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Dr. Samra elected as President of the BC Psychological Association

Dr. Samra is the newly elected President of the BC Psychological Association, as she enters her fifth term with the Board.


Since 1938, the BC Psychological Association (BCPA) has represented psychologists in British Columbia. It is a voluntary body and is committed to advancing psychology and the psychological well-being of all British Columbians. Our administrative offices are in Vancouver, BC.


BCPA provides professional development and networking activities for members, publishes the BC Psychologist, and operates a province-wide referral service. BCPA seeks to maintain relationships with government with the goal of expanding the role of Registered Psychologists in BC’s health care system and contributing to public policy.


By supporting initiatives such as the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards, the BC Psychological Association hopes to promote the value of psychological health and wellness not just in the workplace, but in every aspect of our lives.


Mission Statement of the BC Psychological Association

BCPA provides leadership for the advancement and promotion of the profession and science of psychology in the service of our membership and the people of British Columbia.


Mandate of the BC Psychological Association

The mandate of the British Columbia Psychological Association (BCPA) encompasses several objectives which are spelled out in section two of the Association’s Constitution:

  1. To serve the science and profession of psychology and its applications throughout the Province of British Columbia;
  2. To support and stimulate any activity which mutually enhances the interests of the public welfare and of psychologists;
  3. To support and enhance the continuing professional education of psychologists;
  4. To support and advance the interests of the science and profession of psychology throughout the Province of British Columbia


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