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Board of Trustees Expansion/Redesign

By: Dominika Breedlove, Psy.D. President Dear Colleagues, It has been an honor to serve as your...

ECP Survey

By: Andrea Neal, Ph.D., WSPA Early Career Psychologist Committee Co-Chairandreanealphd@gmail.com Almost all state psychological associations are grappling with...
RxP Survey Results

WSPA Endorses RxP: Results of a Statewide Survey

By: David Shearer, Ph.D. Clinical and Prescribing Psychologist Background In the later part of 2017 I approached...
2019 Fall Convention

WSPA Fall Convention – October 11-13, 2019

Planning for the 2019 convention has started with this year’s theme, “Many Voices, One Community: Shaping the Future of Psychology Together.”  Our fall convention is...

2019 Practice Leadership Conference from Your DPA’s Perspective

By: Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D. Director of Professional Affairs DPA@WSPApsych.org I attended the Practice Leadership Conference (PLC) in the...

President Elect Update

By: Julia Mackaronis, Ph.D. President Elect I am honored to serve as WSPA’s president-elect this year, and president in...
Photo of Executive Director, Marvo Reguindin

Practice Leadership Conference 2019 – E.D. Report.

This past March, I attended two days of Executive Director meetings prior to the 3-day Practice Leadership Conference (PLC) in Washington D.C....
EC60: Ethics Committee Minute

Ethics Committee Update – All Records versus Relevant Records

When CPS is investigating an allegation of child abuse, they often send form letters to providers asking for “any information that may be in...
Dr Marta Miranda COR Grahpic

APA Adopts a Game-Changing Plan for the Future

By Marta Miranda, Psy.D., WSPA APA Council Representative On February 11-17, I attended the APA Council of Representatives meeting in...

Legislative Advocacy for Psychology – Spring 2019 Update

By: David C. Wiesner, Ph.D., WSPA Federal Advocacy Coordinatordavidwiesnerphd@gmail.com Psychology, as a profession, is involved in legislative activities which...

ECP Committee Updates

By: Andrea Neal, Ph.D., WSPA Early Career Psychologist Committee Chairandreanealphd@gmail.com The Early Career Psychologist committee continues to strive...

The Washington Death with Dignity Act: WSPA Guidelines for Psychological Evaluations

Prepared By: Judith R. Gordon, Ph.D., Renée S. Katz, Ph.D., and Alison Ward, Ph.D. In 2009, the Washington Death...

Spring Updates from Your DPA

By: Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D. Director of Professional AffairsDPA@WSPApsych.org Being the Director of Professional Affairs (DPA) is never boring, that’s...

PLC from your FAC

By: David C. Wiesner, Ph.D. WSPA Federal Advocacy Coordinatordavidwiesnerphd@gmail.com Hello Fellow WSPA Members:   In mid-March the...

Chapter 1 Update

By: Jameson C. Lontz, Ph.D. Chapter 1 Presidentdrlontz@bluemountainpsychology.com Hello WSPA Chapter 1 Members! Many good things have already happened...

A Message from The Trust CEO

There are always many exciting things going on at The Trust, and I like to keep you updated through our annual report;...

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...

WSPA Articles

Board of Trustees Expansion/Redesign

By: Dominika Breedlove, Psy.D. President Dear Colleagues, It has been an honor to serve as your Board of Trustees (BOT) President for the past five months. It...

ECP Survey

By: Andrea Neal, Ph.D., WSPA Early Career Psychologist Committee Co-Chairandreanealphd@gmail.com Almost all state psychological associations are grappling with the low number of early career psychologists in their membership....
RxP Survey Results

WSPA Endorses RxP: Results of a Statewide Survey

By: David Shearer, Ph.D. Clinical and Prescribing Psychologist Background In the later part of 2017 I approached WSPA with my interest in pursuing legislation in Washington State that...
2019 Fall Convention

WSPA Fall Convention – October 11-13, 2019

Planning for the 2019 convention has started with this year’s theme, “Many Voices, One Community: Shaping the Future of Psychology Together.”  Our fall convention is the premier CE event for clinical psychologists in Washington state and...

2019 Practice Leadership Conference from Your DPA’s Perspective

By: Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D. Director of Professional Affairs DPA@WSPApsych.org I attended the Practice Leadership Conference (PLC) in the past as your Federal Advocacy Coordinator (FAC). This year, though,...

President Elect Update

By: Julia Mackaronis, Ph.D. President Elect I am honored to serve as WSPA’s president-elect this year, and president in 2020. I will be stepping in to some large shoes,...
Photo of Executive Director, Marvo Reguindin

Practice Leadership Conference 2019 – E.D. Report.

This past March, I attended two days of Executive Director meetings prior to the 3-day Practice Leadership Conference (PLC) in Washington D.C. Of the 59 state, U.S. states/territories and Canadian provinces that...
EC60: Ethics Committee Minute

Ethics Committee Update – All Records versus Relevant Records

When CPS is investigating an allegation of child abuse, they often send form letters to providers asking for “any information that may be in your records to aid the current CPS investigation.”  The letters reference...
Dr Marta Miranda COR Grahpic

APA Adopts a Game-Changing Plan for the Future

By Marta Miranda, Psy.D., WSPA APA Council Representative On February 11-17, I attended the APA Council of Representatives meeting in Washington, D.C.  Because I am the Early Career Representative from Council...

Legislative Advocacy for Psychology – Spring 2019 Update

By: David C. Wiesner, Ph.D., WSPA Federal Advocacy Coordinatordavidwiesnerphd@gmail.com Psychology, as a profession, is involved in legislative activities which affect the practice of psychology as well as the consumers...

ECP Committee Updates

By: Andrea Neal, Ph.D., WSPA Early Career Psychologist Committee Chairandreanealphd@gmail.com The Early Career Psychologist committee continues to strive to provide support for psychologists during their initial years in...

The Washington Death with Dignity Act: WSPA Guidelines for Psychological Evaluations

Prepared By: Judith R. Gordon, Ph.D., Renée S. Katz, Ph.D., and Alison Ward, Ph.D. In 2009, the Washington Death with Dignity Act went into effect.  The State of Washington...

Spring Updates from Your DPA

By: Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D. Director of Professional AffairsDPA@WSPApsych.org Being the Director of Professional Affairs (DPA) is never boring, that’s for sure. A lot has happened since my initial email...

PLC from your FAC

By: David C. Wiesner, Ph.D. WSPA Federal Advocacy Coordinatordavidwiesnerphd@gmail.com Hello Fellow WSPA Members:   In mid-March the American Psychological Association held its Practice Leadership Conference (PLC). This annual...

Chapter 1 Update

By: Jameson C. Lontz, Ph.D. Chapter 1 Presidentdrlontz@bluemountainpsychology.com Hello WSPA Chapter 1 Members! Many good things have already happened in 2019: Laura Schmidt, MA presented An Introduction to the...

A Message from The Trust CEO

There are always many exciting things going on at The Trust, and I like to keep you updated through our annual report; Hot Topics on our website; our Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter...

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...