CPA's 2016 Convention will include a spectacular list of speakers who will present in various plenary, CPA-invited, and Section-invited sessions. Check back here frequently to see who has been confirmed to present.

Presidential Address:

Dr. Kevin Kelloway

Dr. E. Kevin Kelloway

CPA President 2015-2016

"Mental Health in the Workplace: Toward Evidence Based Practice"

Dr.Kelloway is the Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health Psychology at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Queen’s University in 1991 and began his career in the Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph.

In 1999 he joined the Faculty of Commerce at Saint Mary’s University as Professor of Management and Psychology. In 2006 he was appointed as a Senior Research Fellow at the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. Dr. Kelloway was the founding Ph.D. Program Director for the Saint Mary’s Faculty of Commerce (2000 – 2003), the founding Director of the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and a founding principal of the Centre for Leadership Excellence. In 2009 he was appointed as the Tier I Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health Psychology.

Dr. Kelloway is a prolific researcher having published over 150 articles, book chapters, and technical reports in addition to 14 authored/edited books. In 2007, Dr. Kelloway received the SMU President’s Award for Excellence in Research and in 2009 he was named a Fellow of both the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Association for Psychological Science. In 2010, he was named a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and in 2014 elected a Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology. He is the Associate Editor of Work & Stress, the Journal of Occupational Psychology and the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance. He serves on the editorial boards of Canadian Psychology, the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies and Organizational Dynamics. As a consultant, Dr. Kelloway maintains an active practice consulting to private and public sector organizations on issues related to leadership, occupational health psychology and human resource management. Active in several professional associations he is the former Chair of the Canadian Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology and 2015-2016 President of the Canadian Psychological Association.

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Plenary Speakers:

Dr. Julian Barling

Dr. Julian Barling

Julian Barling is the Borden Professor of Leadership in the Queen's School of Business, and also holds a Queen's Research Chair.

Julian is the author of several books, including Employment, stress and family functioning (1990, Wiley & Sons), The union and its members: A psychological approach (with Clive Fullagar and Kevin Kelloway, 1992, Oxford University Press), and Changing employment relations: Behavioral and social perspectives (with Lois Tetrick, 1995, American Psychological Association), and Young workers (with Kevin Kelloway, 1999, American Psychological Association). Julian co-edited The psychology of workplace safety (2004; American Psychological Association), the Handbook of Work Stress (2005; Sage Publications), and the Handbook of Workplace Violence (2006; Sage Publications). Julian is senior editor of the Handbook of Organizational Behavior, which appeared in 2008. In addition, he is the author/editor of well over 125 research articles and book chapters.

Julian was the editor of the American Psychological Association's Journal of Occupational Health Psychology from 2000-2005.

Julian has served on several editorial boards (Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, and Stress Medicine). He was formerly chair of the American Psychological Association's Task Force on Workplace Violence.

From 1989-1991, Julian was the chairperson of the Advisory Council on Occupational Health and Safety to the Ontario Minister of Labour.

In 2001, Julian received the National Post's "Leaders in Business Education" award.

In 2002, Julian was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and was named as one of Queen's University's Queen's Research Chairs, a position he continues to hold.

In 2008, Julian was elected as a Fellow of the international Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology. He also received Queen's University's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision.

In 2009, Julian was elected as a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

In 2012, Julian was elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Society, and was named the Borden Chair of Leadership at the Queen's School of Business.

Julian has worked with numerous different organizations on leadership development.

Julian's current research focuses on the nature and development of transformational leadership and unethical leadership, and how leadership can enhance employee's psychological and physical well-being.


Dr. Terrence Keane

Dr. Terence Keane

Director, Behavioral Science Division at VA’s National Center for PTSD
Professor and vice-chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine
Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Terence Keane is a professor and vice-chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, and is also recognized as a world leader in the field of traumatic stress. He developed many of the most widely used PTSD assessment measures and is considered an authority on the cognitive behavioral treatment of PTSD. Dr. Keane has participated in many scientific review panels and was co-chair of the National Institute of Mental Health Consensus Conference that established national standards for the diagnosis and assessment of PTSD. His research has been continuously funded for 29 years and he's published over 230 books, papers, and chapters.

Dr. Keane is a past president of ISTSS and a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society, and he has received many awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship, Binghamton University's Weisband Distinguished Alumnus Award, the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy's Outstanding Researcher Award, the Robert J. Laufer Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award (1997) and the Lifetime Achievement Award (2004) from the ISTSS.


Ms. Mary Walsh

Ms. Mary Walsh

Actress, comedian, political satirist, mental health advocate.
Honorary CPA President 2015-2016

Ms. Walsh has honorary degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Trent University. She was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2000 and in 2012 she received a Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.
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