HALIFAX, June 13, 2012 /CNW/ - June 14th through 16th, 2012 the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) will host its 73rd Annual Convention in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This year's CPA Annual
Convention has attracted more than 1,500 researchers, practitioners and
students who share the latest discoveries and developments about the
science and practice of psychology.
Papers and presentations will cover areas of key interest to consumers
of health care, educators, policy makers and the public at large.
These will include topics such as bullying and violence among the
youth, the stigma of mental disorders, traumatic stress, brain
behaviour relationships, mental health issues in indigenous and north
communities, mental health promotion in schools, attention deficit
disorder, autism, and alcohol use and abuse.
Prominent speakers at this year's convention are:
David Dozois, Ph.D., CPA Presidential Address, discusses Psychological Treatments: Putting Evidence into Practice and Practice
David M. Clark, Ph.D., CPA Honorary Presidential Address, discusses Developing and Disseminating Effective Psychological Treatments:
Science, Practice and Economics
Jeffrey S. Mogil, Ph.D. presents The Family of Psychology Keynote
Address. Pain, Social Communication, Empathy and Prosocial Behaviour…in the
Rosemary Tannock, Ph.D., Science & Application Keynote Address discusses
Challenges in Conceptualizing, Assessing, Diagnosing and Treating
Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity
Louise Bradley, Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) discusses The Mental Health Strategy for Canada: By Canadians, For Canadians.
The CPA is also pleased to announce the 2nd Annual High School Science Awards - an initiative for Canadian high
school students who have made a foray into psychological research. We
received submissions from high school students across the country and a
panel of psychologists from CPA's Scientific Affairs committee reviewed
and ranked the submissions.
We have invited the two winners to attend the 2012 convention, present
their work, and receive their awards. Awards will include a cheque
generously donated by one of CPA's partners, Scotiabank. David Dozois,
Ph.D., CPA's president and Peter Graf, Ph.D., CPA's former president, will officiate and present
the awards and certificates to the winners. The presentations will take
place on Thursday, June 14th from 11:00am - 12:00pm., at the World Trade and Convention Centre,
Halifax, Nova Scotia. The winners are:
Dave Saraswat of Old Scona Academic High School (Edmonton, AB), first
place, for his submission entitled: The Relationship Between Physical Fitness and Driving Performance.
Adelina Cozma of Bayview Secondary School (Richmond Hill, ON), second
place, for her submission entitled: Slow It Down to Speed It Up: Connecting a Bridge to an Autistic Mind's
About the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
The Canadian Psychological Association was organized in 1939 and
incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act, Part II, in May 1950.
Its objectives are to improve the health and welfare of all Canadians;
to promote excellence and innovation in psychological research,
education, and practice; to promote the advancement, development,
dissemination, and application of psychological knowledge; and to
provide high-quality services to members. To find out more information
go to www.cpa.ca
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