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Canadian Psychological Association

  1. Karen R. Cohen

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0154

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Cohen, K. R. 2010. Canadian Psychological Association. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. Canadian Psychological Association

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), founded in 1939 and incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in 1950, is Canada's national association of psychologists. It is a voluntary association for the profession and discipline of psychology. As such, it serves as an advocacy body; meeting the needs of its members as well as contributing psychological knowledge and expertise for the welfare of Canadians and Canadian society. The CPA is not a regulatory body for the practice of psychology—this latter activity is the responsibility of provincial and territorial regulatory bodies for each of the health professions.