NEW The ICAP 2018 Organizing Committee is looking for volunteers for ICAP in Montreal, QC from June 24-30, 2018.
Please click here for more information and to apply.
NEW ICAP2018 Travel Subsidy: Call for Applications Now Open (deadline May 11, 2018).
The ICAP2018 Organizing Committee is pleased to be able to offer a limited number of travel subsidies. Click here for more information and to apply: https://web2.cpa.ca/membersurveys/index.php/477258?lang=en.
NEW The Winter 2018 issue of Psynopsis on Criminal Justice Psychology is now available online.
NEW The Canadian National Committee (CNC) for the International Union of Psychological Science (CNC/IUPsyS) is currently seeking nominations for several new members. Nominations are due April 20, 2018.
CPA is calling a special meeting of members which will take place virtually by webinar at 1 pm EDT on April 25th, 2018. The purpose of the meeting is to present the membership with proposed changes to CPA’s by-laws. The proposed by-law changes concern the composition of CPA’s Board and were developed and approved by CPA’s Board in March 2018, following the recommendations made to CPA by a series of governance consultations undertaken since 2015. These recommendations are intended to help CPA best meet the needs of its membership and achieve best practice in governance. We encourage all CPA members to listen to a videotaped message from CPA’s President, Dr. Patrick Baillie, in which he reviews the consultations, recommendations and the proposed by-law changes in detail. The videotaped message will be posted the week of April 9th and we will email you the link to the message once it is posted. Dr. Baillie will also provide this review at the virtual meeting on April 25th at which time there will be opportunity for members to ask questions or request clarification and, ultimately vote on the proposed changes. At the meeting, the following special resolution will be put forward to approve the By-law amendments: BE IT RESOLVED that the proposed By-law amendments, as presented to the members, be approved. A special resolution needs to be approved by 2/3 of the membership present to vote. Quorum is defined as 25 members. This is a very important opportunity for the membership to participate in a process that ensures best practice in governance for the association. Your understanding of the proposed changes, and your participation in the change process is very important. We encourage you to listen to Dr. Baillie’s videotaped message on the proposed changes once it is posted, to join the special meeting and exercise your vote on April 25th, 2018. Note that voting is open to all members of the CPA and must occur from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on April 25th EDT. Instructions on how to access the videotaped message from Dr. Baillie describing the proposed by-law changes, how to participate in the virtual meeting by webinar, and instructions to exercise your vote electronically, will be sent by separate email. Please note that the membership’s vote on the proposed by-law changes are necessary to the call for nominations to CPA’s Board which will be made promptly after the April 25th virtual meeting. The proposed by-law amendments are posted at CPA By-Law Amendments April 2018.pdf. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, on the fourth day of April, 2018. Karen R. Cohen, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Psychological Association
CPA is calling a special meeting of members which will take place virtually by webinar at 1 pm EDT on April 25th, 2018. The purpose of the meeting is to present the membership with proposed changes to CPA’s by-laws. The proposed by-law changes concern the composition of CPA’s Board and were developed and approved by CPA’s Board in March 2018, following the recommendations made to CPA by a series of governance consultations undertaken since 2015. These recommendations are intended to help CPA best meet the needs of its membership and achieve best practice in governance.
We encourage all CPA members to listen to a videotaped message from CPA’s President, Dr. Patrick Baillie, in which he reviews the consultations, recommendations and the proposed by-law changes in detail. The videotaped message will be posted the week of April 9th and we will email you the link to the message once it is posted. Dr. Baillie will also provide this review at the virtual meeting on April 25th at which time there will be opportunity for members to ask questions or request clarification and, ultimately vote on the proposed changes.
At the meeting, the following special resolution will be put forward to approve the By-law amendments: BE IT RESOLVED that the proposed By-law amendments, as presented to the members, be approved. A special resolution needs to be approved by 2/3 of the membership present to vote. Quorum is defined as 25 members.
