Idaho psychologist and one of the first two graduates from ISU's new Masters in Clinical Psychopharmacology program, Autumn Keefer, PhD, MSCP, was appointed by Governor Little to serve on the Idaho Board of Psychologist Examiners (BOPE). Dr. Keefer will replace long-time BOPE member, Dr. Theresa Ross, who served for two terms. Our thanks to Dr. Ross for her service!
The other graduate of the ISU's psychopharm program is V. Page Haviland, PhD, MSCP. Congrats to Drs. Haviland and Keefer for this extraordinary achievement!
Barney Greenspan, Ph.D., ABPP, APA Fellow, has been selected to serve on the Editorial Board of APA journal SPIRITUALITY IN CLINICAL PRACTICE, effective 01/2021. Practice-oriented, it encompasses spiritually-oriented psychotherapy and spirituality-sensitive cultural approaches to treatment and wellness.
Dr. Kendra Westerhaus, who practices in the Pocatello area, was recently awarded IPA Fellow Status. Fellow status recognizes IPA's members for their generous volunteer service (at least 4 years) to the profession of psychology. Dr. Westerhaus has and continues to serve in IPA leadership.
Lyn McArthur, PhD, recently was appointed to APA's Integrated Primary Care (IPC) advisory group for a two-year term. Dr. McArthur will be the Committee on Rural Health representative. No doubt, she'll be an asset to the group given her qualifications. Congrats!
Congratulations to everyone involved with the Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP) program at ISU! The program has been granted American Psychological Association (APA) designation. This is the 4th program in the country to achieve APA designation, which is recognition that ISU’s education and training program meets the highest level of academic and training standards.
The MSCP program is a post-doctoral program designed to provide licensed psychologists with training in the use of medication as part of the treatment of psychological disorders. Students must be licensed psychologists who have already earned a doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited program and institution.
Idaho was the 5th state in the nation to allow prescription privileges for specially-trained psychologists.