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Race / Social Justice Resources
This is an evolving list that we have curated to help educate, support diversity and foster healing in our community. A wide array of resources for our clients and practitoners, ways to support social justice and much more are available on this page.
  COVID-19 Resources 
This is an evolving list that we have curated to address the professional practice needs
and other useful resources for the well-being of our members and people in the community. 


Black Lives Matter

The San Mateo County Psychological Association (SMCPA) joins the voices of American citizens, businesses and other organizations in speaking out against all forms of racism, discrimination and violence.  We have been deeply saddened and outraged by the murders of George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Breonna Taylor and many others.  We are also outraged by the systematic racism that continues to perpetuate racial disparity and inequality in this country.  As psychologists, we aspire to act in accordance with the principles of beneficence and nonmaleficence, fidelity and responsibility, integrity, justice, and respect for people’s rights and dignity - not only with our clients, but also with the communities in which we work and society as a whole.  In this long history of injustice and pain, the time for change is long overdue.


The SMCPA stands in solidarity with those who have been impacted by police brutality and racial discrimination and those speaking out about these injustices. We are also called to act.


Below are some ways SMCPA is committed to raising awareness and understanding of racism, increasing dialog in our community, and creating meaningful action as an organization. 


SMCPA will:

  • Create a forum for talking about diversity issues

  • Provide clinical and general resources to help educate, support diversity, and foster healing

  • Provide resources for diversity clinical trainings

  • Prioritize adding a Diversity Chair to join the SMCPA Board


Please stay tuned as we endeavor to fulfill all of these commitments.  Now more than ever, together we can get through this.


If you are inspired to help with any of the above, please email us at president@smcpa.org.  We would love your help!


Yours,


The SMCPA Board

Dr. Anna Nedelisky & Dr. Sandra Sullivan, Co-President

Dr. Aimee Jordan, President-Elect

Dr. Jan Fisher, Secretary

Dr. Emily Kaufman, Treasurer

Dr. Reina Remigio, CE Chair

Dr. Stacy Chiang, CE Committee Member

Dr. Kennon McDonough, Membership Chair

Dr. Tom Kiely, Ethics Chair and Member at Large 

Caitlin Burgess, JD, LMFT, Ethics Committee Member

Dr. Steve Tulkin, Member at Large




Let's Talk About It.


Please join us for the next installment of our upcoming Let's Talk! series focusing on how best to manage your practice during COVID-19 and more.




The Role of Psychologists in Combatting Racism

Friday, 7/17/20
12-1 pm


SPECIAL GUEST:
Dr. Miguel Gallardo

Dr. Gallardo is a licensed psychologist who maintains a consultation practice where he conducts therapy, forensic/legal psychological assessments, and consults with organizations and universities on developing culturally responsive systems. He teaches courses on multicultural and social justice, intimate partner violence and professional practice issues.  Dr. Gallardo provides training in a variety of professional and community-based settings, which includes assisting organizations and individuals in developing cultural humility in their practices and in the treatment of individuals and communities. He also conducts workshops on cultural humility, culturally responsive psychotherapy with diverse communities, the intersection of ethics and responding to the needs of diverse communities, Latina/o mental health, and multicultural organizational development. 

 

In this "Let's talk" session, Dr. Gallardo will provide his perspectives on the role of psychologists in addressing socio-political issues, including actions that psychologists can take inside and outside of therapy in combating racism.  He will also facilitate an open discussion on how this role may look in various contexts (private practice, non-profit organization, community-based clinics, hospitals, etc).  



To register for this meeting:

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Please email SanMateoPA@gmail.com  to register for either of these events, to ask discussion questions for an event,
or share topic ideas that you would like to see covered in future zoom Let's Talk! Events.

 

How Can I Help: COVID-19?

