2017 Invitation

"Practice, Politics & Policy"


Conference begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, March, 4, 2017 
Conference ends at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C.

Welcome — we hope you have a positive experience registering for the Practice Leadership Conference (PLC) and making your hotel and travel arrangements online. Please be sure to click all of the invitation's links for full information. Review all information carefully, as PLC attendees are required to adhere to specific deadlines and reimbursement requirements. If you have any difficulties or questions please contact the State Advocacy Office at (202) 336-5864. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in March.

All PLC attendees are expected to participate in the Hill visits unless otherwise excused. Hill visits will take place Tuesday, March 7, from 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Register for PLC 2017

Introduction from APA Executive Director for Professional Practice Katherine C. Nordal, PhD

January always marks a fresh start. But this year, as we usher in a new presidential administration, our sense of transition and renewal is particularly strong. It gives us a chance to reflect on how our profession is also undergoing changes. Among other shifts, 2017 will likely see continued trends toward integrated care, increasing accountability to insurers, and a growing role for technology in our practices. Some of these changes are welcome, while others will require ongoing advocacy for our interests at local, state and federal levels.

Perhaps it's fitting, then, that this year we’ve made some changes to our leadership conference, too.

At this moment of transition, we're pleased to announce that what you know as the State Leadership Conference is now the Practice Leadership Conference (PLC). This name better reflects the diversity of our attendees, as well as our programmatic focus. We think that this unique intersection of professional and political change is captured by this year’s conference theme: "Practice, Politics and Policy."

The practice of psychology is dependent on our ability to function in political systems. Our success in legislative spheres influences policy outcomes that have a direct impact on our practice and our patients. As a profession, we must be vigilant, organized and proactive so that lawmakers at the state and federal level understand the value of psychology, and translate that understanding into good policy. In 2017, the Practice Organization will continue to support state and federal advocacy efforts regarding coding and reimbursement; health care reform and mental health parity; health information technology and telepsychology; and an array of other issues that affect your ability to practice and the scope of your practice. At PLC, you will learn how to contribute to those efforts.

But the legislative system isn't the only political system we need to navigate. As practitioners, we also must be skilled and savvy about navigating the politics of practice, whether we’re in private practice or we’re working for universities, hospitals, clinics, corporations, non-profits, or in any other practice setting. Some of you may also want to get involved in your state associations or other professional governance committees, which require certain sets of skills in order to be effective. We will equip you with these skills at PLC, as well as give you ample opportunities to connect with one another and strengthen your networks.

Finally, we should note that more has changed for PLC than the acronym. Many of you are aware that APA and the Practice Organization are facing significant financial challenges. To address those challenges, we have reduced the overall length of the program by starting with an opening reception at 5 p.m. on Saturday (rather than with our traditional event at 1 p.m.), and we have reformulated our funding for some attendees. Be sure to carefully review all of the registration and reimbursement information on the web-based invitation.

These decisions weren't easy, but we welcomed this moment as an opportunity to think creatively and strategically about the future of PLC—and about how together we can shape the future of the profession. We look forward to seeing you in March!

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Katherine C. Nordal, PhD
Executive Director for Professional Practice

Preconference Sessions

Some groups of invited attendees have meetings prior to the start of the conference. If you serve in one of the roles listed below, please make arrangements so you can attend.

CESPPA Annual Meeting (CLOSED)

  • Thursday, March 2, 6-8 p.m. - Welcoming Reception
  • Friday, March 3, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 4, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    More information will be sent under separate cover.

Directors of Professional Affairs Meeting (CLOSED)

  • Friday, March 3, 5-9 p.m. - Working dinner
  • Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - All-day meeting
    This meeting is for DPAs who are paid staff of state, provincial or territorial associations. More information will be sent under separate cover. 

APA Graduate Students (APAGS) Meeting

  • Saturday, March 4, 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Presidents-elect Orientation

  • Saturday, March 4, 12-4 p.m.
    This orientation program is intended to provide an overview of the Practice Leadership Conference. The session contains information on how to make the most of your time during the conference. The program will be conducted by members of the Committee of State Leaders (CSL); the Council of Executives of State and Provincial Psychological Associations (CESPPA); Division of State, Provincial and Territorial Affairs (APA Div. 31); and APA staff.

    Please note:
    There will be an informal dinner for all presidents-elect on Saturday, March 4th. Dinner costs are not covered by PLC. More detailed information will be sent via separate email to presidents-elect. For more information, please contact, Randy Randleman, PhD, Randy Randleman, PhD, chair of the Orientations Subcommittee, Committee of State Leaders.

