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2014 KPA Eating Disorder Conference
Friday, May 16th - Louisville, KY. Viewing Eating Disorder Treatment though Multiple Lenses: Integrative and Multidisciplinary Approaches. KPA is proud to present this multi-workshop conference featuring six skilled practitioners in the field of eating disorders.   It will address the complexity of eating disorder treatment and highlight ways in which various professions work together to tackle disordered eating patterns and body image concerns.  Presenters will consider treatment from multiple therapeutic angles and will discuss the nutrition and medical aspects of eating disorder treatment. The essentials of a collaborative care model will be highlighted throughout this workshop. This conference is designed for mental health professionals, physicians, and dietitians of all levels who are interested in expanding their knowledge of eating disorder treatment. (More)

Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards Applications now being accepted
The Kentucky Psychological Association is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications now through April 30, 2014, for the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards (PHWA). These awards are aimed to recognize KY organizations that foster employee health and well-being while enhancing organizational performance. Nominees will be evaluated on their efforts in the areas of Employee Involvement, Work-Life Balance, Employee Growth and Development, Health and Safety, and Employee Recognition. Organizations can be for or non-profit, and small, medium or large in size. State winners will be eligible for a national award (which receives national press!) given by the American Psychological Association. For more information, please contact us as at or at 502-894-0777. (More)

Kentucky Psychological Foundation Spring Academic Conference Wrap Up

The 2014 Kentucky Psychological Foundation Spring Academic Conference was held on Saturday, March 29th at the Asbury University.  Annually, the SAC provides a unique opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to present their research in juried competitions, learn about career options and paths, develop practical skills, attend workshops, and network with fellow Kentucky psychology students.  This year's SAC was attended by more than 200 participants overall. (More)

KBEP Board Nominations: Licensed Doctoral-Level Position

The term of Sally L. Brenzel, Psy.D., representing licensed doctoral-level psychologists on the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology (KBEP) will expire on July 15, 2014.  If you are eligible and interested in serving on the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology, please submit a nomination form.  Nominations must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, April 18, 2014.  (More)

KBEP Board Nominations: Licensed Masters-Level Position
The term of Melissa Hall, M.S., representing licensed masters-level practitioners on the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology (KBEP) will expire on July 15, 2014.  If you are eligible and interested in serving on the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology, please submit a nomination form.  Nominations must be submitted by 5pm on Monday, April 21, 2014.  (More)

2014 WEBINAR SERIES - Exploring Attachment: Clinical Insights Across the Life Span, Season 2
Moderated by Steve Stratton, Ph.D. Attachment Theory has become a sweeping meta-theoretical perspective for understanding the human experience "from the cradle to the grave,” as John Bowlby used to say. Educators, clinicians, physicians, and scientists from around the world seem fascinated with this explanatory framework. The 2014 Kentucky Psychological Association Webinar Series on "Exploring Attachment” will bring together international researchers and practitioners who will enhance understanding and promote application of attachment-based clinical practice. Extending the 2013 Webinar Series on children and adolescents, the 2014 Series will consider attachment in adults. Come spend an hour each month from January through June exploring attachment!  (More)

Another KPA Advocacy Victory!
Under the leadership of KPA Federal Advocacy Coordinator and Legislative Liaison, Sheila A. Schuster, Ph.D., KPA spearheaded advocacy efforts for our Master’s level psychological providers, and the federal government listened!! This is a huge win for psychological practice in the Commonwealth. (More)

KPA Resources - Colleague Assistance Program
The KPA Ethics Committee has developed a list of resources for KPA members aimed to help psychologists find resources about self-assessment, self-care and the development of skills, relationships, and personal qualities that will allow them to be less vulnerable to ethical breaches and "slippery slopes” in their professional careers and foster ethical awareness that leads to optimal practice. The posted resources define and discuss the stress—distress—impairment continuum, and the vulnerability at any point along the way to an ethical violation. They touch on topics such as risk factors, prevention of impairment, intervening with an impaired colleague, treatment options and the national movement toward establishing colleague assistance programs. (More)

Items of Note

Clarifications from KBEP for KPA members
The KY Board of Examiners of Psychology (KBEP) recently mailed a letter to all KBEP licensees
regarding the submission of a W-2. KBEP has since received numerous questions regarding who must provide these forms and have asked KPA to pass along an information sheet to help clarify. (More)

KPA Member Resource- The Influence of Technology
Dr. Dan Florell, presenter of the June 21st, 2013 KPA CE Workshop, Advanced Supervision: Influence of Technology, has been gracious enough to share an audio recording of his workshop with KPA members interested in the advancements of technology and their use in the field of psychology. (More)

Help Wipe Out the Stigma of Mental Illness
As a member of the Kentucky Mental Health Coalition, KPA is a signatory on a letter written by Dr. Sheila Schuster that was published in the Courier Journal and the Lexington Herald Leader. KPA members working in a clinical setting should be sure to update their listings in the psychological services directory by logging into their KPA profiles.(More)

Anthem Agrees to Continue Paying for Services Provided by LPPs and CPAFs
After a number of communications with Anthem officials, KPA's Director of Professional Affairs, Liz McKune, Ed.D., and KPA Legislative Agent, Sheila Schuster, Ph.D., are pleased to inform you that Anthem BC/BS has developed a procedure by which LPPs and CPAFs may provide psychological services to Anthem policy-holders! Your KPA Membership dues at Work! (More)

Update from the KPA Psychopharmacology Task Force (More)

Information Alert! New Psychotherapy Billing Codes for 2013
Fundamental Services Underlying New Codes Will Not Change (More)

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