No Surprises Act - Information for MPA members

Check out the MPA No Surprises Act page on the website for updated information on the new federal law, the No Surprises Act of 2021 which went into effect on January 1, 2022. We've included recent Q&As from Paul Berman. 

No Surprises Act web page


Need a 3-hour CE Course? Check out MPA's next workshop: Virtual Play Therapy

Rachel Altvater, Psy.D.

January 28th, 2022 9:00 am - 12:20 pm

3 CE Credits

Online via Zoom

The coronavirus pandemic forced thousands of child and adolescent psychologists to rapidly adjust their practice overnight. Virtual play therapy became a universal therapeutic go-to to maintain a supportive and healing therapeutic space during an unprecedented time. Since this method of service delivery remains in its infancy stage, many psychologists would benefit from additional guidance to navigate this modern play therapy platform competently and ethically. This workshop will serve as a guide for psychologists to creatively implement digital interventions based on their chosen clinical approach. Psychologists will be encouraged to identify their core theoretical foundation to assist with conceptualization of problem behaviors and choice of appropriate virtual play therapy interventions. Psychologists will also learn how to implement online, digital interventions to traditional, in-person playrooms to meet the modern child where they are in a digital era. Ethical considerations, diversity factors, and limitations will also be explored.

 After attending this workshop, attendees will be able to 

  • Apply clinically sound virtual play therapy interventions based on theoretical framework and client problem behavior 
  • Identify two diversity factors and two ethical considerations when navigating the virtual play therapy platform
  • Demonstrate application of digital tools via virtual play therapy and transition of these interventions back to in-office therapy sessions







Proposed Revisions to Maryland Psychological Association Bylaws

Every five years, the Maryland Psychological Association conducts a review of its Bylaws. We are coming to the membership with proposed changes for the 2022-2023 Membership Year which begins on September 1, 2022. Please read through them carefully and make your selection. The vote on these proposed bylaws changes will be open until Monday, January 31, 2022.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact MPA at [email protected]g. Thank you in advance for participating in this important initiative.




The Maryland Psychological Association

Founded in 1956, the Maryland Psychological Association (MPA) is the statewide professional membership association for psychologists, psych associates and other mental health professionals in the state. Our mission is to support the advancement of the science and practice of psychology for the health and welfare of the public. MPA is governed by its members through the Board of Directors, which consists of elected officers and committee chairs appointed by MPA Executive Committee. The Board of Directors meets monthly from September – June to set policy for the Association. Members of the Board of Directors can be reached through the Association office. MPA is not a chapter of the American Psychological Association (APA). However, MPA maintains a collaborative relationship with APA. 

Need information on licensure in Maryland? Please contact the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists

For those looking for a psychologist in Maryland, search MPA’s online referral service for a psychologist in your area.