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A recent Behavioral Health Integration Advisory Committee (BHIAC) Meeting regarding Heritage Health involved an initial review of some of the Service Definitions related to mental health service provision. Your review and input regarding these proposed service definitions NOW will help shape the provision of clear and fair practice guidelines. Refer to detailed descriptions of the proposed service definitions (current categories under review: Annual Supervision by LI or Psychologist 09.06.16 through Smoking Cessation 09.06.16). Watch the site for future additions of service definitions, as any changes informed by your input will likely occur by December of 2016. Please consider your areas of practice (e.g., short-term residential, outpatient psychotherapy) and provide inquiries for clarification and/or detailed suggestions.

Email written comments regarding the proposed service definitions to:

Your Input Matters!    

Lori Lundquist Wall, PhD   - NPA Representative for BHIAC


Make sure you Register Today for NPA's 2016 Fall Conference!

"Assessing and Treating Aggressive and Antisocial Youth"

October 21, 2016

Paul J. Frick, Ph.D.

An interprofessional workshop designed for psychologists, physicians, juvenile  law attorneys, judiciary, policy makers, administrators and mental health practitioners. This one-day workshop will focus on recent research investigating the many different pathways through which children and adolescents develop a propensity to act in an antisocial and aggressive manner and the implications of this research for both the assessment and treatment of antisocial individuals. Register online today! Download Brochure and Registration Form for more information including Learning Objectives and CEs available. CLICK HERE for more information.

October is National Depression Awareness Month – Oct 6th Depression Screening Day

Everyone experiences sadness from time to time, but depression is more than occasional sadness. October is National Depression Awareness Month and Ocotber 6th is National Depression Screening Day (NDSD), an annual event to raise awareness of the disease and offer screenings for related mood and anxiety disorders. National Depression Screen Day began as an effort to reach individuals across the nation with important with important mental health education and connect them with support services. Read More


What does your psychology practice/licensing act reveal that can help your efforts to develop a Colleague Assistant Program?
After examining  the practice acts for various disciplines (i.e., medicine, nursing, pharmacy), Dr. Julio Rojas, Ph.D., co-chair of the Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance (ACCA) has written an article looking at six areas where the psychology practice act in Oklahoma differed greatly. Dr. Rojas suggest that  "Even if you have a formal Colleague Assistance Program (CAP) in your state, it may be useful to review your state’s practice act as it lines up with the workings of your CAP." Click here to read his article addressing these differences posed in the form of six questions.


Support the NPA each time you register for a Trust Ethics and Risk Management Webinar
You now have yet another way to earn continuing education credits, become eligible for a 15% savings on Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance premiums for two renewals, and support the Nebraska Psychological Association simply by attending one of the featured
Trust's Ethics and Risk Management CE Webinars.  Simply enter the promotion code TRUST-NE. Watch for more information from The Trust coming soon!

NPA endorses the Trust and its Insurance Programs.

APA Practice Organization Legislative Action Center

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Check Out: "Local View: Nebraska's  8-Year Delay" published in the Oct. 8th, Lincoln Journal Star addressing DHHS's eight-year delay of approval of Psychology Regulations. The article was submitted by William Spaulding, Ph.D. on behalf of NPA. CLICK HERE to read.


NPA Update: Heritage Health Behavioral Health Integration Advisory Committee

NPA is currently participating with the Heritage Health Behavioral Health Integration Advisory Committee. Heritage Health (HH) is a new health care delivery system that combines Nebraska’s current physical health, behavioral health, and pharmacy programs into a single comprehensive and coordinated system for Nebraska’s Medicaid and CHIP clients. NPA Members CLICK HERE for more information on NPA's participation with the Advisory Committee!


Meet our Members! This month, meet NPA Member Dennis McNeilly, Psy.D.

Dennis P. McNeilly, S.J., PsyD is a clinical psychologist and professor of psychiatry in the University of Nebraska Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry in Omaha, NE. There he also serves as the  Assistant Dean for Continuing Education and Division Director of Geriatric Psychiatry. More

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