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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...

Call for Open Seat Nominations: APA Commission on Accreditation

Attached, please find the Commission’s call for nominations for one of its open seats -2018-2020 term; the informational document attached provides important information regarding what service...

Dominika Breedlove, Psy.D. joins WSPA Board of Trustees

Dr. Dominika Breedlove is a licensed clinical psychologist at Columbia Valley Community Health (CVCH), a Joint Commission-certified Patient Centered Medical Home serving the Chelan...

2017 Convention Speaker Announced: Ethics 6 CE

Friday and Saturday programming for our 3 day fall convention is still in the works. Workshops on transgender, marijuana, and technology are some of...

APAPO Practice Update: State Beat, Business Brief, and Legal Corner

State Beat: State leaders address letters on 90837 and advocate for testing data A legal victory for psychologists in Maine; current procedural terminology code advocacy...

NAMIWalks Reaches Goal, Donations Still Open for PW4N team

The 13th annual NAMIWalks Washington was a great success - More than 1,300 walkers and volunteers have raised more than $250,000 to date to...

APA Annual Convention: A Historical Reunion Celebrating Psychology’s Best

2017 APA ANNUAL CONVENTION August 3–6  |  Washington, DC Join the APA in Washington, DC, August 3-6, 2017 for the 125th APA Annual Convention. Past attendees will remember the...

Call for Nominations to the APA Board of Directors

The 2017 APA Board of Directors nominations are now open! Nominations are sought for two member-at-large positions and one public member (non-psychologist) position. The...

NAMI Walk Results

On June 3, 2017, WSPA and the Washington State Psychological Foundation (WSPF) teamed up for the annual NAMI fundraiser walk in Kirkland, WA. Jennifer Rough,...

Request for Information Forensic Evaluation Services

State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services Behavioral Health Administration Office of Forensic Mental Health Services Request for Information #1730-643 (Reissued) Forensic Evaluation Services June 2017 Earlier this...

Becoming a Medicaid Provider in Washington State

By Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D. This is the second article of six meant as a companion to the Practice Organization’s six-article series on Medicaid. In my...

WSPA Psychologists weigh in: Living in Seattle when you’re not a...

Dr. Nancy Goldov was contacted for input into the following article, originally appearing in the Seattle Times. She referred three WSPA psychologists, Ana María Sierra, Samara Serotkin,...

Ethical Dilemma? The WSPA Ethics Committee can help

Concerns? Questions? Consult with the WSPA Ethics Committee After several sessions with your new client, you realize that his new girlfriend is the daughter...

WSPA Articles

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...

Call for Open Seat Nominations: APA Commission on Accreditation

Attached, please find the Commission’s call for nominations for one of its open seats -2018-2020 term; the informational document attached provides important information regarding what service on the Commission involves. The Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the...

Dominika Breedlove, Psy.D. joins WSPA Board of Trustees

Dr. Dominika Breedlove is a licensed clinical psychologist at Columbia Valley Community Health (CVCH), a Joint Commission-certified Patient Centered Medical Home serving the Chelan and Douglas counties. She serves a dual role as both...

2017 Convention Speaker Announced: Ethics 6 CE

Friday and Saturday programming for our 3 day fall convention is still in the works. Workshops on transgender, marijuana, and technology are some of the topics under consideration. This year, a 6CE ethics workshop...

APAPO Practice Update: State Beat, Business Brief, and Legal Corner

State Beat: State leaders address letters on 90837 and advocate for testing data A legal victory for psychologists in Maine; current procedural terminology code advocacy in Pennsylvania; adding psychologists to gender designation form in New...

NAMIWalks Reaches Goal, Donations Still Open for PW4N team

The 13th annual NAMIWalks Washington was a great success - More than 1,300 walkers and volunteers have raised more than $250,000 to date to support the work of NAMI and people affected by mental...

APA Annual Convention: A Historical Reunion Celebrating Psychology’s Best

2017 APA ANNUAL CONVENTION August 3–6  |  Washington, DC Join the APA in Washington, DC, August 3-6, 2017 for the 125th APA Annual Convention. Past attendees will remember the wealth of knowledge that emerges from spirited collaboration among the...

Call for Nominations to the APA Board of Directors

The 2017 APA Board of Directors nominations are now open! Nominations are sought for two member-at-large positions and one public member (non-psychologist) position. The term of service for these positions is January 1, 2018-December...

NAMI Walk Results

On June 3, 2017, WSPA and the Washington State Psychological Foundation (WSPF) teamed up for the annual NAMI fundraiser walk in Kirkland, WA. Jennifer Rough, Ph.D. WSPF board president says "We are grateful to our...

Request for Information Forensic Evaluation Services

State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services Behavioral Health Administration Office of Forensic Mental Health Services Request for Information #1730-643 (Reissued) Forensic Evaluation Services June 2017 Earlier this year, the Office of Forensic Mental Health Services of the...

Becoming a Medicaid Provider in Washington State

By Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D. This is the second article of six meant as a companion to the Practice Organization’s six-article series on Medicaid. In my first article, I covered why psychologists should become Medicaid, or...

WSPA Psychologists weigh in: Living in Seattle when you’re not a dog-person

Dr. Nancy Goldov was contacted for input into the following article, originally appearing in the Seattle Times. She referred three WSPA psychologists, Ana María Sierra, Samara Serotkin, and Joseph S. Weiss, all quoted in the article. Not wild...

Ethical Dilemma? The WSPA Ethics Committee can help

Concerns? Questions? Consult with the WSPA Ethics Committee After several sessions with your new client, you realize that his new girlfriend is the daughter of your tennis partner. Will you continue to see the...