March 2017

NEW Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) Survey

The CPA is conducting a survey to determine psychologists’ views and experiences on the recent change to the criminal code that allows for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID); more specifically, we are seeking psychologists’ views of current MAID legislation, the degree of their participation in MAID assessments, and their opinions regarding possible extensions of MAID to patient groups not covered under the current legislation.

MAID is a procedure that can be requested by a patient who has been diagnosed with a grievous and irremediable medical condition and is in an advanced state of decline in which death is reasonably foreseeable. When performing MAID, a physician or nurse practitioner can directly administer a substance to the patient that causes death, otherwise referred to as voluntary euthanasia, or provide the patient with a prescription that will cause death that is to be self- administered, also referred to as assisted suicide.

Click here to access the survey: http://web2.cpa.ca/membersurveys/index.php/569993?lang=en

NEW Supply and Demand for Accredited Doctoral Internship/ Residency Positions in Clinical, Counselling, and School Psychology in Canada.

Click here to read the Report of the CPA Internship/Residency Supply and Demand Task Force..

NEW March 16, 2017 – The CPA held a press conference on the Health Accord and urged governments to spend mental health funding in a manner that is both accountable and effective.

Click here to watch the video and read the press release.

NEW Brief: Targeting funds for better access to quality mental health care for Canadians.

Click here to read the recommendations to government from the CPA, APNL, APNS, PAPEI, and the CPNB.

NEW Call for Nominations for the Canadian National Committee for the International Union of Psychological Science (CNC/IUPsyS).

Deadline for nominations is May 15, 2017. Click here .

NEW CPA Advocates to NSERC regarding Post-Doctoral Fellowships and Masters Funding.

Click here to read the CPA’s letter to NSERC.

 


 

February 2017

NEW The Psychology Foundation of Canada is pleased to open nominations for its 2017 CPA Grants/Scholarship/Award Competition.

Click here for more information on the awards and the deadlines.

NEW February 16, 2017 Brief outlining the CPA’s current recommendations to government for increasing access to meaningful amounts of effective mental health care.

Read the brief.

NEW The 2016 Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology Best Article Award. The CPA, in collaboration with the CSBBCS, is pleased to announce the award for the best paper published in CJEP in 2016.

Click here for more details.

 


 

January 2017

NEW January 26, 2017 - The CPA and the College of Family Physicians of Canada sent a letter to the Minister of Health, Jane Philpott, on priorities for the federal investment into mental health services for Canadians.

Read the letter.

NEW Call for Nominations for Editor (2018 through 2022) for Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Click here for more information.

NEW Call for Nominations for Editor (2018 through 2022) for Canadian Psychology.

Click here for more information.

NEW January 16, 2017 – CPA Press Release

The Canadian Psychological Association Applauds Manulife for Making Mental Health Care Accessible to All Employees Read the release.

 


 

December 2016

NEW PSYence Update (Vol. 3, Issue 2) December 2016, is now available.

Click here for the PDF.

NEW December 21, 2016 – CPA & Partners Press Release

Health Care Providers Urge Federal Government to Not Tax Health Benefit Plans. Read the release.

NEW December 21, 2016

The CPA sent a letter to the Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, urging the government not to tax private health and dental insurance plan premiums. Read the letter.

NEW December 20, 2016 – CPA Press Release / Le 20 décembre 2016 – Communiqué de presse de la SCP

Canada’s governments must find a way forward: It’s time to make mental health care a priority. Read the release.

NEW December 19, 2016 – Canada’s health ministers meet today to discuss Canada’s Health Care Accord.

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) urges them to work together to advance mental health care in Canada. Click here to read the Press Release.

NEW In 2015, the CPA launched the first ever discipline-led, nation-wide survey of all Canadians holding a terminal master’s or doctoral degree in psychology.

Click here to read the final report summarizing the results obtained from 4,441 respondents.

 


 

November 2016

NEW CPA is seeking a Director, Practice Directorate for part time parental leave coverage. Applications due December 5, 2016.

See the full job posting.

NEW CALL FOR PAPERS: SPECIAL ISSUE OF CANADIAN PSYCHOLOGY ON: LEARNING - L’APPRENTISSAGE

Editor: Dr. Martin Drapeau

Deadline for submissions: March 1st, 2017 / Date de tombée: 1ier mars 2017

LES ARTICLES PEUVENT ETRE SOUMIS EN FRANÇAIS OU EN ANGLAIS. Papers can be submitted in French or in English.

