SVPA President's Message



Daniel Rockers, PhD
February 2016


In 2016 I'm pleased to welcome you to the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association.


Serving as president of this association is a privilege, as others before me have noted. This privilege, like all privileges, comes with a responsibility. To me, it is a responsibility to help move the profession of psychology forward. We do this mainly by developing SVPA; in doing so we begin a local movement to define the profession and ensure the future of psychology.


Methods for this are many, but the most important way is by taking an active role—by participating in our community. SVPA is now involved with the Metro Chamber of Commerce, CSUS, Health Professions High School, Sacramento County Office of Education, Placer County Office of Education, CRANE, NextEd and NAMI. In 2016 we will continue building community connections.


These relationships have each strengthened SVPA in some way, including advocacy, public awareness, graduate student development, community relations and local leadership. These relationships allow us to have more influence locally. These relationships also build our resource base, and allow SVPA to expand to include psychologists of all kinds. In 2016 we will continue to build SVPA as a psychologist resource.


Creating a strong local psychological association benefits us all as a group. Your personal involvement in SVPA can benefit you both personally and professionally. Send me an email to find out how to get involved, and what changes it can make in your life.


Let me know your ideas on how to best serve your interests in 2016!

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