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About Psychology

Psychology is the study of the mind, human experience and behavior. Psychologists spend an average of 7.2 years, in addition to their undergraduate college degree, in education and training. Psychologists are trained to help people cope more effectively with life problems, using techniques based on best available research and their clinical skills and experience, and taking into account the person's unique values, goals and circumstances.OPA would like to thank the American Psychological Association for their contributions and information on this page. To learn more about what a psychologist does and how to work with them, click here.

Current Topics

Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

 

Does Your Insurance Cover Mental Health Services?

Mind/Body Health Interaction

 

Getting a Good Night's Sleep:  How Psychologists Help with Insomnia

Managing Your Stress in Tough Economic Times


Media Contact List

If you are wanting to contact a psychologist for their perspective on a news story, please access our media contact list by clicking here. We have several members covering a wide variety of topics that are willing to discuss these topics with the media.

Disclaimer: This list is composed of psychologists who are members of the Oregon Psychological Association (OPA) and who have volunteered to speak with the media in their stated areas of expertise.The opinions expressed by these members do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Oregon Psychological Association.Responsibility for comments made to the media rests with the individual alone.If you are interested in a formal position statement of the Oregon Psychological Association regarding a particular issue, please contact the OPA office at 503-253-9155 (toll free at 800-541-9798) or via email: info@opa.org.

General Topics

What is a Psychologist? Find a Psychologist
Insurance Information APA Psychology Help Center

 

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