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CE Workshop: Advocating for Georgia Psychology
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7/26/2019
When: Friday, July 26, 2019
9:00am-12:00pm
Where: Nelson Mullins/ Atlantic Station
201 17th St. NW
18th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia  30363
United States
Presenter: Anita Brown, PhD; Stanley S. Jones, Jr, JD; George Ray, JD; and Helen L. Sloat
Contact: Hannah Steinberg, Marketing Specialist and Administrator
404-634-6272


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ADVOCATING FOR GEORGIA PSYCHOLOGY

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Workshop Description: 

This training session will enhance participants’ understanding of the impact and importance of being an active advocate for psychology. The goals of advocacy across several levels of GA state government will be presented. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge about their legislative districts and important regulatory agencies whose work is relevant to the profession. There will be opportunity to practice the preparation and presentation of an advocacy platform for emerging issues such as insurance reimbursement and Conversion therapy with youth. 

Learning Objectives:

  1.  Describe the roles and key processes in  the creation of Georgia legislation and enactment.
  2. List the function of key State regulatory agencies impacting the work of psychologists.
  3. Utilize available resources to identify their GA state and Federal Senators and Representatives and their political perspective.
  4. Prepare for and deliver elements of an advocacy position for selected emerging issues so as to advance the causes of the profession of Psychology and the citizens who are served by psychologists and/or benefit from psychological research.

      CE Hours: 3 

      Level: Introductory

      About the Presenters:

      All presenters are credentialed and/or licensed in their stated profession and/or as lobbyists in the state of GA.  Each has presented the material and relevant information pertaining to their professional licenses in workshops and classroom settings.  All have presented previously on the current topics and were actively in the passage of legislation relevant to Psychology in GA.

       

      *If a GPA Student Member needs continuing education credits, he/she will need to pay the higher GPA Member fee regardless of status as a student.

      Cancellation Policy:

      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Hannah Steinberg via email (admin@gapsychology.org). A $15 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to July 19, 2019. No refunds will be given after July 19, 2019.

      The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.