December 2012

Grand Challenges Canada funding opportunity: Round 5 of the Stars program invites applicants to apply for $100,000 seed grants which can later be scaled with a grant of up to $1 Million.

The deadline for application for Round 5 is February 6, 2013. The application process is extremely simple. It consists of a two-page concept with a two-minute video. An example of funded projects can be found at http://www.grandchallenges.ca/stars-r3-grantee-announcement-en/. For more information on this program and Grand Challenges Canada go to http://www.grandchallenges.ca/grand-challenges/gc1-stars/stars-program-information/

The VISAGE (Violence At work according to Sex and Gender) research team of the Trauma Study Centre

offers scholarships for graduate students ($17,500) and postgraduate students ($22,500) for a period of one year, renewable. Deadline for applications is February 1, 2013.

The Canadian Psychological Association is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual High School Science Awards.

If you have children, nieces/nephews, grandchildren, neighbours, etc. that attend high school, please pass this along to them (or to their parents or teachers) and help CPA promote this fantastic initiative. Additional information, including a downloadable version of the poster, submission details, and resources can be found online, at http://www.cpa.ca/convention/HighSchoolScienceAwards

School Shooting in Connecticut: Resource on Violence, Stress and Coping

(December 14, 2012): The shooting that took place today at a school in Newton, Connecticut, resulting in at least 26 dead, including 20 children, challenges all of our communities to cope. The CPA has developed a resource that is intended to be of help and support in coping with tragedies of this type. Additional resources can also be found on CPA's Emergency Preparedness pages.

February is Psychology Month!

We'd like to hear about your plans for Psychology Month. Email us and let us know how you're participating in Psychology Month!

APA PscyNET(r) Gold packages for 2013 are now available online. Click here to purchase your subscription.

 


November 2012

CPA, as CCR co-Chair, Organizes and Hosts Breakfast Meeting with Representatives of Various Funding Agencies

On November 21, 2012, the CPA, as co-Chair of the Canadian Consortium for Research (CCR), organized and hosted a breakfast meeting with the following funding agency representatives:

  • SSHRC: Dr. Chad Gaffield, President
  • NSERC: Dr. Suzanne Fortier, President
  • CFI: Dr. Gilles Patry, President
  • MITACS

Unfortunately, the CIHR was unable to send a representative to attend the breakfast.  Each presenter was asked to speak for approximately 10 minutes on the status of research and research funding in Canada.  Following the presentations, CCR members participated in a roundtable discussion with the presenters.  The CPA, along with the CCR's other co-Chair, will synthesize the event's presentations and discussion, and explore potential follow-ups.  Check back for future updates.

Psynopsis Winter 2013 - Call for Submissions.

The Winter 2013 issue of Psynopsis Magazine is devoted to Dr. Frain's 2013 Presidential theme - Advocacy. Click here for submission details

Final Report of CPA's Evidence-Based Task Force: Evidence-Based Practice of Psychological Treatments - A Canadian Perspective

The purpose of this task force was to operationalize what constitutes evidence-based practice in psychology, to make recommendations about how psychologists can best integrate evidence into practice to better inform patient care and to suggest strategies for dissemination. Click here to read the Task Force's Final Report.

The Canadian Psychological Association presents $10,000 donation to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to help aid with the Crisis in the Congo.

The donation will go to the African Institute on Gender-Based Violence and Counselling.  Click here for details.

Robert Sommer Award for Best Student Paper

Graduate and undergraduate students conducting research in any aspect of environmental psychology are eligible to enter their research into a competition for the Robert Sommer Award from the CPA Section on Environmental Psychology. Click here for details.

Participate in a Study Evaluating Rehabilitation Outcome following Severe Trauma (EROS)

Researchers at the Centre for Trauma Science in London, England, are conducting a research study Evaluating Rehabilitation Outcome following Severe trauma (EROS).  They are aiming to engage as many as possible international organisations or professionals to help develop an ICF (ICF= International Classification of Function, Disability and Health) core set for people with major traumatic injuries. The involvement requires completion of an on-line questionnaire. The questions are based on the existing Comprehensive ICF acute and post acute core sets.

