2019 Psychology Month Events


 

February 2019 is national Psychology Month

The goal of Psychology Month is to raise Canadian's awareness of the role that psychology plays in our lives, our schools, our communities, & our employment.  Psychology month is an excellent opportunity for public education & promotion of the profession.

 

Materials can be obtained from the PAA office to assist with your promotional activities
 during Psychology Month.

 

2019 Psychology Month Events in Alberta



PAA’s display board and Psychology Month materials were exhibited and displayed at the following Psychology Month Events:

 

 

PAA increased its social media outputs (Facebook, Twitter, & LinkedIN) in February in recognition of Psychology Month. 

Throughout the month St. Albert and 21 Edmonton Public Libraries displayed information on mental health and psychology. The displays included information about PAA and psychological concerns such as anxiety, depression and chronic pain. Ms. Erin Buhr organized this event.

 

Throughout the month Ms. Jennifer Strebchuk displayed in her office information on mental health and psychology as well as sharing information about the benefits of medical-psychological collaboration with local physicians.

 

Throughout the month St. Mary University honours and capstone project Psych 400 students in Calgary teamed up to bring a week of de-stress initiatives (Aboriginal Wheel of Wellness, Casey Eagle speaker, Valentines bake sale) to help students unwind before reading week arrives. Psychological materials were provided to all participants.

 

Throughout the month Ms. Sara Ludu educated her clients at Homewood Health about the support and help available for mental health throughout the city. She informed clients of the benefits left unused through their extended health for services that are covered by Psychologists.

 

February 1st 

Dr. Wes Miller and Ms. Lindsay Wolf-Owczarek provided a presentation, "Mental Health in the Classroom" to the North East Catchment of Edmonton Public Schools.

 

February 4 – 8th

Edmonton Public Schools central office displayed information on mental health and psychology. Their display included information about PAA and psychological concerns such as Psychologically Healthy Workplace, School Psychology, depression, anxiety and parenting. Ms. Billie-Jo Scott organized this event.

 

February 12th
3rd annual Yoga Rave, was hosted by MacEwan University Recreation, it was a unique event that merged a 2-hour yoga class with the lively atmosphere of a rave. The focus of this event was to promote wellness, mental health and social inclusion through a fun and unconventional yoga class. There were glow-sticks, body paint, wellness vendors, and a live DJ. 

February 14 – 15th  
2019 Calgary City Teachers’ Convention was held at Telus Convention Centre and managed by Ms. Monique Jamin, Ms. Michelle Springman, Ms. Sara Ludu, Ms. Lauren Chan and Mr. Jeffrey Smith.

February 20th

Dr. Judi Malone, Chief Executive Officer of PAA and Dr. Richard Spelliscy, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of CAP presented an updated on their individual and collective provincial work for psychology at Edmonton Zone AHS Psychology Professional Practice Council 6th Annual General Meeting & Professional Development Day to 93 attendees. This event was live broadcasted to Lethbridge and Medicine Hat as well.

 

February 20th 

Dr. Wes Miller and, Ms. Lindsay Wolf-Owczarek provided a presentation, “Pediatric OCD: Helping Kids get “UNSTUCK” to the AHS Edmonton Psychology Professional Day.

 

February 21st – Ms. Michelle Hamilton appeared on Lloydminster Prime Time Local News and spoke on what psychologists do.

February 21 – 22nd

2019 South Western Alberta Teachers Convention was held at the University of Lethbridge and managed by Ms. Allison Stott and Ms. Brenda Davis.

 

February 21 – 22nd
The 7th Annual Psychology Day provided several exciting presentations to AHS Allied Health and Mental Health and Addictions staff. The event took place at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. PAA’s display was exhibited with more information on psychological concerns. There were several AHS Psychologist contributors who made this such an amazing success for the 160 registrants who attended.

 

February 28 - March 1st

2019 Greater Edmonton Teachers’ Convention was held at the Shaw Conference Centre and managed by Mr. Chris Lefebvre, Mr. Colin Auschrat and Mr. Peter Gregg. 

 

 

Thank you to everyone who dedicated their time to promote Psychology