About MPA

 

MPA is an organization of more than 1,000 psychologists working to advance psychology as a science and a profession and to promote the public welfare by encouraging the highest professional standards, offering public education and providing public service, and by participating in the public policy process on behalf of the profession and health care consumers. It is the Michigan affiliate of the American Psychological Association.

In an effort to keep its members up to date on the activities of the organization and on issues of particular interest to psychologists, MPA publishes the quarterlyMichigan Psychologist newsletter.

  • A legislative advocacy team that is second to none in giving the profession a voice on public policy issues
     
  • Opportunities to participate in a statewide Psychologist Referral Service to help you strengthen your practice and offer a resource to the public
     
  • Conferences and workshops designed to keep you up to date on clinical, ethical, risk management and practice issues.
     
  • Emergency services to disaster and trauma victims, public education, consultation, and other pro bono services to the citizens of Michigan
     
  • Discounts on professional services and products

 

 

2017 Board of Directors

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Krisitin  Sheridan
sheridankm@frontier.com
President


Louis Post, Ph.D.
lpost48@gmail.com
Past President

Jared Skillings, Ph.D.
Jared.Skillings@spectrumhealth.org
President-Elect

Debra Smith, Psy.D.
dls40@aol.com
Treasurer

Cynthia S. Rodriguez, Ph.D.
csrphd@comcast.net?
Secretary

2017 Committee Chairs 

Lawrence Perlman, Ph.D.
perlman44@gmail.com
APA Council Representative


Andrew Kronk, Ph.D.
akronk801@ameritech.net
Communications Committee

Susan Silk, Ph.D.
susansilk@ameritech.net
Disaster Response Network Committee

Ellen Louise Fedon-Keyt, Ph.D.
ellenkeyt@gmail.com
Diversity and Social Responsibility Committee

OPEN
Early Career Psychologist Committee

Alan Lewandowski, Ph.D.
alan.lewandowski@wmich.edu
Ethics Committee

Josephine Johnson, Ph.D.
drjojohnson@gmail.com
Federal Advocacy Coordinator

Elissa Patterson, Ph.D.
ehpatter@med.umich.edu
Insurance Committee

Jeffrey Andert, Ph.D.
jandert@psycmi.com
Licensure Committee

Delia Thrasher, Ph.D.
dthrasherphd@hotmail.com
Membership Committee

Christopher Sterling, Psy.D.
miles702@mac.com
Program Committee

Brittany Barbara-Garcia, Ph.D.
brittanynicolebarber@gmail.com
Children and Families Committee

Dane Ver Merris, Ed.D.
dvermerrisdvermerris@hopenetwork.org
Regional Membership Groups

Todd Favorite, Ph.D.
tfavor@med.umich.edu​
Public Education Coordinator

Caitlyn Sorensen-Kowalski
csorens4@emich.edu
MPAGS Committee

Medical Psychology

2017 Task Force Chairs

Psychology in the Workplace Network (PWN)

Mark Kane, Ph.D.
Rural Affairs

James Windell, M.A.
Editor, The Michigan Psychologist