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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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Importance of Psychologist’s Self-Care

Importance of Psychologist’s Self-Care Have you ever wondered about how you manage your own self-care as a psychologist? Ethical guidance for psychologists is to limit or not provide services to the public when impaired.  Unfortunately, no clear definition of impairment is available among Canadian regulatory bodies, and minimal direction about self-care is provided. However, now…

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Albertans Want Improved Access to Psychologists

Albertans Want Improved Access to Psychologists January 2021 – Psychological health matters to individual quality of life, provincial health, & our economy. Invest with a significant impact – invest in Albertans psychological health. “Albertans know what they want – access mental health & addiction treatment by qualified providers. The psychological health & wellness of Albertans…

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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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Demonstrating Benefit and Improving Outcomes

A Community of Practice Conversation about Outcome Informed Practices “How effective am I with clients?” One of those questions that arise from the foundation of our practice. Psychology is built on evidence-based practices. But how often do we apply those to our own skill sets and experiences as a practitioner of psychology? Since the arrival…

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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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2020 PAA Award Winners

Awards are given in recognition of excellence in the field and these recognitions allow us to publicly acknowledge those contributions. PAA would like to acknowledges our own exemplars, honoring those who shape our profession in such meaningful ways. The PAA Awards Ceremony is typically held with a banquet and a warmly celebrated time with family…

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Psychological Services Fund

Psychological Services Fund The funds have been expended and no further funds will be available until October 2021 The PAA Psychological Services Funds and the Amina Beecroft Endowment Fund were established in 2005 with the primary purpose of subsidizing psychological services to Albertans who could not otherwise afford such services. The PAA Psychological Services Funds…

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