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2017 NAMI Walk: Psychologists Walking for NAMI

By Jennifer Rough Ph.D., WSP Foundation President The 2017 NAMI Walk is 3 Weeks Away! Sign Up or donate today! We are less than 25% towards...

How to improve your relationship with your mom

Not all parent-child relationships are like the commercials. Here are 7 ways to build a better relationship with your mom. Written By Christine Clarridge, Seattle...

2017 Fall Convention set for November 3rd – 5th in Bellevue

Please pencil into your calendars November 3rd - 5th for WSPA's 2017 Fall Convention. Last fall we had announced the convention would be held...

WSPA Statement on Sexual Orientation Conversion Efforts Therapy

The following Statement on Conversion Therapy has recently been posted on the WSPA Website. It is the policy of both Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA) and American...

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to ‘gay conversion’ therapy ban

This story originally appeared on Reuters. Written by Andrew Chung; edited by Will Dunham The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact California's ban on "gay...

DPA Report: 2017 Practice Leadership Conference

Lucy Homans, Ed.D., Director of Professional Affairs I like to read magazines in the checkout line at markets. This one piece of information tells you...

Federal Advocacy News: Spring 2017

By: Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D. As your Federal Advocacy Coordinator, I am privileged to be a part of the team representing you at the American Psychological Association...

The 2017 Legislative Session and Tricare Humana Contract

Director of Professional Affairs Report 2 The 2017 Legislative Session & Tricare Humana contract Lucy Homans, Ed.D. The 2017 Legislative session will end (we hope) on April 23rd...

What is the effect of AHCA’s failing to repeal and replace...

PEC Report William Thorbecke Ph.D. and Nancy Goldov Psy.D., PEC Co-Chairs The American Psychological Association has been conducting annual nationwide surveys that examine the nature and...

APA Council Meeting Summary: February, 2017

APA Council Meeting Summary February, 2017   Marta Miranda, Psy.D. WSPA Council Representative On February 24 and 25, I attended the APA Council of Representatives meeting in Washington, D.C....

Treasurer Hunt: Board of Trustees Seeking Financial Experience and Additional Board...

  This year, we will take a more pro-active approach and reach out to our membership all year seeking members who would like to take...

Spring 2017 Foundation Update

By Jennifer Rough Ph.D., WSP Foundation President Our 2016-2017 campaign benefits mental health for refugee and asylum seeker settling in Washington State. For the past...

Chapter 1 Update

It's been a busy start to 2017 in Spokane. On January 21st, several of our chapter members staffed a WSPA table at the Women's March on...

Executive Director’s report on PLC

By Marvo Reguindin, Executive Director This year, the APA State Leadership Conference (SLC) was renamed Practice Leadership Conference (PLC) which came with many changes to...

Transgender Care Workshop

Transgender Care 101: Psychological, Medical, and Pharmacological Perspectives May 6, 2017 Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA Hemmingson Center. Same Day Registration opens at 8:40 Click here to download a...

Further Updates on SB 5800 / Volk

First, THANK YOU to everyone who emailed/called the Representatives in Olympia this week! Your voices were definitely heard. 🙂 I love to watch advocacy...

Mental-health therapists see uptick in patients struggling with post-election anxiety

Two WSPA members, Samantha Slaughter, Psy. D. and Marta Miranda, have been quoted in a Seattle Times article on the increase in election-related anxiety. “I’ve...

Republican Representative from WA Opposes AHCA — Vote Cancelled

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Statement on House Health Care Bill    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Jaime Herrera Beutler released the following statement regarding The American Health Care...

NAMIwalks Kickoff Lunch

Join WSPA for the NAMIWalks Kick-off Lunch! Date: Saturday, April 22 Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Location: Navos, Revelle Hall 1210 SW 136th Street, Burien, WA 98166 Please RSVP...

Seattle Spring Workshops

SAVE THE DATES! WSPA Spring CE Workshops in Seattle Registration is now open for our Spokane Workshops on April 29 and May 12. April 29, 2017 Bastyr University, Kenmore,...

Spokane Spring Workshops

WSPA Spring CE Workshops April 1st CE schedule and venue location has been updated as of 3/29/17 Click here to download a PDF of detailed Spring Workshop Series...

APA Voices Concerns With American Health Care Act

Calls on Congress to maintain mental health and substance use coverage WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association voiced serious concern regarding the bill to repeal...

Dr. Claudia Antuña to present at American Psychology-Law Society Pre-Conference workshop

Claudia Antuña, PsyD, is WSPA's Diversity Delegate to APA and the Owner/Director of Sammamish Consulting and Counseling Services in Bellevue, WA. Based on her work...

The American Health Care Act: the Republicans’ bill to replace Obamacare,...

This article was recommended to WSPA by Colin Goldfinch, Senior Health Policy Advisor to Senator Murray and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor &...

Update to Volk v. DeMeerleer: Amendment SB5800

Today, SB 5800 - Duty to Warn/Support Access to Mental Health, had a 3rd Reading & Final Passage by the Senate. Yeas: 33 Nays: 16...

WSPA Articles

2017 NAMI Walk: Psychologists Walking for NAMI

By Jennifer Rough Ph.D., WSP Foundation President The 2017 NAMI Walk is 3 Weeks Away! Sign Up or donate today! We are less than 25% towards our goal, please donate today. W SPA has proudly sponsored the...

How to improve your relationship with your mom

Not all parent-child relationships are like the commercials. Here are 7 ways to build a better relationship with your mom. Written By Christine Clarridge, Seattle Times staff reporter, with contributions from WSPA member, Samara Serotkin, Psy.D....

