Welcome To The Colorado Psychological Association!

In light of recent events, the Board of Directors of CPA would like to be clear that we welcome people of all faiths and religious backgrounds inclusive of race, ethnicity, national origin, and immigration status. Additionally, we remain committed to upholding the APA Ethical Guidelines which make clear we must advocate for and protect the civil rights of others. We are steadfast in our commitment to standing with and as people; people of all races, ethnicities, immigration statuses, religions, genders, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, ages, education levels, abilities, and sizes. You are welcome here.

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2019 CPA Board Ballot Now Available for Voting! 

CPA Members!

It is that time of year and the Colorado Psychological Association Board Election ballot is now open. As a friendly reminder, please take the time and cast your vote today. If you have already voted, thank you! 

Please see below for this year's candidates and bios. Once you have reviewed, please click the survey link to cast your votes. Only members are eligible to vote in these elections. You will vote for 1 President-Elect, 1 At-Large Member: ECP Chair, and 1 At-Large Board Member.

 Voting will end May 24, 2019.

CPA Members: View the Nominees and the Ballot Here! 

Statement of APA President in Response to Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue

WASHINGTON – Following is a statement by Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, president of the American Psychological Association, in response to the shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh.

“We are horrified and heartbroken by this terrible crime and send our thoughts of compassion to the victims, their families and first responders, several of whom were also injured, and to the larger Jewish community.

“Hate crimes are the most extreme expression of prejudice. Compared to other crimes, hate crimes have a more destructive impact on victims and communities because they target core aspects of our identity as human beings.

“People victimized by violent hate crimes are likely to experience more intense psychological distress than victims of other violent crimes. These can take the form of post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety and anger.

“Hate crimes also send the message to members of the victim’s group that they are unwelcome in the community, decreasing feelings of safety and security. Furthermore, witnessing discrimination against one’s own group can lead to psychological distress and lower self-esteem.

“The American Psychological Association urges those who are experiencing trauma in the aftermath of this tragedy to take care of yourselves. Connect with family and friends, talk about your feelings and limit your exposure and that of your children to news media. Remember that professional help is available.

“As always, APA supports the efforts of researchers, law enforcement, clinicians, teachers and policymakers to reduce the prevalence of hate crimes and to alleviate their effects upon victims.”


 

CPA Statement on the Administration's Immigrant Family Separation Policy

The Colorado Psychological Association is deeply concerned about the well-being of children separated from their families at our border. While we are relieved that President Trump signed an executive order ending this separation policy, there we still have many questions and concerns.

Our organization supports the American Psychological Association’s June 20 and June 24 statements regarding this policy and the current border situation. See links to APA statements below.

We urge you to call your members of Congress (https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members) and let them know of your opposition to these policies and the inhumane treatment of immigrant families.

  • CPA's letter to President Trump expressing our profound concern and opposition to the Administration’s recent policy of separating immigrant parents from their children while being detained at the U.S. southern border. 

APA Statements:

June 24, 2018:

Statement of APA CEO Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, at a Press Conference on the Administration’s Immigrant Family Separation Policy

June 20, 2018:

Statement of APA President Regarding Executive Order Rescinding Immigrant Family Separation Policy

Psychology Today article

Posted Jun 18, 2018

APA Urges Trump to Change Immigration Policy: The organization is highlighting the psychological danger of family separation.


 

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The Benefits of Membership

  • CPA Member Directory—free-of-charge and designed to help your fellow members and consumers find YOU!
  • CPA’s The Colorado Psychologist a bi-monthly newsletter contains commentaries, articles on national and state issues affecting psychologists, ethical issues, clinical theories and advancements and special features.
  • CPA’s E-News keeps you up-to-date on what is happening at CPA.
  • CPA Ethics Consultation - a member of the CPA Ethics Committee is on call to answer your ethics questions following APA’s Ethical Principles. 
  • CPA Networking Opportunities to share ideas, obtain feedback on issues or merely visit with your peers.
  • Volunteer Opportunities abound within the association.  Find something you are passionate about and join a committee, task force, liaison or division.
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Colorado Crisis Services

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency services center. 

Colorado Crisis Resources also provides resources for those needing assistance with 
relationship problemsfamily crises, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, bullyingstress and disability. Access Colorado Crisis Resources through their website.

In addition, Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners can provide information on free and low-cost help. You can reach them 24/7 for mental health and substance abuse issues at 
1-844-493-TALK (8255) or visit their website. website: