June 26, 2020

Dear Registrants,

This email blasts covers the following topics:

  • UPCOMING WORKSHOP ON SKILLS FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL RECOVERY
  • AVAILABILITY OF INDIGENOUS CULTURAL SAFETY WORKSHOP ONLINE UPDATE
  • KEEPING IN TOUCH

Upcoming Workshop Announcement – July 9, 2020 4:30 P.M.:  Professional Practice in Disaster Response Part 2: Skills for Psychological Recovery

The next free of charge webinar for registrants will be held on July 9, 2020 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm on the general topic of Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) Given the huge response to the first workshop on PFA, this is viewed as an important “Part 2” of the College’s effort to ensure registrants have the necessary tools and information to provide psychological services to clients during (and after) the pandemic.

Registrants are welcome now to RSVP to this workshop. The workshop presenters are once again Dr. Jeanne LeBlanc, R.Psych. bringing her knowledge and experience in disaster response and our Director of Practice Support, Dr. Susan Turnbull, R.Psych. The presentation will be available live online, and available at a later date for those not able to attend on July 9th.  There is no charge for this workshop.  To RSVP please send an email to rsvp@collegeofpsychologists.bc.ca.  Information on access and participation will follow via email to those who have RSVPed their attendance.

 Indigenous Cultural Safety

In the Fall 2018, the College hosted a half-day workshop on the topic of Indigenous Cultural Safety. Registrant attendance was excellent and participant feedback was very positive.  We are pleased to announce that a recording of the workshop will be available online sometime next week.  It will be free of cost and accessible by all registrants through the registrant portal.

Learning objectives for the workshop include increased knowledge and understanding of: social determinants of the health of Indigenous peoples, anti-Indigenous racism in health care, ways in which racism in health care can be addressed, the therapeutic alliance and key themes present in Indigenous-settler relations, and destructive relational patterns and ways to protect the integrity of the therapeutic relationship with Indigenous clients.

Keeping in Touch:

CPBC email updates and the COVID-19 updates webpage are offered to registrants as a means of keeping registrants informed on a timely basis regarding the practice of psychology during the pandemic.

Comments received via the feedback@collegeofpsychologists.bc.ca email continue to be appreciated, as are the thoughtful comments expressed.

Registered psychologists have been recognized for their contribution to the pandemic response by the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and many others, and the College is proud and appreciative of the high standard of services the profession has provided in difficult and novel circumstances.

All registrants are reminded of the importance of self-care during these challenging times.

Please accept my best wishes for your good health on behalf of the College Board and staff.

Dr. Andrea Kowaz, Registrar