decembre 2013

Coping with Holiday Stress

The good holiday news is that it is possible to manage stress well. Cliquer ici to read the CPA’s Psychology Works Fact Sheet on Coping with Holiday Stress.

Canadian Psychological Association Foundation (CPAF) Awards for 2014.

La Fondation de la Société canadienne de psychologie (FSCP) sollicite des candidatures pour ses prix de 2014 visant à soutenir l’innovation et l’excellence des programmes et des services de psychologie. Cliquer ici pour plus d'information : www.cpa.ca/fondationdelascp/prixCPAF.

CPA In the News

Dr. Karen Cohen, CPA’s Chief Executive Officer, appears in the Opinions section of The Hill Times: “Canada’s mental health: time to commit to what we value”. Click here to read the article.

 

 


novembre 2013

Access to Psychological Services in Canada: Getting what works on the menu for Canadians

Dr. Karen Cohen, CPA’s Chief Executive Officer, was invited to author an article in the New Zealand Psychological Society’s Psychology Aotearoa. Click here to read the article.

Call for Submissions to Psynopsis Magazine

Our Winter 2014 issue focuses on Criminal Justice & Mental Health. The deadline to submit is December 2, 2013. View our submission policies online at cpa.ca/Psynopsis.

Evidence–based Practice in Mental Health

A piece on Evidence-based Practice in Mental Health submitted to Research Infosource, written by the Canadian Psychological Association’s CEO and Deputy CEO, Dr.’s Karen Cohen and Lisa Votta-Bleeker. Click here to read the article.

The CPA congratulates Dr. Rhonda Matters, appointed as the Chief Mental Health and Addictions Officer in PEI. Click here to read the press release.

 

 


octobre 2013

La Société canadienne de psychologie (SCP) a le plaisir d’annoncer la troisième édition des Prix scientifiques annuels destinés aux élèves du secondaire!

Cette année encore, la SCP veut honorer les élèves du secondaire qui ont réalisé et présenté un projet ayant trait à la psychologie dans le cadre de l’expo-sciences de leur école. La SCP invite les élèves des écoles secondaires de partout au Canada à faire parvenir leur proposition par voie électronique. Les demandes seront évaluées par un jury formé de psychologues membres de la SCP. Nous inviterons deux ou trois finalistes au congrès de la SCP, qui se tiendra à Vancouver, Colombie Britannique du 5 au 7 juin 2014, afin qu’ils puissent présenter leur travail et participer au congrès. Les détails sont disponibles ici [hyperlink to : http://www.cpa.ca/congres/PrixScientifiques/]

Course #3: A Psychologist’s Guide to Psychopharmacology

by Dr. David Nussbaum & Dr. Morgan Sammons

CPA’s latest professional development course has been particularly designed to improve psychologists’ understanding of the integration of psychotropic medications with psychotherapy, and includes modules covering various aspects of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and psychotropic medications. While this course is not intended to train psychologists to prescribe, its intent is to deliver foundational education in psychopharmacology – a knowledge base that supports good practice in mental health. We also appreciate that many psychologists have not had the opportunity to receive formal training in this area, and so we have developed this course to help fill that gap.

Whether you have never had any formal training in psychopharmacology, or simply could use a refresher, we invite psychologists at any stage of training to check out the course website [link to cpa.scholarlab.ca] for more details, as well as to see a preview of the multi-media course content.

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to enable you to:
 

  1. Describe the main brain structures implicated in the use of specific psychotropic medications
  2. Explain the primary mechanisms of neurotransmission
  3. Explain the processes of pharmacokinetics
  4. Explain the processes of pharmacodynamics
  5. Summarize the main historical and current influences on psychotropic drug development and use
  6. Assess the key considerations for most effectively combining psychotropic treatments with psychotherapy
  7. Describe the general mechanisms of action for various classes of psychotropics – antidepressants, antipsycho-tics, anxiolytics, psychostimulants, and anticonvulsants
  8. Compare the key side effects and cautions for various classes of psychotropics – antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, psychostimulants, and anticonvulsants

 

Pricing:

Members and Fellows: $229.00
Non-members: $329.00
Students affiliates: $99.00
Student non-members: $129.00
Note that GST/HST will be added to the price.

CE CREDITS: 10 CE credits from the Canadian Psychological Association and American Psychological Association upon completion of the final quiz with a grade of at least 70%.

Click here to register and view a preview of the multi-media course content

A psychologist's Guide to Psychopharmacology

Le numéro d’automne 2013 de Psynopsis, qui porte sur la santé mentale des militaires et des anciens combattants, est disponible en ligne.

 

CPA Congratulates The Strongest Families Institute for winning The Ernest C. Manning Innovation Award: Tackling the challenge of providing mental health care from a distance

National Manning Innovation Awards were announced April 17, 2013 at the Atlantic chapter’s 2013 Allan Shaw Nominees reception, held at the offices of McInnes Cooper in Halifax. Mr. John T. McLennan, National Trustee of the Manning Innovation Awards, personally recognized Dr. Patricia Lingley-Pottie and Dr. Patrick McGrath for the Strongest Families Institute they co-founded.

Click here to read the Maclean’s article.

CPA responds to the Ottawa Citizen's Pride and Joy series about whether or not same-sex partners, or singles should parent.

Click here to see the letter to the editor.

Appel aux soumissions de la SCP pour le congrès 2014

maintenant disponible à l’adresse www.cpa.ca/congres/demandedecommunications/

Le comité du congrès vous invite à présenter des propositions pour le 75e Congrès annuel de la SCP qui aura lieu à l’hôtel Hyatt Regency Vancouver (Columbie-Britannique) du jeudi 5 juin au samedi 7 juin 2014.
Votre soumission doit être complété en ligne au plus tard le 1 décembre 2013.

 


septembre 2013

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.


 

AYEZ VOTRE SANTÉ MENTALE EN TÊTE

La Société canadienne de psychologie est heureuse de lancer sa nouvelle campagne de représentation et de sensibilisation, appelée AYEZ VOTRE SANTÉ MENTALE EN TÊTE. Cette campagne vise à sensibiliser le public à différents sujets liés à la psychologie, et aux troubles psychologiques, ainsi qu'à expliquer comment prévenir, gérer et traiter ces problèmes. De plus, la campagne encourage les psychologues, le public et les autres intervenants à écrire à leur gouvernement provincial et territorial respectif afin de lui faire savoir que les Canadiens doivent avoir un accès accru aux traitements fournis par les psychologues dans le système de soins de santé public.