2014 Invitation

“Creating Roadmaps for Practice”


Conference begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014 
Conference ends at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 
Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C.

Welcome — we hope you have a positive experience registering for SLC 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 SLC 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.

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Introduction from Katherine Nordal

For the past two years our focus at State Leadership Conference has been on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and state implementation of health care reform. This year we feel it is important to continue this work but to shine a different light on the process. So, in addition to addressing the specifics of ACA, we want to focus on our practicing psychologists and have identified "Creating Roadmaps for Practice" as the theme for SLC 2014.

We must continue to advocate for psychology as a discipline and profession that addresses the mental health and substance abuse problems that are so costly to individuals and society. At the same time we cannot lose sight of the critical role for psychology in addressing the broader health care needs with which we are confronted. Many expensive and debilitating conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and asthma have behavioral components that are managed effectively by psychologists working in integrated health care contexts. And where allowed by law and properly trained, psychologists should be able to prescribe and oversee medication management as part of a full spectrum of care.

Outside of formal health care roles psychologists make substantial and cost-effective contributions in the criminal justice system, educational settings, workplace environments and national security operations to name but a few places where our work meets the nation’s vital needs.

Each of these roles for psychologists requires different skill sets and advocacy strategies to minimize obstacles and promote access to psychological services. The broad building blocks of legislative efforts, legal and regulatory battles, the public education campaign and marketplace initiatives have provided the roadmap for our overarching advocacy strategy for nearly two decades. At SLC 2014 we will work to refine these efforts to address the models of practice that will sustain and invigorate our profession over the next 20 years.

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines roadmap as, “a detailed plan to guide progress toward a goal.” We hope you will come away from SLC 2014 with a clear vision of a goal for vibrant psychology practice and strategies for helping your members achieve this goal.

Every year at SLC psychology’s leaders come together in Washington for four days of advocacy and leadership training which lay the foundation for our Practice Organization’s biggest legislative advocacy successes. This year, with the preliminary work of health care reform behind us, we plan to focus even more of our SLC programming on strategies for educating our members about practice models that will guide psychology forward. 

Psychologists must be prepared to take advantage of developing opportunities and state psychological associations must take an active role in directing and supporting the advocacy activities of their members. 

It is critical that we continue to define psychology’s place both within and outside of the evolving health care system. As a society most of our major human support systems from health care to education and human services to criminal justice are beleaguered and under tremendous financial pressure. Psychology holds the promise of improved individual and societal functioning but this requires effective delivery systems for psychological services. The roadmaps of today will be the established practice patterns of tomorrow.

Our staff and governance members stand ready to work with all of you on the challenges and opportunities for the professional practice of psychology. I hope you are able to attend the 2014 SLC. It will inspire and energize you, preparing you to lead your colleagues and the public in communicating the value and importance of what we do.

I look forward to seeing you here in our nation’s capital 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 Executive Committee Meeting 

  • Friday, March 7 —  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    More information will be sent under separate cover.

Directors of Professional Affairs Meeting   

  • Friday, March 7 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    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 8 — 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Presidents-Elect Orientation 

  • Saturday March 8 — 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    This orientation program is intended to provide an overview of the State 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 Division 31); and APA staff.

    Please note: There will be an informal dinner for all presidents-elect on Friday March 7. Please make travel plans accordingly. Dinner costs are not covered by SLC. More detailed information will be sent via separate email to presidents-elect. For more information, please contact Lisa Rocchio, PhD, chair of the Orientations Subcommittee, Committee of State Leaders.  

Diversity Delegate Orientation 

  • Saturday March 8 — 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    This orientation is being offered as part of the Diversity Initiative of the Committee of State Leaders. The first hour of the orientation will coincide with the Presidents-Elect Orientation, during which information about SLC will be presented.

    Please note: There will be an informal dinner for all diversity delegates on Friday, March 7. Please make travel plans accordingly. More detailed information will be sent to diversity delegates via separate email. Dinner costs are not covered by SLC. For more information, please contact diversity liaison Takako Suzuki, PhD .

Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Orientation 

  • Saturday March 8 — 8 a.m. to 12 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 Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP) is funding the participation of 10 ECP delegates at SLC. The first hour of the orientation will coincide with the Presidents-Elect Orientation during which information about SLC will be presented.

    Please note: There will be an informal dinner for all ECPs on Friday, March 7. Please make travel plans accordingly. Dinner costs are not covered by SLC. More detailed information will be sent via separate email to ECPs. For more information, please contact Aaron Harris, PhD, ECP representative to the Committee of State Leaders.

Board of Directors/Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP) Briefing 

  • Saturday March 8 — 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
SLC Program
The preliminary SLC program (PDF, 490KB) is now posted online. This program provides a schedule of SLC events such as workshops, discussion groups and plenary sessions; tips for making the most of your experience at SLC; and information about the Committee of State Leaders (CSL) and the State Leaders' Town Hall & CSL Elections meeting.
 
The final, detailed SLC program will be distributed at conference check-in on March 8. Below is a general outline of the conference.

SLC 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, SLC 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 8

  • 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Orientation programs for SPTA Presidents-Elect, Early Career Psychologists and Diversity Delegates
  • 1-3:30 p.m.
    Opening session
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Networking groups
  • 4:45-6:15 p.m.
    Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards (PHWA) Ceremony
  • 6:15-7:30 p.m.
    PHWA Reception

Highlights

  • Opening Session
    Presentations by Katherine Nordal, PhD, executive director for Professional Practice, and the keynote speaker David Barlow, PhD, 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.
  • Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards (PHWA) Ceremony
    This annual event is always educational, inspirational and entertaining. The Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program (PHWP) is a public education initiative designed to engage the employer community, raise public awareness about the value psychology brings to the workplace and promote programs and policies that enhance employee well-being and organizational performance. The Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards highlights one of the many areas in which the power of advocacy stems from psychology’s involvement in larger systems that are integral to the lives of most people. The ceremony is followed by a reception to which all SLC attendees are invited.

Sunday, March 9

  • 7-8:45 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 Practice 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. (SLC 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 SLC program online in February, will speak about psychology’s legislative agenda.
    Plan dinner reservations for no earlier than 8 p.m. on Sunday evening so you will be able to meet and hear from our honoree.

Monday, March 10

  • 7-8:45 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
  • 2-4 p.m.
    State Leaders’ Town Hall & CSL Elections
  • 2-4 p.m.
    CESSPA business meeting
  • 2-4 p.m.
    Issue briefing for Public Education Campaign coordinators staying for Hill visits.
  • 4-5 p.m.
    Plenary session with APA president and CEO, diversity delegate wrap up.
  • 5-5:30 p.m.
    Follow-up to Hill issue briefing.
  • 6-7 p.m.
    Network with fellow SPTA leaders.
  • 7-10 p.m.
    SLC 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. Attendees 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.
  • SLC Reception and Banquet
    Monday night’s banquet, a favorite of many SLC veterans, offers a motivational send-off to your congressional visits on Tuesday. Please do not make other dinner arrangements.
    Please note: SLC attendees are welcome to bring guests to the banquet on Monday, March 10 at a cost of $100 per guest. If you plan to bring a guest, please notify Susie Lazaroff by March 1 at (800) 374-2723 or via email.

Tuesday, March 11

  • 7-9 a.m.
    Breakfast provided.
  • 9 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 on creating roadmaps for psychologists in the new era of health care reform. This annual culmination of SLC 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.

See next section on Capitol Hill Visits for more information.

Capitol Hill Visits

One of the most important aspects of the State 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 SLC attendees are expected to participate in the Hill visits unless otherwise excused. Hill visits will take place Tuesday, March 11 from 9:45 a.m. to 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 11. 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 Director of Field and State Operations Ashton Randle for assistance.

