2017 A Busy Year for WSPA Public Education Co-coordinators

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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 recently shared their 2017 accomplishments which they say was their most active year yet! Thanks to all our members for your continued support.

Washington State 2017 PEC Activities

Events

On January 24th, PEC Coordinator Nancy Goldov, Psy.D., provided a talk to the Rotary Club on the change and process of keeping New Year’s resolutions.

Media

PEC Coordinator, Nancy Goldov, Psy.D., helped arrange for Samantha Serotkin, Psy.D. to be interviewed with The Seattle Times reporter Christine Clarridge on “How to improve your relationship with your mom”.

PEC Coordinator, Nancy Goldov, Psy.D., arranged for Dr. Joseph S. Weiss; Dr. Samara Serotkin, a mindfulness-based psychologist; Dr. Ana María Sierra, a clinical psychologist and therapeutic yoga educator to be interviewed with The Seattle Times reporter Christine Clarridge on psychologists and dogs https://www.seattletimes.com/life/not-wild-about-dogs-how-to-cope-in-mutt-mad-seattle/

PEC Coordinator, Nancy Goldov, Psy.D., interviewed with The Seattle Times on keeping New Years resolution, How to keep new year’s resolutions using the five states of change from the transtheoretical model of change by Prochaska https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/one-tool-to-use-the-five-stages-of-permanent-change/

PEC Coordinator, Nancy Goldov, Ph.D., arranged for Dr. Samantha Slaughter and Dr. Marta Miranda to be interviewed with The Seattle Times reporter Christine Clarridge on post election stress https://www.seattletimes.com/life/wellness/mental-health-therapists-see-uptick-in-patients-struggling-with-postelection-anxiety/

Dr. Slaughter did a follow up interview on post election stress with KVI radio.

PEC co-coordinators William Thorbecke, Ph.D. and Nancy Goldov, Psy.D., published a piece on healthcare for Washington State Psychological Association http://wapsych-news.org/1628-2/. Nancy Goldov also did a piece on the 2017 Stress in America Survey http://wapsych-news.org/wspa-public-education-coordinator-weighs-in-on-stress-in-america/.

PEC coordinator William Thorbecke, Ph.D. reached out to regional and daily newspapers to distribute stories on retirement.

PEC coordinator Nancy Goldov, Psy.D. interviewed with the Practice Communications staff on the 2017 Stress in America survey for PracticeUpdate http://www.apapracticecentral.org/update/2017/11-09/high-stress.aspx

PEC Coordinator, Nancy Goldov, Psy.D., interviewed with The Seattle Times reporter Christine Clarridge on “13 tips for avoiding Thanksgiving stress” https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/13-tips-for-avoiding-thanksgiving-stress/