The College of Alberta Psychologists

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Our Mandate

To serve the interests of the public and guide the profession of psychology.

Welcome to the College of Alberta Psychologists website.

The College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) is the regulatory body for the profession of psychology in Alberta. CAP regulates the profession by setting entry-to-practice requirements, establishing, promoting and enforcing standards for registration, practice and professional conduct.

Information about CAP, the registration process, complaints and discipline, legislation and privacy, as well as a members registry, are available on this website. 

Territorial Acknowledgement

Responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions’ Calls to Action, it is with respect, and in the spirit of reconciliation and truth, the College of Alberta Psychologists honour and acknowledge that here in Alberta, Treaties 4, 6, 7, 8 and 10 – as well as many unsigned treaties encompass the traditional and ancestral territories of many diverse Indigenous peoples, namely,  the Kainai, Piikani, Siksika, Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stoney Nakoda, Tsuu T’ina Nation, Inuit and the Métis Nation.

We acknowledge and give thanks to the many First Nations, Métis Nation and Inuit peoples who have lived on and cared for these lands for generations and the many others whose histories, languages and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community. We are dedicated to ensuring the spirit of all Treaties are honoured and respected. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those on whose territory we reside or which we visit.

CAP Stands Against Racism and Stands for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The profession of psychology and CAP stands against racism and discrimination in all forms. CAP is committed to supporting equity, diversity and inclusion in all regulatory processes and actions. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) initiatives are perceived to be an essential element in promoting health equity within Alberta. Learn more.

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Registration and Renewal

This section provides information and resources regarding registration requirements, fees and renewing a practice permit.

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Concerns About a Psychologist

This section provides information and resources to address concerns about the conduct of a psychologist. 

 

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Professional Guidance

CAP communicates with members, providing regulatory information and guidance. Regulated members are welcome to contact CAP for professional guidance related to regulatory information.

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Cases

Discipline & Reinstatement Decisions

Information about psychologist-related complaints is confidential unless sent to a formal disciplinary hearing. Under the Health Professions Act (HPA), the Registrar:

  • Will publish or distribute information on the CAP register which will contain information when psychologist’s practice permit is1) cancelled2) suspended, or 3) restricted with conditions.
  • Can publish or distribute any decision, order or direction made under Part 4 of the HPA, including written decisions issued by a Hearing Tribunal or Council with respect to any matter. 
  • Must publish decisions with findings of unprofessional conduct based on sexual abuse or sexual misconduct, as per the HPA. 

The decision to publish or not remains at the discretion of the Registrar. Prior to publication, the Registrar will review hearing decisions to determine whether there is any information that should be redacted. Although redactions may be applied when necessary, the Registrar will attempt to publish decisions so as to achieve maximum transparency, while balancing the need to safeguard and protect sensitive personal information of third parties.

Hearing Decision: Ms. Lyndsey Pearson

February 7, 2024
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Hearing Tribunal Decision: Dr. Linda Matsalla

July 10, 2023
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Hearing Tribunal Decision: Jane Doe

June 5, 2023
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Annual Reports

All Annual Reports

Browse through all annual reports through the years.

Annual Report 2022-2023
Annual Report 2022-2023
Psychologists are an essential health service....

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Annual Report 2021-2022
Annual Report 2021-2022
As an essential health service, Alberta...

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Newsletter

The CAP Monitor

The CAP Monitor is a regular publication of the College of Alberta Psychologists. The Publications Committee monitors the content of The CAP Monitor to ensure the information being conveyed is consistent with CAP’s mandate, governing documents and policy. 

Issue #76 of The CAP Monitor
The CAP Monitor
Winter 2023

Issue #76 of The CAP Monitor

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Form icon

Registration and Renewal

This section provides information and resources regarding registration requirements, fees and renewing a practice permit.

Read More

Speech bubble icon

Concerns About a Psychologist

This section provides information and resources to address concerns about the conduct of a psychologist. 

 

Read More

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Professional Guidance

CAP communicates with members, providing regulatory information and guidance. Regulated members are welcome to contact CAP for professional guidance related to regulatory information.

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About CAP

Learn more about CAP and its mandated responsibiliites under the Health Professions Act. 

Resources & Regulatory Information

A number of documents govern the regulation of the profession of psychology and documents and resources are developed in order to promote competent and ethical practice and to guide its members. 

Sexual Abuse/Misconduct

Addressing and Preventing Sexual Abuse and Misconduct for Psychologists