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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, dedicated to fighting stigma, promoting mental health, and raising awareness about mental illness and mental health professionals through activities and resources. Below are a few resources for Mental Health Awareness Month.

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Support MPA with new MPA Gear!

Check out our new website for some great MPA gear: t-shirts, ball caps, polos, sweatshirts, tumblers, and fleeces! All with an embroidered MPA logo to wear with pride. Shop now!

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!

The Maryland Psychologist: Technology in Practice

The latest issue of The Maryland Psychologist is now available online for members. This issue offers a broad overview of how technology can be used in the field of psychology, from app use and development to blogging to telepsychology!

New Online CE Offerings

MPA has a growing collection of online continuing education opportunities, including courses to meet your Ethics/laws/risk management requirement! See them here.

Insurance Coverage for Behavioral and Mental Health

Do you know all you need to know about Mental Health Parity? Check out this short video from APA! You can also download this brief handout for more information.

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.