challenging Compliance).

Terri Chaffey

Terri Chaffey has a BScK from Dalhousie University and an Advanced Certificate from Mount Royal University in Athletic Therapy. She has worked in the rehabilitation field since 2001 in various different roles. Terri is currently working with CBI Health Group as the Regional Privacy Officer for Alberta and Saskatchewan and as the Senior Kinesiologist working with WCB Complex RTWS program. Her interests in the workplace are chronic pain and privacy. Outside interests include running, hiking and her 2 very large dogs.

Jodi Wilson, CHRP

Human Resource Manager/Regional Privacy Officer, CBI Home Health - AB
Jodi Wilson, CHRP, has worked at CBI Home Health –AB for the past 20 years. During her tenure, she has worked as a coordinator, recruiter, a human resource coordinator and is currently the human resource manager for CBI Home Health-AB as well as the regional privacy officer for Home Health-AB. At CBI Home Health she has worked within the realms of home care, social service, foster care, and supportive living and with persons with developmental disabilities. Her focus is on employee recruitment and retention/engagement, benefits management, occupational health and safety, disability management, legislative compliance and risk mitigation. Her passion for people makes her job fun!

RTW Challenges with Occupational Injuries in Large Unionized Environments

What does it really mean? Are Unions challenging? Are the injured workers challenging? What specifically are the challenges? The first thing you need to learn and understand is that there are two groups of people: Those who need to be involved versus those who want to be involved. That leads to the 2nd challenge which is understanding the RTW process. To truly understand the process, you need to understand 'who is driving the bus'. In other words, is there executive buy-in?

Once you've managed this, then you need to understand the corporate culture, the current state of labour peace or strife, and WCB legislation.

Michael Brown

Michael Brown has 17 years of experience in Disability Management working for both private insurance, Workers' Compensation Board (Alberta) and in private industry (Oil and Gas, Transportation) and government. He specializes in financial management of WCB claims and disability management programs with a focus on collaborative RTW processes.

The Measurement of Validity in Psychological and Vocational Assessments

For a variety of reasons, clients undergoing psychological, cognitive and vocational assessments may not present themselves in an accurate manner. Self-reports can be inconsistent or provide an under or over reporting of psychological, cognitive and physical symptoms, as well as abilities and limitations. Measures of cognitive functioning are accurate only to the extent that clients produce a good level of effort on the tasks administered. This presentation will outline the approach taken to measure validity in assessments of a psychological, cognitive and vocational nature. Case examples will illustrate how clients may bias their results in a volitional or unconscious manner.

Dr. Kerry Mothersill

Dr. Kerry Mothersill is the Psychology Professional Practice Leader (PPL) in the Calgary Zone (AHS-Adult). He is also the Coordinator of the Cognitive Therapy Group in the Outpatient Mental Health Program, Coordinator of the Regional Psychological Assessment Service (AHS) and an Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary. He is a regular Site Visitor for the Accreditation Panel, Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). Past positions in Psychology organizations include: Chair, Clinical Section, CPA; Chair, Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs (CCPPP); President, Psychologists Association of Alberta and Board member of the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is the founding chair of the new Psychologists in Hospitals and Health Centers Section of CPA and in June 2013, he will be the CPA President-Elect. Dr. Mothersill provides Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and psychological/vocational assessment services (through Spectrum Psychology) in addition to teaching, supervision and research.