Upcoming events

    • 25 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Ludal's Restaurant, North Haven, CT

    Special CPA Dinner in honor of 

    Arthur Evans, Ph.D., APA

    Thursday, October 25, 2018 

    6:00 pm 

    Ludal’s, North Haven.  

    The cost is $40 per person.

    Please register to attend. 

    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM




               October 26, 2018 -  The Riverhouse, Haddam CT

    The Connecticut Psychological Association is now accepting proposals for the Year 2018 ConventionPrograms from Academicians, Clinicians, Researchers and Students are welcomed.

     Deadline: Abstracts for posters must be postmarked by September 30, 2018

    The Convention Committee is looking forward to an exciting, high qualityConference with a multitude of activities. We will feature ,Keynote speaker, Arthur Evans,Ph.D. , CEO of APA to highlight our day of diverse presenters.  The CPA Annual Convention is an opportunity to learn about your professional organization, exchange ideas, gain visibility, share successes and insights, enjoy being creative and renew professional relationships.


    Please register today and/or send poster abstract to tricia@grassrootsct.com

    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, Haddam CT 06438

    Register Today for the 32nd Annual CPA Convention 

    Friday, October 26, 2018 

    7:30 am - 4:00 pm 

    Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, Haddam, CT

    2018 CPA Conference Registration Brochure.pdf

    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • CPA Convention - Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station
    Registration is closed

    Connecticut Psychological Association

     Ethnic Diversity Task Force- Dr. Jan Owens-Lane, Chair

    Mentoring Scholarship Opportunity for Ethnic Minority Students


    This year marks the 17th annual scholarship opportunity sponsored by EDTF for high school students, undergraduate and graduate psychology students of color in Connecticut. Once again, EDTF will provide mentoring scholarships to student applicants on a first come first serve basis.  Student scholarship recipients will become new members of EDTF and significantly benefit in many other ways:

    ü  Eligible to attend the CPA Annual Convention held this year Friday, October 26, 2018 which includes participating in conference sessions, attending Awards Ceremony Luncheon with ethnic minority psychologists and social time at the conclusion of the convention

    ü  Entitle to free one-year student CPA membership (upon completion of membership application) includes access to CPA news updates through the E-Newsletter

    ü  Participate in mentoring and networking activities throughout the year

    ü  Presentation opportunities at local, state and national levels

    ü  Participation in the EDTF Hairstylist and Barber Initiative- MindStylz

    ü  Access to supervision, training and practicum opportunities in the state


    As a student of color, you may apply for an EDTF Mentoring Scholarship and register for the Friday, October 26, 2018 CPA Annual Convention held at the Riverhouse, 55 Bridge Road, Haddam, CT 06438 by one of these ways: completing the application and returning it by mail to the CPA office, P.O. Box 915, North Haven, CT 06473; fax to (203) 234-2852 or online registration for the Convention at CPA Website.

    EDTF Scholarship Notice - Application 2018.docx

    • 16 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Worker's Compensation Trust Offices, Wallingford, CT


    Training in the Biopsychosocial Model of Treatment to 

    Enhance Coping Skills of Individuals with Chronic Pain 

    Who Have Work-Related Injuries


    Traci Cipriano, JD, PhD 

    Arnold Holzman, Ph.D., ABPP

    Stephen D. Sarfaty, Psy.D., ABPDC, FACPN, ABPP-CN

    Friday, November 16, 2018

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Workers’ Compensation Trust Offices

    47 Barnes Industrial Road South, Wallingford, CT 

    $55 CPA Members, $75 non-members

    No refunds

    3 CEU for Psychologists

    Learning Objectives

    Participants will be able:

    ·       Describe the origins, content and role of the Psychological Pain Assessment and Treatment Protocols that have recently been developed in the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation System, and efforts to increase implementation of these Protocols. 

    ·       Describe the biopsychosocial model as applied to chronic pain, and how to apply this model clinically in the graduated manner specified in the Protocols.

    ·       Describe assessment approaches, integration of pain management services with medical care, and brief treatment methods to enhance coping and enable workers to return to a higher level of functioning.

    Presenters : 

    Traci Cipriano, JD, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and former practicing attorney.  She has been involved advocating for the promotion of the biopsychosocial model of chronic pain in the Connecticut Worker’s Compensation System for nearly 2 years.  She is a member of the Connecticut Worker’s Compensation Commission’s Medical Advisory Panel, and has been working with the state medical society towards educating physicians, psychologists and insurers on the effectiveness and value of the biopsychosocial model for treating chronic pain, with the goal of promoting use of the existing chronic pain protocols as standard practice.  She was invited to present at the Annual Connecticut Legal Conference in June 2018 on the biopsychosocial model, pain management and her advocacy work in this area.  Dr. Cipriano has been involved in the promotion of interdisciplinary care for several years, including as a member of the CPA Healthcare Reform Task Force. Dr. Cipriano helped draft the APA Practice Organization’s integrated care policy, which was adopted by the APA Board of Directors in 2018.  She also presents, provides workshops, and writes about issues related to the relationships among psychological health, physical health and well-being in the workplace.  

    Arnold Holzman, Ph.D., ABPPis a licensed psychologist with a longstanding practice in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with chronic pain and injury. He has published in this field and has worked consultatively with many pain management physicians throughout the state. Dr. Holzman currently manages a small network of providers offering these services to a workers compensation company. Dr. Holzman also serves as the managing partner of Behavioral Health Consultants, LLC a mental health group practice and consulting organization.  He has been working with the state medical society towards educating physicians, psychologists and insurers on the effectiveness and value of the biopsychosocial model for treating chronic pain.

    Stephen D. Sarfaty, Psy.D., ABPDC, FACPN, ABPP-CN, is a licensed psychologist who performs forensic neuropsychological evaluations within the Connecticut Worker’s Compensation System.  He is a member of the Connecticut Worker’s Compensation System’s Medical Advisory Panel.  Dr. Sarfaty is a Diplomate with The American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology and The American Board of Professional Disability Consultants and a Fellow of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology. He was appointed to the Governor’s Task Force on Traumatic Brain Injury, and was a member of the charter Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of Connecticut. He is the founder and Director of Comprehensive Neuropsychological Services, P.C., (CNS), in Cheshire, Connecticut, and a consulting neuropsychologist to a number of area hospitals and programs. He presents to many professional and public groups across Connecticut, around the country and internationally. He has contributed to the development of validity determination protocols for forensic neuropsychological examinations. 

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