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Volume 36         No. 1       Spring 2004




In this Issue
Presidential Address - Dr. Ester Cole

Book Review -
Effective Consultation in School Psychology:
2nd Revised and Expanded Edition

OPA's New President - Dr. Douglas Saunders

Pictorial from the 2004 OPA Convention




                                                  2003 Award of Merit Recipients Dr. Robert Gates and Dr. John Schneider



                                               Newsletter of the
                                               ONTARIO PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
                                                                                               Psychology Ontario 1
Psychology Ontario                                  EDITORIAL
Editor: Dr. Mario Cappelli
Associate Editor: Dr. Mary Broga

Chair - PO Management Board: Dr. Douglas
Saunders                                 Dr. Mario Cappelli, Editor                             entitled “Recent Activities of OPA Board
                                                                                                Members” to acknowledge the contribution
Contributing Editors: Dr. Joyce Isbitsky        Welcome back from your summer holidays,         of Board members and to inform our OPA
                                                although it was not much of a summer for        membership of their activities. In addition,
Executive Director: Dr. Ruth Berman             most of Ontario. In the Ottawa area, we         we also hope the column will entice other
                                                averaged 4-5 days of sun during most 2-         OPA members to also participate in our
Central Office Staff:                           week periods, with the remaining days           Association.
Anna DiDonato              Carla Mardonet       being cloudy, overcast, or rainy. Similarly,
Sandra Traub                                    it has been a wet and cold summer in           This current issue is also dedicated to our
                                                Northern Ontario. But the worst weather        last convention “Putting Psychology on the
Manuscripts should be preferably entered        was experienced by Peterborough, when on       Frontlines”. The convention was another
on a floppy or typewritten double-              July 15th, a state of emergency was declared.  success for our Association. The workshops
spaced,and sent to the Ontario Psychologi-      Severe flooding closed most of the roads       and symposiums were well attended and
cal Association, 730 Yonge Street, Suite        and caused millions of dollars of damage to    feedback was positive. The talks presented
#221, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 2B7 Phone           property, but thankfully, there was no loss    by keynote speakers, including Sally
(416) 961-5552, e-mail: opa@psych.on.ca.        of life.                                       Armstrong, Drs. Sheela Basrur and Raymond
                                                                                               Fowler, were captivating and educative.
Subscription rates are $60.00 per volume or       Like most Ontarians, the weather is a The convention also helped generate a
$15.00 per issue.                               preoccupation to the point where the weather small profit which will be used to help
                                                network is one of Canada’s favorite channel achieve OPA’s priorities.
Ad rates: 1/6 page, $200; 1/3 page, $375; 1/    and a common Internet bookmark. I usually
2 page, $480; 2/3 page, $650; full page,        don’t leave the house until checking the Prior to the start of the convention, OPA
$850, plus GST. Typesetting costs, if any,      weather network or the Internet (in fact, a helped launch the “The Ontario
are additional.                                 friend who is employed as a marketing Psychological Association – the First Fifty
                                                consultant for a major Canadian television Years 1947-1997” edited by Raymond Berry
Subscription and advertising information        network informed me that the weather and Hymie Day. The book provides a
can be obtained from the Administrative         network is the 3rd most watched TV program wonderful pictorial and written history of
Officer, OPA, 730 Yonge Street, Suite #221,     in the mornings). Usually, checking the OPA and I strongly recommend it to all
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2B7, Phone (416)           weather is something that I forego in the psychologists in Ontario. The book helps
961-5552, e-mail: opa@psych.on.ca.              summer, since it is normally consistent and provide a temporal and contextual
                                                fairly predictable – but not this summer. background to many topics we often discusss
Back issues are available in microfilm from                                                    on the listserv, such as fee-for-service and
Micromedia Ltd., 20 Victoria Street, Toronto,   When the weather is awful and we finally OHIP.
ON M5C 2N8 and Bell & Howell,                   tire of complaining, we do other activities
Periodicals Acquisitions, Box 1346,Ann          that we enjoy, such as reading, playing Finally, the OPA Convention Committee
Arbor, Michigan 48106 USA.                      games with family, shopping, watching has just announced the “Call for Program
                                                videos, and visiting family and friends. Submissions” for our next convention, titled
Cover design by: The Piper Group                Sometimes we do things we have put off “Innovation Through Collaboration:
                                                like writing reports, editorials, and cleaning Building an Agenda for Psychology”. I would
Psychology Ontario is published 4 times a       the basement. I have found that encourage members to review the
year by the Ontario Psychological Associa-      psychologists get bored easily and need to announcement on our website and to
tion, 730 Yonge Street, Suite #221, To-         be busy or feel that little has been notice that the deadline for submissions is
ronto, Ontario M4Y 2B7.                         accomplished. This also holds true for the September 30th.
                                                psychologists who volunteer for the OPA
The views expressed in articles in Psychol-     Board of Directors.                            As always, the PO is interested in your
ogy Ontario, and any claims made in adver-                                                     feedback and welcomes members to submit
tisements in the PO are those of the authors/   Board members, in addition to their regular “Letters to the Editor”. We are particularly
advertisers, and do not reflect or imply        day-to-day work, are often busy engaging in interested in hearing your views on our new
endorsement by the Ontario Psychological        other activities on behalf of the OPA. The electronic format.
Association.                                    PO has decided to add a new column