More information on the ICF core set development can be found at:
http://www.icf-research-branch.org/icf-core-sets-projects.html

To participate in the survey, click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MultipleTrauma

Temporary disruptions to CPA's Website and Members-Only Services

In recent weeks, CPA Members and Visitors to CPA's website have experienced disruptions to CPA's website and members-only services. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience these disruptions have caused.  CPA's IT Department has been working to ensure the security of CPA's website, as well as enhance its features. Over the next few weeks, we will be moving to a new platform and unfortunately, this will cause some more disruptions.  We will do our best to minimize these disruptions and notify you, to the best of our ability, of when they may occur.  Again, we apologize for any inconvenience these disruptions may cause and thank you in advance for your patience.

CPA Attends CIHR Pathways to Partners Forum on Aboriginal Peoples' Health

On October 16-17, 2012, CPA's Deputy CEO and Science Directorate Director attended a by-invite-only 2-day forum: Pathways to Partners Forum on Aboriginal Peoples' Health. The purpose of the forum, which was jointly organized and sponsored by three CIHR Institutes (Institutes of Aboriginal Peoples' Health, Population and Public Health, Gender and Health) was to discuss and contribute to the development of an RFP that will look at 4 health issues among Aboriginal Peoples: suicide, oral health, obesity and tuberculosis. CPA will post information on this research funding opportunity as received.


October 2012

Psynopsis Magazine - Fall 2012 (PDF).

Canadian Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychiatric Association Concerned About Mental Health Needs in Canadian Prisons: Urgent Action Needed.

Click here to read the release.

Psychology and Cognitive Sciences among 6 Research Fields in which Canada Excels

A newly released report by the Council of Canadian Academies entitled, The State of Science and Technology in Canada, 2012 provides a thorough analysis of the scientific disciplines and technological applications where Canada excels in a global context. In 2010, Industry Canada via the Minister of Industry, asked the Council of Canadian Academies to assess the state of science and technology in Canada and to consider all fields in which research is conducted.

The six research fields in which Canada excels are: clinical medicine, historical studies,
information and communication technologies (ICT), physics and astronomy, psychology and
cognitive sciences
, and visual and performing arts.

Click here to read the news release and access the full report.


September 2012

CPA's CEO on CanadaAM in Support of Mental Illness Awareness Week

In support of Mental Illness Awareness Week 2012: CPA's CEO, Dr. Karen Cohen and 2012 FACE, Sandra Yuen MacKay, say this year's 2012 MIAW campaign is meant to show people living with mental illness that they can live well despite their diagnosis. Click here to view the video clip.

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW): September 30 - October 6, 2012

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. The week was established in 1992 by the Canadian Psychiatric Association, and is now coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) in cooperation with all its member organizations and many other supporters across Canada.

One of MIAW’s major initiatives is the Faces of Mental Illness campaign, a national outreach campaign featuring the stories of Canadians living in recovery from mental illness. Thousands of pieces of MIAW posters, brochures, and bookmarks featuring the Faces are disseminated to hundreds of organizations across Canada in an effort to raise awareness and end the stigma associated with mental illness.

This year also marks the addition of a new component of MIAW: the Faces of Mental Illness Breakfast on Parliament Hill. This marquee event takes place on October 2nd and brings together Members of Parliament, prominent decision makers, the Faces from the Faces of Mental Illness campaign, and CAMIMH members to express support for current mental health initiatives and engage in a discussion regarding the need for increased access to mental health services for all Canadians.

CPAF Student Research Grants (2nd disbursement): Call for Proposals (September 2012)

The Canadian Psychological Association Foundation 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 affiliate member of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Funding up to $1000 is available per project. For 2012, ten awards will be made. 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.

See CPA Foundation Awards for more information.
 

CPA Convention Feedback Survey

The CPA Head Office Staff and Board of Directors are always looking for ways to improve CPA’s annual convention. To this end, we are seeking your input on what we can do to make next year’s convention in Quebec City the best possible convention. Click here to complete the CPA Convention Feedback Survey. Survey closes October 5, 2012.

Conference Organizers: Financial Support Available!

CPA is pleased to announce that it will make available up to $2,000 annually in support of psychology-related conferences that specifically target engagement and participation of undergraduate psychology students.  Each successful request will receive up to $500. Applications from conference organizers should include a brief description of the conference, detail how the conference has engaged the participation of undergraduate psychology students and indicate to which conference activities the funds will be applied. Applications must be received by October 31, 2012 (note new date). For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa Votta-Bleeker at executiveoffice@cpa.ca.

