Congratulations William Spaulding, Ph.D.
NPA is honored and delighted to congratulate Past-President and Legislative Chair Dr. Will Spaulding who was awarded the Kraepelin-Alzheimer Medal in Germany on September 27, 2014 where he was an invited speaker at a symposium on schizophrenia. The award cites Spaulding’s “excellent research on treatment and rehabilitation of schizophrenia”.
Dr. Spaulding is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Nebraska where he teaches graduate courses on psychopathology, psychopharmacology and the history and philosophy of psychology, and supervises clinical practica. He maintains an active clinical and consulting practice, including staff positions in community-based and hospital-based psychiatric rehabilitation programs. . More…
Another NPA Leader Accomplishment
NPA has another NPA leader accomplishment to announce: President-elect Dave Carver recently co-chaired the APA Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance (ACCA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC Sept. 26-27. Dave is completing his third year on ACCA. This committee focuses on promoting colleague assistance programs in conjunction with state and provincial psychological associations. Topics discussed at the annual meeting included: 1) developing monitoring and recovery programs for impaired psychologists, 2) creating "competent constellation communities" that emphasize peer consultation and expanded professional development opportunities, and 3) organizational systems and societal components of professional wellness. Dr. Carver will also lead a workshop on small state multi-disciplinary licensee assistance programs at the March 2015 APA State Leadership Conference with ACCA colleague Julio Rojas, PhD from Oklahoma. Cheers to Dr. Carver for his work on these important issues!
Managing Fears About Ebola
With news of a confirmed death from Ebola in the United States, many Americans are concerned about the potential impact of this disease. Learn more about simple and effective ways to manage your fears and anxieties.
NPA Members – Click Here for additional information useful for media and psychologists preparing for media interview about managing anxiety about Ebola.
How Does Depression Differ from Occasional Sadness?
October 9th is Depression Screening Day
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
Cost of Autism Treatment Spurs Nebraska HHS to Reverse Stance, Oppose Medicaid Coverage of It
Nebraska Medicaid officials have done an about-face on paying for highly effective but potentially costly children’s autism treatment.
A few months ago, the Department of Health and Human Services was seeking federal permission for Medicaid to cover the treatment.
Department attorneys filed a motion in court on June 23 saying HHS was “cautiously optimistic” about getting such approval.
But earlier this month, Kerry Winterer, the department’s CEO, sent a letter to federal officials questioning their authority to issue a directive requiring Medicaid coverage of the treatment. More…
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What NPA is doing for you!!
Members… Read how your dues are working for you as NPA Director of Professional Affairs, Ted DeLaet, Ph.D., is working as NPA's representative to the Nebraska Behavioral Health Coalition (NBHC) with respect to implementation of a HHS proposal to eliminate the Medicaid Pre-Treatment Assessment (PTA).
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