Canadian Psychology, a Canadian Psychological Association journal published jointly with the American Psychological Association, invites the submission of manuscripts for a special issue on LEARNING.

Examples of topics include, but are not limited to:
 

  • The conditions (in the school, at home, etc.) associated with successful or unsuccessful learning
  • The policies (institutional, social, etc.) that support or hinder learning
  • Access to services to support optimal learning in the school system
  • Difficulties in learning, and learning disabilities
  • The neuropsychological mechanisms of learning or learning disabilities
  • Giftedness
  • The assessment of learning difficulties
  • The treatment of learning difficulties
  • The technologies used to support learning
  • Practice guidelines related to the assessment of learning difficulties and/or to remedial services.
  • Adult education
  • Learning and best practices in education and teaching
  • Schools policies and learning
  • Etc.

We encourage submissions from a range of disciplines within psychology including educational psychology, clinical psychology, school psychology, counselling psychology, neuropsychology, etc.

While review papers are preferred, different types and formats of papers will be accepted for this special issue, including:
 

  • review and scoping papers (e.g., a review on the efficacy of intervention programs for learning disabilities, etc.)
  • original studies if they are of potential interest to a BROAD proportion of psychologists (e.g., a survey of psychologists about their experience working within a response to intervention program for learning disabilities, etc.)
  • opinion papers, commentaries and letters to the Editor

Review papers, including meta-analyses, are strongly invited. We will accept articles of no more than 30 pages, including references (systematic reviews may have up to 40 pages or more if needed). All submissions will undergo peer-review. Manuscripts can be submitted via our online portal. Authors must indicate clearly that their submission should be considered for this special issue. The deadline for submissions is March 1st, 2017. Papers can be submitted in French or in English.

For questions or further information please contact the Editor, Dr. Martin Drapeau at martin.drapeau@mcgill.ca.

 

REGULAR ISSUES OF CANADIAN PSYCHOLOGY

Canadian Psychology publishes generalist articles in areas of theory, research, and practice that are of interest to a broad cross-section of psychologists. Manuscripts with direct relevance to the context of Canadian psychology are also appropriate for submission. Original, empirical contributions are welcome if the research is of direct relevance to the discipline as a whole (e.g., a survey of psychologists about the future of the discipline or about their practice) or if they present the results of a systematic review (including meta-analyses) or other forms of reviews. Reviews (systematic reviews, narrative reviews, meta-analyses, etc.), practice guidelines, and assessments or reviews of practice guidelines are particularly welcome.
 

 

NEW Psychology Works Fact Sheet: Attachment in Children.

 

NEW The Study and Practice of Psychology in Canada: Facts for Foreign Nationals

Click here for more information.

NEW Participate in a survey on Clinical Practice Guidelines

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) defines Evidence-Based Practice, or EBP, as “the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of the best available research evidence to inform each stage of clinical decision-making and service delivery, [which] requires that psychologists apply their knowledge of the best available research in the context of specific client characteristics, cultural backgrounds, and treatment preferences”. The CPA's Section on Clinical Psychology is looking at developing an online resource to support EBP and is interested in learning more about the kinds of evidence Canadian psychologists and psychologist associates use to inform their practice, including Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs). This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Your responses will be anonymous and all findings will be communicated in aggregate form. Your completion of this survey will be taken as your consent to use these results for development of a CPG database and for research purposes. Click here to complete the survey: http://web2.cpa.ca/membersurveys/index.php/838498?lang=en. Survey will close on December 9, 2016.

NEW Fall 2016 issue of Psynopsis now available.

Click here to read it online, or here to download the PDF.

 


 

October 2016

NEW Submissions are now open for the CPA's 78th Convention, June 8-10, 2017.

Click here for more informatio, or to make a submission.

NEW CPA makes submission to panel overseeing Canada’s Fundamental Science Review. Click here to read the CPA’s submission.

On September 30, 2016, the CPA made a submission to the panel overseeing Canada’s Fundamental Science Review. Guidance for the submission was provided by the CPA’s Scientific Affairs Committee, Publications Committee, and various past/current CPA Board of Directors.

