CPA Members Leading an International Study on Awareness, Attitudes, Impacts and Behaviors related to COVID-19: Please complete the Phase 2 survey!

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

Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine Section Survey: How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting academic faculty in Canada?.

Tell us how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting you and your research!

  • We are recruiting academic faculty to participate in a short survey about the experience and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canadian academics
  • Survey duration: 20 minutes
  • Participants can enter into a draw to win a $100 gift card for Skipthedishes or UberEats (odds of winning are approx. 1 in 20). 

Click here to complete the survey: https://uregina.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Qqe4GgmDJaO2Ut

Nouveau « série La psychologie peut vous aider » : répondre à COVID-19

La SCP a produit des fiches d’information en réponse à la pandémie de coronavirus :

  • Grief, Bereavement and COVID-19 – PDF | HTML NOUVEAU 05/12/2020 [Version française à venir]

  • Research Funding Information as relates to COVID-19 – PDF | HTML NEW 05/08/2020 [Version française à venir]
  • Guidance for Psychology Students as Relates to COVID-19 – PDF | HTML NEW 05/08/2020 [Version française à venir]
  • Guidance for Psychology Faculty and Researchers as Relates to COVID-19 – PDF | HTML NEW 05/08/2020 [Version française à venir]

  • Emotional and Psychological Challenges Faced by Frontline Health Care Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic – PDF | HTML NEW 04/07/2020 [Version française à venir]
  • Psychological Practice and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – PDF | HTML NEW 03/18/2020 [Version française à venir]

  • Student Wellness and COVID-19 – PDF | HTML NEW 04/02/2020 [Version française à venir]

  • Aider les adolescents à faire face aux impacts et aux restrictions liés à la COVID-19 – PDF | HTML NOUVEAU 03/31/2020
  • L’impact psychologique de la pandémie de coronavirus (COVID-19) – PDF | HTML NOUVEAU 03/20/2020
  • Travailler à domicile pendant la pandémie de COVID-19, avec et sans enfants à la maison – PDF | HTML NOUVEAU 03/17/2020
  • Faire face au coronavirus et prévenir la COVID-19 – PDF | HTML mise à jour 04/04/2020

Vous pouvez trouver toutes la série « La psychologie peut vous aider » ici.


BMS Article: Considerations When Resuming Practice

BMS logoBMS is producing an ongoing series relating to COVID-19.

This article includes an overview of considerations for health professionals who are able to re-open their businesses. There are also links to provincial resources and information relating to liability.
Considerations When Resuming Practice 05/07/2020

See all of the articles here.


COVID-19 and Substance Use

Dr. Kim Corace, Director of Clinical Programming and Research, Substance Use and Concurrent Disorders at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre and CPA Incoming President, discusses COVID and substance use
Kim Corace Interviewhttps://www.tsn.ca/radio/ottawa-1200/the-drive-hour-2-1.1466641


Sondage international sur la COVID-19

Nous sommes actuellement au sein d’une pandémie mondiale associée au nouveau coronavirus (COVID-19). Le virus s’est propagé rapidement autour du globe, et les autorités de santé peinent actuellement à ralentir la transmission de l’infection pour protéger les individus et les ressources de santé.

Le Centre de médecine comportementale de Montréal (www.mbmc-cmcm.ca), affilié à l’Université du Québec à Montréal et à l’Université Concordia, au Canada, a assemblé une équipe internationale de plus de 100 chercheurs dans plus de 20 pays à travers le monde pour évaluer les perceptions et les réponses du public quant aux différentes mesures mises en place pour prévenir ou réduire la propagation de la COVID-19.

Pour ce faire, nous vous demandons de remplir un court sondage de 20 minutes concernant la COVID-19. Votre participation contribuera à approfondir notre compréhension de la réponse globale et collective à la pandémie de la COVID-19, ce qui pourra être utile dans l’amélioration de nos stratégies préventives actuelles et futures. Votre participation est volontaire et vos réponses seront entièrement anonymes.

Pour remplir ce sondage, veuillez cliquer sur le lien suivant, qui vous mènera au site principal de l’étude. Le sondage est offert en plusieurs langues : www.mbmc-cmcm.ca/covid19.

Il est possible que vous receviez plus tard une autre invitation à remplir le sondage, étant donné qu’il sera distribué chaque mois jusqu’à ce que les autorités de santé et les gouvernements retirent les mesures de prévention (p.ex. la distanciation sociale).

