DPA - Delaware Psychological Association

State Advocacy

The State Advocacy Committee shall keep the Executive Council and Association members advised of state-level legislation and insurance issues impacted mental health and the profession of psychology.  As necessary, it shall establish and maintain relationships with state legislators, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner and major medical insurance providers within the state.  The Committee shall work at advancing the recognition of, and acceptance of qualified psychologists as independent providers of health services within the state.  The Committee may, as necessary and with the approval of the Executive Council, employ the services of a state lobbyist to assist with supporting or drafting appropriate state legislation, secure legislative sponsors, and organize any grassroots activity among the psychologists of the state in support of key legislation.

  • August 12, 2020 7:22 PM | Kelly Wetzel (Administrator)



    The 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge, powered by United Way of Delaware (UWDE) and YWCA Delaware (YWCA), is your chance to

    build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership, by joining thousands of other Delawareans in a 21-day journey of self-discovery that you complete online, wherever you are comfortable.

    Registered participants are prompted with a daily e-mail challenge--such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, or watching a video--and are then

    encouraged to reflect on that content and to relate the situation to their own lives.

    Emails will begin going out to registered participants on Monday, August 17 through Monday, September 14 (21 business days). UWDE and YWCA will

    also be facilitating conversations in the 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge Facebook group, where participants can discuss the content and engage with

    others taking the challenge.

    Will you join us? Click below to register.

  • July 09, 2020 4:15 PM | Brooke Fernandez (Administrator)

       Channing Brown, Austin (2018). I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. Convergent Press.

       Nadal, Kevin L. (2017). “Let’s Get in Formation:” On Becoming a Psychologist-Activist in the 21st Century. American Psychologist, 72(9), 935-946.

        Sue, Derald Wing (2016). Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race. Wiley.

       Racial Equity Toolsis designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This particular section describes how to organize discussion groups.

       Lists 75 concrete steps White people can take to contribute to dismantling White privilege and bringing about racial justice.

  • July 09, 2020 4:14 PM | Brooke Fernandez (Administrator)

       DiAngelo, Robin (2018). White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Beacon Press: Reprint Edition.

       Helms, Janet E. (2019). A Race is A Nice Thing to Have: A Guide to Being a White Person or Understanding the White Persons in Your Life. Cognella Academic Publishing.

       Kendi, Ibram X. (2019.) How to Be an Antiracist. One World Publications.

       Nadal, Kevin L. (2018). Microaggressions and Traumatic Stress: Theory, Research, and Clinical Treatment. American Psychological Association.

  • July 09, 2020 4:13 PM | Brooke Fernandez (Administrator)

       Guidance on identifying, coping with and managing racial trauma from Janet Helms and her team.

       Uncovering the Trauma of Racism: New Tools for Clinicians. Posted January 19, 2019 . Includes information about identifying racial trauma and treating it. Describes the UConn Racial/Ethnic Stress & Trauma Survey.

       Comas-Diaz, L. (2016). Racial trauma recovery: A race-informed therapeutic approach to racial wounds. In A. N. Alverez, C. T. H. Liang, & H. A. Neville (Eds.), The cost of racism for people of color: Contextualizing experiences of discrimination (p. 249-272). American Psychological Association.

       Hardy, Kenneth V. (2013). Healing the hidden wounds of racial trauma. In Reclaiming Children and Youth 22(1), p.24-28.

       Nadal, Kevin L. (2013). That’s So Gay! Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community. American Psychological Association.

       https://www.callblackline.com/. Description from Website: “BlackLine provides a space for peer support and counseling, reporting of mistreatment, and affirming the lived experiences to folxs who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens.”

  • April 10, 2020 2:21 PM | Brooke Fernandez (Administrator)

    Please click on the list below of available telehealth providers.

    Telehealth Providers.pdf

  • March 30, 2020 3:12 PM | Brooke Fernandez (Administrator)

    Depression and Anxiety Support Groups

    Our support groups have gone virtual!

    Join us every Monday from 1-2 PM

    Zoom Log-in Information:


    Meeting ID: 541 353 830

    Join us every Thursday from 9-10 AM

    Zoom Log-in Information:


    Meeting ID: 180 241 424

    For questions and/or registration,email Rochelle (rbalan@mhainde.org) or call Shynia (302-597-8130)

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