Press Releases

Wisconsin Sikh Gurdwara (Temple) Shooting
August 8, 2012 British Columbia Psychological Association (BCPA) Public Statement on the Wisconsin Sikh Gurdwara (Temple) Shooting The British Columbia Psychological Association (BCPA) extends our deepest condolences to the Sikh community in the U.S. and Canada. In truth, we can all be affected by tragedies such as this one. The BCPA offers our support to the Sikh community and to all of our various communities as we all try to cope with what happened at the Wisconsin Sikh Gurdwara (Temple).... > read more
Canadians Need Better Access to Psychological Services
February 6, 2012 Canadians Need Better Access to Psychological Services Ottawa – Today in honour of Psychology Month, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), the Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) and the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) joined forces to highlight the need to enhance access to mental health services in Canada. Mental disorders are a leading cause of disability in Canada and represent a significant burden on the economy. It estimated to cost the... > read more
Dealing with Back to School Blues
The British Columbia Psychological Association Offers Tips for Parents and Children as the Summer Comes to a Close Vancouver, British Columbia – September 1st, 2011 - Parents have a lot on their plate: mortgage payments, healthcare, caring for elderly parents, raising kids, just to name a few. As the new school year approaches, they face additional stressors -- paying for back-to-school supplies, clothes and possibly tuition. Many parents may also be worried about their children starting... > read more
VANCOUVER, June 1, 2011 /CNW/ - Psychologically healthy organizations demonstrate greater resiliency and benefit from reduced operating costs, less lost time, improved productivity and stronger customer/client relations. The British Columbia Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards Committee, a standing committee of the British Columbia Psychological Association, is acknowledging and awarding organizations that recognize and excel in ensuring a healthy workplace for their employees with... > read more
Comment on Gambling Expansion
VANCOUVER, April 1 /CNW/ - Committed to promoting mental health in BC communities, the BC Psychological Association would like to address the current proposal put forth for a Casino expansion in downtown Vancouver: Registered Psychologists in BC use proven and effective treatments to treat mental health difficulties such as Pathological Gambling, allowing individuals to experience renewed quality of life.  Pathological Gambling is a mental disorder listed in the Diagnostic and... > read more
British Columbia' Registered Psychologists Ready to Help Those Affected by the Disasters in Japan
VANCOUVER, April 1 /CNW/ - For people with family and friends living or travelling in areas affected by the recent disasters in Japan, the British Columbia Psychological Association stands ready to help. Those in BC who are experiencing emotional concerns due to these events in Japan can access the services of the BCPA Disaster Response Network who will provide brief pro bono psychological services to help restore coping skills challenged by the enormity of this disaster. These services... > read more
Talking about the Heart of the Matter
VANCOUVER, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - A healthy mind helps you lose weight, sleep well and live longer! Well-being is just as much about taking care of your mind as your body.  In fact mental health actually is at the heart of a healthy life. February is Psychology Month. This is the sixth annual Psychology Month in Canada and the British Columbia Psychological Association, along with Psychological Associations across the country, has the goal to inform the public of the role that... > read more
British Columbia’s Registered Psychologists travel to China in the continuing effort to aid recovery from the Chengdu earthquake of 2008
For Immediate Release Vancouver, B.C. / October 16th, 2009 True recovery from disaster takes more than just time At the invitation of the Chengdu Mental Health Center, The Fourth People’s Hospital, Dr. Jeanne LeBlanc, Chair of the British Columbia Psychological Association’s Disaster Response Network, will be returning to Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China today to provide a second series of trainings. She will be accompanied by Dr. Nicole Aube, who has extensive international... > read more
Letter to the Editor (Vancouver Sun)
To the Editor, I read with Interest the article entitled “British Columbians suffering depression need fair treatment: BCMA” which appeared on the front page of Thursday’s Vancouver Sun. While I essentially agree with the message: Mental Healthcare must be given equal weight in our Healthcare system as Physical Health is given. I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that the paper released by the BCMA on Thursday lacks a collaborative vision of solving the problem that... > read more
British Columbia's Registered Psychologists travel to Haiti and Nelson, BC in the efforts to aid recovery from the earthquake and trauma
For Immediate Release Vancouver, B.C. / January 22, 2010 While most British Columbians are reeling from the images and reports of the situation in Haiti, Dr. Jeanne LeBlanc, Chair of the British Columbia Psychological Association’s Disaster Response Network, has just returned home from a week in Port au Prince where she rushed in last week while others were striving to flee. Together with a team of trained and experienced professionals, she was on the island to offer Disaster Behavioral... > read more
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