Knoxville Area Psychological Association


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The Knoxville Area Psychological Association (KAPA) is a regional affiliate of the Tennessee Psychological Association. As an organization, our mission is to advance psychology as a profession and a science, to promote the mental health of our community, and to further the education of our members by offering continuing education.

Member Benefits

  Stay up to date with scientific advancements of psychology through web articles and continuing education presentations.

  Partner with your peers in our active community to coordinate patient care and about research and professional opportunities.

  Enjoy discounts to attend the 25th Fall Psychiatric Symposium of the Mental Health Association of East Tennessee.

  When available, meals for KAPA Continuing Education presentations are offered at no additional charge.

  Come see friends and connect!

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Upcoming Continuing Education Presentations:

Tuesday, August 16 - Thursday, August 18, 2022

Department of Energy (DOE) Workshop Series

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Monday, September 19, 2022, 6:30-8:00 p.m. EST

Cancer and Psychological Stress

Denise Stillman, Ph.D. and Debra Sullivan, Ph.D.

Cancer Support Community East Tennessee



Registration


This program is presented at the post-doctoral introductory level. The program's content is designed for psychologists who may have little or no background in the content area but who can become acquainted with the theoretical underpinnings, principles, methods, and perspectives of the content area.



New Billing Disclosures and Telepsychology          Rules to Take Effect in 2022

Legislation passed in December 2020 is set to take effect next month. The rules require providers to notify clients in advance of expected costs. Please see a recent legal issues article from the American Psychological Association for additional details and a template for good faith cost disclosure. 


In September 2021, the Board of Examiners passed a new chapter to their Rules and Regulations which specifically address telepsychology.  These rules have gone into internal review and a mandatory waiting period, but will likely be in effect sometime in early to mid 2022.  They are fairly detailed and mandate a risk-benefit analysis for clients who receive telehealth services. They they also outline detailed guidelines for informed consent.  These rules cover Tennessee licensees who are providing telehealth services to Tennessee clients and Tennessee licensees who are providing telesupervision to trainees. A draft of the proposed rules can be found here Telepsychology rules.pdf

 

Exclusive poll: Overwhelming majority says the US faces a mental health crisis

An overwhelming majority of Americans believe the U.S. is in the grips of a full-blown mental health crisis, according to a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll.                              Maureen Groppe | Sarah Elbeshbishi USA TODAY

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/01/08/mental-health-americans-see-crisis-amid-ongoing-covid-pandemic/9135532002/?gnt-cfr=1







MEMBER SPOTLIGHT 

Salmaan Toor, Ph.D.






Ten Questions with Dr. Toor




Become a Red Cross Mental Health Volunteer Today!

What does a Disaster Mental Health team do?

  • respond to the immediate emotional distress and psychosocial needs of those affected by disaster and Red Cross disaster responders
  • supplement local mental health resources during times of disaster
  • support the community in building resilience

Where do Disaster Mental Health volunteers work?

  • at home – Supporting those affected by disaster via telephone or “on call”
  • at Red Cross offices
  • at shelter or service centers (established temporarily in community settings)

Who can be a Disaster Mental Health team member?

Mental Health Professionals with:

    • a Master’s Degree AND
    • a current license or certification in any US State or Territory
  • psychologist
  • professional counselor
  • marriage and family therapist
  • school psychologist or school counselor
  • recently retired mental health professionals (within the last 5 years)

To learn more, visit redcross.org/volunteer.



KAPA MAILING ADDRESS

KAPA
1111 N Northshore Drive
Suite South 490
Knoxville, TN, 37919

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