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Liability Insurance Renewal

Dear Members, In early May, you will receive the 2021-2022 CPA/CPAP1 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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2021 PAA Poster Presentation Event

PAA invites all psychologists, provisional psychologists & student members to submit a poster for PAA Poster Presentation event. Following last year’s presentation event, the 2021 poster presentation even will taker place on the PAA YouTube, and the PAA best poster award voting will go on for two weeks following the opening of the poster event…

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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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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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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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The nominations for the 2021 Awards are now closed

The nominations for the 2021 Awards are now closed, but we do take nominations for 2022 at any time! PAA wants to recognize excellence in the field, and these recognitions allow us to acknowledge those contributions publicly. The recognitions are given to companies, psychologists, and other individuals through a series of awards annually. To find…

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Psychology Month: Associate Minister Luan

PAA would like to share: Psychology Month: Associate Minister Luan Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Jason Luan issued the following statement on Psychology Month: Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Jason Luan issued the following statement on Psychology Month: “Celebrated every February, Psychology Month recognizes the many contributions of Alberta’s approximately 4,000…

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Access to Psychologists

Access to Psychologists & the Impending Psychological Pandemic   PAA is continuously advocates for easier access to services that psychologists offer. The PAA Position statements: ” The services of psychologists for the assessment & treatment of mental health problems and disorders of Albertans should be covered under Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan” and “All Albertans…

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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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