State Leadership Conference
State Leadership Conference attendees visited their congressional representatives to urge support of mental health parity and otherpriority legislation for psychology.
Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) discusses his efforts to enact mental health parity legislation this year. New Mexico Psychological Association (NMPA) Executive Director Amelia Myer, Sen. Domenici, NMPA Federal Advocacy Coordinator Dr. Sarah Brennan and NMPA President-elect Dr. Theresa Miller.
Vermont Psychological Association (VPA) members thank Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) for sponsoring the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act and for his continued efforts to secure federal funding for its critical grant programs. VPA President Dr. Larry Karp, VPA President-elect Sandra Howell, Sen. Leahy, VPA Executive Director Rosanna Czermak and VPA Federal Advocacy Coordinator Dr. Martin Fino.
West Virginia Psychological Association (WVPA) members urge Sen. John Rockefeller (D-W.V.) to continue to oppose legislation that would pre-empt critical state mental health protections. WVPA Federal Advocacy Coordinator Dr. Thomas Stein, WVPA President Dr. Lynda Brickhead Danley, WVPA President-elect Dr. Roy Tunick, Legislative Assistant Joslin Moore, Sen. Rockefeller, Association for the Advancement of Psychology Executive Director Dr. Stephen Pfeiffer and APA Practice Organization Assistant Executive Director of Government Relations Marilyn Richmond.
Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA) members thank Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) for his support of parity legislation. MPA Federal Advocacy Coordinator Dr. Seymour Gross, APA Practice Organization Director of Field and State Operations Hrant Jamgochian, Sen. Coleman, MPA President Dr. BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya and early-career psychologist delegate Dr. Daniel Legerski.
California Psychological Association (CPA) members ask Rep. Fortney "Pete" Stark (D-Calif.) to help guarantee privacy for patient records in information technology legislation. CPA President Dr. Gilbert Newman, Rep. Stark and APAGS Regional Advocacy Coordinator Lovingly Quitania.
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