Temporary Office Closure Notice
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MPA staff is working remotely. The best way to reach them is via email at [email protected]. Phone calls will be answered Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. If you call outside of those hours, please leave a voicemail and a staff member will return your call. Thank you for your patience during this time.
 

 MPA Call for Nominations

Two positions are available! See below for additional details.

APA Council Representative 

MPA members will need to elect one APA Council Representative in the upcoming APA election.

The APA Council Representative acts as a liaison to the MPA Governing Council and typically attends two official meetings of the APA Council each year. Representatives elected will typically serve a three-year term of office. The three-year term will end on December 31, 2025. The representative must be a member of MPA and APA. 

At this time, MPA would like to do a call for nominations for this position. Please send a brief (100 or so words) statement of interest or nomination letter along with contact information to [email protected] by 5pm on Monday, January 31. The nominations will be reviewed by MPA’s Executive Committee, and two individuals will be selected for the ballot.


 Psychologists in Health Care Organizations Division Chair

Dear MPA Psychologists in Health Care Organizations Division Members,

MPA is calling for nominations for the Psychologists in Health Care Organizations Division Chair position as the current chair had to step down. The elected member will fulfill the remainder of the term which is through December 31, 2022. 

The role of the Chair is a pivotal one for guiding the Division’s work. Please review the Division Chair Duties and Responsibilities in the MPA Policy and Procedures for additional detail. If you find yourself passionate about the issues facing psychology in these changing times, we welcome your voice.

Please nominate others by emailing [email protected]. Self nominations are also accepted*. If you are nominating yourself, please include a brief statement of interest, indicating why you wish to serve as Chair, as well as a one-paragraph biographical statement.

The deadline for nominations is 5:00 pm on Monday, January 31

Unsure if you are interested in becoming part of the Governing Council? Save the date for Saturday, January 22, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, when any MPA member can join the January Governing Council meeting via zoom.

 *Student members of MPA are ineligible to hold a position on the Governing Council, except within the Student Division. Student members are welcome to nominate others.

 

Minnesota Admitted to PSYPACT

On August 6, 2021, Minnesota was voted into PSYPACT. PSYPACT is administered by the PSYPACT Commission and going to their website is the best way to get accurate information. You can find that website here. A big thank you again to all who contributed to this important effort. If it were not for all of the grassroots advocacy by our members, this never would have happened.


 

 

Other updates:

Legislative Updates

VoterVoice Action Center

COVID-19 Resources

Racial Justice Resources

COVID Cares Phone Line

 

   


MPA Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation. Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds. We aspire to become alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policymakers, and practitioners.