MPA Delegates Advocate for Massachusetts Psychologists at the APA State Leadership Conference
Thursday, April 14, 2016
MPA delegates represented a variety of practice areas at the 2016 APA State Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. Front row: Brian Doherty, MPA Executive Director; Michael Goldberg, PhD, Director of Professional Affairs at MPA; MPA President Abbie Seibert, PhD; Luana Bessa, PhD, Diversity Delegate. Back row: Charmain Jackman, PhD, MPA Board member and Diversity Delegate; Brad Brummett, PhD, MPA Board Member and Early Career Delegate; Emily Mohr, PhD, MPA Public Education Coordinator and Committee Chair; MPA President-Elect Dawn Cisewski, PsyD. MPA Federal Advocacy Coordinator Linda Daniels, PsyD, and MPA Past President Mabel Lam, PhD, who was Chair of the APA Committee of State Leaders, also attended the conference.
Last month, a group of MPA members and staff attended the annual APA State Leadership Conference (SLC) in Washington, DC. The SLC provides advocacy training for leaders from state psychological associations to promote issues of importance to psychologists and to support professional psychological practice at the state and national levels.
MPA members who attended the SLC also had the opportunity to meet with members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation and their staff to advocate on behalf of MPA members and psychologists statewide, to gain congressional support of proposed legislation that supports psychologists, the practice of psychology, and consumers of mental health service in Massachusetts.
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MPA members met with congressional leaders to advocate on behalf of Massachusetts psychologists: MPA Diversity Delegates Charmain Jackman, PhD and Luana Bessa, PhD; Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy, III; MPA Federal Advocacy Coordinator Linda Daniels, PsyD; MPA Executive Director Brian Doherty.