Utah Psychological Association

July 2018 Newsletter

July 26, 2018 6:35 PM | Tom Mullin (Administrator)

Welcoming New Board Members and Membership Renewal

The Membership Drive is in Full Swing

UPA's ability to protect and enhance psychology education, science and practice is dictated by budget, and the costs of these efforts need to be shared by all psychologists benefitting from such efforts.  We hope you will support your professional organization. Any increased financial support directly allows UPA to expand its involvement in all relevant areas.  Your dues will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our advocacy efforts.  Again, we thank you for being a member of UPA and sharing the responsibility of maintaining the one state association that does so much for our profession. 
Complete your 2018 membership by visiting http://www.utpsych.org or call Teresa Bruce at (801)410-0337.
For your convenience the membership category descriptions and associated fees are included below. 
Membership Category Descriptions:

Student Member $40: Students shall be persons who are in undergraduate or graduate programs in psychology, or working toward a professional degree in psychology in a school of recognized standing.
Emeritus Retired $74: Members who are 65 years or older and no longer engage in the practice of psychology for remuneration, but may  be providing voluntary psychological services without pay. If no longer licensed, they have previously met all requirements for licensure and have voluntarily relinquished such licensure.
Emeritus Practitioner Member $150: Members over 65 providing psychological services for a fee.
Non-Licensed New Graduate/Psychology Resident Member $115: Members who are (0-2 years) post graduation and/or are practicing as psychology residents.
Academician/Research Special Assessment $178 : Members who engage in full-time teaching and/or research related to psychology and who provide psychological services for a fee. 
Academician/Researcher $150:  Members engaging in full-time teaching and/or research related to psychology.
Practitioner $236: Members providing psychological services for a fee.
Sustaining Member $294: Members who are in good standing whose dues reflect their exceptional commitment to UPA.

Hello! From Some of The 2018 UPA Board

Member At Large:

Katie Fortenberry PhD: is serving UPA in her second term as Member-At-Large. As an elected member of the board, she assists multiple committees as needs arise including the Education Committee and the Membership Committee. She is happy to work with psychologists across the state to help identify ways that UPA can continue to serve our community.

Treasurer and COR Representative:

Cathie R. Fox, PhD: is currently serving as Treasurer and UPA representative to the COR.  As Treasurer, she is responsible for overseeing the funds of UPA.  Cathie chairs the finance committee and develops a budget proposal for the full Board to approve prior to each fiscal year.
As the UPA representative to the Council of Representatives for the American Psychological Association (COR).  The COR is the legislative body of APA and is responsible for setting policy and overseeing the funds of the organization.  As a voting member, she attends two COR meetings per year and acts as the liaison between all Utah members of APA.

Early Career Psychology Committee:

Keith D. McGoldrick, PhD: is the Chair of the Early Career Psychology Committee (ECP). The ECP holds several events to help ECPs and others network and get to know each other. In addition, they will hold a series of lunch webinars to provide training in setting up and running a private practice as well as other trainings (details will be posted on the listserv). In addition, they continue our annual mentor-mentee match in December.

Insurance Committee:

Amanda Rapacz, PsyD: Is the Insurance Committee Chair and Member at Large. The objective of the insurance committee is to monitor changes and purposed changes made by insurance companies and other reimbursement programs that directly impact psychologists and update members accordingly.

Legislative Committee:

Ashley Greenwell, PhD: has served as the legislative chair for the UPA since 2017. Each year important legislation that stands to impact us as psychologists and those we serve is introduced during the Utah session. Our Committee tracks new bills, meets with lawmakers, and coordinates with related mental health disciplines to promote legislation that supports the work of psychologists.

RxP Committee:

R. Brock Frost, PhD: is a board certified neuropsychologist who completed post-doctoral training in psychopharmacology through Fairleigh Dickinson University, one of four APA designated psychopharmacology programs. Dr. Frost is the current RxP committee chair at UPA. Dr. Frost's agenda includes populating the committee with additional members interested in RxP in order to reinitiate the discussion about RxP in Utah. Future goals include laying the groundwork to put UPA in a position to move this practice issue forward.

Student Representative:

Magenta Silberman: is the 2018 Student Representative, along with Christina Omlie as the Student Representative-Elect! Magenta is a third-year graduate student in the school psychology doctoral program at the University of Utah.  The objective of the student committee this year is to provide greater support for students studying psychology and related fields and begin to develop a partnership between students and communities who need support. Some events the student committee plans to host this year includes: a professional panel with practicing psychologists in Utah, volunteering with local organizations, and social events.

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