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Mental Health Awareness Community Outreach Event
Please see the event details here: https://connpsych.org/event/mental-health-awareness-month-community-outreach-event/
CPA's Statement on Recent Events and Racial Violence
Please see the following statement regarding last week’s events and the continued threat of racial violence.
April 23rd, 2021
The Connecticut Psychological Association acknowledges the community trauma following the
killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, an outrage in a long line of racialized violence
pervading our communities over the past several years. While black and brown people have
continued to be the victims of biased action and unjust killings, the justice system has often
failed to uphold accountability for these actions. The sense of relief that so many experienced
following this weeks guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin is indicative of our racialized trauma and a
pervasive worry that even in light of concrete evidence, justice would not be served for a Black
man in America. For almost a year, America has held its breath, marched, and protested with the
hope that there would be confirmation that in this instance, this Black man’s life mattered.
Please read the full statement here: CPA Statement_April 2021
Additionally, please see the following resources in case they are helpful. https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-s-Statement-On-Recent-Racist-Incidents-and-Mental-Health-Resources-for-African-Americans
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Provider Insurance Experiences Survey
Please take the following survey if you are in a practice role/setting and interface with insurance companies (or have over the past year). We have been made aware of an increased number of problems and delays with reimbursement, as well as additional and recurring barriers related to specific codes or methods of service delivery (e.g. telehealth).
This Provider Experiences Survey is designed to capture the breadth and depth of what is occurring so that we may present a clear scope of the problem to our legislative group and begin a more formal and coordinated advocacy effort to address the problems. Any information you can provide is helpful.
Please share your experiences and thoughts with us using the link below. We want to hear from you, and we are here to help!
CPA is constantly working on issues like this (and many others!) for you and all psychologists in our state. How we practice in the future is being debated and discussed right now in the CT legislature – decisions are being made that will affect us all for years to come. Please join CPA to support our advocacy. Every member matters in order for us to sustain our operations and do this important work. Your membership directly supports our ability to engage in strong and timely advocacy for telemental health payment parity, making the current provisions that support telemental health permanent, advocating for interstate practice through PSYPACT, and using psychological science to inform public health and policy decisions.
Join us – our voices are stronger together!
Social Justice Series
Relationship, Forestry, Hip-Hop: Thinking about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Environmental Sciences
Please visit our Social Justice Series page for more information about future speakers and events: https://connpsych.org/social-justice-series/
Taking Action Against Racism
CPA stands as a strong voice against grave injustices demonstrated by recent events. We are clear in our position of solidarity with APA in that the “racism pandemic” is in fact devastating our nation. Racism is a disease that has permeated us individually and societally. One of CPA’s missions is to promote human welfare and we know from our recent Priorities Survey that CT psychologists care deeply about social justice issues. We acknowledge the trauma, grief, and outrage many people of color are feeling in light of the recent killings of Black men and women and pledge to take action.
Please see our full statement and list of resources on our page https://connpsych.org/action-against-racism/