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Together, as a team, we can do more. We are looking forward to another successful year!

Fellow Kansas Psychologists,

We are hitting the ground running as we head into 2023. I wanted to share with you a few accomplishments and hopefully some exciting news.

Let’s start with the exciting news—we have decided to lower rates for Early Career Psychologists (up to 10 years post-graduate), first time members, post-docs, and Full Members. This felt like the perfect time to address the financial burden we are all adjusting to since the pandemic by offering our membership at a lower rate. Your membership fees will have some special benefits this year that more

In light of the recent mass shootings of 2023 and the two in California, along with the release of footage of the death of Tyre Nichols, the board of KPA wanted to share the message from APA, including a video message from the president of APA Dr. Thema Bryant

Statement & brief video of APA president responsding to mass shootings in 2023

Diversity Holiday/Special Dates Calendar

May is Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month: Commemorates people with Asian and Pacific Island ancestry and their contribution to the United States- APA President, Dr. Thema Bryant presents- Celebrating AAPI Culture in Psychology

May is Jewish American Heritage Month:  Honors American Jews and their contributions to the United States throughout history- APA President, Dr. Thema Bryant presents Celebrating Jewish American Culture in Psychology

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo: Mexican-American holiday that celebrates Mexico’s defeat of the French Army

May 17 – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia: This event seeks to raise awareness for the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals

May 19 – Malcolm X’s Birthday: Well-known Muslim minister and civil rights activist, who was assassinated in 1965

May 26 – Buddha’s Birthday: Celebrates the Buddha, who founded one of the world’s most practiced faiths

June is LGBT Pride Month: Pride Month recognizes LGBT people and the effect they’ve had on the world. June was selected to commemorate the Stonewall Riots. 

June is Caribbean American Heritage Month: This month recognizes those of Caribbean descent and the impact their accomplishments have had throughout American history

June 2 – Indian Citizenship Act of 1924: This act granted Native Americans born in the U.S. citizenship. However, they were not given the right to vote until 1957

June 11 – Puerto Rican Day Parade: This parade is a demonstration of cultural pride that seeks to raise awareness of issues in the Puerto Rican community

June 12 – Loving Day: This day is the anniversary of the court decision that legalizes interracial marriage

June 19 – Juneteenth: This day commemorates when the last African Americans learned of the Emancipation Proclamation (over two years after it was originally issued)

June 26 to July 1 – the Islamic religious calendar includes the Hajj: This day begins the annual pilgrimage to Mecca that all Muslims must take once in their lives if they are physically and financially capable

June 27 – Helen Keller’s Birthday: This day celebrates the birth of Helen Keller, an individual who was both blind and deaf. She was a leading humanitarian in the 20th century as well as one of the co-founders of the ACLU

Looking for a Therapist? 

Practicing psychologists have the professional training and clinical skills to help people learn to cope more effectively with life issues and mental health problems. After years of graduate school and supervised training, they become licensed by their states to provide a number of services, including evaluations and psychotherapy. Psychologists help by using a variety of techniques based on the best available research and consider someone's unique values, characteristics, goals and circumstances.

The Kansas Psychological Association provides a searchable list of KPA members who  are licensed to practice by the State of Kansas. Listings contained in this section are based on information given by the providers. 

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