Letters from Global Tech regarding CPT Codes

The following letter was sent to the WSPA Managing Office for distribution from APA We've been hearing from members about letters sent by Global Tech...

Fall Convention deadlines: Early Bird registration extended to 9/21/18

With the Fall Convention less about 50 days away there are 4 deadlines we want our attendees to be aware of: Early Bird Registration extend...
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Washington Psychologist Award Nominations now open

The Washington State Psychological Association recognizes individuals and organizations who have contributed meaningfully to the purpose of WSPA, which is to support, promote and...

WSPA Web Tip: Member Section

WSPA's member section on the new website is a big improvement from the old site. If you had been a member before the site...

Support NAMI Washington during Dine Out Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 7-13 and the WSPA Trustees are encouraging WSPA members and all psychologists to support Dine Out for Mental...

Dr. Lucy Homans Announces Her Retirement as DPA

A letter from WSPA's Director of Professional Affairs (DPA), Dr. Lucy Homans, was sent to the membership on August 30th announcing her retirement on...
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APA Statement on Administration’s Proposal to Detain Child Migrants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 Contact: Kim I. Mills (202) 336-6048 kmills@apa.org STATEMENT OF APA PRESIDENT REGARDING ADMINISTRATION'S PROPOSAL TO DETAIN CHILD MIGRANTS LONGER THAN LEGALLY ALLOWED WASHINGTON...
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A Message from The Trust CEO

The following letter was sent to WSPA from Jana N. Martin, Ph.D. CEO, The Trust   The amount of support I received from policyholders while attending...

Fall Convention Takes Shape

Over the past three weeks details of the 2018 Fall convention began to take shape and we are now able to give details now...

New WSPA Website and Web Address Launched!

Over the past 3 months, and especially in the past 3 weeks, WSPA staff has been working hard to launch a new website with...
UP-PAC UPDATE

Support State Candidates that Support Psychology

Dear Fellow Psychologists, Now that the primary elections have passed and we are getting ready for the general, mid-term elections on November 6th, we would...
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WSPA Endorsement Agreement with The Trust

A recent APA email informing their members that American Professional Agency (AmPA) is now APA's preferred insurance provider created a lot of confusion and...
2018 WSPA Capital Hill Lobbying Delectation

Federal Advocacy News – 2018

By: Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D. WSPA Federal Advocacy Coordinator As your Federal Advocacy Coordinator, I am privileged to be a part of the team representing you...
UP-PAC UPDATE

UP-PAC Elects New Board Chair

This past June the United Psychologists Political Action Committee (UP-PAC) met to elect new board members and a new board president. Dr. Cindy Chen,...
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Psychologists Respond to Mental Health Crisis At The Border

WSPA's 2017 APA Diversity Delegate, Dr. Claudia Antuña is mentioned and quoted in the opening and closing paragraphs of this PsycIQ article. by APA Member Services "When...
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WSPA Executive Director Elected as 2019 CESPPA Secretary

The APA Council of Executives of State and Provincial Psychological Associations (CESPPA) elected WSPA Executive Director, Marvo Reguindin, to serve a second term as...
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Report on the 2018 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference

By: Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D. WSPA Federal Advocacy Coordinator The 2018 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference took place in Seattle, WA, on January 4, 2018....

Statement from the WSPA Board of Trustees on Recent Immigration Policy...

This post has been updated 6/20/18 to reflect the most recent Executive Order continuing indefinite detention of immigrant children and families. The Washington State Psychological...

2018 Fall Convention Update

A core committee of WSPA Trustees have begun planning the Fall Convention and selected "Coming Together: Psychological Science and the Practice of Healing" as this year's...
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Call for Convention Workshop Proposals

WSPA Call for Convention Workshop Proposals Coming Together: Psychological Science and the Practice of Healing November 2-4, 2018 | Hilton Hotel, Bellevue, WAProposal Deadline EXTENDED:  Friday, July...
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ECP After Hours June 21, 2018, Bellevue

The WSPA Early Career Psychologists (ECP) had a nice turnout for their first after hours event last April and they are looking forward to...
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Information Alert: APA Practice Government Relations Update

This brief update on Practice Government Relations activities was provdide by our Federal Advocacy Coordinator, Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D. Continued attempts at ACA Repeal  While we do...
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WSPA APA Council Rep Election Results

By Marvo Reguindin, Executive Director Dr. Marta Miranda was re-elected as WSPA's APA Council Representative and will serve her final three year term for WSPA....
EC60: Ethics Committee Minute

Ethics confidentiality for minors 13-18.

By Pamela Ridgeway, Ph.D. WSPA Ethics Committee The WSPA Ethics Committee is frequently asked about confidentiality issues related to minors between 13-18 years of age....
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WSPA Collaboration with Physician’s Wellness Alliance

Physician’s Wellness Alliance (PWA) has reached out to collaborate with WSPA members to join their non-profit teletherapy service for physicians and allied health professionals...

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Letters from Global Tech regarding CPT Codes

The following letter was sent to the WSPA Managing Office for distribution from APA We've been hearing from members about letters sent by Global Tech on behalf of CMS about their usage of CPT codes....

Fall Convention deadlines: Early Bird registration extended to 9/21/18

With the Fall Convention less about 50 days away there are 4 deadlines we want our attendees to be aware of: Early Bird Registration extend to Sept. 21st A list of approved and planned CE Presentations...
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Washington Psychologist Award Nominations now open

The Washington State Psychological Association recognizes individuals and organizations who have contributed meaningfully to the purpose of WSPA, which is to support, promote and advance the science, education and practice of psychology in the...

