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Health Restriction Resources

PAA office has received questions regarding the masking requirements in private practice. We collected some resources that can be helpful for psychologists in private practice in Alberta to navigate the changes. Review the Alberta health care orders below: Health care facility requirements CMOH order 10-2020 CMOH orders PDF  

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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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Liability Insurance Renewal

Dear Members, In early May, you will receive the 2021-2022 CPA/CPAP Liability Insurance Program renewal from the program’s broker, BMS. You will see that Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) premium has increased this year. This increase is a direct reflection of increased claims, where millions of dollars of claims costs have been paid under the psychology…

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Alberta Provincial COVID Vaccine Update

Phase 2C started on 12 April 2021 Front-line healthcare workers in Phase 2C can now book a vaccine appointment at participating pharmacies or through Alberta Health Services (online or 811). Eligible healthcare workers include: Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, and all other health care professionals and their office or support staff who provide in-person, direct patient…

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Psychological Practice Using Telepsychology

Psychological Practice Using Telepsychology Technology in Practice Survey of Alberta Psychologists PAA Technology in Practice (TiP) Committee was established by the Psychologist’s Association of Alberta (PAA) in February 2020. The COVID pandemic was declared in March 2020 leading to widespread adoption of telepsychology in psychological practice. Based in part on a PAA Task Force in…

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General Information

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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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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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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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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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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