Kentucky Psychological Association

The Kentucky Psychological Foundation wants to thank all that were involved and particpated in the 2017 Spring Academic Conference (SAC) that was held at Spalding University on Saturday April 1st, 2017. This year's conference included over 60 Graduate Division and Undergraduate Divsion posters. Additionally, there were six Psych Bowl teams who competed in the 30th annual Pysch Bowl competition.  For more details on the winners and other conference highlights, click the link below: 

2017 SAC Wrap Up

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KPA SPECIAL REPORT - 2017 APAPO Practice Leadership Conference: Report from the Kentucky Delegation

Kentucky and KPA were strongly represented at the 2017  Practice Leadership Conference by Katie McBride, President; Sarah Shelton, President-Elect; Lisa Willner, Executive Director; Laurie Grimes, Director of Professional Affairs; Georgeann Brown, Federal Advocacy Coordinator; Candice Crowell Hargons, Diversity Delegate; Felicia Smith, APAPO Committee of State Leaders, Chair; Eric Russ, APAPO Committee of State Leaders, Early Career Rep; Blanka Angyal, APA Graduate Student Regional Advocacy Coordinating Team; and Jennifer Price, Public Education Campaign Chair.

Here are some PLC highlights as reported by the members of KPA's delegation


Recognition for KPA!

This year, the Kentucky Psychological Association received the Outstanding Achievement by a Psychological Association Staff Member Award, which went to our Executive Director, Lisa Willner, Ph.D.  Nominations for the award were based on demonstration of excellent leadership skills, advancing psychology through innovative or significant accomplishments, inspiring greater involvement of members, serving as an outstanding role model and mentor for other staff members, and providing community service of significant value to his/her psychological association and psychology. Congratulations to Lisa and to KPA!


Victories in Frankfort! Your Voices Made a Difference!

Two pieces of legislation that KPA members advocated for at our March 1st Legislative Day and through action alerts have passed! (More)

Member Highlights

Dee Werline, M.A.

Congratulations to KPA Developmental Disabilities Interest Section Representative Dee Werline, on her new position as Deputy Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities.  

Sarah F. Shelton, PsyD, MPH, MSCP,

Congratulations to KPA President-Elect, Dr. Sarah Shelton, on her re-election to National Register of Health Service Psychologists Board of Directors... Read More