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Civic Engagement of Iowa Psychologists
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST
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Civic Engagement of Iowa Psychologists
February 19, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Purdue University Global - Des Moines, Room D
4655 121st St, Urbandale, IA 50323

This salon will inform psychologists of the importance and professional scope of civic engagement. IPA psychologists will tell of their experiences in this area, provide tips, and detail what drew them to advocate for psychology in order to benefit society and improve people’s lives. Attendees will learn more about IPA’s advocacy agenda, progress made, and challenges ahead. Skills and resources beneficial to psychologists interested in civic engagement will round out the salon and there will be opportunities to ask questions of the speakers - IPA lobbyist and IPA State Advocacy Chair. This salon training will provide a good primer (or refresher) for anyone new to meeting with legislators or public officials and all attendees are encouraged to join IPA the following morning (Feb 20) for the IPA Legislative Breakfast at the Iowa Capitol.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify civic engagement as a professional role of psychologists
  • Appreciate ethical considerations of civic engagement
  • Understand the broad scope and avenues of advocacy and civic engagement
  • Learn about IPA’s advocacy agenda and prepare to discuss key points with stakeholders
  • Develop increased self-efficacy for civic engagement

Presenter Bio
Dr. Paul Ascheman (IPA State Advocacy Chair) and Amy Campbell (IPA lobbyist) have years of experience advocating on behalf of the profession and persons-served.


Contact: [email protected]