Kentucky Psychological Association's Mission Statement:

 " Promoting Psychology as a science and a profession toward improving people’s lives."

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Are you a KPA Member? 
Here is why you should be!

As a member of KPA you make an investment in the future of your profession - here are a few of the member benefits:

KY Board of Examiners of Psychology Liaison...KPA advocates for licensing issues and obtains the latest news affecting psychologists.

Save Money... Early Bird registration and member discounts at all KPA sponsored Continuing Education Events, including significant savings on Convention registration.

Professional Networking and Referrals... Join the Psychological Services Locator to make your practice easier to find; referral resources at your fingertips.

Get Help with Questions... Need to know how to reach the Board of Examiners? Can’t find the rule on how long to hang on to those files? Membership in KPA means you have somebody ready to help you - and it’s just a phone call or e-mail away.

Bypass Sticky Situations... Free access to our Ethics Committee provides you with the tools you need to handle those difficult professional situations, so you can head off a mistake that could possibly threaten your career.

Practice Consultations and Practice Updates… Members have access to free consultations with KPA’s Director of Professional Affairs on a broad range of practice issues.

Define the Profession... Have a strong voice in how our profession is defined in Kentucky through KPA’s advocacy initiatives.

Develop Your Leadership… Through participation on the KPA Board or committees, community outreach, public education, and more.

Have a Sense of Community... Psychologists can sometimes feel isolated. KPA helps you connect through listservs, CE events, academic programs, and more.


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Sheila A. Schuster, Ph.D., was named a Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. Click here to read more.

Congratulations to Felicia Smith, Ph.D. newly elected Kentucky representative to the APA Council of Representatives.  Dr. Smith will succeed Dr. David Susman in the role, with her term beginning in 2020.  The Council Rep also has a seat on the KPA Board of Directors.  KPA is delighted to welcome Dr. Smith back to KPA's board in 2020!
David Susman, Ph.D., winner of  Distinguished Service Award from the UK College of Arts and Sciences "for my professional service to psychology and mental health advocacy. I feel blessed to work with such wonderful students and colleagues."


KPA Member, Dan Han, Psy.D. was featured in the article "A Matter of Taste" in APA's Monitor Psychology. To read the full article click here.

KPA's Federal Advocacy Coordinator, Georgeann Stamper-Brown, Ph.D., wrote an article "Mental Health Advocacy: Psychology Beyond Therapy". Click here to read more.

Check out this interview from KPA President-Elect, Steve Katiskas, Ph.D., on WHAS11 News discussing the difficult topic of child suicide. Click here to see the interview.

Sarah Shelton, Psy.D., MPH, MSCP, KPA President Elected Chair of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Read more here.