OPA works to serve the best interests of all Oklahoma Psychologists through several strategies to include engaging in political lobbying both at the State and Federal level, 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 psychologists. The organization provides numerous educational opportunities through seminars and 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 such as explaining about the NPI which practitioners are required to obtain.
The benefits of OPA membership are numerous to include being an active member of your professional organization. The Psychologist of the Day program at our state legislature is for members only and facilitates visibility for our organization as well as individuals serving for a week in that capacity. CPE’s are readily available through OPA and are inexpensive. The listserv available to members keeps all of us abreast of what is taking place in Oklahoma Psychology and what we need to be aware of to be informed and “savvy” professionals.
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