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RECAP OF 2018                                

Official passing of the gavel as IPA members welcomed Dr. Barney Greenspan to the office of IPA president and thanked Dr. Kendra Westerhaus for serving as president over the past year. 

Group photo of several IPA members who attended the Annual Convention in Meridian.

At IPA's Annual Convention, ISU graduate student, Bindal Makwana, presented on her research project titled Cerebrovascular Perfusion among Older Adults as a Function of Cardiovascular Disease Status

CWI undergraduates participated in the student poster session on their research project: The Pursuit of Academic Success in the Media Age.

ADVOCATING IN DC                          Several IPA leaders attended the APA Practice Leadership Conference in Washington, DC.  While there, they spent time on Capitol Hill advocating for psychologists and their patients and sharing information on mental health.  (From left to right:  Dr. Lyn McArthur; Dr. Susan Farber; Jim Risch, US Senator for Idaho; Dr. Barney Greenspan; Dr. Kendra Westerhaus; and Deborah Katz.)  Photo courtesy of Senator Risch's office.

IPA's delegation and Dr. Tony Puente (right), APA Past President, pose with Susan Wheeler (lower right), Chief of Staff for Mike Crapo, US Senator for Idaho.  Ms. Wheeler was a presenter at PLC sharing information on current priorities in their office and a few humorous behind-the-scenes stories.
Photographed by Lloyd Wolf

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IPA State Advocacy Coordinator, Dr. Lyn McArthur was elected recently by the APA Council of Representatives to the Committee on Rural Health.  Her 3-year term begins January 1, 2019.  We know that she will be a great addition to that Committee!

Linda Hatzenbuehler, PhD, ABPP, was re-appointed by the Governor of Idaho to serve another term on the Board of Psychologist Examiners.   Our thanks to Dr. Hatzenbuehler for her willingness to serve the citizens of Idaho in that manner.  

IPA’s president, Dr. Kendra Westerhaus, was elected recently to serve as a Member-at-Large on the APA Committee of State Leaders (CSL).  The election for the at-large position was held during the Committee of State Leaders’ Town Hall during the APA Practice Leadership Conference. Congratulations Kendra!!! 

Dr. Julie Parsons starts her first term as Idaho's Representative to the APA Council of Representatives. 

Denton Darrington, former state Senator from the Burley area, was appointed to serve as the new public member on the Board of Psychologist Examiners.


IPA's President-Elect, Dr. Barney Greenspan, was elected to serve a three-year term on APA's Ethics Committee.  Congrats Barney!

Dr. Theresa Ross reappointed by Governor to Idaho's Board of Psychologist Examiners.

Congrats to ISU Clinical Psychology Doctoral program for earning accreditation by the APA Commission on Accreditation for seven more years! 

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