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