Government Affairs

Government Affairs

  • The Policy Initiative addresses the lack of support for psychotherapy in our professional organizations and governmental bodies. We have worked in partnership with the “New Jersey 6” group of psychologists to protest APA’s guidelines project and circulate a petition in support of this protest; to educate legislators regarding their well-intentioned but impulsive objection to McCance-Katz’s decision to suspend updates to the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices; to educate lawmakers about the multiple and serious threats to talk therapy.
  • PsiAN participates in Illinois’ Mental Health Summit in order to create a voice for psychotherapy in state-level legislation. PsiAN is also an Affiliate Member of the Mental Health Liaison Group, a national advocacy organization.
  • The Insurance Initiative pressures insurers not only to support psychotherapy as an effective and cost-effective modality, but to highlight psychotherapy in their marketing and guidance functions around mental health care.