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Working with the Media: A Guide for Psychologists

Psychologists are the voice of psychology. At times you as a psychologist might be asked to give an interview or provide commentary for the media about a psychological topic. We prepared a brief video for you to view when preparing for an interview or media appearance.  If you need more tips, you can view the…

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Do You Know the Differences Between Mental Health Professionals?

Do You Know the Differences Between Mental Health Professionals? Mental health professionals go by many titles and are referred to with different names by professionals and nonprofessionals. It can get tricky to differentiate between the many names and titles. PAA would like to share these infographics with you as a way for you to recognize…

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PAA Supervision Course

PAA has launched an online formatted supervision course. The course is designed for psychologists looking to start supervising provisionals or seeking a thorough understanding of foundational knowledge required for competent supervisory practice, including an introduction to the theory, practice, ethics, and responsibilities of clinical supervisors. Special Pricing is available for PAA members. Email Jess for…

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2021 Annual Welcome to the Profession and Awards Celebration

The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta would like to invite you to join our 2021 Annual Welcome to the Profession and Awards Celebration  17 September 2021, at 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. The 2o21 Welcome to the Profession and Awards Celebration was recently changed into an online format to ensure the health and safety of all guests…

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Current Events

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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