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Welcome! The Connecticut Psychological Association, as the voice of psychology in our state, welcomes members, students, consumers, and visitors to our Association and its website. CPA’s mission is to further the development and usefulness of psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare.

Founded in 1963 as a successor to the worthy traditions of the Connecticut Valley Association of Psychologists and the Connecticut State Psychological Society, the Connecticut Psychological Association is the Connecticut affiliate of the American Psychological Association.

Announcements

The Connecticut Psychological Foundation is seeking nominations for the Catherine Acuff Awards; self-nominations are welcome. The Catherine Acuff Awards are given to a psychologist and/or graduate student of psychology who demonstrates commitment, as did Catherine Acuff, to the application of psychological knowledge and expertise to the solution of larger societal problems. A second award is available for student research. See links above for more information. Donate to the Foundation here.

ICD-10 Workshop featuring Carol Goodheart, PhD will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014, 9AM- 12 Noon at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, CT. Register today.

CE Event on Implementing Integrated Healthcare to be held with the CT State Medical Society on May 14, 2014. See Calendar; further details tba.

Our 28th Annual Convention will be held on October 24, 2014 at The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station in Haddam, CT. Save the date and stay tuned for more information.

Headlines

New APA public education campaign demonstrates psychological science in action.
 
On March 31st, Congress passed legislation to avert the potential devastating Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) cut in Medicare provider payments. Interesting new developments resulting from this legislation include a half-percent increase in reimbursement rates for mental health providers, provisions for Medicaid and other mental health pilot programs, and a delay in the required adoption of ICD-10 until October 2015.  See our Legislative Agenda Page for more.

Teens and Stress:  The American Psychological Association’s  2013 annual Mind/Body Health survey found that teen stress rivals that of adults.  See full report.

 

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Congratulations to Framework of Stamford, CT!

Photo Credit: Larry Canner Photography. Photos Courtesy of the American Psychological Association. Used with permission.

(Left to Right) Barbara Ward-Zimmerman, Jan Owens-Lane, Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy, Kathee Rebernak, Christopher Joy, Barbara Bunk, Scott McKee, Jean Stetz-Puchalski, Laney Ducharme, Anne Klee, Traci Cipriano, Miki Lasher. Photo Credit: Larry Canner Photography. Photos Courtesy of the American Psychological Association. Used with permission.

Framework is the recipient of CPA’s 2014 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award and one of three recipients of The American Psychological Association’s 2014 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards’ (PHWA) Best Practices Honors.   More here.

From the Leadership

Five Interesting Facts about psychology that most psychologists don’t know.

Region 1 Representative, Dr. Stephanie Field, would like to hear from Region 1 members. If you did not receive an email from her and would like to, please contact our central office or Dr. Field.

The Forensic Division is actively seeking new members. If you are interested in learning more, joining, and receiving Forensic Division updates, please contact Dr. Stephanie Leite, board member of the Forensic Division.  

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