An Uncertain Washington Spring: April and a March

It’s been an odd spring in our nation’s capital. Following a very mild winter, our only significant snow storm bore down upon us in early March, bringing drifts and several days of freezing temperatures. Unfortunately, our famous cherry blossoms had been encouraged by the abnormally warm winter to pop out a bit early and were literally nipped in the bud, disappointing those who make the annual pilgrimage to the Tidal Basin. But we’ve had lots of other things going on to keep us busy. Read more.

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In the News

Spotlight: Beliefs

The Search for Therapy in the Bible Belt

The rise of faith-based counseling in America's most Christian regions has left non-believers seeking mental health care without many options. This article asks what, if any, role religion has in the field of mental health. Read more.

Big Ideas Can Still Change the World

It's easy to get caught up in what you want an answer to be as opposed to the correct answer, argues the author of this piece. We just can't lose sight of the power of big ideas to change the world. Read more.

Self-Help is Magical, and That's Why It Works

When a psychologist wanted to improve his tennis game, he finally caved and delved into self-help books. In this piece, he examines how the $11 billion industry measures up to empirical psychology. Read more.

Why Is My Life So Hard?

Most of us feel we face more headwinds and obstacles than everyone else, which breeds resentment. But we also undervalue the tailwinds that help us, which leaves us ungrateful and unhappy. This podcast from Freakonomics examines how we can avoid this trap. Read more.

Education Highlights Gets a New Look!

We've optimized the site to feature the Integrated Care Training Series. You can now customize your own learning experience and watch any combination of video segments to earn CEs. Check it out and earn free CEs!

Understanding and Responding to the Emerging Behavioral Health Needs of Military Drone Operators - 4/25

This webinar from SAMHSA's SMVF TA Center is designed to explore the behavioral health needs of individuals engaged in a unique form of warfare that requires them to be engaged in combat as well as their communities. Find out more.

Effective Family Treatments for Adolescent Substance Use Disorders- 4/25

This webinar will discuss various family therapy models that can be effective in treating adolescent SUDs and examine how to evaluate family therapy models. Find out more.

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Nominations for the Judy E. Hall, PhD Early Career Psychologist Award and the Alfred M. Wellner, PhD, Lifetime Achievement Award are due May 15, 2017. We encourage you to consider nominating a fellow Registrant or yourself for the awards!

 The March for Science

The March for Science

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Meetings and Events

We're coming to a psychology gathering near you! Stop by our booth to say hi, meet our staff, and pick up a Health Service Psychologist lapel pin. This spring, you can find us at:

April 26-28:

Ohio Psychological Association Convention, Columbus, OH

May 5-6:

Oregon Psychological Association Conference, Eugene, OR

June 14-17:

Pennsylvania Psychological Association Convention, Bedford, PA

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