Advancing psychology for a better Idaho!
IPA MEMBERS SPEND TIME AT APA CONVENTION
Kendra Westerhaus, PhD, stops by the ISU Clinical Psychopharmacology booth at the APA Convention. Page Haviland, PhD, and Eric Silk, PhD, are working diligently to get the word out on the new program in Idaho.
IPA IN THE ROTUNDA
Several IPA members helped the Advocacy Committee with its first-ever psychology day at the state capitol. While serving breakfast to legislators and staff, IPA members had friendly discussions with legislators on the proposed licensure rules related to prescription privileges and mental health services in Idaho.
Prepared to discuss mental health in Idaho, Amy Walters, PhD, IPA's Public Education Campaign Chair.
Legislators were encouraged to call the IPA Office to "Pick Our Brains" if they have other mental-health-related questions during this session. Thanks to Kris Ellis, IPA's lobbyist, who helped guide us through the event, and to the following members who helped at the capitol: Susan Martin, Kate Michaud, Eric Malm, Ray Booth, Winslow Gerrish, Amy Walters, Susan Farber, Kendra Westerhaus (& her husband Casey who helped with move-out) and Lyn McArthur. They were a dedicated team who represented Idaho's psychologists extremely well.
IPA's President-Elect, Dr. Barney Greenspan, was elected to serve a three-year term on APA's Ethics Committee. Congrats Barney!