Summer 2018 Newsletter
As summer comes to an end, here’s a summary of the great professional and networking opportunities BCPA provided over the last few months, as well as an update on activities to look forward to this fall.
Dr. Meghan von Linden provided a CE seminar titled “Ethics and Telemental Health: Practical Guidance on Implementation” in May. With the role of technology becoming more advantageous in delivering psychological services to clients who might not typically have access to treatment, Dr. von Linden’s CE was timely. No wonder it was a packed house!
Several BCPA members also connected at our recent mixer at Silo in Alamo Heights. The mixer provided an opportunity for early career, mid career, and established psychologists to mingle and get to know each other. These opportunities are few and far between! Speaking of connecting, we have plenty of networking opportunities this fall and winter. Our trainee social will take place on September 12 from 6-7:30 pm at the Yard House at La Cantera. This serves as an opportunity for interns and post-doctoral fellows to support one another and learn more about BCPA. We hope to see you there!
Don’t forget to reserve your seat for our 6 hour CE event at Our Lady of the Lake University on October 19th, “How to Accept, Commit and Take Action: An Introduction to Using ACT,” presented by Dr. Amy Murrell. Register here: http://bexarpsyc.wpengine.com/event-details/2018-fall-workshop/ Use your login to receive the member discount!
This season’s Member Spotlight is focused on Dr. Laurel Bluntzer, an early career psychologist who provides immigration evaluations to vulnerable populations and psychotherapy services to trauma survivors. Read the full Spotlight at http://bexarpsyc.wpengine.com/summer-2018-memberspotlight/ or on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bexarpsyc.
Looking for more ways to connect with Bexar county’s local network of psychologists? Consider a position on the BCPA Executive Committee! We will begin taking nominations on October 1st. Visit www.bexarpsyc.org for a list of positions.
BCPA continues to work with TPA on legislative issues. The Sunset Commission voted to recommend to the 2019 legislative session that the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists be combined with other state mental health boards under the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council. The TPA Grassroots Committee recommends that Texas Psychologists meet with their state Senators and Representatives to educate their legislators regarding issues associated with TSBEP and Sunset. To participate with other Bexar County Psychologists in a coordinated way, please contact Dr. Rowland Folensbee, BCPA’s Legislative Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, visit www.bexarpsyc.org for information on member events. I also encourage you to update your Member Profile on the BCPA website so that your professional information is available for referrals and consultation. BCPA often gets requests for specialty referrals or experts for local news stories and we direct them to our Member Profile page. And, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bexarpsyc.
Looking forward to seeing you at our fall events!
Amanda Wetegrove-Romine, PsyD
BCPA 2018 President