MPA Membership Benefits
As the times change in health care, you will want the advocacy and information that MPA can bring you. MPA enables psychologists to speak with one voice to industry, academia & government on crucial issues: licensure, managed care, mental health policy, training and more. MPA continually strives to improve the professional life of psychologists and to increase membership benefits.
MPA has never been more successful in its lobbying and negotiating efforts with managed care companies and the State to protect our ability to practice as psychologists. As the times change in health care, you will want advocacy and information that the MPA can bring to you.
FREE LEGAL COUNSEL:
When in need it is reassuring and instructive to have rapid access to competent legal help. The MPA provides access to legal counsel who is a psychologist and is very familiar with medical-legal problems that might occur in the course of clinical practice. The attorney will respond to your request, by phone appointment made through the MPA office.
FREE ETHICS CONSULTATION:
There is a monthly consultant to discuss your ethical questions; call MPA to find out who is on call.
MPA's Director of Professional Affairs provides consultations to assist members with practice issues.
Get information almost immediately about fast breaking professional issues, make and receive referrals, discuss issues of interest to psychologists all with the convenience of email! A collegial group of psychologists respond to your requests, be it personal or a patient referral.The listserv provides an exchange of information about managed care, answers your questions and offers options for additional information.
MPA COMMITTEES & INTEREST GROUPS:
MPA Committees and Interest Groups provide an excellent opportunity to network with professionals in your specific practice area. There are over 15 active committees & groups that provide opportunities for the exchange of professional ideas, clinical problems, networking and practice opportunities.
CE EVENTS AT MEMBER DISCOUNT RATE:
High quality continuing education opportunities are provided regularly. MPA presents many workshops each year and an Annual Conference that will offer networking and other opportunities to exchange ideas with colleagues at a great venue. Topics cover member interests as well as new developments in the field. Hear knowledgeable presenters at a member's low cost.
HEALTH, DENTAL AND DISABILITY INSURANCE:
These as well as other group buying power opportunities are available to members. Call us for a complete listing of available programs or visit our Delta Dental information page here.
MPA WEBSITE, MEMBER DIRECTORY AND REFERRAL SERVICE:
MPA’s website www.masspsych.org is a wonderful resource for psychologists, students and the public. It is easily available to members to check a colleague’s membership, a referral source for a patient or to find office space for rent or an available position, if you are new to the area or changing jobs. The referral service is available to the public as well. For students there is a listing of area Post Doc programs and informational resources.