Diversity Delegate Orientation

  • Saturday, March 4, 12-4 p.m.
    This orientation is being offered as part of the Diversity Initiative of the Committee of State Leaders. The first two hours of the orientation will coincide with the Presidents-elect Orientation, during which information about PLC will be presented.

    Please note:
    There will be an informal dinner for all diversity delegates on Saturday, March 4. More detailed information will be sent to diversity delegates via separate email. Dinner costs are not covered by PLC. For more information, please contact diversity liaison Ruddy Taylor, PhD.

Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Orientation

  • Saturday, March 4, 12-4 p.m.
    As part of an ongoing effort to recognize ECPs who are active in their state, provincial and territorial psychological associations (SPTAs) and to raise the visibility and importance of ECPs within both SPTAs and APA, the Practice Leadership Conference is funding the participation of ten ECP delegates. The first two hours of the orientation will coincide with the Presidents-elect Orientation during which information about PLC will be presented.

    Please note: There will be an informal dinner for all ECPs on Saturday, March 4. Dinner costs are not covered by PLC. More detailed information will be sent via separate email to ECPs. For more information, please contact Eric Russ, PhD, Tyson Bailey, PsyD or Eddy Ameen, PhD, director of the Office On Early Career Psychologists.
PLC Program

The final, detailed PLC program will be distributed at conference check-in on March 4. Please note that registration will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4. Below is a general outline of the conference. 

PLC is designed around a variety of program formats — large and small group sessions, workshops and networking sessions — to maximize the practical information you will take back home. For this reason, each delegation is encouraged to send one representative to each of the concurrent sessions wherever possible, so that your group can pool and share all of the information afterward.

As always, PLC will be a busy time, so if you would like time to sightsee, we recommend coming in early or staying on in Washington after the conference concludes. Please feel free to contact Dan Abrahamson or Susan Lazaroff at (800) 374-2723 or (202) 336-5864 with any questions.

Saturday, March 4

  • 12-4 p.m.
    Orientation programs for SPTA Presidents-Elect, Early Career Psychologists and Diversity Delegates
  • 3 p.m.
    Registration begins
  • 5-7 p.m.
    Opening reception
Highlights
  • Opening Reception
    The opening reception will set the stage for the entire conference. Please make travel arrangements that will enable you to be here for the start of this kickoff session.

Sunday, March 5

  • 7:30-9 a.m.
    Continental breakfast provided
  • 8-8:50 a.m.
    Briefings with the executive director for professional practice
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Business meeting for Public Education Campaign coordinators
  • 9-10:30 a.m.
    Plenary session
  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Workshops
  • 12:30-2 p.m.
    Luncheon and awards program
  • 2:30-4:30 p.m.
    Issue briefing for congressional visits
  • 2:30-4:30 p.m.
    Provincial advocacy and provincial psychological association meetings
  • 4:45-6 p.m.
    Featured presentation and concurrent topical discussion groups
  • 6-7:30 p.m.
    APAPO PAC reception
Highlights
  • Briefings with the executive director for professional practice
    During the conference, Executive Director for Professional Practice Katherine C. Nordal, PhD, will be meeting with the presidents and presidents-elect of the SPTAs and with the Division presidents for a briefing and information exchange on relevant practice, state and professional issues. Participants are requested to attend the meeting for which they are scheduled. (PLC Program to be posted online in February.) Space limitations preclude additional attendees.
  • APAPO PAC Reception
    The annual cocktail reception honors an influential member of the U.S. Congress. Your attendance provides you and the profession an opportunity to demonstrate support for a truly outstanding advocate for psychology. The honoree, who will be announced in the PLC program online in February, will speak about psychology's legislative agenda.

    Plan dinner reservations for no earlier than 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evening so you will be able to meet and hear from our honoree.

