President’s Blog

The President's Blog provides information of interest to our membership. News items, announcements, opinion pieces, and other resources that may be of benefit to your daily practice will be found here. As some items may also be of public interest, occasional messages will also be cross-posted to our News and Public Policy section. You can also discuss each of these posts in our forum by clicking here. Postings are restricted to our membership. If you are a member, please login to see additional postings.

OAPA Executive Summary Update August 2018

OAPA Executive Summary Update  by Paula Conforti, OAPA Vice-President August 2018 CPO’s June 22nd, 2018 Council Meeting: We were pleased to see a growing presence of OAPA’s Members at the Council Meetings. We hope by summarizing the key points with regards to our ongoing pertinent concerns that we will prompt an even larger group presence […]

Year in Review: Looking at the Past Year and Ahead Towards 2017/2018 at OAPA

On behalf of OAPA I would like to welcome our members to the 2017-2018 membership year. We are happy to announce that early renewal is available now for those who find the August-September renewal challenging given that many of our members are returning to a busy work schedule at that time. This does, however, mean […]

Welcoming Members to the 2016-2017 Session

On behalf of the Ontario Association of Psychological Associates (OAPA) board, I would like to formally welcome our returning and new members to the 2016-2017 membership year. As I move into the mid-point of my second term as OAPA’s President I find myself reflecting on the growth this association has experienced over the last two […]

MA-Closure a Done Deal? Not if you act now.

I have continuously been disappointed to see the College presenting the current Stakeholder consultation in a manner that suggests that the closure of the MA-Class as a path to registration is a done deal. The preamble of the consultation did a good job of describing the stages that brought us here, but apparently decided the […]

Is this the end for MA Psychology?

When speaking to members, I occasionally get asked the question of whether the closure of the MA class will really have much of a negative impact on our day to day practice. After all, would not the title of Psychologist for all members of the College act as a unifying force and, once and for […]