Temporary Office Closure Notice
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MPA staff is working remotely. The best way to reach them is via email at [email protected]. Phone calls will be answered Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. If you call outside of those hours, please leave a voicemail and a staff member will return your call. Thank you for your patience during this time.
 

Important Conversion Therapy Update
July 22: The State of Minnesota joins with the cities of Bloomington, Duluth, Golden Valley, Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, St. Paul, Red Wing, Robbinsdale, Rochester, West St. Paul, Winona, 23 other states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and a growing number of municipalities across the country that have taken action against conversion therapy. We stand with the scientific, medical, and education communities, and we affirm the broad public and private consensus rejecting conversion therapy. MPA has taken a strong stance on this issue and provided testimonial to help push this decision through. We are proud that our efforts have paid off and thankful to our members that contributed. We will continue to monitor the situation and stay active on this as it evolves.

2021 Minnesota Health and Human Services Bill Highlights
June 30: Click here for a brief summary of some the sections of the 2021 Minnesota Health and Human Services budget bill. For a more in-depth summary, please contact [email protected].

MPA Board Member Joined White House Conversation
June 22: Congratulations to MPA's APA Council Representative, Robin McLeod, Ph.D., LP, on her discussion with Vivek Murthy, M.D., U.S. Surgeon General, Neetu Abad, Ph.D., psychologist at the CDC, Rufus Spann, Ph.D., school psychologist, Kelly Roberts, MFT, Suzzette Garcia, LPCC, and Bechara Choucair, M.D., White House vaccination coordinator, on the critical role psychologists and mental health professionals play in the COVID-19 vaccination efforts, particularly through addressing their patients’ questions and concerns about the vaccine. We are lucky to have Minnesota psychologists representing the field so well on a national platform. Thank you Dr. McLeod! Click here to watch the full recording of the conversation.

PSYPACT Signed Into Law by Governor Walz
June 8: On May 25, 2021 Governor Walz signed PSYPACT into law following unanimous votes for its support in the Minnesota House and Senate. PSYPACT is administered by the PSYPACT commission and going to their site is the best way to get accurate information. You can find that site here. If you want to know the details of the PSYPACT bill for Minnesota, you can review it hereClick here for some FAQs.


 

 

Other updates:

Legislative Updates

VoterVoice Action Center

COVID-19 Resources

Racial Justice Resources

COVID Cares Phone Line

 

 


MPA 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 become 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, policymakers, and practitioners.