The Sacramento Valley Psychological Association (SVPA) promotes education, advocacy, and networking opportunities for psychologists to advance our field and benefit our community. We are a regional Chapter of the California Psychological Association (CPA) representing psychologists throughout the greater Sacramento Valley area. We encourage professionals, legislators, and the public to learn more about the resources we extend to our community.


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Hello Sacramento Valley Psychological Association Members and Contacts,

After several discussions amongst SVPA’s board of directors related to the growing concern over COVID-19, we have decided to postpone our upcoming events for the months of March and April. This includes our ECP and Student Mixer on March 20th and our Diversity Movie Night on April 17th. We are also keeping a watchful eye on the development of information and will be evaluating our plans for future events in the upcoming months.

In the last few weeks there has been significant communication from various channels about COVID-19. Overall, the focus has been on the need for public health safety and social distancing. We at SVPA want to continue to honor our community and demonstrate the need for self care and preservation. Therefore, we want you to know that we as a board will continue to operate and discuss ways to support our community virtually. 

Additionally, as mental health professionals there is a need for us to consider how to protect ourselves, our practices, and our clients in times of uncertainty. We are passing along some great resources that have been shared by CPA and APA about health safety, discussing these issues with clients, as well as information about telepsychology. These resources are listed below.

Please feel free to reach out to SVPA's board of directors with further questions at email and/or visit our website for more information Also know that as always, our Ethics Education Committee is available to answer any ethical questions that might arise for you as you navigate this process. You are welcome to contact Dr. Catherine Cohen or call 916-444-8843. 

Thank you and take care!

Dr. Marcella Kreysa

President of Sacramento Valley Psychological Association 


Both CPA and APA's resource pages offer great information about protecting yourselves and your clients, in addition to providing useful information to consider for telepsychology with helpful guides.

-CPA has page dedicated to answering important questions about COVID-19

-APA also has a resource page dedicated to questions about COVID-19

-Sacramento County's COVID-19 Resource page


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2020 Board Meetings

• January 6th
• February 3rd
• March 2nd
• April 6th
• May 4th
• June 1st

(No meeting in July)

• August 3rd
• September 14th (*due to Labor Day on September 7th)
• October 5th
• November 2nd

• December 4th - Virtual Holiday Party

* Board meetings are the first Monday of every month, unless otherwise stated. Meetings are called to order at 7pm.  

Join SVPA for Mental Health Conferences and Events

2020 Dates (links in section below):

The Evolution of Psychotherapy - December 9 - 13 - Anaheim, CA

Annual Involvement to look out for: 

CPA Lobby Day - March - Sacramento

CPA Convention - April 

NAMI Walks - May - Sacramento

Sacramento Pride March - June - Sacramento

1 Million Steps for OCD (Sacramento OCD Walk) - Summer - Sacramento

APA Convention - August

Out of the Darkness Walk - Fall - Sacramento

NEDA Walk - October - Sacramento

Take Back the Night - October - Sacramento

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