Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Welcome to the 2022-2023 Membership year!
We appreciate your choosing to support NCPA, and we hope you'll find us supportive, too. We're delighted that Trustees Ron Smith and Dottie Ahl have sparked interest among those currently working as School Psychologists. Many of us in NCPA found our voices in the school communities and continue to be warmly engaged by issues in that arena. Those of us doing clinical work know you, like us, are often busy and distracted, but we do try to respond to your questions or concerns about the nitty-gritty issues we may encounter in our offices. Or perhaps you newer psychologists would like to have a chance to process or normalize your own concerns or frustrations with your work or your families. Working as psychologists too often feels lonely and isolating, and connecting warmly with other professionals can humanize and ground us.
I find myself wistful for the "olden days" when we had the time, opportunity, and resources to gather in-person, perhaps even to meet one another's families, to turn professional events into social gatherings. NCPA helped me forge meaningful friendships with many of our now long-term members. While we may not have connected with one another in a very long time, just seeing their names on our membership list makes me smile.
We do hope you'll drop in to one of our Breakfast with the Board Sunday morning meetings on Zoom. We're a friendly bunch and we'd love to get to know you better and to give you a chance to meet one another, albeit remotely.
Our next Zoom Breakfast with the Board will take place at 10 AM on December 4, 2022. I'll be sending you a Zoom link on the listserv closer to that date, but please do save the date.
We'd love to have you join us!
With my very best wishes for a fulfilling and productive membership year,
Maxine Marcus, Ph.D.