Fall 2015 Conference Agenda

Dear WVAPP Member,


Our Fall Conference schedule offers an exciting and educational program that includes sessions on personality assessment, integrating mental health care with primary care, and a presentation by newly appointed members of the WV Board of Examiners of Psychologists.  CEUs are available.  A general session kicks off the Conference with news announcements, presentation of new officers, and other issues/concerns of interest to WV psychologists.   


As always, the Conference will be held at the Day’s Inn and Conference Center in Flatwoods, WV off Interstate-79.  A block of rooms has been reserved for WVAPP members.  You can arrange your accommodations by booking online at www.hotelsone.com or by calling 1-855-213-0582.


Annual membership dues are $60 and the conference registration fee is $45 for full members.  Please take a moment to fill out and send in the  Conference Registration Form below, or by following the “Pay Dues and Conference Registration” link to the left.


Thank you for your dedication to WVAPP’s mission to continue providing high quality mental health services to all West Virginians.


Yours truly,


Jerry Spiegler









Flatwoods Conference Center

Days Inn, Flatwoods, WV


8:00 am to 8:30 am – Registration

8:30 am to 9:00 am – General Business Meeting – Presentation of new officers and other issues.

9:00 am to 10:00 am – Presentation by Kerri Linton, MA from the Board of Examiners – Topic and CEU’s to be arranged.

10 am to 12: noon – Presentation by Tim Saar, PhD – Personality Assessment – 2 CEUs are pending approval by the Board of Examiners of Psychologists.  MMPI-II; MMPI-IIRF; PAI; MCMI; and Malingering Scales – When and why to use them.

12 noon to 1 pm – Lunch on your own

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Presentation by Mary Aldred-Crouch, LICSW, AADC, MPH – 3 CEU’s are pending approval by the Board of Examiners of Psychologists.   Integrating Mental Health Services With Primary Health Care – Historical Overview and Recent Developments

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Presentation by Bill Brezinski and members of the Reassembling Psychology Committee Town Hall Discussion of developments of interest to psychologists practicing in WV.

Registration Costs:

            In order to offset the cost of the meeting rooms and coffee in the morning, the WVAPP is charging a registration fee of $45 for all members and allied members. Students may attend without cost. Non-members will be charged $50. You may attend one or all of the presentations for the same flat registration fee. Please register in advance so that we can project attendance. You may register at the door however and will be charged an additional $10 fee (plus you may have to wait in line to register).


            In order to hold down the cost of registrations, no snacks or break food or drinks have been reserved. We will have morning coffee and tea.

Registration procedures:

            Return the form below with a check for $45 for Conference Registration to:


PO Box 11552

Charleston, WV 25339



Register on line at www.westvirginiaapp.org and pay using our PayPal account.

To become a member of WVAPP visit our website at www.westvirginiaapp.org




Name (Please Print):


Type of attendance (circle one):

Member ($45)                        Allied Member ($45)   Student(no fee)       Non Member ($50)


Check enclosed if necessary?                       $45                              $50 (non members)

Please note: If you do not print your name clearly, we won’t be responsible for bad spelling!

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.

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!


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.