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
CPA Bulletins

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

  • IMPORTANT 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 Karen Cohen, CEO of the Canadian Psychological Association, published an article in iPolitics: "There's a lot more to treating mental illness than pills." Click here to read the article.

  • NEW PSYience Update (Vol. 1, Issue 2) - Quarterly Update on CPA's Science Activities. Click here for the PDF.

  • CPA Fellow and Laurier Psychology Professor Anne Wilson has been named one of the inaugural members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Click here for details.

  • September 16, 2014: Working with Mental Health Illnesses (filmed at The Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa, for the Economic Club of Canada). Click here to watch the conversation.

  • 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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    What's New!

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

  • 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.

  • NEW Amanda Todd Legacy with support from the World Federation of Mental Health invites you to: ‘Light Up Purple’ for World Mental Health Day (October 10, 2014). Click here for details.

  • NEW Empathy Resources for Therapists & Counselors: 50 Articles Published in 2013-2014. Click here to access the articles.

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

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

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

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    Now in CPA’s Journals

    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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