Once an applicant has been officially notified by CAP that their academic credentials have been approved, they may apply for registration as a registered provisional psychologist (hereinafter referred to as "provisional psychologist.")
Applications for registration as a provisional psychologist are reviewed by the Registration Approvals Sub-Committee (RASC) at regularly scheduled meetings. Forms, resources and a calendar of deadlines and meeting dates can be found below in the Forms and Resources section.
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The website is routinely updated as changes to governing legislation or registration requirements are made. Please check the website prior to submitting an application, to ensure you have the most current information.
Applicants are encouraged to read the following forms, documents and resources below before submitting an application as the documents describe the registration process and are valuable sources of information. The documents can be found in the Forms and Resources section.
Are you about to start, or currently in a pre-doctoral internship in psychology?
Complete and submit the following if you are about to start, or are currently in a pre-doctoral internship in psychology.
Have you completed a pre-doctoral internship in psychology within the last five years?
Complete and submit the following if you have completed a pre-doctoral internship in psychology within the last five years.
Note the following points:
Making Changes to your Supervision Plan?
All changes which occur after an applicant’s initial application and Supervision Plan have been approved must be amended online through the MyCAP Login. The exact nature of the changes will determine whether a review is required by the RASC at one of their scheduled meetings. Please note that the deadline dates listed on the CAP website apply to Supervision Plan changes as well. Please watch our training videos on completing and amending the Hours of Supervised (Evaluated) Practice form available below.
These revisions may include:
Now that you are a provisional psychologist, you have five years from the date your provisional application was approved by the RASC to complete all registration requirements (i.e., passing the EPPP and the LEAP Examination, and completion of 1600 hours of supervised, evaluated practice), the provisional psychologist is required to submit the following documents as part of the final registration review conducted by the RASC.
Upon review and approval, the provisional psychologist will be notified of the practice permit fees owing as a registered psychologist for the balance of the current fiscal year. Once the payment is received, the name of the provisional psychologist will be added to the general register as a registered psychologist, and an updated registration number and practice permit will be issued.
Expiry of 5-year provisional termProvisional psychologists whose 5-year term is close to expiration and have not completed all registration requirements, but wish to continue in the registration process, must reapply and have their reapplication reviewed by the RASC. This reapplication is currently not available in the MyCAP Login. If you are reapplying for provisonal status, please contact the Registration Department.
Non-regulated/Inactive statusFormer provisional members whose registration status became non-regulated/inactive and who wish to pursue registration again, must reapply. The duration of time they were non-regulated/inactive will determine if the individual may need to apply to have their academic credentials re-evaluated as well.
The following section contains resources and declaration forms required for registration as a provisional psychologist. Click on the links listed below to access the relevant form and related resources.
A Tip Sheet is available to assist applicants in tracking their progress through the registration process.
The manual is a resource to assist applicants in applying for registration in Alberta.
This document is critical in understanding psychological competencies and foundational areas of knowledge.
This document provides definitions and details to assist in Supervision Plan preparation.
These are the fundamental standards governing provisional psychologists
These are the fundamental standards governing provisional psychologists after they have met certain registration requirements.
Please watch our training videos on how to complete and amend the Hours of Supervised (Evaluated) Practice form.
Please read these instructions prior to completing and submitting the Supervision Plan in the Hours of Supervised (Evaluated) Practice form.
Applicants must submit the declaration after completion of 1600 hours of supervised evaluated practice, the EPPP and the LEAP Examination.
Part II must be completed by the relevant regulatory body and forwarded directly to CAP.
Submit this after completion of 1600 hours of supervised (evaluated) practice, EPPP, and the jurisprudence and ethics examination.
A sample Request for Credit is a resource to assist applicants in filling out their request for credit.
A log is provided to assist in maintaining a record of all supervision meetings.
View the upcoming RASC meeting dates.
Learn more about CAP fees.
Read our FAQs to learn about the requirements to register as a provisional psychologist.
The following section provides Supervisor’s with resources and the forms required to evaluate the provisional psychologist's supervised practice.
The manual provides assistance to supervisors and provisional psychologists.
The evaluation is required at the mid-term point of completing 1600 hours.
Complete this form every six months until full registration is obtained.
This worksheet provides assistance to a psychologist to determine if they are ready to supervise provisional psychologists.
Supervision is a formal, collaborative, professional activity provided by a CAP regulated member who has a minimum of five years of experience as a registered psychologist in Alberta. Its goal is to ensure that supervised psychological services meet the CAP’s Standards of Practice and Standards for Supervision.
The supervisory relationship is also intended to both develop and evaluate the registered provisional psychologist’s knowledge, skills, and judgement through instruction, modeling, problem solving and ongoing monitoring. Effective supervision is one important mechanism for ensuring that psychological services are delivered ethically, effectively, and safely.
There are many models for supervision in the literature. While CAP does not espouse any particular model, we do feel that some knowledge of supervisory models and grounding in a supervision model is important.
Supervisors are expected to pursue formal training and/or education (along with supervision) in clinical supervision practices. Skillful and thoughtful application of supervision theories and models is essential and contributes to building effective working alliances. Like other areas, ongoing professional development is essential to maintaining clinical supervision competencies. The Canadian Psychological Association identifies supervision skills as:
The supervision relationship is to be established within the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists as well as the CAPs’ Standards of Practice and Standards for Supervision, regulation, policy, and best practices. As emphasized by the Canadian Psychological Association, in Ethical Guidelines for Supervision in Psychology: Teaching, Research, Practice and Administration, the process of supervision creates an important power differential that requires awareness and skill to be successfully managed. All four principles (Respect for the Dignity of Persons and Peoples, Responsible Caring, Integrity in Relationships, and Responsibility to Society) apply to the supervisory relationship.
CAP does not have a list of approved supervisors. A registered psychologist may consider providing supervision once they have been approached by a provisional applicant or an existing provisional psychologist, to provide supervision.
Qualifying supervisors must satisify the criteria listed in point one of CAP's Standards for Supervision.
The following resources provide an overview of the documentation that a supervisor must be familiar with before entering a supervisory relationshiop with a provisional psychologist.
Supervision consultants are available to advise provisional psychologists and supervisors with ethical and practice issues. They also assist in the resolution of conflicts between registered provisional psychologists and supervisors. This valuable resource enhances and supports the supervision process.
Jon AmundsonEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 403.289.2511
Jeff ChangEmail: email@example.com Phone: 403.282.8288
Bonnie Rude-WeismanEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 403.526.8116
Stephen CarterEmail: email@example.com Phone: 780.424.0123
Erica DunnEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 780.850.0561
Jim EliukEmail: email@example.com Phone: 780.910.1625
Yvonne LegrisEmail: Yvonne.firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 780.498.3278
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