This is a very important opportunity for the membership to participate in a process that ensures best practice in governance for the association. Your understanding of the proposed changes, and your participation in the change process is very important. We encourage you to listen to Dr. Baillie’s videotaped message on the proposed changes once it is posted, to join the special meeting and exercise your vote on April 25th, 2018. Note that voting is open to all members of the CPA and must occur from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on April 25th EDT.
Instructions on how to access the videotaped message from Dr. Baillie describing the proposed by-law changes, how to participate in the virtual meeting by webinar, and instructions to exercise your vote electronically, will be sent by separate email. Please note that the membership’s vote on the proposed by-law changes are necessary to the call for nominations to CPA’s Board which will be made promptly after the April 25th virtual meeting.
The proposed by-law amendments are posted at CPA By-Law Amendments April 2018.pdf.
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, on the fourth day of April, 2018.
Karen R. Cohen, Ph.D., C. Psych.
NEW New Fact Sheet on Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Visit the Psychology Works Fact Sheets page.
NEW New Fact Sheet on Perinatal Anxiety.
Visit the Psychology Works Fact Sheets page.
NEW Canadian Psychology call for papers.
Daniel Voyer, the new Editor of Canadian Psychology, is encouraging original submissions for consideration. Click here for more information
NEW BMS, the official professional and business liability insurance provider of the CPA, has published a new resource on cyber breaches (malware, ransomware, cyber extorsion, etc.).
NEW The Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (CSIOP) is the winner of the 2018 Best CPA Section Newsletter Award.
NEW CPA releases a new position paper on fitness to stand trial and criminal responsibility assessments in Canada.
The Psychology Foundation of Canada - STUDENT RESEARCH GRANTS Call For Proposals, December 2017.
The Psychology Foundation of Canada - Jean Pettifor and Dick Pettifor Scholarship Fund Call For Proposals, January 2017.
The MIT Press is pleased to offer the Canadian Psychological Association and its members a special discount on all MITP books and journals in psychology, cognition, and behavior.
Login to the Member Benefits page to see the full offer. Offer expires 12/31/17.
Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2017 CPA’s Student Research and Knowledge Dissemination Grants.
The Fall 2017 issue of Psynopsis on Cannabis Legalization is now available online.
ICAP 2018 Abstract Submissions are still being accepted until 23:59EST on December 15, 2017.
ICAP2018 organizers are pleased to announce that submissions are still being accepted for the 2018 ICAP. The submission system will close at 23:59EST on December 15, 2017. Please complete your submission as soon as possible. Submissions already made will be reviewed as soon as manageable. Click here for details.
In 2018, the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) looks forward to hosting the International Congress on Applied Psychology (ICAP). Psychology, and indeed any discipline, is enhanced by the collegiality and collaboration of researchers and practitioners across the world. Congresses such as ICAP are critical opportunities for knowledge mobilization among global communities of scientists and practitioners. As an organization of scientists, CPA supports policies which allow access to travel for scientists from around the world. As an organization of practitioners concerned about the health and well-being of all the world’s peoples, CPA supports the Canadian government in welcoming international travelers and refugees.
CPA’s Online Membership Renewal for 2018 is now open. Renew for 2018 today!
It is with sadness that the CPA acknowledges the passing of Dr. Harvey Brooker on October 24, 2017 in Toronto.
Dr. Brooker was the Head of the Outpatient Psychology Department at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry (now the CAMH) and held a clinical faculty appointment in the Clinical Psychology Program at York University where he taught ethics and psychodiagnositics for decades. He was instrumental in the development of the CPA’s accreditation program; he served as Panel Chair and led countless site visits. Dr. Brooker’s contributions were recognized by the CPA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology in 2013. Dr. Brooker’s legacy lives on in the generations of colleagues, students and interns whose clinical and professional skills he helped shape.
The CPA extends its congratulations to Dr. Mona Nemer on her appointment as Canada’s new Chief Science Advisor.
The CPA looks forward to working with Dr. Nemer to ensure that the federal government is aware of the various ways in which psychological science can help address the complex issues facing individual Canadians, businesses, communities and society as a whole.
Click here for resources to help deal with the aftermath of violent events.
The ICAP 2018 Abstract Submission System is now open!
