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NHPA Members In The News

October 2018: NHPA has been in the news! There was an article in The Concord Monitor about the change in the DMV rules for transgender individuals. Psychologists are now authorized to sign the form that allows a transgender individual to change their gender marker on their driver’s license or non-driver identification. Drs Celia Oliver and Teresa Johnson were both interviewed for the story. Read it here.

End of September 2018: A group gathered in Keene to discuss New Hampshire’s work on  developing a 10 year mental health plan. Dr. Celia Oliver, NHPA’s Board President was in attendance and quoted in the article.  Read it here.

Early September 2018:  This month’s New England Psychologist includes two articles featuring NHPA members.  

In the first article, NHPA’s legislative committee chair, Shannon Bader, Ph.D., chimes in on the recent conversion therapy bill that bans the practice in NH. 

The second article highlights the addition of gender identity to the New Hampshire anti-discrimination law. Teresa Johnson, Ph.D., chair of NHPA’s Women, Minorities, & Diverse Communities committee, talks about the legislation and what the legal protection means for transgender individuals. 

August 2018:  Everett Moitoza, EdD, MBA, has just published an article entitled “Solving Common Problems Faced by Family Businesses” in the August 2018 issue of Business New Hampshire Magazine.  The topics covered include: 1) Family First vs. Business First Decision Making; 2) Conflict and Communications; 3) Selection and Compensation of Family Business Members; 4) Succession Planning; and Change Management & Strategic Planning.

July 2018:  Two NHPA members are in the news this month!  In a New Hampshire Magazine article, Michael R. Kandle, Psy.D. and Andrew Gersten, Ph.D. discuss what Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is and how it is used in professional practice.  You can read the article here.

April 2018:  Check out this article in the New England Psychologist.  Board Member and chair of NHPA’s Public Relations Committee, Kathryn Robbins, Ph.D., talks about the “layers of  intervention and programming” available in schools that address the emotional needs of students.  Dr. Robbins is also the NH Coordinator for the Public Education Campaign of the APA.

In the same issue of the New England Psychologist, NHPA member Dr. Robert Kinscherff, Ph.D., J.D. speaks about existing gun violence research, “red flag laws”,  and clinician training.  Read the article here.

January 1, 2018: Here’s an article from the New England Psychologist about New Hampshire’s opioid crisis.  Dr. Cynthia Whitaker, a member of NHPA’s board of directors, is quoted in the article that addresses the critical need for more funding.  

November 10, 2017:  NHPA’s Nicole Sawyer, Psy.D. was a guest on NHPR’s The Exchange.  She was part of a panel discussing mental illness and mass shootings.  Check it out: http://nhpr.org/post/mental-illness-and-mass-shootings-misplaced-connection