Advocacy Training Manual
In 2010, the Division 42 Advocacy Committee focused on developing an advocacy training manual so that psychologists can learn how to speak to legislators about issues that affect independent practice. The manual may also be used to train students and early career psychologists in the art of advocating for the profession.
Download: Division 42 Advocacy Training Manual
The 2012 Division 42 Advocacy Committee is pleased to share the article “Implementation of Mental Health Parity” which can be found on pp. 45-49 of the Spring 2012 edition of the Independent Practitioner. Please find the article for download, below:
Download: Parity Survey Report for IP
The 2011 Division 42 Advocacy Committee has also provided the following resources for parity:
- Information for employers about the mental health parity law.
- APAPO offers practitioner resources.
- For APAPO Members who pay practice assessment,
a summary of the requirements and provisions of the MHPAEA.
- The interim final rule.
- Six Points you need to know about the Parity Law
- For consumers
- Good Practice, Winter 2011, “Implementation of Parity”
- Wall Street Journal Article
- Miller, Ivan (2010), Underfunding Mental Health Services—Disparity 2.0, Isn’t It Time for Real Reform, Boulder Colorado,
- APA Practice Central article which summarizes the entire PPACA health reform act and includes the information about parity provisions becoming law of the land
- New York Times article on general information related to insurance
- Useful information to compare plans
- Interim Final rules as published in the Federal Register:
- “Is That Insurance Company Avoiding the parity law?” – Parity Checklist from APAPO