NEW Proposal for new CPA section on Psychology and Retirement.

See the CPA Section page for details.

NEW CIHR Updates #3 and #4 re: New Version of Canadian Common CV (CCV)

On June 19, 2012, the CIHR launched a revised version of the Common CV. Please click here for  updates sent by CIHR on August 31st, 2012 and September 10th, 2012 regarding issues with the new version. 

NEW  Canadian Psychological Association Applauds Investment in Military Mental Health

The Canadian Psychological Association responds to the announcement made on September 12, 2012 by the Department of National DefenseClick here to read the press release

NEW  Correction to Notice in CPA News re: Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research Website

This week's CPA News contains a posting about an upcoming forum being hosted by the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research. Please note that there is an error in the URL in CPA News.  It should read as follows:http://www.cimvhr.ca/.  We apologize for the confusion and inconvenience.

Canadians Rally in Support of Suicide Prevention

In keeping with the theme for this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day in Canada, “All Together – Promoting Hope and Resiliency,” the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP), the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Canadian Psychiatric Association, the Canadian Psychological Association and the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) stress the importance of bringing people and groups together to promote a collaborative approach to suicide prevention.  Read the release

10th Anniversary of World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day 2012 Brochure
September 10th, 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of World Suicide Prevention Day: ten years of research, ten years of prevention, ten years of education and dissemination of information. Click here for more information.


August 2012

No Pain+, No Gain

We are conducting a study of a new free information service for evidence-based pain management.

Pain+ will make keeping up to date and applying the latest research in clinical practice easier for clinicians. To save you time, these articles will be pre-assessed for quality by research staff, and for clinical relevance and interest by practicing clinicians. A wide range of publications from multiple disciplines are surveyed.

As a “one-stop” access to current best evidence from research on pain management, Pain+ offers:
  • A searchable database of the best evidence from the health care literature
  • An email alerting system
  • Links to selected evidence-based resources
Pain+ was developed as part of a research study comparing two different types of access to pain research evidence.  Study participants will be randomly assigned to one of 2 ways of sharing research evidence: 1) sending e-mail alerts and reviews about the best new pain research; or 2) access to web-based resources.  All participants get to try both services for 9 months each for free.
 
Eligibility criteria:
  1. physicians, nurses, occupational/physical therapists, psychologists  who are currently seeing patients at least 1 day per week;
  2. are fluent in English,
  3. have access to a computer at home or at work which has unrestricted access to the World Wide Web, and
  4. have an active email account.
 For more information: http://plus.mcmaster.ca/PainPlus/

Contact person:  Margaret Lomotan at lomotam@mcmaster.ca or 905-525-9140 ext. 27328.

Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research Forum 2012

Hosted by Queen's University and the Royal Military College of Canada
November 26-28, 2012
Kingston, Ontatio
www.cimvhr.ca

A Chronicle of the Work of the CPA (1938 - 2010)

CPA's inaugural publication chronicling the history of organized psychology in Canada is now available. The author of the Chronicle is CPA's Archivist (and past-President), Dr. John Conway. The Chronicle was celebrated at Convention 2012 and inaugural copies sold. The Chronicle is now available for purchase online - visit www.cpa.ca/thecpastore/purchasecpapublications to order your copy today!

Psynopsis Magazine - Summer Issue

The Summer 2012 Issue of Psynopsis Magazine is now available online. Click here to read

CIHR Update #2 re: New Version of Canadian Common CV (CCV)

On June 19, 2012, the CIHR launched a revised version of the Common CV. Please click here for an update sent by CIHR on August 10th, 2012 regarding issues with the new version. 

CPA Letter to NSERC Regarding the Cancellation of the Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants Program

Click here to view CPA's letter to NSERC regarding NSERC's recent announcement/decision to cancel the RTI program following the 2013 competition.

Members are reminded that NSERC is currently consulting with the research community to gather feedback on two proposed options for the future of the Research Tools and Instruments  (RTI) Grants Program. From June 29 to September 28, 2012, we invite you to review the proposed options and vote by completing the RTI Grants Program survey (powered by Survey Monkey). A portable document format (PDF) version of a document outlining both options is also available. 

