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Predictors of violent behaviour for anyone (including people with mental illness)—Excessive alcohol and drug use, a history of violent behaviour (S1)

About Us

The Ontario Psychological Association (OPA), established in 1947, is the voluntary professional organization representing psychology in Ontario.  Our members are clinicians, academics, researchers, and students who are dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of Ontarians. This is accomplished by:

  • Advocating for changes in the health care system to improve timely and equitable access to necessary and appropriate psychological services;
  • Providing and supporting high quality educational and training programs anchored in research to ensure best practices; and,
  • Fostering innovation and excellence in psychological education, research and practice.

Our Mission

The OPA provides leadership to promote the mental health and wellbeing of Ontarians, and to inspire excellence in the profession of psychology through research, education, clinical excellence and advocacy.

Our Vision

The OPA strives for a healthcare system in which psychological services are accessible to all Ontarians; psychologists are able to practice to their full potential; and the value of the professional healthcare services psychologists provide is widely and properly recognized.

Member Support

The OPA is proud of the profession and the work it does to advance it.  With our leadership and support, we ensure that the profession continues to evolve, benefitting the health and well-being of Ontarians.

Some of the support we provide for our members includes:

Public Support

Some of the support we provide for the public includes:

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