Knoxville Area Psychological Association

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The Knoxville Area Psychological Association (KAPA) is a regional affiliate of the Tennessee Psychological Association. As an organization, our mission is to advance psychology as a profession and a science, to promote the mental health of our community, and to further the education of its members by offering continuing education.

Member Benefits

  Stay up to date with scientific advancements of psychology through web articles and continuing education presentations.

  Partner with your peers in our active community to coordinate patient care and about research and professional opportunities.

  Enjoy discounts to attend the 25th Fall Psychiatric Symposium of the Mental Health Association of East Tennessee.

  When available, meals for KAPA Continuing Education presentations are offered at no additional charge.

  Come see friends and connect!


Upcoming Continuing Education Presentations:


Borderline Personality Disorder: A Conceptual Framework and

Implications for Treatment

Monica Johnson, PsyD

Kind Mind Psychology (New York, New York)


This program is presented at the post-doctoral introductory level. The program's content is designed for psychologists who may have little or no background in the content area but who can become acquainted with the theoretical underpinnings, principles, methods, and perspectives of the content area.

KAPA, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy, presents a special Continuing Education/Training opportunity 

on October 5-6, 2021 via WebEx

Topics will include: 

Assessing the Threat of Extremist Violence: the TRAP-18

Responding to Alcohol Incidents and Issues

Caring for the Caregivers / Preventing Burning

This training will be FREE to KAPA members and up to 8 CE credits will be available.

Please contact [email protected] for more information and to register. 

From the Tennessee


"Limited" State of Emergency related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic extended to October 5, 2021 

Dear Health Care Practitioner: 
On August 6, the Governor issued Executive Order No. 83,  An Order to Facilitate the Continued Response to Covid-19.
The order allows the continued suspension of various laws and regulations and other measures to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19. 
EO 83 and previous Executive Orders can be found here.

The Tennessee Department of Health, Office of the Commissioner Policy No. 21-1, which continues the suspension of auditing of the in-person component of continuing education requirements is also extended through December 31, 2021.

Health Related Boards

Mental health professionals are the ones taking care of us: Who’s taking care of them?

USA TODAY spoke with half a dozen mental health workers who told us the pandemic has been the most challenging year of their professional lives.

Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY