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Welcome to the Utah Psychological Association! We are dedicated to supporting and advancing the field of psychology in our state.

The Utah Psychological Association assists its members of approximately 300 psychologists, psychology researchers, graduate students of psychology, and high school teachers of psychology in the mission to advance psychology as a science and as a profession.

We also welcome non-members and the public to take advantage of our resources, including our "Find a Psychologist" directory

UPA's First Podcast!

Navigating the Holiday Stress with Grace and Mental Wellbeing: Join the Utah Psychological Association's Premiere Podcast

As the holiday season approaches, many of us look forward to spending time with loved ones, indulging in festive traditions, and creating cherished memories. However, the holidays can also bring about stress, anxiety, and emotional challenges.

To help you navigate this sometimes-tricky time of year, the Utah Psychological Association (UPA) is excited to launch its first-ever podcast, featuring UPA Board Members Dr. Deb Desorbo and Armando Martinez. In this insightful and engaging conversation, Dr. Desorbo and Martinez share their expert tips and reflections on how to approach the holidays with grace, resilience, and mental wellbeing.

During this premiere podcast episode, you'll gain valuable insights on:

  • Planning ahead to keep track of holiday logistics
  • Managing holiday expectations for yourself and others
  • Communicating effectively with family and friends
  • Coping with difficult emotions and situations
  • Practicing self-care and maintaining personal boundaries
  • Embracing the holiday spirit and finding joy amidst the hustle and bustle

Whether you're a seasoned holiday enthusiast or someone seeking new strategies to navigate the season, this podcast will provide you with practical tools and supportive guidance.

Join us for the premiere episode of the UPA podcast and discover how to make this holiday season a truly meaningful and enriching experience.

Listen now and subscribe to the UPA podcast for regular updates on mental health and wellbeing.

Navigating Holiday Stress Podcast

If you find yourself overwhelmed and would like to speak with a professional contact the Utah Psychological Association at 801-410-0337 for information about referrals to a psychologist.

Find a Psychologist

Interested in finding a psychologist in Utah? Check out the Find a Psychologist Directory

You can search the directory for specialty areas to suit what you need.

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Ethics on Call

A member benefit of UPA is that members can request an Ethics Consult at any time. Doing so is easy and can be tremendously helpful when struggling with an issue that raises some ethical questions

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Not a member of UPA? Please consider joining. UPA has historically helped define the role of psychology in Utah and continues to play a strong role in making sure that psychologist have a voice in State legislation, licensing changes, and scope of practice. There are some very real challenges over the next several years that will require the support of as many psychologists as possible. Please visit www.utpsych.org or call (801) 410-0337 to join. 

If you are already a member, we encourage you to consider joining a committee and getting more involved in the work of UPA. Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of our clients and community

UPA Fulfilling the Promise to its Members and the Community:

  • Serving its members by providing access to the highest quality educational programs with the latest data on the science and practice of psychology.
  • Advocating for public policies and legislation that promote psychological services and the psychological health of Utah.
  • Promoting human welfare by the responsible encouragement of the development of psychology in all its branches in the broadest manner consistent with ethical and scientific standards.
  • Creating and sustaining an environment of diversity and inclusion along with supporting increasing cultural competence for Utah Psychologists.
  • Making psychology more visible to the public by providing public education on psychological issues, providing psychological resources and referrals, and disseminating psychological scientific knowledge.

UPA online has information about UPA’s Board, our goals; continuing education opportunities; news of our advocacy work at the Federal and state level; and much more. This is an unfolding website, so expect changes as we develop it. Thanks for visiting and we hope you will return often!

Members, if you have any questions about the financial status of UPA or would like to see the minutes to the UPA board meetings, please contact Teresa Bruce, Executive Director.

Utah Psychological Association
5442 South 900 East, Suite 512
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
phone: (801) 410-0337
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