Please take a moment to complete the online consultation or write an individualized letter to NSERC.

Canadian Psychological Association Career Opportunity

CPA seeks part-time Director of its Practice Directorate.  Click here for details

World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization invites you to join a “…global network of mental health professionals to help the development of the classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders in the next version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)”.   The WHO is working with the International Union of Psychological Sciences and Dr Pierre Ritchie, the former CPA Executive Director and OPA President, is the Secretary General. The invitation is to individual Canadian clinicians to become part of the global network. This is an interesting opportunity to be part of the development of an important international diagnostic classification system.   Read more

Upcoming Funding Opportunities in Population Health Intervention Research and Primary Health Care Research

CIHR Operating Grant: Population Health Intervention Research: Application Deadline for Letter of Intent: September 2012.

CIHR Training Grant in Interdisciplinary Primary Health Care Research - “TUTOR‐PHC” (Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research– Primary Health Care). Applicatoin Deadline is October 31, 2012.

See CPA's Science pages for more information.

The new 2012 CPA Student Price Card (SPC Card™) have been mailed!

The FREE '12/'13 Student Price Cards have been mailed to CPA Student Affiliates. Keep your eye on the mail! More...

CIHR releases the "What CIHR Heard: Analysis of Feedback on the Design Discussion Document"

It has been five months since the release of the Design Discussion Document which presented the proposed changes to the CIHR Open Suite of Programs and Peer Review Process.

CIHR has now published the "What CIHR Heard: Analysis of Feedback on the Design Discussion Document." This document presents a summary of the feedback received from CIHR's researcher and stakeholder communities regarding the proposed changes to the Open Suite of Programs and peer review process. Please visit CIHR's website at http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?TizV-WcKI-1E0QM36 to read the report along with a message from our President Dr. Alain Beaudet and a question and answer (Q&A) document.

Note: CPA participated in a Blue Ribbon Panel of the Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS) responding to the CIHR Proposed Changes to its Open Suite of Programs and Enhancements to the Peer Review Process.  Click here to read the CFHSS submission


July 2012

CIHR Update re: New Version of Canadian Common CV (CCV)

On June 19, 2012, the CIHR launched a revised version of the Common CV. Please click here for an update sent by CIHR on July 31st regarding issues with the new version. 

Harper Government Announces Funding to Create the Brain Research Fund.

The Harper Government will provide up to $100 million over the next six years to create the Canada Brain Research Fund.

This Fund will provide dollar-for-dollar matching funding to the Brain Canada Foundation to support Canadian neuroscience research and advance knowledge and treatment of brain disease and mental disorders. The Brain Canada Foundation will raise matching funds from private donors and charitable contributions. Click here for more information.

CIHR Fellowship Program Moving to One Competition per Year

In an effort to align the timing of CIHR's fellowship competition with its federal counterparts, NSERC and SSHRC, beginning in the Fall 2013, the CIHR Fellowship competition will only accept applications once per year (in October). 

Despite this change, the number of fellowships awarded will be maintained at approximately 170 per year and the overall budget allocated to this program will remain unchanged at $21M over five years. 

For questions, please contact the CIHR Fellowships team at the following address: Fellowships@cihr-irsc.gc.ca or visit CIHR's FAQ, http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?TFPc-Vq1g-1E0QM39.

CPA CEO Presentation to International Congress of Psychology

Competencies for the Practice of Psychology in Canada (July 2012: Cape Town, South Africa)

Shooting in Colorado: Fact Sheet on Violence, Stress and Coping

(July 23, 2012): The shooting that took place this past weekend at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado, resulting in 12 dead and over 50 wounded, challenges all of our communities to cope[1]. The information in this fact sheet is intended to be of help and support in coping with tragedies of this type.

Call for Abstracts: Health Council of Canada National Symposium on Integrated Care

Call for Abstracts: Health Council of Canada National Symposium on Integrated Care.  The abstract submission deadline is July 30, 2012.  For more information on the symposium or to submit an abstract, click here.  

CPA-APA First Street Accord

CPA and APA launch the First Street Accord, a mutual agreement on accreditation.  Please visit the CPA Accreditation page for more information. 

