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Regional Advocacy Day - Philadelphia
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Regional Advocacy Day - Philadelphia

This 2-CE event will discuss the legislative process, state, and federal legislation on PPA's agenda, and the importance of political advocacy for psychologists in Pennsylvania. The program includes a lunch, and a chance to interface with invited legislators and/or staff.

When: Friday, February 23
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Evans Hall, Room 334
Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine
4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19131
United States
Contact: Justin Fleming
(717) 232-3817

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Advocacy Day provides an opportunity for psychologists across the state to gather and learn from PPA staff and fellow psychologists how to present to state legislators the important issues that affect the practice of psychology.

This year, our regional advocacy days will be focusing primarily on trying to pass legislation on encouraging the Department of Education to conduct a study on starting schools later.  Your attendance at this event is crucial to our grassroots efforts in the State Legislature and to the ultimate passage of this bill.  Also, I would like to encourage you to invite your colleagues or students to attend this important training session.

The half-day session will take place at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and will consist of a 2-credit legislative training session entitled “Psychologists : Advocating for Your Clients and Your Profession” from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. A lunch with invited state legislators or staff from 12:00 p.m.  to 1:00 p.m. will follow, and is a mandatory part of attending. Licensed psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists are eligible for these credits.

In this training session, participants will gain an understanding of the legislative process and how it works. PPA staff will brief you on current state and federal legislative issues of importance to psychologists (such as the start school later bill, and telemedicine). In addition, initiatives of APA will be discussed.  At the end of the workshop, psychologist will have a chance to interact with legislators to discuss some of these issues in greater detail.


At the conclusion of the training session, “Psychologists: Advocating for Your Clients and Your Profession,” participants will be able to understand:

1. The legislative process in Pennsylvania;
2. Proposed legislation creating a Department of Education Study on starting school later; and telepsychology
3. Legislative initiatives of APA;
4. Why it is important for psychologists to be politically active and how they can do so.

“Psychologists : Advocating for Your Clients and Your Profession” is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.  PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  PPA maintains responsibility for the program.  Two continuing education credits will be offered to participants of this workshop.

The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to sponsor continuing education for National Certified Counselors.  We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.  Certificates of Completion will be mailed to participants who attend the entire workshop and complete the evaluation form.  Partial credits will not be given.  The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is an approved provider for Act 48 continuing professional education requirements as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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