Members: 2020 Week 7 'Under The Dome' 

Posted: February 24, 2020

 Legislative Update 2020
Under The Dome, Week 7 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: https://bit.ly/318WkBr 

 

 

American Psychological Association | Support Needed for Psychologists Who Work with Trauma Survivors

Posted: February 25, 2020

Day after day, many practicing psychologists treat people who have experienced severe trauma and loss, including survivors of abuse, victims of mass shootings and patients facing premature death.

While this work can be extremely rewarding, it can also take a toll, otherwise known as vicarious traumatization, compassion fatigue or secondary traumatic stress, says Janna Henning, PsyD, a professor of clinical psychology at Adler University in Chicago and founder of its traumatic stress psychology program. “I have come to believe there is an almost inevitable impact on therapists who regularly hear stories of human suffering,” she says.

Unfortunately, the mental health field has tended to underplay the impact this stress has on providers, adds Henning, who is also co-chair of the Education and Training Committee for APA Div. 56 (Trauma Psychology). Most training programs don’t delve into the issue, and few health-care systems attend sufficiently to provider well­being. Plus, there’s the false yet pervasive notion that good practitioners should be able to handle any traumatic material that clients may share.

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Members: Tell Us Your Professional And Personal News!

Posted: February 20, 2020

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Members: 2020 Week 6 'Under The Dome' 

Posted: February 17, 2020

 Legislative Update 2020
Under The Dome, Week 6 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: https://bit.ly/318WkBr 

 

 

APA Call for Nominations: Exploratory Committee on Applied Psychology

Posted: February 17, 2020



Deadline February 21, 2020 

Nominations are sought for the Exploratory Committee on Applied Psychology (ECAP). The ECAP will consist of at least 7 members serving for a single 3-year term. Service on the ECAP would commence no later than 10 March 2020. Nominations may originate from individuals (including self-nominations), APA boards and committees and divisions. 

Committee Mission

The ECAP is being formed to recommend pathways for how applied psychology should be represented and promoted within APA and the field of psychology including possible recommendations for an APA  committee.  The committee will serve in an advisory role for the newly created Office of Applied Psychology and they will recommend policies that will advance both applied psychology and the field of psychology as a whole, in support of APA’s strategic plan. 

View Qualifications and Nominate Here

 
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