Please note that the KPA Office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd through Tuesday, July 7th & will resume normal hours on Wednesday, July 8th. Have a great Independence Day!
Back by Popular Demand! Dr. David Rudd at Annual Convention
M. David Rudd, Ph.D. will be presenting a 6 hour workshop on Assessment and Management of Suicidal Patients at the KPA annual convention on November 6, 2015. This popular and dynamic workshop is designed to fulfill the new KRS 210.366 requirement for suicide prevention training. The workshop will cover an efficient model for risk assessment and clinical management of suicidal patients in day to day practice. M. David Rudd, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist and is currently Provost of the University of Memphis. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Princeton University, and completed postdoctoral training at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia under the direction of Aaron T. Beck.
Nominations are now open for the KPA Board of Directors!
Please click the link above to access the nomination form and the eligible member lists associated with each seat. Self nominations encouraged!
Nominations must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, July 17, 2015.
Availability to Serve on the KY Board of Examiners of Psychology: Licensed Doctoral-Level Position
KBEP Board Nominations: Doctoral Level
Nominations must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.
APA PRAISES SUPREME COURT DECISIONS AFFIRMING RIGHT TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
Says scientific research formed basis for court’s action (more)
On June 16th, KPA representatives were pleased to join Governor Beshear in his signing and enactment of SB 51, the "Duty to Warn" legislation, which allows psychologists to break confidentiality when a patient makes a violent threat or expresses homicidal intent. The previous law only made "duty to warn" legal for patients in an inpatient setting; now, patients in outpatient settings are included in the definition. Dr. Sheila Schuster reminds us to celebrate every advocacy victory. Thanks to all of you who made calls and visits on behalf of this bill, for the tireless work of Dr. Sheila Schuster, the KPA Advocacy Committee, McCarthy Strategic Solutiions, and our past and present bill sponsors: State Senator Morgan Mcgarvey, Senator Whitney H. Westerfield, and Representative Robert Benvenuti
Coping with Tragedy
KPA Psychological Services Locator
APA article, Recovering Emotionally from Disasters
Following the Annual Board Retreat over the weekend of May 29-30th, the KPA Board has recommended that a survey be developed and deployed to assess the attitudes that the KPA membership has towards prescriptive authority (RxP) for psychologists. KPA has occasionally surveyed the membership in the past regarding this issue. Given that there are three states that have passed laws granting prescriptive privileges, the KPA leadership constituted a Psychopharmacology Task Force (chaired by Steve Katsikas, Ph.D., Spalding University) to explore RxP. Member participation will be solicited via email in the next 30-45 days. Posted: 6/4/2015
Congratulations to KPA member Monnica Williams, Ph.D., for a New York Times Magazine article featuring her and her important research on Racism's Psychological Toll. Dr. Williams was also featured in "Coping While Black: A Season of Traumatic News Takes a Psychological Toll," a July 2nd story on NPR's All Things Considered.