• Professional Development

    Professional Development

    One of our primary goals is to remain THE premier provider of training to North Texas mental health professionals! DPA now provides professional development/CE for Texas psychologists, counselors, social workers, and LMFTs. Read More
  • Social/Networking Events

    Social/Networking Events

    Be our guest... In addition to our standard events, the fall, winter, and spring socials, DPA hosts casual monthly gatherings, where members can enjoy getting to know each other better, thus increasing our sense of connection and community. Read More
  • DPA 365

    DPA 365

    DPA's "365 Initiative" adds value to your membership, allowing members to join or renew at will. DPA provides benefits year round, and membership remains active for 365 days from the time a member joins or renews! Read More
  • Board/Legislative Updates

    Board/Legislative Updates

    We encourage you to review our Board and Legislative Update article, covering new rules related to continuing education, records retention, and the long-awaited AG's opinion on sexual abuse reporting requirements. Read More
  • Community Service

    Community Service

    DPA's 2014 Pam Blumenthal Community Service Award honors Alley’s House, an organization that empowers teen mothers and their children to achieve independence through support services, education and mentoring. Read More
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Dallas Psychological Association Membership Drive

DPA invites you to join or renew today using our improved online membership system. As part of DPA's "365 Initiative," members benefit from programming throughout the year. Membership remains active for 365 days! Returning members please log into the site before renewing.

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Congrats to Division 42: APA Div 42 - Psychologists in Independent Practice - Releases Talk to a Psychologist YouTube Video!

 


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Mental Health News

  • Can a brain scan early in a period of stress predict eventual memory loss?
    New research shows that even a brief period of stress -- as few as three days -- can cause the hippocampus to start shrinking. This shrinking of the hippocampus -- a change in the brain's structure -- actually precedes the onset of a change in behavior, namely, the loss of memory.
  • Study compares cognitive outcomes for treatments of brain lesions
    Among patients with one to three brain metastases, the use of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) alone, compared with SRS combined with whole brain radiotherapy, resulted in less cognitive deterioration at three months, according to a study.
  • From vision to hand action: Neuroscientists decipher how our brain controls grasping movements
    Our hands are highly developed grasping organs that are in continuous use. Long before we stir our first cup of coffee in the morning, our hands have executed a multitude of grasps. Directing a pen between our thumb and index finger over a piece of paper with absolute precision appears as easy as catching a ball or operating a doorknob. Now neuroscientists have studied how the brain controls the different grasping movements. In their research with rhesus macaques, it was found that the three brain areas that are responsible for planning and executing hand movements, perform different tasks within their neural network.

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