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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 our 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 26th 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:

Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 6:30-8:00 p.m. via Zoom 


  • KAPA Member - included with membership
  • Non-Member Psychologist – $20.00
  • Non-Psychologist Guest – $20.00
  • Student - $0.00 (during the 2023 program year)

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.

Zanned Rodriguez 

receives the

Ted Jones Excellence in Professional Psychology Award 

Zanned Rodriguez is a first-generation student pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at UTK. She graduated Cum Laude with a B.S in Psychology from Florida State University in 2019. She also holds a minor in Child Development and a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Certificate. Prior to graduate school, she worked at the Florida Center for Reading Research, at Florida State University, and at the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development. Since arriving at UTK, she sought opportunities to enhance her clinical training and provide clinical services to underserved populations. She is currently involved in two research programs: Imagining Possibilities and Strengthening Underserved Communities by Cultivating Engagement and Supporting Scholars. Zanned believes that the family is the nucleus of society and that we can mitigate the development of mental illness later in life if we attempt to understand problems at an early stage and provide evidence-based and culturally-informed interventions. As a future clinical psychologist, Zanned aspires to provide underserved families with the resources needed to overcome stressful or traumatic experiences.

KAPA funding will be used to support Zanned's training in Culturally Modified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).  She will attend a four-part virtual training that provides an overview of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as cultural enhancements to TF-CBT for Hispanic children and families, screening and assessment in TF-CBT, instruction and practice on how to implement the treatment components, and strategies for recognizing and addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress. 

Congratulations, Zanned!

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Rebecca Skadberg, M.A., M.B.A.

Ten Questions with Rebecca

Become a Red Cross Mental Health Volunteer Today!

What does a Disaster Mental Health team do?

  • respond to the immediate emotional distress and psychosocial needs of those affected by disaster and Red Cross disaster responders
  • supplement local mental health resources during times of disaster
  • support the community in building resilience

Where do Disaster Mental Health volunteers work?

  • at home – Supporting those affected by disaster via telephone or “on call”
  • at Red Cross offices
  • at shelter or service centers (established temporarily in community settings)

Who can be a Disaster Mental Health team member?

Mental Health Professionals with:

    • a Master’s Degree AND
    • a current license or certification in any US State or Territory
  • psychologist
  • professional counselor
  • marriage and family therapist
  • school psychologist or school counselor
  • recently retired mental health professionals (within the last 5 years)

To learn more, visit


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Suite South 490
Knoxville, TN, 37919

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