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SFPA Mission


Creating a community for psychologists and opportunities for professional growth. SFPA has created an engaging and supportive community for all psychologists who work or live in San Francisco. SFPA members exchange knowledge and ideas, obtain consultation on ethical and business issues, and learn about professional and educational opportunities. SFPA provides networking and referral opportunities through our meetings, CE courses, events, and our SFPA Psychologist Locator Service. In all of our activities we have a committed and continued interest in supporting diversity in our membership, leadership, and educational offerings. 

Giving back to our broader community. SFPA is committed to contributing to the citizens of San Francisco. Our members offer their knowledge and services through a variety of our public service programs including our speakers bureau, public education and outreach, student mentorship program, and pro-bono mental health services during disasters. 

Advocating for quality mental healthcare for all. SFPA members work with the California Psychological Association and the California State Legislature to promote mental health and substance use programs and quality mental healthcare for all individuals. We also work to ensure that psychologists can provide that quality, culturally sensitive care within their full scope of practice.

Cultivating the future generation of psychologists. SFPA is dedicated to supporting the individuals who form the future of our profession: the psychology graduate students and early career psychologists. Members can join our student mentorship program, and students can join our vibrant sister organization, the San Francisco Psychological Association of Graduate Students (SFPAGS).



SFPA Bylaws
2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS & COMMITTEE CHAIRS
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
(Voting Roles)


President
Akiko Kaji, Ph.D.

President-Elect
J. Allison He, Ph.D.

Past President
Khashayar Farhadi, Psy.D.

Secretary
Sarah Dihmes, Ph.D.

Treasurer
Lainie Posecion, Ph.D.

OTHER VOTING ROLES

Members-at-Large

Allison Pennock Danzig, Ph.D.

Bruce F. Pither, Ph.D.



CHAIRS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
(Voting Roles)


LAN Chair/CPA Representative
Akiko Kaji, Ph.D.

CE Chair
Saara Muscat, Psy.D.

Ethics Chair
Charles Filanosky, Ph.D.

Membership Chair
Rebecca Crabb, Ph.D.
SFPAGS Chair
Darin Witkovic, M.S., M.A.
NON VOTING ROLES

Communication/Social Chair

Brooke Adams, Psy.D.

Early Career in Psychology Chairs

Catherine Schmidt, Ph.D.

 

Disaster Response Chair
Loren Krane, Ph.D.


CARE Chair
Rachel Sills Kirkman Psy.D.

Diversity Chair
Melanie Chinchilla, Ph.D.


Speaker's Bureau
OPEN, email if interested

Newsletter Editor
J. Allison He, Ph.D.

 
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