Practice, research and education directs CPA’s mandate. CPA focuses on such issues as access to service, health human resources, surveillance and collaborative practice, and engaging in various advocacy activities and partnerships.

CPA keeps itself apprised of issues affecting the discipline and the membership, and regularly represents the membership at various conferences and events. See what issues are currently affecting the practice of psychology and find out about recent and upcoming conferences.

  • NEW CPA made a pre-budget submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. Click here to view the submission.

  • Antipsychotic Medications: 32 Meta-Analytic Studies Published in 2013. Click here for details.

  • CDPAC Pan-Canadian Symposium: New Partnerships and New Approaches for Chronic Disease Prevention. April 8 - 11, 2014 (Delta Ottawa City Centre, Ottawa, ON). Click here for more information.

  • Press Release: New data confirms that the mental health needs of Canadians are not being met - September 18, 2013 Click here for details.

  • Psychological Interventions for Pain: A resource for therapists, counselors and clinicians. Click here to access the resource.

  • A Commissioned Report on Access to Services - An Imperative for Change: Access to Psychological Services for Canada

  • Final Report of the CPA's Evidence-Based Task Force: Evidence-Based Practice of Psychological Treatments - A Canadian Perspective. Click here to access the full report.

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    Access to health services, particularly to quality health care by reducing wait times for assessment and treatment, is a key issue for Canadians and government. Missing among this is a focus on access to mental health services and the health care professionals who provide them. Bringing public and government attention to this issue is a key priority for CPA. More…

    Few studies have focused on the workplace health and well-being of health professionals who provide mental health services. Further, there is little data on the number of psychologists. CPA is involved in various activities to bring attention to the health human resources needs specific to psychologists and mental health services. More…

    Surveillance and surveys are key methods of data collection in psychology. CPA has administered many surveys in the past, including one on the geographical locations of clinical psychologists in Canada. Currently, CPA is carrying out a funded quality assurance program to collect information about psychology practitioners and the clients they see. More…