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NPA Spring Conference – "Two Homes, One Childhood"
An interdisciplinary workshop for psychologists, family law attorneys, mediators and mental health practitioners addressing the emotional and relational considerations in therapy, mediation and dispute resolution.

Robert E. Emery, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Director of the Center for Children, Families, and the Law, University of Virginia,  offers a simple message with profound implications for parenting across two homes (due to separation, divorce, the break-up of cohabitation, or childbearing outside of marriage). If parents can be parents, kids can be kids, not forever “children from broken homes.” Parenting across two homes involves practical, emotional, relationship, and legal challenges. Yet, parents truly can put their children first. This workshop, which should be of interest to therapists, mediators, lawyers and other legal professionals, focuses on four “big lessons” Emery has learned in 35 years of work as a researcher, therapist, mediator, and parenting coordinator.

Continuing Education
• 6 CEs for psychologists
• 6 CLEs for NE attorneys
• 6 CMEs for mediators
• Meets criteria of approved CE program for mental health practice

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What does your psychology practice/licensing act reveal that can help your efforts to develop a Colleague Assistant Program?
After examining  the practice acts for various disciplines (i.e., medicine, nursing, pharmacy), Dr. Julio Rojas, Ph.D., co-chair of the Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance (ACCA) has written an article looking at six areas where the psychology practice act in Oklahoma differed greatly. Dr. Rojas suggest that  "Even if you have a formal Colleague Assistance Program (CAP) in your state, it may be useful to review your state’s practice act as it lines up with the workings of your CAP." Click here to read his article addressing these differences posed in the form of six questions.


NPA would like to welcome the following individuals who have become members in the last quarter:
   Paulette Cary, Ph.D. Lincoln
   Sarah Evans, Ph.D. – Lincoln
   Brandon Hollister, M.A. – Lincoln
   Wesley Sheeley, Ph.D. – Omaha
   Gage Stermensky, II, Psy.D. – Gering
   Courtney Stufflebeam, M.A. – Norfolk

Check out  John F. Christensen's article on how "Making a conscious effort to create 'unplugged' time can reap dividends beyond the investment of time". John F. Christensen, Ph.D. is a member of the APA Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance (ACCA). NPA's President, David Carver, Ph.D. served on the Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance from 2011-2014 as well as serving as co-chair in 2014.

It’s Never Too Late or Too Early to Start Planning for Retirement
Nebraska Psychologists Offer Tips to Save for Retirement

It is never too late, or too early, to start planning for retirement. Many people underestimate how much they can or should be saving, and often even postpone saving for retirement because it seems far into the future. The American Psychological Association’s (APA) most recent Stress in AmericaTM survey found that 44 percent of Americans reported saving for retirement as a very or somewhat significant source of money-related stress. More…


Nebraska Psychologists Encourage

Alzheimer’s Caregivers to Improve Well-Being

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be emotionally overwhelming for the individual as well as the family.  As we recognize National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month this November, it’s important to be aware of the unique challenges Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers face. More…


Support the NPA each time you register for a Trust Ethics and Risk Management Webinar
You now have yet another way to earn continuing education credits, become eligible for a 15% savings on Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance premiums for two renewals, and support the Nebraska Psychological Association simply by attending one of the featured
Trust's Ethics and Risk Management CE Webinars.  Simply enter the promotion code TRUST-NE. Watch for more information from The Trust coming soon!

APA's Response to the April 30, 2015 New York Times article on the CIA's torture program.

Members have contacted the APA Central Office expressing concerns about this morning’s New York Times article which recirculated allegations about APA support for the CIA’s torture program.  We understand those concerns.  APA senior governance and staff take the allegations of support for torture and the public misunderstanding they have created very seriously. (Read full response)

How Does Depression Differ from Occasional Sadness?
Everyone experiences sadness from time to time, but depression is more than occasional sadness. October 9 is National Depression Screening Day (NDSD), an annual event to raise awareness of the disease and offer screenings for related mood and anxiety disorders. 

Dr. Diane Marti, the PEC coordinator for the Nebraska Psychological Association, stated that awareness of the symptoms of depression and knowing where to go for help are two key components to addressing this mental health condition. Resources in Nebraska… More

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Congratulations… NPA Member of the Month!

NPA's February Member of the Month is Dave Hansen, Ph.D.

Dave Hansen is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Clinical Psychology Training Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).  Dave is also temporarily serving as Director of the UNL Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior while co-chairing a national search for the next director. 

Dave’s primary research area is child maltreatment (sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect), including development of assessments and interventions for victims and families, maltreatment prevention, and understanding the correlates and consequences of maltreatment.  Much of this research activity occurs in conjunction with clinical services and training provided in collaboration with community agencies

Upcoming events

15 Apr 2016 8:00 AM (UTC-06:00) • Omaha, with remote internet streaming to Scottsbluff
21 Oct 2016 8:00 AM (UTC-06:00) • Scott Conference Center, Omaha, NE

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