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2015 Advocacy Day

PPA Advocacy Day - May 4, 2015!

The PPA Leadership has selected Monday, May 4, 2015, as our Harrisburg Advocacy Day this year. PPA members are urged to attend. It will be in room 418 Main Capitol Building (also known as the House Minority Caucus room) in Harrisburg. Here is the schedule and agenda:

9:30 - 10:00 Registration

Welcome from PPA President
Bruce Mapes, Ph.D.

Welcome from PennPsyPAC Chair
Dea Silbertrust, Ph.D., J.D.

Welcome from PPA Executive Director
Krista Paternostro, CAE

Introductions & Review of Packets

Review of Issues:
Licensing Law Amendments, Review of HB 133 & Mental Health Awareness Month 

Rachael L. Baturin, MPH, J.D.
Justin Fleming

Comments by Senator John Gordner (R-27)

Comments by Representative Marguerite Quinn (R-143)

The Art of Persuasion: Pauline Wallin, Ph.D.

Review of Lobbying Basics in Small Groups

Reconvene for large group discussion/Q & A

Continuing Education Evaluations and Break

Meetings with Legislators

1:15 PPA Press Conference: Celebrating May as Mental Health Awareness Month

This is your chance to influence the process of deciding aspects of how psychology is practiced in Pennsylvania. No room for social loafers here!

If you have any questions about Advocacy Day, please contact Justin Fleming at

Please note that those who attend the advocacy training session will receive continuing education credit.

After the training session, you will be asked to visit with your legislators to discuss these issues. You must schedule these appointments on your own prior to participating in Advocacy Day.  We encourage you to make these calls now so that you can use your time effectively while you are in Harrisburg. 

Need help finding your legislator? Click here and enter your information.

Click here to register.

The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credits for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for all their CE programs and their content.

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