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New Legislative Advocacy Committee (LAC) hits the ground running.

By: Shelley Mackaman, Ph.D. LAC member Advocating for psychologists and for mental/behavioral health public policy issues in our state has been...
WSPA Trustees get to the business of 2019 strategic planning

Leavenworth sets the stage for WSPA Strategic Planning

The WSPA Board of Trustees met in the beautiful town of Leavenworth, WA to elect new officers and make plans for 2019....

KING5 Interview with Doug Wear, Ph.D, on APA’s New Guidelines for...

APA’s recently released Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Boys and Men to strive to recognize while addressing those problems that disproportionately affect...

You Are Part of Federal Legislative Advocacy for Psychology

I am your new Federal Advocacy Coordinator (FAC). Being new to Washington, and being new as your FAC, I wanted to...

Your New DPA and What We Are Watching

I am so excited to be selected as the next Director of Professional Affairs (DPA) for the Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA)....

Letter from the Outgoing President, Dr. Sonia Venkatraman

Dear Colleagues, It has been my honor to serve as President of this Association the past two years.  We...

WSPA names Dr. Samantha Slaughter as new Director of Professional Affairs

Shortly after the Fall convention three candidates applied for the Director of Professional Affairs (DPA) position that opened up when Dr. Lucy...

WSPA names Dr. David Wiesner new APA Federal Advocacy Coordinator

WSPA’s Federal Advocacy Coordinator position became available when Dr. Slaughter accepted the position as WSPA’s Director of Professional Affairs.

IT’S A WONDERFUL JOB

By Lucy A. Homans, Ed.D.Director of Professional Affairs This will be my last article for the Washington...

Inslee details budget investments to guide transformation of state’s behavioral health...

Gov. Jay Inslee today formally announced a detailed plan for transforming Washington’s behavioral health system based on treatment in community-based facilities. His plan includes...
UP-PAC UPDATE

Update from UP-PAC (United Psychologists-Political Action Committee)

We are so pleased to wrap up our 2018 mid-term election season with such success from our PAC. Together, you contributed over...

FAC Report: Medicare 2019 Fee Schedule Final Rule

By Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D. – Federal Advocacy Coordinator, WA State Throughout November, you received three emails from me with information from the APA Practice Organization...
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Summary of the Meeting of the APA Council of Representatives August...

Marta Miranda, Psy.D.WSPA Council Representative APA’s Council of Representatives met in San Francisco on August 8 and 10,...

2018 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...

Fall 2018 Convention Update

The Fall 2018 Convention returned to the Hilton Hotel in Bellevue November 2-4, and from the comments received it was an overall...
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Examining Board of Psychology Open Recruitment – Applications due Nov 30,...

October 10, 2018 The Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance, is accepting applications to fill two professional member vacancies on the Examining Board of...
Promote Your Practice

WSPA Members: Promote Your Practice at the 2018 Convention

WSPA members, you have an opportunity to promote your practice at the 2018 Convention by placing a print display ad in the convention program....

2018 Convention Sponsors and Exhibitors Help Defray Costs

We are pleased to have several sponsors and exhibitors supporting the 2018 Fall Convention. When attending the convention, please take a little time to...

2018 Convention 30 Day Countdown!

The 2018 fall convention is 30 days away starting on November 2nd. Here are a few updates to know about! Convention Schedule The office has fielded...

WSPA Supports Statements on Sexual Assaults Issued by APA and Ohio...

With the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the silent and often un-reported issue of sexual assault has...

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...

WSPA Articles

New Legislative Advocacy Committee (LAC) hits the ground running.

By: Shelley Mackaman, Ph.D. LAC member Advocating for psychologists and for mental/behavioral health public policy issues in our state has been a primary mission of WSPA.  We work toward these goals in...
WSPA Trustees get to the business of 2019 strategic planning

Leavenworth sets the stage for WSPA Strategic Planning

The WSPA Board of Trustees met in the beautiful town of Leavenworth, WA to elect new officers and make plans for 2019. Leavenworth is where the new board president resides and it...

