The College communicates daily with members, providing regulatory information and guidance. Regulated members are welcome to contact the College for professional guidance related to regulatory information. The College cannot provide specific practice advice because of the conflict of interest with our public protection mandate. PAA members can consult with a practice advisor through the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta’s (PAA) Practice Advisor program. When deciding who to contact first, please click here.
If legal advice is required, the member is encouraged to consult with a lawyer through their insurer and/or independent counsel. Do not hesitate to contact the College regarding any professional issues or questions you may have; we always welcome your questions. Sometimes we cannot give you specific answers, but we can direct you to the existing regulatory information that addresses your inquiry and to other resources that will assist you. We are happy to report that professional guidance inquiries have increased gradually and substantially over the past few years. The value of consultation cannot be overstated; we continue to encourage all consultation. As directed by the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists, among its many benefits, consultation may enhance skills, augment knowledge, modify perspective and rectify biases, and therefore may have the overall effect of improving the quality of services you provide. Additionally, consultation protects you. Therefore we encourage you to consult with the College, the PAA practice advisors and your colleagues. Remember to document all consultations.