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Thank you for your support throughout the year! We wish you, your family and friends a warm, safe and Happy Thanksgiving!


Congratulations Nebraska Mental Health Centers

Congratulations Nebraska Mental Health Centers whose Psychology Internship Training Program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation!
NPA recognizes their continued commitment to excellence and providing quality mental health services to the community, while also training the next generation of psychologists. Gaining APA accreditation is a difficult, time consuming process. This program is needed in Nebraska to train psychologists likely to remain and practice in Nebraska. Thank you for this contribution to the people of Nebraska and to our profession.
Prior to APA accreditation, NMHC has been a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) since 2011 and has graduated 23 psychology interns.
To learn more about NMHC and our APA Accredited Doctoral Psychology Internship Program, contact them at 402-483-6990 or or go to


Interesting interview with McKrae Game on NPR

McKrae Game founded one of the largest conversion therapy programs, and has come out as gay and is apologizing for the harm he has done.


Heritage Health Open Enrollment Information

Just an FYI… the Notice of Annual Enrollment letter has been sent to all Heritage Health members notifying them of the upcoming Open Enrollment period. Your medicaid clients will have the opportunity to make changes during this period. Click HERE for more information including a helpful comparison chart that clinicians may want to review with their clients during this open enrollment period.


NPA Member Cate Hazeldine, PhD, Featured on NET "Nebraska: State of Mental Health"

NPA member, Cate Hazeldine, Ph.D. (“Dr. Cate”) was recently featured on “Rural Nebraskans Leading Effort To Expand Mental Health Services” – an episode of NET’s ongoing reporting project “Nebraska: State of Mental Health.” Find out about the great work Dr. Cate, her staff at Western Nebraska Behavioral Health and other mental health clinicians in the area are doing in rural Nebraska. Dr. Cate would also like to recognize the great support provided from BHECN – the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska – and thank them for their resources and help in funding FARM CAMP each year. Click HERE to hear how rural communities are leading the way in finding creative approaches to expanding services at home.


Nebraska State Senator Stinner meets with Interns and Psychologists in Scottsbluff

Nebraska Senator John Stinner met with High Plains Psychology Consortium doctoral psychology interns, NPA Immediate Past President, Anne Talbot, Psy.D. and President Elect, Katie Carrizales, as well as Options in Psychology staff and other clinicians who shared concerns about HHS caseworker recruitment and retention, social worker training needs for work force development. Thank you Senator Stinner for your time, interest and support of mental and behavioral health issues in Nebraska! Click HERE for more photos.


Did you catch NPA President Elect, Dr. Katie Carrizales, on NPR? Check it out here:


Is your membership for 2019 current? It's not too late to reinstate your membership! Renew today! 


ECP Committee Hosts Successful Event
Thank you to NPA's ECP Committee for hosting an informative and fun evening featuring Will Spaulding, Ph.D. and Joe Swoboda, Ph.D. presenting
"Understanding the Legislative Process". Drs. Spaulding and Swoboda shared their knowledge of the political and legislative issues that have been most relevant to the practice of psychology in Nebraska over the years.

And thank you to Drs. Swoboda and Spaulding for an excellent presentation! Several ECPs, students and long-time NPA members joined us for this informal and interesting evening!


Congratulations to our Winners!
We LOVE Our Members!
NPA loves our members and appreciate their ongoing support and involvement! Individuals who renewed their membership or joined NPA by October 19th were entered in a drawing for FREE admission to a 2019 NPA workshop. Ten names were drawn at the Fall Conference, and we want to congratulate the following winners:

Kathryn Benes, David Carver, Mary Fran Flood, Catherine Jones- Hazeldine, Tracy List Kalnins, Jane Karges, Lisa Logsden, Lori Lundquist Wall, Ann Potter, Dario Pulido

Please join us in Congratulating these members! And be sure to get your membership renewed for 2019! If you are not a member, now is the time to join!
Click HERE for a calendar with next year’s events!


Great Turnout and Fun at NPA's Recent Meet & Greet in Lincoln!
Several psychologists, students, interns and guests had a great time at the recent NPA Meet and Greet! Checkout more pictures and videos of the live Music HERE.


NPA President Presents at PSYPACT Educational Summit in DC
NPA's President, Anne Talbot, Psy.D., presented this week at PSYPACT Education Summit sponsored by ASPPB and the Council of State Governments (CSG) in Washington, DC. Dr. Talbot provided The State Perspective, discussing Nebraska's process and NPA's support and advocacy efforts for passage of LB1034 which included the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT). Dr. Talbot is pictured here with Sally Cameron, NCPA Executive Director, and Janet Pippin Orwig ED for PSYPACT.
View more pictures HERE.


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.


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!


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


If you have not yet renewed your membership, make sure you do so today! It's simple… just log in to your member profile, click on "View Profile", then "Renew".


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!

NPA endorses the Trust and its Insurance Programs.

APA Practice Organization Legislative Action Center


Check out our informative  videos discussing how prescribing psychologists can meet the need.

Click HERE for info on Prescriptive Authority efforts in Nebraska.


 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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