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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!

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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!

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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)

Volunteer Opportunity: Canada Games

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Volunteer Opportunity – Canada Games

The Canada Games will be held in Winnipeg July 28 – August 13, 2017.  The Canada Games is a multi-sport experience, designed to expose athletes to this format.  At the Canada Games, provinces compete against each other and travel as a delegation.  The participants stay in an athlete’s village, eat together, have accreditation and do everything else you would experience at other larger multi-sport games such as the Commonwealth, Pan American or Olympic games.  Many participants at larger games are alumni of a Canada Games experience. 

Every multi-sport games include a medical team to ensure participant needs get taken care of for the duration of competition.  Medical personnel may travel with individual delegations, but the Canada Games Council also provides overarching care.  More recently, psychological service has been included as a component of the medical service team.

Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood is in charge of psychological service delivery at the 2017 Canada Games.  She is looking for psychologists who have an interest in being a member of the psychology team.  Training would be provided at no cost including:

  • Mental Health First Aid (16 hours)
  • Crisis Response Training (3 hours)
  • Understanding the culture of sport (1 hours)
  • Ethics and sport psychology (2 hours)

Please note this is a volunteer opportunity, although clothing and training will be provided, in addition to rich memories from being involved in a multi-sport games.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood (adrienne@cscm.ca) by Friday, September 16th

Please include:

  • Competencies or training you have that will be beneficial for this experience
  • Past experience in sport (as a participant or professional)
  • Specific things you would be most interested in gaining from this experience

Dr. Leslie-Toogood will be in Rio at the Paralympics until Friday, September 18th.  Inquiries will be answered and interested parties will be contacted after that time.

Responses from political parties: Manitoba Elections 2016

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The Manitoba Psychological Society invited each political party to respond to the following questions:

    • What will your party do to address the significant barriers that exist for Manitobans in accessing psychological and mental health services?
    • Does your party platform contain anything related to developing new models of mental and behavioural health provision, with the involvement of various health professionals, including psychologists?
    • Does your party platform address the need for parity in funding for physical and mental health? If so, how?

Please click on the links to access the responses from the political parties in Manitoba (listed in alphabetical order).

Green Party

Liberal Party

NDP

Conservative Party

February is Psychology Month!

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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 below buttons to learn more.

View/Download Event Schedule (PDF)