American Psychotherapy Association Newsletter


Issue 1 - Volume 1
July 2002

In This Issue

APA'S 2002 National Conference featuring Albert Ellis and Stephen Lankton!! Register before Aug. 15th and SAVE. Only 32 Days Left!

Conference 2002: Sept. 26-28, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, Fla.

Attend workshops on the latest trends in psychotherapy.

Register now to save $50 on registration fees. Early bird deadline ends Aug. 15th 2002!

You don’t want to miss this one. This year is APA’s 5th Anniversary National Conference and we have brought in Dr. Albert Ellis as our featured speaker, as well as Ericksonian expert Steve Lankton, M.S.W., DAHB. Both will be giving all day presentations on their respected topics.

We also are pleased to announce that Professionals Choice in conjunction with APA will have insurance representatives on site to meet with you to discuss options for your long-term care, life and pre-paid legal insurance plans. Contact headquarters today 800-205-9165 and schedule your very own personal appointment.


Mental Health Insurance Equality for Mental Health Professionals.

Contact your U.S. Representative today and ask for their support of H.R. 4066, the Mental Health Equitable Treatment Act of 2002.

We have the momentum on our side and we feel confident we will establish equal insurance coverage by the end of 2002, but we need your help. You have a sample letter in your May/June issue of Annals, which you can use on your letterhead to send to your Representative if they do not already support H.R. 4066.

This legislation is extremely important to you as a mental health professional. H.R. 4066 will help ensure that your clients are receiving the insurance coverage they deserve.

I urge you once again to make your voice heard, contact your representative immediately.


Mental Health Equitable Treatment Act

Action #1: Use the toll-free Parity Hotline, 1-866-PARITY4 (1-866-727-4894), to call the House Republican Leadership and urge Floor action on the Mental Health Equitable Treatment Act.

Targets: Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Majority Leader Richard K. Armey, Majority Whip Tom DeLay, Chairman John Boehner (Education & Workforce) and Chairman W. J. Billy Tauzin (Energy & Commerce).

Action #2: Use the Parity Hotline, 1-866-PARITY4, to call previous parity supporters who have not yet cosponsored H.R. 4066. These 12 Representatives supported the Senate-passed mental health parity amendment last year in the Labor-HHS appropriations conference. H.R. 4066 has the same text.

Targets: Representatives

Bachus, Spencer R-AL

Brown, Henry E. Jr. R-SC

Condit, Gary D-CA

DeFazio, Peter A. D-OR

Emerson, Jo Ann R-MO

Forbes, J. Randy R-VA

Ganske, Greg R-IA

Mica, John L. R-FL

Moore, Dennis D-KS

Moran, Jerry R-KS

Phelps, David D. D-IL

Weldon, Curt R-PA

Clippings/Newspaper Editorials:

San Antonio Express-News, 7-1-02:
http://www.mysanantonio.com/expressnews/story.cfm?xla=saen&xlb=360&xlc=746843

Philadelphia Inquirer, 5-24-02
http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/3327870.htm

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5-9-02
http://www.post-gazette.com/forum/20020509edmental0509p2.asp

Des Moines Register, 5-4-02
http://desmoinesregister.com/news/stories/c5917686/18104344.html

St. Paul Pioneer Press, 4-30-02
http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/news/editorial/3163032.htm

Macon Telegraph, 4-29-02
http://www.macon.com/mld/macon/news/opinion/3146653.htm


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