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Thursday, June 9 • 10:30 - 11:30
Presentation of results from the CPA's Psychology Graduate Survey LIMITED

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Advocacy for the education, science, and practice of psychology in Canada can best be accomplished with up-to-date knowledge of the current pipeline of master's and doctoral graduates, as well as the current state of the job market. Historically, Statistics Canada has collected such information, but in recent years cancelled two particularly relevant data collection efforts: University and College Academic Staff System Survey (UCASS) and the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED). The cancellation of these surveys - one after over 60 years of data collection and the other after over 30 years, respectively - has left significant gaps in health human resources planning and surveillance as it relates to the discipline of psychology. In response, the Canadian Psychological Association developed a comprehensive survey, modeled on the American Psychological Association's Doctorate Employment Survey, intended for all individuals who had graduated with a terminal master's or doctoral degree in psychology, whether or not they were registered psychologists. Nearly 5,000 individuals responded to the survey. In this presentation, we provide an overview of the survey findings, with particular attention given to graduate education funding sources and debt levels, respondents' current employment status and satisfaction with the same, and areas of potential mismatch between respondents' training and their current position. W discuss these findings as they relate to key challenges and opportunities for psychology in the upcoming years.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Votta-Bleeker

Lisa Votta-Bleeker

Deputy CEO, Canadian Psychological Association

Authors
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Matt Murdoch

Canadian Psychological Association


Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 11:30
Colwood 1 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

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