Latest News

UP TO CODE: TESTING CODE CHANGES ARE HERE

In July, APA began notifying members that significant changes were coming to the Medicine/Central Nervous System Assessments/Tests subsection of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) 2019 code set, otherwise referred to as the Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing Codes. Those changes have officially been released and APA continues to work hard to develop tools to support psychologists as they prepare for the new way of coding that begins Jan. 1, 2019. 

The new testing codes, which APA helped develop, are part of a modernized coding structure that more accurately describes the work required when multiple hours of technical and professional services are performed.

Please click here for more information.


APA PRESIDENT ON RECOVERY IN WAKE OF HURRICANE FLORENCE, SUBSEQUENT FLOODING

Following is a statement by Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, president of the American Psychological Association, regarding recovery in the wake of Hurricane Florence:

“Although it has been more than a week since Hurricane Florence led to catastrophic flooding in the Carolinas and beyond, many Americans are still struggling to recover and piece their lives back together,” she said. “Bouncing back from a disaster of this magnitude can be extremely stressful and take a long time. The American Psychological Association has resources to help people who are still recovering. We recommend that people still dealing with Florence’s aftermath reach out to friends and family as a source of strength and support, and that they establish new routines to restore order in their lives. Engaging in healthy behaviors can also help.

“For friends and family who would like to help those affected or displaced by Florence, be emotionally supportive. Just listening to Florence survivors can provide them with a sense of relief and comfort. Remember, their nearby support systems have probably been affected as well.”

Here are some helpful materials available from APA:
Managing traumatic stress: After the hurricanes
Manage flood-related distress by building resilience
Managing traumatic stress: Dealing with hurricanes from afar


VOLUNTEERING FOR HURRICANE FLORENCE

The NCPF Disaster Response Network is partnering with the Department of Health and Human Services to collect information on licensed behavioral health professionals who would like to volunteer in the aftermath of the storm. You may sign up online here. If you have any immediate questions please direct them to [email protected].


Find a Psychologist

Search by Name
or




MORE SEARCH OPTIONS
  • CLICK HERE TO JOIN NCPA