Originally Posted by psych844
I would not take a Phd program that is not accredited but I'm probably only doing my Masters.
So my options become places like Alberta or "psychological associate" in the rest of the country. To be honest, I'm not even sure what this title means. What is the future of the PA? If the designation of "psychological associate" is there to highlight the difference in education, then why do both of these groups have the same rights/roles. I know PA's have to be supervised for longer but aside from that, nothing.
Not trying to come across as judgmental, but why would you be willing to do an unaccredited master's program, but not an unaccredited PhD program?
You're right, the psychological associate title doesn't mean a lot. It isn't something that gets a lot of recognition-- I don't think a lot of people go to a "psychological associate" in private practice, you won't be able to be hired in any psychologist hospital positions, and (I believe- I could be wrong) your services won't be covered in by insurance. And, from what I was told in our meeting this week, Canada is definitely moving away from registration at the master's level, so it is extremely unlikely PAs will be moving up in status.
There are also options to get registered as a counsellor with your master's (http://bc-counsellors.org/apply-for-...rship-criteria