CPA and its activity rest on three pillars: research, practice and education. Science areas of focus include liaison’s and advocacy with Canada’s granting councils, the development of tools to support research networks and collaboration among the membership, as well as other activity and representation of psychology as key to the scientific fabric of Canada.
CPA and its activity rest on three pillars: research, practice and education. Practice areas of focus include access to service, health human resources, surveillance and collaborative practice and engaging in various advocacy activities and partnerships.
Education, practice, and research directs CPA’s mandate. CPA promotes excellence and innovation in psychological education through its accreditation standards and procedures for doctoral and internship programmes in professional psychology.
Students play an active role in CPA's infrastructure. The Section for Students in Psychology crosses all section boundaries and provides a forum in which students may learn from each other and begin to prepare for their careers in psychology.
As a member of the CPA you will get all the benefits and services that the largest organization of psychologists in Canada can provide, including CPA Journals and Publications, Psynopsis, Convention, Advocacy and National Professional Liability Insurance, to name a few.
Psynopsis is Canada's Psychology Magazine. It accepts articles on a wide range of topics of interest to scientists, educators and practitioners in psychology. It is a vehicle by which CPA, CPA members, psychologists and those outside of psychology communicate with the diverse psychology community in Canada.
Ongoing professional development is important for psychologists in all fields of the discipline. CPA actively supports knowledge exchange and life-long learning through our continuing education approval programme and by offering educational opportunities tailored to the needs of psychologists across the country.
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Please note that the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is not currently recruiting individuals, via telephone or other manner, to participate in any research study. Any recruitment suggesting that the CPA will pay a monetary amount to individuals who participate in a study about stress relief techniques are false.
NEW Submissions are now open open for the CPA's 76th Convention and for the 3rd North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference,
June 4-6, 2015. Click here for details.
NEW CPA thanks Minister Tony Clement for the government’s 2014 decision to double the coverage for psychological services through the extended health benefits package available to federal employees. Click here for more information.
NEW The Canadian Psychological Association has prepared a “Psychology Works” Fact Sheet entitled “Pre-employment Personality Assessment in Personnel Selection”. Click here to access the document. For more “Psychology Works” Fact Sheets, visit www.cpa.ca/psychologyfactsheets.
NEW Mental Health Commission of Canada Launches First-Ever Canadian Inventory of Recovery-Oriented Resources. Click here for details.
NEW Workplace Mental Health Half-day Institute at the Canadian Mental Health Association Nation-Wide Conference, October 22, 2014. For more information, please visit our Events webpage, at www.cpa.ca/events/#WMHICMHANWC.
NEW The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is a non-profit organization comprised of health care providers as well as organizations which represent individuals with lived experience of mental illness. The Canadian Psychological Association is a proud member of CAMIMH. Click here for more information.
As a member or affiliate of the CPA, you will get all the benefits and services that the largest organization of psychologists in Canada can provide, including CPA Journals and Publications, Psynopsis, Convention, Advocacy and National Professional Liability Insurance, to name a few. More…
As part of its objectives to promote the science, practice and education of psychology, CPA is involved in a number of advocacy and government relations activities on behalf of psychology as a discipline and its members. More…