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NPA Town Hall & Reception with Arthur Evans

  • 15 Sep 2023
  • 4:00 PM
  • UNL Student Union – 1400 R Street, Lincoln

Town Hall & Reception

NPA and the UNL Clinical Psychology Training Program is pleased to host Arthur C. Evans, Jr. PhD, APA CEO/Executive Vice President at a

Town Hall & Reception

Friday, September 15, 2023

UNL Student Union – 1400 R Street, Lincoln

4:00 PM NPA Meeting (Members Only)

5:30 PM Town Hall (Open to All)

Dr. Evans' Presentation: "A Vision for the Future

of APA and Psychology" followed by

Q&A, NPA Friend of

Psychology Award Presentation,

and Reception

Please join us for this unique opportunity to engage in conversation with APA CEO and Executive Vice President Arthur Evans, Jr., PhD. The Town Hall will include a brief presentation by Dr. Evans, followed by audience Q&A, presentation of the 2023 NPA Friend of Psychology Award and Reception.

NPA members are invited to join us earlier for the member-only NPA Meeting at which we will highlight recent activities, advocacy and issues NPA addresses on behalf of psychologists and mental health providers in Nebraska.

Arthur C. Evans, Jr., PhD
Described as a visionary and transformational leader, policymaker and health care innovator Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, is CEO of the American Psychological Association, the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. With over 146,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as APA members, a top priority of Evans’ current work is applying psychological science and knowledge to a wide range of complex societal issues.  

Previously, for over two decades, Evans served in public policy positions in Philadelphia and Connecticut, where he led the transformation of their behavioral health systems and their approaches to serving a wide range of individuals with complex needs. Evans has employed science, research, community activism, spirituality, traditional clinical care, policy, and cross-system collaborations to change the status quo around behavioral health. Over the years he has received national and international recognition, including prestigious awards in government, healthcare service, visionary leadership, actionable advocacy, equity and social justice.  

He has held faculty appointments at the Yale University School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Drexel School of Public Health, and is the author or co-author of over 60 peer-reviewed research articles, chapters, reviews and editorials. Evans holds a doctorate in clinical/community psychology from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in experimental psychology from Florida Atlantic University, where he also completed his undergraduate work.

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