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   PRESIDENT'S REPORT

In the Spring of 2004, the atmosphere            Immigration and Minister of Children’s           and long term care, and education for
surrounding Ontario professional                 Services, recently expanded to Children and      interdisciplinary work in mental health. As
psychology is perhaps best captured by the       Youth Services, offers a significant             a result of its previous leadership in
Chinese character for ‘crisis’, depicting both   opportunity for professional psychology.         developing multidisciplinary approaches to
‘danger’ and ‘opportunity’.                      Recent conversations with Marie have been        health care, OPA is working closely with
                                                 notable for her keen interest in utilizing the   CPA to ensure a strong role for professional
Obvious ‘danger’ or threats to professional      knowledge and experience of professional         psychology in the development of these
psychology are seen in the cumulative losses     psychologists to her Ministry’s development      new collaborative mental health care
suffered by professional psychology              and support of a more integrated and far-        approaches.
departments in public institutions, such as      reaching system for child and youth services,
hospitals and school boards over the past        as well as creating much needed services for     Another ‘opportunity’ for psychologists in
decade, as well as the recent financial jolts    new immigrants.                                  Ontario and across Canada arises from the
to psychologists and other health care                                                            growing crisis of confidence over the efficacy
providers by private insurance companies.        Marie’s presence in Cabinet is an important      and tolerability of frontline antidepressants
These are the proverbial ‘tip of the iceberg’    opportunity for professional psychology to       (SSRIs and SNRIs). This has lead to recent
to more pervasive threats to professional        work closely with ‘one of our own’ to help       Health Canada warnings about the
psychology: resulting from seismic shifts in     create and develop the kinds of services         significant side-effects arising from their
education and health care services in Ontario    psychologists have always advocated for          use among adolescents and adults, and
and elsewhere. These have been propelled         their clients while demonstrating the            Health Canada strongly advising against
by the growing ‘industrialization’ of            potential role psychologists play in             their use in children. These warnings,
education and health care and the arrival of     addressing important social needs.               combined with recent media articles
many new professions. The result is a            Currently, the OPA Board is actively             highlighting the growing public
growing perception among other                   exploring and responding to opportunities        dissatisfaction with physicians who can
professionals, third party payers, and the       to make the expertise of our members             only prescribe drugs and otherwise are
community at large, that, except for             available to the staff of the new Ministries.    unwilling to listen to their patients, the
specialized assessments, psychologists’                                                           continuing difficulties for GP
services are mostly unnecessary and too          The advent of a new administration in            psychotherapists’ who treat mental health
costly for the needs of their clients or         Ontario also coincided with a steady stream      patients, and the severe problems even
themselves.                                      of reports highlighting the continuing crisis    accessing any physicians’ services, opens an
                                                 in Canadian health care, the unprecedented       important window of opportunity for
As the Chinese character depicts, alongside      lack of accessibility to family physicians,      professional psychologists.
this ‘danger’, there is inevitably               and the tragic dearth of mental health
‘opportunity’, and this is especially true at    services, especially for individuals with        To take advantage of this opportunity for
the moment for our profession in Ontario         severe disorders who are unable to find          renewal of health care, OPA and CPA have
and across the country. In Ontario, the          timely and effective treatment. The new          been active over the past year, in concert
election of a new Liberal Government last        Ontario Government recently announced            with other professions, to secure money
fall was particularly notable for signaling      funding to begin addressing these shortages      from the Federal Government’s Primary
the end of an era marked by a dangerously        with a relatively small, but gradually           Health Care Transition Fund. The money is
simple-minded, mean-spirited and                 increasing program, focused on prevention        being used to establish a model of
incompetent Government that actively             and early intervention, thereby signaling        multidisciplinary health care in which
undermined many important social and             that after many years, the issue of providing    psychology takes its place alongside
community supports required by our clients,      mental health services may be once more on       medicine, nursing, dietitics, pharmacy and
in its ideological pursuit, perhaps even         the radar screen.                                chiropractic/physiotherapy in the core
pathological obsession with putting a few                                                         provider team for primary care. At the
dollars in the hands of an already well- More importantly for psychologists, CPA is               national level this will take the form of a
heeled minority.                              a partner, along with the Canadian Mental           $6.5 milliion project to develop and promote
                                              Health Association, psychiatry, nursing,            a collaborative multidisciplinary approach
The election last Fall was also notable for social work and occupational therapy in a             to primary care that will be endorsed by all
the prominent political campaigns of at family medicine-led, $3.8 million, three-                 the key professional groups. In Ontario, it
least two psychologists, Robin Alter in year effort to develop a collaborative mental             will take the form of a multi-site
Thornhill, and Marie Bountrogianni in health care approach addressing issues of
Hamilton. The subsequent appointment of access, provider mix, scopes of practice,
Marie, as both Minister of Citizenship and links to secondary and tertiary care, home             Continued - President - Page 8


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         2004 Presidential Address - Dr. Ester Cole
                                    CULTIVATING THE OPA GARDEN

