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Canadian Psychological Association

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  1. Canadian Psychological Association AMBASSADOR PROGRAM PRACTICE MATTERS

  2. CPA GOOD FOR YOU GOOD FOR THE DISCIPLINE

  3. CPA Motto ADVANCING PSYCHOLOGY FOR ALL

  4. CPA Member Constituencies Scientists Scientist/Practitioners Practitioners Students Public

  5. CPA’s Main Areas of Activity • Science • Practice • Education and Training • Policy Development • Member Services • Representation

  6. Interconnectedness of Psychology Science Informs Practice and Practice Informs Science

  7. Advocacy Examples • Expanding Access to Services • Increasing Public and Private Funding for Services • Increasing Public Understanding of Psychology • External Communications • Policy Development

  8. Practice Support: Examples • Development of Codes and Standards and Accreditation • Practice Support: Private and Public • Interprovincial and International Mobility • Legislation Watch: GST, Criminal Code, Disability Tax Credit, etc • Canadian Registration Standard

  9. Practice Support: Examples • Insurance Package • Pro Bono Legal Consultation • CE Credits and CE Workshops • Working to have 2 On-line CE Workshops • Ethics; Private Practice • PAA/CPA Book: How to Start a Private Practice

  10. Practice Network • CPA Board • CPA Committees: • Legal and Professional Affairs • CPPAN • CPAP • CRHSPP

  11. Health Commissions • Clair: Quebec • Fyke: Saskatchewan • Premier’s Commission: New Brunswick • Mazenkowski: Alberta • Senate of Canada: Kirby • Commission of the Future of Health Care in Canada: Romanow • Kirby Mental Health, Mental Illness and Addictions 2003

  12. Health Sector Collaborations • HEAL • G 7 • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Care in Mental Health • Home Care Sector Study • Long Term Care and Mental Health • Post 9/11 • Mental Health Summit/CAMIMH • PHCTF • Mental Health • Health Human Resources

  13. Communications Strategy for the Public and Clients/Patients • Web Based • Fact Sheets (i.e. Insomnia, Diabetes, Surgery, Depression, Pain, ADHD, Grief, Suicide) • Policy Papers on Strategic Initiatives (i.e. Strengthening Series, Cost Effectiveness, Canstart) • E-Advocacy • National Referral Service Portal • Media Liaison

  14. Access to Psychological Services: What We Do • Meet with Ministers and Officials, Private Service Providers, Agencies, Insurers etc.. • Liaise with Government Departments and F/P/T Committees • Consortia Membership: HEAL, G 7 • Position Papers and Lobbying Materials • External Communications

  15. Health Policy Documents • Strengthening Medicare Home and Community Care Primary Health Care Pharmacare Rural Health Psychology in Education School Psychology

  16. Health Policy Documents • CPA Costs-Offset & BCPA Costs-Offset Papers • Disability Tax Credit Submission and Consultations • Fitness to Stand Trial Submission • Custody and Access Submission • Romanow Submission • Kirby Submission

  17. Health Policy Documents • Geographical Survey of Psychologists in Canada • Stats Can Utilization of Psychological Services

  18. WWW.CPA.CA • French and English Sites • For CPA Members and the Public • Membership Data Base • Advocacy Resources • Membership Resources and Information • National Referral Service Portal • Links to Sections and Other Organizations • Documents Available; Fact Sheets • Electronic Journals

  19. WWW.CPA.CA1-888-472-0657