Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment. It is quite often associated with the saying "don't let the future steal your present". By learning and practicing how to be more present in the moment, the benefits to this mental lifestyle are endless. Studies have shown that those who adopt the mindset of… Continue reading Practicing Mindfulness
It can be daunting when your list of New Year’s Resolutions is as long as your holiday shopping list. In addition to the post-holiday slump, not being able to keep your resolutions by February, March or even late January may increase your anxiety. When your holiday decorations are packed up and stored away, the frustration… Continue reading Making Your New Year’s Resolution Stick
Finding the right psychologist is an important part of any psychological journey. The American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Association Practice Organization have partnered to provide patients with a personalized, ideal psychological locator. Simply search for a psychologist in your area, in a certain specialty, or by a specific name, to find someone you're comfortable… Continue reading Find the Right Psychologist for you
On December 2nd, the Senate voted to pass a major tax reform legislation that will create adverse affects on both psychologists and consumer access to mental health. This bill will be appealing the mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as it cuts Medicare’s annual spending by 4% for the next decade, with an initial… Continue reading Tell Your Members of Congress to Reject the Newest Reform
Would you like to influence the health and well-being of South Dakotans? SDPA is the voice of the psychologists in South Dakota, and Your membership is Your voice! SDPA membership DOUBLED in 2017, and we've targeted another 25% increase in 2018. Become a Member Today! "Grassroots advocacy works in a small state like South Dakota. let… Continue reading Become a Member with SDPA for 2018
During the February 2017 APA Council meeting, a motion was passed (by a very large margin) to send a bylaws change to the APA membership to address representation on Council for SPTAs (State, Provincial, and Territorial Associations). The bylaws change would assure that each SPTA is guaranteed a seat on Council. Presently, seats on Council… Continue reading Your Vote is Critical to SDPA!
Would you like to influence the health and well-being of South Dakotans? Become a member of SDPA! Membership categories range from Division One private practice, to Division One student, academic and associate members, along with a number of post-doctorate involvement opportunities. Learn more about our membership categories and costs, and register online today. Questions? Contact… Continue reading Become a Member of SDPA!
Our Annual Fall Conference is NEXT WEEK! Do you have your tickets yet? We're so excited to connect with everybody joining us in Pierre, South Dakota next Thursday, September 14 through Saturday, September 16. We have two exceptional speakers joining us, including Alex M. Siegel, Director of Professional Affairs at the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards… Continue reading NEXT WEEK: SDPA Annual Conference
APA has a new webpage for psychologists who want to offer assistance to people recovering from Hurricane Harvey. CLICK HERE to learn more about how you can help. The Executive Director of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists recently emailed licensees in Texas with the following message: “In accordance with Governor Abbott’s disaster… Continue reading TX Invites Psychologists to Help Harvey Victims
Join the SDPA Family In this Issue: Annual Conference FAC Update Redefining Legislation Student Update Continuing Education Council Representatives Psychology & 2016 Legislative Session To view the full SDPA Summer 2017 Newsletter, CLICK HERE.