43| Neuropsych Bite: State-Level Advocacy for (Tele)neuropsychology – A Conversation With Dr. Maggie Lanca

In our first Neuropsych Bite, we talked with Maggie Lanca, Ph.D., about advocacy for neuropsychology at both the state and federal level.  She also discusses her recent advocacy efforts for teleneuropsychology in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as President of the Massachusetts Psychological Association, as well as her advocacy work as a delegate of the Interorganizational Practice Committee (IOPC).

A pdf of the transcript for this episode is available here.

Topics Covered

  • Dr. Lanca talks about the purpose of state, provincial, and territorial psychological associations (SPTAs)
  • In light of COVID-19, she discusses the importance of teleneuropsychology and whether state-level insurance carriers are reimbursing the testing codes for teleneuropsychology
  • She also describes how the IOPC is implementing state advocacy strategies across the nation

About Maggie

Dr. Maggie Lanca is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Adult Neuropsychology and Psychological Testing and Training at the Cambridge Health Alliance.  She is President of the Massachusetts Psychological Association and past President of the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society.

Selected Resources

APA’s SPTA Directory

Interorganizational Practice Committee (IOPC)

Massachusetts Psychological Association