I am honoured to speak to you today on a           retention; c) strengthen public education; she “felt strongly about improving the quality
topic which is dear to my heart -                  and d) promote advocacy issues.                 of training in psychology”. She has
psychologists and our Association in                                                               encouraged students, trainees, and
Ontario. As I thought about formulating            Advancing and operationalizing these and colleagues to be active in the organization.
this address, I faced the inevitable problem       related priorities takes time and a
of finding a way to condense views, beliefs,       commitment by the volunteers amongst us. Dr Barbara Landau’s OPA involvement takes
activities, and a way of being into a              We thank them as a group, and very few are us back to the 70s, with the creation of the
relatively short speech.                           even award recipients at our Annual Section on Women. Sine that time, she has
                                                   Conventions. Some are remembered because worn many hats on committees and Sections
Serving as the OPA President for a second          their roles assume centre stage, others related to psychology and the justice system.
year has truly been a privilege and a learning     continue to work behind the scene year after She has presented on mediation and conflict
experience, while we continued to strengthen       year. Having this platform today, has given resolution, and is the 2003 recipient of the
our activities with the leadership of a cohesive   me an opportunity to acknowledge a few Distinguished Mediator Award. Her OPA
Board. I hope you will make the time to            representing individuals who have made involvement stems from what she termed
read the 2003 President’s Annual Report,           OPA a better and evolving place for us all. “my dual passions - civil liberties and
which documents a dynamic period of                When we talk about our social relevance human service”. The Section on Women,
growth in the Association. We faced crises         and the wish for psychology to be front and part of OPA’s history, was reflective of the
in negotiations with third party payers;           centre in an inclusive society, we talk in times and aimed to address discrimination
responded to budget cutbacks in several            reality about our volunteers and their and stereotypes in hiring and promotions.
service systems; advanced public education;        effective, cumulative work.                     She later became a psychologist-lawyer
responded to primary care reform; developed                                                        concerned about juvenile justice issues.
working committees and Task Forces;                                                                She wrote to me “I wanted the psychology
consulted policy advisors, and began               As I looked for a metaphor to contextualize community through OPA to play a greater
lobbying the new government highlighting           my advocacy massage, Voltaire’s Candide role in legislative reform. I believe that
access to publicly-funded services.                came to mind. You will recall that Candide psychologists need to work with OPA and
                                                   was taught by the optimist philosopher join hands with other professions to make a
This rollercoaster of activities was farther       Pangloss. Their discussions led to the positive social contribution”.
impacted by the SARS situation. For a              known statement “let us cultivate our
period, those who looked from the outside          garden”. The garden has become a symbol I would next like to honour Steven Biggs,
in viewed Toronto and Ontarians with               of many interpretations, including that of not because his involvement with other
unease. As this crisis saga unfolded, I            enriching the mind. It also represents the student activists has lowered our average
thought about Jose Saramago’s book                 cultivation and propagation of life, which age, but due to his follow-through on ideas,
“Blindness”. This parable of disorientation        despite its difficulties, the characters choose his team work and his representation of a
provides a powerful portrayal of weaknesses        to embrace. OPA is our garden. Come on fine future in the organization. Steve was
and ultimately the strength of the human           in and visit with me, as I introduce you the President of the Student Section;
spirit. Many of our members extended               randomly to a few members. Most of whom contributed to a number of projects and
needed services to people under stressful          have not yet served on the Board, yet have initiatives; has served on SIP; the IT
conditions. Those who will attend the              given their time and talents over the years committee; and Tune-Up since its inception.
conversation hour on coping styles and the         and across a range of activities. I asked them When he is not involved with OPA or his
role of psychology in the SARS crisis, will        to share with me their experiences, and the professional work, he is in the process of
no doubt learn about our members’ ongoing          reasons they made it a priority to volunteer. completing his Ph.D dissertation. Steve
help. The Association was pleased to                                                               shared with me that he became involved in
represent its members when APA and NASP            Dr. Esther Gelcer was a student when she an effort to meet and integrate into the
decided to hold their annual conventions in        became involved in the first steps of the world of professional psychologists: “I
Toronto as planned.                                creation of OPA, in Dr. Harvey and Grace challenged myself, and found it was really
                                                   Brooker’s basement, I was told. Over the quite easy to make a place for myself among
With a growing membership and a balanced           years, she helped organize workshops and these strong willed and opinionated
budget, the Association continues to focus         served on the OPA Accreditation Council individuals. I feel right at home and most
on four key priorities which have been             for a decade. For many years she was the of my colleagues at the OPA now think of
refined over the past two years: a) continue       president of the Clinical Section and a me as a peer.”
to strengthen and build the Association; b)        presenter at our conventions and public
focus on membership recruitment and                education events. She gave of her time as Dr. Howard Jobin represents our more


