Psychologists are the best advocates for their profession. Psychologists are uniquely trained health professionals. The expertise you can offer qualifies you amongst them to have a voice in the development of public policies.
Psychologists have natural networks and spheres of influence for advocacy, with great potential to develop core relationships with key professionals.
Advocacy is not about competing with other professions. It is about focusing on the unique value, or niche “sells”, of psychology – we add value. We can, and do, make Alberta a psychologically healthy place to live.
To get started you only need an idea, a concern, or an issue that you feel passionate about. If you are willing to lend your voice to that idea, you are ready to start.