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APA 2018 Practice Leadership Conference Highlights

MPA President, Bruce Bobbitt, Ph.D., LP, spoke at this year’s Practice Leadership Conference on understanding the legislative and regulatory trends promoting quality measurement and what to do about it in your practice. MPA Past-President, Robin McLeod, Ph.D., was Chair of the Advocacy-Mentoring Subcommittee and helped facilitate a session on Pathways to Advocacy.

 

MPA Affirms the APA Statement Regarding Transgender Individuals Serving in the Military

The Governing Council of the Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA) affirms the American Psychological Association's (APA) statement regarding transgender individuals serving in the military. We are concerned about the negative impact these policies can have on transgender Minnesotans serving in the military. These limits are not based on rigorous psychological research. We stand with transgender individuals and call on the Trump administration to reconsider these limits on their service.

Click here to read APA's press release.

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.

82nd Annual Convention Photos

Thank you to those who joined us for this year's Annual Convention on April 20-21! Check out some photos from the day by clicking here.



Psychology Leaders Complete 300 Visits to Members of Congress in One Day

Psychologists and psychology graduate students representing 50 state psychological associations made more than 300 lobbying visits to their members of Congress on March 13, 2018, advocating for psychologists and Americans’ access to mental health services. MPA leadership was in attendance and had several Capitol Hill visits.

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MPA Calls on Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota to Cease Recoupment

December 18, 2017

Today MPA formally requested that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBSMN) cease its efforts to recoup overpayments for Medicaid claims made to behavioral health providers due to Blue Cross Blue Shield’s own errors in processing those claims. We understand the critical nature of this issue and will be working on your behalf during this challenging time.
 
MPA has issued a press release available here.

Read the letter here.

If you wish to file a complaint yourself, you can send it to Marie Zimmerman who oversees Medicaid for the State - [email protected]

You can also file a complaint with the Department of Commerce here.

In situations like these, many voices help.

 
Sincerely,
Minnesota Psychological Association

     

    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.