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Welcome!

 


 COVID-19 Resources 

This is an 
evolving list compiled to address the professional practice needs
and other useful resources for the well-being of our members and people in the community. 
Race / Social Justice Resources

This is an 
evolving list compiled to help educatesupport 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.
Back To School Resources

This is an 
evolving list compiled to help parents and clinicians best support children, teens and young adults transition back to school in the midst of COVID-19 and Distance Learning.


We have updated the SMCPA Bylaws! Thank you for taking a moment to vote:




Poll
SMCPA Bylaws 2020
The SMCPA Bylaws were carefully revised & updated by our Board, and approved by the California Psychological Association (CPA) in Sept. 2020. 

Voting will be open through Thursday, 10/1/20. 


If you would like to review the new SMCPA Bylaws, please click here:


SMCPA Bylaws 2020

 


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.



Let's Talk with Al-Anon

SPECIAL GUEST:
Linda F., Mid-Peninsula District Public Outreach Coordinator

Friday, 9/25/20

12pm

 

Please join Al-Anon Mid-Peninsula District Public Outreach Coordinator, Linda F, in discussing the complementary collaboration between therapy and Al-Anon to support families and friends struggling with the impact of a loved one's drinking (and substance use).

 

Register Now

Racial Identity Development from Childhood to Adulthood: Clinical Implications

SPECIAL GUEST:

Dr. Cindy Lin

Friday, 10/9/20

12pm

 

Dr. Cindy Lin will speak about the development of racial identity across the life span.  Possible clinical implications will be covered and much more!


Register Now

 


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.

 

We all need a little extra support sometimes...

 

Staying Strong Against COVID-19 Support Line for Workers in Health Care Settings 
Free, Confidential, Non-Judgmental Support

510-420-3222 


It's sponsored by Crisis Support Services of Alameda County and 
Alameda County Psychological Association. Trained volunteers, 24/7. No one required toprovide a name or any identifying info to get support. Endorsed by CNA, but not just for nurses--for admin, therapists, food service, maintenance, etc. 
www.stayingstrongagainstcovid19.org

APA Pandemic Hotline

Your APA membership gives you access to exclusive resources and consultation services focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on you, your work and your business.

Visit the newAPA Pandemic Hotline pagefor important resources and to get the answers you need – or call1-855-682-8302and a representative will help you navigate the information or get you in touch with an industry expert including lawyers, student loan advisors, and professional liability insurance professionals to assist you with specific inquiries pertaining to:

  • Loans from the Small Business Administration under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program (EIDL)
  • Support available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
  • Loans from the Main Street lending program
  • Employee leave issues under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
  • Student loan forbearance relief
  • And more!

 

 

 

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




Find
A
Psychologist

Join
SMCPA

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.