Monday, March 6

  • 7:30-9 a.m.
    Continental breakfast provided
  • 8-8:50 a.m.
    Briefings with the executive director for professional practice (see above)
  • 9-10:30 a.m.
    Plenary session
  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Workshops
  • 12:30-2 p.m.
    Lunch on your own
  • 2-3 p.m.
    Issue briefing for Public Education Campaign coordinators staying for Hill visits.
  • 2-3 p.m. 
    State Leaders' Town Hall & CSL Elections
  • 3-4 p.m.
    Wrap–up meetings for the following groups: CESPPA, Diversity Delegates, Early Career Psychologists and Presidents-Elect
  • 4-5 p.m.
    Plenary with the APA President and CEO
  • 5-5:30 p.m.
    Follow-up to Hill issue briefing.
  • 6-7 p.m.
    PLC reception
  • 7- 9:30 p.m. 
    PLC banquet
Highlights
  • State Leaders' Town Hall & CSL Elections
    The State Leaders' Town Hall & CSL Elections is another important opportunity for State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Associations (SPTAs) to have a voice in APA and the APA Practice Organization. New members of the Committee of State Leaders (CSL) will be elected at this time. Attendees also will have the opportunity to raise issues or questions which will be discussed during the meeting. It is essential that all SPTAs send representatives to this meeting so that all issues can be heard. Information regarding the CSL election will be posted online in mid-February and will be included in the packet distributed at the conference.
  • PLC Banquet
    Monday night’s banquet, a favorite of many PLC veterans, offers a motivational send-off to your congressional visits on Tuesday. Please do not make other dinner arrangements.

    Please note: PLC attendees are welcome to bring guests to the banquet on Monday, March 6, at a cost of $100 per guest. If you plan to bring a guest, please notify Susie Lazaroff by Feb. 27 at (800) 374-2723 or via email.

Tuesday, March 7

  • 7-9 a.m.
    Breakfast provided
  • 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Hill visits
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m.
    Hill visits debriefing

Your visits to Congress on Tuesday will be a fitting conclusion to our four-day-long focus on practice, politics and policy. This annual culmination of PLC programming and networking is a vivid reminder that we must take active leadership roles in the advocacy efforts that will protect and strengthen psychology's reach.

Capitol Hill Visits

One of the most important aspects of the Practice Leadership Conference is the opportunity to meet with your members of Congress and lobby on behalf of your profession. Hill visits take place on the last day of the conference. Throughout the conference you will learn about APAPO’s federal advocacy agenda and will be taught effective techniques that can be applied to advocacy efforts designed to improve the health care system.

Please note: All PLC attendees are expected to participate in the Hill visits unless otherwise excused. Hill visits will take place Tuesday, March 7, from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Government Relations Issue Briefing and Congressional Visit Rehearsal

Issue briefings for congressional member visits will take place on Sunday during the conference. Important information about the issues will be posted online in February, so please check back.

All participants making Hill visits are required to attend an issue briefing. There will be a separate issue briefing session for PECs who have been authorized by their SPTA to participate in the Hill visits.

Please note:

  • A debriefing session will take place on Capitol Hill from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7. Please include this debriefing in your travel arrangements. Refreshments will be served. Buses leave the debriefing at 3:40 p.m. for Reagan National Airport only. Those leaving from Dulles or BWI Airport will need to arrange their own transportation.
  • Appointments for Capitol Hill visits are to be set up by SPTA executive directors. Instructions will be sent via email to executive directors only. Please contact Government Relations at 800-374-2723 ext. 5889 or email the director of Congressional Affairs, Bryant Robinson, for assistance.

APA Practice Division representatives and APAGS representatives should coordinate congressional visits with their SPTA.

Registration

Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

To register online:

Questions? Contact the State Advocacy office at (202) 336-5864 or by email.

Remember to let your SPTA executive director know you will be attending PLC.

Please note: Effective in 2017 the APA Practice Directorate/Practice Organization implemented a $100 registration fee for the following SPTA positions attending Practice Leadership Conference:

  • Presidents
  • Presidents-Elect
  • Executive Directors
  • Federal Advocacy Coordinators
  • Directors of Professional Affairs
  • Members of the Committee of State Leaders

The registration fee can be paid via credit card online when you register for the conference.

There is no registration fee for the following positions if funded by APA or the SPTA:

  • Diversity Delegates
  • Early Career Psychologist Delegates
  • Graduate Student representatives
  • Public Education Coordinators

If an SPTA wishes to send anyone else to the conference there will be a $500 registration fee per person. Examples of positions for which the full registration fee of $500 applies are:

  • PAC Chair
  • Lobbyist
  • Legislative Chair
  • Prescriptive Authority Chair
  • Rural Health Coordinator
  • APA Council Member
  • Other SPTA Board Members

The people in these positions must pay an initial $100 when they register for the conference and their SPTA will be invoiced for the remaining $400.

Cancellations: Please notify us in writing by March 3, 2017 if you have to cancel your registration. We will reimburse you for the amount paid toward your registration fee minus a $20 processing fee.

