COVID-19 INFORMATION

Both the Canadian Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association offer helpful information and links to resources regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the practice of psychologists and their clients. Another useful link providing guidance to registrants regarding the remote administration of the MMPI Instruments can be found here.

An important resource for information about COVID-19 for all BC health practitioners is the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) website, which offers guidance to health professionals on COVID-19 that is updated on an ongoing basis. The Public Health Agency of Canada website also has detailed information on COVID-19 for health professionals.

The College has provided checklists on telepsychology and telepsychology assessment which provide general guidance to assist registrants in identifying issues and options that should be considered, and implementing strategies to address issues, resolve problems, and improve practice, with respect to this aspect of psychology practice.

Information on providing psychological services by Out of Province practitioners to clients temporarily relocated to British Columbia during the COVID-19 emergency can be found here.

Information on Dr. Bonnie Henry’s expectations for regulated health professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found in the registrant portal.

COVID-19 UPDATES

Upcoming Annual Workshop, Phase 2 planning, CCP Program and Pilot Study, and Links

May 8, 2020 Dear Registrants,  Upcoming Annual Workshop:  May 21st (4:30 – 6:00): Registrants are welcome to RSVP to the Annual Continuing Competency presentation “Professional Practice In Disaster Response” with[…]

Save the Date, Expanded Testing, Checklists, and Links

May 1, 2020 Dear Registrants, Save the Date:  May 21st Annual Continuing Competency Presentation (4:30 – 6:00): The Quality Assurance Committee is pleased to be sponsoring our Annual Continuing Competency[…]

Update from the College: Holding the Line

April 21, 2020 Dear Registrants, Provincial Health Officer Advice from March 23 Remains in Effect: On March 23, 2020, Dr. Bonnie Henry, the Provincial Health Officer, issued an update addressed[…]

Notice of Proposal to Amend College of Psychologists of BC Bylaws

April 14, 2020 Notice of Proposal to Amend College of Psychologists of BC Bylaws  The board of the College of Psychologist of British Columbia (CPBC) has approved proposed amendments to[…]

COVID-19 Update: CCP Requirements, ProBono Programs, Checklists, Website

April 1, 2020 Dear Registrants, Continuing Competency Program (CCP) Requirements for 2020 The College recognizes that, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health orders and travel restrictions will[…]

COVID-19 Update: Psychology Listed as Essential Service

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[…]

COVID-19 Update: Code of Conduct as Source of Support, Checklist Reminder, COVID-19 Information on CPBC Website, & Keeping in Touch

March 20, 2020 Please read below for important information for Registrants: Using the Code of Conduct and Checklists as a Source of Support The Code of Conduct and Practice Checklists[…]

COVID-19 UPDATE: Suggestions re: in-person and telepsychology services, other professional resources on COVID-19, gov. info. about COVID-19, CPBC hrs. of operation, reference numbers

March 16, 2020  Please read below for new important update information for Registrants. Precautions to take when providing client services in person With regard to client services, members are encouraged[…]

BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool

March 16, 2020 Please click here to access the recently posted BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool. This self-assessment tool, developed with the BC Ministry of Health, will help determine whether you may need further assessment[…]

Message from Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer

March 15, 2020 The following message is being sent to all health care workers on behalf of Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer. Dear health care worker. As we continue[…]