Psychologists' Association of Alberta

 

The Mission of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta is to advance the science-based profession of psychology and to promote the well-being and potential of all Albertans.



 

• eClaims direct billing now available to Alberta psychologists. You can now direct bill to Great-West Life and nine other insurers on behalf of your patients for free.
• Learn more and register for a free webinar http://bit.ly/2vZqgm6
• eClaims direct billing offers a value-added service to patients by lowering their out-of-pocket expenses and doing away with paper claims.

 


 

Alberta Health is recruiting for physician, psychiatrist and public members to serve on the  Mental Health Review Panel Roster, as well as seeking lawyers to serve as a chair on the north panel – all with terms that would start in spring 2018. The roster is an adjudicative body that considers applications pertaining to: cancellation of admission and renewal certificates for patients detained in designated facilities; return of a patient to a correctional facility after treatment; cancellation of community treatment orders; patient competence to make treatment decisions; and administration of treatment to patients who object to it under the Mental Health Act.   Apply by September 10


Physician posting:http://bit.ly/MHRPPhys18 
Psychiatrist posting: http://bit.ly/MHRPPsych18 
Public posting: http://bit.ly/MHRPPub18 
Chair posting: http://bit.ly/MHRPchair18 
Hyperlink 1http://www.health.alberta.ca/newsroom/mental-health-act-panels.html 

  



 

 

Call For Vendors – Trauma Psychologists

 

 

 The PAA Reconnection & Integration Program is calling  for vendors. PAA’s Wood Buffalo Region Wildfires  Psychological Trauma Treatment Program will publicly launch once we have an approved vendors list. This program will fund direct trauma treatment or assessment specific to the 2016 Wood Buffalo Region Wildfires. Psychologists residing in Wood Buffalo, or those with competency in trauma treatment who meet our eligibility criteria (see Members Only area) are encouraged to apply. ... More.  This program is funded by the Canadian Red Cross. Together, we support a psychologically healthy Alberta

 


  

 


 


PAA Volunteer Opportunity

 

Do you have an interest in social justice?  PAA has

a new committee starting September 2017 that will identify social justice issues that specifically impart Alberta and



  • identify realted psychological science and practice
  • draft fact sheets
  • highlight proactive possibilities for public education or advocacy initiatives
  • develop ideas for member campaigns

 

Contract brittany@paa-ab.ca for more information 



  Draft minutes of the Annual General Meeting held 26 May 2017 are available in the members resources area.

 

   If you attended this meeting, please review the minutes and submit any errors or ommissions to the PAA office by 01 September 2017.

 

These minutes will be approved at the 09 September 2017 board of directors meeting.

 

 


 

  

Please be aware of Phishing Scams

 

Psychologists' Association of Alberta has been made aware of a phishing scam targeting Psychologists. If you receive an email from this person “Aaron Charles” at aaron_charles31@yahoo.com or "Larry Faith" at js37188@gmail.com, we ask that you do not answer him.

 

Example of email scam.....details

  

Scam experience from Psychologists.....details

 

Report & How to Protect Yourself

If you want to report abusive behavior spam or email scams, please contact to scammer’s email client such as Gmail, Yahoo, Icloud and etc.

 

Visit Government of Canada for How to Protect Yourself and Report on Counterfeit Checks and Money Orders

                     


  

 

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.

 PAA is currently exploring psychological health and the involvement of psychologists in this regard. 

   


 

Psychological Service Funds

     

The PAA Psychological Service Funds help people who can't afford the services of a psychologist
to access the help they need.

The funds have been expended and no further funds will be available until the next disbursement from the Foundation in October of 2017

                                 


  

 PAA Membership 

 

Not a member? Join one of the strongest national professional associations in psychology 

 

                       Member Benefits and Services 

 


 

healthy workplace brochure     

    Healthy Workplaces

 

Learn more about psychologically healthy workplaces and nominate an organization 

 

Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award

 

 

 



PodcastPodcasts

 

Members have access to free podcasts on topics of interest

 

Members Only Area