All Announcements

Provincial Health Officer Confirms Health Professionals Vaccination Mandate

November 8, 2021 BC’s health regulatory colleges have received confirmation from the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) of their imminent plan to issue a new public health order requiring ALL regulated[…]

Provincial Health Officer Order Regarding Health Professionals Vaccination

October 15, 2021 Please be advised that the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) has today posted the Hospital and Community (Health Care and Other Services) COVID-19 Vaccination Status Information and Preventive[…]

BCHR Statements on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and COVID-19 Misinformation, and Anticipated Revised Guidance on COVID-19 Safety Measures

September 23, 2021 BC Health Regulators Mark Canada’s First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30, 2021 will mark Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation “to commemorate[…]

New Practice Support Checklists & Reminder of AGM

September 2, 2021 New Practice Support Checklists The Quality Assurance Committee and the Practice Support Service are pleased to provide registrants with four new practice support checklists, including useful tools[…]

Notice of Annual General Meeting – November 9, 2021

August 31, 2021 Notice of Annual General Meeting – November 9, 2021 Please be advised that the College of Psychologists of British Columbia 2020 Annual General Meeting will be held[…]

ACPRO Workshop—Shannon Beauchamp “Cultural Safety and Humility – It Starts With Me”

August 27, 2021 ACPRO Workshop—Shannon Beauchamp “Cultural Safety and Humility – It Starts With Me” We are pleased to advise registrants that the Association of Canadian Psychology Regulatory Organizations (ACPRO)[…]

Transition to Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan & Allied Health Policy Secretariat Survey of Allied Health Professionals

June 29, 2021 TRANSITION TO STEP 3 OF BC’S RESTART PLAN Registrants are advised that WorkSafeBC has posted online advice on protocols for those providing in-person counselling services in preparation[…]

Reminder to Register for June 23 Workshop on Parenting Assessments in Context of Domestic Violence Allegations

June 18, 2021 Reminder to Register for June 23 Workshop on Parenting Assessments in Context of Domestic Violence Allegations The College, co-sponsored by the BC Psychological Association, is pleased to[…]

Reminder to Register for June 23 Workshop on Parenting Assessments in Context of Domestic Violence Allegations & CPBC Apology to Indigenous People

June 10, 2021 Register for June 23 Workshop on Parenting Assessments in Context of Domestic Violence Allegations The College, co-sponsored by the BC Psychological Association, is pleased to offer the[…]

Change of Time of June 23 Workshop on Parenting Assessments in the Context of Domestic Violence Allegations, Reminder of Draft Checklists for Review

May 17, 2021 REVISED TIME FOR JUNE 23 WORKSHOP ON PARENTING ASSESSMENTS IN THE CONTEXT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ALLEGATIONS WORKSHOP IS NOW FROM 1-4 P.M. Please be advised that the[…]

Upcoming June 23 Workshop on Parenting Assessments in the Context of Domestic Violence Allegations, 2020 Annual Report and Documents for Review.

May 14, 2021 Save The Date: Workshop on Parenting Assessments in the Context of Domestic Violence Allegations The College is pleased to advise registrants of the upcoming virtual workshop “Parenting[…]

Updates on COVID Vaccination Information

May 11, 2021 Registering Online for Second Dose Appointments In March, CPBC provided information to registrants regarding the roll-out of COVID vaccinations for allied health professionals providing direct patient care,[…]

CPBC Workshop: “Cultural Safety and Humility – It Starts With Me” April 30, 2021 1:15 pm to 4:15 pm.

April 20, 2021 The College is pleased to offer the virtual session: “Cultural Safety and Humility – It Starts With Me” on April 30, 2021 from 1:15 pm to 4:15[…]

Updated Vancouver Coastal Health Authority Vaccination Information

April 16, 2021   The College advises registrants located in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH) region that it has just received a request from VCH to distribute information regarding[…]

Non-Gendered Language for Code of Conduct and CPBC Workshop: “Cultural Safety and Humility – It Starts With Me”

April 9, 2021 College Board Approves Non-Gendered Language for Code of Conduct At its March 12 meeting, the College of Psychologists Board approved amendments to the Code of Conduct in[…]

CPBC Workshop: “Cultural Safety And Humility – It Starts With Me” And New Draft Checklists

March 26 2021 The College is pleased to offer the virtual session: “Cultural Safety and Humility – It Starts With Me”. This important session will be led by facilitator Shannon[…]

Vaccination Information for Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and Northern Health Authority Regions

March 22 2021 Phase Two of the BC Covid-19 Vaccination Plan includes vaccination of all health care professionals providing direct patient care in acute and community health care settings (including home care)[…]

Information for Registrants About COVID-19 Vaccine from Island Health Authority

March 19 2021 Information About COVID-19 Vaccine from Island Health CPBC is pleased to share with registrants this updated letter, which includes psychologists, from the Vancouver Island Health Authority which advises[…]