Reimbursement Policies

Please note: Not all invited positions receive funding from APA or the APA Practice Organization. A limited number of positions may be funded by your SPTA. Please see the reimbursement chart (PDF, 115KB) to determine if your position receives funding. We are unable to offer funding for some categories of invited participants. Invitations are extended to certain unfunded positions in recognition of the important roles these positions play in SPTAs. If an SPTA wants to include an unfunded position in their delegation it will be charged a $500 registration fee per person. ($100 paid online at the time of registration with the SPTA being invoiced for the $400 balance).

New Policy: Starting in 2017 the APA/APA Practice Organization Board of Directors is requiring that anyone receiving reimbursement from APA must be an APA member and anyone receiving reimbursement from the Practice Organization must be an APA and a Practice Organization member.

Expense reports are due by May 31, 2017. This is a firm deadline and we will not be able to honor reimbursement requests received after this date. 

General Reimbursement Policies

These reimbursement policies reflect reimbursement provided by APA and the APA Practice Organization only. Any questions regarding reimbursement from your SPTA or APAGS should be directed to your executive director or to the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) Office at (202) 336-6093.

  • No substitutions are permitted for any reimbursed positions.
  • Due to IRS regulations, reimbursement will be provided only if original receipts are submitted for all air and hotel expenses. No photocopies will be accepted. Reimbursement requests must be submitted on an APA or APAPO expense report, which will be provided at PLC.
  • Non-function meals are not reimbursed.
  • Ground transportation is not reimbursed.
  • Luggage fees are not reimbursed.
Hotel Reservations and Reimbursement

Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Attendees are responsible for any additional costs due to late hotel registration. You are advised to reserve a room as soon as possible, even if uncertain about attending — the reservation can always be cancelled. (See below for cancellation instructions.*)

Hotel registration closes on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. If a hotel reservation is not made by this date and there are no rooms available at the Grand Hyatt Washington hotel, you will be responsible for finding your own hotel room in the downtown DC area.

To Make Your Hotel Reservation:

Make a Grand Hyatt Washington hotel reservation online.

Or call (800) 233-1234 or (202) 582-1234. To receive a room at the group rate of $275/night, be sure to inform the hotel that you are booking a room for the "APA Practice Leadership Conference."

* To cancel a hotel reservation, please contact the Grand Hyatt Washington hotel at (800) 233-1234 or (202) 582-1234. You must cancel your hotel room before 72 hours of the date of arrival to avoid being responsible for cancellation charges.

Please note: Regardless of funding, the hotel will ask you for your credit card to make the reservation. The card will not be charged unless you incur incidental charges such as room service, in-room movies, fitness room, etc.

All hotel-related questions should be directed to the Grand Hyatt Washington hotel at (800) 233-1234 or (202) 582-1234.

Online Hotel Reservations

Hotel Reimbursement

Please check your hotel reimbursement status on the reimbursement chart (PDF, 115KB) to determine eligibility for funding.

The following people will be covered and placed on the hotel master list for two hotel nights only. These individuals will be charged for any additional hotel nights:

  • SPTA Executive Directors
  • SPTA Federal Advocacy Coordinators
  • SPTA Public Education Campaign Coordinators
  • Members of the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice

The following people will be covered and placed on the hotel master list for up to only four hotel nights. These individuals will be charged for any additional hotel nights.

  • SPTA Directors of Professional Affairs
  • Fully funded Diversity Delegates
  • Fully funded Early Career Psychologists
  • Members of the Committee of State Leaders
Hotel room charges (not including incidentals) for master list attendees will be covered by APA at the standard single room rate upon checkout. Reimbursement for upgraded rooms will be made at the single room rate only and can be obtained upon submission of an expense report. All upgraded rooms will be removed from the master list. If it becomes necessary to make a reservation at a hotel other than the Grand Hyatt, reimbursement will be covered up to $275/night. Attendees who miss the hotel registration deadline will be responsible for locating their own accommodations in the event that the hotel is sold out. To cancel reservations, please call the Grand Hyatt Washington hotel at (800) 233-1234 or (202) 582-1234. You must cancel your hotel room before 72 hours of the date of arrival to avoid being responsible for cancellation charges.
Travel Reservations & Reimbursement

You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements. The deadline to make travel reservations is Jan. 31, 2017. If you do not make your travel reservations by this date, we reserve the right to require you to pay for your travel and submit for any eligible reimbursement. APA and APA Practice Organization will pay or reimburse Advanced Purchase Economy airfare or train tickets only. Ground transportation, including transportation to and from National, Dulles and BWI airports, airport parking, and baggage fees, are not reimbursable. In addition, any fees incurred for changing flights will not be covered.