Brain Injury Association of Canada 9th Annual Conference, September 26-28, 2012, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Brain Injury Association of Canada 2012 Conference September 26th to 28th 2012.  Click here for details

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Dr. Karen Cohen, Chair of Mental Illness Awareness Week and Canadian Psychological Association CEO, speaks with CTV Ottawa about Mental Illness Awareness Week.  Click here to watch the interview.

Grant Announcement

The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) has been selected to receive one of two Licensure Portability Grants offered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  Click here for more details

NSERC Consultation on the Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants Program

NSERC is currently consulting with the research community to gather feedback on two proposed options for the future of the Research Tools and Instruments  (RTI) Grants Program. From June 29 to September 28, 2012, we invite you to review the proposed options and vote by completing the RTI Grants Program survey (powered by Survey Monkey).

A portable document format (PDF) version of a document outlining both options is also available. 


June 2012

CPAF Student Research Grants

Call for Proposals (Deadline is August 31, 2012). Click here for more information.

CPA's 2nd Annual High School Science Award Winners

The CPA is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual High School Science Award Winners

Include psychologists on health teams

CPA's CEO, Dr. Karen R. Cohen, spoke with The Ottawa Citizen about access to psychological services.  Click here to read the article/watch the video.

Editor Needed for Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology (CJEP)

Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
Call for Nominations: 2013-2016

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Psychological Association has opened nominations for the Editorship of Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology for the years 2013-2016. Candidates should be available to start receiving manuscripts in 2012, to prepare for issues to be published in 2013.

The Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology is published in collaboration with Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (BBCS) within a printing agreement with the American Psychological Association (APA).

Editors are normally members of both the Canadian Psychological Association and the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science.

Nominations should be received before August 1, 2012. Click here for more information on the nomination procedures.

CPA Board of Directors approves an entry to practice standard for professional psychology

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) position on theEntry to Practice for Professional Psychology in Canada (2012).  Click here to read.


May 2012

2012 CPA Annual Report Now Available!

Click here to download the report.

Notice of Motions for CPA's 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Click here to find out more.

Two New Disaster Resources for Health Care Providers Who Care for Seniors

Natural disasters and human-caused catastrophes negatively and disproportionately affect older adults. Two new resources are available – free and on-line – for health care providers, teams, and organizations that provide services to vulnerable older adults. These resources target the needs of older adults who are frail and those who have dementia, including nursing home residents. Click here for more information on each resource.

Response to CIHR's Proposed Changes to its Open Suite of Programs and Enhancement to the Peer Review Process 

CPA participates on a Blue Ribbon Panel of the Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS) responding to the CIHR Proposed Changes to its Open Suite of Programs and Enhancements to the Peer Review Process.  Click here to read the CFHSS submission.

Health Provider Summit

On May 7th, 2012 CPA’s CEO was invited to present the Challenge Address at a Health Provider Summit, convened by the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Nursing Association and attended by other of Canada’s health professional associations as well as government representatives.  The Summit was convened to look at health care transformation with a goal of delivering better health, better care, better value.  Click here to view Dr. Cohen’s presentation

The Canadian Alliance of Mental Illness and Mental (CAMIMH) Champions of Mental Health Awards 

Dr. Karen Cohen presents Michael Landsberg with a 2012 Champion of Mental Health Award for his efforts to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. - view video here.

Watch Mental Health Champion Senator David Angus talking with CPA's CEO, Dr. Karen Cohen on CTV news. - video below.

 

Mental Health Commission of Canada

Click here to read The Canadian Psychological Association response to the Mental Health Commission Strategy

Call for nominations to CPA’s Public Policy Committee.  Nomination deadline June 1st, 2012.

In 2012, the CPA Board voted to revisit the mandate and constitution of its Public Policy Committee (PPC).  The Board voted to appoint a PPC that would be charged with a strategic function to recommend policy priorities to the CPA Board.  Given the Board’s approval, a task force with relevant experts will be struck to develop any specific policy priority identified.  The PPC would be responsible for overseeing the development of identified policy papers and positions and for recommending them for approval by the CPA Board. It is the vision of the Board that the PPC will have a proactive policy function – identifying those areas of science and practice about which the discipline and profession wants to advance its expertise.  Reactive policy work, work that responds to issues or legislation of public concern about which psychology has some expertise, remains largely a function of CPA’s leadership  and senior staff.  The PPC will be supported by CPA’s CEO and its Manager of Government Relations.

