AK-PA BOD Elections 2020

It’s that time of year again when the Alaska Psychological Association is looking to solicit nominations for individuals interested in serving as part of the AK-PA Board of Directors. Elections will be held during the month of June. AK-PA’s long-term goal is to be a statewide leader in mental health. We need your help to reach this goal and keep AK-PA an active and productive association. All full or affiliate members of AK-PA are encouraged to consider serving on the Board (if you are not currently a member, it’s not too late – you can apply on our website: www.ak-pa.org/join).

AK-PA is seeking nominations for several positions. Each position will serve a two-year term beginning August 16, 2020.

  • The Secretary creates a record of all the meetings of the Association and is a member of the Board’s Executive Committee.
  • Three Members-at-Large, who serve as a liaison between the general AK-PA membership and the Board, working to form and chair workgroups for various special interests and projects (e.g., Disaster Response Network, Early Career Psychologist, Rural Practice)
You are welcome to nominate yourself or someone else for these positions. If you are interested in learning more, have questions about Board service, or would like to submit a nomination, please send an email to info@ak-pa.org. All nominations will be reviewed by the elections workgroup and a slate of candidates will be included on the ballot. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2020.

 

Please consider nominating yourself or another member to serve on the Board – filling these positions is vital to the continued success of AK-PA!

Reaching Out to Our Community

Dear Alaskan Community,

We know that during this time of uncertainty, many in our community are under strain and stress.  We are incredibly grateful to see how out community has come together in strength and resilience.  Please continue to connect and reach out to each other in fellowship and with resources.  On behalf of our AK-PA Board of Directors, we also want to reach out to our community to offer additional helpful resources for dealing with the impact of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resources for Practice

Telebehavioral Health Resources

Distance Learning Resources for Students and Faculty

COVID-19 Specific Concerns

Disaster Relief Loans

Guidance on HIPPA and 42 CFR During COVID-19 Pandemic

Guidance on Reimbursement with Medicare

Direction for Health Care Professionals during COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Community Resources

Resources for Those in Need

Resources for Households during COVID-19 Pandemic

Resources for Families

Stay Informed

COVID-19 Information

As we know, the situation with the COVID-19 Pandemic is dynamic and resources will be evolving.  Please continue to connect with reliable and up-to-date information from these sources:

Please reach out to us with questions or ways your Board can support our community during this time.

Stay healthy and safe,

Alaska Psychological Association Board of Directors

Join us for AK-PA’s Annual Meeting!

AK-PA members are invited to join the Board for AK-PA’s Annual Meeting from 6.00 – 7.00pm on Monday, December 09. We will be meeting at Marco T’s Pizzeria, 302 W Fireweed Lane, Anchorage, AK 99503.

Find us in the side room, hear what AK-PA has been doing for you this past year, and enjoy a complimentary beverage of your choice as a small token of thanks for your membership.

We hope to see you there!

Upcoming CE Event — Ethics & Risk Management in a Digital World 2.0

Join AK-PA on Friday, February 22, 2019 for a 6-credit CE event, “Ethics and Risk Management in the Digital World 2.0,” presented by Daniel Taube, JD, PhD, with The Trust Insurance.

We will be livestreaming this event and current AK-PA members and students will enjoy reduced registration rates (haven’t renewed yet? there’s still time to save 10% on your 2019 membership)!

Visit our website to learn more and secure your spot at this excellent training opportunity

Hope to see you there!

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Upcoming APAGS Quarterly Event

Join us for AK-PA’s upcoming Quarterly Event (formerly 5th Fridays) on October 24th from 6pm to 7:30pm. We are honored to host Elsie Boudreau as our special presenter. Elsie’s story was portrayed in the PBS documentary The Silence and she will facilitate a discussion on historical and intergenerational trauma. Don’t miss this special opportunity to meet a true advocate for Alaskan communities!

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Upcoming MLA Workgroup Session

Attention AK-PA members!
 
Please consider joining the Board at a workgroup session regarding the proposed Model Licensure Act (MLA) and what that may mean for Alaska. We will be discussing the work that has been accomplished and planning our next steps of this ambitious project. The workgroup session will be held at Marco T’s Pizza in midtown Anchorage (302 W Fireweed Lane). We hope to see you there!

Recent Indictment of an AKPA Member

The Alaska Psychological Association (AKPA) is deeply saddened to learn of the recent indictment of one of our members on charges of Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography. Without commenting on the current charges, as we have no information about them beyond what has been presented by local news outlets, we wish to make the following statement. AKPA universally and unequivocally condemns any action, whether taken by an AKPA member or a member of the public, which violates the rights or general wellbeing of others. We fully support investigations by the appropriate authorities into matters which run contrary to these basic tenets of our profession.

We wish to acknowledge the support available, through Alaskan agencies and national bodies, for people who feel that they have been victims of abuse:

Alaska Cares, (907) 561-8301, www.alaska.providence.org/locations/c/cares

National Sexual Violence Resource Center, (717) 909-0710, www.nsvrc.org

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), (800) 656-4673, www.rainn.org