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Welcome to The Connecticut Psychological Association

Connecticut Psychological Association (CPA) is the voice of Psychology and of Psychologists in our state.

CPA advocates for professional psychology, advances psychology as a science, and promotes human welfare.

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It's Time To Renew Your CPA Membership!

We’d like to THANK YOU for your investment in the Connecticut Psychological Association over the last 12 months! With your loyalty and support, we were able to continuously provide our members with valued benefits and further support the development of our community of psychologists.

Renewal Instructions:
Log into your account using the email address associated with your CPA account. If this is your first time logging into your account you will be prompted to reset your password.

1. Once you are logged into your account:
Select “CPA Account” from the top menu bar
Select “Membership” from the top menu or right side menu
Select “Subscription” under your name and the blue “Renew” button.

*ECP Psychologists can only select change plan. Choose the Membership Level with the year you graduated. For example, if you graduated in 2015, choose “Early Career Year – 2015 Doctoral Graduate.”

2. Update all relevant contact information for 2021.

3. Make a payment (credit card online, PayPal, or check by mail)

4. You will receive an email confirmation of your subscription for 2021!

If you have any questions or need assistance with renewal, please email info@connpsych.org.

CPA'S Statement on the Attacks on the AAPI Community

CPA Statement in Support of AAPI

March 30th, 2021

The Connecticut Psychological Association (CPA) stands with the Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community during the recent onslaught of violence and harmful words and actions against them. As an organization that represents psychology and psychologists, and operates from a basic framework of inclusivity and healing, we will continue to fight against the ills that do us all harm and continue to pervade our society: racism, xenophobia, and other harmful conduct fueled by prejudice and discrimination.

Too often, the veil of the “model minority” silences the voices of a community that continues to be “othered” in American society. It is important to acknowledge and reflect on the history of the AAPI community, the intersection of race and misogyny demonstrated in the recent Atlanta shootings, and acknowledge how many attackers specifically targeted the elderly. Targeting the most vulnerable among us is a particularly cowardly act, and no act of aggression or violence based on any identity factor can be tolerated. CPA condemns any action that reduces the capacity for all people to live their lives freely and safely, as well as the ideology that underscores such
actions. The proliferation of hateful and violent speech and behavior continue to represent the pervasive threat of domestic terrorism in our society. To our AAPI colleagues and communities, we will work to make sure your experiences of oppression and discrimination are not minimized, and that our efforts to promote equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) include all forms of marginalized identities.

CPA works tirelessly to build an inclusive environment for all members of our communities by trying to reduce racism and discrimination in concrete and tangible ways. We work to support and promote socially conscious state and federal policies, by speaking up against the many injustices and inequities that continue to pervade our society, and by taking political action grounded in social justice ideology and the EDI framework. We are committed to keeping diversity, equity, and inclusion at the center of our agenda. Please let us know if there are ways that we can be supportive during this challenging time. As a psychological community, we welcome suggestions for programs and actions to more proactively and tangibly support these goals and reduce hatred and violence in our places of residence and work.

As an organization, we will continue to speak out against actions that are harmful and
unacceptable. Additionally, we will continue to explore more concrete actions that we can take to do our part in reducing racism and the other societal ills that face us.

Respectfully and with deepest regards,
The CPA Board of Directors

To learn more about CPA, who we are, and what we do, here (https://connpsych.org/join-us/). Learn about our efforts specific to advancing diversity and inclusion here (https://connpsych.org/action-against-
racism/). We invite you to join us and support us in reducing hate and promoting inclusivity in our communities, our state, and our country.

Please read all past and future public statements and updates on our Updates & Communications page: https://connpsych.org/updates-and-communications/

Resources for you:

https://apaics.org/

https://smithsonianapa.org/

https://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/ethnicity-health/asian-american/bullying-and-victimization

https://aapaonline.org/ 

https://stopaapihate.org/resources/

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/anti-racism-resources-support-asian-american-pacific-islander-community-n1260467

https://asianawarenessproject.carrd.co/

Social Justice Series

The event will be held on Tuesday, 4/20 @ 7:30pm!

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/

CPA ECP Leadership Academy

The Connecticut Psychological Association (CPA) is recruiting for its 2021 Leadership Class for their Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Academy to promote and build leadership skills among ECPs in Connecticut. The goals of this program are to:

  • Engage ECPs within CPA and their profession
  • Foster the development of the next generation of psychology leaders
  • Help shape the future of psychology in our state.
  • Find out more and apply here: http://connpsych.org/leadership-academy

2020 CPA Year in Review & 2020 Awards Ceremony

Featured Members

Jessica W. Guite, Ph.D.

Jessica is a clinical researcher, psychologist, consultant, and healthcare innovator who currently serves as CPA’s Science Representative.

Shiva Rezvan, phd

Shiva is a Licensed Psychologist in private practice in Cheshire. She is also an assistant professor of psychology in New Haven.

Nana Yaa A. Marfo, M.S.

Nana is a 6th-year clinical psychology Ph.D. student at the University of Connecticut. Once a CPA student representative (2018-2020), Nana now supports CPA’s student division and as well as the initiatives of some of CPA’s special interest committees and task forces.

Brett Steinberg, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Brett is a clinical and forensic neuropsychologist and Director of Comprehensive Neuropsychological Services, PC.

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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.

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