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Supervisors Needed for Provisional Psychologists

Provisional Psychologists or those seeking provisional status frequently contact the PAA office to obtain the names of potential supervisors. To support our members in this process, PAA has developed a list of potential supervisors to assist students and provisional psychologists in their search for a supervisor.

If you are willing to supervise a provisional psychologist or intern, please submit a PAA Supervisors Information form to the PAA Office. Forms can be downloaded from our Downloadable Forms page. More…

If your name is already on our list but you are unable to provide supervision at this time, please let us know so we can keep the list updated.

 

2018 PAA Member Survey Results

Thank you to the 468 PAA members who took the time to complete our 2018 Members Benefits Survey. Read the report here.

Thank you for helping us make your Association a stronger one.

 

PAA Commercial

Join us in widely distributing & sharing our new commercial – on social media, your own websites, with your patients and organization, and anywhere else you think psychology should be represented (everywhere!). Watch it here!

 

Reclaiming Power & Place

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Report has been released

http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2019/bcp-pco/CP32-163-2-3-2019-eng.pdf

 

“Some Things Only A Psychologist Can Believe” Podcasts

Dr. Jon Amundson (PAA member & recipient of the 2017 Psychologist of the Year award) takes you on a timely and topical journey to bring new insights and perspective to your continued competence experience.  Available here: http://amundson.podbean.com/

Alberta Health Services Cannabis Resources – Information for Health Professionals

https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/res/mhr/if-res-mhr-hp-cannabis-info.pdf

https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/amh/if-amh-understanding-cannabis-edibles.pdf

 

Brain Story Certification

The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI) has developed an online course to make Brain Story science available to professionals and the public.  Brain Story Certification is designed for professionals seeking certification in a wide range of fields.

Registration is open to everyone at no cost to you.

More info here

 

Addiction & Mental Health 2019 Mobile Apps Directory

This document was produced on behalf of the Alberta Addiction & Mental Health Research Partnership Program through the efforts of Alberta Health Services, Provincial Addiction and Mental Health. Its purpose is to provide healthcare professionals and researchers with a list of mobile applications (apps) dealing with mental health and addiction-related issues. It is updated annually and mainly includes apps that have been released or updated within the previous year

2019 Mobile Apps Directory

 

Canadian Agency for Drugs & Technologies in Health (CADTH) Pain Management Resources

Non-opioid options for managing pain 

Evidence-based Pain Management 

Opioid Research 

Gun Violence Prevention

The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention & Treatment has a toolkit to support the movement for safe schools.

This valuable resource is available at https://melissainstitute.org/mfold-toolkit/ & includes:

  • Support & Thanks to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School & their supporters
  • Consensus Guidelines for discussions to help individuals reach agreement on reducing gun violence
  • Engagement guidelines for dialogue & attitude change
  • Lessons we can learn in the aftermath of violence

 

APA Resources from the Office on Sexual Orientation & Gender Diversity

Available resources include those specific to Policy Resolutions, Amicus Briefs, Training, & Practice and are available at http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/index.aspx

 

Special Education Coding Criteria

Official document: Coding Criteria

 

Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta

Resources for healthcare professionals: https://eatingdisordersupportnetworkofalberta.com/

 

Psychology Law Evidence Database

A rapidly-expanding and free resource for legal professionals, policy makers, as well as clinicians and researchers working in mental health and legal fields who require access to high-quality, expert-reviewed, research in the area of law and psychology: www.psychologylawevidence.com

Shared Wisdom Guide

Edmonton Regional Community Mental Health Action Plan

https://mentalhealthactionplan.ca/tools-resources/evidence-informed-practice/shared-wisdom-guide/

 

Medical Assistance in Dying

Please note that the Office of the Public Guardian & Trustee has issued a directive for Designated Capacity Assessors – note that this designation does not imply designation to conduct capacity assessments specific to MAiD.

An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying) (S.C. 2016, c.3) – http://bit.ly/2dzsMI5 or PDF Version

Government of Canada: Medical Assistance in Dying – http://bit.ly/2fwhIZx

OPGT Directive Regarding DCA Completion of MAID Assessments – Click Here

 

ACPRO Model Standards for Telepsychology Service 

The Association of Canadian Psychology Regulatory Organizations (ACPRO) released standards for telepsychology service delivery: ACPRO Telepsychology

 

Psychologically Healthy Workplace Presentation

Developed by the PAA Public Education & Wellness Committee, this powerpoint presentation is available, by contacting the office, to promote psychological health in the workplace.

 

Disaster Response Network (DRN)

PAA’s DRN provides volunteer trauma counselling to victims of disasters.  More information here

Psychological Services Fund

The Psychological Services Fund assists clients who are in need of psychological services that do not have the insurance coverage and/or could not otherwise afford to pay for services.

Note: The funds have all been expended and no further funds will be available until the next disbursement from the Foundation in October 2020.

 

Updated rate for the First Nationals & Inuit Health Branch Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support (IRS RHS) programs.  The new maximum rate for enrolled mental health counsellors may be reimbursed for in the Alberta Region is $170 and came into effect 01 November 2018.

Official Release: Indigenous_Services_Canada_-_New_Therapist_Rate 

 

Alberta Blue Cross Direct Billing

Details specific to the registration process for registered and provisionally registered psychologists: Blue Cross Direct Billing

 

RCMP Program of Choice 12

Revised rates effective 10 April 2018: POC 12 revised rates

Revised effective 01 April 2018 re: neurofeedback: Neurofeedback

 

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Program of Choice 12

Updated preauthorization requirements effective 01 October 2018: preauthorization update