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The APA Public Education Campaign
"For a Healthy Mind and Body, Talk to a Psychologist”
FPA members are spreading the word: "For a Healthy Mind and Body, Talk to a Psychologist” as part of the American Psychological Association Public Education Campaign. Because sometimes, you may face overwhelming feelings or serious illness. A psychologist can help.
FPA members have participated in health fairs, spoken to reporters and given presentations all over the state about this important topic.
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What is the APA Public Education Campaign?
The American Psychological Association launched its first public education campaign in 1996 to communicate the value of psychology to the public and provide them with information about when and how to seek help. It is based on a grassroots model with messages carried out by APA members at the local level and has proven to be an effective tool for increasing the visibility of psychologists in their communities.
The campaign messages cover a range of topics:
Chair of the Public Education Campaign Committee
Laura Cohen, PhD
A MODEL MEETING FOR MEDIA OUTLETS
Oregon Psychological Association Public Education Committee uses the following format:
They often need turn-around on the same day when they call. Making yourself available for a quick interview at lunch often works, as they typically only need a few minutes of your time.
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