Missouri NAPPP

Missouri NAPPP

Missouri NAPPP

This site is the official site of the Missouri affiliate of the National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers.

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Mission Statement

MoNAPPP Organizational Structure:

MoNAPPP is a state chapter of NAPPP and is therefore made up of members of NAPPP who also register as Mo psychologists. We seek to support the NAPPP national goals while bringing together a network of Mo psychologist practitioners who are dedicated to collective endeavors to defend and expand the practice
of psychology in the healthcare industry.

We are not in competition with the state psychological association and support its PAC and practitioner oriented goals. Many of our members are members of the state psychological association, though that is not a requirement of membership in MoNAPPP. MoNAPPP simply does not have to dilute its focus to serving all the competing interests of the different varieties of psychologists and different sub industries within psychology in general. Members of APS are not eligible for MoNAPPP membership since this would represent a conflict of interest and might dilute our focus on defending and expanding psychology healthcare practice.

Like NAPPP, MoNAPPP will not commit or waste precious and scare resources on conventions, poster sessions, paid staff, buildings and overhead, parties and extravagant expense accounts and functions for Board or committee members, or the costs of constant politicking and political elections. We are a volunteer and leadership organization that prides ourselves in using our resources to defend and expand practice. Our Board and leadership emerge as people whocontribute their time and money and accomplish things that make their leadership and ascendancy to volunteerism and leadership obviated. All strong, effective, productive, and hard working leaders who pitch in and help accomplish defense or expansion of practice are welcome. We particularly want early career practitioners who desire to be mentored and to become the next generation’s practice leaders.

Cost of Membership:

Through the generosity of NAPPP, the MoNAPPP member must only pay their NAPPP dues and express an interest by registering as a MoNAPPP member at the NAPPP MoNAPPP website. Through a revenue sharing agreement, a part of your NAPPP dues will be shared with MoNAPPP. Your cost of NAPPP membership is erased by the free APA CEs available to NAPPP and MoNAPPP members, making your membership in both organizations functionally free. You get NAPPP and MoNAPPP membership, and when you use a couple of the free CE packages (required for licensure and recertification in specialties and for continued participation with some payer sources) you have obviated the costs of membership by shifting your CE work to our organization for the year. WHAT AN INTELLIGENT WAY TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT PRACTICE AND PRACTITIONERS!

MO Psychology Practitioners

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MoNAPPP has a registered PAC (Mo Psychology Practitioners PAC-contact persons Dr. Morris (cmhcjerry@sbcglobal.net), Dr. O’Brien (raymondobrien@hotmail.com ), and Dr. Ward Lawson (lawsonwm@hotmail.com ). Our PAC uses 100% of our funds for political giving directly to legislators. No big PAC Board expense accounts, no overhead, no parties for psychologists exist-ALL ACTION THAT HELPS OUR LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT REGULATORY AGENDA!

Grass Roots Network:

MoNAPPP keeps an email communication system through which psychologists are kept abreast of practice expansion and defense opportunities and through which we target key legislators and districts.


MoNAPPP has a quarterly newsletter that provides in-depth information about what is going on in practice nationally and in the state.

Candidate Development and Support:

NAPPP and MoNAPPP develop and support practitioner leader candidates in other psychological associations who will stand up for practice expansion and defense and who will collaborate with all practitioner organizations and interests.

Resource Monitoring and Watch:

NAPPP and MoNAPPP with track resources of practitioner associations and organizations and will make the practice community aware of how they are being used. When practice organizations are not investing the bulk of their resources for practice defense or expansion, NAPPP and MoNAPPP will bring this to the attention of the practice community and will advocate for more industry specific investments of resources.

Cohesion, Intensity of Focus, and Clarity of Mission:

Harmony being the essence of any order, MoNAPPP will attempt to achieve harmony and clarity of focus by not trying to serve everyone and every kind of psychologist. We will not be diluted in a way that makes us serve multiple masters or confused and paralyzed. We are by, for, and fiercely focused on defending and expanding practice for practitioners. That is all! We make no apologies for refusing to lose focus on WHAT IS GOOD FOR PRACTICE and attempting to balance and serve sub industries in psychology or sub groups within the practice community. There is only PRACTICE AND PRACTITIONERS in MoNAPPP! Nothing else will become our focus and we will not be seduced into the fractionation and competing interests of factions!

What is a Practitioner?

A practitioner is someone who gets the substantial portion of their income from the delivery of healthcare services. They may be in private fee for service practice, work for a state hospital, work for a governmental agency delivering healthcare, work in a University, Dental, or Medical School setting on a contract that pays them for healthcare services delivered supplemented by some salary for teaching, or they may work in the administration of a healthcare agency or service that directly treats patients. However, they must subscribe to a professional identity of a practitioner and support practitioner goals and allegiances. They must not be confused or politicized to the point that they attempt to have split identity and to be torn and serving multiple and sometimes competing industries within psychology. Where such conflicts of interest exist, the practitioner eradicates them where possible so that they may have clarity of professional identity and focus. In this sense, we are similar to APS, but for practitioners rather than scientists.