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Mental Health Day on the Hill
Thursday, March 16, 2017, 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM CST
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Mental Health Day on the Hill - 1.5 CEs available

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Program begins at 8:15 at Capitol Building, Room 316 (note new time and location)
Day ends at 3:00 p.m.

The Minnesota Psychological Association will be joining in on the Mental Health Day on the Hill scheduled for March 16, 2017. We have had great experiences with Mental Health Day and participants have enjoyed getting involved in the legislative process.  The key to legislative success is the development of working relationships with our legislators. We need all psychologists to be engaged with their legislators to ensure that our profession is supported and so that the health care system is responsive to the needs of those we serve.

Mental Health Day will include meeting at 8:15 a.m. at the Capitol Building, Room 316, in St. Paul. We will review some general information about the legislative process, and specifics of legislation MPA is working on this year. This review of advocacy strategy and issues will be the part of the day eligible for CE credit. We will then go to the Capitol for pre-scheduled meetings with attendees’ legislators. A rally will be held in the Capitol rotunda where a variety of mental health providers and consumers will gather at noon to support mental health legislation. At the end of the day, we will touch base with participants to debrief about their experiences.

Click here for more information.

 


Contact: Trisha Stark, trishas@trishastarkphdlp.com


Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation.Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds.We aspire to becoming alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and practitioners.