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Black History Month Celebration

Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA) Celebrates Black History Month Patricia L. Griffen, PhD, Former President of ArPA The initial national recognition of the history of black people in America was founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926 as “Negro History Week.” Carter G. Woodson was the son of a slave, born in New Canton, Virginia…

Arkansas Companies Recognized as Psychologically Healthy

TWO ARKANSAS COMPANIES RECEIVE ArPA PSYCHOLOGICALLY HEALTHY WORKPLACE AWARD The Arkansas Psychological Association’s Psychologically Health Workplace Award (PHWA) program recognizes employers for creating workplaces that foster employee health and well-being while enhancing organizational performance. Two Arkansas organizations received a Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award from the Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA). Award recipients included: Optus, Inc. (For…

Historical Contributions of Black Psychologists from Arkansas

Historical Contributions of Black Psychologists from Arkansas: Acknowledging the Road They Have Paved Where do we go from here? By Patricia L. Griffen, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist The Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA) in collaboration with the Arkansas Association of Black Psychology Professionals (AABPP) sponsored a Black History Month event on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at historic…

ArPA Psychologist, Femina Varghese Recognized in National Journal

Arkansas Psychologist, Femina Varghese Recognized in Nation Journal At the Education Leadership Conference, Arkansas and Alabama representatives, including ArPA’s Membership Committee Chair, Femina Varghese, met with Arkansas Senator John Boozman to emphasize the public health impact of graduate psychology education programs. They urged congressional support for increased funding. Dr. Varghese is an Associate Professor of…