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!

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

Time to renew your AK-PA membership!

It’s time to renew your annual membership for 2018!!! The membership year runs Jan 1st to Dec 31. Save 10% off your dues if you renew by January 31st!

Some of the Benefits of Membership include:

  • Opportunity to be involved in how the field of psychology develops and is represented in Alaska
  • Monitoring of proposed legislation and Legislative lobbying to protect your interests as a Psychological Professional in Alaska
  • Discounts for AK-PA sponsored Continuing Education events
  • Access to the AK-PA members-only listserv
  • Free listing in the Member Referral Directory
  • Free ethics consultations
  • Two $500 Student Research Grants are offered annually to qualified applicants to support our undergraduate and graduate student members
  • AK-PA Graduate Students (AKPAGS) provide student members opportunities for student leadership and host Fifth Friday Socials
  • Fifth Friday Socials are non-CE training, colloquium, social, or collegial events that connect the professional and student communities

AK-PA invites your participation! We value our members and the contributions they bring to our communities across Alaska. Joining AK-PA provides a platform for supporting and shaping the profession, mentoring emerging professionals, networking with other providers, and sharing experiences on diverse topics!

Click here to join/renew your membership today!

Now Accepting Proposals for Student Research & Service Grants

AK-PA offers two $500 grants each year to support undergraduate and graduate student research & community service projects in the field of psychology. Proposals need to be submitted via email to executivedirector@ak-pa.org no later than October 18, 2017. A detailed description of proposal requirements can be found in this PDF.

Student research grant recipients will be notified via email and congratulated on the AK-PA listservs and website. Grantees will accept their funds and briefly share about their research / service project at the AK-PA Annual Meeting on November 18, 2017!

Questions? Send an email to your AK-PA Graduate Student representatives at akpags@ak-pa.org.

Board of Directors Election Results

Congratulations to the new AK-PA BOD members! Visit our Board of Directors page to learn more about them and their roles on the Board.

Hannah Ekstrom, PsyD

Brittany Freitas-Murrell, MS

Erin Johnson, PhD

We are still seeking individuals interested in serving as President-Elect and Treasurer for the Board. If you are interested, please use the form on the Elections page to submit your information to our Executive Director!

Board of Directors Elections

The time is upon us to elect new members to the AK-PA Board of Directors!

Please consider taking five minutes out of your day to visit our Elections page, where you can review the slate of candidates for our Member-at-Large seats and cast your vote!

Time to renew your AK-PA membership!

It’s time to renew your annual membership with AK-PA for 2017. The membership year runs Jan 1st to Dec 31. Save 10% off your dues if you renew by January 31st!

Benefits of Membership
>>  Utilize the AK-PA listserv and our E-Newsletter for active and continuous interaction about state-wide resources, issues and best practices. The E-Newsletter is only sent to current members!!
>>  Enjoy fellowship, collegiality, and networking opportunities with peers state-wide.
>>  Participate in interest groups and committees to share your ideas.
>>  Apply for small grants and travel funds for our rural Alaskan members.
>>  Free listing in our online Professional Referral Directory of licensed AK-PA clinical members with advertisement of your credentials, specialties, contact information and website.
>>  Free listing in our online Speaker Referral Directory to market your expertise to agencies, associations, reporters, schools and panels for talks and interviews.
>>  Enjoy discounts on CE events.
>>  Receive free ethics consultation.
>>  Legislative advocacy for state mental health practice in Juneau and D.C.

AK-PA needs and values your participation. We cannot be better than our membership. It is our professional responsibility to support and shape the profession, mentor newer professionals, bolster professional cohesion, and contribute to psychological education.

Membership in the Alaska Psychological Association is the best vehicle for all of these values. The more you lend your talent to AK-PA, the more impact your work will have and the more we will accomplish. Thank you for your continued support of your state professional association – we look forward to serving you during the coming year!

Click here to join / renew your membership!