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Nominations are now open for the 2015 Multicultural Awards

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Psychopharmocology Task Force - RxP Survey
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Dr. David Rudd at Annual Convention
Back by Popular Demand: M. David Rudd will be presenting a 6 hour workshop on Assessment and Management of Suicidal Patients at the KPA annual convention on November 6, 2015 that will fulfill the new KRS requirement for all Mental Health Professionals in Kentucky.  The workshop will cover an efficient model for risk assessment and clinical management of suicidal patients in day to day practice.
M. David Rudd, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist and is currently Provost of the University of Memphis. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from Princeton University, and completed postdoctoral training at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia under the direction of Aaron T. Beck. 

Invitation to Psychologists to Participate in Brief Survey on Domestic Violence Mandatory Reporting Law
You are invited to take part in a research study related to the Kentucky law that mandates reportage of domestic violence (spouse abuse) (KRS 209A.030). The study involves an on-line, anonymous survey that is being completed by licensed psychologists. Its purpose is to gather information from therapists regarding their experiences with and views of the mandatory reporting law.  The results of the study will be reported in the aggregate to those seeking ways to improve clinical practice and the protection of victims. The study is being led by Carol E. Jordan, Executive Director of the Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women at the University of Kentucky and Adam Pritchard, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Central Florida. It has been approved by the UK Institutional Review Board. Questions related to the survey can be directed to The survey begins with informed consent items. It has less than 20 questions, so will take a very short time to complete.  The survey will be accessible on this website through August 28, 2015.
If you are interested in participating in the survey, please simply click here,

Important practice alert: In fewer than 100 days,
there will be a major shift in coding procedures when the transition to ICD-10-CM (clinical modification) goes in to effect October 1st. Here are some things you need to know:

  • This ain’t yer momma’s ICD. The ICD-10 is a beast – it’s complicated, it’s comprehensive, and it’s cumbersome. You need training and preparation (MORE)

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KPA held its Central Region Social Event this past Wednesday & invited some of our state politicians to attend; this is a great way to establish a relationship with those in office and increase the name recognition and mission of KPA!

Now is a great time to set up a meeting with your state representative and senator before the legislative session starts in January; if you need help setting up the meeting &/or have pictures to share from your meeting with state leaders, please e-mail KPA's Advocacy Committee Chair, Dr. Georgeann Brown (

A special thank you to KPA's Central Region Representative, Dr. Jon Urey! Pictured from left to right: Calvin Jackson, Jillian Carden, Donald Wooldridge, Jon Urey, Sen. Dennis Parrett, and Rep. Jim Duplessis.

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