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Psychologists on the Orlando Shooting

Psychologists on the Orlando Shooting In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, the Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA) has put together several related resources offered by the  American Psychological Association (APA). Please feel free to circulate widely. ArPA can be reached for any additional information or resources needed. The following articles are found…

The Beat Goes On

Pat DeLeon (former APA President) Column, May 2016 Slow But Steady Progress At The State Level The 1992 APA Task Force Report for the Council of Representatives, chaired by Michael Smyer, concluded that: “Practitioners with combined training in psychopharmacology and psychosocial treatments can reasonably be viewed as a new form of health care professional, expected to…

This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land

Pat DeLeon (former APA President) Column, March 2016 As the Administration and the private sector steadily implement provisions of President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), its population-oriented public health perspective will, over time, significantly impact our nation’s health care practitioners of all disciplines. At our Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) health policy…

Impact of Discrimination Part 4: Groups with Higher Average Stress

The American Psychological Association‘s 2015 Stress in America Survey results are in, this year highlighting the impact of discrimination on various groups. This is the fourth and final part of the series: Impact of Discrimination Part 4: Groups with Higher Average Stress. Click on the links for Part 1: Experiencing Discrimination, Part 2: Stress Levels…

Expanding the Practice Spectrum – SLC 2016

“IT IS NOT THE CRITIC WHO COUNTS” This Spring’s APAPO State Leadership Conference (SLC) –Expanding the Practice Spectrum — was extraordinarily exciting, with Katherine Nordal urging those present to be actively engaged in shaping their own professional destiny. Our nation’s health care environment is undergoing unprecedented change, with increasing numbers of non-physician providers expanding their scopes…

Calling Businesses for Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards

The Arkansas Psychological Association is sponsoring the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award (PHWA) to recognize organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to programs and policies that foster employee health and well-being, as well as organizational performance. The award program is supported by the American Psychological Association. Winners will be:  Featured in the media  Honored…