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Call for 2020 Continuing Education Event Proposals

The MPA Education and Training Committee is calling for continuing education event proposals to be held during the 2020 calendar year. The committee will begin reviewing proposals on Tuesday, August 13. 
Click here to submit a proposal online.

MPA Affirms the APA Statement on Expected Rule Eliminating 20-Day Limit on Detaining Immigrant Children

Decision is detrimental to children's mental health, says APA. Click here to read the full statement.

MPA Affirms the Recent Statement by APA President, Rosie Phillips Davis, Ph.D., on the Pernicious Effect of Racism on Physical and Mental Health

“Statements such as, ‘Go back where you came from’ or ‘Send her back’ can cause pervasive harm to the health and mental health of people of color across the nation. Psychological science has demonstrated that racism can cause mental health symptoms similar to trauma. Racism has been shown to have negative cognitive and behavioral effects on both children and adults and to increase anxiety, depression, self-defeating thoughts and avoidance behaviors. I personally understand the harmful impact of such statements and implore my fellow citizens to think carefully before they speak because words have measurable consequences. This is not who we are as Americans.”

Click here for the full statement.

MPA Has Your Back!

Worried about your professional future and the future of psychology? Want to make sure your voice is heard? MPA represents you and is the only organization in Minnesota protecting your professional interests.

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Click here to read the tips for talking to colleagues about joining MPA.

Congratulations to our MPA Members who were Honored at the 2019 APA Convention


Dr. Gary Fischler and Dr. BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya received Fellow status at APA.


Dr. Bruce Bobbitt receiving the
APA Division 31 Psychologist
of the Year Award.

Dr. Kay Slama receiving the APA
Rural Health Award from
chair-elect of the APA Committee
on Rural Health

Click here to view more photos from the convention.

MPA AFFIRMS STATEMENT OF APA PRESIDENT IN RESPONSE TO MASS SHOOTINGS IN TEXAS, OHIO

"Our condolences are with the families and friends of those killed or injured in these horrific shootings and with all Americans affected every day by the twin horrors of hate and gun violence.

“As our nation tries to process the unthinkable yet again, it is clearer than ever that we are facing a public health crisis of gun violence fueled by racism, bigotry and hatred. The combination of easy access to assault weapons and hateful rhetoric is toxic. Psychological science has demonstrated that social contagion — the spread of thoughts, emotions and behaviors from person to person and among larger groups — is real, and may well be a factor, at least in the El Paso shooting...

Click here to read the full statement.

     

    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.