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A Convention Update from Executive Director Marvo Reguindin

I’m happy to report that the 2017 convention was a big success. We had a 45% increase in attendees over the 3 days from...

WSPA’s Telemental Health Package Now Available for Washington Psychologists

  The long-awaited WSPA Telemental Health Package is now available! The complete guide to getting your practice started using telemental health programs. View and download...

WSPA Public Education Coordinator weighs in on Stress in America™

WSPA Public Education Coordinator and Seattle-based psychologist Nancy Goldov, PsyD, BC-DMT, was quoted in the following article regarding the American Psychological Association’s report, "Stress in...

APA Elects University of Memphis Professor Rosie Phillips Bingham as 2019...

Phillips Bingham will serve as 2018 president elect FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 Contact: Kim I. Mills (202) 336-6048 kmills@apa.org WASHINGTON – Rosie Phillips Bingham, PhD, a professor of counseling...

WSPA Fall Convention Starts This Friday

The 2017 Fall Convention is almost here. The information below will help attendees prepare for the upcoming convention days. Washington Psychologist Awards I would first like...

Dr. Russel Kolts announced as 2017 Keynote Speaker

"Compassionate Connection: Creating a Context for Healing" Russell L. Kolts, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Eastern Washington University, where...

APA President’s Statement on Health Insurance Protections, ACA Rules

STATEMENT OF AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE ORDER TO OVERRIDE STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROTECTIONS, AFFORDABLE CARE ACT RULES WASHINGTON -- Following is...

WSPA endorses Rosie Phillips Bingham, Ph.D. for APA President-elect.

For those of you who are members of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Board of Trustees of Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA) encourages...

APA Offers Resources for Coping With Mass Shootings, Understanding Gun Violence

APA resources include advice on how to talk to kids, call for public health approach to gun problems FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 Contact: Jim...

California Psychological Association publishes aid-in-dying resource for psychologists

California’s End of Life Option Act indicates important roles for psychologists; WSPA to revise guidelines. By Hannah Calkins The Council of Representatives recently reaffirmed APA’s neutral stance on physician...

Award offers $4,000 honoring accomplishments in clinical psychology.

Please find attached the Request for Proposals for the American Psychological Foundation’s (APF) 2018 Theodore Blau Early Career Award for Outstanding Contribution to Professional...

Sens. Murray, Cantwell Announce New Investments To Help Families Access Mental...

In total, 24 community health centers in WA—from Puget Sound to the Tri-Cities to Spokane—will receive more than $4 million in federal investments: FULL...

Freeman H.S. shooting: APA resources on school shootings and bullying

Washington State Psychological Association is saddened to learn of the recent high school shooting in Freeman, Washington. From the latest news reports we have...

Call for Nominations: Committee on Professional Practice and Standards (COPPS)

APA Committee on Professional Practice and Standards (COPPS) is a continuing committee that reports to Council of Representatives through BPA.  Its mission includes (1) development, review,...

Call for Nominations: Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs   The APA's Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) is seeking nominations for two new members to begin...

Call for Comments: APA Guidelines on Behavioral Treatment of Obesity and...

Dear Colleagues:   We are pleased to announce that the draft version of APA's "Clinical Practice Guideline for the Behavioral Treatment of Obesity and Overweight in...

Call for Comments: Proposed Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Girls and...

     The Board of Professional Affairs (BPA) seeks public and member comments on the proposed Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Girls and Women. ...

Natural Disaster Relief: Psychologists Offer Help After Fires and Hurricanes

Experts available to discuss psychological effects of natural disasters. As you contemplate and discuss the devastation of the wildfires burning across Washington and much of...

CIA Psychologists Accused of Torture Settle Lawsuit

On eve of historic trial, psychologists agree to historic settlement in ACLU case on behalf of three torture victims. August 17, 2017 NEW YORK — In...

Fall Convention Update

WSPA staff is working quickly to get fall convention information out to our members. Here is what we can update you on at the...

Nominations open for 2017 Washington Psychologist Awards

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

CE Approval Committee needs additional volunteers for fall convention

The Fall convention is only a few months away and the CE Approval Committee needs additional volunteers to review convention workshop applications for approval....

APA letter to Mayor of Charlottesville, VA

APA President, Dr Tony Puente and CEO Dr Arthur Evans to pen the letter below to Charlottesville's Mayor Michael Singer. A pdf copy of...

Psychologists available to discuss Charlottesville violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 Contact: Jim Sliwa (202) 336-5707 (office) (301) 873-3128 (cell) jsliwa@apa.org Experts can offer insight into white supremacy, policing, dealing with trauma As you are...

APA offers resources for dealing with racism, aftermath of Charlottesville violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 Contact: Kim I. Mills (202) 336-6048 kmills@apa.org WASHINGTON – The American Psychological Association has many resources available for the media and the...

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A Convention Update from Executive Director Marvo Reguindin

I’m happy to report that the 2017 convention was a big success. We had a 45% increase in attendees over the 3 days from the 2015 convention, an increase of 56 attendees. And the...

WSPA’s Telemental Health Package Now Available for Washington Psychologists

  The long-awaited WSPA Telemental Health Package is now available! The complete guide to getting your practice started using telemental health programs. View and download the full package on WSPA's website now. Why should your practice...

WSPA Public Education Coordinator weighs in on Stress in America™

WSPA Public Education Coordinator and Seattle-based psychologist Nancy Goldov, PsyD, BC-DMT, was quoted in the following article regarding the American Psychological Association’s report, "Stress in America™: The State of Our Nation." Dr. Goldov's excerpt is featured...

