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...
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...

2017 President’s Report

by Sonia Venkatraman, Ph.D. Dear Colleagues, The previous two years have been a period of rebuilding for WSPA as we sought to stem losses and find...

Update from the Washington State Psychological Foundation

Current Activities Psychological Volunteers needed to help WA Asylum Seekers This year WSPF partnered with Refugees Northwest who provide mental health services to our state’s...

Board of Trustees Update

Next year four board members return in 2018 with two board members terming off. Outgoing board members are Russell Hanford, Ph.D., who served three...
Photos of Dr. Breedlove on panel.

WSPA Represented at the 2017 Fall Primary Care Conference in Seattle

In late October, Dominika Breedlove, Psy.D., a WSPA Board Trustee represented WSPA during the Seattle’s 2017 Fall Primary Care Conference organized by the Northwest...

WSPA Supporter Campaign

WSPA is the sole voice for advocacy for psychologists within the state, and this is especially important when it comes to legislation and corporate...

APA Council Representative Report

by Marta Miranda, Psy.D.  APA’s Council of Representatives met in August, 2017 in Washington, D.C. during the APA Annual Convention. Several issues were addressed, which...
photo of 2017 awards

2017 Washington Psychologist Awards

The 2017 Awards ceremony was held Friday November 3, 2017 after the first full day of convention workshops. Due to the early winter weather...

Update from Dr. Lucy Homans, Director of Professional Affairs

By Lucy A. Homans, Ed.D. I am writing this article a few days before Thanksgiving, a couple of weeks after WSPA’s Fall Convention. After a...

Introducing the Telemental Health Package

By William Thorbecke, Ph.D. In 2014, legislation to allow mental health professionals the ability to bill for telemedicine services was being introduced. Seeing this as...

Executive Director Year in Review

2017 was a busy year for myself and WSPA office staff. We started the year by tapping my marketing staff to develop a mark...

Our membership is on the rise!

After three years of declining membership, WSPA is back on track building our membership. As shown in the chart below we’ve had a 55%...
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WSPA ‘Find a Psychologist’ service needs you!

By Sierra VanderHoogt, WSPA Office Manager The WSPA office receives 3-4 phone call requests a week from the public seeking psychologist referrals.  Many of these...

2017 Convention Wrap Up!

Click here to view photos of the convention. “Can We Talk? Connection, Compassion, Communication” was the theme for the 2017 convention held at the Hilton...

Position Announcement: Chief of Professional Practice

The American Psychological Association (APA) is seeking a dynamic, visionary, and innovative psychologist for the position of Chief of Professional Practice to provide leadership...

A Convention Update from Executive Director Marvo Reguindin

Click here to view the full convention program. I’m happy to report that the 2017 convention was a big success. We had a 45% increase...

WSPA’s Telemental Health Package Now Available for Washington Psychologists

  The long-awaited WSPA Telemental Health Package is now available! The complete guide to getting your practice started using telemental health programs. View and download...

WSPA Public Education Coordinator weighs in on Stress in America™

WSPA Public Education Coordinator and Seattle-based psychologist Nancy Goldov, PsyD, BC-DMT, was quoted in the following article regarding the American Psychological Association’s report, "Stress in...

APA Elects University of Memphis Professor Rosie Phillips Bingham as 2019...

Phillips Bingham will serve as 2018 president elect FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 Contact: Kim I. Mills (202) 336-6048 kmills@apa.org WASHINGTON – Rosie Phillips Bingham, PhD, a professor of counseling...

WSPA Fall Convention Starts This Friday

The 2017 Fall Convention is almost here. The information below will help attendees prepare for the upcoming convention days. Washington Psychologist Awards I would first like...

Dr. Russel Kolts announced as 2017 Keynote Speaker

"Compassionate Connection: Creating a Context for Healing" Russell L. Kolts, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Eastern Washington University, where...

APA President’s Statement on Health Insurance Protections, ACA Rules

STATEMENT OF AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE ORDER TO OVERRIDE STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROTECTIONS, AFFORDABLE CARE ACT RULES WASHINGTON -- Following is...

WSPA Articles

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,...

2017 President’s Report

by Sonia Venkatraman, Ph.D. Dear Colleagues, The previous two years have been a period of rebuilding for WSPA as we sought to stem losses and find financially viable revenue streams.  The main goal of the 2017...

Update from the Washington State Psychological Foundation

Current Activities Psychological Volunteers needed to help WA Asylum Seekers This year WSPF partnered with Refugees Northwest who provide mental health services to our state’s asylum-seekers and refugees. We have helped recruit 40+ volunteers to...

