APA Progress Notes Podcast: Earning the Right to Prescribe

Read the latest  psychological research from the Association for Psychological Science.

Sep 25          CE:  Legislative Update in Rutland (3 CE Credits)

                                             Rutland Regional Medical Center

                                             9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Sep 29          CE:  Addressing Social Justice Issues & VPA Annual Meeting
                            Beyond the Office:  Individual & Collaborative Approaches

                               to Address Social Justice Issues   

                                        9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.)

                                              Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
                                              Montpelier, VT


Oct 3          CE:  Legislative Update in Montpelier (3 CE Credits)
                                  Capitol Plaza Hotel

                                             12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Oct 23        CE:  Legislative Update in Colchester (3 CE Credits)

                                  St. Michael's College

                                             4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
                                            

Oct 27           CE:  Older Adults
                            Navigating Transitions in Later Life with Sara Honn Qualls
                                   9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.)
                                              Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
                                             Montpelier, VT



Nov 17          ETHICS CE
                           Gender and Sexuality:  The Intersection of Treatment & Ethics
                                                      and

                                Making Sound Ethical Decisions:  A Process Approach
                                   9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.)
                                             Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
                                             Montpelier, VT


Dec 4        CE:  Legislative Update in White River Junction
                                             VA Hospital
                                             1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Upcoming Continuing Education:

Beyond the Office:  Individual &  Collaborative Approaches to Address Social Justice Issues

September 29, 2017


Presented by

Al Gobeille, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Human Services

Nnamdi Pole, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology & Chair of the Institutional Review Board, Smith College

and

Craig W. Knapp, Ph.D., VPA President

Unite with your colleagues by joining VPA today! Your active membership helps strengthen our professional organization and empowers you to participate more fully in your professional life in Vermont.

VPA Sucessfully Advocates for Teletherapy Insurance Coverage


VPA's Legislative Advocacy Committee, led by Dr. Rick Barnett, successfully advocated for clinicians to the Vermont Legislature to pass legislation requiring insurance companies to reimburse providers seeing patients using secure online video/audio platforms regardless of patient location.   This was a crowning achievement of VPA last legislative session, and you can read the full text of the new legislation here.

Medical Marijuana for PTSD


The Vermont Legislature recently added PTSD to the list of approved conditions for which medical marijuana can be prescribed, provided the client or patient is engaged in psychotherapy with a licensed provider.  You can read the full text of the new legislation here.

PsycPORTTM :  Psychology in the News

American Psychological Association

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VPA Position Statement

January 26, 2017

Kuligoski v. Brattleboro Retreat & the Duty to Warn

LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

Better Health Care with Psychology

vtdigger.com

March 5, 2017

Commentary by Dr. Rick Barnett

  • Free Ethics Consultations
  • Discounts on VPA CE workshops
  • Referrals from the VPA Referral service
  • Time saved by using the VPA website to find the information you need
  • Timely information on changes through the VPA newsletter
  • Increased revenue you get from VPA’s ongoing efforts to raise insurance reimbursement
  • Personal support and professional networking with your fellow members
  • Discount on liability insurance through The Trust (subject to conditions)


Legislative Committee Chair

VPA News & Updates

What is the VPA Direct Practice Commission?

The Direct Practice Commission (DPC) was created by VPA and approved by the State of Vermont (under Rule 6 of the Vermont legislature) as a bargaining group in September 2013.  The DPC represents large groups of direct practitioners of mental health and substance abuse services in Vermont, including licensed psychologists, social workers, clinical mental health counselors, and alcohol and drug counselors. 


DPC seeks to promote integrated care models by utilizing best practices, evidenced-based treatment models, and coordination of care, as well as negotiating payment models and fee structures to ensure continued access to quality healthcare for all Vermonters.


Read more . . .


Rick Barnett, Psy.D., M.S., LADC

Letter to Al Gobeille, Sec. of the  Agency of Human Services

July 28, 2017

Prescriptive Authority for Psychologists with Advanced Training

Mental Health Care in Vermont: An Independent Practice Perspective
Testimony to the House Committee on Health Care

February 3, 2017
Dr. Rick Barnett


Letter to our Members

January 26, 2017

Prescriptive Authority for Psychologists with Advanced Training

Pending & Recent State Legislation

VPA's legislative advocacy efforts are focused in three main areas:

  • State Advocacy (Vermont House and Senate)
  • Direct Practice Commission (Green Mountain Care Board)
  • Federal Advocacy (Congress)


You can be a part of our legislative advocacy activity! Contact us to find out how you can help shape the future of psychology and mental health care in Vermont!

See the latestInitiatives from Vermont Care Partners.

Vermont  Psychological Association

Working to advance mental health care for Vermonters since 1950