Welcome! The Connecticut Psychological Association, as the voice of psychology in our state, welcomes members, students, consumers, and visitors to our Association and its website. CPA’s mission is to further the development and usefulness of psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare.
Founded in 1963 as a successor to the worthy traditions of the Connecticut Valley Association of Psychologists and the Connecticut State Psychological Society, the Connecticut Psychological Association is the Connecticut affiliate of the American Psychological Association.
ICD-10 Workshop featuring Carol Goodheart, PhD will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014, 9AM- 12 Noon at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, CT. See Events Page for more information. CPA Members: $135; Non-Members: $165; Students: $65.
Media Training with Sophie Bethune, APA Public Education Office, April 11, 2014. Limited space available.
CE Event on Implementing Integrated Healthcare to be held with the CT State Medical Society on May 14, 2014. See Calendar; further details tba.
CPA 28th Annual Convention Call for Proposals. The Convention Committee is now accepting proposals for our Annual Convention to be held on Friday, October 24, 2014. The proposal submission form can be found here and submitted online or faxed or mailed to CPA. Stay tuned for details about the 2014 Convention.
In his 1993 book titled Stress, Robert Kugelmann proposed that stress is a form of unresolved grief particular to the modern world, where change is “rapid and relentless.” How do you define stress? How do you know when you are stressed? What are the thoughts, behaviors, and symptoms that you experience when you are stressed and how are those different from times you are not stressed? Visit the APA’s website for up to date resources related to stress, including this youtube video, starring Stress.
Teens and Stress: Since 2007, the American Psychological Association has commissioned an annual nationwide survey as part of its Mind/Body Health campaign to examine the state of stress across the country and understand its impact. Findings of the 2013 Survey include that teen stress rivals that of adults. 30% of teens reported feeling overwhelmed or depressed and sad as the result of stress; 59 % report that managing their time to balance all activities is a somewhat or very significant stressor, and 74% report having had more than one symptom of stress during the past month. See full report.
Connecticut Psychological Association, Inc.
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North Haven, CT 06473-0915
Phone: (860) 404-0333
Fax: (860) 673-0819
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From the Leadership
The Ethnic Diversity Taskforce continues to be an active force within CPA. For over a decade, EDTF has been working to promote greater mental health access and advocate for culturally competent psychological services in communities of color. For a list of 2013 accomplishments and 2014 goals, please see our EDTF page.
The Public Education Committee wants psychologists to know that a host of fact sheets are available to them through the APA. See our page under Public Resources for links to fact sheets on special topics.