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SFPA Mission


Creating a community for psychologists and opportunities for professional growth. SFPA has created an engaging and supportive community for all psychologists who work or live in San Francisco. SFPA members exchange knowledge and ideas, obtain consultation on ethical and business issues, and learn about professional and educational opportunities. SFPA provides networking and referral opportunities through our meetings, CE courses, events, and our SFPA Psychologist Locator Service. In all of our activities we have a committed and continued interest in supporting diversity in our membership, leadership, and educational offerings. 

Giving back to our broader community. SFPA is committed to contributing to the citizens of San Francisco. Our members offer their knowledge and services through a variety of our public service programs including our speakers bureau, public education and outreach, student mentorship program, and pro-bono mental health services during disasters. 

Advocating for quality mental healthcare for all. SFPA members work with the California Psychological Association and the California State Legislature to promote mental health and substance use programs and quality mental healthcare for all individuals. We also work to ensure that psychologists can provide that quality, culturally sensitive care within their full scope of practice.

Cultivating the future generation of psychologists. SFPA is dedicated to supporting the individuals who form the future of our profession: the psychology graduate students and early career psychologists. Members can join our student mentorship program, and students can join our vibrant sister organization, the San Francisco Psychological Association of Graduate Students (SFPAGS).


SFPA BYLAWS

2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS & COMMITTEE CHAIRS
President
Charles Filanosky, Ph.D.


President-Elect
Robert Buonfiglio , Ph.D.
 

Past President
Jacob L. Kaminker, Ph.D.

Secretary
Susana Scotti, Ph.D.

Treasurer
Anja Schmitz, Ph.D

Members-at-Large
Ann Tran, Ph.D.
Pearl Werfel, Ph.D.
Bruce F. Pither, Ph.D.
Marilyn Lindsey, Ph.D.


Local Advocacy Network Coordinator
Akiko Kaji, Ph.D.

CE Chair
open position

Early Career in Psychology Co-Chairs
Katy Lonergan, Ph.D.
Kathryn Kimball, Ph.D.


Ethics Chair
Shawn McCall, Psy.D.

Education and Public Information Chair
Charlotte Tilson, Psy.D.

Disaster Response Chair
Loren Krane, Ph.D.

Membership Chair
Elissa J. Woodruff, Ph.D.

Marketing Chair
open position 

CPA Representative
open position
Alternate CPA Representative
open position

Newsletter Editor
open position 

Managing Editor
open position 

Web Chair
open position


NON VOTING ROLES

CARE Chair
Ilene Serlin, Ph.D.

Diversity Chair
Shilpa Reddy

Communications Officer
Kira L. Hoffman, Psy.D.  

Child Custody Best Practices
Megan Lehmer, Ph.D.

STUDENT ASSOCIATION LEADERS

SFPAGS Chair

open position 
   SFPAGS Chair-Elect
   Kayla Breslin

   SFPAGS Past Chair

   Asha Wilkus-Stone, M.A.

   TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS
   Administrative Assistant
   Annette Taylor