 

Governor Newsom announced the creation of a new California Health Corps which is soliciting health care professionals (including behavioral health specialists and psychologists), for paid positions. This would involve working in designated sites. To apply:  https://covid19.ca.gov/healthcorps/
The Corona Virus Online Therapy Support site is looking for therapists to provide low fee or pro bono therapy to health care workers, first responders and essential workers who are on the front lines to provide service to the public and who may need support. (nationally). For more information:  https://www.coronavirusonlinetherapy.com/

The COVID19 Pro Bono Counseling Project is designed to provide free short-term tele-counseling to front-line healthcare workers impacted by the COVID19 crisis. Licensed mental health providers can sign up to volunteer to provide either individual and/or group services. To learn more, visit https://sites.google.com/view/cpbc-proj/home

 

The San Mateo Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to speak on topics related to helping people in the business community adapt to the impact of COVID-19.  These are 30 minute talks that will be hosted via Facebook Live.  For more information: pauline@sanmateochamber.org
The Mental Health Innovation Network, in collaboration with the Dept of Mental Health and Substance Use at the World Health Organization, is calling for submission of global experiences of mental health providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  For more information:
https://www.mhinnovation.net/blog/2020/mar/27/call-stories-we-want-hear-your-experiences-delivering-mental-health-support-during?fbclid=IwAR1d2FP8qhNcKb87xLPjtKl07Cajkfkl-wUmHhGHaps2ODM0ZZTX5w2hBRM




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Welcome to SMCPA!

As the local chapter of the California Psychological Association (CPA), we strive to serve our community and members with vital information regarding the practice of psychology. To serve our community, we offer an online directory of SMCPA psychologists and psychological services.

Our members’ services include psychotherapy, divorce mediation, crisis intervention, organizational and professional consultation, collaboration with
health care providers, forensic assessment and treatment, career counseling, and psychological testing. We also offer educational articles, a Speakers’ Bureau for pro bono presentations available to any community group, and a list of local and national resources (see the top menu). Finally, SMCPA is committed to supporting the community through participation in such events as Red Cross disaster relief and National Depression Screening Day.
 

To serve our members, SMCPA provides access to continuing education, consultation, a network to help with practice development, mentoring for new members and students, and social events to promote our community of psychologists.

 

Please note that www.smcpa.org is designed for educational purposes and is not a substitute for professional psychological care. If you require psychological services, please consult a licensed psychologist in your area. You are welcome to use our "Find A Psychologist" feature above.

Important Notice
Effective January 1, 2013, psychologists are responsible for maintaining their own CE records as the MCEP Accrediting Agency has been dissolved. CPA is offering a CE tracking service. For more information, go to the California Board of Psychology and the California Psychological Association.
Important Notice
Effective January 1, 2013, psychologists are responsible for maintaining their own CE records as the MCEP Accrediting Agency has been dissolved. CPA is offering a CE tracking service. For more information, go to the California Board of Psychology and the California Psychological Association.
Important Notice
Effective January 1, 2013, psychologists are responsible for maintaining their own CE records as the MCEP Accrediting Agency has been dissolved. CPA is offering a CE tracking service. For more information, go to the California Board of Psychology and the California Psychological Association.

All upcoming in-person CE and Networking Events have been postponed due to the Shelter-in-Place and social distancing mandates currently in effect in San Mateo County. Please stay tuned for more information.




 
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Contact us at SMCPA

Annette Taylor
Administrative Assistant

SanMateoPA@gmail.com
408.757.7720 call or text


San Mateo County includes the following cities and unincorporated communities: Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Broadmoor, Burlingame, Burlingame Hills, Colma, Daly City, Devonshire, East Palo Alto, El Granada, Emerald Lake Hills, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Highlands-Baywood Park, Hillsborough, Kings Mountain, Ladera, Menlo Oaks, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Montara, Moss Beach, North Fair Oaks, Pacifica, Palomar Park, Pescadero, Portola Valley, Princeton-by-the-Sea, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Gregorio, San Mateo, Sky Londa, South San Francisco, West Menlo Park, and Woodside.