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seasoned membership, in terms of                 I enjoy it and I feel I can make a decades ago she was a member of the Ethics
involvement, of course. He has been one of       contribution”.                                Committee. She later gave of her time and
the OPA family since the mid 70s. Together                                                     talents by working with SIP. She became
with other notable colleagues in school          Dr. Marilyn Miller also acted as a co-chair the editor of its newsletter and took over as
psychology - Mrs. Judith Schapira, Drs.          of the Council of Section Presidents. This Section president until 2000. She shared
Lynne Beal, Janice Currie, Susan Eadie,          was one of many roles she had since the mid with me part of the Section’s history and
Cheryl Pohlman, Holly Price, Fran                70s. She served in a number of capacities on activities: “through conversation evenings,
Rauenbusch, Lynn Wells and Brian Wilson          the Section on Industrial - Organizational small group meetings, discussions, and
- he has served on the Sec. P.E. Council for     Psychology, and for the past 3 years has workshops, the idea of a Public Education
years. He was the Section’s secretary, and       served as the president of SIOP. She has Forum, Psychology in Everyday Life, was
helped draft many briefs, represented the        been an enthusiastic and proud member of conceived after challenging labour, and
Association at functions, participated at the    the Association over the years who gave of with dedication efforts by members, SIP
Conventions and lobbied government. For          her time and skills. In return she believes became the starting point for the public
the past 2 years he has been the Section’s       that OPA has provided “a sense of education initiatives”. From chair of the
president and the co-chair of the Council of     community, continuing education, and first event, she moved to participate in
Section Presidents. Why become involved?         colleagues to consult with”. Rest assured Mental Health Tune-Up and partaking in
Dr. Jobin reflected: “I believed it was my       that she will continue her contributions in public education initiatives offered through
responsibility to be active in promoting the     the years to come.                            OPA. Together with others she has made a
causes of one’s profession, particularly when                                                  positive difference in OPA’s profile, and
we have much to offer to the public. I also      Dr. Maria Kokai is one of our members that considers public education to be a driving
believed that one of the best and most           every committee chair would like to force in her professional life. She encourages
effective ways to help children and parents      embrace. Organised, reliable and committed us all by stating: “invest time and energy,
was at the school level, and thus I wanted       are adjectives that are often used by those and benefit yourself, the psychology
to ensure that psychology had a role to play     who have collaborated with her. She has community and the community at large”.
in that venue”.                                  been active in 2 Sections and acted as the
                                                 co-president of SIP. She has also been the Dr. Karen Katchen has been involved with
Dr. Molly Weaver has been involved with          co-chair of the Community Resource Fair of the Association for close to two decades on
SIP for the past six years. In her               Mental Health Tune-Up events. Together committees and the SIP executive. In 1999,
underestimating way she indicated that it        with others, she served on the public she took part in planning Psychology in
has been “some work”, but mostly enjoyable       education committee. She concluded that Everyday Life and has served as an effective
collaborative work with other members.           “psychologists working together, Tune-Up co-chair, with CMHA staff, since
She helped shape public education events,        networking, sharing with each other our 2002. It is safe to say that the growing
organized materials for publication and          knowledge and experience benefits all of annual event has been associated among
encouraged participation. She was the co-        us, as well as our clients”.                  colleagues, with her name and dedication
president of the Section for 2 years, and                                                      to the cause. Last year she also assumed the
continues her involvement with conversation      Dr. Connie Kushnir is the other co-chair of position of OPA’s chair of the Public
evenings for the membership at large. She        Community Resource Fairs. She has been Education committee. When she is not
feels she has gained “a new awareness of         involved with two of the Section executives fundraising, consulting and disseminating
and admiration for the work that many            and is the current treasurer for SIP. Public information, she made time to organise our
people do for the OPA”. She indicated            education events have progressively public education resource materials. Why
when asked: “what I have found most              consumed more of her volunteer time, and be involved? Her answer is clear: “my
valuable is the relationships and friends I      the results contributed to the evolution and Provincial Association has always provided
have made and the networking that belonging      growth of these events. She feels a gifts for me: camaraderie, mentorship,
to SIP has created”.                             commitment to the goals of extending mental sharing of rich resources, opportunities for
                                                 health awareness, and “extending the leadership with and from colleagues, and
Dr. Ed Meade has been a member since the         public’s knowledge and understanding of friendships. In turn, it has been my privilege
early 80s and has presented at the annual        the role of psychologists and psychology to contribute something, I hope, to the
conventions. He facilitated and was the          within the broader mental health context”. resource pool from which I have very liberally
founding president of the Couple and Family      She echoes the unifying theme of others, by feasted”.
Therapy Section. He served on the program        noting the spirit of collaboration with other
committee and acted as the co-chair of the       psychologists: “It is the opportunity to work Dr. Kate Hays joined us when she moved
Council of Section Presidents. This has          with these people that has contributed to from New Hampshire a few years ago. She
involved planning, endless meetings,             my continued involvements in the various became involved early on by joining SIP and
networking and a sense of belonging. Like        projects”.                                    its activities. Since then, she has presented
others, he indicated: “It keeps me interactive                                                 at the conventions, shared of her talents on
with other psychologists and current in          Dr. Barbara Bresver’s involvement with working committees , and supported public
evolving issues in the field. Mainly because     OPA has spanned many years. Over two education events. She has been responsive


