CPA Speakers Bureau
Psychologists listed on the CPA speakers' bureau are willing to speak to the media on behalf of psychology and CPA. Speaking to the public about the work you perform will increase public understanding of psychological services and mental health issues overall--and such appearances often result in referrals. Your expertise is of interest to the media and the public-at-large and can serve to create a positive identity for the profession of psychology. A speaker's bureau is a link to your community.
A year-long survey commissioned by the American Psychological Association (APA) of consumers and psychologists has identified and confirmed that the public desires more information about how and when to access psychological services, particularly when facing job stress, difficult family matters, and chronic illness.
It is time for psychologists to "tell their story," and share their expertise with the public. When a newspaper, radio, or television station contacts CPA for information about psychological services, an expert opinion, or commentary, CPA will be able to respond quickly by providing the names of several CPA members. It is important you give us information so that you can easily be reached, as reporters are usually on very tight deadlines. You will never be expected to speak if you don't want to.
We also use our Speakers Bureau to respond to requests from community and business groups, state legislative offices, or the courts regarding individuals with a particular area of expertise.
The speakers' bureau serves as a resource for the statewide media and serves to position CPA members as major California mental health resources.