APA Stress in America™ Report
APA has released the first part of it's "Stress in America™ report. This release of survey data pertains to post-election stress, which shows more Americans reporting symptoms of stress and citing personal safety and terrorism as sources of stress.
The current Stress in America™ survey was conducted in August 2016 and January 2017 and will be released in two phases:
Click Here for more information, including methodology, interpreting data, infographics, related articles, etc.
____________________________________ APA Thanks VA for Exempting Health Care Provider Positions From Freeze
Fears about the
federal hiring freeze had a profound impact on students participating in
the VA internship match. With less than a week until applicants’ rank
order lists were due, students and federally-funded training sites were
suddenly faced with the possibility that more than 700 APA-accredited
internship positions in the VA would be forfeited for the 2017-2018
training year. APA, APPIC, and the VA worked very hard to advocate on this issue, and with great success.
Click here for the update “APA Thanks VA for Exempting Health Care Provider Positions From Freeze”.
NPA responds to call for input on proposed Service Definitions
NPA has submitted a response to the call for input on the proposed Service Definitions for applied behavior analysis. The response expressed NPA's objections to the Service Definitions as proposed with a detailed explanation and suggested revisions.
Due to rescheduling of the Behavioral Health Integration Advisory Committee (BHIAC) meeting, the service definitions draft released January 13, 2017 will remain open for comment through the BHIAC meeting on February 17, 2017.
Please review the proposed service definitions and submit your comments to DHHS.MedicaidMHSU@nebraska.gov by February 17, 2017.
Read NPA's Response
Greetings from NPA President!
Welcome to 2017! Our state association faces enormous challenges this year that our actively committed board of directors has already prepared to face. As your new president, I am unequivocally inspired to work with such an impressive group of colleagues who are sharply focused in their efforts on your behalf.
This year, members of our Board represent a broad range of practice interests and experience – from NPA past presidents to newer psychologists with fresh perspectives. Be assured we are working intently to put this collective experience and interest to work on behalf of all psychologists in Nebraska and the public you serve. Click HERE to read more on the significant progress NPA has made to enhance professional psychology practice in Nebraska.
If you have not yet renewed your membership, make sure you do so today! It's simple… just log in to your member profile, click on "View Profile", then "Renew".