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KPA is working for you!  A quick look back at 2016 reminds us that the leadership of KPA continues to work for Kansas psychologists.  For example:

  • Ongoing ethics and risk management webinars with The Trust’s speakers. You can now virtually attend any of four webinar sequences and attribute a portion of the registration fee to KPA. You can do this simply by entering the promotion code TRUST-KS during webinar registration. Details at kspsych.org

The KPA Legislative Committee and our lobbyist will continue to monitor legislation that impacts psychologists. We must continue to be vigilant in order to protect our professional purview.  We have also been monitoring currently proposed changes to professional licensing administration through the BSRB. 

All members who complete their doctor finder profile with renewal are featured on KPA’s website in the doctor finder section. This service is used by fellow members and KPA staff to locate referrals. Additionally, the public can search for providers in their geographical areas.

Members of the KPA Board of Governors are also very active in APA and attend APA’s Practice Leadership Conference each March.  Each year, attendees visit members of Congress to educate them about issues relevant to psychologists.  We are proud to say that thanks in part to the lobbying efforts of conference attendees in March 2016-2017, Congress passed the Mental Health Reform Act!
 This new law strengthens enforcement of federal mental health parity laws, eliminates the Medicaid same day exclusion rule (which prohibits separate payment for mental health and primary care services provided to a Medicaid enrollee on the same day), improves how mental health issues are responded to in the criminal justice system, creates and reauthorizes a wide range of federal mental health and substance use treatment and prevention grant programs, and clarifies health information privacy protections for patients with mental illnesses.   

You will be hearing from us as the Board of Governors works to continue to increase the membership of the Association. Sadly, only about 10% of the licensed psychologists in Kansas are members who support KPA and the work we do on behalf of all psychologists in Kansas.  This small group is working very hard for many, and we would like to have more members to allow for more programming, leadership, and financial support.  

KPA is working for you! Please join us for this exciting year!  (And encourage your colleagues).

If you have any questions about how to proceed, please feel free to email
admin@kspsych.org or call toll-free (866) 860-7313.

Sincerely, 

Jeremy Stephenson, Ph.D. 
President 2018

 

 

 


 

 

KPA MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Quarterly/Monthly Membership Dues Available!  For Full Member, NEW Full Member, Associate Member, and NEW Associate Member, you may choose to pay your dues in quarterly (4) or monthly (12) installments.

Full Member Annual Dues: $300: Persons shall have a minimum of a doctoral degree in psychology or in an area primarily psychological in content. Full Members shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of the Association including voting, holding elective office or appointive office.

NEW Full Member Annual Dues: $150: If you are new to KPA, your first year of dues is discounted to $150.
Persons shall have a minimum of a doctoral degree in psychology or in an area primarily psychological in content. Full Members shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of the Association including voting, holding elective office or appointive office. ECP discounts do not apply.

Prelic  Member Annual Dues: $100: Persons who are 1-2 years postgraduate, working toward permanent license

Associate Member Annual Dues: $90: Persons with a minimum of a Master's degree in psychology or a field primarily psychological in nature, who do not meet the requirements for Full Member or Student member. Associate Members may serve on committees, but may not vote, or hold elective or appointive office. Associate Members shall achieve voting privileges after five consecutive years as an Associate Member.

NEW Associate Member Annual Dues: $45: If you are an Association Member who is new to KPA, your first year of dues is discounted to $45.

Emeritus Member Annual Dues: $25: Persons who are retired and/or permanently disabled, who have been a member of the Association in good standing for the previous five (5) years. Those persons shall retain all the rights and privileges of their previous membership category.

Student Member Annual Dues: $15: Persons working toward a graduate or undergraduate degree in a program primarily psychological in content at a college or university. Student Members may serve as voting members of committees. They may not hold elective or appointive office, except to serve as the Student Representative to the Board of Governors.

Early Career Psychologist Member:

  • ECP1 
    1 year postgraduate
    Annual Dues $100
  • ECP2
    2 years postgraduate
    Annual Dues $125
  • ECP3
    3 years postgraduate
    Annual Dues $150
  • ECP4
    4 years postgraduate
    Annual Dues $200
  • ECP5
    5 years postgraduate
    Annual Dues $250

Full (5+ Institution)
If five or more psychologists from your institution renew as a group, you may choose this category which deducts $50 for a fee of $250. You must indicate your institution affiliation within your profile for verification purposes.
$250/member

 


KPA POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

Association for the Advancement of Psychology in Kansas (AAPK):    AAPK is the Political Action Committee representing psychologists in Kansas.  AAPK provides psychologists with a legal conduit for making contributions to key Kansas legislators.  Psychologists are encouraged to make contributions to AAPK a regular part of their KPA membership renewal.  Voluntary contributions to AAPK are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal Income Tax purposes.   

Dues payments to KPA are deductible by members as an ordinary and necessary business expense with the exception of 18% used by KPA for direct lobbying expenses. Dues are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Contributions to AAPK are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal Income Tax purposes. As always, consult your financial adviser for clarification.