Welcome to the LPA Interest Group Page!

Interest Groups (IGs) are small groups of LPA members joined together by common interests for the purpose of information sharing, consultation, and collegial networking. These groups are typically engaged about contemporary professional, ethical and/or academic/scientific topics. IGs are supported through the LPA Membership and Member Services Committee (M&MS) as a service to members to promote member engagement.

IGs typically gather during the Lunch-&-Learn sessions held at the LPA Fall and Spring Conferences, and may also engage via periodic Zoom meetings throughout the year, at the discretion of the IG chair. 

Each IG is facilitated by an IG chairperson. Below is a listing of the current LPA interest groups chairpersons who can be contacted simply by clicking on their names. The Chair maintains an electronic roster of members suitable for sharing to enable email exchanges between and among group members.

Private Practice Interest Group – Kim VanGeffen, Ph.D.
Psychotherapy Interest Group – Denise Newman
School Psychology Interest Group – George Hebert
Health Psychology Interest Group – Christoph Leonhard
IO and Consulting Interest Group – OPEN
Academic/Scientific Interest Group – Amanda Raines


To register to join an IG, simply complete the IG Registration Form below. You will receive a confirmation email notification welcoming you. You may discontinue your IG membership by simply emailing the IG chairperson. 

👉CLICK HERE for LPA Interest Group Registration Form – Here you will be asked to enter your Member Login (ID & Password) to register. From there, select “Interest Group Registration” under the “Membership” menu. If you forgot your ID/PW or have any technical challenges, please contact our Administrator here:



If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Chair of the Interest Group(s) of your choice listed above or a member of the Membership & Member Services Committee listed below.

We very much look forward to your participation!


LPA Membership & Member Services Committee (M&MS)

Randall Lemoine, Chair and Gail Gillespie, Co-Chair – membership@louisianapsychologicalassociation.org