Mindful Democracy: A Message from NCPA President,
Dr. Nancy Laney

Dear NCPA Colleagues,  

As I watched yesterday’s events unfold in the democratic seat of our nation, I felt it vital for all of us to meditate on the principles of our Ethics Code. As we strive “to respect and protect civil and human rights”:  may we continue to ground our words and work in fact and science; may we find resolutions that do not verbally or physically harm others where conflict may arise; may we treat all human beings justly regardless of age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, socioeconomic status and/or political affiliation; and may our psychological work continue to be a bastion of “helping the public in developing informed judgments and choices concerning human behavior.” 

I hope that you find the resources below helpful should you need them. 

NCPA Colleague Assistance: https://www.ncpsychology.org/colleague-assistance-helpline 

From APA: Healing the Political Divide  

In solidarity, safety, and peace, 

Nancy Laney, PhD
NCPA President, 2020-2021




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SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, February 20, 2021

Join NCPA for a Category A 3-hour CE event at 9am for a discussion of Telepsychology. Followed by a Category A 3-hour CE event discussing of Hot Topics Related to COVID-19 and Mental Heath. Details to come soon. 

BCBSNC Removes Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing from Prior Authorization

Effective November 1, 2020, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has removed psychological and neuropsychological testing from prior plan approval (PPA). PPA will no longer be required for psychological and neuropsychological testing. This change aims to help reduce provider administrative time and allow for continued access to medically necessary services. Click Here for more details.

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Thank you to NCPA leaders and the Insurance Committee for their tireless efforts in making our collective voice heard in this tremendous victory. NCPA advocates for psychologists, offers defense and solidarity, tells the truth freely, and places value on ourselves when no one else will do so. 

Take pride, and tell friends about this courageous fighting formation for our profession!

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