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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 Walks for NAMI This Weekend

Join us for the NAMI Walk THIS WEEKEND WSPA has proudly sponsored the NAMI walk since 2012. We are continuing this tradition again this year, and...

New Membership Structure

Last fall we reported that the board was considering a new benefits-based membership structure which was approved by the board this spring. The new...

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...

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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...

WSPA Walks for NAMI This Weekend

Join us for the NAMI Walk THIS WEEKEND WSPA has proudly sponsored the NAMI walk since 2012. We are continuing this tradition again this year, and hoping to increase our regional impact to $3,000. Currently, we...

New Membership Structure

Last fall we reported that the board was considering a new benefits-based membership structure which was approved by the board this spring. The new membership structure will be rolled out this summer prior to...

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...