Spring 2015 Conference

The WVAPP Spring Conference has been scheduled for Friday, May 29 at the Days Conference Center in Flatwoods.  We are finalizing the details of this one day event and I am excited about the presentations we have planned.  

Presentations include:   

1.       A workshop on DBT for Adolescents conducted by Jessica Luzier, Ph.D. and Patrick Kerr, Ph.D.

2.       A presentation on Managed Care including Ethical Issues of Operating in A Managed Care Environment conducted by Sheila Kelly, M.A., Randy Venable, M.A. and Mark Drennon

3.       A workshop on DSM 5 Diagnostic Criteria and Early Intervention Strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorders conducted by Karen Armstead, M.A.

 I will send out a flyer in the next couple of weeks with more specific details related to the specific times of each presentation. 

To register, please click the "Pay Dues and Conference Registration" link on the left-hand side of this page.

Thank you. 


Randall R. Venable, M.A.

Speigler Elected to Office of President-Elect

Jerry Speigler is the new President-Elect of the WVAPP.  He was voted in during a special election, necessitated by the resignation of Rick Workman, who resigned after perceiving a possible conflict-of-interest.  Complete election results are available here.

DHHR Delays Implementation of New Forensic Rules

The West Virginia Association of Professional Psychologists (WVAPP) and the West Virginia Psychological Association (WVPA) joined together today to advise Vickie Jones, Commissioner of the Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities (BBHHF), about issues surrounding the August 1 implementation of new regulations governing forensic psychological and psychiatric evaluations.  As a result of their letter, the implementation is being delayed until September 1, 2014,  and we have been invited to a meeting with BBHHF to address our concerns.


WVPA Fall Conference Scheduled for November 21

The West Virginia Association of Professional Psychologists (WVAPP) will hold its Fall Conference in Flatwoods on November 21.  Come an join us for some great fellowship, and an opportunity to learn some new skills while clocking CEU credits!


DHHR Commissioner Meets with Provider Delegation

Vickie Jones, Commissioner of the Bureau of Behavioral Health and Health Facilities (BBHHF) of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) met with representatives of the West Virginia Association of Professional Psychologists (WVAPP),