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2019 KPA Membership Application

and Renewal Form

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December 2018

Dear Colleagues,

The KPA Board is pleased to report a 10% increase in membership over the past year!  We appreciate your support and look forward to continuing to work together in 2019 to address the needs of psychologists and psychology in Kansas. 

Reflecting on our ongoing efforts, we plan to continue monitoring updates and challenges to our profession at the state level with the help of our Legislative Consultant in Topeka, Whitney Damron, P.A.  Whitney helps us track those issues that both directly and indirectly affect Kansas Psychologists.  We are happy to have one of our longstanding KPA Board members who has actively partnered to address legislative advocacy, Dr. Bruce Nystrom, join the KS BSRB Board this year.  With these important state level partnerships, we will continue to maintain an active seat at the table to ensure our success as psychologists in Kansas.

In 2019, we hope to build on our progress over the years and foster relationships that will move psychologists in Kansas forward.  Many of the leaders of the Kansas Psychological Association have been invited by the American Psychological Association to represent Psychology in Kansas at the annual Practice Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. in early March.  This conference, whose name has recently changed from State Leadership Conference, allows psychologists to share wisdom and insights regarding state and federal level advocacy efforts to move psychology forward.  Our KPA members will be able to meet with our Kansas Congressional Representatives and Senators on Capitol Hill and advocate for psychologists’ reimbursement and inclusion in the Medicare physician definition, among other important issues. 

Additionally, we are in process of planning our 2019 conferences.  Please keep an eye out for information about the training we are coordinating with The Trust. On May 10, we will host The Trust's presenter, Dr. Amanda D. Zelechoski, who will present: Sequence IX: Ethics& Risk Management in Complex Clinical Conundrums. This workshop will be held in Kansas City, but we do not yet have a location to share. We will send you more information as plans are finalized.

As always, a benefit of renewal is the inclusion of the doctor finder profile on KPA’s website.  This service is used by fellow members and KPA staff to locate referrals.  Additionally, the public can search for providers in their geographical areas.

We plan to continue this year to increase the membership of KPA and of our KPA Board.  Sadly, only about 10% of the licensed psychologists in Kansas are members of KPA.  We are looking for KPA members who want to help us increase membership and become involved in the association leadership.  Our KPA Board members find much benefit in networking with their colleagues on the Board, across the state, and at the federal level on listserves and in person when we attend the Practice Leadership Conference.  We believe that our strength is in our psychologist leaders.  The KPA Board is a small group working very hard for many, and we would like to have more members on the Board and members in KPA to allow for more programming, leadership and financial support.  If you are interested in being considered for a Board position, please contact me soon!

KPA is working for you!  Please join us for this exciting year and encourage your colleagues to join!  Thank you for your continued support.  If you have questions about how to proceed, please feel free to email admin@kspsych.org or call toll-free at (866) 860-7313.

Best wishes for a wonderful 2019!

 

 

Monica Kurylo, PhD, ABPP

2019 KPA President

  


 

 

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 Dues: $25/mo or $300 annually: 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 Dues: $12.50/mo or $150 annually: If you are new to KPA, your first year of dues is discounted to $150. Full member qualifications noted above apply. ECP discounts do not apply.

Prelic  Member Dues: $8.33/mo or $100 annually: Persons who are 1-2 years postgraduate, working toward permanent license

Associate Member Dues: $7.50/mo or $90 annually: 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 Dues: $3.75/mo or $45 annually: If you are an Associate Member who is new to KPA, your first year of dues is discounted to $45. Associate member qualifications noted above apply.

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

Missouri Psychological Association Reciprocal Member Annual Dues: $20.00 for 1-2 years postgraduate OR $40 2+ years postgraduate: Be aware that this process of having membership with both MOPA and KPA has changed. In prior years you could purchase your membership for both organizations through KPA or MOPA. That is no longer the case. You now need to purchase your membership from each organization independently. What has remained the same is that you continue to receive a discounted rate on the 2nd membership. If you live in KS you would purchase a KPA membership on our site and then to go to http://www.mopaonline.org/ to purchase your MOPA membership. If you live in MO, you would purchase a MOPA membership on their site and then come here to purchase the ($40) membership with KPA.

 


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.


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