2017 Fall Convention set for November 3rd – 5th in Bellevue

Please pencil into your calendars November 3rd - 5th for WSPA's 2017 Fall Convention. Last fall we had announced the convention would be held in Lake Chelan, but after reviewing logistics we have decided...

WSPA Statement on Sexual Orientation Conversion Efforts Therapy

The following Statement on Conversion Therapy has recently been posted on the WSPA Website. It is the policy of both Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA) and American Psychological Association (APA) that “...same-sex sexual and romantic attractions, feelings, and behaviors...

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to ‘gay conversion’ therapy ban

This story originally appeared on Reuters. Written by Andrew Chung; edited by Will Dunham The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact California's ban on "gay conversion" therapy aimed at turning youths under age 18 away...

DPA Report: 2017 Practice Leadership Conference

Lucy Homans, Ed.D., Director of Professional Affairs I like to read magazines in the checkout line at markets. This one piece of information tells you something about my age, what I like to read, and...

Federal Advocacy News: Spring 2017

By: Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D. 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 Conference (PLC; formerly known as...

The 2017 Legislative Session and Tricare Humana Contract

Director of Professional Affairs Report 2 The 2017 Legislative Session & Tricare Humana contract Lucy Homans, Ed.D. The 2017 Legislative session will end (we hope) on April 23rd and the “opposite House” cutoff date is Wednesday, April 12th,...

What is the effect of AHCA’s failing to repeal and replace the Affordable Care...

PEC Report William Thorbecke Ph.D. and Nancy Goldov Psy.D., PEC Co-Chairs The American Psychological Association has been conducting annual nationwide surveys that examine the nature and impact of stress across the country for the last decade....

APA Council Meeting Summary: February, 2017

APA Council Meeting Summary February, 2017   Marta Miranda, Psy.D. WSPA Council Representative On February 24 and 25, I attended the APA Council of Representatives meeting in Washington, D.C. This is one of two annual face-to-face meetings at which...

Treasurer Hunt: Board of Trustees Seeking Financial Experience and Additional Board Members

  This year, we will take a more pro-active approach and reach out to our membership all year seeking members who would like to take a leadership role with WSPA. A key position the Board of Trustees...

Spring 2017 Foundation Update

By Jennifer Rough Ph.D., WSP Foundation President Our 2016-2017 campaign benefits mental health for refugee and asylum seeker settling in Washington State. For the past six months, we have partnered with the International Counseling and...

Chapter 1 Update

It's been a busy start to 2017 in Spokane. On January 21st, several of our chapter members staffed a WSPA table at the Women's March on Spokane. They made connections with other psychologists in the community and...

Executive Director’s report on PLC

By Marvo Reguindin, Executive Director This year, the APA State Leadership Conference (SLC) was renamed Practice Leadership Conference (PLC) which came with many changes to schedules and programming. One change is that Executive Director meetings...

Transgender Care Workshop

Transgender Care 101: Psychological, Medical, and Pharmacological Perspectives May 6, 2017 Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA Hemmingson Center. Same Day Registration opens at 8:40 Click here to download a PDF of detailed Spring Workshop Series information Download Gonzaga Campus Map ...

Further Updates on SB 5800 / Volk

First, THANK YOU to everyone who emailed/called the Representatives in Olympia this week! Your voices were definitely heard. 🙂 I love to watch advocacy in action! Hello Washington Psychologists! From all I am reading, the...

Mental-health therapists see uptick in patients struggling with post-election anxiety

Two WSPA members, Samantha Slaughter, Psy. D. and Marta Miranda, have been quoted in a Seattle Times article on the increase in election-related anxiety. “I’ve seen lots of shock, fear and grieving,” said Seattle psychologist...

Republican Representative from WA Opposes AHCA — Vote Cancelled

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Statement on House Health Care Bill    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Jaime Herrera Beutler released the following statement regarding The American Health Care Act: “I remain steadfast in my commitment to repeal and replace...

NAMIwalks Kickoff Lunch

Join WSPA for the NAMIWalks Kick-off Lunch! Date: Saturday, April 22 Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Location: Navos, Revelle Hall 1210 SW 136th Street, Burien, WA 98166 Please RSVP by April 14 by clicking here.     At the NAMIWalks Kick-off Lunch: Register and...

Seattle Spring Workshops

SAVE THE DATES! WSPA Spring CE Workshops in Seattle Registration is now open for our Spokane Workshops on April 29 and May 12. April 29, 2017 Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA 3CE - Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment of OCD in Adults  Presenter Travis...

Spokane Spring Workshops

WSPA Spring CE Workshops April 1st CE schedule and venue location has been updated as of 3/29/17 Click here to download a PDF of detailed Spring Workshop Series information Registration is now open for our Spokane Workshops on April...

APA Voices Concerns With American Health Care Act

Calls on Congress to maintain mental health and substance use coverage WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association voiced serious concern regarding the bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, arguing that it would...

Dr. Claudia Antuña to present at American Psychology-Law Society Pre-Conference workshop

Claudia Antuña, PsyD, is WSPA's Diversity Delegate to APA and the Owner/Director of Sammamish Consulting and Counseling Services in Bellevue, WA. Based on her work with immigrant and migrant communities, she will be one of...

The American Health Care Act: the Republicans’ bill to replace Obamacare, explained

This article was recommended to WSPA by Colin Goldfinch, Senior Health Policy Advisor to Senator Murray and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, and was developed by the staff at Vox.com House Republicans...

Update to Volk v. DeMeerleer: Amendment SB5800

Today, SB 5800 - Duty to Warn/Support Access to Mental Health, had a 3rd Reading & Final Passage by the Senate. Yeas: 33 Nays: 16 Absent: 0 Excused: 0 Voting Yea: Senators Angel, Bailey, Baumgartner, Becker,...