Upcoming events

    • 07 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 01 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online Webinar

    MePA Telepsychology Webinar

    Panel Presentation moderated by President Thomas Cooper, PsyD

    Panelists: Kendra L. Bryant, PhD, Marshall Robinson, PhD, Diane A. Tennies, PhD, and Julie L. Quimby, Ph.D.

    This webinar was designed to promote best practices in a COVID-19 Telepsychology world. Topics of discussion explore clinical considerations, practice management, and technological resources.

    After watching the webinar, contact Amy Safford at asafford@mepa.org for a short quiz to earn 2 CEUs.

    • 28 Sep 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 28 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online Webinar

    Working with the LGBTQA+
    Community Across the Lifespan

    2 hours (2 CEUs)

    $20 Members
    $40 Non-members

    Moderated by Susan Maataoui, PhD
    Co-presented by Douglas Kimmel, PhD and James McElligott, PsyD

    Description: This presentation will cover psychoeducation and terminology for working with the LGBTQA+ community and focus on meeting the unique clinical needs of LGBTQA+ clients across the lifespan, from adolescence to adulthood to the aging community. This presentation will also include discussion of the impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQA+ community and ways of supporting LGBTQA+ clients during this time.

    Douglas Kimmel, PhD, is Professor Emeritus, City College, C.U.N.Y., where he taught in the Department of Psychology from 1970 until 1999 (including three visiting professorships in Tokyo, Japan). In 1975 he began a research project on older gay men, finding that they were a varied group, including some in long-term relationships, and many who were well-adjusted and aging successfully. In 1997 he and Clarence Adams conducted a similar study with African American older gay men. He was a co-founder of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) in New York City in 1977, and SAGE Maine in 2013. He had an independent psychology practice in Hancock, Maine, until retiring in 2014. He served as Chair of the MePA Committee on Peace & Social Justice for several years and has been active in many roles in the American Psychological Association. His textbook, Adulthood and Aging (Wiley, 1974, 1980, 1990), included a discussion of sexual orientation and a series of interviews with a gay man over the 16-year life of the book. He has many publications on sexual orientation, including Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Experiences (co-edited with Linda Garnets) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging: Research and Clinical Perspectives (co-edited with Tara Rose and Steven David). Doug and his husband, Ronald Schwizer, had a church wedding ceremony in Boulder, Colorado, in 1969 and were married legally in Hancock, Maine, on August 19, 2013. His website is: www.tamarackplace.com/kimmel.

    Dr. James McElligott is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Counseling Center of New England in Portland. He has been with the Counseling Center of New England since May 2019 and previously completed his post-doctoral training and served as a staff psychologist at the VA Maine. He specializes in working with the LGBTQA+ community and providing evidence-based trauma treatment and offers individual therapy, group therapy, psychological evaluations, and gender-affirming surgery and hormone therapy evaluations for transgender and gender non-conforming clients. He can be contacted through www.counselingcenter.com and at jmcelligott@counselingcenter.com.

Past events

13 Nov 2020 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Panel: Listening Session supporting the Psychological Resilience of Underserved Communities
13 Nov 2020 MePA Annual Conference: Building Diverse & Psychologically Resilient Communities
02 Oct 2020 Webinar: Sequence IX: Ethics & Risk Management in Complex Clinical Conundrums
18 Sep 2020 Working with the LGBTQA+ Community Across the Lifespan
26 Jun 2020 Webinar: Telepsychology Considerations for Practice in a COVID-19 World
15 Nov 2019 Intimate Partner Violence, Abuse, and Anger: Critical Issues in Case Formulation and Treatment
20 Sep 2019 Psychotherapy in a Tumultuous Sociopolitical Climate
31 May 2019 Navigating through Loss and Grief: How Continuing Bonds, Creativity, Religion/Spirituality and Culture Contribute to the Journey
09 Nov 2018 Telehealth and Psychotherapy: Best Practices, Current Research and Ethical Considerations
14 Sep 2018 Navigating a Board Complaint: What’s the Process and How to Deal with It? A Morning with the Chair of the Board of Examiners and a Legal Expert
22 Jun 2018 Psychopharmacology Update: How Medications Work, Effective Collaboration with Prescribers, and Current Ethical Guidance
10 Nov 2017 Mood Assessment 2.0: Improved Accuracy, Treatment Selection and Outcomes
02 Jun 2017 “Out of Practice? Into Retirement: A Guide for Psychologists”
18 Nov 2016 Treating Chronic Pain: Evolving Models of Care
07 Oct 2016 The Medicare Authorization and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)– What Does it Mean for You?
01 Jul 2016 Therapeutic Risk Management: Assessing and Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Those at Risk for Self-Directed Violence
08 Apr 2016 "Supervision" Workshop, Featuring Mark W. Steege, Ph.D.