Behavioral Healthcare Advocacy: NHPA’s Behavioral Healthcare Advocacy Committee (BHAC) serves to advise NHPA on matters vital to the practice of professional psychology in the state. It identifies developments in the practice, legislative, and reimbursement arenas that affect psychologists and recommends strategies to respond to them in order to advance the effective and ethical practice of psychology across a variety of health care settings.
Continuing Education: The goal of the Continuing Education (CE) Committee is to assess the CE needs of NH psychologists and plan, develop, and organize educational events throughout the state. This committee maintains APA accreditation for its offerings.
Early Career Psychologist (ECP): Serves psychologists in New Hampshire who have obtained a doctoral degree within the last 7 years. The committee’s two main goals are to directly support Early Career Psychologists and to provide input to NHPA about ECP interests and needs. Ultimately, the committee hopes to serve ECPs in New Hampshire by both creating networking opportunities and making relevant resources more easily accessible to psychologists in the early years of their profession.
The committee meets monthly to address issues relevant to ECPs. Meetings are typically held via phone and at NHPA conferences to increase the accessibility of attendance.
Ethics: NHPA’s Ethics Committee strives to promote, support, and encourage ethical decision-making and behavior on the part of psychologists in the state by providing information and education about matters of ethical or professional conduct to NHPA members. The committee bases its activities on the current Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct of the American Psychological Association (APA). Committee members also provide on-call ethics consultation services for NHPA members struggling with an ethical and/or professional concern.
Finance: This committee oversees the financial planning and management of NHPA by ensuring that all fiscal aspects of operations are in order. It is responsible for annual budgeting and financial planning and provides financial reporting to the Board of Directors on a monthly basis. The Finance Committee also sets long-term financial goals that support NHPA’s mission, values, and strategic goals.