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CE Workshop: Advocacy: An Essential Skill for Psychologists in 2014
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This workshop will explain why psychologists must engage in advocacy to ensure the well-being, and even the survival, of our profession in Georgia. We need to protect our scope of practice in those areas in which psychologists (and in some cases only psychologists) have training.

12/12/2014
When: 12/12/2014
9:00am-12:00pm
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Ann Abramowitz, PhD, Marilyn Vickers, PhD and State Representative Scott Holcomb
Contact: Amy Dietrich, Director of Continuing Education and Communications
404-634-6272


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This workshop will explain why psychologists must engage in advocacy to ensure the well-being, and even the survival, of our profession in Georgia. We need to protect our scope of practice in those areas in which psychologists (and in some cases only psychologists) have training. Further, because our issues are linked to the issues of those whom we serve, including our neediest clients—e.g., those on Medicaid, those with mental and physical disabilities, and children--we are able to protect and advance our profession while advocating for these vulnerable Georgians, even in the difficult context of the current health insurance and political environments.

CE Hours: 3

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will describe why the survival of our profession in Georgia demands that every psychologist be informed and actively involved in some form of advocacy.
  2. Participants will demonstrate their ability to establish and maintain relationships with our Georgia legislators.
  3. Participants will discuss how GPA each year establishes and advances its legislative agenda, and why that activity is crucial.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Ann Abramowitz is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Psychology at Emory University. She specializes in work with children and families and psychological assessment, and is the Director of Assessment Training in Emory’s doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. Currently also Chief of Staff to State Representative Scott Holcomb, she has become deeply involved in advocacy work pertaining to mental health, education, and other issues. She served as GPA’s Secretary from 2007-2013.

Dr. Marilyn Vickers has been a licensed psychologist in Georgia since 1974. After seven years at a family counseling service, she began her private practice in Athens, which continues to this day. She completed the curriculum in psychopharmacology offered by GPA, and she was chair of the LLC from 2005-2008, during which time she led the effort to obtain prescribing privileges for psychologists in Georgia. Though this effort failed, she has continued to see the need for advocacy for our profession and for our clients.

Scott Holcomb is a member of the Georgia House of Representatives who has just completed his second term. He is an attorney and Army veteran who places great importance on education, mental health and human welfare, in addition to a strong interest in national security. He recently added an MBA degree to his portfolio of achievements, in part because he wants to bring smart business practices to Georgia.

Registration Costs

Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before November 28, 2014 to receive this rate.)
  • $70: GPA Members
  • $20: Student GPA Members (Will not receive a CE certificate)
  • $130: Non-members
Registration (After November 28, 2014)
  • $80: GPA Members
  • $30: Student Members (Will not receive a CE certificate)
  • $140: Non-members
Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

Cancellation Policy:
Registrants must cancel within five (5) business days through Amy Dietrich only via email or phone (contacting other staff members/leadership does not guarantee your cancellation.) Email confirmations will be sent to callers who cancel via the phone. No faxes or mail cancellations will be accepted.
Cancellation Fee: $35

The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.