The Canadian Red Cross teaches two Psychological First Aid courses: Self-Care and Caring for Others.
August 18, 2020 – APNL Press Release:
Psychological Strategies for Wearing Masks
The NL government recently announced the mandatory wearing of masks in all public spaces for individuals over the age of 5. While some individuals have been routinely wearing masks for many months, either as part of their work, or while running errands, for many this will be a new, and somewhat uncomfortable situation. Fortunately, Psychologists can help! Becoming accustomed to wearing a mask is just like making any other kind of behavioural change.
A platform where experts can share free science-based knowledge, experience, and resources. Our goal is to build a supportive, informed community for all who care for or work with children and seek information about how to make the tough decisions ahead while coping with pandemic-related stress.
Free upcoming webinars:
- Aug. 6: To School or Not to School: Making Decisions in the Time of COVID-19
- Aug 18: Talking to Kids about COVID-19
You can learn more about Pandemic Parenting on our website, by following us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or by subscribing to the Pandemic Parenting email list. Feel free to share with loved ones, colleagues, and clients.
Dr. Mélanie Joanisse, C.Psych.
Clinical and Health Psychologist
Disclaimer: the tools provided in this workbook are not intended to be viewed as a replacement for psychological services provided by a trained professional. Please seek professional help if needed.
Violence (psychological, physical, sexual) in the home has increased worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
The Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre (www.mbmc-cmcm.ca), along with international team of over 150 researchers from more than 40 countries around the world, are trying to assess the public perceptions, attitudes, concerns, and responses to the various measures put in place to prevent or reduce the spread of COVID-19. The study, led by Dr. Kim Lavoie (UQAM, CIUSSS-NIM) and Simon Bacon (Concordia University, CIUSSS-NIM) in collaboration with several CPA members from across Canada, will link the survey to policy and case data from around the world to estimate the effectiveness and impacts of current strategies used to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19.
Thanks to your help, we received over 35,000 responses for phase 1! (see preliminary result updates here: https://mbmc-cmcm.ca/covid19/stats-wave1/)
To find out more information or to take the Phase 2 survey (which is available in multiple languages), please go to: www.mbmc-cmcm.ca/covid19
The CPA has produced a series of Fact Sheets in response to the coronavirus pandemic:
- Why Does Culture Matter to COVID-19? – PDF | HTML NEW 06/04/2020
- Grief, Bereavement and COVID-19 – PDF | HTML NEW 05/12/2020
- Research Funding Information as relates to COVID-19 – PDF | HTML NEW 05/08/2020
- Guidance for Psychology Students as Relates to COVID-19 – PDF | HTML NEW 05/08/2020
- Guidance for Psychology Faculty and Researchers as Relates to COVID-19 – PDF | HTML NEW 05/08/2020
- Emotional and Psychological Challenges Faced by Frontline Health Care Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic – PDF | HTML NEW 04/07/2020
- Psychological Practice and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – PDF | HTML NEW 03/18/2020
- Student Wellness and COVID-19 – PDF | HTML NEW 04/02/2020
- Helping Teens Cope with the Impacts of and Restrictions Related to COVID-19 – PDF | HTML NEW 03/31/2020
- Psychological Impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – PDF | HTML NEW 03/20/2020
- Working from Home During COVID-19, With and Without Children – PDF | HTML NEW 03/17/2020
- Coping With and Preventing COVID-19 – PDF | HTML Updated 04/04/2020
You can find all of our “Psychology Works” Fact Sheets here
The Ottawa Institute of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has a podcast covering many of the psychological impacts of COVID-19. Interviews with Dr. Kim Corace, Dr. Keith Dobson, and many others can be heard here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/811163
Answers to your questions about CPA’s initiative to give back to front line service providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Extended Healthcare Professionals Coalition (EHPC) has sent a Joint Technical Briefing Request – COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to William Francis Morneau, Minister of Finance.
“This is a an urgent request, on behalf of the Extended Healthcare Professionals Coalition (EHPC) that represents 11 national professional health and social organizations, for a joint technical briefing on the newly introduced programs for businesses, employers and individuals as part of the COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to help mitigate the economic impact of the outbreak….”
In these unprecedented times, the CPA Traumatic Stress Section executive wanted to reach out with a document of resources for managing COVID-19 anxiety. This document includes online resources including apps and media interviews, as well as potential strategies for managing COVID-19 cognitive distortions and other tips for managing mental wellness.
We hope you find them helpful and that you and your loved ones are keeping safe,
The CPA-TSS executive
The Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre (www.mbmc-cmcm.ca), along with international team of over 100 researchers from more than 20 countries around the world, are trying to assess the public perceptions and responses to the various measures put in place to prevent or reduce the spread of COVID-19.The study, led by Dr. Kim Lavoie (UQAM) in collaboration with several CPA members across Canada, will link the survey to policy and case data from around the world to estimate the effectiveness of current strategies used to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19.
To find out more information or to take the survey (which is available in multiple languages), please go to: www.mbmc-cmcm.ca/covid19
Education & Training in Health Service Psychology – COVID-19 – Joint Statement Updated 3-19-2020
The Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), the American Psychological Association (APA), the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) have received questions and concerns from programs and students concerned about how COVID-19 will impact their training experiences and if it will impact their completion of degree requirements. The range of ever-changing information, sometimes conflicting, from different organizations in which psychology graduate students train throughout the U.S. and Canada has contributed to increasing anxiety. …