Make Your Travel Reservations

To Book Your Flight:

For those individuals whose travel is covered by APA or APA Practice Organization (see below), there are four ways that travel arrangements can be booked through the APA Travel Office:

  • Email
  • APA Travel Office (APA members only.)
  • APA Travel Office online form
  • Phone (202-336-6161)

When making travel reservations, be certain of your PLC schedule requirements. For the best choice of flights and times, book your reservations early.

All questions related to travel should be directed to the Travel Office at (202) 336-6161 or to Susie Lazaroff at (202) 336-5868.

To Make Your Train Reservation:

Those traveling by train will be reimbursed for round-trip coach fare not to exceed the advanced purchase economy airfare rate for the same itinerary. To make a train reservation, please call AMTRAK at (800) USA-RAIL (800-872-7245) or go online to Amtrak

If You Are Driving to PLC:

Those traveling by car will be reimbursed 53.5 cents per mile plus parking, the total of which cannot exceed the advanced purchase economy airfare rate. Please attach a MapQuest or Google maps route when submitting your reimbursement form.

Travel Reimbursement

The following categories of participants are asked to please make their travel arrangements through the APA Travel Office. Travel for the following groups booked through the APA Travel Office will be charged directly to the appropriate APA account. If you are a PLC attendee in one of these categories, your name will be given to the APA Travel Office in advance and you do not need to submit an expense report for reimbursement.

  • American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) delegates selected by APAGS Office.
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Board of Directors.
  • Chair, Board of Professional Affairs (BPA). 
  • Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP) members.
  • Committee of State Leaders (CSL) members.
  • SPTA directors of professional affairs (paid staff only -- preapproved by the State Advocacy Office).
  • APA fully funded diversity delegates.
  • APA partially funded diversity delegates (not to exceed $800).
  • APA-funded early career psychologists.
  • SPTA executive directors (permanent, not interim, executive directors only).
  • State federal advocacy coordinators.
  • Public Education Campaign (PEC) coordinators

    Please note that effective in 2016 Division federal advocacy coordinators (FACs), division presidents and FACs from the U.S. Territories, including Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, will no longer be funded for hotel and travel.

PLC invitees who choose to work with an outside travel agency or make their own travel reservations will be reimbursed for actual costs not to exceed the advanced purchase economy airfare rate, as determined by the APA travel office.

PLC invitees who are not reimbursed for travel should book their travel themselves or with an outside travel agency.

Information for Specific Groups

SPTA Presidents and Presidents-elect Reimbursement

Presidents and presidents-elect are encouraged to book their own advanced purchase economy flight by Jan. 31, 2017 and should submit an expense report to APA in order to receive 50 percent reimbursement for actual costs, not to exceed $400. Please attach the travel receipt to your expense report.

American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) Reimbursement

Only APAGS committee representatives and APAGS advocacy coordinators selected by the APAGS central office will be funded by APA. SPTAs may cover expenses for their own APAGS representative to attend PLC; these individuals will be included in all APAGS activities.

Individuals invited by the APAGS office to attend PLC will receive full funding for hotel costs and advanced purchase economy airfare rate.

All questions from APAGS delegates regarding reimbursement for non-function meals and ground transportation should be referred to the APAGS office by contacting Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD.

Diversity Delegates Reimbursement

APA fully funded diversity delegates will be reimbursed for air or train travel and hotel room expenses. Please note that ground transportation, baggage costs and incidental hotel expenses are not reimbursed. The names of the fully funded diversity delegates will be on the hotel master list as well as forwarded to the APA Travel Office. Fully funded diversity delegates who make travel reservations through the APA Travel Office and are staying at the Grand Hyatt Washington do not need to submit an expense report unless they stay more than four nights at the hotel. All others should submit an APA expense report for reimbursement (PDF, 115KB).

Partially funded diversity delegates’ travel and hotel expenses are covered up to $800. To avoid out-of-pocket expenses, delegates should book travel arrangements directly through the APA Travel Office if your airfare is less than $800. After the conference, submit an APA expense report with an original hotel receipt for the balance of the $800. For questions about the reimbursement policy for APA-funded diversity delegates, please contact Susie Lazaroff.

