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We Grieve the Loss of Indigenous Children

It is with great sadness that we grieve the loss of well over 1000 Indigenous children. We honour their lives and those of all children impacted by Canada’s residential school system. The genocidal legacy of Indian Residential Schools (and Indian Day Schools) is an ongoing Canadian responsibility. Consistent with the national report on Psychology’s Response…

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Nominate TODAY!

Today is a Good day to Nominate a Peer For a PAA Award! PAA wants to recognize champions in our field by our Awards annually. Do you know someone who has contributed significantly to the field of psychology and think they deserve to be in the spotlight? You can find out more about the awards…

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February IS Psychology Month! 

February IS Psychology Month! This year, PAA celebrated Psychology Month virtually: Quick Facts highlighting interesting tidbits about the profession, including figures such as Sigmund Freud, locations such as Dalhousie University, techniques such as hypnosis, and fields such as forensic psychology. Videos from Alberta psychologists sharing how the profession became the right path for them. Biographies…

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Vaccine Policies in Workplace

To Mandate, or Not to Mandate – Vaccine Policies in the workplace BMS Canada Risk Services Ltd. COVID-19 has imposed new challenging obligations on employers. Employers have become very familiar with COVID-19 safety plans, work from home, masking, hand sanitizing, and social distancing. All employers have an obligation to maintain the health and safety of…

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What is a Psychologist?

What is a Psychologist? Psychologists study how we think, feel, and behave from a scientific viewpoint and apply it to help people understand, explain, and change their behavior. Psychologists are experts in making sense of thoughts, emotions, and behaviours and what steps are necessary for change in each area. They can provide services in Mental…

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How to Cope with COVID-19 This Holiday Season

How to Cope with COVID-19 This Holiday Season Albertans are strong and resilient – this has been proven many times over the years. We are currently faced with “an invisible enemy” like most of us have never experienced which can be frightening and anxiety-provoking.  It is normal to experience strong emotions in times of uncertainty…

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COVID-19 Worsening Albertans’ Access to Psychologists

COVID-19 Worsening Albertans’ Access to Psychologists 30 November 2020 – COVID-19 is having a significant impact on the psychological health of Albertans. “COVID-19 has impacted the psychological health of Albertans who were already reeling from our economic downturn. Access to necessary psychological support was difficult before – and that need for the services of registered…

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PAA Member Survey – Alberta Psychology during a pandemic.

PAA Member Survey – Alberta Psychology during a pandemic. From April to October 2020, PAA members were surveyed on the impacts of the COVID- 19 pandemic on psychological practice in Alberta. The surveys seek to help understand the experience of being a psychologist in Alberta 28 weeks after WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. This survey…

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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…

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PAA Annual Awards

PAA recognizes companies, psychologists, & others through a series of awards on an annual basis.   The 2021 award nominations are now closed, but we are accepting nominations for 2022 The 2021 awards wi be presented at the PAA Awards & Welcome to the Profession Evert on 17 September 2021.  Visit the Awards page for more…

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