Welcome to the Disaster Resource Network!

The current DRN Chair is Dr. Bret McLaughlin. 

Letter from SVPA President, Dr. Marcella Kreysa re: COVID-19 on March 16, 2020:

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 sacpsychologists@gmail.com and/or visit our website for more information http://sacramentovalleypsychologist.com. 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 catherinecohen@hotmail.com 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



Past DRN Events:

10/6/20: Addiction and COVID-19 Influences 

11/19/19: Assessment and Treatment of Firesetting Behavior in Children and Youth: Collaboration Between Firefighters Burn Institute and Mental Health Clinicians 

10/18/14: Disaster Mental Health - Care of Children 

9/20/14: School Violence, School Shootings 

8/16/14: Mass Casualty and Terrorism 

6/21/14Theory of Disaster Mental Health Intervention 

Getting Involved and Connected

APA Disaster Mental Health Information

Psychological First Aid


APA COVID-19 Information and Resources

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