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WPA President
Amy Gurka, PhD

We have continued to see tremendous positive growth in the Wisconsin Psychological Association over the past two years through the hard work and commitment of our diverse and dedicated membership. This dedication and focus has been imperative for maintaining WPA as the premier organization for promoting the profession of psychology in Wisconsin. It is with great privilege that I am now able to lead WPA into the next year with enthusiasm and optimism.

The 2020 Board of Directors is continuing to dedicate time and effort to various initiatives from our Strategic Plan that support the following goals:

  • Fostering membership growth and engagement;
  • Continuing to serve in various advocacy and outreach tasks that maintain the integrity of the field;
  • Continuing to expand WPA as the voice of psychology in Wisconsin;
  • Providing quality educational resources to members;
  • Functioning in a sustainable, transparent manner under the guidelines of association best practices.

Over the past two years as President-Elect I was pleased to receive frequent positive feedback from members about the change in energy and synergism within WPA. It is my personal wish as President to continue this wave of fresh new energy.

This can only occur through continuing support from a forward-reaching Board, active committees, strong management, and a dynamically engaged membership.

Thank you for your dedication to the profession of psychology and your support of WPA! Please visit often, stay engaged, and get involved. WPA welcomes new energy, creative ideas, and engaged professionals from all corners of psychology!

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Congratulations to the 2020 Margaret Bernauer Scholarship Award winners! We are always impressed by the variety and quality of the research being done by tomorrow's psychologists.

GRADUATE: 

Katherine Russeau: The Relationship between Adverse Experiences and Antisocial Personality Characteristics in Women Who Have Committed Sexual Offenses.

Alaina Kroes: The Influence of Chronic Medical Conditions on Parent-Child Interactions.

UNDERGRADUATE:

Stephanie Fuller: Examining Associations between ADHD and Depression among Adolescents Seen in a Private Pediatric Practice.

Rachel Pogodzinski: Differences in Teacher-Reported Problems in Boys vs. Girls with ADHD.

HONORABLE MENTION: Shiori Goto: How Communication Style and Gender Affect the Desire for Help.

Additional congratulations to the Ascher Pacht and Richard Hurlbut scholarship winners!

These scholarships are supported through the work of the Wisconsin Psychology Foundation (WPF) and are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding achievement in their academics, professional goals, and service to the community and psychology as a profession. These recipients are usually honored during the Annual Convention.

This year we congratulate Lauren Mascari of the UW-Milwaukee Counseling Psychology Graduate Program and Lukas Mirabito of the Marquette University Clinical Psychology Graduate Program. Best wishes to both in their sure to be bright futures!


Wisconsin Psychological Association 

Statement on Racism, Violence, and Discrimination

 

The mission statement of the Wisconsin Psychological Association (WPA) states that we “address concerns of our communities by responding as a profession to psychological and social needs of Wisconsin citizens.” The recent murder of George Floyd, among others, exposes what American Psychological Association (APA) President, Dr. Sandra Shullman, has called a “racism pandemic” in this country. This pandemic is marked by structural inequities that have systematically oppressed Black Americans.

As human beings, we share anguish, fear, and anger as we reflect on the deep pain and injustice created and maintained by racist policies and practices. As psychologists, our science affirms that racism threatens the physical well-being, psychological well-being, and the lives of people of color. We are called to reflect. We are called to act.

WPA encourages all members to reflect on the role of privilege in society, including how one’s cultural views--of self and others--influence our work as psychologists. We encourage members to join our colleagues at APA and other organizations to take a stand in incontrovertibly condemning acts of violence against people of color. We urge each of our members to take action in advocacy and supportive efforts aimed at eradicating all forms of racism, violence, and discrimination. For the majority of our members who identify as White, continuing to challenge our awareness of other cultures and potential biases is paramount to becoming effective allies.

WPA stands firmly against all forms of racism, discrimination, and hate. WPA is committed to challenging systemic injustice and will take a stand in the face of oppression and inequity. We add our voice to those proclaiming that black lives matter, those seeking to facilitate change, and those promoting education and healing. To support these aims, WPA commits to:

  • Make clear and sustained efforts to increase association membership and leadership from historically marginalized groups;
  • Make clear and sustained efforts to learn from Black community leaders; and
  • Offer continuing education opportunities in the areas of equity and social justice.

 

We support the efforts of all who are working to eliminate structural racism and promote social justice.


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