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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.

COMPLETE CONVENTION DETAILS are now available.  REGISTER HERE.

EDFT Scholarship Opportunities: Information can be found here: EDTF Scholarship 2014.

 

Headlines

Marijuana: The brain changer. Psychologist Krista Lisdahl studies the neurocognitive consequences of chronic drug use on the brains of teenagers and young adults.

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.

Why Doctors Need Stories: Peter Kramer makes the case for case vignettes.

Announcements

Practitioners should continue using ICD-9-CM codes for billing purposes:  The ICD-9-CM is the only HIPAA-compliant coding system for billing purposes until Oct. 1, 2015.  See APA Practice update here.

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.

From the Leadership

APA’s Response to James Risen’s book, Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War. APA’s response “provides important context … and corrects many false assumptions Risen made in his writing” says Nadine Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, APA President.

Anthem & Inovalon Audit:  APAPO suggests that members hold off on responding to Inovalon audit requests until they have more information:  see Press Release.

 

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