September 10, 2018

From the President

September 1, 2018

Dear Colleagues:

The Association of Practicing Psychologists of Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, Inc. (APP) welcomes you to an exciting 2018-19 program of workshops.   Register now to attend the entire Sunday morning series.  But, as you register, please consider volunteering to join the APP board of directors!  Most of the current board members are entering a third year of service to the group, serving beyond the 2-year term so that the work of APP can continue.  Serving on the board is professionally and personally gratifying, very task-focused and time-efficient, and contributes directly to supporting our local community of practicing psychologists.  Last, but not least, annual dues and workshop fees are waived for board members for the duration of their term. 

The APP operates thanks to the volunteer work of licensed psychologists who serve 2-year terms on the Board of Directors.  The APP counts on its talented members to take turns leading the organization.  The board is actively seeking nominations, including self-nominations, for you to do the important work that makes APP possible.

Each Full and Affiliate Member of the APP is eligible to serve on Board of Directors.  Most of the Board’s work is done virtually between meetings.  The APP Board of Directors (listed on the cover page and the website) meets for about 45 minutes after the workshops on October 16, 2018, February 19, 2019, and April 23, 2019.  We also welcome the participation of the full APP membership at these meetings.

APP Schedule of Workshops for 2018-19

On behalf of the APP Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that six outstanding, local practitioners will share their expertise with APP this year.

October 21, 2018

Capital Anxiety: Dealing with Political Anxiety in Our Practices

Presented by Elspeth Bell, Ph.D.

November 18, 2018

More than Projection:  Using the Rorschach in the 21st Century

Presented by Jessica Gurley, Ph.D.

February 17, 2019

Religion and Spirituality in Psychotherapy

Presented by Rolando Diaz, Ph.D.

March 17, 2019

Multicultural Competence: Respecting the Unity and Diversity of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities

Presented by Irene Leigh, Ph.D.

This workshop meets the Cultural Diversity CE requirement.

April 14, 2019

Psychology and the Law (specific topic to be determined)

Presented by Richard Bloch, J.D.

This workshop meets the Law, Ethics and Managing Risk CE requirement.

May 19, 2019

Building Resilience and Conquering Negative Thought Habits in Youth

Presented by Mary Alvord, Ph.D.

Continuing Education credit.  Full attendance earns 3 hours of continuing education credit for each workshop for psychologists.  The Association of Practicing Psychologists of Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Association of Practicing Psychologists of Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, Inc. maintains responsibility for each program and its content.  We adhere to the strict attendance guidelines required by the APA.

Sign-in and hospitality.  Sign-in begins at 8:30 AM for each workshop.  The workshops will begin at 9:00 AM and end at 12:15 PM.  Catch up with friends and colleagues during the complimentary continental breakfast before the workshops (starting at 8:30 AM) and during the 15-minute break.

Renew your APP membership today and help to sustain and grow the group by inviting a colleague to join you.  Only APP members will receive notices of our CE programs and other activities, but listings of the workshops for this year are always available at www.APPonline.org or on our Facebook page.

  • Member benefits include (1) reduced workshop fees and (2) the opportunity to list yourself online in the APP Find a Psychologist directory.

Annual APP dues are $60 for both Full and Affiliate members. Membership entitles you to the reduced workshop fee of only $45 (or $55 for late / onsite registration). This is a savings of $25 per workshop, compared to non-members who pay $70 (or $80 for late / onsite registration).

A second advantage of APP membership is the option to list yourself online in the APP Find a Psychologist directory.  Your colleagues and the public can access your listing when they search the website for a psychologist. The Membership Application provides space for your contact information and areas of professional interest and specialty.

  • Registration: Online registration and payment for membership and workshops is at apponline.org. When presenters provide handouts in advance, these are available for download the Wednesday before the scheduled workshop.  Workshop pre-registrants can download workshop handouts for free or can advance order paper copies of the handouts for a cost of $5.00.
  • Location and parking: All APP programs are on Sunday mornings at the Doubletree by Hilton in Silver Spring at 8727 Colesville Rd. Free Montgomery County garage parking is adjacent to the hotel.  Handicapped parking at the hotel is available upon advance request.
  • Member participation: We listen closely to the suggestions of fellow members and workshop participants about suggested topics and speakers. These suggestions are the basis of planning future continuing education programs. The presentations do not necessarily reflect the philosophy or clinical orientation of the APP board members. A Grievance Procedure will be available in hard copy at each workshop.

Please address your comments, suggestions, and questions about APP to me at stanjoekul@aol.com. I look forward to meeting you and working together to continue the mission of this treasured local resource for mental health service providers in our community.

Sincerely,

Stan Kulewicz, Ph.D.

President, APP