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NEWS

Renewing This Month? Be Sure You Have all Your CE Certificates!

Are you renewing for the March 31st deadline? Need any last minute CE's? Check out our two upcoming CE options on the Upcoming Workshops page for a Lunch and Learn at MPA's office here in Columbia, or for our morning workshop at Loyola Graduate School in Columbia. Also, be sure to check out our webinar offerings, which you can take anytime, anywhere!

Missing any of your CE certificates? The staff at MPA is happy to retrieve copies of any missing CE credits for you! Please feel free to call our office, or reach out to our CE Coordinator, Veronica, at members@marylandpsychology.org. Please do so by Wednesday, March 29th, as any requests after that date, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to get you certificate copies by the deadline date.

MPAGS Convention is Saturday, April 1!

The MPAGs Convention is an amazing opportunity for psychology graduate students to present research, hear professionals and students speak about a variety of topics related to psychology, as well as network with fellow grad students and professionals in the psychology community! The MPAGS Annual Convention will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2016 at Loyola University Graduate Center in Columbia this year. Be sure to check out the schedule for details. Online registration is now open!

MPA Statement on Recent Events

The Maryland Psychological Association Board of Directors would like to acknowledge the many colleagues who have been and/or have encountered clients, students, or colleagues who have been profoundly affected by the events of the last several months in this country. It is important that MPA makes clear that we are here to support you, our members, in your efforts to engage and address the stressors that have arisen. Coming together as a community and using our skills as clinicians and scholars to work towards engaging in constructive and respectful dialogue is essential at this time.

With that in mind, MPA would like to reaffirm that we are a non-partisan organization that is committed to advocating for and supporting all Maryland psychologists and the clients that we serve. We remain steadfast in our mission to advance psychology as a means of "...promoting human welfare," and are bound by professional ethics of integrity and justice.

It is in this vein that MPA and the MPA Board recommit to our value of increasing knowledge, professional competence and appreciation of all people; people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, education levels, languages, religions, nationalities, sexual orientations, political affiliations, levels of physical ability, and socio-economic statuses. In whatever way that you are participating in this mission, we thank you and we ask that you stay engaged with MPA in helping you further these values. Please let us know if there is anything that you need, and how we may best reaffirm our commitments to you and our community.

Registration open for 2017 Continuing Education workshops!

Registering online is quick and easy! Workshops offerings from January through April.

Time to renew your MPA membership!

Renewing online is quick and easy! Time is running out to renew your MPA membership! Don't lose your member benefits including free Ethics Committee consultation! Renew online or call 410-992-4258 today!

Resources for coping with traumatic events in the news

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 after a shooting and indirect exposure to terror. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network also offers resources for parents and educators on talking to kids about news.

License Renewal Reminder

Odd-numbered licensees: don't forget to renew your license by March 31! Renew online or get the paper application at the Board of Examiners of Psychologists website. Questions? The Board of Examiners can be reached via email or at 410-764-4787.


Upcoming Continuing Education

See our full list of upcoming workshops and join MPA or subscribe for our monthly CE Updates - We'll let you know when registration opens and new workshops are available!