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

Registration

Deadline: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

To register online: 

  • Register for State Leadership Conference online.    
    Your login ID and password can be found in the initial email sent Jan. 2, 2014, and re-sent on Jan. 6, 2014, by the State Advocacy Office.
  • On the main screen, log in by using the unique login ID and password provided in the initial SLC registration email sent on Jan. 2, 2014, and re-sent on Jan. 6, 2014, by the State Advocacy Office. 

Or fax the registration form (PDF, 48KB) to Arlene Muirhead in the Practice Directorate at (202) 336-5797; or mail to Arlene Muirhead, State Advocacy Office, American Psychological Association, Practice Directorate, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC  20002.

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 SLC.

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, 70KB) to determine if your position receives funding. We are unable to offer funding for some categories of invited participants. Invitations are extended to certain funded positions in recognition of the important roles these positions play in SPTAs. These invitations give SPTAs the option of including unfunded attendees in their delegations. 

Expense reports are due by May 30, 2014. This is a firm deadline. We reserve the right to deny any 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 SLC.

  • Non-function meals are not reimbursed.

  • Ground transportation is not reimbursed.

  • Luggage fees are not reimbursed.

Hotel Reservations and Reimbursement

Deadline: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

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 Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. 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 D.C. area.

To Make Your Hotel Reservation

Make a Grand Hyatt Washington hotel reservation online.

Or call (888) 421-1442 or (202) 582-1234. To receive a room at the group rate of $279/night, be sure to inform the hotel that you are booking a room for the “APA State Leadership Conference.”

* To cancel a hotel reservation, please contact the Grand Hyatt Washington hotel at (888) 421-1442 .

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 (888) 421-1442.

Online reservations

Hotel Reimbursement

Please check your hotel reimbursement status on the reimbursement chart (PDF, 70KB) to determine eligibility for funding.

The following people should be on the hotel master list and do not have to submit hotel receipts for reimbursement by APA after the conference:

  • American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) delegates selected by APAGS Office
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Board of Directors
  • Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP) members
  • Committee of State Leaders (CSL) members
  • SPTA directors of professional affairs
  • APA fully funded diversity delegates
  • APA-funded early career psychologists
  • SPTA executive directors
  • Division federal advocacy coordinators
  • SPTA federal advocacy coordinators
  • Public Education Campaign (PEC) coordinators

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. Also, all individuals who book extra hotel nights not required to participate in SLC will be removed from the master list and will have to submit for reimbursement. 

Public education coordinators (PECs) participating in Hill visits will be removed from the hotel master list and should submit an expense report for approved reimbursements at levels specified in the reimbursement chart (above). If you are a PEC and have questions, please direct them to Luana Bossolo.  

Despite our best efforts, we cannot guarantee that the hotel will bill everyone on the master list. If you are eligible for reimbursement and the hotel bills you directly, please keep your receipt and submit an expense report for reimbursement after the conference.

If it becomes necessary to make a reservation at a hotel other than the Grand Hyatt, reimbursement will be covered up to $279/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 (888) 421-1442. 

Travel Reservations and Reimbursement

You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements. The deadline to make travel reservations is Feb. 6, 2014. 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, and baggage fees, is not reimbursable. In addition, any fees incurred for changing flights will not be covered.

To Make Your Travel Reservations 

To Book Your Flight:

Please note: If you are able to arrive on Saturday and depart on Tuesday APA will only reimburse for three hotel nights. Only those attendees whose schedule and travel logistics absolutely require the need to arrive prior to Saturday or leave on Wednesday will be covered for additional hotel nights. 

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 form (PDF, 39KB) with further information.
  • Phone (202-336-6161) 
  • Online booking through American Express Axiom. APA members can book travel arrangements online. Online booking instructions (PDF, 38KB).

When making travel reservations, be certain of your SLC 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.

To Make Your Train Reservation:

Those traveling by train will be reimbursed for round-trip coach fare not to exceed the advance 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 SLC:

Those traveling by car will be reimbursed $0.56 per mile plus parking, the total of which cannot exceed the advance 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 an SLC 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
  • Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP) members
  • Committee of State Leaders (CSL) members
  • SPTA directors of professional affairs
  • APA fully funded diversity delegates
  • APA-funded early career psychologists
  • SPTA executive directors
  • Division federal advocacy coordinators
  • SPTA federal advocacy coordinators
  • Public Education Campaign (PEC) coordinators
SLC 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 advance purchase economy airfare rate, as determined by the APA travel office.

