The NEW OPA is what we refer to YOUR professional organization today. New staff, engaged leadership and strategic direction has paved the way for OPA to be a player in the legislative arenas both state and federally. While we work on behalf of our members, all psychologists in Oklahoma benefit from those that join. OPA works to serve the best interests of all Oklahoma Psychologists through numerous strategies advocating for mental health parity, and at times providing a “voice” for the Board of Examiners of Psychologists at the state legislature such that if changes are needed in our law or if our law is threatened, OPA is available to act for all psychologists. The organization provides numerous educational opportunities through on demand webinars and networking CE workshops, mentoring opportunities as well as providing a forum for meeting other professionals. Four times a year, the Oklahoma Psychologist Newsletter is published which informs members of the organizations activities as well as providing important information. We encourage you to join us today!
Membership has its benefits:
A survey conducted within the last four years revealed that our members wanted protection at the state level by representation of a lobby team. This past year, OPA was integral to the passage of PSYPACT legislation to allow for the development of telemedicine procedures across compact borders. Additionally, OPA is continuing to fight to not be discriminated against in the state’s physician definition. We firmly believe that “Practice and Parity” are important to ALL psychologists in Oklahoma.
Become involved today!
To be eligible for membership, a psychologist will either a) hold an earned doctoral degree from a department of psychology in a regionally accredited university or b) hold an earned doctoral degree from a program which is primarily psychological in content in a regionally accredited university; or c) be licensed by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists to practice psychology in the state of Oklahoma. (Please note: no individual shall be eligible for Member status who is or who becomes licensed/certified in another healthcare profession unless he/she is also licensed as a psychologist).
The Oklahoma Psychological Association’s mission is to promote human welfare
in Oklahoma by advancing psychology as a science and profession.
Endorsed by the Oklahoma Psychological Association