Welcome to CPA! 

As the voice of psychologists in the state, we are your partner in advancing psychology as a science and scholarly profession. In the ever changing landscape of the healthcare industry, CPA works to enhance the professional lives of psychologists and to monitor, communicate, and advocate for crucial issues that directly affect the profession. 

Listed below are the many benefits of membership.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any of us on the CPA Membership committee as we’d be happy to answer your questions and assist you with your application:

Meghan Butler, PhD: dr.meghanbutler@gmail.com

Anne Klee, PhD:  annekleephd@gmail.com

Elizabeth Rathbun, PsyD: therapywithelizabeth@gmail.com  

Stu Sokol, PhD: stujay@gmail.com

Benefits of Membership:

  •  Advocacy:  
CPA provides coordinated advocacy efforts by lobbying the Connecticut General Assembly on behalf of the profession of psychology.  The Legislative Task Force monitors regulatory and legislative issues affecting our profession, opposes unfavorable legislation, and submits and co-sponsors legislation to promote and protect access to mental health services.   CPA’s Federal Advocacy Coordinator keeps members informed of legislative issues on the national level through APA.  CPA represents and advocates for Connecticut psychologists at APA.
  •  Professional Development:  
CPA provides high quality Continuing Education opportunities at discounted rates for members.  Each month CPA hosts online Webinars and Regional educational and networking events; Half and full day Workshops are offered quarterly.  Join us for the annual Spring Retreat, a casual gathering with several workshops and dialogue about topical issues in the field.  Members also receive discounted rates to CPA’s Annual Convention in the Fall; a full day packed with numerous workshop choices, keynote presenter, and social networking in the evening.
  •  Professional Assistance:  
CPA’s Director of Professional Affairs provides assistance with questions about the practice of psychology and other professional issues. The DPA is represented by a cadre of leaders who are dedicated to helping members access needed and up to date information relevant to our field.
  • Legal Consultation:  
CPA members are offered the option to buy-in to our Legal Consultation Plan at a discounted rate.  This plan provides rapid access to competent legal help and consultation regarding legal, ethical, and professional issues related to practice. 
  •  Information Resources:  
CPA’s e-News is a digital newsletter published quarterly for our members.  The newsletter is dedicated to keeping our members informed of Association activity and news, up to date information about our profession in the state. Our evolving website will soon include Members Only Resource page: exclusive content for members related to the field of psychology and resources for your practice.
  • Healthcare Reform Task Force:  
CPA’s Healthcare Reform Task Force works to keep psychology relevant in Connecticut’s efforts to implement the Affordable Care Act.  In collaboration with medical providers across the state, this task force ensures psychologists have a ‘seat at the table’ when decisions are made that will directly affect our practice.  
  • Member Directory Listing:  
CPA members are listed in our searchable directory, a wonderful resource for psychologists and the public. Update your profile to include contact information and practice specialties.  Search for a  psychologists by location or specialty to build your network or make a referral.
  • Networking:  
Join the community of Psychologists in Connecticut and make CPA your professional home.  Connect with colleagues through our regional networks, special interest Divisions, Early Career and Student groups, and Ethnic Diversity Task Force.  Create invaluable connections at our Annual Convention and events throughout the year.  Expand your professional network through our ListServ and online social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  •  Public Service:  
CPA members can be proud of their affiliation with an Association that promotes psychology and serves the public. Public service is accomplished through our Public Education Committee, Disaster Response Network, MindStylz initiative, Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program, and affiliated Connecticut Psychological Foundation.
  • Governance
CPA members have voting privileges to elect the Association President and members to the CPA Board of Directors.  Members play a crucial role in the growth and influence of CPA by participating in governance.  Have a voice, give back and make a difference: join a CPA committee or task force.

CPA's Five-fold Mission

  • Further the development and usefulness of psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare;
  •  Establish and maintain high standards of professional competence, of training, of service, and of professional and ethical conduct for its membership;
  • Promote the interests of the profession, and the freedom of scientific inquiry, teaching, and professional practice;
  • Provide opportunities for students pursuing training in psychology to become more fully engaged in the standards, interests, and collegiality of the profession; and
  • Provide opportunities for professional growth and the increase and diffusion of psychological knowledge through the exchange of ideas and information, by means of meetings, professional contacts, papers, discussions, and the encouragement of research in psychology.

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Tricia Dinneen Priebe and Lisa Winkler


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