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Monday, May 18, 2020
COVID-19 and the Iceberg of Hidden Trauma »
In this ten-minute video developed for Psychiatric Times , WPA member Dr Steve Moffic addresses some of the psychologic...
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Joint Commission Statement on Removing Barriers to Mental Health Care for Clinicians , Staff »
The Joint Commission released a statement that supports "the removal of any barriers that inhibit clinicians and health ca...
Monday, May 11, 2020
Milwaukee County sees increase in mental health emergency calls »
May 8, Wisconsin Health News Milwaukee County is seeing an increase in mental health emergency calls as the COVID-19 p...
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Telehealth Update: CMS Increases Telehealth Access via Phones »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is now allowing certain services to be provided via telephone. APA is...
Monday, May 4, 2020
Evers seeks to make Wisconsin a top state for COVID-19 testing »
Gov. Tony Evers announced a plan Monday to make Wisconsin one of the top states for COVID-19 testing per capita. ...

WPA News
Monday, May 18, 2020
President's Message, May 2020 »
John Schneider, MD, FAPA WPA President, 2019-2021 Dear Colleagues, Thanks to all who participated in our first vi...
Thursday, March 19, 2020
President's Message, March 2020 »
John Schneider, MD, FAPA WPA President Dear WPA Members, We are acutely aware of the effects the COVID-19 pan...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
WPA President's Message, February 2020 »
John Schneider, MD, FAPA When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we...
Friday, January 24, 2020
WPA President's Message, January 2020 »
John Schneider, MD, FAPA Happy New Year.  In addition to the transit of the occidental calendar, the Year of t...
Thursday, December 12, 2019
President's Message, December 2019 »
John Schneider, MD As we rapidly approach the Winter Solstice, or the day the “Sun stands still” before the “return of...

Legislative & Policy Updates
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Governor Releases COVID-19 Legislation »
Governor Evers released a 65-page draft piece of  legislation  and a  draft joint resolution  on Satur...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Temporary Changes to Telehealth Policy and Clarifications for Behavioral Health »
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, ForwardHealth is temporarily changing certain policy requirements for services deliv...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Physician CME and Licensing Requirements »
Having trouble obtaining CME credits for licensure due to the COVID-19 pandemic? The Wisconsin Department of Safety and...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Temporary License of Physicians in WI »
It is the position of the Wisconsin Department Safety and Professional Services that under the Emergency Management powers...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Wisconsin Telehealth Services in Response to COVID-19 »
AJ Wilson, Greg Hubbard, Ramie Zelenkova Hubbard Wilson Zelenkova, Lobbyinig & Legislative Services Firm for WPA...

APA News
Monday, June 1, 2020
Financial Impact on your Practice, New Resources & CMS Deadline »
A COVID-19 message from APA Leadership Recent developments related to coronavirus may require your attention or be of...
Monday, June 1, 2020
Advocate for Emergency Behavioral Health Funding »
The COVID-19 crisis is forcing many local mental health and addiction organizations to lay off staff and consider whether...
Monday, June 1, 2020
Practice Management Helpline »
WPA/APA members have access to APA's Practice Management HelpLine to assist with practice management needs. Help is av...
Monday, June 1, 2020
APA June 2020 Course of the Month »
June Course of the Month Addressing Substance Use Disorders in the Context of Sexual and Gender Diversity Lesbian,...
Monday, May 11, 2020
APA Survey on Telehealth »
Many telehealth regulations have been temporarily lifted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help APA understand the implicat...

Members in the News
Thursday, March 26, 2020
WPA Leader Erica Larson Elected to New Leadership Roles »
WPA congratulates Executive Council member Erica Larson, DO for her newly-elected leadership roles at the state and nation...
Friday, February 28, 2020
Moffic editor of newly published book on Anti-Semitism and Psychiatry »
WPA member H. Steven Moffic, MD, editor of  Anti-Semitism and Psychiatry , shared news that the book has been publish...
Monday, December 30, 2019
WPA Members Achieve Fellow Status »
The Wisconsin Psychiatric Association congratulates five members who recently achieved Fellow status with the American Psy...
Monday, December 30, 2019
Eight WPA Members Advance to Distinguished Fellow Status »
The American Psychiatric Association recently announced the latest group of members to have been approved for advancement...