APA Elects University of Memphis Professor Rosie Phillips Bingham as 2019 president

Phillips Bingham will serve as 2018 president elect FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 Contact: Kim I. Mills (202) 336-6048 kmills@apa.org WASHINGTON – Rosie Phillips Bingham, PhD, a professor of counseling psychology at the University of Memphis, has been elected 2018...

WSPA Fall Convention Starts This Friday

The 2017 Fall Convention is almost here. The information below will help attendees prepare for the upcoming convention days. Washington Psychologist Awards I would first like to clear up some confusion on attending the Washington Psychologist...

Dr. Russel Kolts announced as 2017 Keynote Speaker

"Compassionate Connection: Creating a Context for Healing" Russell L. Kolts, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Eastern Washington University, where he has taught for the past eighteen years and has...

APA President’s Statement on Health Insurance Protections, ACA Rules

STATEMENT OF AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE ORDER TO OVERRIDE STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROTECTIONS, AFFORDABLE CARE ACT RULES WASHINGTON -- Following is the statement of Antonio E. Puente, PhD, president of the...

WSPA endorses Rosie Phillips Bingham, Ph.D. for APA President-elect.

For those of you who are members of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Board of Trustees of Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA) encourages you to vote in the election for President-elect of APA. ...

APA Offers Resources for Coping With Mass Shootings, Understanding Gun Violence

APA resources include advice on how to talk to kids, call for public health approach to gun problems FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 Contact: Jim Sliwa (202) 336-5707 (office) (301) 873-3129 (cell) jsliwa@apa.org WASHINGTON -- Constant news reports about...

California Psychological Association publishes aid-in-dying resource for psychologists

California’s End of Life Option Act indicates important roles for psychologists; WSPA to revise guidelines. By Hannah Calkins The Council of Representatives recently reaffirmed APA’s neutral stance on physician aid-in-dying. But in states where the practice is legal, psychologists...

Award offers $4,000 honoring accomplishments in clinical psychology.

Please find attached the Request for Proposals for the American Psychological Foundation’s (APF) 2018 Theodore Blau Early Career Award for Outstanding Contribution to Professional Clinical Psychology. Download the Blau Award RFP 2018 Here Theodore Blau Early...

Sens. Murray, Cantwell Announce New Investments To Help Families Access Mental Health Services and...

In total, 24 community health centers in WA—from Puget Sound to the Tri-Cities to Spokane—will receive more than $4 million in federal investments: FULL LIST BELOW Sens. Murray and Cantwell advocated for the investments to...

Freeman H.S. shooting: APA resources on school shootings and bullying

Washington State Psychological Association is saddened to learn of the recent high school shooting in Freeman, Washington. From the latest news reports we have learned the shooting was a result of bullying in school....

Call for Nominations: Committee on Professional Practice and Standards (COPPS)

APA Committee on Professional Practice and Standards (COPPS) is a continuing committee that reports to Council of Representatives through BPA.  Its mission includes (1) development, review, and evaluation of professional practice guidelines for providers of psychological services;...

Call for Nominations: Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs   The APA's Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) is seeking nominations for two new members to begin three-year terms of service on January 1, 2018. The committee...

Call for Comments: APA Guidelines on Behavioral Treatment of Obesity and Overweight in Children...

Dear Colleagues:   We are pleased to announce that the draft version of APA's "Clinical Practice Guideline for the Behavioral Treatment of Obesity and Overweight in Children and Adolescents" has been posted and is open for...

Call for Comments: Proposed Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Girls and Women

     The Board of Professional Affairs (BPA) seeks public and member comments on the proposed Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Girls and Women.  The purpose of these Guidelines is to (1) assist in...

Natural Disaster Relief: Psychologists Offer Help After Fires and Hurricanes

Experts available to discuss psychological effects of natural disasters. As you contemplate and discuss the devastation of the wildfires burning across Washington and much of the West, plus the destruction of two hurricanes across the...

CIA Psychologists Accused of Torture Settle Lawsuit

On eve of historic trial, psychologists agree to historic settlement in ACLU case on behalf of three torture victims. August 17, 2017 NEW YORK — In a first for a case involving CIA torture, the American...

Fall Convention Update

WSPA staff is working quickly to get fall convention information out to our members. Here is what we can update you on at the moment. Our keynote speaker is Jane Beyer, senior health policy...

Nominations open for 2017 Washington Psychologist Awards

Each year 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...

CE Approval Committee needs additional volunteers for fall convention

The Fall convention is only a few months away and the CE Approval Committee needs additional volunteers to review convention workshop applications for approval. The committee ensures that WSPA provides scientifically sound and educational...

APA letter to Mayor of Charlottesville, VA

APA President, Dr Tony Puente and CEO Dr Arthur Evans to pen the letter below to Charlottesville's Mayor Michael Singer. A pdf copy of the official can be read here. August 14, 2017 Mayor Michael...

Psychologists available to discuss Charlottesville violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 Contact: Jim Sliwa (202) 336-5707 (office) (301) 873-3128 (cell) jsliwa@apa.org Experts can offer insight into white supremacy, policing, dealing with trauma As you are reporting on various aspects of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia,...

APA offers resources for dealing with racism, aftermath of Charlottesville violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 Contact: Kim I. Mills (202) 336-6048 kmills@apa.org WASHINGTON – The American Psychological Association has many resources available for the media and the public in covering and dealing with the aftermath of the...