In The News

House Bill 1019 Update

Posted: February 19, 2019 


Good news on the legislative front! Today, the House voted down HB 1019 which would have created a continuing competency program for Registered Psychotherapists in the state. The Colorado Psychological Association was actively opposed to the bill over concerns that the legislation would continue to legitimize a group that is not legitimate and would mislead consumers into thinking they are seeing someone with verifiable credentials and education. Under current law, a Registered Psychotherapist is registered with the State Board of Registered Psychotherapists, is not licensed or certified, and no degree, training or experience is required to register as a psychotherapist in the state. CPA provided opposition testimony and activated a grassroots network to educate legislators about the concerning provisions in the bill. Thank you to all within CPA who aided us in this critical effort!


HRSA's Substance Use Disorder (SUD) - Regional Virtual Job Fair 

Posted: February 13, 2019

When: Tuesday, March 5, 2019. 3:45pm - 6:00pm MT

Where: HHS Regions 7 & 8 - Mountain/Plains


The upcoming Virtual Job Fair will be for health care providers providing Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services. Students/Trainees interested in training opportunities and/or future employment should also participate. Register for this event if you are interested in working in an organization located within HHS Regions 7 and 8. (Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)


Visit The Virtual Job Fair Website For More Information

The 2019 CPA Board of Directors Call For Nominations Is Now Open Online!

Posted: February 10, 2019

The 2019 CPA Board is looking for your nominations for the following vacant positions:  

  • President-Elect 
  • Member at Large
  • Member at Large
  • APA Council Rep

CPA encourages you to submit nominations by February 22, 2019. Help to nominate strong leaders for the Colorado Psychological Association! 

Nominate Here!

Call for Programming Committee Volunteers - Now Open

Posted: February 12, 2019

Please respond by Friday, February 15, 2019


CPA depends on its members to get involved and advance our mission. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to effectively provide programs, services and value to serve members’ needs.

We are currently seeking volunteers to join our Programming Committee, chaired by Kimberly Bertelsen, Psy.D. As a member of the committee you would work with the CPA Board of Directors and Civica Management staff to help determine the best professional development programs for CPA members, including quarterly webinar hot-topics. Below is the Programming Committee description.

 As we are already planning 2019 events and educational programs, we are looking to make volunteer appointments to the committee within the next two weeks. If you are interested in joining the CPA Programming Committee, please express your interest no later than end of day, Friday, February 15. You can contact the CPA office, with questions or to volunteer, at [email protected]. We are happy to help!


Elevating the Conversation Is Almost Here!

Posted: February 11, 2019

Online Registration is now closed. Please join us tomorrow for on-site registration at 8:15 AM.


CU Anschutz Medical Campus
13001 E 17th Pl, Aurora, CO 80045
Education Building 2



Attendees: $125
Students: $50
CE: $60 - 6 CEs available!

Featured Speaker: Dr. Stacey Freedenthal

Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW, specializes in suicide risk assessment and intervention in her work as a psychotherapist, professor, and writer. Her book, Helping the Suicidal Person: Tips and Techniques for Professionals (Routledge, 2017), provides evidence-based advice for assessing suicide risk, planning for safety, and helping the suicidal person to build hope, coping skills, and reasons for living. More than two million people have visited Dr. Freedenthal’s website,, since 2013. She also has a small private psychotherapy and consulting practice specializing in helping people who have experienced suicidal thoughts, attempted suicide, or lost a loved one to suicide.

 For more information about Dr. Freedenthal, please see or

Click Here To Learn More!

Partnership Opportunities Are Available

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