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

The CPA Head Office staff are pleased to welcome you to their home in Ottawa for the 76th Annual CPA Convention. Join us at the Westin Ottawa from June 4-6, 2015!

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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:

  • The Canadian Psychological Association Marks World Suicide Prevention Day. Click here to read the press release.

  • Thank you to CPA President-elect Kevin Kelloway for highlighting Occupational Health Psychology issues in workplace mental health. Click here to read the article.

  • CPA’s website has undergone some recent server maintenance. Should you experience any problems, please send an email to webmaster@cpa.ca.

  • WHO calls for coordinated action to reduce suicides worldwide. Click here to read the press release.

  • Resource Guide for Psychologists: Ethical Supervision in Teaching, Research, Practice, and Administration. To order this and other publications, click here. Click here.

  • The Canadian Psychological Association has prepared a “Psychology Works” Fact Sheet entitled “Pain in Children with Cognitive Impairments who are Nonverbal”. Click here to access the document. For more “Psychology Works” Fact Sheets, visit www.cpa.ca/psychologyfactsheets.

  • 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 Mental Illness Awareness Week takes place October 5 – 11, 2014. For more information, click here.

  • NEW The Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention is pleased to announce the release of the report Mapping Connections: An Understanding of Neurological Conditions in Canada.

  • NEW 2nd Annual National Correctional Services Healthcare Conference. Click here for details.

  • International Indigenous Health Conference 2014. Click here for more information..

  • World Suicide Prevention Day September 10th, 2014. For more information, please visit www.iasp.info/wspd.

  • Antipsychotic Medications: 39 Meta-Analytic Studies Published in 2013-14.

  • Call for Nominations – The TANG Prize for Achievements in Psychology. 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 Canadian Psychology (CP): Volume 55, Issue 3 (Aug)

  • Journal Alert for Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science (CJBS): Volume 46, Issue 3 (July)

  • Journal Alert for Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology (CJEP): Volume 68, Issue 2 (June)


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