Psychology Month is celebrated every February to highlight the contributions of Canadian psychologists and to show Canadians how psychology works to help people live healthy and happy lives, their communities flourish, their employers create better workplaces, and their governments develop effective policies. These infographics have been designed by Canadian psychologists to help people seeking mental health support with a clear understanding of how different mental health professionals can help. Psychologists are here to provide counselling and evidence-based therapy, perform psychological testing, and treatment for mental health and other health related issues.
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The Psychology Society of Yukon has renewed their calls for the territorial government to regular the profession. At present, the Yukon is the only jurisdiction in Canada that does not have a regulatory framework for psychologists. For more information, please click on the link below. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/psychology-society-yukon-regulation-1.6258673
CPAP acknowledges that psychologists must be accountable for the profession’s marginalization of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. To promote this accountability, CPAP’s Board of Directors moved to formally endorse the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA’s) Statement of Accountability in the CPA Task Force’s report entitled, “Psychology’s Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Report.” To read more, please see “Psychology’s Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Report” by clicking on the link below. https://cpa.ca/docs/File/Task_Forces/TRC%20Task%20Force%20Report_FINAL.pdf
We extend our solidarity and condolences during this devastating time to the First Nations community in Tk’emlúpste te Secwépemc territory and across this land. We are shocked and saddened by the reports of the discovery of the remains of 215 children, some young as three, at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. This is another terrible chapter in the dark and horrific legacy of residential schools. These Indigenous children were taken from their land, isolated from their homes, forced into residential schools, and finally, died while in care of church and state. For decades, their lives were [...]
February is Psychology Month and CPAP would like to shed light on an important topic. Namely, what a psychologist is and what type of support they provide. Take a look at this infographic and reach out if you have further questions. Psychologists from coast to coast to coast are here to help!
CPAP in concert with CPA recently collaborated with Nanos Research to conduct a national survey to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting Canadians' mental health and access to psychologists. To read more about this survey and to view the results, please click on the links below. This information is available in both English and French. English: https://cpa.ca/covid-19-worsening-canadians-access-to-psychologists/ French: https://cpa.ca/fr/covid-19-worsening-canadians-access-to-psychologists/
Our journey in life is not always easy. Find out how Canadian psychologists can help you. Notre cheminement dans la vie n'est pas toujours facile. Découvrez comment les psychologues du Canada peuvent vous aider.
In light of the recent COVID crisis the CPAP Executive has decided that the planned face-to-face meeting in Montreal will shift to a virtual meeting. The Executive is currently working on an agenda for this meeting and details will be forthcoming to all Council members in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned for more details and continue to be well in the meantime