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What Does OPA Do?

OPA is what we refer to YOUR professional organization today.  Staff, engaged leadership and strategic direction has paved the way for OPA to be a player in the legislative arenas both state and federally.  While we work on behalf of our members, all psychologists in Oklahoma benefit from those that join. 

OPA works to serve the best interests of all Oklahoma Psychologists through numerous strategies advocating for mental health parity, and at times providing a “voice” for the Board of Examiners of Psychologists at the state legislature such that if changes are needed in our law or if our law is threatened, OPA is available to act for all psychologists. 

The organization provides numerous educational opportunities through on demand webinars and networking CE workshops, mentoring opportunities as well as providing a forum for meeting other professionals.  Four times a year, the Oklahoma Psychologist Newsletter is published which informs members of the organizations activities as well as providing important information. We encourage you to join us today!   

What Are The Benefits of Being A Member

  • Sustaining legislative efforts for you and all psychologist in our state
  • Networking events
  • Discounts for CEUs and OPA conference admission
  • Psychologists of the Day
  • Professional volunteer opportunities
  • Mentorship program
  • Membership-wide and ECP-specific listservs
  • Insurance and Financial Security Products
  • On-Demand Webinars

A survey conducted within the last four years revealed that our members wanted protection at the state level by representation of a lobby team.  This past year, OPA was integral to the passage of PSYPACT legislation to allow for the development of telemedicine procedures across compact borders.  Additionally, OPA is continuing to fight to not be discriminated against in the state’s physician definition.  We firmly believe that “Practice and Parity” are important to ALL psychologists in Oklahoma. 

What Are The Requirements of Joining? 

To be eligible for membership, a psychologist will either a) hold an earned doctoral degree from a department of psychology in a regionally accredited university or b) hold an earned doctoral degree from a program which is primarily psychological in content in a regionally accredited university; or c) be licensed by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists to practice psychology in the state of Oklahoma. 

Please note:  No individual shall be eligible for Member status who is or who becomes licensed/certified in another healthcare profession unless he/she is also licensed as a psychologist.

What Is The Cost of Joining?

1st Year

$169.50

Full Member (2nd year+)

$339.00

Post Doc

$169.50

Retired

$ 28.00

Student

$ 28.00

Please refer to the membership application for complete descriptions of each membership level.  Payment options (quarterly, semi-annual and annual, are available for 1st Year and Full members.  


From OPA Executive Director, Danna Fowble:   NEEDS EDITING

The Oklahoma Psychological Association (OPA) is your professional association and we are providing leadership as psychologists and as a profession.

We are facing an unprecedented public health crisis with impacts on psychological health.  Your training, experience compassion and wisdom are needed now more than ever as we face this pandemic as a community.

OPA understands that the current situation is one of uncertainty, including financial uncertainty.  Professional associations like OPA cannot continue without membership and so we want you to know how invaluable your membership is – not just for access to the protection of bad regulations and enhanced positive laws to help advance the practice of psychology and elevate our status as specialists in behavioral health,  through list serv and CEU access and discounts but in strengthening our profession for our collective benefit and for the benefit of all Oklahomans. 

 Your OPA team has been working tirelessly and our priorities over the course of the last few weeks:

 - Ongoing conversations and video conferencing with APA, Oklahoma Congressional staff as well as state leaders, insurers and both OHCA and ODMHSAS to ensure telemedicine was a viable option and billable for psychologists

  • Ongoing fielding of calls, updating communications both email, telephone and websites dedicated to COVID 19 resources and information you can use
  • Public education through press releases, phone calls, etc. on how psychology can help
  • Collaboration with psychologists across North America to ensure our members are kept informed of the latest information in order to see patients in these challenging times
  • Fielding and participating in many video conference calls with APA and others as relief efforts unfold, efforts that will impact and provide aid to all Oklahoma businesses and those impacted by this pandemic

We want you to be able to focus on your clients and the needs of our state now more than ever.  As your staff, we are assessing all our operations and expenses to ensure we can continue to operate effectively and as efficiently as possible on your behalf.  We will continue to work with and for you as we face what lies ahead for us. 

These are challenging and unsettling times.  Together we can achieve more and by faith we can survive this!  Thank you for being on this journey with us. If you are not a member, we encourage you to join today.  Click here to join 

Danna Fowble, IOM

Executive Director   


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The Oklahoma Psychological Association's mission is to promote human welfare in Oklahoma by advancing psychology as a science and profession

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(405) 664-0270
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Norman, OK 74070

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