August 2023 | Newsletter Updates
The American Psychological Association (APA) in the United States is moving towards accreditation of M.A. programs in Clinical Psychology and recommendations for independent licensure standards at the M.A. level. Historically, those with a terminal M.A. in the U.S. have not met the criteria for full membership in the Society. The SPA Board of Trustees has been discussing implications for our Society and this taskforce will identify implications and provide a proposal for the SPA Board to consider on how to better incorporate M.A. level practitioners (i.e., Licensed Psychological Associates [LPAs]) in the U.S. as these changes take place.
We will be Accepting Applications until August 7, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET!
We are seeking engaging and insightful workshops to enrich the attendee experience for the 2024 SPA Convention in San Diego, CA. We encourage you to submit your proposal to share your expertise and contribute to the learning and growth of our SPA community. We welcome proposals that are diverse in perspectives, responsive to emerging trends and the evolving challenges of psychologists and clinicians utilizing and researching assessment. Proposals will be accepted until August 14, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Proposals must be submitted by August 14, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET!
For the first time ever, SPA will be hosting a Fall Virtual Conference revolving around psychological assessment from November 2 - 4, 2023! Partnering with the Multicultural Assessment Community (MAC) and other content leaders, topics will include Artificial Intelligence within assessment, Self-care of the clinician, Conceptualizing DEISJ in assessment, Ethics, Standards, Appropriate Boundaries, and Practice Guidelines, and the relationship among psychology, assessment, and race. Although specific presenters are being finalized, we encourage you to save the date and look out for registration later this month for this must attend Expert Insights Virtual Conference.
Stay tuned for more information coming soon!
*Webinar is Sponsored by Pearson*
This advanced, two-hour webinar is intended for psychologists familiar with the MMPI instruments and interested in learning about conducting diversity-sensitive assessments with the latest version, the MMPI-3. The webinar will include a brief overview of the MMPI-3, a review and discussion of literature pertaining to use of the MMPI instruments with members of various demographic groups in the United States, a review of cross-national adaptations of the MMPI instruments, and recommended best practices for diversity-sensitive assessment with the MMPI-3.
Presenter: Yossef Ben-Porath | Kent State University
September 13, 2023 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Webinar is FREE for Current SPA Members!
SPA Dissertation and Student Research Grants are now open!
This is a great opportunity for you to explore your dissertation/research ideas and contribute to the field of personality assessment. Applicants will have until October 13th to submit their applications including any supplemental documents. We're excited to see the innovated ideas you propose. For additional information on each grant, please visit this page.
If you have any questions, please contact our office at email@example.com.
Deadline for Grant Applications is October 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET!
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- Event: If you're attending APA2023, don't miss this session, "Psychological Assessment: Recent Progress and Future Directions", with SPA Member A. Jordan Wright on Saturday, August 5th at 4:00pm. Click here for additional information.
- Event: Join The Assessment Section of The Society for Clinical Psychology for their LIVE online Award Celebration Friday, August 4, 2023 at 5pm ET/ 2pm PT. They will be celebrating Constance Fischer for being awarded the 2023 Distinguished Contribution to Assessment Award. Speakers will include Stephen Finn, Jessie Goicoechea, and Caroline Purves. There will also be an online Assessment Social Friday, August 4, 2023 at 6pm ET/ 3pm PT. Links can be found below.
Awards Session Zoom Link: https://wright.zoom.us/j/83887169495
Section Social link: https://app.gather.town/app/d4KOnjhF54K8Wz6k/Assessment%20Social%20Hour
- In Memoriam: Click here to access Clifford M. Decato's obituary written by SPA member, Virginia Brabender.
- Training: Join Dr. Kari Carstairs, an SPA Fellow since 2012, for a three hour introductory webinar in September (which will repeat in October) that will cover the Comprehensive System-Revised.
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This will be followed by a full one week in person training that will take place in Singapore in 2024. Here is the link with further information about this:
Both the training and the webinars are being run from a practice in Singapore with whom you need to register your interest, but you are also very welcome to contact me directly if you have any questions. My direct email is: