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Senator Jim Carlson Awarded Presidential Citation by Psychologists

MPA presented Senator Jim Carlson, who represents Eagan and Burnsville, with a Presidential Citation at a luncheon on Thursday, December 14. Constituents told Sen. Carlson of challenges they experienced with the regulatory board for licensure of psychologists. Sen. Carlson’s quick action and aplomb helped to engage a variety of stakeholders in a discussion resulting in legislative changes and improved working relationships between psychologists and their licensing board. Click here to read more.


Representative Deb Kiel Honored as a Psychologists’ Legislative Champion, Named 2017 Legislator of the Year

MPA presented Representative Deb Kiel, R-Crookston, their legislator of the year award at a luncheon on Thursday, December 14.  Rep. Kiel was instrumental in passing legislation to support the profession of psychology, ultimately improving access to psychological services for Minnesotans. Click here to read more.


MPA 2018 Election Results

Please join the Executive Committee in congratulating Susan McPherson, President-Elect, 2018; Jessica Gourneau, Chair of the Multicultural Division; Robert Van Siclen, Chair of the Private Practice Division (re-elected) and Trisha Stark, Federal Advocacy Coordinator.

Susan will become President-Elect starting January 1, 2018, President in 2019, and Immediate Past-President in 2020. Jessica and Bob will assume their duties on January 1, 2018, and will serve three year terms. Trisha will also assume her new duties on January 1, 2018, and will serve a three year term.

Also, please join us in thanking Sy Gross for his many years of dedicated and effective service as the Federal Advocacy Coordinator.



Please click here to review this press release from the APA from Thursday, Oct 12, 2017.

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.

Click here to find out HOW we have your back!

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

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 -

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

In situations like these, many voices help.

Minnesota Psychological Association


MPA Condemns Trump Administration for Word Ban

December 18, 2017

Today MPA issued a press release condemning the directive from Trump Administration to ban the use of certain words by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Please click here to read the full press release.
Minnesota Psychological Association

2017 Apportionment and Bylaws Amendment Election Results

Review the results of the Apportionment and Bylaws Amendment Election.

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    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.