• 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

  • Direct link between REM sleep loss, desire for sugary and fatty foods discovered
    A new method has been used by researchers to produce REM sleep loss in mice along with a chemical-genetic technique to block prefrontal cortex neurons and the behaviors they mediate. As a result, the researchers discovered that inhibiting these neurons reversed the effect of REM sleep loss on sucrose consumption while having no effect on fat consumption.
  • Brain blocks new memory formation on waking to safeguard consolidation of existing memories
    During consolidation, the brain produces new proteins that strengthen fragile memory traces. However, if a new experience occurs while an existing memory trace is being consolidated, the new stimuli could disrupt the consolidation process. Some memory consolidation occurs while we are asleep. But what happens if we wake up during consolidation? How does the brain prevent events that occur just after awakening from interrupting the consolidation process? Researchers have the answer.
  • Speed data for the brain's navigation system
    In order to guide us accurately through space, the brain needs a 'sense' of the speed of our movement. But how do such stimuli actually reach the brain? Researchers have now identified a signal pathway in mice that feeds speed information directly into the brain's navigation system.

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