NEW Initiative in Quebec to petition the National Assembly about the urgent need for access to services.

Many of you know of the extensive advocacy efforts CPA as well as provincial and territorial associations of psychology have directed to enhancing access to psychotherapy. There is an initiative in Quebec to petition the National Assembly about the urgent need for access to services. Click here to sign the petition.

 


 

September 2016

NEW DEADLINE EXTENDED to NOV 1st - Call for Nominations for 2017 CPA Fellows & Awards (deadline October 15th)

http://www.cpa.ca/aboutcpa/cpaawards.

NEW CPA Policy Statement on Conversion/Reparative Therapy for Sexual Orientation.

The Canadian Psychological Association opposes any therapy with the goal of repairing or converting an individual’s sexual orientation, regardless of age. Conversion therapy, or reparative therapy, refers to any formal therapeutic attempt to change the sexual orientation of bisexual, gay and lesbian individuals to heterosexual (e.g., Nicolosi, 1991; Socarides & Kaufman, 1994). It can include prayer or religious rites, modification of behaviours, and individual or group counselling (Bright, 2004; Nicolosi, 1991).
Click here to read the full Policy Statement

NEW CPA applauds reinstatement of the University and College Academic Staff System (UCASS).

The CPA has been advocating for the reinstatement of the UCASS since its discontinuation; the UCASS allows us to track academic positions, predict faculty age and retirement, and examine the composition of faculty by salary, field, age, gender and rank – information necessary for academic planning. Click here to read the press release.

NEW FIDEP, la Fédération interuniversitaire des doctorants en psychologie (The Inter-University Federation of Doctoral Students in Psychology) is working to achieve funding for students completing their doctoral internships/residences.

As many CPA members know, Quebec internship programs, other than those sponsored by a university, do not remunerate their interns/residents. CPA has written a letter of support for FIDEP in its pursuit of this funding; this letter was written to Quebec’s Ministers of Health and Education. FIDEP also has a petition which it will present to the Quebec National Assembly on September 17, 2016. The petition can be found at goo.gl/wk2Xgc. FIDEP let us know that they would welcome signatures from the community across the country. The petition is only available in French but an English translation of it can be found by clicking here
 


 

August 2016

NEW Newest issue of Psynopsis, Summer 2016, now available online.

Click here to read the issue.

NEW Passing of CPA Past President, Dr. Allan Paivio

It is with great sadness that CPA learned of the passing of CPA Past President, Dr. Allan Paivio. Dr. Paivio served as President of CPA in 1975, was made a Fellow of the association and, in 1982, was given one of CPA’s most prestigious awards – the Donald O. Hebb Award for Distinguished Contributions to Science. In 1992-93, Dr. Paivio also served as CPA's Honorary President. Dr. Paivio was a formidable scientist and had a profound impact on the study of psychology and cognition in Canada and internationally. His obituary and a place to leave messages of condolence can be found here http://yourlifemoments.ca/sitepages/obituary.asp?oId=961211

NEW CPA’s 2017 Pre-Budget Submission

Click here to read the submission.

NEW Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science: Special Issue on Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Click here for more information. Deadline for submission is December 20, 2016.

 


 

July 2016

NEW Call for Nominations for Editor (2017-2020) for Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science.

Click here for more information on the call.

NEW Government of Canada Launches Review of Federal Support for Fundamental Science.

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, launched an independent review of federal funding for fundamental science. The scope of the review includes the three granting councils along with other federally funded organizations such as the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The review will be led by an independent panel of distinguished research leaders and innovators including Dr. David Naylor, former president of the University of Toronto and chair of the panel. The panel will spend the next six months seeking input from the research community and Canadians on how to optimize support for fundamental science in Canada (http://www.sciencereview.ca/eic/site/059.nsf/eng/home). The CPA will be providing input to this review; please contact the CPA’s Science Directorate at lvottableeker@cpa.ca to provide direct feedback to the CPA’s input.

 


 

June 2016

NEW CPA position paper entitled Psychologists Practicing to Scope: The Role of Psychologists in Canada’s Public Institutions.

Click here to access the paper.