COVID- 19 Vaccinations For Psychologists Practicing in the Interior Health Authority

March 18 2021 Please be advised that the letter linked to below is ONLY for registrants practicing in the Interior Health Region who meet the criteria in the letter. The[…]

Information About Vaccines for Essential Workers (March 17)

March 17 2021 Yesterday afternoon the Ministry of Health distributed updated guidance to regional health authorities and health professions regulators regarding Phase Two BC Covid-19 Vaccination Plan. The guidance continues[…]

Vaccinations For Psychologists Practicing in the Fraser Health Authority Region

March 17 2021 Phase Two of the BC Covid-19 Vaccination Plan includes vaccination of all health care professionals providing direct patient care in acute and community health care settings (including home care).[…]

Information About Vaccines For Essential Workers

March 15 2021 Information About Vaccines for Essential Workers In the past year, the College has collaborated with other health professions regulators and with the office of the Provincial Health[…]

Checking Your Internet Presence, Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities, And DRAFT Practice Support Checklist

February 26 2021 A Reminder Regarding the Importance of Checking Your Internet Presence The College has been made aware of an organization advertising mental health services and making unsupported claims[…]

UPDATE ON INFORMATION FROM PHO, METL REPORT ON CULTURAL SAFETY, KEEPING IN TOUCH

February 08 2021 1.  UPDATE ON INFORMATION FROM THE PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICER The College remains committed to providing registrants with ongoing information about the Provincial response to the pandemic and[…]

2021 registration renewal receipts now available online

January 26 2021 2021 renewal receipts are now available online through the registrant portal.  To download / print your receipt, log into the registrant portal and look for “Renewal Receipt”[…]

New Year, COVID-19 Updates, Self-Care, and Renewal

January 12, 2021 Happy New Year The CPBC Board and staff extend their best wishes for the 2021 year to all Registrants. COVID-19 Updates and Vaccination Scheduling Information CPBC will[…]

Reminders and staying in touch

December 11th, 2020 Reminder about Statistics Canada Survey Request: Impacts of COVID-19 on health care workers: Share your perspective  A reminder that CPBC has been requested by Statistics Canada to ensure[…]

Part 2 Self-Care Webinar Series & AGM Now Available on Portal; Board Election Results and Statistics Canada Survey

November 26, 2020 Self-Care Part 2 Now Available on Registrant Portal Part 2 of the webinar series on self-care on “Implementation Strategies for Optimal Functioning” is now available on the[…]

New PHO Order regarding Masks

November 20, 2020 Dear Registrants,  The College continues closely to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and takes direction from BC’s Provincial Health Officer (PHO), the BC Centre for[…]

Recent Communique from MoH on Mask Use in Health Care Facilities During COVID-19 & Guidance Provided by the PHO

November 12, 2020 Dear Registrants, This email contains information regarding a recent communique issued by the BC Ministry of Health on November 4, 2020 and subsequent clarification Provincial Health Officer[…]

Update from CPBC on PHO Orders Issued , Consultation Request on Website Document, Keeping in Touch, and AGM summary

November 9, 2020 Dear Registrants, This email contains updates on: PHO Orders Issued Consultation Request on Website Document Keeping in Touch and AGM summary Clarity about the Provincial Health Officer’s[…]

Fall 2020 Double Issue of The Chronicle Now Available!

October 9, 2020 Dear Registrants, Please click here to view the College’s Fall 2020 Double issue of The Chronicle Newsletter. In this edition, you will find important information including: Registration Renewal 2021 November 5,[…]

Save the Dates for the College’s Upcoming Workshop Series on Self-Care

September 23, 2020 Dear Registrants, Save the Dates for the College’s Upcoming Workshop Series on Self-Care! The College will be hosting a two-part series on self-care for psychologists.  Dr. Leisl[…]

Update on Modernization of Health Professional Regulation, San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Course & Future College Webinars

August 27, 2020 Dear Registrants, This email blasts covers the following topics: UPDATE ON STEERING COMMITTEE ON MODERNIZATION OF HEALTH PROFESSION REGULATION SAN’YAS INDIGENOUS CULTURAL SAFETY TRAINING COURSE DEVELOPMENT OF[…]

UPDATE ON ONLINE AVAILABILITY OF COLLEGE WORKSHOP #2, FALL AGM, STEERING COMMITTEE ON MODERNIZATION, SCOPE OF PRACTICE & MORE

July 23, 2020 This email blasts covers the following topics: UPDATE ON ONLINE AVAILABILITY OF WORKSHOP ON SKILLS FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL RECOVERY UPDATE ON FALL AGM DATE UPDATE ON STEERING COMMITTEE[…]

