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2018 RISK MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE: JUNE 23

The 2018 Risk Management Institute, co-sponsored by the NCPA Division of Independent Professional Practice and the American Psychological Association Insurance Trust, will take place Saturday, June 23, from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. This institute is worth 6 Category ‘A’ CE credits and intended to meet the NC Psychology Board’s Ethical/Legal CE requirements for psychologists. In addition, individuals insured through the Trust-sponsored Professional Liability Program are eligible for a 15% discount on his/her Professional Liability Insurance for the next two years.

For the complete flyer & registration form, please click here.

To register online, please click here.

The registration deadline is 12:00 pm noon on Friday, June 15.

We look forward to seeing you on June 23!


STATEMENT OF APA IN RESPONSE TO TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING

Following is the statement of APA President Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, on the shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, that has left at least 10 dead:

“As our nation confronts yet another horrific school shooting, it is imperative that we not become inured to these tragedies. We must act as a society to make our schools safe and ensure that students and teachers do not live in fear that they could be next.

“Psychology and psychologists stand ready — once again — to offer those in distress the comfort, guidance and counseling they need to maintain resilience in the midst of such shock and profound grief.”  Continue reading.


APA NAMES CHIEF OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

On Tuesday, May 8, the American Psychological Association announced Jared L. Skillings, Ph.D., ABPP, as the new chief of professional practice. He is responsible for promoting the practice of psychology and the availability of behavioral health services through federal and state legislative advocacy, legal and regulatory initiatives, and public education.

Skillings’ professional career includes leadership roles within large group practice settings and complex, integrated health systems. He joins APA after six years as chief of psychology for Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a $5.7 billion enterprise with more than 26,000 employees, 12 hospitals and 180 outpatient service locations. In his role at Spectrum, Skillings led behavioral health strategy; program and talent development, clinical access, quality and safety; financial management; and system integration. Under his leadership, the number of behavioral health providers increased from five to 58 (including 32 psychologists), and psychology was integrated into primary care and specialty services, including cardiology and surgery. Continue reading.


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