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NPA Treasurer and Past President, Dr. Dave Carver (back row, second to left) attended an intensive
four-day training on CBT for PTSD and Suicide Prevention  at the Beck Institute for CBT in Philadelphia. Dr. Aaron Beck one of the founders of CBT, joined them one afternoon to answer questions, and did some patient interview role plays with workshop participants. Dr. Beck is pictured here in the front row with his daughter, Judy. Dr. Beck is 97 years old.

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Thank you to outgoing and incoming NPA Treasurers

NPA Treasurer, Charles Darrow, Ph.D., has accepted a position as a Senior Clinical Forensic Psychologist for the Fourth Judicial District Court in Minneapolis, MN. In his new role, Dr. Darrow is performing court ordered evaluations on issues concerning competency to stand trial, insanity defenses and sex offender risk assessments. It was with great humility and thankfulness that Chuck resigned his position as NPA’s Treasurer last month, acknowledging that it is now no longer feasible or advantageous for the Board for him to continue his tenure as Treasurer.

Dr. Darrow was elected to the position in the Fall of 2013, and re-elected for a second three-year term which began January, 2017. Chuck provided conscientious oversight of NPA’s finances while serving as Treasurer, and as an Early Career Psychologist, brought fresh perspectives to the Board. His dedication and service to NPA and the Board of Directors is greatly appreciated, and we wish him well in his new endeavor!

In accordance with association by-laws, NPA President, Anne Talbot, Psy.D., has appointed David Carver, Ph.D., as Treasurer to serve the remainder of Dr. Darrow’s term. The Treasurer position will come up for election in the Fall of 2019. Dr. Carver is the Executive Director of UNMC’s Counseling & Student Development Center, and is currently serving on the NPA Board of Directors as the immediate Past President, as well as NPA’s APA Council Representative and Division 31 SPTA Advocacy Coordinator.


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NPA Presidential History Honored!
Celebrating a history of great NPA leadership with 8 Past Presidents as well as the current NPA President in attendance at the Spring Conference in Omaha today!

Pictured from left to right with years of presidential term. Back row: William Spaulding, (10/11), John Hunziker, (83/84), Robert Townsend (87/88), Ted DeLaet, (96/97), Thomas Guck, (94/95), Daniel Ullman, (08/09, Jim Madison, (88/89).
Front row: Lynda Madison, (90/91) and current President Anne Talbot.

Thank you for your many contributions
to our association and profession!


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Thank you to all the generous donors who contributed to our Psychology Regulations Update Fundraising Drive scheduled to coincide with last week’s Give to Lincoln Day! Your support of this effort was great! We’re excited to announce we raised over $900, and with our “pay it forward” pledge, donated $235 to the Mental Health Association of Nebraska. We do not yet know how much of the “match funds” will be added to our donation, so watch for additional information.

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ECPs Gather at Oven in Lincoln

Great time at last night’s ECP gathering at the Oven in Lincoln! Several ECP’s met to socialize, and discussed issues relevant to psychologists including NPA’s advocacy with Heritage Health and recently passed PSYPACT, reimbursement concerns,  and healthcare and benefits for psychologists. The conversation also included the new two-part EPPP exam and how it will impact new psychologists seeking licensure in Nebraska.

Pictured above – back row: Megan Watson, Cindy Von Seggern, Patty Cerda-Lizarraga, Belinda Hinojos, Allison Bitz; front row: Sarah King, Levita Bui, and Sarah Hoff

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NPA Announces New Public Education Campaign Coordinator Lisa Logsden, Psy.D.


NPA President Elect, Diane Marti, Ph.D., PEC Coordinator Lisa Logsden, Psy.D. and NPA President Anne Talbot, Psy.D.

NPA Board Members welcomed Lisa Logsden, Psy.D. as the new Public Education Campaign Coordinator (PEC) and the newest member to the board. This position was established with the most recent update to the bylaws voted on by NPA membership last year. NPA President Anne Talbot, Psy.D. officially appointed Dr. Logsden at the recent NPA Board Strategic Planning Meeting (watch for more updates from this meeting). Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Dr. Logsden to her new position!


What does a public education campaign coordinator do? Find out more HERE.

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Omaha Psychologists Meet for Discussion
(Download (NPA in Action)
Several Omaha-area psychologists met for lively conversation  at Charleston’s Restaurant for the return of NPA’s “Omaha Psychologist Luncheon”. NPA Past President and current APA Council Representative Dave Carver, Ph.D. updated the gathering on the recent APA Council of Representatives (COR) meeting in Washington where the combined APA and APA Practice Organization membership was approved. The COR meeting also included discussions on national issues regarding questions of certification of persons with psychology masters degree, guidelines for treatment of obesity in children, the EPPP exam changes and proposal of a two-part licensing exam, and Nebraska potentially being a founding member of the Telepsych Compact. Read MORE

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Save the Date!

Friday, Oct. 19th – NPA Fall Conference “Promoting Resilience in Patients with PTSD and Co-occurring Disorders” with Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.

Click HERE for more information.
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Check out our most recent RxP video "Prescribing Psychologists Meet the Need Part Two".

Click HERE for info on Prescriptive Authority efforts in Nebraska.

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 Heritage Health Behavioral Health Integration Advisory Committee

NPA is currently participating with the Heritage Health Behavioral Health Integration Advisory Committee. Heritage Health (HH) is a  health care delivery system that combines Nebraska’s current physical health, behavioral health, and pharmacy programs into a single comprehensive and coordinated system for Nebraska’s Medicaid and CHIP clients.. NPA Members CLICK HERE for more information on NPA's participation with the Advisory Committee!

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