Wyoming Psychological Association

2018 Fall Conference

Cody, Wyoming





Continuing Education for Mental Health





Wyoming Psychological Association


2018 Fall Conference


Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals 


Membership Meeting


Ethics and Risk Management in a Digital World, The Future

of Psychology and the APA, and Strengthening

Communications within a Caregiving Dynamic


6 APA CEs and 3 WPA CEs
for Full Conference
September 15 and 16, 2018
Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, WY

Conference Agenda


7:15 – 8:00 am       Registration/Continental breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 am       Opening remarks
8:15 – 10:00 am     Dr. Taube – Ethics and Risk Management  
10:00 – 10:15 am   Break
10:15 – 11:30 am   Dr. Taube continues      
11:30 – 1:00 pm     Lunch on your own
1:00 – 2:30 pm       Dr. Taube continues      
2:30 – 2:45 pm       Break
2:45 – 4:00 pm       Dr. Taube concludes     
4:30 – 6:00 pm       WPA Membership Meeting
                 6 APA or WPA CEs

Sunday, September 16

7:15 – 8:30 am       Registration/Continental breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 am      Dr. Evans – Psychology and the APA
10:00 – 10:15 am   Break
10:15 – 12:30 pm   Dr. Barry Strengthening Communications within a Caregiving Dynamic
3.0 WPA CEs 
Any updated information will be available at the WPA website


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Workshops and Speakers

Dr. Daniel Taube, JD, Ph.D. is a Full professor at the California School of Professional Psychology.
He earned his J.D. from Villanova University and his Ph.D. from Hahnemann University. His areas of professional focus include ethical and legal issues in professional practice, child protection, addictions, and disability and parenting. 
He has been in private practice for 23 years. He regularly consults with a wide range of practitioners and community agencies regarding standards of practice and ethical concerns.
Dr. Daniel Taube , JD, Ph.D.
Ethics in the digital world is a complex topic. This workshop will provide a review and update on the ethical, legal, and risk management dimensions of technology. A broad focus will highlight digital record-keeping, telepsychology, digital communications, and social media. The content is applicable to all sites where health services are provided.
Dr. Arthur Evans 
Psychological practice has much to contribute as the broader healthcare landscape shifts to focus on population health as an overarching framework.
How will psychological practice need to
adapt to more comprehensively address behavioral health conditions on a broader scale? This presentation will address the compelling rationale for the population health approach, along with the conceptual issues and practical implications for adopting this framework.
Moreover, the presentation will describe the transformational process that lies ahead for the profession and discipline of psychology as well as examples of APA's work that position the field of psychology for a viable future. 
Dr. Arthur Evans is the new CEO of the American Psychological Association. For the last 12 years, Evans has been commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disability Services. Evans has been recognized nationally and internationally as an innovative and effective policymaker.
Among his numerous awards, he was named by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy as an Advocate for Action in 2015. 
In 2013, he received the American Medical Association’s top government service award in health care for his leadership in transforming the Philadelphia behavioral health system, particularly around the adoption of a public health framework. 
Before his work in Philadelphia, Evans was deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, where he led major strategic initiatives in the state’s behavioral health care system.
Similar to his work in Philadelphia, he was instrumental in implementing a recovery-oriented policy framework, addressing health care disparities, increasing the use of evidence-based practices and significantly improving community engagement. He also developed a thriving private practice.
Dr. Robin Barry
A discussion on strengthening communications within a caregiving dynamic based on research and clinical expertise focused on communication in intimate and family relationships, and how close relationships influence people’s well-being.
Robin Barry, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Wyoming and a clinical psychologist. Her research and clinical expertise has primarily focused on communication in intimate and family relationships, and how close relationships influence people’s overall well-being. In the last few years, she has worked with family caregivers of adults with physical and/or mental illness. Dr. Barry is developing and implementing programs and resources for family caregivers in Wyoming.



CE and Attendance Information
Both WPA and/or APA CEs are available to participants. WPA CEs have been approved for the full conference. APA CEs have been approved for the ethics portion (Dr. Taube) of the workshop. Participants may, at their discretion, elect to substitute APA CEs for WPA CEs for the ethics workshop only. 
Eligibility for Insurance Premium Discounts - The completion of Dr. Taube's ethics workshop earns 6 CE credits AND eligibility to receive a 15% premium discount on your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance for your next 2 consecutive policy periods.
The Trust is the sponsoring entity for the APA CEs and is an active partner with WPA.
The Trust is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Trust maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Please let us know if you have any questions.



We've partnered with three hotels in the area to secure special discounted rates.
Book early to take advantage of Member Only Rates!




Cody, Wyoming was recently named the 7th Best Historic Small Town by USA Today's 10 Best. "These 10 winners for Best Historic Small Town have big histories and small populations—fewer than 30,000—making them fun and affordable ways to dive into our nation's past."
"Founded in 1896 by the legendary Buffalo Bill himself, the town of Cody sits just 50 miles from the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park, making it a popular gateway for park goers. The Rodeo Capital of the World offers a colorful downtown filled with steakhouses, cowboy apparel shops, historic hotels, and Old West saloons."
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West contains five museums including the Buffalo Bill Museum, tracing William F. Cody’s life with multimedia displays, and the Draper Natural History Museum, with wildlife exhibits. Nearby, Old Trail Town is a re-created frontier town with 1800s log cabins and a saloon. Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway winds past craggy cliffs to Yellowstone National Park.



Wyoming Psychological Association
PO Box 543
Cody, WY 82414
(307) 220-8212