The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) has published numerous position papers and statements on issues related to psychiatric care and practice. Each paper or statement is developed by an expert CPA committee, and reviewed and approved by CPA’s Board of Directors.
It is the policy of the CPA to review each position paper, policy statement and clinical practice guideline every five years after publication or last review. Any such document on the CPA website that has been published more than five years ago and does not explicitly state it has been reviewed and retained as an official document of the CPA, either with revisions or as originally published, should be considered as a historical reference document only.
CPA Position Papers and Statements are organized by topic area below.
Freedom of and From Religion (2014)
Intimate Partner Violence (2013)
Electroconvulsive Therapy (2010)
Psychotherapy in Psychiatry (2004) UNDER REVIEW
Treatment of the Mentally Ill Physician (1997) UNDER REVIEW
Guidelines for Phase IV Clinical Trials (1994) UNDER REVIEW
The Role of Psychiatrists in Quality Review (1994) UNDER REVIEW
Teaching on Gender Issues (1997) UNDER REVIEW
Courtroom Testimony (2012)
Stigma and Discrimination (2011)
The Involvement of Psychiatrists in Coercive Interrogation and Torture (2009) UNDER REVIEW
The Confidentiality of Psychiatric Records and the Patient’s Right to Privacy (2001) UNDER REVIEW
Placebos in Clinical Trials of Psychotropic Medications (1997) UNDER REVIEW
The Duty to Protect (2011)
Parity in Time-Based Models (2010)
Wait Time Benchmarks for Patients with Serious Psychiatric Illnesses (2006) UNDER REVIEW
The Role of Mental Health Legislation (2005)
Historical papers are those that have been published more than five years ago and do not explicitly state they have been reviewed and retained as an official document of the CPA. These papers should be considered as a historical reference document only.
HIV Infection (1996)