MPA is the number one outlet for mental health professionals to maintain their continuing education credits through the Minnesota Board of Psychology. Not only do we host renowned national and international speakers to present informative and engaging material, we charge less than many other continuing education providers.
“There’s no other place that can give you the kinds of benefits that MPA offers.” Kay Slama, Ph.D.,LP Clinical/Consulting Psychologist
MPA is a diverse network of mental health professionals and associates that connect to share ideas and resources through conferences, workshops, and online groups. Being a member of MPA means you have a support group of peers and mentors to encourage you in their professional endeavors. You also have an outlet for your talents, and opportunities to build new relationships.
“MPA almost makes me feel like I’m not alone in the practice.” Andrew John, Psy.D. Therapist
MPA is the voice of mental health in Minnesota. Our members are able to shape their profession by engaging in lobbying activities and representing mental health at the state Capitol. Our director of professional affairs also keeps our members in touch with the latest legislative changes to ensure their voice is heard.
We partner and collaborate with outside organizations and companies that bring value to our members, resulting in useful discounts and additional benefits. Our members receive web design services, legal consultation, online data storage, and full-text academic articles all at a discounted rate. See the member benefits to learn more.
Membership in MPA is one of the most valuable investments you will make in your profession. Your membership accelerates your professional career or private practice to the next level and empowers you, with the tools and resources we offer, to be the best you can be.
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Tabitha is an Associate Professor in the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning, in the College of Education and Human Development, at the University of Minnesota. She was previously on the MPA Women’s Division and she’ll be serving on the Governing Council until 2014.
“My goal is to promote psychology in the public interest and to help our members work less stressfully, more productively, and more profitably.”
I have been a member of MPA for about 30 years, and have served as the Legislative Committee Chair for the past nine years, until being chosen as president-elect of MPA. I have previously served two terms (a total of six years) as a General Member of MPA’s Governing Council. I also recently completed a three year term on the Governing Council of the Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services interest section of the American Hospital Association. I am employed as the Director of Behavioral Health Services of St. Cloud Hospital, in St. Cloud, MN.
“I joined APA while I was still a graduate student in the 1970’s and MPA soon after moving to Minnesota in the late ‘70’s. These are our professional organizations, and we are able to do most of what we do today as professionals and as scientists and teachers because these organizations have effectively advocated for psychology in all its forms. We each can make a difference not only by how we fill our role as a psychologist, but also by how we strengthen our discipline and our profession, and support MPA’s mission to serve the science of psychology and its applications while also serving the people of Minnesota. This is worth doing!”
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Dan is the owner and a Clinical Psychologist at Uptown Psychology Group, LLC. He is serving on Governing Council from 2011-2013 and his presidential term lasts until the end of 2012.
“It’s a privilege to be an advocate for the field of psychology. “
Mera is a career consultant and instructor at the University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center. In addition to developing and teaching online courses, she consults with students and co-teaches a clinical research seminar for undergraduates. She was previously the Chair of the Division of Women in Psychology and began her term as Secretary in 2013. She is also a member of the Diversity Committee and has represented MPA as a Diversity Delegate to the APA State Leadership Conference.
“I believe that MPA plays a vital role for psychologists and the public in Minnesota. Being a member and volunteer for MPA these past few years has helped me develop my professional network and to meet others within the field. My goals are to help MPA expand its membership and visibility across the state and to increase our organization’s efficiency and effectiveness.”
Scott is the Sr. Psychologist of UCCS at the University of Minnesota, in addition to running his private practice. He’s served on MPA’s Governing Council and co-chairs the Private Practice Division.
“As the sole professional association for psychologists in the state, MPA is an essential voice for our profession and those we serve. Becoming an active member of MPA has been an honor and taught me that ‘we’ are the Association – it doesn’t exist without you and our collective efforts and talents. Given current and anticipated movements in health care, we need to be a strong voice for psychology – explore ways to engage in MPA now.”