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to the media, and has generously provided        Task Force grew to the point that one of our       (or too little). We shall always be beginners,
the listserv with useful member information.     members suggested recently that they deserve       I thought to myself, meaning, I suppose,
One of her accomplishments was to develop        to be included in the psychology hall of           that I was”.
the annual Psyching Team for the Toronto         fame. Members of the Task Force gave of
Marathon. She has become our APA Council         their time, funding, and expertise on behalf       Departing presidents are beginners in other
representative, and will no doubt strengthen     of us all. Whether one works in this service       roles, working for the collective good of the
our bi-cultural ties. She is involved on our     area, or is just a follower of the listserv        Association. Over the past two years, it has
behalf as a promoter of “giving psychology       communications, it is easy to develop an           been my privilege to represent the
away”. She wrote me: “ours is in many            admiration for the efforts of a few for the        membership through its Board of Directors
ways a lonely profession, and it is vital to     benefit of the collective. Our sincere             and help shape the values and activities of
develop, nurture and maintain the                gratitude is extended to our OPA members           OPA. We are a diverse organization working
connections we make. Developing projects         who have assumed this difficult leadership         to advance psychology and expand on past
and programs with colleagues is fun and          task.                                              learning and building blocks.
engaging. It helps me maintain my identity
as a psychologist and gives me a sense of        Professional and social commitment begins          Looking back, one of the more rewarding
pride in our profession and the ways in          with sustained effort. For us in this gathering,   aspects of the OPA presidency has been the
which we can help others”.                       these notions are a given. Yet, much remains       ongoing communication with members old
                                                 to be accomplished on many fronts. It              and new. Aiming to strengthen the
Dr. Ed Blackstock’s OPA involvement began        seems, however, safe to state that with the        organization through a range of activities,
years ago. He was the editor of the Ontario      volunteers in the OPA garden, we will not          contacts and planning, leads to a learning
Psychologist. He has served on Sec. P.E.         need to consult the Oracle of Delphi about         and growth experience, as mine was.
Council in various roles, including that of      the Association’s future.                          Inevitably, my “wish list” was only partially
Section president. Ed and I edited “Slate”,                                                         fulfilled during this term. Many earned my
Sec. P.E.’s newsletter for over a decade, and    I will conclude this address by sharing with       thanks on this voyage - the Executive and
in the process had opportunities to encourage    you a short story. Following the Six Day           Board of Directors, the Central Office team,
other members to publish helpful                 War in Israel, I began my undergraduate            Dr. Ruth Berman, our executive director,
information related to their work. Ed            studies and was fortunate to be part of a          the convention committee and our
remembers being impressed with his OPA           small group of students who were guided by         Association members. My husband David,
colleagues and their dedication to the           a Rogerian who came from the States and            and our children, Mihael and Anat,
profession: “The best part was the ever          facilitated T groups, and taught interview         continued to accommodate my schedule
increasing feeling of being an active part of    skills. Dr. Alfred Benjamin first published        and activities with ongoing support. It is
the professional community”.                     his book “The Helping Interview” in 1969.          safe to say that the three letters OPA acquired
                                                 It has since been updated and reprinted            a new meaning in their lives and will not
I would also like to include Dr. John Service    several times. In the beginning of his book        soon be forgotten as an acronym.
in this honorary list. In the 1980’s he          he wrote about the importance of conditions
became involved with OPA’s leadership on         and timing in the process of bringing about        I look forward with renewed optimism to
CPAP, and his ties to the Association grew       change. I thought about his wise words             the growth in our Association in the years to
when he became CPA Executive Director.           recently as one year in the life of OPA ends       come. Dr. Doug Saunders, our new
In my term as president, I have been             and another one begins with all the hopes,         President, has been active in many capacities
impressed with his vision, openness, reaction    successes, and lessons learned in the              and responsive to emerging needs. As a “big
time and collaborative style. In his own         transition from one Board to another. In the       picture” thinker, he is a leader after my
words he summarized what many of us              late 60’s, Dr. Benjamin wrote that a stranger      heart, and knows that he will continue to
believe our culture to be: “OPA has a long       approached him with a question: “He asked          have my support and team involvement. In
history of addressing significant issues to      me if I knew the whereabouts of a certain          the spirit of the 57th Annual Convention, I
the profession in Ontario and in the rest of     street he was looking for. I pointed it out to     would like to thank you and entice you one
the country. Over the years these advocacy       him ‘straight down and to your left’. Assured      more time to become involved, by leaving
initiatives have included such fundamental       that I had been understood, I walked on. As        with the frequently used quote from T.S.
questions as access to psychological services,   I did, I noticed that the stranger is walking      Eliot. Please think OPA when you hear his
provincial legislation, education, training      in the opposite direction of that I had            observation that “we must not cease from
and accreditation, and most recently primary     indicated. ‘Sir’ I said ‘you are going in the      exploration and the end of all our exploring
health care reform. Together we strengthen       wrong direction’. ‘I know’, he replied, ‘I         will be to arrive where we began and to
the profession and the discipline, not only      am not quite ready yet’.” He went further          know the place for the first time”.
in Ontario, but also in the rest of Canada”.     on to reflect “How thin the sands on which
                                                 we build! How continuously on the watch
Our faith in the work of the Auto Insurance      we must be in order not to help too much




