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Advocating for Psychology

Psychologists’ Association of Alberta

PAA’s Advocacy Work

  • PAA spends over 1000 hours a year advocating for the unique value of psychology.
  • Much of our advocacy work relates to the provincial government, with a strong focus before and after a provincial election.
  • Ongoing engagement focuses on the unique value of psychology and building relationships with key stakeholder groups.

Why Psychologists’ Voices are Needed

  • Psychologists help make Alberta a psychologically healthy place to live and work.
  • Psychologists are uniquely trained in a vast amount of areas: program development, consultation, supervision, behavioural (non-pharmacological) pain management, telehealth, cross-jurisdiction expertise, etc.
  • Psychologists have natural networks and spheres of influence for advocacy, with great potential to develop core relationships with key professionals.

How You Can Help

  • Build relationships that promote your profession.
  • Provide tools to elected officials to support the psychological health and wellness of Albertans.

Plan ahead:

Get involved:

  • Act to implement your plan in person or online.
  • Schedule a meeting.
  • Write a direct, informative letter.
  • Make a phone call to provide facts and a clear call to action.

 

More information: https://psychologistsassociation.ab.ca/advocacy/ 

Advocacy