Researchers

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.

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Researchers

Mind Your Mental Health

Let your government know that access to a psychologist is important to you. Visit mymh.ca!

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Practitioners

Practitioners

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.

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Practitioners

Accreditation

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.

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Accreditation

Students

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.

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Students

Public

In an effort to advance and promote psychology for the benefit of all, one of CPA's four objectives is to improving the health and welfare of all Canadians.

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Public

CPA Convention

CPA's 75th Annual Convention is being held June 5-7, 2014 in Vancouver, B.C. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

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CPA Convention

Join CPA

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.

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Become A Member of CPA

Psynopsis

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.

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Psynopsis

Professional Development

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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Professional Development

Stay informed of the latest news of relevance to the Canadian Psychological Association. Current news includes:

  • NEW Call for Submissions to Psynopsis Magazine Summer issue, focused on Diversity in the Science and Practice of Psychology. Click here for details.

  • NEW Mental Health Community Committed to Repairing Damage Caused by Bill C-14, Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act. Click here to read the release.

  • NEW CPA invited to speak before House of Commons Committee on Health to discuss best practice and barriers for health care professionals. Click here to read the brief.

  • NEW CPA invited to speak before Senate Committee reviewing Bill C462. Click here to read the brief.

  • NEW The CPA Membership Committee is pleased to announce the winner of the 3rd Annual Section Newsletter Award. Congratulations to the Section on Clinical Psychology! You can read the award-winning newsletter here.

  • NEW CPA announces a new broker and an improved program for member liability insurance. Click here for details.

  • NEW Psychologists Applaud Federal Government’s Benefit Increase. CPA’s advocacy efforts to enhance access to psychological services pay off for hundreds of thousands of Canadians! Click here to find out more and to read the press release.

  • CPA’s election procedures have changed in order to comply with the new Canadian Not for Profit Corporations Act. Click here for details.

  • Convention Registration for the 75th annual CPA Convention is now open! Click here for details.

  • CPA launches new online course, DSM-5: Changes and Implications for Professional Practice. Click here for details.

  • The Canadian Psychological Association releases new report on the effectiveness of psychological treatments. Click here to read the press release. Click here to read the report: The Efficacy and Effectiveness of Psychological Treatments.

  • CPA-Commissioned Report on Access to Psychological Services: An Imperative for Change: Access to Psychological Services for Canada.
    The Mental Health Commission of Canada applauds the work of the Canadian Psychological Association. Click here to read the letter of support.

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    Keep up to date on news of relevance to the practice, science and education of psychology. Current issues include:

  • NEW The CPA was saddened to hear of the recent passing of former Finance Minister James Flaherty. We extend our condolences to his family and friends.

  • NEW Announcing the CPA approved sponsors of Continuing Education activities for 2014 – Please click here for more details.

  • NEW Psychologists in Family Health Teams present their second issue, Frontline Psychology. Click here to read the issue.

  • NEW Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health Announces the 2014 Champions of Mental Health Awards Recipients
    The annual Champions Awards celebrate individuals and organizations whose outstanding contributions have advanced the mental health agenda in Canada in the past year. Click here to find out more about this year’s awards recipients. Click here for details.

  • NEW 2014 SSHRC Impact Awards
    SSHRC’s Impact Awards recognize outstanding researchers and students and celebrate their achievements in research, training, knowledge mobilization and outreach funded partially or completely by SSHRC (Deadline for nominations: May 9, 2014). Click here for details.

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    Have a look at the most recent release of each of CPA’s journals.

  • NEW Journal Alert for CJEP: Volume 68, Issue 1 (March)

  • Journal Alert for CP: Volume 55, Issue 1 (February)

  • Journal Alert for CJBS: Volume 46, Issue 1 (January)

  • Click here to view the Table of Contents for each new volume.
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