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Resources for our colleagues and the Community in Baltimore

Here are some links to resources that may be useful to those of you who are dealing with clients who are affected by the clashes between community members in Baltimore (and nationally) and the police:

Baltimore Sun: Mental Health Help for Baltimore Residents Affected by Turmoil

SAMHSA: Tips for Survivors: Coping with Grief after Community Violence

APA: How Psychology Can Help Ferguson Heal

APA: Post-Ferguson - An APA-sponsored briefing on Capitol Hill showcased the role psychologists can play in building trust between police and communities.

New Uniform Treatment Plan Effective May 11

After much effort and cooperative interdisciplinary input, a final UTP was achieved. It was published on in the May 1, 2015 in the Maryland Register, and became effective May 11, 2015. You can download a copy of the new UTP here.

Support MPA with new MPA Gear!

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License Review Course - Maryland State Portion

MPA is pleased to offer an online self-study review course entirely devoted to assisting those preparing to take the Maryland portion of the licensing exam. This is an ongoing access format that allows registrants to self pace their studies for the exam. Emphasis will be placed on the Maryland Licensure Law, the Maryland Code of Ethics for licensed psychologists, and exam technique. Learn more and register!

Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting

It is typical for people to experience a variety of emotions following such a traumatic event. These feelings can include shock, sorrow, numbness, fear, anger, disillusionment, grief and others. You may find that you have trouble sleeping, concentrating, eating or remembering even simple tasks. This is common and should pass after a while. Over time, the caring support of family and friends can help to lessen the emotional impact and ultimately make the changes brought about by the tragedy more manageable. You may feel that the world is a more dangerous place today than you did yesterday. It will take some time to recover your sense of equilibrium. APA offers some tips on how to strengthen your resilience in the face of adversity.

Medicare Recredentialing Process

Some individuals who have been working with Medicare for years are still being asked to get copies of their graduate school transcripts and send them on to Novitas (the Medicare provider in the Maryland area). Members can access an explanation of this issue in the Practice Resources section.