Click here for more information. The submission system will close in December 2017; the review phase will begin December 2, 2017.
The Summer 2017 issue of Psynopsis on Disability is now available online.
Canada’s Psychologists Contributing to Primary Health Care, an updated version of our resource for practitioners on strengthening primary care, is now available.
CPA’s task force has prepared a series of recommendations for the legalization of cannabis.
The CPA wishes to support student research and knowledge dissemination in all areas of psychology and is pleased to announce a new funding envelope. For 2018, a maximum of 10 awards, up to $1,000.00 per project, will be made. The applicant (or in the case of joint submissions, the applicants) must be a current graduate student affiliate of the CPA; enrolled full time in a psychology graduate program at provincially or territorially chartered Canadian University. The applicant’s direct supervisor must also be a current member of the CPA. Deadline for applications is October 13, 2017. Click here for more information and application requirements.
CPA’s 2018 Pre-Budget Submission:
August 4, 2017 Click here to read CPA’s 2018 Pre-Budget Submission.
PSYence Update (Vol. 4, Issue 2) August 2017.
Update on CPA's Science Activities. Click here for the PDF.
BMS has drafted a review of Ontario’s Bill 87, the Protecting Patients Act, 2016 and its proposed amendments relative to Ontario psychologists.
The Spring 2017 issue of Psynopsis on Advocacy is now available online.
Finished at the CPA Convention? Please take a few minutes to fill out a post-convention survey.
The 2017 CPA National Convention App is now available for download!
June 6, 2017 – Press Releases
The CPA is pleased to announce the 2017 CPA Award winners. Read the releases.
June 5, 2017 – CPA Media Advisory
The Canadian Psychological Association to host a free public lecture, “The Opioid Crisis: What Millennials Need to Know.” Read the advisory.
June 5, 2017 – CPA Press Release
Canadian Psychological Association hosting National Convention in Toronto. Read the release.
The CPA Clinical Psychology Section is hosting a free public lecture on self-injury with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health on June 8.
CPA is hosting a free public lecture on the opioid crisis in Toronto on June 7.
The CPA is pleased to announce that Dr. Daniel Voyer has been appointed as the next Editor of Canadian Psychology, and Dr. Randall Jamieson as the next Editor of Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology.
The Canadian Psychological Association is pleased to announce the release of the Fourth Edition of the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists.
You can find more information about the newest revision of the Code and download an electronic version here: Code of Ethics (Fourth Edition) (English).
CPA’s April 2017 submission to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs concerning the role of psychologists in the mental health care of Veterans.
The Sport and Exercise Psychology Section is the winner of the 2017 Best CPA Section Newsletter Award for their FALL 2016, Issue #2 submission.
PSYence Update now available!
The April 2017 issue of PSYence Update, CPA's Psychological Science Newsletter, is now available online.
Here are the winners for the CPA’s three best article awards from each of our journals;
- “Immigrant Acculturation and Wellbeing in Canada”, in Canadian Psychology, John Berry and Feng Hou, 2016, Vol. 57, No. 4, 254 –264
- “Awareness Level of Gender Stereotype and Stereotype Threat Effect on Ingroup Favoritism Bias in Mixed-Gender Basketball Teams” in the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, Raphaël Laurin. 2016, Vol. 48, No. 2, 155–161
- “An attentional bias for LEGO people using a change detection task: Are LEGO people animate?” in the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, Mitchell LaPointe, Rachael Cullen, Bianca Baltaretu, Melissa Campos, Natalie Michalski, Suja Sri Satgunarajah, Michelle Cadieux, Matthew Pachai and David Shore. 2016, Vol. 70, No. 3, 219 –231
Information Bulletin: CPA Statement on Report from Canada’s Fundamental Science Review Panel. Click here.
On April 10, 2017, the Government of Canada released its report on Canada’s Fundamental Science Review. The report, entitled, “Investing in Canada’s Future: Strengthening the Foundations of Canadian Research,” was prepared by an independent, expert advisory panel chaired by Dr. David Naylor, former President of the University of Toronto, and was commissioned by Science Minister Kirsty Duncan. In 2016, the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) made a submission to the panel that highlighted key issues affecting psychology researchers in Canada. The panel proposes a bold and much needed plan to strengthen Canada’s research ecosystem.
