The results can be found here.
Div 53 (Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology) conducted a survey of psychologists regarding their perceptions of how our field will change in the next couple of decades.
The results can be found here.
We have elected to participate in a National Dissemination and Implementation grant for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. Support for this project is pending with the federal government (NIH/NHLBI). As part of the bid for funding we need to have therapists in our association complete a brief 9 item survey. If you have an interest in Insomnia and acquiring CBT skills to treat this disorder, please complete the questionnaire located at www.cbt‐i.com (Login). The Username and Password are Therapist and Survey, respectively. Please note that the survey is for research purposes and is voluntary. Additional information may be found at the above web site or by Contacting the study PI, Michael Perlis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I have been in talks with Dr. Perlis re: this study and if we have enough therapists complete the survey and express an interest in participating, there is an opportunity to receive free supervised training as well as free manuals associated with CBT-I. I know that in my practice insomnia is very prevalent and a recent article from the American Journal of Public Health entitled "The medicalization of sleeplessness: a public health concern" discussed how the diagnosis of insomnia has increased from 1993-2007 and how people are being overtreated with "marginally effective, expensive medications with nontrivial side effects". Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21680913
PLEASE NOTE THAT INVOLVEMENT IN THIS STUDY IS ONLY OPEN TO MOPA MEMBERS.
The issue of whether or not to eliminate the requirement for a supervised postdoctoral year in order to become licensed in Missouri has been hotly debated amongst our Board as well as amongst members. If you’d like to weigh in with your thoughts, add your comment to the discussion by clicking the "comments" link below.
Congratulations to Brick Johnstone, Ph.D., new MOPA representative on APA's Council of Representatives (COR).
The APA sent ballots to all Missouri Psychological Association members who are members of APA on November 18. The election closed January 3. The ballots have been counted and the Election Committee has certified the election. On behalf of Garnett Coad & the APA Election Committee we are pleased to announce that Brick Johnstone, Ph.D., has been elected. as MOPA's Representative to the COR. Dr. Johnstone’s term will begin immediately. Dr. Johnstone is preceeded by Ken Bohm, Ph.D., who served in the role of COR Representative for the previous 6 years. We are thankful for the outstanding work that Dr. Bohm has done for MOPA and for all the psychologists in Missouri. Dr. Bohm will continue to consult with MOPA Board members as needed
Reposting this request:You are being asked to participate in a dissertation research study regarding various theoretical frameworks and therapeutic techniques utilized by Licensed Mental Health Professionals. Should you agree to participate, you will be asked to complete two measures and two demographic/background information sheets, which will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Participation is anonymous and when finished, you will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of four $50 Amazon.com gift cards.
Please click on the following link to participate: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/larauscher