• Professional Development

    Professional Development

    One of our primary goals is to remain THE premier provider of training to North Texas mental health professionals! DPA now provides professional development/CE for Texas psychologists, counselors, social workers, and LMFTs. Read More
  • Social/Networking Events

    Social/Networking Events

    Be our guest... In addition to our standard events, the fall, winter, and spring socials, DPA hosts casual monthly gatherings, where members can enjoy getting to know each other better, thus increasing our sense of connection and community. Read More
  • DPA 365

    DPA 365

    DPA's "365 Initiative" adds value to your membership, allowing members to join or renew at will. DPA provides benefits year round, and membership remains active for 365 days from the time a member joins or renews! Read More
  • Board/Legislative Updates

    Board/Legislative Updates

    We encourage you to review our Board and Legislative Update article, covering new rules related to continuing education, records retention, and the long-awaited AG's opinion on sexual abuse reporting requirements. Read More
  • Community Service

    Community Service

    DPA's 2014 Pam Blumenthal Community Service Award honors Alley’s House, an organization that empowers teen mothers and their children to achieve independence through support services, education and mentoring. Read More
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Dallas Psychological Association Membership Drive

DPA invites you to join or renew today using our improved online membership system. As part of DPA's "365 Initiative," members benefit from programming throughout the year. Membership remains active for 365 days! Returning members please log into the site before renewing.

Newsflash Item

Congrats to Division 42: APA Div 42 - Psychologists in Independent Practice - Releases Talk to a Psychologist YouTube Video!

 


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Mental Health News

  • Brain guides body much sooner than previously believed
    The brain plays an active role much earlier than previously thought. Long before movement or other behaviors occur, the nascent brain of an embryonic frog instructs normal muscle and nerve patterning and protects the embryo from agents that cause developmental defects. In addition to identifying these essential functions for the first time, researchers successfully rescued defects caused by lack of a brain by using widely available, human-approved drugs.
  • A brain-system that builds confidence in what we see, hear and touch
    A series of experiments provide conclusive evidence that the brain uses a single mechanism (supramodality) to estimate confidence in different senses such as audition, touch, or vision.
  • Stimuli fading away en route to consciousness
    Whether or not we consciously perceive the stimuli projected onto our retina is decided in our brain. A recent study shows how some signals dissipate along the processing path to conscious perception. This process begins at rather late stages of signal processing. By contrast, in earlier stages there is hardly any difference in the reaction of neurons to conscious and unconscious stimuli.

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Frisco, TX, 75034

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