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CPA Members-- Please Share Your Input To Develop Further CPA Programming

Posted: October 8, 2018

Feel like you're stuck in your four walls too much of the time? Sick of people asking you if you can "read their mind" when you tell them you're a psychologist?  Like having a place to consult, talk psychobabble, network, and build referral sources? Make the most of your CPA membership and the Colorado psychological community by contacting Nathaan Demers, the CPA programming chair to set-up a happy hour, informal research discussion, and/or other professional events. Nathaan and the programming committee are happy to brainstorm with you and work to create an event that keep you and the CPA community personally and professionally sharp, connected, and refreshed. 

Email [email protected] and we'll connect you with Nathaan.


The October TCP Is Now Available

Posted: October 2, 2018

Members of CPA-- your October edition of The Colorado Psychologist is now available! Please click here to access your newsletter.

Inside October's Issue:

1. Message from them President
2. CPA Calendar
3. Message from the Editors
4. Trends in the Practice of Health Psychology
6. The APA Annual Convention in Review
7. A First Timer's Perspective on the APA Annual Convention
7. New and Returning CPA Members
9. What's New at CPA
12. Animal Abuse Symposium at the APA Annual Convention
14. Message from the APA Council Representative
16. Member's Corner
17. Hot Topics at the APA Annual Convention
19. Psychological Mindedness in Military/Veterans: Creation of Photography Curriculum
22. Advertising Rates

Not a member? Join today!

SAMD Announcement: Leadership Council Meeting

Posted: October 2, 2018

WHEN: Monday, October 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm

WHERE: Blackbird Restaurant

305 S. Downing Street, Denver

We welcome all who are interested in discussing, and planning future SAMD events! 

If you plan to attend, please RSVP Reine Evereteze by Thursday, October 4th at: [email protected]


Call for Nominations Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance (ACCA) -- Due October 5

Posted: October 1, 2018

APA’s Board of Professional Affairs (BPA) is pleased to invite nominations for membership on its committee, the Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance (ACCA). In a continuing effort to broaden representation in APA governance, BPA seeks nominations from a wide variety of sources. Self-nominations are welcomed.

ACCA is an advisory committee to BPA whose mission includes:

  1. Recognizing and investigating the unique occupational vulnerabilities of psychologists and their need for colleague assistance to promote effective coping strategies, wellness, prevention, and the self-care that is ethically required, 
  2. Promoting the development and continuation of state-level colleague assistance programs and peer assistance networks, 
  3. Developing proper, informed relationships between state ethics committees, boards of examiners, and colleague assistance programs for the benefit of the professional and the public. 

Participation in ACCA requires a significant time commitment including one meeting per year in Washington, DC, work on individual projects, virtual meetings and conference calls.

There are two (2) seats available on ACCA for a three-year term beginning in January 2019. ACCA will review materials and forward its recommendations to BPA for its review and approval.

ACCA is particularly interested in applicants sharing their personal/professional qualification experiences with qualitative research/data translated into the professional wellness or in another particular area; articles focused on self-care and resilience area(s); any experiences or interest in social media and development of web content; as well as your own personal-professional self-care journey. Both BPA and ACCA seek candidates who will enhance the diversity of the advisory committee while also being mindful of the need for varied geographic representation as well.

Candidates are asked to submit the following:

  1. Letter indicating his or her willingness to serve if selected
  2. Up to 150 word description of personal/professional qualifications
  3. Current curriculum vita

The ACCA deadline for nominations is Friday, October 5, 2018. Please email ACCA nominating materials, including up to 150 word description of personal/professional qualifications, a Curriculum Vitae, and a letter indicating his/her willingness to serve if selected to: Susan Lazaroff, JD, Director, State Advocacy, APA Practice Directorate at [email protected]. Note that nominators of other individuals are responsible for ensuring that these materials are submitted.


APA Appoints Task Force To Study Accrediting Master's Programs

Posted: September 24, 2018

Group to make recommendations to governing Council of Representatives

The American Psychological Association has appointed a task force to develop a blueprint for the association to accredit master’s programs in health service psychology.

“Given the increasing number of states that are licensing psychology providers at the master’s level, the association decided it makes sense for APA to create a roadmap to add master’s programs to its accreditation portfolio,” said James Lichtenberg, PhD, professor emeritus in counseling psychology at the University of Kansas. “APA has long been the recognized leader in accrediting doctoral programs in psychology so it makes sense for the association to apply its expertise to master’s-level programs.”

Click here to learn more!

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