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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...

Gov. Inslee announces move of Civil Commitments Out of State Hospitals

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today he will pursue a five-year plan to modernize and transform the state's mental health system. At a meeting with...

Are we on duty 24/7 as mandated child abuse reporters?

By Stephen Feldman, J.D. Ph.D. Legal Consult   AT LAST, AN ANSWER…. ….to the question: what happens when an old friend rushes up to you, and blurts out...
Save the Date Fall Convention Nov 2-4, 2018

Fall Convention – SAVE THE DATE! November 2-4, 2018

The fall convention dates have been set for November 2-4, 2018 and a location in the Seattle area will be firmed up in the...
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Ethics Committee: HIPAA Violations

By: Laura Asbell, Ph.D. One of our member benefits is access to the Ethics Committee. They are a resource to help members think through ethical...
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United Psychologists PAC (UPPAC) Update

By: Lucy Homans, Ed.D. Director of Professional Affiars For those un familiar with United Psychologists PAC (UPPAC) it is the WSPA political action committee. Washington State, indeed...
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2018 Seattle Spring Workshops a Success!

Two popular CE Workshops from the Fall Convention were re-presented on April 21, 2018 at Bastyr University. One of the workshops will be also...

NAMI Walk – Join Team WSPA!

NAMI Washington, the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Washington State, will be holding their Annual NAMIWalks on June 2, 2018. Please join Team...

2018 Legislative Session Wrap-Up & Other News

By Lucy A. Homans, Ed.D. Director of Professional Affairs I am writing this article during the first week of April – not on April Fool’s Day...

WSPA Council Representative Report – Marta Miranda

2018 Winter Meeting By Marta Miranda, Psy.D. APA’s Council of Representatives met on March 9-10, 2018 in Washington, D.C.  The agenda was packed with major policy...

Spring 2018 Foundation Update

As the charitable nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) affiliated with WSPA, we devote our time to highlight and support the mental health needs of our Washington...
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WSPA Support of National Marches

By Shelley Mackaman, Ph.D. Board of Trustees On March 24, 2018 WSPA psychologists participated in marches and rallies throughout Washington and the entire country in support...

Early Career Psychologist Committee Update

By: Andrea Neal, Ph.D. The WSPA Early Career Psychologist committee is working to develop regular networking events and continuing education that is specifically designed to...
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Membership Update

By: Marvo Reguindin Executive Director Last June we introduced a new benefits-based membership model which we are finding to be more appealing than the old membership...
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Seattle Area Spring Workshop April 21, 2018

We are making two popular workshops from our 2017 Fall convention available as Spring Workshops at Bastyr University on April 21, 2018. The Duty to...

APA Feature: The threat of nuclear war

Psychologists say more of their patients fear a catastrophic conflict between the United States and North Korea WSPA member Laura Brown, Ph.D., was quoted in...
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Time for a web address change

One question we hear often is asking if our URL or Web address could be changed to include WSPA in the name. The current...
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ACCA Self-care and Resilience Survey

American Psychological Association’s Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance (ACCA) is requesting your participation in an important survey focused on your experiences with self-care and...
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Review High Quality CE Workshops and Save on Your WSPA Membership...

The WSPA CE Committee is currently recruiting new members to assist with reviewing CE workshop proposals. Serving on the CE Committee is a low time-commitment...
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Request for Information from the DSHS Office of Forensic Mental Health...

State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services Behavioral Health Administration Office of Forensic Mental Health Services Request for Information #1830-683 (Reissued) Forensic Evaluation Services Click here to download...
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Bree Blog: Meeting the Needs of Transgender Patients

Bree Blog: Meeting the Needs of Transgender Patients By Emily Wittenhagen, Program Assistant, Bree Collaborative This post continues our series on LGBTQ+ populations and the health concerns and...

2017 A Busy Year for WSPA Public Education Co-coordinators

Nancy Goldov, Psy.D. and Bill Thorbecke, Ph.D. serve as WSPA's Public Education Co-coordinators. Their job is to the primary education contact with the media...

New APA Membership Model Proposed in March

The following information has been sent from APA regarding the a new membership model that will be proposed at the March Council meeting. The APA...

WSPA Welcomes the 2018 Board of Trustees

Welcome to 2018, WSPA members!  The WSPA office would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the new 2018 board members. Shelley...
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SB 5722 Restricting the practice of conversion therapy passes the Senate

In February 2013, Washington Rep. Marko Liias, D-Edmonds introduced a bill to create a panel of 15 members to study the effects of conversion...

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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...

Gov. Inslee announces move of Civil Commitments Out of State Hospitals

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today he will pursue a five-year plan to modernize and transform the state's mental health system. At a meeting with hospital leadership, Inslee said he will be working with legislators...

Are we on duty 24/7 as mandated child abuse reporters?

By Stephen Feldman, J.D. Ph.D. Legal Consult   AT LAST, AN ANSWER…. ….to the question: what happens when an old friend rushes up to you, and blurts out an admission that he has sexually abused the little girl...
Save the Date Fall Convention Nov 2-4, 2018

Fall Convention – SAVE THE DATE! November 2-4, 2018

The fall convention dates have been set for November 2-4, 2018 and a location in the Seattle area will be firmed up in the next few weeks. Attendees will be able to earn up...
Image depicting judge's gavel and the words HIPAA Violations.

