Dear Fellow Students,
It is now time to vote for your new executive members of the CPA Section for Students in Psychology!
This election is open to CPA Student Affiliate members only. The summaries and bios of the candidates are available on the CPA website in English and French at: https://cpa.ca/students/candidates/
After reading the information pertaining to each candidate, you may proceed to vote by clicking on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CPAStudent2021Election
You will be asked to provide your name, CPA membership ID, and the email you used to sign up for the CPA. You will also be given the opportunity to vote for one candidate. Votes will only be counted if a valid membership information is provided, and multiple votes from the same member will not be counted.
This election is run exclusively by members of the CPA Student Executive. Your personal information and candidate selection will be kept strictly confidential. If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to the CPA Communications Executive, Alanna Chu, at email@example.com.
The deadline to vote is May 13, 2021.
Chair, Section for Students in Psychology
Canadian Psychological Association
Building on the huge success of the CPA’s inaugural virtual Career Fair in November 2020, the CPA, in collaboration with the CPA’s Industrial/Organizational Section, will be hosting three career-focused webinars in the month of May for Student Affiliates of the CPA.
The sessions will focus on some of the most important elements in starting and advancing one’s career:
- Searching for a job and writing a customized CV/cover letter (May 6th, 1:00 – 2:00pm ET)
- Preparing for an interview (May 13th, 1:00 – 2:00pm ET)
- Negotiating an employment agreement/contract/salary (May 20th, 1:00 – 2:30pm ET).
Please note that space is limited for each webinar and that registration for the webinars is restricted to CPA Student Affiliates.
Register now for any or all of the webinars. Cost for each webinar is $10.00.
The CPA is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the CPA’s 2021 Virtual Convention and Pre-Convention Workshops. Pre-convention workshops will take place from May 31st through June 5th, with the virtual convention following from June 7th through 25th.
With over 1,000 submissions, a stellar line-up of keynote addresses and section featured speakers, and 6-month of on-demand access, this is an event not to be missed!
Visit the CPA’s Convention website to learn more and register! https://convention.cpa.ca/
Any CPA member, or any member of a provincial/territorial association of psychology, who purchased the Clinic/Business insurance package through BMS, in the year ending June 2020, and wishes information or advice about practice disruption coverage as the result of COVID-19, please contact Chris Blom at Miller Thomson firstname.lastname@example.org
The COVID-19 pandemic is having many life-altering short- and likely long-term effects. There are many potential applications of psychological theory, practice, and research that have can contribute to the public good at this time of national and international crisis.
American Psychologist (AP; https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/amp/) invites papers related directly to the pandemic. As for all APmanuscripts, we seek high-impact papers of broad interest covering science, practice, education, or policy. Manuscripts should be written in a style that is accessible to all psychologists and the public.
We will follow our usual procedures and conduct a quick initial review of submissions to assure a fit with the type of articles published in this journal. Those manuscripts selected for further consideration will be peer reviewed and fast-tracked for publication if accepted. We will strive to provide editorial decision letters within one week of completed submission. Authors will be expected to revise manuscripts promptly. Accepted articles will be posted online within a short time frame and prioritized for publication.
Manuscripts will be considered as they are received. Authors should follow AP’s Instructions for Authors and submit to the manuscript portal, selecting as article type “COVID-19”(https://www.editorialmanager.com/amp/). We ask that you indicate prominently in your cover letter that your manuscript is related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please notify Anne Kazak, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, of your paper title with a brief synopsis of your planned submission as early as possible (AP.COVID@gmail.com).
Amanda Clinton, PhD
Please find attached a letter relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada sent on behalf of Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Tina Namiesniowski, President of the Public Health Agency of Canada, and Stephen Lucas, Deputy Minister of Health Canada. Thank you for your assistance.
Office of the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada
Letter to Health Professional Associations Eng.pdf
The following interim guidelines were developed by the CPA Committee on Ethics. They were approved in principle by the CPA Board in June 2006, and distributed for consultation in draft form. The interim guidelines were provided in March of 2020.
COVID-19 is having a significant impact on the mental health of Canadians, none more so than those who are working on the front lines of health care. Canadians with COVID-19 depend on the expertise of health care providers. The health and well-being of those providers are critical to them being able to deliver this expertise. Hundreds of registered psychologists have signed on to an initiative of the CPA to provide psychological services, via tele-health, to health care providers working at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to read more about this initiative and to find a psychologist in your area who has volunteered to provide psychological services at no charge.
If you are a psychologist registered to practice in Canada and would like to donate some of your time to provide psychological services to front line health care providers who may be feeling stressed, overwhelmed or distressed by being on the front lines of this COVID-related health crisis, please click here to register: https://web2.cpa.ca/membersurveys/index.php/451688?lang=en.
Frequently Asked Questions
Thanks to everyone who has helped us get to this “go live” day! The Violence Evidence Guidance Action (VEGA) educational resources can now be accessed publicly. Here is how you can get access:
For new users
Visit https://vegaproject.mcmaster.ca/. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Register now” under ‘Registration for Individuals”. You will be taken to a simple form to fill out. The form will be in the same language as you see on the website. Once submitted you will be sent a welcome email with your username, password, and login instructions.
For returning users
Visit https://vegaproject.mcmaster.ca/ Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Click here to login to the VEGA Education Resources Website” under ‘Already Registered’. You will be taken directly to the login form of the VEGA Education Resources website. If you have forgotten your password or username, click on “Forgotten your username or password’ to recover your login details.
We hope that you will use these resources and encourage your colleagues to access them as well. All comments including suggestions for improvements are welcome!
CPA is glad to announce the launch of a guide intended to support health providers whose services are covered or reimbursed through private extended health insurance plans. The guide, initiated by the CPA, was the result of a collaboration among several regulated health provider associations and the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA). It is intended to help healthcare providers understand the private health insurance environment so they can in turn help their patients and clients understand the services they receive through their insurance plans.
The guide can be found on CLHIA’s website here