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    BOOK REVIEW

Effective Consultation in School The model recommended for the they have developed and used in their
Psychology: 2 nd Revised and conceptualization and delivery of service is practice in school psychology. This section
                                 not entirely new, based as it is on primary, is comprehensive in scope, illustrating
Expanded Edition
                                                  secondary and tertiary prevention and            consultative approaches to a wide variety of
                                                  intervention goals of service delivery.          client groups (teachers, parents, children,
By Ester Cole and Jane Siegel                     However, the model expands the categories        school administrators) with diverse needs
(Editors); Cambridge, Hogrefe &                   of recipients of such service within an          (multicultural communities, deaf immigrant
Huber, 2003, 507 pages, ISBN 0-                   educational context, to include the              and refugee children, underachieving
88937-252-7                                       organization or system level, school staff,      adolescents, young children, French
                                                  mediated service to students/parents, as         immersion programs). Cole and Siegel are
Dr. Jobin had originally interviewed Ester        well as the traditional direct service to        to be commended in their attempt to provide
Cole and Jane Siegel when the first edition       students/parents. The primary, secondary         a variety of therapeutic models and
of their book appeared in 1990. Jane Siegel,      and tertiary prevention model is one that        perspectives, from which consultative and
due to her untimely death, was not able to        psychologists have continuously thought          direct services can be delivered (e.g., Janet
complete the second edition but she would         about and mulled over, perhaps more in the       Zarb’s application of cognitive social learning
have been very pleased with this new and          past then in the present, when we have           approaches to underachieving adolescents,
updated edition brought together by Ester         basically been confronted and mandated to        Ilze Matiss’ creative application of
Cole. This latest edition contains 12 new         provide an assessment/diagnostic model of        constructivist therapeutic approaches to
chapters and 7 upgraded chapters from the         service delivery, somewhat as accountants,       psychological assessment, Ester Coles’
first edition. The content was relevant and       to generate funding for students with            application of cognitive, ecological and
topical back in 1990 and is even more so          moderate to severe exceptional needs. The        parent-teacher mediated models to depressed
today, especially with the crises that surround   time has now arrived for us to return to a       children).
us and demand our attention: world                broader perspective and to ask ourselves
terrorism, violence in our cities and schools,    what other and effective ways can psychology     The final section of the book, Consultation
street gangs, the despair of some of our          meet the needs of all students in our schools.   in School-Based Programs, although
youth, academic underachievement and              This book will help us to do just that.          somewhat more limited in scope, attempts
families in crisis.                                                                                to illustrate role expansion for psychologists
                                                  The initial chapters of the book provide a       in system-wide initiatives (e.g., curriculum
While many of the chapters can stand              good format, emphasizing a broad based           planning, suicide prevention and
alone, as presenting helpful background           consultative approach, and will help us          intervention, violence prevention) where
and effective psychological interventions to      reflect on our own philosophy and delivery       psychological service delivery has
the problems reflected in our schools, there      of services, and hopefully, to be able to        traditionally been limited to tertiary
are several reoccurring themes: our society,      articulate that philosophy. We must not          prevention, involving direct services
especially in our large urban centres, has        only deliver services, but also think about      (assessment and counselling). Relative to
become even more multicultural;                   the very nature of those services and the        the first edition of the book, two new
psychological services must be devised and        ways in which we deliver them.                   chapters devoted to violence prevention
delivered to meet the needs of local school                                                        have been added, focusing on the
environments with parents being involved;         In the first section of the book, the chapter    contributions psychologists can make to
services must be delivered in a variety of        titled “Problem Solving Consultation in the      program development and consultative
ways, especially within a broad based             New Millennium” was particularly                 services at the level of primary prevention,
consultative approach. The format of many         interesting and helpful. A brief history of      in addition to secondary and tertiary levels.
chapters follows a scientist-practitioner         behavioural and conjoint behavioural             Glenn DiPasquale’s chapter on violence
model, with relevant current literature           consultation was provided. It also puts          prevention in secondary schools describes
reviews followed by detailed descriptions         forward the kinds of questions that must be      the interesting adaptation of a large anti-
of program models, interventions and              asked about consultation, if it is to be         violence public education campaign
services delivered. Most contributing authors     effective, and then describes some current       developed by APA and Music Television
were extremely generous in their provision        evidence based interventions.                    (MTV), and the integral role that psychology
of various tools developed for service                                                             staff played in development and
delivery, such as screening scales,               The second section of the book, The              implementation of the program within a
observational grids, consultation questions,      Psychologist as a Change Agent, ought to be      multidisciplinary, collaborative consultative
manuals, enabling the reader to access            titled, Successful Interventions Through         school-based context. This chapter, as do
information capable of immediate use and          Consultation. A variety of authors describe      several others, nicely illustrates how
adaptation. Most chapters also provide            consultative programs and interventions that     professional development for school
interesting case material.


