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Multicultural & Ethics Day Registration is Open!

Several workshops to choose from, all meet the Maryland licensing requirement for "Cultural Diversity" (morning) and "Ethics/Laws/or Risk Management" (afternoon). The morning workshop by Dr. Goode-Cross will meet either your diversity requirement or supervision requirement for license renewal. Register now!

MPA is now on AmazonSmile!

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Maryland Psychological Association Foundation Inc. at no additional cost to you. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1274721 and support us every time you shop.

It's Not Too Late to Renew Your Membership

2014-2015 memberships expired 8/31, but you can still renew your membership online, or via mail or fax. Not a member? Join 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.

Statement from the MPA Board of Directors regarding APA and the Hoffman report


MPA members: As we continue to monitor the aftermath of the Hoffman report, please check out the members-only section for additional information.

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.

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.