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LPA is committed to assisting our membership and the community navigate the challenges of COVID-19. We understand that the current situation in Louisiana and the nation is continually changing and as the state’s premier organization for Psychologists and the practice of Psychology we are here for our communies.

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President’s Update

In Featured Article, Public News

Louisiana is a resilient community, but we work best when we work together.  Southwest Louisiana is a community that prior to this storm was underserved in mental and behavioral health.  I know that our public affairs committee will be meeting so that we can organize resources as we become aware of needs.  From past experiences, we know that each disaster is unique and that it is often best to listen to impacted communities, allow them to express their needs first, then organize response with what is needed rather than making assumptions. 

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From Journal of Psychiatry Research: Landscape of Cognitive Functioning in Recovered COVID-19

In Academic, Featured Article, Peer-Reviewed Article, Research

It has been reported that most of SARS patients had the common complaints, such as poor concentration, declined memory, and insomnia, as well as anxiety and depression symptoms, indicating cognitive impairments after SARS infection (Sheng et al., 2005a). These psychiatric morbidities might be still significant even when patients infected with SARS recovered physically...

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From Stanford News: Seven Factors that Contribute to American Racism

In Academic, Diversity, Featured Article

The first three factors Roberts and Rizzo reviewed are: categories, which organize people into distinct groups; factions, which trigger ingroup loyalty and intergroup competition; and segregation, which hardens racist perceptions, preferences and beliefs. Simply put, the U.S. systematically constructs racial categories, places people inside of those categories and segregates people on the basis of those categories, the authors argue.

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