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psychologists is a critical component of role Continued from page 3 - President's Report        SOSIP STEIN AWARD
expansion.
                                              demonstration project to assess the feasibility   Nominations are now open for the
Although this book has its theoretical and identify the barriers to more effective              SOSIP Stein Award. The award was
underpinnings, overall, it lives up to its collaborative primary care.                          established in 1985 to honour an
goals of providing “illustrative examples of                                                    outstanding contribution to students
innovative services with a hands-on, how- In the meantime, the medical profession               (teaching/thesis supervision/internship
to-do-it orientation” (Siegel & Cole, p. 16). faces notable problems in being able to           training) and to the Section on Students
Equally important, it provides a wealth of respond effectively to the ‘brave new world’         in Psychology (SOSIP) by a member of
information about the multiple and of health care and mental health care. This                  the Ontario Psychological Association.
interacting influences on children’s learning new world with its focus on client
and behaviour, and the numerous avenues collaboration, treatment effectiveness, and             Nominations should be sent in writing
available to provide effective interventions customer satisfaction challenges medicine’s        to
at many levels. This book is certain to have focus on diagnosis, prescriptive treatment
wide appeal and utility to both experienced and fee for service, regardless of service                     SOSIP
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                 Interview with OPA's New President -
                           Douglas Saunders
Immediate Goals for OPA                          was of a profession that is integrated and       line hosting of workshops and CE courses;
I have a number of immediate goals for the       consulted in every dimension of Canadian         virtually coordinated lobbying campaigns;
OPA over the next couple of years. The most      society, with psychologists as key players,      on-line member surveys, monthly e-
critical is to continue the efforts begun over   facilitators and leaders. My own vision is       broadcasts on latest events affecting the
the past three to four years to rebuild and      psychologists recognized and looked to as        profession, and development of ‘Find a
revitalize OPA. These efforts have led to a      behavioural change experts who contribute        Researcher’ and ‘Find a Psychologist’
more financially sound organization with a       to the development, health and wellbeing         databases.
growing membership, a highly successful          of individuals, groups, organizations and
Convention, a new website and IT system,         communities through their unique blend of        However, the full potential of this system
and a solid Board of Directors. My goals         clinical, organizational and research skills.    will take sometime to realize. The new
over the next couple of years are to further     In particular, psychologists are known for       system is scheduled to “go live’ shortly and
develop and utilize these organizational         their expertise in helping individuals,          all that is needed to access the system is a
strengths to address the needs of our            organizations and communities respond            common web browser program such as
members, the challenges to our profession,       more effectively to the impact of personal,      Microsoft Explorer or Netscape. We know
and the public’s accessibility to                social and technological change. As such,        that many members are reluctant users of e-
psychological services.                          psychologists must be able address many          technology, but we believe that the simple
                                                 challenges and opportunities both                and intuitive design of this system will help
My intent is to work with the Executive and      professionally and personally that extend        people over their reluctance and members
the new Board of Directors on a number of        well beyond their basic professional training.   will be able to access on-line support and
specific initiatives. These include: an          My long-term vision for OPA is that it           assistance.
expansion of members’ support and access         becomes an efficient, dynamic and effective
to services through our new OPA web-             organization that is able to anticipate and      OPA’s role in national advocacy issues
based portal and information management          proactively foster, support and facilitate its   Other than the Ordre de Psychologues du
system; an enhancement of the public’s           members’ efforts, both individually and          Quebec, OPA is the largest provincial
access to members’ services through the          collectively, to address these challenges        psychological association in the country.
OPA referral service; the active support of      and contribute to the community and the          Jointly with CPA and other national
early career psychologists and their specific    larger society.                                  organizations, such as CPAP and CRHSSP,
involvement in OPA activities; the creation                                                       OPA has an important leadership role in
                                             Investment in Upgrading IT system
of a Third Party Payer Forum to facilitate and                                                    facilitating national coordinated advocacy
enhance the work of the Auto Insurance and   The investment in the new web-based IT               and education efforts to advance the interests
WSIB Taskforces; a revitalization of OPA’s   system was undertaken to streamline the              of the profession. Over the past year, for
political advocacy network and the           OPA central office operations, improve the           example, OPA representatives were key
establishment of OPA’s political presence    overall management of the organization,              players in drafting and supporting the creation
with key decision-makers in the new          enhance the public profile of OPA and its            of a (part-time) Advocacy Project
provincial government; closer collaboration  members, and create a portal for members             Coordinator position and the organizing of
with CPA and the other provincial            to obtain greater access to support, greater         the first-ever National Advocacy Forum,
associations towards new national advocacy   interaction with other members, and more             jointly sponsored by CPA and CPAP. OPA’s
efforts, in particular psychology’s role in  timely and useful information services. The          active leadership in efforts such as these
new approaches to Primary Health Care;       new system allows us to be able to achieve           have important benefits because they
and an enhancement of psychologists’         much more effective integration of the               strengthen the profession’s efforts across the
involvement in important public services     organizations’ databases for services, such          country and enable OPA to develop closer
through the Marathon Psyching Team, the      as membership renewals, workshop and                 collaborative relationships with CPA and
joint agreement with the Red Cross for       convention registrations, and the referral           the other provincial associations. This type
Disaster Response Teams, the joint           service, provide the means for creating real         of collaboration has already provided return
sponsorship with the Canadian Mental         time bulletin boards, discussion groups,             benefits for OPA, both financially and
Health Association of Mental Health Tune-    member notice boards, regular updates, and           organizationally.
Up, and the new Psychologically Healthy      customized links to key resources elsewhere
Workplace Award program.                     on the web. An important benefit of this Favourite ice-cream flavours
                                             web-based system is that the organization’s Heavenly hash – fond memories
Long-term vision for OPA:                    data and information is all stored on a Mint chocolate chip – clean aftertaste
The long-term vision shared by many of the secure server, remote from the office. The
participants at the recent National Advocacy system also provides the platform for other
Forum (co-sponsored by CPAP and CPA) potentially useful applications such as on-


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                                       Awards Presented at OPA
                                                2004
                                                         AWARD OF MERIT
                                                   Robert Gates and John Schneider

                                                     BARBARA WAND AWARD
                                                          Pierre Ritchie

                                                           SECPE AWARD
                                                             Holly Price

                                                      PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
                                                         Dr. Sheela Basrur

                                               BEA WICKETT FUND AWARD FOR 2003
                                                 Family People Players - Diane Dupuy

                                                    PUBLIC EDUCATION AWARD
                                              OPA 2003 Mental Health Tune-Up Committee

                                                     HARVEY BROOKER AWARD
                                                          Martin Antony

                                                 ONTARIO HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
                                                         Martin Antony




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     dependents who are enrolled in the Preferred Service Home Auto Plan are eligible to
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     Members and Dependents across Canada. Individual Scholarships and Academic
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  OPA AWARD OF MERIT
  Nominations are now open for the
  OPA Award of Merit. The award was
  established in 1975 to honour, on an
  annual basis, either a significant or
  sustaining contribution to the
  profession and the Association.

  Nominations should be sent in writing
  to:

        Dr. Ruth Berman
              OPA
        730 Yonge Street
            Suite 221
     Toronto, ON M4Y 2B7
  Deadline for receipt of nominations is
  December 31, 2004.

  Criteria and procedures for nomination
  are available from the OPA office.



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                                 OPA Convention 2004




Dr. Holly Price (recipient of the SECPE Award) and   Dr. Martin Antony (recipient of the Ontario Hospital Association
Dr. Howard Jobin during the 2004 OPA Convention      Award) with Dr. Diana Velikonja during the 2004 OPA Convention



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   RECENT ACTIVITIES OF OPA                                                                  BARBARA WAND
   BOARD MEMBERS                                                                                AWARD
                                                                                          Nominations are now open for the
                                                                                          Barbara Wand Award. The award was
 Dr. Cheryl Pohlman - Practice                 "Alternatives to Custody Questionnaire",   established in 1991 in honour of Dr.
     Area Director - Health                    May 2004.                                  Barbara Wand, former Registrar of the
Co-author of Book Review (Dr. Cole's                                                      Ontario Board of Examiners in
Effective Consultation in School Psychology I also attended the launch of CHEO's Centre   Psychology.
for upcoming issue of the PO).              of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental
                                            Health, May 2004.                             "The award is intended to recognize
Ontario Chief Psychologists in School                                                     an individual in the discipline of
Boards - June meeting attended to solicit I will continue to be involved in that          psychology who has made a significant
nomination for President of Section on process as an OPA and community Child              contribution to excellence in
Psychology in Education.                    and Family Centre (Kinark) stakeholder.       professional ethics and standards."