KING5 Interview with Doug Wear, Ph.D, on APA’s New Guidelines for Treating Boys and...

APA’s recently released Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Boys and Men to strive to recognize while addressing those problems that disproportionately affect boys and men while remaining sensitive to the field’s androcentric...

You Are Part of Federal Legislative Advocacy for Psychology

I am your new Federal Advocacy Coordinator (FAC). Being new to Washington, and being new as your FAC, I wanted to help you get to know me and further acquaint you...

Your New DPA and What We Are Watching

I am so excited to be selected as the next Director of Professional Affairs (DPA) for the Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA). As you all know, Lucy's shoes are quite big to...

Letter from the Outgoing President, Dr. Sonia Venkatraman

Dear Colleagues, It has been my honor to serve as President of this Association the past two years.  We have accomplished a great deal in the past two years,...

WSPA names Dr. Samantha Slaughter as new Director of Professional Affairs

Shortly after the Fall convention three candidates applied for the Director of Professional Affairs (DPA) position that opened up when Dr. Lucy Homans’ announced her retirement in October. The selection committee interviewed...

WSPA names Dr. David Wiesner new APA Federal Advocacy Coordinator

WSPA’s Federal Advocacy Coordinator position became available when Dr. Slaughter accepted the position as WSPA’s Director of Professional Affairs. David C. Wiesner, Ph.D. is a recent...

IT’S A WONDERFUL JOB

By Lucy A. Homans, Ed.D.Director of Professional Affairs This will be my last article for the Washington Psychologist. I still find it a little hard to believe...

Inslee details budget investments to guide transformation of state’s behavioral health system, begin UW...

Gov. Jay Inslee today formally announced a detailed plan for transforming Washington’s behavioral health system based on treatment in community-based facilities. His plan includes a first-of-its-kind partnership with University of Washington Medical School to...
UP-PAC UPDATE

Update from UP-PAC (United Psychologists-Political Action Committee)

We are so pleased to wrap up our 2018 mid-term election season with such success from our PAC. Together, you contributed over $8147 in support of political candidates that can help us...

FAC Report: Medicare 2019 Fee Schedule Final Rule

By Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D. – Federal Advocacy Coordinator, WA State Throughout November, you received three emails from me with information from the APA Practice Organization (APAPO) regarding the Medicare 2019 Fee Schedule Final Rule. If...
Dr Marta Miranda COR Grahpic

Summary of the Meeting of the APA Council of Representatives August 8 and 10,...

Marta Miranda, Psy.D.WSPA Council Representative APA’s Council of Representatives met in San Francisco on August 8 and 10, 2018. The agenda included several major policy initiatives and controversial...

2018 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...

Fall 2018 Convention Update

The Fall 2018 Convention returned to the Hilton Hotel in Bellevue November 2-4, and from the comments received it was an overall success. Attendees gave a thumbs up on the quality of...
WA Dept of Health logo

Examining Board of Psychology Open Recruitment – Applications due Nov 30, 2018

October 10, 2018 The Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance, is accepting applications to fill two professional member vacancies on the Examining Board of Psychology (board). We are looking for public-spirited people willing to...
Promote Your Practice

WSPA Members: Promote Your Practice at the 2018 Convention

WSPA members, you have an opportunity to promote your practice at the 2018 Convention by placing a print display ad in the convention program. We will scan your business card or build an ad...

2018 Convention Sponsors and Exhibitors Help Defray Costs

We are pleased to have several sponsors and exhibitors supporting the 2018 Fall Convention. When attending the convention, please take a little time to visit each of our convention exhibitor tables. It is important...

2018 Convention 30 Day Countdown!

The 2018 fall convention is 30 days away starting on November 2nd. Here are a few updates to know about! Convention Schedule The office has fielded several questions asking for a schedule. We have posted a...

WSPA Supports Statements on Sexual Assaults Issued by APA and Ohio Psych. Assoc

With the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the silent and often un-reported issue of sexual assault has become a hot topic. APA created a news report featuring...

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...
photo of 2017 WSPA Awards

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...