The President's Message
by Marc D. Komori Stager, PsyD
Dear CCPA Psychologists,
We have a pressing need for board members. Your psychology board is transitioning with many board members stepping down or wishing to step down once a replacement member joins. Most of our current board members have been in their positions for over a decade—they have served their community and it is now time for them to move on and time for others to step up.
The board is a tight group of CCPA members. By joining the Board you will get to be a part of a close community of psychologists, who provide support, referrals, and friendship. We meet monthly for 10 months a year for about 1½ hours each month. Each board position comes with some commitments outside of the meetings.
It would be ideal for seven people to volunteer and serve on the board by the time of our annual meeting on February 23rd. Seven people is half of our board—thus you can see the severity of our need. Between now and our annual meeting, please speak with board members if you have any interest in joining the board, or want to see how your specific interest can be utilized within CCPA.
All are welcome to attend board meetings. The next and only meeting before our annual meeting, is on Tuesday, February 12th at 11:30 am at the same office where we hold our holiday party. Come see what we do, how we do it, and imagine yourself doing it too.
If you have not yet marked your calendars, please do so for February 23rd as we will have the wonderful opportunity to hear Dr. Joiner speak at our annual meeting. He is an expert in the psychological treatment of suicidal behaviors. Plus, as an added benefit, attending this presentation counts quadruple for CEUs - it counts as standard CEUs, in-person CEUs, suicide CEUs, and ethics CEUs.
Also, at the official part of our annual meeting we will be conducting one bit of important business. We need to elect a new president to our board. The board has recommended me to that position. Which is also why I am writing this quarter’s President’s Message. I hope to see you all at our annual meeting and look forward to partnering with you in serving CCPA and Contra Costa County.
Marc D. Komori Stager, PsyD