From the President

September 1, 2016

Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the Association of Practicing Psychologists of Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, Inc. (APP).  Please accept this invitation to join or renew your membership now.  We will have six APP-sponsored workshops from October 2016 to May 2017.  We are pleased to announce that the American Psychological Association (APA) has awarded again approval for the continuing education programs offered by the Association of Practicing Psychologists. APA approval of our workshops gives nationwide recognition of the continuing education credits granted.

Continuing in our tradition of providing stimulating education programs by and for practicing mental health professionals, we are committed to meeting high professional standards and hosting speakers who offer recent research and clinical applications for psychology practitioners.  The schedule for Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 includes:

October 16, 2016

Hoarding Disorder: Conceptualization and Clinical Interventions

Presented by Elspeth Bell, Ph.D.

November 20, 2016

Documentation, Confidentiality, and Litigation: What Is a Psychologist to Do? 

Presented by Richard Bloch, J.D.

This workshop meets Law, Ethics and Managing Risk CE requirement

February 19, 2017

Treatments for PTSD: The Current State of the Evidence

Presented by Janice Krupnick, Ph.D.

March 19, 2017

The Clinical Practice of Evidence-Based Biopsychosocial Integration

Presented by Mark Muse, Ph.D, Sam Dutton, Ph.D., and Peter Smith, Psy.D.

April 23, 2017

LGBT Mental Health (specific topic to be announced)

Presented by Steve Forrsell, Ph.D.

This workshop meets Cultural Diversity CE requirement

May  21, 2017

Innovations in the Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Risk

Presented by David Jobes, Ph.D.

 

Member benefits: 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, accessible to your colleagues and the public in the search 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: 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.   We adhere to the strict attendance guidelines required by the APA. 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.

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.

The APP operates exclusively through the voluntary efforts of licensed psychologists. The active board of directors is involved in all decision-making for the APP.  Each Full and Affiliate Member of the APP is eligible and strongly encouraged to serve on board of directors. The APP board of directors (listed on the cover page and the website) meets after the workshops on October 16, 2016, February 19, 2017, and April 23, 2017. We welcome the presence and participation of the APP membership at these meetings.

Please join us by renewing your APP membership now, and encourage your new and veteran colleagues to join us as well.  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.

If you have further comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at stanjoekul@aol.com. 

I look forward to meeting each member of the APP and working together to continue the valuable mission of this unique, local resource to licensed psychologists in our community!

Sincerely,

Stan

Stan Kulewicz, Ph.D.

President, APP

 

APP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.