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 was 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 The summer 2014 issue of Psynopsis Magazine is now available online. This issue focuses on Diversity in the Science and Practice of Psychology. Click here to read the issue.

  • The Honourable Bob Rae, Canadian Psychological Association Honorary President (2014) presenting the Honorary Presidential Address entitled, "Why Mental Health is the Issue of our Time." Click here to view the video.

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

  • NEW Call for Nominations – The TANG Prize for Achievements in Psychology. Click here for details.

  • The latest resource toolkit from the Centre for Suicide Prevention is now available. Download the Substance Use Disorder and Suicide Prevention Resource Toolkit by clicking here.

  • Call for Abstracts: Canadian Health Human Resources Network (CHHRN) is now accepting abstract submissions for the Canadian Health Workforce Conference. Click here for details.

  • Recent Studies (2012-2014) of Psychological Aspects of Heart Disease (Causes, Treatments, and Recovery). Click here for Citations and Excerpts.

  • Nominations for the Faces of Mental Illness Campaign are now open! 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 2 (May)
  • Journal Alert for Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science (CJBS): Volume 46, Issue 2 (April)

  • Journal Alert for Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology (CJEP): Volume 68, Issue 1 (March)


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