Public Education Campaign (PEC) Coordinator Reimbursement

If you are a PEC and have questions after reading the following information, please contact Sophie Bethune or Elizabeth Lewan.

The Public Education Campaign (PEC) Coordinator Business Meeting is held in conjunction with the Practice Leadership Conference. This meeting is designed to permit PEC representatives to take part in the opening day program of the Practice Leadership Conference on Saturday evening in advance of business meetings on Sunday. PECs are funded for two nights in the hotel and for 100 percent of the advanced purchase economy airfare rate.

Members of the PEC network are approved to attend the congressional lobbying visits on the final day of PLC provided three conditions are met:

  • Approval of SPTA and coordination with the federal advocacy coordinator and/or executive director.
  • Attendance at a full Hill Briefing session offered by Government Relations staff on Monday, March 6, from 2-4 p.m.
  • Self or SPTA funding for additional cost of hotel nights associated with staying for the Hill visits.
CE Credits at Practice Leadership Conference

The APA Continuing Education Office awards the continuing education credits for approved workshops at PLC and mails out certificates within four weeks of the conference. The APA CE office requires a processing fee of $35. This fee will cover all CE credits you wish to obtain at PLC 2017.

PLC CE Fee Payment

PLC Continuing Education payment must be paid online in order to confirm and complete registration. The APA Continuing Education Office establishes the fee structure for all CE offerings. The PLC 2017 fee has increased to $35.00. Instructions for obtaining CE will be provided to you on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in your PLC packet, which you will receive at the conference registration desk.


PLC Sponsorship

The PLC sponsorship program is a way to connect APA state, provincial and territorial affiliate leaders to enterprises and vendors that have expertise with products and services relevant to psychologist leaders and the practitioners they represent. Each year we open sponsorship opportunities to support various aspects of the conference, such as: conference wireless Internet; branded coffee breaks or receptions; and continuing education technology.

plc-trustWe recognize The American Insurance Trust (The Trust) as our enduring PLC Legacy Sponsor. In the 34-year history of the State Leadership Conference, our event has had the pleasure of partnering with The Trust. Historically, The Trust has sustained PLC's legacy of advocacy and leadership through in-kind support by providing the PLC registration bags, as well as monetary support through partial funding of past PLC receptions. In 2014 and 2015, The Trust expanded its support and became a sponsor of conference wireless internet access. In 2016, The Trust supported the transition to electronic Continuing Education technology. The Trust has again expanded its Legacy Sponsorship this year as the returning 2017 APA | APAPO Practice Leadership Conference Continuing Education Technology Sponsor, and for the first time ever, as the 2017 APA | APAPO Practice Leadership Conference Pre-Conference Wireless Internet Sponsor. Given the notable and innovative contributions throughout the existence of the newly renamed Practice Leadership Conference, we’ve bestowed The Trust with the official title PLC Legacy Sponsor. To learn more about The Trust and its services, visit the website and connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

The Trust is committed to supporting psychologists and the organizations representing them – well beyond simply offering competitive insurance products and timely risk management services. Established in 1962, The Trust offers insurance, financial security and risk management programs for psychologists in a variety of professional and training settings. Its programs are monitored by the Trustees  – psychologists and independent insurance experts – to ensure that coverage is broad and meets the evolving needs of the psychology community. Visit The Trust website, send an email, or call (800) 477-1200 to learn more.  

plc-asppbWe are pleased to announce the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB), whose membership is comprised of psychology regulatory boards throughout the United States and Canada, as the 2017 APA | APAPO Practice Leadership Conference Gold Sponsor for Conference Wireless Internet. Since its establishment in 1961, ASPPB has actively promoted consistency across jurisdictions in licensure regulation and has played a significant role in reducing licensure barriers within the profession of psychology. ASPPB created and maintains the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) and also offers several mobility programs designed to assist psychologists throughout the progression of their careers as they apply for licensure or move to another location. To further its mission of reducing licensure barriers, ASPPB has created the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT), which is a compact between states regulating the interjurisdictional practice of telepsychology and temporary in-person face-to-face practice. PSYPACT is a cooperative agreement enacted into law by participating states and becomes operational when seven states enact it. To learn more about ASPPB services and programs, visit the ASPPB and PSYPACT websites, email us or call us at 678-216-1175. You can also connect with ASPPB on Facebook and LinkedIn.   

Daily wireless Internet passwords can be found in the inside front cover of the print PLC program and on the back of our conference name badges.