SLC invitees who are not reimbursed for travel may book through the APA Travel Office with a personal credit card.
Information for Specific Groups

SPTA Presidents and Presidents-Elect Reimbursement

Presidents and presidents-elect should submit an expense report to APA in order to receive 50 percent airfare reimbursement for actual costs, not to exceed the advance purchase economy airfare rate.

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 SLC; these individuals will be included in all APAGS activities.

Individuals invited by the APAGS office to attend SLC will receive full funding for hotel costs and advance 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. All others should submit an APA expense report for reimbursement (PDF, 70KB).

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 Luana Bossolo.

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

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

  1. Approval of SPTA and coordination with the federal advocacy coordinator and/or executive director.
  2. Attendance at a full Hill Briefing session offered by Government Relations staff on Monday, March 10 from 2-4 p.m.
  3. Self or SPTA funding for additional cost of hotel nights associated with staying for the Hill visits.
Continuing Education Fee

CE Credits at State Leadership Conference

The continuing education procedure for the 2014 SLC will be the same as last year. As you may know, the APA Practice Organization is no longer an approved APA CE sponsor. The APA Continuing Education Office awards the continuing education credits for approved workshops at SLC and mails out certificates within four weeks of the conference. The APA CE office requires a processing fee of $20. This fee will cover all CE credits you wish to obtain.

  • Payment to obtain CE credits will be accepted at the CE table on Sunday, March 9, and Monday, March 10, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • All payments will be onsite only — no payments will be accepted after SLC.

  • Payment in advance of attending CE sessions is not required.

  • You may pay with a credit card or check. Cash will not be accepted. 

Instructions for obtaining CE will be provided to you on Saturday, March 8, in your SLC packet which you will receive at the registration desk.

SLC Sponsors

Wireless Internet Access

For the first time in SLC's distinguished 31 year history, we are pleased to introduce to our 2014 conference attendees wireless internet access throughout the conference meeting space for the three programmatic days of the State Leadership Conference. Wireless access is made possible by our generous sponsors:

One-Day Conference Wireless Sponsor

Conference wireless internet access on Saturday, March 8, 2014 is sponsored by TherapyNotes.

TherapyNotes TherapyNotes is an online practice management system specifically designed for behavioral health. Manage your schedule, patient records and billing from within a single integrated solution which also includes a system to speed your note writing, patient appointment reminders, and electronic billing. TherapyNotes is designed to be easy to use, plus friendly customer service is included by email or phone. For a free 30-day trial, visit TherapyNotes or call (215) 658-4550. Connect with TherapyNotes on Facebook and Twitter.

Two-Day Conference Wireless Sponsor and SLC Legacy Sponsor


The TrustHistorically, The Trust has sustained SLC's legacy of advocacy and leadership through in-kind support by providing the SLC registration bags, as well as monetary support through partial funding of past SLC receptions. This year, we are pleased to expand this heritage partnership with The Trust to include their sponsorship of a two-day conference wireless access for Sunday, March 9 and Monday, March 10, 2014.

As the sole authorized and preferred provider of insurance products for APA members, The Trust is pleased to be a sponsor of the 2014 State Leadership Conference. Established in 1962, The Trust offers insurance, financial security and risk management programs for psychologists, psychology students and related individuals. The Trust programs are continually monitored by the trustees — psychologists experienced in both practice and insurance needs and independent insurance experts — to ensure that coverage is broad and meets the ever changing environment in the discipline and profession of psychology.

The Trust also provides free ethics and risk management consultations to its insureds through its Advocate 800 Consultation Service, and ethics and risk management continuing education opportunities via live workshops and independent study modules. Visit The Trust website, email, or call (800) 477-1200 to learn more. Connect with The Trust on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Daily wireless internet passwords can be found in the inside front cover of the print SLC program.