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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. A form will be available on this site by noon on Thursday. Check back then and you will be able to put in your information.


2018 FALL CE INSTITUTES & WORKSHOPS – SEPTEMBER 29

Due to Hurricane Florence, we have had to make changes in the Fall Conference. The Friday Center is now an evacuation center and is not available. We have secured a venue for Saturday only, and will proceed with that portion of the conference. If you are already registered for Friday, you have received an e-mail from Karen Gray. If you are already registered for Saturday, there is no need to do anything. Directions and handouts will be sent next week. To register for the conference:

Click here for the revised flyer & registration form

Click here to register online.

We hope to see you in September!


2018 25th ANNIVERSARY UNDERGRADUATE CONFERENCE AND POSTER SSSSION

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about getting into graduate school, visit with representative with North Carolina psychology graduate programs, network with other undergraduate students, meet psychologists who work in various aspects of the profession, be part of drawings for great prizes, and hear from 2018 APA President Dr. Jessica Henderson Daniel.
Click here for on-line registration and click here for information to submit a poster for presentation.


ACROSS THE STATE WORKSHOPS: CE COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU

As it does every even-numbered year (2014, 2016, etc.), the NCPA Continuing Education Committee is presenting a series of ‘Across the State’ workshops. All of these workshops are worth 3 Continuing Education credits, and all are intended to meet the Ethical/Legal CE requirements for NC psychologists.

For the complete flyer and registration form, click here.

*For online registration, click here.

Registrations must be received at least one week before each workshop.

*Please Note: Online registration is unavailable beginning one week before each workshop. (Example: Last day to register online for the September 12 Wilmington workshop = Wednesday, September 5.)

These popular workshops fill up quickly, so please register early!


NCPA & DIPP MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL INFORMATION

Thank you to all of our long-standing and new members of the NC Psychological Association and the Division of Independent Professional Practice! You are our most valuable resource.

Last week, the NCPA Office mailed a packet to every NCPA member. The materials included a 2018 – 2019 dues renewal notice, an individual profile from the NCPA database, and an FYI with lots of information. We hope each of you will continue your membership. You may return your dues payment to the office or pay online. Online payment is available here. To pay online, click the ‘For Members’ tab above. Login by entering your username (email address) and password.

In order to save paper, printing, and postage, the following documents are posted here:

Again, we appreciate your membership in NCPA!


NCPA STATEMENT ON SEPARATION & INTERNMENT OF CHILDREN FROM FAMILIES

June, 2018

The North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA) is the membership organization that represents psychologists throughout North Carolina. NCPA’s mission is to advance psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare. One goal of the Association is to provide a unified voice for psychologists from diverse backgrounds and work settings.

NCPA strongly supports the statement made by Jessica Henderson Daniel, Ph.D., President of the American Psychological Association, regarding the harmful impact on the mental health of immigrant children and families, who are fleeing violence in their countries by coming to the United States, only to be separated and interred. (http://bit.ly/2ll5ypZ)

Psychologists and other mental health professionals know that separating children from their parents often leads to anxiety and depression, as well as trauma, and can adversely impact child development and academic performance. Psychologists are bound by the APA Code of Ethical Conduct and these actions to separate children from their families is not consistent with ethical practices.

NCPA condemns the separation of children from families and urges President Trump and Congress to end this harmful, unethical practice and to respect family values by keeping families intact.


APA SENDS LETTER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP CONCERNING SEPARATING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

On June 14, 2018, APA sent a letter to President Trump, urging the administration to end its policy of separating children and families detained while crossing the border. The policy calls for children, including infants, to be removed from their parents and placed often indefinitely in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. 

APA warned that trauma from family separation is a significant social determinant of mental and physical health, and referenced decades of documented research showing the harmful effects of parent-child separation on children and caregivers’ emotional and psychological well-being. APA implored the administration to reconsider this deleterious policy and commit to the more humane practice of housing families together pending immigration proceedings. 

Click here to read the letter.


APA CALLS SUICIDE PREVENTION A PUBLIC HEALTH PRIORITY

Following is a statement from the American Psychological Association President Jessica Henderson Daniel, Ph.D., on the increase in suicide rates in the United States:

“The terrible and tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain reflect a growing national crisis.

“Suicide increased by 25 percent across the United States from 1999 to 2016, according to research released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A shocking 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide in 2016. 

“Suicide needs to be a public health priority, so APA supports a multifaceted public health approach. We need to increase access to mental health screenings and ensure that insurance covers both prevention services and treatment. We need more funding for evidence-based treatment and its dissemination, including crisis services. We need more research and to ensure a focus on risk assessment, evidence-based prevention programs, and treatment to reduce the incidence of suicide.”

Click here for the full statement, as well as resources on suicide warning signs, prevention, and more.


APA DISAPPOINTED & CONCERNED ABOUT SCOTUS CAKESHOP RULING

Following is a statement from APA President Jessica Henderson Daniel, Ph.D., on the Supreme Court ruling on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case:

“The American Psychological Association is disappointed in the outcome of the Supreme Court ruling on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. Although the court affirmed that gay individuals and couples cannot be treated as social outcasts and recognized the importance of respecting others’ religious beliefs, those beliefs should not be used as a basis to discriminate against and stigmatize members of the LGBTQ community. 

“The APA has a longstanding commitment to countering discrimination against any group, since the discipline of psychology is dedicated to promoting well-being and safeguarding against threats to that well-being.”  Continue reading.


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.


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