Participation in executive committee Mary Broga - Financial Officer                       Nominations should be sent in writing
meetings (June).                          I am the Chair of OPA's Finance Committee.      by December 31, 2004 to:
                                          The finance committee prepares quarterly
Chair of the OPA By-Laws Workgroup - reports to the Board and a final annual                         Chair
Teleconference meeting in July            report which is externally audited and then     Ethics & Policy Committee
                                          presented to the members of the asociation               c/o OPA
Speers Society Website -Coordination of at our Convention's AGM.                          730 Yonge Street Suite 221
responses by Psychology professionals for                                                  Toronto, ON M4Y 2B7
upcoming website scenarios related to                                                          opa@psych.on.ca
prevention of relationship violence/abuse
in youth (June-July)

    Ester Cole - Past President
Board and Executive meetings; consultation
with section members; hosting of section
meetings and small group peer consultations;         CALL FOR PROGRAM SUBMISSIONS
contributing to response to the Ministry of
Children and Youth Services; consultation
with the College of Psychologists; steering
                                                    "Innovation Through Collaboration: Building
committee of Tuneup 2004, and presenter                      An Agenda for Psychology"
at the event.

  Michael Harnadek - Regional                                       58th Annual Convention
   Director Windsor-London                                           February 24-26, 2005
I have been serving on the Translation
Committee during the WSIB's development
of a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Program of              The Ontario Psychological Convention Committee
Care.                                                 invites you to submit proposals for the 2005 convention.
                                                      Get together with your colleagues or submit individually,
"Ex-officio" member (representing OPA) on                                 but do not delay!
the Board of the London Regional
Psychological Association.                              Submission forms are available on the OPA website at
                                                           www.psych.on.ca/convent.hem and download
Jonathan Golden - Practice Area                                 "Call for Progam Submissions 2005"
  Director - Community, Family                                       or call us at 416-961-5552
     and Children's Services                                     and we will mail or fax you a form.
As Community, Family and Children's
Services rep. I consulted on OPA's
submission to the Ministry of Children and
Youth Services regarding the document:



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                                     OPA Convention 2004




Dr. Kingsley Ferguson and Dr. Hy Day at the launch of "The First   Drs. Nina Josefowitz, Beth Mitchell, and Mary Broga ( Financial
Fifty Years", a history of OPA                                     Officer of OPA)




Drs. Ester Cole (Past President) and Douglas                         Invited Address at 2004 Convention given by Dr. Larry James,
Saunders (President) at 2004 OPA Convention                          US Army, Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington DC




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                        Call for Nominations                                                    PUBLIC
                       Harvey Brooker Award
                 For Excellence in Clinical Teaching                                          EDUCATION
                                                                                                AWARD
   This award was established in 1997 by former students of Harvey Brooker on the
   occasion of his retirement, and in recognition of his long-standing contribution to   Individual psychologists, groups,
   education in clinical psychology.                                                     departments, committees, etc. will
                                                                                         be considered as recipients, based on
   This award is to be presented, on an annual basis, at the OPA Convention to a         projects and initiatives that reach out
   psychologist who exemplifies the highest standards of excellence in the clinical      to the community, offering
   training of psychology students.                                                      information about psychological
                                                                                         services and the role psychology can
   Nominations from either practitioners, educators or students are welcome.             play in everyday life. Consideration
                                                                                         will be given to initiatives geared to
   Letters of nomination describing nominees' contributions, accompanied by an           areas of personal interest, public
   updated curriculum vitae of the candidate, and a minimum of three supporting          interest, or related to current policy
   letters from either current or former students should be forwarded by December 31,    development by local or provincial
   2004 to:                                                                              governments.
                              Dr. Ruth Berman
                             Executive Director                                          The projects must incorporate
                                    OPA                                                  outreach, dissemination of
                         730 YOnge Street, Suite 221                                     psychological information in a new
                           Toronto, ON M4Y 2B7                                           format or to a new segment of the
                                                                                         population, or address an identified
   Former students of Dr. Brooker who wish to participate in the selection process are   need in the community in an
   invited to contact Dr. Berman.                                                        innovative way, with the primary
                                                                                         goal of support and benefit to the
                                                                                         community. A written summary of
                                                                                         the project and outcome will be
                                                                                         required for consideration.

                                                                                         Deadline for receipt of nominations
                                                                                         is December 31, 2004.

                                                                                         Dr. Karen Katchen
                                                                                         OPA
                                                                                         Public
                                                                                         Education Committee
                                                                                         416 781-1393
                                                                                         FAX: 415 781-0488
                                                                                         Kkatchen@rogers.com




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                                 Board Members: top row: Drs. Kate Hays, Jonathan
                                 Golden, Joyce Isbitsky, Douglas Saunders - bottom row:
                                 Drs. Karen Katchen, Connie Kushnir, Maria Kokai




Public Service Award recipient
Dr. Sheela Basrur




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