WSPA Web Tip: Member Section

WSPA's member section on the new website is a big improvement from the old site. If you had been a member before the site was launched on August 15, 2018, your username and email...

Support NAMI Washington during Dine Out Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 7-13 and the WSPA Trustees are encouraging WSPA members and all psychologists to support Dine Out for Mental Health at the restaurants shown below to benefit NAMI Washington. NAMI's...

Dr. Lucy Homans Announces Her Retirement as DPA

A letter from WSPA's Director of Professional Affairs (DPA), Dr. Lucy Homans, was sent to the membership on August 30th announcing her retirement on December 31, 2018. As DPA, Dr. Homans served as a resource...
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APA Statement on Administration’s Proposal to Detain Child Migrants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 Contact: Kim I. Mills (202) 336-6048 kmills@apa.org STATEMENT OF APA PRESIDENT REGARDING ADMINISTRATION'S PROPOSAL TO DETAIN CHILD MIGRANTS LONGER THAN LEGALLY ALLOWED WASHINGTON – Following is the statement of American Psychological Association President...
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A Message from The Trust CEO

The following letter was sent to WSPA from Jana N. Martin, Ph.D. CEO, The Trust   The amount of support I received from policyholders while attending the APA Convention was overwhelming – our clients are the...

Fall Convention Takes Shape

Over the past three weeks details of the 2018 Fall convention began to take shape and we are now able to give details now that the new website has been published. The convention returns to...

New WSPA Website and Web Address Launched!

Over the past 3 months, and especially in the past 3 weeks, WSPA staff has been working hard to launch a new website with details of the 2018 Fall convention. A soft launch was...
UP-PAC UPDATE

Support State Candidates that Support Psychology

Dear Fellow Psychologists, Now that the primary elections have passed and we are getting ready for the general, mid-term elections on November 6th, we would like to remind you to consider a donation to UP-PAC,...
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WSPA Endorsement Agreement with The Trust

A recent APA email informing their members that American Professional Agency (AmPA) is now APA's preferred insurance provider created a lot of confusion and took many APA members and members at all state psychological...
2018 WSPA Capital Hill Lobbying Delectation

Federal Advocacy News – 2018

By: Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D. WSPA Federal Advocacy Coordinator As your Federal Advocacy Coordinator, I am privileged to be a part of the team representing you at the American Psychological Association Practice Organization’s annual Practice Leadership...
UP-PAC UPDATE

UP-PAC Elects New Board Chair

This past June the United Psychologists Political Action Committee (UP-PAC) met to elect new board members and a new board president. Dr. Cindy Chen, resigned as UP-PAC President because her personal obligations did not...
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Psychologists Respond to Mental Health Crisis At The Border

WSPA's 2017 APA Diversity Delegate, Dr. Claudia Antuña is mentioned and quoted in the opening and closing paragraphs of this PsycIQ article. by APA Member Services "When three women who had been forcibly separated from their children...
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WSPA Executive Director Elected as 2019 CESPPA Secretary

The APA Council of Executives of State and Provincial Psychological Associations (CESPPA) elected WSPA Executive Director, Marvo Reguindin, to serve a second term as Executive Committee Secretary in 2019. This is quite an accomplishment...
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Report on the 2018 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference

By: Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D. WSPA Federal Advocacy Coordinator The 2018 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference took place in Seattle, WA, on January 4, 2018. Per the State of Reform website, this is the eighth...

Statement from the WSPA Board of Trustees on Recent Immigration Policy Changes

This post has been updated 6/20/18 to reflect the most recent Executive Order continuing indefinite detention of immigrant children and families. The Washington State Psychological Association is adamantly opposed to the current Administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy...

2018 Fall Convention Update

A core committee of WSPA Trustees have begun planning the Fall Convention and selected "Coming Together: Psychological Science and the Practice of Healing" as this year's theme. The convention returns to the Hilton Hotel in Bellevue,...
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Call for Convention Workshop Proposals

WSPA Call for Convention Workshop Proposals Coming Together: Psychological Science and the Practice of Healing November 2-4, 2018 | Hilton Hotel, Bellevue, WAProposal Deadline EXTENDED:  Friday, July 27, 2018, 5 p.m. Washington State Psychological Association invites program proposals...
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ECP After Hours June 21, 2018, Bellevue

The WSPA Early Career Psychologists (ECP) had a nice turnout for their first after hours event last April and they are looking forward to seeing more ECPs join them next week at McCormick &...
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Information Alert: APA Practice Government Relations Update

This brief update on Practice Government Relations activities was provdide by our Federal Advocacy Coordinator, Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D. Continued attempts at ACA Repeal  While we do not anticipate any congressional action on the "Affordable Care Act"...
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WSPA APA Council Rep Election Results

By Marvo Reguindin, Executive Director Dr. Marta Miranda was re-elected as WSPA's APA Council Representative and will serve her final three year term for WSPA. During her first term, Dr. Miranda was able to become...
EC60: Ethics Committee Minute

Ethics confidentiality for minors 13-18.

By Pamela Ridgeway, Ph.D. WSPA Ethics Committee The WSPA Ethics Committee is frequently asked about confidentiality issues related to minors between 13-18 years of age. For example, if you are treating a 14-year-old client, do...
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WSPA Collaboration with Physician’s Wellness Alliance

Physician’s Wellness Alliance (PWA) has reached out to collaborate with WSPA members to join their non-profit teletherapy service for physicians and allied health professionals dealing with burnout. Beginning in June, physicians visiting the PWA website...