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 will become effective May 11, 2015. You can download a copy of the new UTP here.
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.
Find a Psychologist - MPA's free online referral service
Mental Health America's current campaign focuses on how people can address their mental health early rather than at "Stage 4" - when symptoms are more severe, and recovery a longer process.
APA Help Center - an online consumer resource featuring articles and information related to psychological issues affecting your daily physical and emotional well-being.
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!
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.