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Dr. Linda Hatzenbuehler (left) was awarded the Association of State & Provincial Psychology Board's (ASPPB) 2022 State & Provincial Service Award at ASPPB's most recent meeting in Washington, DC.  Dr. Hatzenbuehler just finished her most recent term on the Idaho Board of Psychologist Examiners earlier this summer.  Here's a description of some of her many contributions to public protection, education and psychology in Idaho.  Congratulations and our thanks to Dr. Hatzenbuehler for her service!

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A huge shout out to our newest IPA Fellow, Dr. Budd Kendrick.  Dr. Kendrick has been an IPA member for 47 years! He has served in various roles within IPA and in other state professional organizations – Idaho Mental Health Association, Idaho State University’s Trio Advisory Board, and Idaho State School and Hospital’s Human Rights Committee. He worked for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, served as a designated examiner, and also ran a successful private practice for 25 years. The list goes on and on. But without further ado...

Barney Greenspan, Ph.D., ABPP, APA Fellow has been selected as a 2022 co-recipient of the prestigious OUTSTANDING PSYCHOLOGIST award for APA Division 31 (State, Provincial & Territorial Affairs). Criteria included: outstanding leadership in a state association; advocacy through a state association; an impact on psychology and clients through distinguished service; and serving as a role model for active participation in organized psychology.     Dr. Greenspan is the first psychologist from Idaho selected for this honorific since its inception in 1985. 

IPA welcomes new President, Kelly Davis, PhD, MSCP, who received the official gavel at the association's recent membership meeting.  Dr. Davis earned her PhD at Idaho State University and works at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.  

IPA thanks Dr. Susan Martin, for all that she has done while serving as IPA's President over the past year.  It's been a year for the record books!  Dr. Martin will continue to serve as Past President for one more year.

At IPA's recent annual membership meeting, IPA member, Dr. Dennis Woody, was awarded IPA's most prestigious award, The John Cambareri Award for Excellence in Psychology.  The award, named after the first psychologist to be licensed in Idaho,  celebrates and recognizes those persons, now including Dr. Woody, who have provided distinguished service to the practice of psychology in Idaho.  Dr. Woody has demonstrated extraordinary accomplishments in the field and unparalleled excellence in promoting psychological health care services that this award was meant to recognize.  Full list of Cambareri Award winners.

Lyn McArthur, PhD, was awarded the State Leadership Award by APA’s Committee of State Leaders at the Opening Session of the APA Practice Leadership Conference.  This is quite the accomplishment!  The award recognizes a psychologist who has shown outstanding service, demonstrated significant participation in advocacy efforts to advance the profession of psychology, demonstrated national leadership and achievement, and made efforts to promote fair representation of state psychological associations.  Past winners include several APA Presidents, including Barry Anton, Tony Puente, and Jennifer Kelly, all of whom have presented at IPA Annual Conventions.

Eric Silk, PhD, MSCP, and Dennis Woody, PhD, were involved in an exciting collaboration that should result in more prescribing psychologists in Idaho.  Optum awarded ISU's MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP) Program $150,000, with potential for an additional $100,000. $100,000 will go towards 5 tuition scholarships for MSCP students beginning in Fall ‘22.  $50,000 will support the Clinic Medical Director position and clinic operations, which includes training opportunities for MSCP students, for 2 years.

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