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OPA Welcomes Jared L. Skillings, PhD, ABPP - APA Chief of Professional Practice

Tuesday, February 12, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Karen Hardin
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Join us as we welcome Dr. Jared L. Skillings, Chief of Professional Practice of the American Psychological Association, to OPA’s Annual Convention, “Working Together to Build a Culture of Understanding,” being held on April 24-26 at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus.

Dr. Skilings will be presenting our keynote address “Welcome to the New Age: How to Prepare for the Future of Psychology Practice” beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24. Later that day, he will also be participating in the “Promoting Civil Discourse and Conflict Resolution” workshop from 2:15 -5:30 p.m.

Jared L. Skillings, PhD, ABPP is chief of professional practice for the American Psychological Association. He leads the association’s efforts to promote the practice of psychology and advocates for practicing psychologists through federal and state legislative advocacy, legal and regulatory initiatives and public education. Skillings’ prior experience includes leadership roles within large group practice settings and complex integrated health systems. He served as chief of psychology at Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids where he led behavioral health strategy, program and talent development, clinical access, quality and safety, financial management, and system integration. Under his leadership behavioral health growth rose from five to 57 providers (including 31 psychologists), and psychology integration with many medical services. Skillings facilitated full medical staff privileges for psychologists and physician status for employment contracting and benefits. In 2015 Skillings became the first early-career psychologist in the U.S. to be triple board-certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in clinical psychology, clinical health psychology and behavioral and cognitive psychology. He has served as chair or president of four independent psychology governance organizations, including 2018 president of the Michigan Psychological Association; 2017-18 chair of the ABPP Council of Presidents of Psychology Specialty Academies; 2017 chair of the APA’s Board of Professional Affairs; and 2016 president of the American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology.

Online registration is now open. Register on or before April 6 and save $40 with the Early Bird discount! (If registering online is not for you, click here to download the brochure.) 

OPA’s 2019 Convention provides the perfect opportunity for you to meet your CE requirements for the biennium. The 3-Day All Inclusive Convention Package offers 21 CE credits and includes all breakfasts, lunches, breaks, refreshments and receptions. Plus, a promotional code good for up to 2 CE credits of OPA Webinars allows you to secure your entire biennium’s worth of 23 credits.  

If you can’t join us for all 3 days, check out our 1 and 2-Day All Inclusive Packages. We hope you will take advantage of these enhanced discounted packages!

Visit OPA’s website for all the convention information you need, from workshop descriptions to hotel information. 

Contact Karen Hardin, Director of Education and Communication, or call the OPA office at 614-224-0034 with any questions.

We hope to see you there!