Call for Nominations for the 2017 Board of Directors.
The 78th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the members of the CPA will be held in Toronto, Ontario on Friday June 9, 2017.
April 10, 2017 – CPA Press Release.
Louise Bradley of Mental Health Commission of Canada to receive CPA Humanitarian Award. Read the release.
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
Supply and Demand for Accredited Doctoral Internship/ Residency Positions in Clinical, Counselling, and School Psychology in Canada.
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.
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.
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 .
CPA Advocates to NSERC regarding Post-Doctoral Fellowships and Masters Funding.
Click here to read the CPA’s letter to NSERC.
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.
February 16, 2017 Brief outlining the CPA’s current recommendations to government for increasing access to meaningful amounts of effective mental health care.
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.
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.
Call for Nominations for Editor (2018 through 2022) for Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology.
Call for Nominations for Editor (2018 through 2022) for Canadian Psychology.
January 16, 2017 – CPA Press Release
The Canadian Psychological Association Applauds Manulife for Making Mental Health Care Accessible to All Employees Read the release.
PSYence Update (Vol. 3, Issue 2) December 2016, is now available.
December 21, 2016 – CPA & Partners Press Release
Health Care Providers Urge Federal Government to Not Tax Health Benefit Plans. Read the release.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CPA is seeking a Director, Practice Directorate for part time parental leave coverage. Applications due December 5, 2016.
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
- 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
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 email@example.com.
Psychology Works Fact Sheet: Attachment in Children.
The Study and Practice of Psychology in Canada: Facts for Foreign Nationals
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.
Fall 2016 issue of Psynopsis now available.
Submissions are now open for the CPA's 78th Convention, June 8-10, 2017.
Click here for more informatio, or to make a submission.
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.
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.
DEADLINE EXTENDED to NOV 1st - Call for Nominations for 2017 CPA Fellows & Awards (deadline October 15th)
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
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.
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
Newest issue of Psynopsis, Summer 2016, now available online.
Click here to read the issue.
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
CPA’s 2017 Pre-Budget Submission
Click here to read the submission.
Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science: Special Issue on Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Click here for more information. Deadline for submission is December 20, 2016.
Call for Nominations for Editor (2017-2020) for Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science.
Click here for more information on the call.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to provide direct feedback to the CPA’s input.
CPA position paper entitled Psychologists Practicing to Scope: The Role of Psychologists in Canada’s Public Institutions.
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 (email@example.com).
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/
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CPA Perks Member Benefit
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.
CPA National Convention Program At-A-Glance, Final Version - Updated June 6th
Convention Greetings from;
- The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
- The Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of BC
- Her Worship, Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria
- Dr. E. Kevin Kelloway, PhD., President of CPA
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.
Announcing the 2016 CPA Elected Fellows and Awards Recipients
View them here or attend the Convention to see them being awarded.
Neuropsychological Services in Canada.
A position statement of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the Association Québécoise des Neuropsychologues (AQNP)
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).
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.
Announcing the 2015 Section Newsletter Award Winner: The Section on Counselling Psychology
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:
- receiving and considering the annual report of the President and Committees of the Association, and approving the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting;
- receiving and considering the financial statements, the report of the Auditor and any change in Membership and Affiliation Fees;
- appointing of an Auditor;
- election of the Board of Directors
- 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”.
Call for Nominations for the 2016 CPA Board of Directors
Nominations are required for the following 7 positions:
- At-large reserved for a Francophone
- At-large reserved for a Masters level member
- Director representing the Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology (CCDP)
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.
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 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 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/.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
Online Educational Tool for Parents/Caregivers of a Youth with an Eating Disorder.
PSYence Update (Vol. 2, Issue 3) October 2015. Update on CPA's Science Activities.
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.
CPA sent a questionnaire to each national federal political party asking about investments in mental health services and research funding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The summer issue of Psynopsis Magazine, special issue on Understanding Suicide, is now available online.
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.
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.