UPCOMING NEW WORKSHOP ON JULY 9, ONLINE WORKSHOP NOW AVAILABLE, SUGGESTIONS FOR WEBINAR TOPICS, CROSS-JURISDICTIONAL PRACTICE

July 3, 2020 Dear Registrants, This email blasts covers the following topics: UPCOMING WORKSHOP ON SKILLS FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL RECOVERY INDIGENOUS CULTURAL SAFETY WORKSHOP AVAILABLE ONLINE IN REGISTRANT PORTAL REQUEST FOR[…]

UPCOMING WORKSHOP ON SKILLS FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL RECOVERY, INDIGENOUS CULTURAL SAFETY WORKSHOP UPDATE, & KEEPING IN TOUCH

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[…]

IN-PERSON CONSENT DURING COVID, CONTACT TRACING OBLIGATIONS, REGISTER ADDRESS, ONLINE MATERIALS NOW AVAILABLE, AND UPCOMING WORKSHOP

June 19, 2020 Dear Registrants, We are pleased to provide this email which includes information on the following: Obligations When Obtaining Client Consent to In-person Services Obligations When Sharing Information[…]

2019 Annual Report Now Available

The College of Psychologists of BC Annual Report has been published and is now available for viewing. Click HERE to view the 2019 CPBC Annual Report.

INFORMATION FOR REGISTRANTS REGARDING EXPANSION OF COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Premier Horgan has announced that next week is the start of the transition to phase 2 of the government’s COVID-19 response. This includes the expansion of community-based healthcare services under[…]

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[…]

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has issued an important update for regulated health professionals in BC, including psychologists. 

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has issued an important update for regulated health professionals in BC, including psychologists. The update, issued late in the evening March 23, 2020, provides[…]

Fall Chronicle 2019

Please click here to download the College’s Fall 2019 issue of The Chronicle Newsletter. In this edition, you will find information on: Registration Renewal 2020 Online Continuing Competency Presentations New Additions to Continuing Competency[…]

Psychologists in Integrated Primary Care Workshop – October 25, 2019

2018 Annual Report Now Available!

The College of Psychologists of BC 2018 Annual Report has been published and is now available for viewing: 2018 CPBC Annual Report

Annual General Meeting & Continuing Competency Presentation May 23, 2019

Please mark your calendar with the date of the upcoming Annual General Meeting & Continuing Competency Presentation on May 23, 2019 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm at the Segal Building located[…]

Proposed Revisions to the Psychologists Regulation

The Ministry of Health has posted proposed changes to the Psychologists Regulation on the Ministry website https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/practitioner-professional-resources/professional-regulation , with the stated intent to better align the regulation to the Health[…]

Fall 2018 Chronicle

Please click here to download the College’s Fall 2018 issue of The Chronicle Newsletter. In this edition, you will find information on: Registration Renewal 2019 Approved Online Workshops New Continuing Competency[…]

Declaration of Commitment to Cultural Safety and Humility

Representatives of the regulatory bodies that govern 23 different health professions in BC came together with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) to participate in a Blanket Ceremony in May,[…]

Indigenous Cultural Safety Workshop

The College is pleased to announce our Fall workshop on the topic of Indigenous Cultural Safety. This half-day workshop was envisioned and recommended to the Quality Assurance Committee by the College’s Indigenous Cultural Competency Taskforce.

Spring 2018 Chronicle

The 2018 Spring Chronicle is now available and can be viewed by clicking here. Highlights from this edition include: AGM Announcement & Continuing Competency Presentation details Practice Support Corner – Self-Care[…]

Annual General Meeting & Continuing Competency Presentation May 24, 2018

Annual General Meeting and Continuing Competency Presentation: May 24, 2018 6:00pm – 8:30pm Please mark your calendars with the date of the upcoming AGM and Continuing Competency Presentation on May[…]

Fall 2017 Chronicle

The Fall 2017 Chronicle can be viewed here. This edition of the Chronicle highlights information on: Registration Renewal 2018 Changes to the Continuing Competency Program Two new draft Practice Support[…]

Notice of Proposal to Amend College of Psychologists of BC Bylaws

On May 25, 2017 the board of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (CPBC) approved amendments to the CPBC’s bylaws. These amendments are subject to the notice requirements described in[…]

Online Registrant Workshop – Now Available!

The College is pleased to announce the launch of its new, self-paced, workshop for registrants based on the popular full day in person workshop previously offered by the College: Lessons from[…]

Spring 2017 Chronicle

The Spring 2017 Chronicle can be viewed here. This edition of the Chronicle highlights information on the Annual General Meeting & Continuing Competency Presentation, update on the upcoming online availability[…]

BC Health Regulators Launch Public Safety Campaign

“Saying you are one doesn’t make you one” September 21, 2015, Vancouver, British Columbia – Today the BC Health Regulators, representing  26 regulated health professions governed by 23 colleges, and[…]