As one of its three pillars, the CPA supports and promotes excellence and innovation in the education and training of psychology in Canada. It does this through:

  • supporting and promoting education and training in psychology throughout all stages of university study
  • identifying issues impacting teachers and students of psychology and advocating for solutions
  • post-degree and post-licensure continuing education needs of researchers and practitioners in psychology
  • development of accreditation standards and guidelines for training in psychology, particularly procedures for doctoral and internship programmes in professional psychology
  • pre- and post-graduate skills and competencies that will equip psychologists to carry out their roles as evidence-informed scientists, educators, and/or practitioners
  • recognition of the contributions of teachers, trainers, and students of psychology
  • liaising with the Chairs of Departments of Psychology in Canada
  • education of the public and other stakeholders on psychological topics

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