An Experience at the 2015 APA State Leadership Conference

Here is a write-up I did for a colleague on my experience at this year’s APA State Leadership Conference.  She has a blog for Early Career Psychologists (ECPs): http://www.ecpproject.com.  My article may appear there, but  I thought I would still share it here. Stoking the Fire: My First APA State Leadership Conference Jesse D. Matthews,Continue reading “An Experience at the 2015 APA State Leadership Conference”

The Top 10 Reasons to Join the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) as an Early Career Psychologist

I have been involved in my professional organizations, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) and the American Psychological Association (APA) since graduate school.  For me it’s important for a lot of reasons- networking, mentorship, advocating for important issues, and helping to advance my profession.  I have also held leadership positions in these organizations, which is something IContinue reading “The Top 10 Reasons to Join the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) as an Early Career Psychologist”

On December 1st I’m Skateboarding 100 Miles to Raise Money for a Skatepark!

On Saturday December 1st a long-time friend, Wesley Terry, and I will be riding our skateboards 100 miles. Why would we do this? Can we do it? I don’t know, but we’re going to try. In 2009 we formed the Downingtown Skatepark Organization, a non-profit group out of Downingtown, Pennsylvania designed to advocate and fundraiseContinue reading “On December 1st I’m Skateboarding 100 Miles to Raise Money for a Skatepark!”

Advocating for Action Sports

Those who know me know that I have been skateboarding for many years.  And for the past three years I have served on the board of a nonprofit organization called the Downingtown Skatepark Organization.  Our goal has been to advocate for the local action sports community and to fundraise for an open-access concrete skatepark to beContinue reading “Advocating for Action Sports”

“Will Work for Education”

As I was painting a neighbor’s house recently and was talking to another about some painting she needed to have done- and thinking about my upcoming graduation, I was reminded of an article I was interviewed for in 2010.  The article was entitled, “Will Work for Education“, published in the November 2010 issue of gradPsych.  ThisContinue reading ““Will Work for Education””

Psychological News You Can Use

The Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) distributes a monthly E-newsletter designed for members of the public on common and current psychological issues.  I think it’s very good, and in my work I have forwarded it to parents and clients, encouraging them to sign up if they found it to be useful.  It’s generally a short read butContinue reading “Psychological News You Can Use”

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