Ethics Committee: HIPAA Violations

By: Laura Asbell, Ph.D. One of our member benefits is access to the Ethics Committee. They are a resource to help members think through ethical issues and to be a resource for thoughtful decision making. The...
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United Psychologists PAC (UPPAC) Update

By: Lucy Homans, Ed.D. Director of Professional Affiars For those un familiar with United Psychologists PAC (UPPAC) it is the WSPA political action committee. Washington State, indeed the entire nation, is gearing up now in anticipation of...
Photo of "Duty to Protect" workshop

2018 Seattle Spring Workshops a Success!

Two popular CE Workshops from the Fall Convention were re-presented on April 21, 2018 at Bastyr University. One of the workshops will be also be repeated in Spokane on June 16, 2018 at Gonzaga...

NAMI Walk – Join Team WSPA!

NAMI Washington, the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Washington State, will be holding their Annual NAMIWalks on June 2, 2018. Please join Team WSPA and hundreds of other dedicated individuals who want to...

2018 Legislative Session Wrap-Up & Other News

By Lucy A. Homans, Ed.D. Director of Professional Affairs I am writing this article during the first week of April – not on April Fool’s Day - otherwise who would believe me when I tell you...

WSPA Council Representative Report – Marta Miranda

2018 Winter Meeting By Marta Miranda, Psy.D. APA’s Council of Representatives met on March 9-10, 2018 in Washington, D.C.  The agenda was packed with major policy items, and members vigorously debated important topics facing our field. ...

Spring 2018 Foundation Update

As the charitable nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) affiliated with WSPA, we devote our time to highlight and support the mental health needs of our Washington communities. For the past year, WSPF has been focusing our efforts...
Photo of March for our Lives, Seattle, March 24, 2018

WSPA Support of National Marches

By Shelley Mackaman, Ph.D. Board of Trustees On March 24, 2018 WSPA psychologists participated in marches and rallies throughout Washington and the entire country in support of the March for Our Lives movement begun by the...

Early Career Psychologist Committee Update

By: Andrea Neal, Ph.D. The WSPA Early Career Psychologist committee is working to develop regular networking events and continuing education that is specifically designed to support early career psychologists.  A group of early career psychologists...
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Membership Update

By: Marvo Reguindin Executive Director Last June we introduced a new benefits-based membership model which we are finding to be more appealing than the old membership model. The old model that most state psychological associations use...
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Seattle Area Spring Workshop April 21, 2018

We are making two popular workshops from our 2017 Fall convention available as Spring Workshops at Bastyr University on April 21, 2018. The Duty to Protect: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Considerations. This workshop was presented...

APA Feature: The threat of nuclear war

Psychologists say more of their patients fear a catastrophic conflict between the United States and North Korea WSPA member Laura Brown, Ph.D., was quoted in the following article from the APA Monitor, written by Jeremy...
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Time for a web address change

One question we hear often is asking if our URL or Web address could be changed to include WSPA in the name. The current web address is wapsych.org but few people seem to remember...
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ACCA Self-care and Resilience Survey

American Psychological Association’s Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance (ACCA) is requesting your participation in an important survey focused on your experiences with self-care and resilience. Participants in this study will be asked to reflect on...
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Review High Quality CE Workshops and Save on Your WSPA Membership Fees

The WSPA CE Committee is currently recruiting new members to assist with reviewing CE workshop proposals. Serving on the CE Committee is a low time-commitment way to contribute to the WSPA community and be involved...
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Request for Information from the DSHS Office of Forensic Mental Health Services

State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services Behavioral Health Administration Office of Forensic Mental Health Services Request for Information #1830-683 (Reissued) Forensic Evaluation Services Click here to download the full RFI in .PDF form February 2018 In 2017, the Office...
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Bree Blog: Meeting the Needs of Transgender Patients

Bree Blog: Meeting the Needs of Transgender Patients By Emily Wittenhagen, Program Assistant, Bree Collaborative This post continues our series on LGBTQ+ populations and the health concerns and disparities that affect these communities, in alignment with one of...

2017 A Busy Year for WSPA Public Education Co-coordinators

Nancy Goldov, Psy.D. and Bill Thorbecke, Ph.D. serve as WSPA's Public Education Co-coordinators. Their job is to the primary education contact with the media as well as the WSPA liaison with APA. Dr. Goldov...

New APA Membership Model Proposed in March

The following information has been sent from APA regarding the a new membership model that will be proposed at the March Council meeting. The APA needs your feedback on an initiative that would modernize its advocacy...

WSPA Welcomes the 2018 Board of Trustees

Welcome to 2018, WSPA members!  The WSPA office would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the new 2018 board members. Shelley Mackaman, Ph.D., Casey Ward, Psy.D., and Debbie Shapiro, Psy.D., who...
Gay, transgender, and lesbian symbols surround a symbol of justice.

SB 5722 Restricting the practice of conversion therapy passes the Senate

In February 2013, Washington Rep. Marko Liias, D-Edmonds introduced a bill to create a panel of 15 members to study the effects of conversion therapy on children 18 and younger. WSPA member Douglas Haldeman,...