Since 1938, the BC Psychological Association (BCPA) has represented psychologists in British Columbia. It is a voluntary body and is committed to advancing psychology and the psychological well-being of all British Columbians. Our administrative offices are in Vancouver, BC.
In 1989 the Psychologists Act was amended, and the British Columbia Psychological Association was renamed the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. On January 1, 1993, the College of Psychologists’ sole function became the regulation of the profession of psychology.
The professional interests of psychologists then became the purview of BCPA and a new organization was incorporated under the Society Act using the College’s former name, the British Columbia Psychological Association.