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 Denise H. Bike, MS from the University of Missouri who is the South Central Regional Advocacy Coordinator for the APAGS ACT (Advocacy Coordinating Team). She is MOPA's former Student Coordinator and is currently an officer in APAGs who is being funded by APA to attend and participate in the 2012 State Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. Also, your President and Early Career Psychology Chair has been granted funding to attend and participate in the 2012 SLC as an Early Career Psychologist Delegate. I look forward to reporting back to MOPA on my experience in DC.
I spoke with Stacy Ogbeide, our Student Affairs coordinator, today regarding coordinating the efforts of MOPA's campus representatives in preparation for the legislative session as a means of utilizing our student base in our efforts to advocate for important issues affecting psychologists and future psychologists alike. I also elicited very valuable feedback from Stacy regarding ways that MOPA can involve our student members more.