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Welcome to CCPA!

The Contra Costa Psychological Association (CCPA) is an active group of psychologists committed to advancing the science and profession of psychology and serving the people of Contra Costa County. CCPA is a chapter of the California Psychological Association, a state organization of the American Psychological Association (APA), which has over 150,000 members in the United States and Canada. CCPA has adopted the ethical standards and guidelines of professional practice of the APA and the state of California.

CCPA offers training and workshops throughout the year to help our members keep up with advancements in our field. We are accredited to offer continuing education that fulfills licensing requirements. Our quarterly dinner meetings offer members the opportunity to network, present their work, and stay current with new literature and treatment practices. For Early Career Psychologists CCPA provides mentoring, consultation and monthly meetings for education and networking.We also provide a newsletter and email list-serve, creating an ongoing, dynamic exchange of information among members. Membership is open to licensed psychologists and graduate students.

Our current offer: New members receive $60 off any 2020 CCPA workshop or event.  Become a member today and receive the discount code.


The Benefits of Joining CCPA

CCPA provides you with legislative updates so you can keep abreast of the changes that affect your work and the public's interest.

You will have a presence on CCPA's website, making it easier for the public and your colleagues to find you and also for you to update any demographic information that may change.

Through our quarterly meetings you will have the opportunity to hear experts share their best thinking with us on the latest developments in psychology and receive Continuing Education credits.

When you join the CCPA "Find a Psychologist list, you are included in a searchable database that Contra Costa County residents may access to avail themselves of your clinical expertise and you and your colleagues can use to find appropriate referrals for your clients.

CCPA offers ongoing and vital information through our newsletter and listserve. Stay up-to-date with your colleagues' achievements and the association's events. Take part in the dissemination of information and camaraderie on the CCPA listserve where you can ask advice and share information or find an office.

Joining CCPA makes it possible for you to connect with your professional community. In addition to the educational advantages, there are also opportunities to socialize at holiday gatherings so that you may get to know other psychologists who practice in Contra Costa County.

Last, but not least, you can take part in the Disaster Relief efforts, especially important at this time.


CCPA

The President's Message
by Marc D. Komori Stager, PsyD
CCPA President


Dear CCPA Psychologists,

The board is working on our big January presentation. We are planning on holding it remotely. This meeting is when I become your immediate-past president. The board is discussing who to nominate for my replacement, and then you will get to vote. I will leave behind average-sized shoes to fill, so not to worry, the next president will do just fine.

First Fridays are still happening, even if they are happening remotely. Look for Dr. Alissa Scanlin’s emails for details on how to join.


The Practice Building Group also continues to meet. Please look for Dr. Alexis Smith-Bauman’s emails for details.


Thank you to Dr. Andy Pojman, who has been guiding our renewal to provide CEUs to you. The APA makes this such an arduous and expensive process that the board, in an attempt to protect Andy, has discussed either switching who approves us to CPA or leaving the business of providing CEUs all together. As offering CEUs is a major part of our mission, we have decided to continue with the application.


We are working through how to go about having our annual CCPA BBQ. We are wondering if there are safe physically-distant ways for us to meet, and if we would want to. Do chime in on the forum to let us know if you would attend, and what precautions you would want us to abide by.


Have a safe and sane summer.


Sincerely,

Marc

 




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General Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is not intended to be therapeutic in nature and is not designed to be used in place of psychological or medical treatment. If you require psychological health services, please contact an appropriate professional in your area. For more information regarding referrals, click Find a Psychologist.General Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is not intended to be therapeutic in nature and is not designed to be used in place of psychological or medical treatment. If you require psychological health services, please contact an appropriate professional in your area. For more information regarding referrals, click Find a Psychologist