Announcements

Last Updated: September 1, 2020

MPA Leadership Program

This is a free immersive experience for any MPA member interested in learning about leadership or their leadership style. The Leadership Program is a 12-month commitment that begins in January of 2021 and ends in December of 2021. It is expected that the time commitment may change from month to month depending upon the activities that are planned.

Check out more info here!


MPA NAMIWalks 2020

Many thanks to the following psychologists who were on MPA’s NAMIWalks Minnesota Team: Erika Brink, Maren McMillen, Sy Gross, Jenny Wettersten, Michelle Sherman, and Trisha Stark. We look forward to all getting together for next year’s walk!


ECP & Student Division Virtual Social, Sept 12, 5-6pm

Join us for a virtual social where you get to meet and connect with other MPA members! Please RSVP here to receive zoom details!


Multicultural Division Difficult Dialogue Series: Beauty and Race

Please join the MPA Diversity Committee and Multicultural Division for our Virtual Difficult Dialogue Series. You can expect a safe space to discuss complex topics in our communities. Please be prepared to stay for the entire meeting. We will have ground rules for discussion and, depending on the size of the groups, we may have breakout rooms. We look forward to participants listening respectfully, sharing thoughts and feelings, and growing from this process. There will be a moderator to regulate the discussion and enforce ground rules. This is not a CEU event.

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MPA NAMI Virtual Walk, September 26, 2020

  • The walk is an opportunity to speak out about the discrimination against mental illness. Mental illness touches all of our lives.
  • NAMI-MN is an incredible partner with MPA in many legislative and advocacy endeavors. Let’s support a vital community resource for individuals and families grappling with mental illness.
  • This year we are taking a creative approach to the walk to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

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Volunteers Needed for COVID Cares Support Service

If you can give one hour a week—pick an hour during which you usually do paperwork—we are desperately seeking volunteers for this support line. Individuals connect to your number through a toll free number so your phone number never shows up. Calls are to provide support and active listening. While we are having mental health professionals provide the service, it is not therapy and there is only the briefest of documentation requirements. CMS recently came out and said that 40% of the population now reports experiencing anxiety and/or depression. We are expecting a tidal wave of need, especially for frontline workers and teachers to name just a few groups. While the line was initially just for health care personnel, we have expanded it to meet the needs of anyone who self identifies as needing support due to COVID. A reminder, as part of the COVID emergency, volunteers are exempt from liability claims. Please help out.

Click here to learn more and sign up.