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Member Services

Recruits new members

Works to retain current members

Identifies/develops benefits of membership

Christine Straw, PsyD

Volunteer to expand benefits of membership!

Member Recognition

Fellows – reviews/makes nominations for Fellow status in WPA

Outstanding Contribution Awards – reviews/makes nominations for awards to recognize outstanding contributions to WPA, the profession, public service, research, and more

Help us honor your colleagues & others!

Nominations & Elections

WPA elections – calls for nominations for WPA leadership positions, monitors election process

APA Council Representative elections, apportionment ballot – calls for nominations for representative on APA Council, conducts campaigns to maintain/increase APA member votes for Wisconsin representation

Volunteer to help bring members into more active roles in WPA!

Continuing Education

Annual Convention – plans & conducts annual convention programs

Workshops – plans & conducts periodic special workshops for members

Hot Topics/Business Seminars – plans & conducts periodic business/practice oriented seminars for members

Laura Lees, PsyD, CEDS, MSCP

Help design a powerful CE schedule - new ideas and energy wanted!

Advocacy Cabinet

Monitors, responds to, initiates state legislative and/or regulatory proposals with potential impact on psychologists and/or access to psychological services

Establishes and oversees workgroups to investigate and make recommendations regarding issues based on psychological evidence and/or affecting psychology training or practice

Monitors and responds to federal legislative and/or regulatory proposals in collaboration with the APA Practice Organization


Dori Bischmann, PhD Federal Advocacy Coordinator
Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee Liaison

Volunteer to advocate for YOUR profession!

Public Education Committee & WI Wellness Initiative

Works with APA Public Education office to facilitate public education activities, train psychologists to engage in public education activities in their communities, and to disseminate psychological information to the public. 

Benjamin Rader, PsyD

Volunteer to bring psychology into your community!

Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program

Works with APA Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program to educate businesses about the features of a healthy workplace

Nominates Wisconsin businesses for state and national awards recognizing psychologically healthy workplaces

John Weaver, PsyD

Volunteer to develop and recognize psychologically healthy WISCONSIN


Bi-monthly publication of interest to general membership

 Amy Gurka, PhD

Volunteer to generate articles, conduct interviews or solicit advertising!

Professional Issues

Ethics & Professional Practice consultation team serves as "hotline" consultant to members & consumers & may refer to other organizations or agencies.

Members write educational articles, present sessions at Annual Convention and other CE events. 

Mark Bjerke, PhD

Positions on the PIC are appointed by the Board. Let us know if you have an interest in this form of service to the profession!

Research Committee

Research Poster Session – plans and conducts research poster session at Annual Conventions

Poster Awards (Margaret Bernauer Psychology Research Award) are underwritten by the Wisconsin Psychology Foundation.

Gregory Jurenec, PhD
Sarah Trost, PhD

Volunteer to promote undergraduate & graduate student research! 

Disaster Response Network

Work with the Red Cross in response to natural disasters

Provide pro bono services in response to a variety of local crises

WPA Office

We do not currently have a functioning DRN -- help us be prepared for such emergencies!





Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Psychologists interested in and/or engaged in business psychology

Jonathan Dehlinger, PhD
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Forensic & Correctional Psychology

Psychologists interested in and/or engaged in forensic or correctional psychology

Jenna Niess, PhD
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Psychopharmacology & Prescriptive Authority

Psychologists interested in and/or engaged in psychopharmacology and/or prescriptive authority

Joseph Marceil, PhD
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