Type: COVID-19

March 27, 2020

Dear Registrants,

Psychology Listed as Essential Service
Government has released a listing of essential services, which includes psychological services. Essential services are those daily services essential to preserving life, health, public safety and basic societal functioning.

Confirming You’re Receiving all CPBC COVID-19 Email Updates:
Some registrants are concerned they haven’t received all of the CPBC email updates. Updates are sent to the email address registrants provide at renewal or by updating the College during the year. If you know of a registrant who is not receiving emails, please encourage them to be in touch with the College to confirm their email address at: feedback@collegeofpsychologists.bc.ca

If you do need to provide the College an updated email address, please log into the registrant portal through the College website and submit the updated email address through the address change function.

Registrants can review and confirm they have received all previous updates using this list:

Telepsychology Checklists:
Reminder that registrants will find the checklists on telepsychology and telepsychology assessment especially timely for considerations when contemplating providing telepsychology services for the context in which they are working.

Link to College’s COVID-19 website:
Registrants will find more information and useful links about COVID-19 and its impact on the practice of psychology on the CPBC website.

BC COVD-19 Self-Assessment Tool:
The BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool, developed with the BC Ministry of Health, will help determine whether you, or someone else, may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19.

Keeping in Touch:
These email updates and our efforts to keep the new website page up to date with useful tools and information will continue, and we take the opportunity to thank registrants for the thoughtful questions and suggestions we receive on the feedback@collegeofpsychologists.bc.ca email.

The novelty of this situation is an enormous challenge and makes all the more important the profession’s long-standing high regard for ethical and competent practice and a set of professional standards and checklists designed to accommodate and inform both routine and novel circumstances.

Kind regards and good health on behalf of the College Board and Staff,

Andrea Kowaz, Ph.D., R.Psych.