At its June 2016 meeting, the CPA Board of Directors approved a position paper entitled Psychologists Practicing to Scope: The Role of Psychologists in Canada’s Public Institutions. The CPA encourages practitioners to share the paper among colleagues, stakeholders and decision-makers. Feel free to get in touch with CPA’s Executive Office for further information or assistance in disseminating this information (executiveoffice@cpa.ca).

NEW The CPA extends its profound sympathies to the Orlando community on the recent shootings.

The President of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Dr. David Dozois, and the Chair of the CPA's Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Dr. Karen Blair, offer their profound sympathies to the Orlando community on the recent shootings. Violence and discrimination against people of any culture, religion, ethnicity or sexual identity and orientation are intolerable. As a community of caring and compassionate citizens of the world, we must work together to ensure such acts do not continue to take place. Our thoughts go out to the Florida community of LGBTQ persons, their friends and families as they cope with these tremendous losses. The LGBTQ community, and indeed every community, is diminished. The CPA has archived a list of resources that may be of some help in coping with events of this magnitude which can be found at http://www.cpa.ca/public/emergencies/

NEW Back from the Convention?

Don't forget to fill out your Post-Convention Survey to help us make it even better next year! If you attended one, please also fill out the PreConvention Workshop Evalutation

NEW CPA Perks Member Benefit

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NEW Survey on Fitness to Stand Trial Assessments.

If you are engaged in the research or practice of forensic and/or correctional psychology, please take a moment to complete our survey on the conduct of fitness to stand trial assessments. While the work of psychologists in some jurisdictions contribute to these assessments done by psychiatry, psychologists in some jurisdictions do undertake them independently. CPA is interested in knowing how commonly psychologists undertake fitness assessments independently and whether CPA’s criminal justice community of psychologists wants to see CPA lobby government to have psychologists specifically designated in legislation to undertake fitness to stand trial asssessments. Click here to access the survey.

NEW CPA National Convention Program At-A-Glance, Final Version - Updated June 6th

 

NEW Convention Greetings from;

NEW Convention Schedule now available.

See it on our Convention Program page, use the interactive online Schedule at http://cpa2016convention.sched.org/, or download the free APP from the iTunes Store, or for Android in the Google Play store.

 


 

May 2016

NEW Announcing the 2016 CPA Elected Fellows and Awards Recipients

View them here or attend the Convention to see them being awarded.

NEW Neuropsychological Services in Canada.

A position statement of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the Association Québécoise des Neuropsychologues (AQNP)

View the full Position Statement here (PDF).

CPA's thoughts go out to Albertans as they battle the fires in Fort McMurray.

Click here for resources that may be of help in managing distress and coping as relates to the fires in Fort McMurray.

May 3, 2016 - Submission to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights concerning Bill C-14: An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying).

Click here to read the English submission. cliquer ici pour la version français

 


 

April 2016

The Spring 2016 issue of Psynopsis Magazine, special issue on Recovery and Recovery-Oriented Guidelines, is now available online.

Click here to read the issue.

PSYence Update (Vol. 3, Issue 1) April 2016.

 

Update on CPA's Science Activities. Click here for the PDF.

Comments invited on the Second Full Draft of the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists, Fourth Edition.

Click here for details. .

Announcing the 2015 Section Newsletter Award Winner: The Section on Counselling Psychology

You can read the winning newsletter here.

Notice of the 2016 Annual General Meeting

The seventy-seventh Annual General Meeting of the members of the Canadian Psychological Association will be held in Victoria, British Columbia, on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 8:00 am, in Carson Hall, Victoria Conference Centre, for the purposes of:

  1. receiving and considering the annual report of the President and Committees of the Association, and approving the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting;
  2. receiving and considering the financial statements, the report of the Auditor and any change in Membership and Affiliation Fees;
  3. appointing of an Auditor;
  4. election of the Board of Directors
  5. considering the proposed revision to CPA By-Laws, approved by the Directors of the Association, to amend By-law 8.04 by changing the term “by-laws” to “terms of reference”.

Click here for more information

Call for Nominations for the 2016 CPA Board of Directors

Nominations are required for the following 7 positions:

  • President-Elect
  • Scientist
  • Scientist-Practitioner
  • At-large
  • At-large reserved for a Francophone
  • At-large reserved for a Masters level member
  • Director representing the Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology (CCDP)

Click here for more information

 


 

March 2016

March 23, 2016 – CPA Press Release

Canada’s psychologists are encouraged by the research funding increases announced in the 2016 federal budget. Read the release.

