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MPS reaches out to political party leaders

By | Mailings, News

MPS recently sent out letters to all the political party leaders requesting responses to some important questions.  The responses we receive will be posted on our website.  We hope to receive additional responses and encourage website visitors to check back for updates.     

Please note MPS does not endorse any particular party or candidate and that these responses are provided for informational purposes only.

August 15, 2019

The Manitoba Psychological Society (MPS) recognizes that your party has an important opportunity to improve the quality of life for all Manitobans; “without mental health, there can be no true physical health,” (Chisholm, 1954).  As such, our members and other fellow constituents look forward to your answers to the following questions, as they consider how they will vote in the upcoming election.

  • Two reviews regarding our health and mental health system have been completed in the last few years. Both contain specific and needed recommendations for increasing Manitobans’ access to mental health and addictions services. Which of the Peachey and Virgo recommendations regarding access to mental health and addictions services are priorities for your political party?
  • Manitoba has the smallest per capita rate of psychologists in the country (20 psychologists per 100,000 Manitobans compared to 51 psychologists per 100,000 Canadians; CIHI, 2017). This statistic is alarming from both a healthcare and fiscal perspective as the efficacy and cost savings associated with evidence-based psychological services have both been well documented (every $1.00 spend on psychology services yields a $5.00 savings on medical costs; Canadian Psychological Association, J. Hunsley, 2002).   Both the Peachey and Virgo reports recommend increasing the number of psychologists to be closer to the national average.  What is your party’s view on this recommendation?  What does your party plan to do to address this shortage?
  • How does your party plan to address the significant barriers that exist for Manitobans in accessing psychological and mental health services (e.g., developing new and effective models of mental and behavioural health provision)?

We look forward to posting the responses from all political parties on our website and Facebook page and emailing the responses to all our members.

We look forward to your responses.

Sincerely,

Dr. Jo Ann Unger, C.Psych.                                       Dr. Karen Dyck, C.Psych.
President, MPS                                                           Executive Director, MPS

 

Response from Manitoba's NDP

February is Psychology Month!

By | Events, News

February is Psychology Month in Canada!

Psychology Month is an initiative sponsored by the Canadian Psychological Association that began in 2005.  The goal is to raise Canadians’ awareness of the role that psychology plays in their lives and in their communities. To celebrate Psychology Month, the Manitoba Psychological Society has organized a variety of educational seminars for the public on a wide variety of psychology-related topics.

Please click button below for posters and schedule.

View Poster and Event Schedule (PDF)

Psychology Practitioner Liability Insurance

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UPDATE (April 20, 2018):

BMS Canada Risk Services Ltd. has officially launched its renewal process for members holding professional liability insurance through the Manitoba Psychological Society Members with policies expiring on June 1, 2018 can expect to receive an email from BMS Group with a unique link for online renewal. Members with both professional liability and business/clinic insurance policies should receive two emails.

Please note that professional liability insurance premiums have increased this year for the first time in four years due to a continued rise in the frequency of claims across the program, particularly in relation to regulatory complaints and investigations.

Visit www.mps.ca or www.psychology.bmsgroup.com for more information about the program.


A program for the Profession by the Profession.

We are pleased to announce that members of the provincial/territorial associations and CPA have access to the liability insurance program, brokered by BMS Group Inc.

The Psychology Practitioner Liability Insurance Program offers a full range of coverage specifically designed to meet your practice risk needs. Coverage options include protection for professional liability, commercial general liability and clinic-related exposures. BMS brings a member-centric perspective to the design and delivery of the psychology insurance program, including significant immediate and long-term benefits to policy holders.

Click here for a summary of the new program:
www.cpa.ca/insurance

Click here for details on the new liability insurance program:
psychology.bmsgroup.com

Cyber Breach: a very real risk in healthcare

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If you have data, you have risk

Cyber Liability is one of the fastest growing areas of risk, according to Beazley plc (Beazley), a leading provider of data breach response insurance. Anyone who maintains or transmits client information electronically (on computers, laptops, portable electronic devices or other electronic media) is vulnerable to a cyber breach.

As a participant in the CPAP insurance program you have access to specialized coverage to protect against cyber and privacy risks. Learn more about cyber and privacy breaches in healthcare and how to protect yourself here.

February is Psychology Month!

By | Events, News

February is Psychology Month in Canada!

Psychology Month is an initiative sponsored by the Canadian Psychological Association that began in 2005.  The goal is to raise Canadians’ awareness of the role that psychology plays in their lives and in their communities. To celebrate Psychology Month, the Manitoba Psychological Society has organized a variety of educational seminars for the public on a wide variety of psychology-related topics.

Please click button below for posters and schedule.

View Posters and Event Schedule (PDF)

February is Psychology Month!

By | Events, News

February is Psychology Month in Canada!

Psychology Month is an initiative sponsored by the Canadian Psychological Association that began in 2005.  The goal is to raise Canadians’ awareness of the role that psychology plays in their lives and in their communities. To celebrate Psychology Month, the Manitoba Psychological Society has organized a variety of educational seminars for the public on a wide variety of psychology-related topics.

Please click button below for posters and schedule.

View Posters and Event Schedule (PDF)