Wyoming Psychological Association

2018 Spring Conference

Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals

Current Updates on Psychopharmacological Agents in Common Use, Telepsych and the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact, and the Wyoming Medicaid Program

6 APA CEs and 4.5 WPA CEs
or
10.5 WPA CEs
for Full Conference
 
May 19th and 20th, 2018
Holiday Inn East, Casper, WY

 

Please join us at the Wyoming Psychological Association (WPA) WPA Spring Conference at the Holiday Inn East in Casper, WY on May 19th and 20th, 2018.

This conference features several key events:

  • A six hour workshop providing a clinically pertinent update on psychopharmacological agents in common use by Morgan T. Sammons, Ph.D., ABPP;
  •  A three hour workshop covering the need and rationale for allowing psychologists to use electronic communications interjurisdictionally to provide telepsychological services ethically and legally to patients by Alex M. Siegel, J.D., Ph.D.;
  • A 90 minute workshop by Ms. Brenda Stout and Mr. John Benskin of the Wyoming Department of Health covering updates on Medicaid documentation, procedure code consolidation, and prior authorization; and the functions and responsibilities of the Medicaid Program Integrity Unit.                  

Dr. Sammons is the Executive Officer of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He has a long history of leadership and advocacy in the profession, which includes many years’ experience working with the National Register, having served as Chair of the Board of Directors from 2004 to 2008. He is a retired U. S. Navy Captain, having served as the Navy’s Clinical Psychology Specialty Leader and Special Assistant to the Navy Surgeon General for Mental Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, and in a number of duty stations both in the U.S. and abroad. He also has served as Systemwide Dean of the California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Sammons is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (Clinical). He is the author of 2 edited volumes, and contributes frequently to the professional literature. He lectures extensively on professional issues in psychology.

Dr. Alex M. Siegel is an attorney and clinical psychologist. Three different Pennsylvania Governors (Ridge, Schweiker and Rendell) appointed Dr. Siegel to the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology. He served on the Board for 13 years, 6 of which as Chair of the State Board.  Dr. Siegel was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). He was also elected President of ASPPB in 2008. Currently, Dr. Siegel is the Director of Professional Affairs (DPA) for ASPPB. In his role as DPA, he serves as a liaison between ASPPB and state and national psychological associations. He provides training to new members of psychology licensing boards in the U.S. and the colleges of psychology in Canada. He was staff to the APA/ASPPB/APAIT joint task force on telepsychology and to the ASPPB task force on regulations for interjurisdictional telepsychological practice. He is a member of the PSYPACT task force. He is also a member of ASPPB Supervision Guidelines task force and Chair of the Model Act and Regulations Committee (MARC).  In addition, Dr. Siegel consults with state governments, attorneys, courts and maintains a small clinical and forensic practice.

Ms. Brenda Stout is the Wyoming Medicaid Behavioral Health Program Manager for the Wyoming Department of Health’s Division of Healthcare Financing. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wyoming. She has been with the Wyoming Department of Health for ten years with work experience in pharmacy services, mental health and substance abuse treatment, policies and program implementation, and management of the outpatient behavioral health rehabilitation services. Ms. Stout is a member of the Behavioral Health Advisory Council.

Mr. John Benskin is the Medicaid Program Integrity Policy, Training, and Credentialing Specialist for the Wyoming Department of Health’s Division of Healthcare Financing. He joined the Wyoming Medicaid Program Integrity Unit two years ago.  He has been with the Department for three years, and worked in the Behavioral Health Division as a Senior Executive Assistant and Policy Analyst before joining the Medicaid Program Integrity Unit two years ago.  Additionally, Mr. Benskin worked for three years in the  Wyoming Attorney General’s Office, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) for three years.

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 only the Psychopharmacology Update for Clinicians workshop.  Participants may, at their discretion, elect to substitute APA CEs for WPA CEs for the Pharmacology Update workshop only. 

 The National Register of Health Service Psychologists is the sponsoring entity for the APA CEs.

The National Register of Health Service Psychologists is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The National Register maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

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The National Register will send APA CE certificates to those requesting APA CEs by email.  If you are not a WPA member, please be sure to include  a valid email address on your registration form. 

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Additional information including the content and learning objectives of the of the individual workshops, hotel reservations, and conference pricing is available in the conference brochure.

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 We look forward to seeing you at the conference.  Please contact the WPA if you have any questions. 

  

Wyoming Psychological Association
P.O. Box 332
Cheyenne, WY 82003
wypsych@yahoo.com
307-220-8212