Graduate Student Advocacy Group

 

Goals

 

Our goals are to provide opportunities to advance psychological health, to increase awareness about mental health issues, and to reduce stigma surrounding mental illnesses through community outreach, public education, and legislative advocacy. 

 

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Events

 

October 14, 2017 – National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk

November 2-4, 2017 – Kentucky Psychological Association 2017 Annual Convention: "A Balancing Act: Innovation and Keeping the Heart of Psychology," Marriott Griffin Gate, Lexington, KY

January 8, 2018 - “Advocacy - Every Voice Counts!” Workshop featuring Sheila A. Schuster, Ph.D., Capitol Annex, Frankfort, KY

January 31, 2018 - 874K Coalition Rally, State Capitol, Frankfort, KY

February 22, 2018 - Kentucky Psychological Association Legislative Day, State Capitol, Frankfort, KY

 

Faculty Advisor: David Susman, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist & Assistant Professor (david.susman@uky.edu)

 

Co-Presidents: Alyssa Jones, M.A. (acjo234@uky.edu); Alex Brake, M.A. (alex.brake@uky.edu)

 

Members: Lina Caldera, Caitlyn Hood, Stephanie Judge, Laura Nagy, Josh Oltmanns, Elizabeth Riley, Jessica Rivera-Rivera, April Scott, Brittany Walls

 

KPA Legislative Day 2017: Alyssa Jones, Stephanie Judge, Caitlyn Hood, Dr. David Susman, Alex Brake

 

Community Outreach / Fundraisers

·        Clothing drive for psychiatric patients at Eastern State Hospital

 

Kentucky Psychological Association: 


The easiest way for psychologists and psychology students to advocate for mental health issues is to join the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA). Throughout the year, KPA works to advocate for Kentucky psychologists and their clients by supporting mental health legislation and working with a variety of advocacy organizations throughout the state. 

Click here to join KPA today!

 

 

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