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    Publications Available For Purchase

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      Resource Guide for Psychologists: Ethical Supervision in Teaching, Research, Practice, and Administration (2011)

      This document provides detailed guidance for making ethical decisions related to supervision. It demonstrates the ethical decision-making process, provides some 78 life-like vignettes of dilemmas (including multi-cultural issues), and offers thought-provoking questions for discussion.
      44 pages; $15.00 for CPA members, $20.00 for non-members.

      Psychology and Public Policy: A Government Relations Guide for Psychologists (2013)

       

      This updated guide is designed to encourage psychologists toward greater political participation and provides the basic tools and guidance needed for bringing issues forward to government. This new version includes expanded appendices with the tools you will need to craft letters and meet with elected representatives.
      28 pages; $4.50

      A Chronicle of the Work of the CPA 1938-2010 (2012)

       

      Compiled by John Conway
      A Chronicle of the Work of the CPA contains almost 500 pages documenting milestones in CPA’s history, including many photographs from the archives.
      462 pages; $30.00 for CPA members, $40.00 for non-members

      A Chronical of the Work of the CPA 1938-2010 (2012)

      Companion Manual to the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists (2001)

       

      This manual describes how the Code was developed, reprints the Code with explanatory comments, demonstrates the ethical decision-making process, provides numerous vignettes of ethical dilemmas, provides extensive bibliography, and reprints other CPA ethics documents.
      271 pages; $30.00 for CPA members, $45.00 for non-members

      Promoting Skilled Handwriting (2003)*

       

      Marvin L. Simner, PhD., CPA Section on Psychologists in Education
      This focuses on helping Senior Kindergarten children who may have difficulty mastering the mechanics of hand writing.
      46 pages; 1 copy $10.00, 2-10 copies $9.00

      Promoting Reading Success – Phonological Awareness Activities for the Kindergarten Child (1998) *

       

      Marvin L. Simner, Ph.D., CPA Section on Psychologists in Education
      This document consists of preliminary activities to help children become aware that spoken words not only convey meaning but have sound properties as well, intermediate activities which consists of syllabic awareness and onset-rime, and finally phonemic awareness activities.
      40 pages; 1 copy $10.00, 2-10 copies $9.00

      Promoting and Prevention Early School Failures – Classroom Activities for the Preschool Child (1995) *

       

      Marvin L. Simner, PhD., CPA Section on Psychologists in Education
      Divided into four sections: 1- a brief screening device that teachers can employ to identify children in need of extra assistance 2- to help children become more proficient in their use of language, 3- procedures to aid the children in the development of problem solving 4- activities to help the children become successful readers.
      53 pages; 1 copy $10.00, 2-10 copies $9.00

      A Profile of Canadians Consumers of Psychological Services (August 1997) *

       

      37 pages; $10.00 for CPA members, $15.00 for non-members


    Publications Available For Download At No Cost

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      Guidelines for Psychologists Addressing Recovered Memories (2001)*

      The Efficacy and Effectiveness of Psychological Treatments (2013)

      Cost-Effectiveness of Psychological Interventions (2002)

      An Imperative for Change: Access to Psychological Services for Canada (2013)

      Graduate Guide

      Planning a Career in Psychology (2009)

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      The purpose of this document is to help students decide if psychology is the right major for them.

      The Pre-employment Clinical Assessment of Police Candidates: Principles and Guidelines for Canadian Psychologists (2013)

      Working with the Media - A Guide for Psychologists (2005)

      The Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists, Third Edition (2000) *

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      This Code articulates ethical principles, values, and standards to guide all members of the Canadian Psychological Association, whether scientists, practitioners, or scientist practitioners, or whether acting in a research, direct service, teaching, student, trainee, administrative, management, employer, employee, supervisory, consultative, peer review, editorial, expert witness, social policy, or any other role related to the discipline of psychology.

      Code Comparison: The Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists compared with the APA and ASPPB Codes (2005)

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      Contains comparisons between the CPA’s Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists (2000, third edition), the APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2002), and the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Board’s Code of Conduct.

      Ethical Guidelines for Supervision in Psychology: Teaching, Research, Practice, and Administration (2009)

      Guidelines for Ethical Psychological Practice with Women (2007)

      Professional Practice Guidelines for School Psychologists in Canada (2007)

      Practice Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services (2001)

      Guidelines for Non-Discriminatory Practice (Revised 2001)

      Enhancing the Experience of Children and Youth in Today's Schools: The Role of Psychology in Canadian Schools (2002)

      Enhancing the Experience of Children and Youth in Today's Schools: The Role of Psychology in Canadian Schools - A Position Paper (2002)

      Highly Qualified Personnel: The Important Contribution of the Social Sciences and Humanities in Canada (2002)

      Productivity, Culture and Society: The Essential Contribution of Psychology as a Social Science (2002)

      A Joint Position Statement by the CPA and the Canadian Association of School Psychologists on the Canadian Press Coverage of the Province-wide Achievement Test Results (2000)

      Guidelines for the Use of Educational and Psychological Tests

       CPA does not have guidelines but recommends the use of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing approved by the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education. Please visit the APA web site.

      Guide to the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals in Research

       CPA produced one of the first set of guidelines on animal care and research in the early 1980's. Organizations such as the Canadian Council on Animal Care have been created since. Please visit http://www.ccac.ca for more information.

      Guidebook for Starting and Operating an Independent Professional Practice in Psychology (2006)

      University Rankings: Students as Pawns Once Again (2006)

      A Model Curriculum for a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) Programme (2004)

       

       Psychology as a Science: Full and short reports of the National Conference (1997)

    Archived Documents

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      Guidelines for Advertising Pre-School Screening Test (Adopted 1990, published 1991)

       16 pages, $3.00 for CPA members, $5.00 for non-members

      Recommendations by the Canadian Psychological Association for Improving the North American Safeguards that Help Protect the Public Against Test Misuse (1994)