Any member with an interest in appointment to the PPC, please contact CPA President, Dr. David Dozois, at executiveoffice@cpa.ca by June 1st, 2012 with a letter of interest and c.v.

For more information go to www.cpa.ca/aboutcpa/committees/publicpolicy

May 6- 12, 2012: Emergency Preparedness Week

By definition, emergencies happen when we don’t expect them, and often when families are not together. Having a family emergency plan will save time and give you peace of mind. Create your family plan today at www.GetPrepared.ca. View the information on this page for information on psychology’s role in emergency preparedness and responding.  

Mental Health Commission of Canada

Mental Health Commission of Canada announces release of Psychological Health and Safety.  An Action Guide for Employers.  You can view the guide here.


April 2012

The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health Proudly Announces this year's Champions of Mental Health

The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is proud to announce the winners of the tenth annual national Champions of Mental Health Awards. This year's winners in each of the five categories are listed below:

Community Individual: Michael Landsberg, TSN Broadcaster
Community Organization: Cardinal Newman Peer Mentors, Stoney Creek, Ontario
Public Sector Individual: Senator W. David Angus, Q.C., Ad. E.
Private Sector Individual: Scott Chisholm, founder of the Collateral Damage Project
Researcher: Dr Trang Dao, psychiatric researcher and advocate for the mentally ill
Click here to read the press release.

Psynopsis Magazine - Spring 2012 (PDF).

 

Save on your next purchase from Nelson Education Ltd.!

During your next online purchase at www.nelsonbrain.com, use coupon code cpa2012 - the system will apply a $5 discount on a minimum $25 purchase (before taxes and shipping).

The coupon is valid until June 30, 2013. The coupon cannot be combined with any other NELSONbrain offers or promotions and is not valid on Aplia or microsite purchases.

Nelson Education Ltd.
 

March 2012

Call for Participants:  A survey on the management of neck pain

The International Collaboration on Neck (ICON) a multidisciplinary, academic-based research group who are synthesizing evidence about management of neck pain. We are collecting information about practice patterns and opinions from various health disciplines and from different countries.

 
The survey is divided into 5 sections covering specific clinical subtasks with respect to neck pain.  Each section will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.  You are invited to complete the following survey:   Treatment - Pharmacological & Psychological Interventions
 
You will receive the other surveys approximately every 2 weeks.
 
For more information, please contact: Margaret Lomotan at lomotam@mcmaster.ca or Phone: 1-905-525-9140 ext.27328.  

2012 Election Results

Results of the election for the CPA Board of Directors on March 9, 2012. This year, nominations were required for President-elect and one director at-large reserved for a Francophone.

Mental Health Champions Awards

CPA is pleased to announce the Canadian Alliance of Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) call for nominations for its Mental Health Champions Awards. Please visit the Mental Illness Awareness Week website for information about award categories and how to make a nomination.  CPA is a member of CAMIMH and CPA CEO, Karen Cohen, is the 2012 chairperson of CAMIMH's Mental Illness Awareness Week.   


February 2012

 

Integrating Needs for Mental Well-Beinginto Human Resource Planning

CPA was invited to sit on the advisory committee of the IN4M Project funded by Health Canada. The Project’s goal was to provide a method of linking human resource allocation and development to need as opposed to demand. The final report provides a plan to accomplish this important task. Governments are urged to develop funding to take the project to the next step. 

 

New CPA Section

The CPA would like to announce the formation of a new Section - Psychologists in Hospitals and Health Centers. This Section will provide a forum for psychologists who are employed, practice, teach, or conduct research in hospitals and health care settings.  Convention delegates are invited to attend the Town Hall and organizational meeting that will be held during the CPA's 73rd Annual Convention in Halifax. 

Feminist Mentoring Award

Nominations for the 2012 Section of Women & Psychology (SWAP) Feminist Mentoring Award.  Download to find out more about nominations.

