Access to health services, particularly to quality health care by reducing wait times for assessment and treatment, is a key issue for Canadians and government. Missing among this is a focus on access to mental health services and the health care professionals who provide them. Bringing public and government attention to this issue is a key priority for CPA.
CPA is committed to bringing attention to issues related to access to service and the role of psychologists as part of inter-disciplinary health teams.
CPA position paper entitled Psychologists Practicing to Scope: The Role of Psychologists in Canada’s Public Institutions.
CPA-Commissioned Reports on Psychological Services
November 2013 – The Efficacy and Effectiveness of Psychological Treatments
March 2013 – An Imperative for Change: Access to Psychological Services for Canada
The Mental Health Commission of Canada applauds the work of the Canadian Psychological Association. Click here to read the letter of support.
Mental Health Table Access Forum Report
Mental Health Table Forum, entitled Which Doors Lead to Where? How to Enhance Access to Mental Health Service: Barriers, Facilitators and Opportunities for Canadians’ Mental Health.
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