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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.

28th Annual Convention

October 24, 2014: Connecticut Psychological Association Annual Convention. The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station in Haddam, CT; 8am-4pm. CE Credits available. Keynote speaker: David Tolin, PhD, ABPP,  will present Empirically supported treatments: What’s working and what’s not. This Convention will also feature forensic, pediatric, and practice issue tracks.


EDFT Scholarship Opportunities:  This year marks the 13th annual scholarship opportunity sponsored by EDTF for high school students, undergraduate and graduate psychology students of color in Connecticut. Once again, EDTF will provide scholarships for convention attendance and a year of student membership on a first come first serve basis; complete information can be found here: EDTF Scholarship 2014.

Do you have research or other work you would like to share with colleagues at the upcoming convention? Poster Proposals are still being accepted. Submit to Dr. Pamela Huebner by September 30th.


When will we face the facts about suicide in older men? “The tragic recent death of Robin Williams at age 63 has brought attention to the dramatically increasing rates of suicide among the middle aged (45-64 years age group).” Article by Amy Fiske, PhD.

Partner Violence: What Can You Do?  “More than 4 million American women a year are physically attacked by their male partners…” (APA article)

Students Under Pressure: From APA Monitor.  Read how college & university counseling centers are responding to a growing need for services on campus.

The Kids Who Beat Autism:  “In the last 18 months… two research groups have released rigorous, systematic studies, providing the best evidence yet that in fact a small but reliable subset of children really do overcome autism.” (Ruth Padawer, 7.31.14).  Read full NYTimes Magazine article here…



Announcements  “A group of mental health advocates Wednesday launched a new website aimed at providing and coordinating resources for young adults suffering from mental wellness issues.”  See full Hartford Courant article.

Continuing Education (CE’s) will be Required for Psychologists as of October 1, 2014. Psychologists will soon be required to meet yearly continuing education requirements, joining every other mental health professional in the state with this requirement, and nearly every other state in the nation. The law will go into effect on October 1, 2014. See Legislative Page for more information.

The Mind/Body Connection: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care. September 18, 2014, 4-8 PM. Integrated Care Partners is holding their First Annual Conference at Maneeley’s in South Windsor. CPA is a co-sponsor and will offer CEUs. More information here…

From the Leadership

Just For Fun:  Psychoanalyst & Photographer, Mark Gerald, PhD, posts a slide show of his project, In the Shadow of Freud’s Couch.

Psychology in the IslandsAloha. Drs. Jan Owens-Lane and Alma Elder traveled to Hawaii and interviewed 3 island psychologists. Click the link to read their four part series.


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