Board of Trustees Update

Next year four board members return in 2018 with two board members terming off. Outgoing board members are Russell Hanford, Ph.D., who served three years (two years as treasurer) and Andrea Pascarelli, Psy.D. who...
Photos of Dr. Breedlove on panel.

WSPA Represented at the 2017 Fall Primary Care Conference in Seattle

In late October, Dominika Breedlove, Psy.D., a WSPA Board Trustee represented WSPA during the Seattle’s 2017 Fall Primary Care Conference organized by the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA). Dr. Breedlove was invited to...

WSPA Supporter Campaign

WSPA is the sole voice for advocacy for psychologists within the state, and this is especially important when it comes to legislation and corporate policies that affect mental health professionals. In 2018, we will...

APA Council Representative Report

by Marta Miranda, Psy.D.  APA’s Council of Representatives met in August, 2017 in Washington, D.C. during the APA Annual Convention. Several issues were addressed, which are summarized below. The “Master’s Issue” Council was asked to consider whether...
photo of 2017 awards

2017 Washington Psychologist Awards

The 2017 Awards ceremony was held Friday November 3, 2017 after the first full day of convention workshops. Due to the early winter weather that day, turnout was a bit smaller than expected but...

Update from Dr. Lucy Homans, Director of Professional Affairs

By Lucy A. Homans, Ed.D. I am writing this article a few days before Thanksgiving, a couple of weeks after WSPA’s Fall Convention. After a two-year hiatus, it was wonderful to return to that community...

Introducing the Telemental Health Package

By William Thorbecke, Ph.D. In 2014, legislation to allow mental health professionals the ability to bill for telemedicine services was being introduced. Seeing this as a way to expand ones private practice, board member Bill...

Executive Director Year in Review

2017 was a busy year for myself and WSPA office staff. We started the year by tapping my marketing staff to develop a mark for WSPA’s 70th year. The final design has an iconic...

Our membership is on the rise!

After three years of declining membership, WSPA is back on track building our membership. As shown in the chart below we’ve had a 55% increase of renewing members and a 23% increase in new...
Find A Psychologist graphic

WSPA ‘Find a Psychologist’ service needs you!

By Sierra VanderHoogt, WSPA Office Manager The WSPA office receives 3-4 phone call requests a week from the public seeking psychologist referrals.  Many of these callers note that they have tried to use our online...

2017 Convention Wrap Up!

Click here to view photos of the convention. “Can We Talk? Connection, Compassion, Communication” was the theme for the 2017 convention held at the Hilton Bellevue November 3-5, 2017. This theme was echoed by renowned...

Position Announcement: Chief of Professional Practice

The American Psychological Association (APA) is seeking a dynamic, visionary, and innovative psychologist for the position of Chief of Professional Practice to provide leadership to the field of psychology. This position reports directly to...

A Convention Update from Executive Director Marvo Reguindin

Click here to view the full convention program. I’m happy to report that the 2017 convention was a big success. We had a 45% increase in attendees over the 3 days from the 2015 convention,...

WSPA’s Telemental Health Package Now Available for Washington Psychologists

  The long-awaited WSPA Telemental Health Package is now available! The complete guide to getting your practice started using telemental health programs. View and download the full package on WSPA's website now. Why should your practice...

WSPA Public Education Coordinator weighs in on Stress in America™

WSPA Public Education Coordinator and Seattle-based psychologist Nancy Goldov, PsyD, BC-DMT, was quoted in the following article regarding the American Psychological Association’s report, "Stress in America™: The State of Our Nation." Dr. Goldov's excerpt is featured...

APA Elects University of Memphis Professor Rosie Phillips Bingham as 2019 president

Phillips Bingham will serve as 2018 president elect FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 Contact: Kim I. Mills (202) 336-6048 kmills@apa.org WASHINGTON – Rosie Phillips Bingham, PhD, a professor of counseling psychology at the University of Memphis, has been elected 2018...

WSPA Fall Convention Starts This Friday

The 2017 Fall Convention is almost here. The information below will help attendees prepare for the upcoming convention days. Washington Psychologist Awards I would first like to clear up some confusion on attending the Washington Psychologist...

Dr. Russel Kolts announced as 2017 Keynote Speaker

"Compassionate Connection: Creating a Context for Healing" Russell L. Kolts, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Eastern Washington University, where he has taught for the past eighteen years and has...

APA President’s Statement on Health Insurance Protections, ACA Rules

STATEMENT OF AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE ORDER TO OVERRIDE STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROTECTIONS, AFFORDABLE CARE ACT RULES WASHINGTON -- Following is the statement of Antonio E. Puente, PhD, president of the...