In the aftermath of the recent violence in Brussels, click here for resources on coping with violent events.

 

 


 

February 2016

The 2015 Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science Best Article Award

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is pleased to announce that the award for the best paper published in the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science (CJBS) in 2015 goes to Angel Chen and Robert Gifford, for their paper, "I wanted to cooperate, but..." Justifying Suboptimal Cooperation in a Commons Dilemma. [Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, Vol 47(4), 2015, 282-291].

The award will be presented at the 2016 CPA Convention (http://www.cpa.ca/Convention/) in June in Victoria, BC, and is accompanied by a $1000 prize.

About the Journal
The Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science publishes original, empirical contributions in the following areas of psychology: abnormal, behavioural, clinical, community, counselling, developmental, educational, environmental, gay and lesbian, gender, industrial–organizational, neuropsychological, personality, psychometrics, sexology, and social.
Link to CJBS: http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/cbs/index.aspx

The 2015 Canadian Psychology Best Article Award

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is pleased to announce that the award for the best paper published in Canadian Psychology (CP) in 2015 goes to John F. Clarkin, Kevin B. Meehan, and Mark F. Lenzenweger, for their paper, Emerging approaches to the conceptualization and treatment of personality disorder [Canadian Psychology, Vol 56(2), May 2015, 155-167].

The award will be presented at the 2016 CPA Convention (http://www.cpa.ca/Convention/) in June in Victoria, BC, and is accompanied by a $1000 prize.

About the Journal
Canadian Psychology publishes, quarterly, generalist articles in areas of theory, research, and practice that are of interest to a broad cross-section of psychologists. Manuscripts with direct relevance to the context of Canadian psychology are also appropriate for submission. Original, empirical contributions are welcome if the research is of direct relevance to the discipline as a whole (e.g., a survey of psychologists about the future of the discipline or about their practice) or if they present the results of a systematic review (including meta-analyses) or other forms of reviews. Reviews are particularly welcome.
Link to CP: http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/cap/index.aspx

Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science on Best Practices in Doing and Presenting Research in Psychology.

Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2016. Click here for more information.

Ken Pope - Resources For Coronary Heart Disease added to the Resources of Interest for Practitioners page.

 

Fact Sheet on Gender Dysphoria in Adults and Adolescents.

Read this and more on the Psychology Works Fact Sheet page.

The Winter 2016 issue of Psynopsis Magazine, special issue on Mental Health, Homelessness, and Housing, is now available online.

Click here to read the issue.

The 2015 Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology Best Article Award

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS) are pleased to announce that the award for the best paper published in the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology (CJEP) in 2015 goes to Brendan Johns and Mike Jones, for their paper Generating Structure From Experience: A Retrieval-Based Model of Language Processing.

Link to abstract: http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/cep/69/3/233/

The award will be presented at the 2016 CPA Convention (http://www.cpa.ca/Convention/) and the 2016 CSBBCS Annual Meeting (http://www.csbbcs.org/2016/index.php/meeting/meeting), and is accompanied by a $1000 prize.

About the Journal

CJEP publishes original research papers that advance understanding of the field of experimental psychology, broadly considered. This includes, but is not restricted to, cognition, perception, motor performance, attention, memory, learning, language, decision making, development, comparative psychology, and neuroscience.

CPA publishes CJEP quarterly in partnership with CSBBCS.

Link to CJEP: http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/cep/.

 


 

January 2016

CPA is recruiting a Director of its Practice Directorate.

This Ottawa-based position (.4 to .5 FTE) is open to a doctoral prepared, mid or later career psychologist, registered in Ontario. The Director will be responsible for leading, collaborating and supporting advocacy priorities and activities across Canada’s jurisdictions. For more information and to apply, Click here.

 

In the aftermath of the recent shootings in La Loche, Saskatchewan, click here for resources on coping with violent events.

 

Special Issue of the Canadian Psychology on Immigration and Refugees

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Canadian Psychology on Immigration and Refugees. Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2016. Click here for more information.

 


 

December 2015

SERVER MAINTENANCE Starting the evening of December 24th the CPA servers will be undergoing maintenance which may occasionally disrupt online services during the Christmas break. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Psychology Works Fact Sheet on Bullying Among Children and Youth

Click here for the Fact Sheet, or click here for the "Psychology Works" Fact Sheets page.

