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APA: Provider Well-being In a Pandemic 

Posted: April 29, 2020

Committing to self-care and well-being will bolster your ability address the challenges and related uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Take quick inventory of personal, professional, and community considerations using the tips below to promote health and wellness. 

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ASPPB Announces New Guidelines for Closing A Practice

Posted: April 27, 2020


The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) has released new Guidelines for Closing a Psychology Practice, which were developed with an eye toward assisting both regulators and practitioners alike. These guidelines address the steps necessary to ethically prepare for and close a psychology practice whether by choice, disciplinary action, or incapacitation. In addition to providing guidance, this document also offers samples of professional wills, notices to clients, and a checklist to prepare for the eventual closing of one’s practice. The guidelines can be accessed here.

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APA in the News with COVID-19

Posted: April 9, 2020

APA staff, experts, members and articles featured in outside news and information sources

Media outets — newspapers, magazines, TV and radio broadcasts, websites and podcasts — turn to APA for authoritative information on psychological science. That phenomenon accelerated with the arrival of the COVID-19 virus in the United States. Drawing from the growing number of APA citations (numbering more than 1,900 since the crisis began, and increasing daily), we will offer highlights of that coverage regularly on this page.


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Members: 2020 Week 14 'Under The Dome' 

Posted: April 15, 2020

 Legislative Update 2020
Under The Dome, Week 14 Highlights of the Week

Jeannie Vanderburg



View this week's Under the Dome legislative update from CPA's lobbying, Capstone Group. To access your State Bill Tracking Report or to view the bills CPA is tracking and taking positions on, click here: 



APA Calls for Destigmatizing Coronavirus

Posted: April 14, 2020

Association president warns against spreading xenophobia along with virus

WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association joins with prominent health groups such as the World Health Organization in condemning the use of language linking the coronavirus with China or a specific region within China (e.g., “Chinese virus,” “Wuhan virus”). Such language tends to promote bias and xenophobia, which can have damaging health effects on Asian Americans and other minorities. 

“Decades of research show discrimination is associated with poorer health and mental health among LGBTQ, Asian American, African American, American Indian, Native Alaskan, Muslim American and Latinx populations,” said APA President Sandra L. Shullman, PhD. “Stigmatized groups are particularly vulnerable during epidemics and pandemics — and it can put them and others at increased risk. That’s because stigma can lead people to hide symptoms of illness and refrain from seeking medical care to avoid discrimination.”

She noted an increasing number of news reports document instances of stereotyping, harassment and bullying directed at people perceived to be of Asian descent following the spread of the new coronavirus. 

“Members of stigmatized groups may not seek health care when they need it and may further isolate themselves, which comes with its own health risks,” she said.  “In addition, stigmatized groups are more likely to be un- or underinsured, to have difficulty accessing culturally appropriate care, and to face bias in health-care systems, all of which ultimately compound the difficulty of containing the spread of viruses.”

APA has developed a fact sheet (PDF, 58KB) with guidance for policymakers, leaders, the media and the public on how to talk about the coronavirus in a manner that does not stigmatize any group.

“We all share responsibility for good public health practice,” Shullman said. “Just as we know to wash our hands and maintain appropriate social distance, we should practice good behaviors when it comes to embracing and valuing diverse peoples and communities.”

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