Kentucky Psychological Association's Mission Statement:

 "To promote psychology as a science and a profession."

 
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As a member of KPA you make an investment in the future of your profession - here are a few of the member benefits:

KY Board of Examiners of Psychology Liaison...KPA advocates for licensing issues and obtains the latest news affecting psychologists.

Save Money... Early Bird registration and member discounts at all KPA sponsored Continuing Education Events, including significant savings on Convention registration.

Professional Networking and Referrals... Join the Psychological Services Locator to make your practice easier to find; referral resources at your fingertips.

Get Help with Questions... Need to know how to reach the Board of Examiners? Can’t find the rule on how long to hang on to those files? Membership in KPA means you have somebody ready to help you - and it’s just a phone call or e-mail away.

Bypass Sticky Situations... Free access to our Ethics Committee provides you with the tools you need to handle those difficult professional situations, so you can head off a mistake that could possibly threaten your career.

Practice Consultations and Practice Updates… Members have access to free consultations with KPA’s Director of Professional Affairs on a broad range of practice issues.

Define the Profession... Have a strong voice in how our profession is defined in Kentucky through KPA’s advocacy initiatives.

Develop Your Leadership… Through participation on the KPA Board or committees, community outreach, public education, and more.

Have a Sense of Community... Psychologists can sometimes feel isolated. KPA helps you connect through listservs, CE events, academic programs, and more.

 

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Top Stories 

KPA position statement opposing federal policy that separates families at the border. 

KPA stands with our colleagues from APA (http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2018/06/family-separation-policy.aspx) and psychologists from around the country in opposition to federal policies separating children from their families. The excruciating scenes from the border illustrate long-standing psychological research findings on the acute impact of emotional neglect and abuse, and of abrupt disruption in parental care. These traumas, if not adequately repaired and healed, have extreme and long term consequences on the developing brains and nervous systems of individuals. The damage done will have ripple effects taxing the health and resources of families, communities, and beyond.

We implore our federal government to use all resources available to resolve these horrible conditions, to end family separations, and to develop humane approaches to policy that foster psychologically healthy outcomes for people seeking refuge

(Approved by the KPA Board of Directors 6/28/2018)


Member Highlights

KPA Member, Suzanne Meeks, Ph.D., FGSA, has been named as the editor-in-chief of The Gerontologist. Read more here.
KPA Member, Dede Wolhfarth, Psy.D., featured in an interview with WHAS11 News. To see her interview click here
KPA Member & Diversity Intersection Representative, Shambra Mulder, Ph.D., is seeking to serve all kids on the Fayette County Public School (FCPS) Board. Click here to read more...
Congratulations to Lisa Willner, Ph.D., KPA's Executive Director on winning the Democratic nomination for the 35th  house district!
Congratulations to, Dr. Myra Beth Bundy on recently receiving the 2018 Ronald J. Cutter Professional Service Award presented by the Arc of Kentucky. Click here for the official announcement.
KPA Executive Director, Dr. Lisa Willner receives the APA Citizen Psychologist award at the 2018 Practice Leadership Conference.