Student Research Grants Call for Proposals November 2015.

The Psychology Foundation of Canada, with the support of members of The Canadian Psychological Association, wishes to support student research in all areas of psychology. Applications are sought to support student research projects. The applicant (or in the case of joint submissions, the applicants) must be an undergraduate or graduate student in a psychology program at a Canadian University, and an affiliate member of the Canadian Psychological Association or a provincial psychological association.

Funding of up to $1000 is available per project. The excellence of the proposal will be the primary criterion in making awards. Documentation of submission to the applicant's institutional research ethics board (REB) must accompany every submission. Applicants may submit only one application per year.
Click here for details.

Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology on “Everyday Attention”

Research on "everyday cognition" focuses on cognition in the context of people’s day-to-day lives.
Call for Papers for Special Issue of Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology: Everyday Attention. Deadline for expressions of interest is February 15th, 2016; full papers are due June 1st, 2016. Click here for more information.

The Submission System for the 2016 CPA Convention is now closed.

Visit the convention webpage for updates on the program and registration.

CPA is pleased to have compiled a list of resources for psychologists interested in providing culturally competent care to diverse groups.

In light of recent immigration to Canada of Syrian refugees, many of the resources listed relate specifically to resources and needs of this group. Click here to see the resources.


 

November 2015

Calling all private practitioners!

The Canadian Psychological Association's (CPA) Education & Training Committee's Internship Supply and Demand Task Force is exploring ways to increase the number of accredited internship positions available to students in professional psychology in Canada. There has been some dialogue in recent years about the potential for internships to be developed within the private practice community. Please provide your perspective on whether, and in what circumstances, you could envision your practice taking on students to complete the requirements for their pre-doctoral internship. Click here to complete the survey, which take 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey will close on Friday December 18, 2015.

Canadian Psychology invites the submission of manuscripts!

Canadian Psychology is the flagship journal of the Canadian Psychological Association. It is published jointly by the CPA and APA.
Canadian Psychology publishes generalist articles in areas of theory, research, and practice that are of interest to a broad cross-section of psychologists. Manuscripts with direct relevance to the context of Canadian psychology are also appropriate for submission. Original, empirical contributions are welcome if the research is of direct relevance to the discipline as a whole (e.g., a survey of psychologists about the future of the discipline or about their practice) or if they present the results of a systematic review (including meta-analyses) or other forms of reviews. Reviews are particularly welcome.

For more information, please visit http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/cap/; sample articles can be found here: http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/cap/sample.aspx.

The CPA Committee on Ethics, with sadness and regret, announces the passing of one of its most esteemed members, Dr. Jean L. Pettifor, on 8 November 2015 in Calgary.

Dr. Pettifor’s contributions to the psychology community and to ethics, both nationally and internationally, were great and many. She has left a legacy that will continue to influence the thinking and decision making of psychologists for many years to come. A special tribute to Jean will appear in the next issue of Psynopsis. Her obituary and a place to leave messages of condolence can be found here.

In the aftermath of the recent attacks in Paris, Beirut, Baghdad, and elsewhere, click here for resources on coping with violent events.

 

Veterans Day: Resources For Veterans, Their Familiesd & Those Providing Clinical & Forensic Services To Them

Today is Veterans Day in the United States -- a time to refocus attention on the sacrifices and needs of those who risked their lives in service to our country.

The resources fall into 3 groups--articles, programs, & organizations:

1) 119 RECENT (PUBLISHED IN 2013-2015) ARTICLES
A few examples:

  • Community Needs Among Service Members After Return From Combat Deployment
  • Perceptions of Determinants of Successful Aging among Older US Veterans: Results from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study
  • Reintegration Challenges in U.S. Service Members and Veterans Following Combat Deployment
  • Homelessness Among Female Veterans
  • Prevalence and Correlates of Suicidal Ideation Among Veterans
  • Mindfulness in the Treatment of PTSD Among Military Veterans
  • First-Generation Student Veterans: Implications of Poverty for Psychotherapy
  • Treating Complex Trauma Among Veterans
  • CBT for Depression in Veterans
  • Understanding Afghanistan & Iraq Veterans' Treatment Preferences & Perceptions of Stigma

2) LINKS TO 38 HELPFUL ORGANIZATIONS & PROGRAMS FOR VETERANS & THEIR FAMILIES

3) LINKS TO 14 UNITED STATES MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS

This web page is at http://bit.ly/KenPopeVeteransResources

PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE to any lists or individuals who might find these resources helpful.