Seeking Member Feedback for “Evidence-based practice of psychological treatments”

CPA recently formed a task force charged with developing a set of criteria to be used to define evidence based practice (EBP) of psychological treatments. The enclosed document is the first draft of what will ultimately be a comprehensive set of guidelines intended to support Canadian psychologists in providing treatment that is guided by the best available evidence. We invite you tosubmit your reactions to the document entitled “Evidence-Based Practice of Psychological Treatments: A Canadian Perspective.” Detailed feedback will help inform future iterations of the guidelines.

Please go to the following link for more information and let us know what you think: http://cpa.ca/researchers/sciencedirectorate/defebp/. The survey posted at the link will remain live until April 15, 2012.

The Brain Injury Association of Canada

The Annual Conference of The Brain Injury Association of Canada:  Call for Abstracts.  Details can be found in the attached PDF

No Pain+, No Gain 

McMaster is conducting a study of a new free information service for evidence-based pain management. Pain+ will make keeping up to date and applying the latest research in clinical practice easier for clinicians. To save you time, these articles will be pre-assessed for quality by research staff, and for clinical relevance and interest by practicing clinicians. A wide range of publications from multiple disciplines are surveyed.  Visit plus.mcmaster.ca/PainPlus/ for more information. 

Research Chair

Université Laval's Faculty of medicine is calling for applications for a Tier-2 Canada Research Chair in the field of Primary Health Care. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2012. Click here for more information.

Credentialing Scholarships

The National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology is now accepting applications for doctoral student, postdoc, and early career psychologist credentialing scholarships. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2012.  For more information, please visit the National Register website

Call for Papers

Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection "Chasing Rainbows: Exploring Gender Fluid Parenting Practices".  Click here for more information.

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) 2nd Annual High School Science Awards, Sponsored by Scotiabank

The CPA is excited to announce the 2nd Annual High School Science Awards, Sponsored by Scotiabank. Click here for more information and official rules.

Press Release

Canadians Need Better Access to Psychological Services - Read the joint press release of the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Mood Disorders Society of Canada and the Canadian Psychological Association.  Click here to read the press release.

Bell Let's Talk Day

The second annual Bell Let’s Talk Day is coming up on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. Recognizing that simply talking makes a significant impact in breaking down the stigma attached to mental health, the campaign encourages people to “start the conversation” about mental health with friends, family and co-workers.

For every text message, long distance call and retweet made by Bell customers that day, Bell will contribute 5 cents to programs dedicated to mental health.

Click here for more information about Bell Let’s Talk Day.

Bill C-10: Safe Streets and Communities Act

A task force of CPA members of the Criminal Justice Section submitted a paper to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on Bill C-10: Safe Streets and Communities Act. The paper reviews and summarizes research into the determinants of criminal behavior and “what works” in the treatment of offenders and focuses on key aspects of the legislation. Click here to read the submission.  


January 2012

Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2012: honours the Jacobs Foundation’s late founder Klaus J. Jacobs and is awarded annually in the first week of December in Zurich, Switzerland. The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize awards outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all disciplines aiming at the improvement of young people’s development and perspectives worldwide. For more information, go to http://award.jacobsfoundation.org/call-for-nominations. Nominations must be submitted by 15 March 2012.

Registration is open for this year's 73rd Annual CPA Convention to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia from June 14-16, 2012. Read more...

Winter 2012 Issue of Psynopsis Magazine.

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) announces its 5th Anniversary National Mental Health Awards. The MHCC’s 5th Anniversary National Mental Health Awards will recognize programs, projects and initiatives across the country that are having a profound influence on our mental health system. Deadline to submit applications: FEB 16, 2012 at 4pm EST. Click here for more information.

CPA, as a member of the Canadian Consortium of Research (CCR), encourages you to contact your MP to let them know about the importance of research and research funding to Canada. Click here for more information.

Health Action Lobby (HEAL) releases its commissioned report on the role of the federal government in Canada's healthcare.  View here.

Suicide Prevention
Harper Government Invests In Suicide Prevention. Read more about the CIHR investment in suicide prevention research via CIHR’s Evidence on Tap program.  Read more...

Canadian Psychological Association Foundation Fundraising Announcement
CPA is excited to announce our continued fundraising partnership with Dancap Productions Inc.. Check out the new season of performances for 2012 and save with discount code "CPA2012" - Show details and prices are available here.