S’il vous plait, partagez ce courriel avec le plus de vos contacts et réseaux personnels et professionnels possibles. Le plus de gens participent à ce sondage, le plus nous en apprendrons sur les manières de réduire la propagation et l’impact de la COVID-19.

Si vous avez des questions à propos cette étude, veuillez contacter l’équipe de recherche via le courriel du projet : covid19study@mbmc-cmcm.ca

COVID-19 Resource links

Current information about COVID-19 may be accessed from:

Joint statement from APA, CPA, APPIC, and ASPPB regarding the impact of COVID-19 on psychology training in North America.

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.

The purpose of this communication is to provide information coordinated by APPIC, APA, CPA, and ASPPB about how information will be shared as it becomes available. The community should expect further updates as this situation continues to develop, and public health guidelines are clarified by various agencies. We will continue to review updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). We anticipate that COVID-19 will impact the ability of some students to complete their internship/residency requirements, as psychological services will be disrupted, and further travel regulations will result in postponed training and education in psychology as well as other health professions. This impact will affect internships and postdoctoral fellowships, as well as information about accreditation and licensure. We intend to continue to update programs as this situation evolves, prioritizing student, faculty, and patient safety.

We recognize that programs may need to employ varying approaches and strategies that are influenced by individual institutional policies and procedures; local, state or provincial/territorial, and federal regulations; and possible variations in the spread of COVID-19. Licensing boards and colleges have to respond to jurisdictional requirements; as an accrediting agency recognized by the USDE (US Department of Education) and CHEA (Council of Higher Education Accreditation), the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) is charged with upholding minimum standards such that the public is assured that accredited psychology education and training programs conform to that which is delineated in the APA Standards of Accreditation; CPA’s Standards and Procedures need to enable accredited institutions to meet the provisions of their provincial/territorial degree granting authority and membership in Universities Canada. APPIC relies on its programs to ensure that ALL graduates meet the requirements, but also encourages programs to be flexible when possible and to follow institutional guidelines and employment rules typically controlled by individual sites regarding leave time.

APPIC, the APA’s Commission on Accreditation and CPA’s Accreditation Panel believe that program faculty and supervisors are in the best position to make decisions during training about trainee competence, including psychological intervention and assessment. and we trust that performance requirements set by programs will be effective in assessing trainee competence and safety.

Next Steps:

For everyone, although we cannot issue a blank statement that will cover all training sites and all regulatory boards, rest assured that we – APA, CPA, APPIC, APA CoA (Commission on Accreditation), and CPA Commission on Accreditation Panel– are working with our programs to be flexible, and we are

working with ASPPB and psychology regulatory boards to stay in communication and updated through this time. For up-to-date information about licensure jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction, visit the ASPPB website (www.asppb.net) that is updated daily as new information is available.

We recognize that this is a stressful time for all stakeholders involved in education and training. Our organizations have staff who are available to assist you as situations arise. Please contact the appropriate agency with your questions, and please understand that there might not be immediate answers to some questions. We will do our best to give you updates as we learn more facts that impact training and licensure.

March 6, 2020 Bulletin from CIHR

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March 6, 2020

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA INVESTS $27M IN
CORONAVIRUS RESEARCH

To further contribute to global efforts to address the COVID-19 outbreak, today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Canada’s Minister of Health, and the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of nearly $27 million to fund coronavirus research.

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Backgrounder: Read about the funded projects

Note: CIHR will be posting detailed information on the COVID-19 competition decisions next week.


CORONAVIRUS: CANADA’S RAPID RESPONSE

Thanks to the incredible response from the community, in less than a month, we were able to work with our international colleagues to assess the situation in China and around the world, develop a research response focused on the urgent areas of need, launch the funding opportunity, adjudicate the applications, and award funding to the successful applicants.
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REIMBURSING NON-REFUNDABLE TRAVEL FEES DUE TO DISRUPTIONS CAUSED BY COVID-19

The three federal granting agencies can confirm that the reimbursement of non-refundable travel fees from agency funds is acceptable considering the impacts of CoVid-19. This applies to the travel of both principal investigators and research personnel.
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LATEST INFORMATION ON THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

The Government of Canada is updating its online information about coronavirus every day, including the latest on the spread of COVID-19, how to prepare, travel advice, and what Canada is doing to respond to the outbreak.
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