Ken Pope

POPE: "STEPS TO STRENGTHEN ETHICS IN ORGANIZATIONS: RESEARCH FINDINGS, ETHICS PLACEBOS, & WHAT WORKS"--
FREE FULL TEXT AT: http://bit.ly/KenPopeStrengtheningEthicsInOrganizations

    "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in *Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre* (1821)

 

November 5, 2015 – CPA Press Release Psychologists Pleased with Reinstatement of Long-Form Census.

Read the release..

Online Educational Tool for Parents/Caregivers of a Youth with an Eating Disorder.

Click here for details.

 


 

October 2015

PSYence Update (Vol. 2, Issue 3) October 2015. Update on CPA's Science Activities.

Click here for the PDF.

Call for Papers for Special Issue of Canadian Psychology: Psychology in Canada – Opportunities and Challenges.

Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2016. Click here for more information.

The fall issue of Psynopsis Magazine, special issue on Psychology and the Workplace, is now available online.

Click here to read the issue.

CPA sent a questionnaire to each national federal political party asking about investments in mental health services and research funding.

Click here for their responses and their full platforms.

Exciting news! CPA is introducing a new membership system with improved features that will make renewing your membership and accessing and updating your personal information much easier.

Click here for more information.

Psynopsis Magazine – Winter Issue: Call for Submissions

The Winter 2016 issue of Psynopsis Magazine is devoted to looking at Mental Health, Homelessness, and Housing. Click here for more details.

 


 

September 2015

Registration Open for CPA Summit on Knowledge Mobilization!

Increasingly, CPA members have been expressing concern at not knowing what funders are looking for in terms of the knowledge mobilization components of grants. In response, the CPA is hosting a 1-day Summit in Ottawa (Westin Hotel) on Thursday, November 12th to explore the issue; in addition to securing representatives from each of CIHR, SSHRC, NSERC, and the NCEs, we have also secured speakers recognized for their successful knowledge mobilization strategies. This is a Summit not to be missed! There is no charge to attend the Summit but space is limited. A block of rooms is on hold at the Westin until October 26th. Click here for more information, or Register now to secure your space!

The Submission System for the 2016 CPA Convention is now open.

Click here for details.

Call for Nominations for the 2016 CPA Awards, President’s New Researcher Awards and Fellows.

Click here for details.

2015 Federal Election Letter Writing Campaign

CPA encourages members to write a letter to the candidates in their riding asking about their commitment to improving access to psychological services, research funding, and education. Learn more.

 

 


 

August 2015

The summer issue of Psynopsis Magazine, special issue on Understanding Suicide, is now available online.

Click here to read the issue.

 


 

July 2015

Psynopsis - Call for Submissions:

The Fall 2015 issue of Psynopsis Magazine - Canada’s Psychology Magazine is devoted to Psychology in the Workplace. Click here for details.

July 30, 2015 - Canadian Psychological Associations 2015 pre-budget submission.

Click here to read.

CPA response to the American Psychological Association’s Hoffman review

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) was saddened to learn of the findings of the Hoffman report http://www.apa.org/independent-review/APA-FINAL-Report-7.2.15.pdf commissioned by the American Psychological Association (APA). The report details a review of APA’s ethics guidelines, national security interrogations and torture.

The CPA holds itself and the discipline and profession of psychology to standards of international humanitarian law. As stated in CPA's Code of Ethics (Third Edition, 2000), in adhering to the Principle of Responsibility to Society, psychologists would

    IV.27 Not contribute to nor engage in research or any other activity that contravenes international humanitarian law, such as the development of methods intended for use in the torture of persons, the development of prohibited weapons, or destruction of the environment.

It is CPA's opinion and practice that the discipline and profession of psychology hold itself accountable in all matters of policy, education, research and practice regarding human rights and the health and welfare of individuals and societies.

PSYence Update (Vol. 2, Issue 2) July 2015.

Update on CPA's Science Activities. Click here for the PDF.