IPA Past Presidents

2023 – 2024 Colin Ennis, Psy.D.

2022 – 2023 Derek Phillips, Psy.D., MSCP, ABMP

2021 – 2022 Abigail Brown, Psy.D.

2020 – 2021 Daniel Brewer, Psy.D.

2019 – 2020 Kalyani Gopal, Ph.D.

2018 – 2019 Lynda Behrendt, Psy.D., RN

2017 – 2018 Laura L. Faynor-Ciha, Ph.D

2016 – 2017 Joseph E. Troiani, Ph.D.

2015 – 2016 Karla Steingraber, Psy.D.

2014 – 2015 Blaine Lesnik, Psy.D.

2013 – 2014 Beth N. Rom-Rymer, Ph.D.

2012 – 2013 Patricia Farrell, Ph.D.

2011 – 2012 Beth N. Rom-Rymer, Ph.D.

2010 – 2011 Gregory Sarlo, Psy.D.

2009 – 2010 Steven Rothke, Ph.D., ABPP

2008 – 2009 Gregory Sarlo, Psy.D.

2007 – 2008 Steven Rothke, Ph.D., ABPP

2006 – 2007 Eleanore Ryan, Ph.D.

2005 – 2006 John Blattner, Ph.D.

2004 – 2005 Armand R. Cerbone, Ph.D.

2003 – 2004 Mary E. Halpin, Ph.D.

2002 – 2003 Kenneth H. Kessler, Ph.D.

2001 – 2002 Marlin Hoover, Ph.D., ABPP

2000 – 2001 Nancy Molitor, Ph.D.

1999 – 2000 Katherine B. Klehr, Ph.D.

1998 – 1999 Chris E. Stout, Psy.D., MBA

1997 – 1998 John R. Day, Ph.D.

1996 – 1997 Patricia A. Pimental, Psy.D., ABN

1995 – 1996 Lisa R. Grossman, J.D., Ph.D.

1994 – 1995 Nancy A. Slagg, Ph.D.

1993 – 1994 Ronald H. Rozensky, Ph.D., ABPP

1992 – 1993 Randy J. Georgemiller, Ph.D.

1991 – 1992 Donald Paull, Ph.D., J.D., ABPP

1990 – 1991 Terrence J. Koller, Ph.D., ABPP

1989 – 1990 Bruce E. Bonecutter, Ph.D.

1988 – 1989 Jean J.  Rossi, Ph.D.

1987 – 1988 Joseph S. Maciejko, Ph.D.

1986 – 1987 Michael Mercer, Ph.D.

1985 – 1986 Joseph F. Pribyl, Ph.D.

1984 – 1985 Edmund J. Nightingale, Ph.D., ABPP

1983 – 1984 Sue E. Moriearty, Ph.D.

1982 – 1983 Mary Ann Poprick, Ph.D.

1981 – 1982 Daniel Beach, Ph.D.

1980 – 1981 Ian Wickram, Ph.D.

1979 – 1980 Mary Kay Pribyl, Ph.D.

1978 – 1979 Thomas Hollan, Ph.D.

1977 – 1978 Bruce E. Bennett, Ph.D.

1976 – 1977 Robert P. Barrell, Ph.D.

1975 – 1976 Sol Rosenberg, Ph.D.

1974 – 1975 Robert C. Nicolay, Ph.D.

1973 – 1974 Helen Sunukjian, Ph.D.

1972 – 1973 Virginia Harris, Ph.D.

1971 – 1972 Walter Friendhoff, Ph.D.

1970 – 1971 Alan Rosenwald, Ph.D.

1969 – 1970 Vin Rosenthal, Ph.D.

1968 – 1969 Charles Dewey, Ph.D.

1967 – 1968 Joseph Wepman, Ph.D.

1966 – 1967 Fred Spaner, Ph.D.

1965 – 1966 Albert Hunsicker, Ph.D.

1964 – 1965 Leroy Vernon, Ph.D.

1963 – 1964 Phillip Ash, Ph.D.

1962 – 1963 Robert McFarland, Ph.D.

1961 – 1962 A. Arthur Hartman, Ph.D.

1960 – 1961 Alan Rosenwald, Ph.D.

1959 – 1960 Ralh Heine, Ph.D.

1958 – 1959 George Speer, Ph.D.

1957 – 1958 Noble Kelley, Ph.D.

1956 – 1957 Leo Hellmer, Ph.D.

1955 – 1956 William Sloan, Ph.D.

1954 – 1955 Stanley Marzolf, Ph.D.

1953 – 1954 George Yacorzynski, Ph.D.

1952 – 1953 Ross Stagner, Ph.D.

1951 – 1952 Irwin Berg, Ph.D.

1950 – 1951 James Miller, Ph.D.

1949 – 1950 Robert Seashore, Ph.D.

IPA 990 Tax Forms

The IPA is required to make its 990 tax forms available to the public. Copies can be viewed here.

Benefits of IPA Membership

By joining The Illinois Psychological Association, you join one of the premier state psychological associations and connect with a vibrant, professional network! Join Today!

Communication, Referral and Information Benefits:
Member only section of website:
membership directory, referrals, resources, articles and practice support.

Listserv Membership:
Very active listserv includes referrals, resources, frequent discussion of pertinent professional issues.

Healthcare Reimbursement Assistance:
Committee solely focused on reimbursement issues

Advocacy and Legislative Power; IPA Works for You:
IPA federal advocate represents you on pertinent issues in Washington.

IPA state advocates represent you on pertinent issues in Illinois.

Easy communication with your federal legislators and grassroots support.

Engaged active membership supports your interests on key legislative issues.

Practice Management, Ethics and Continuing Education Benefits:
Free ethics consultations and best practice tips.

Member discount at selected vendors for office supplies.

Support regarding parity in reimbursement.

Significant discounts on all IPA sponsored continuing education opportunities, including Annual IPA Convention.

Benefits for Students and Early Career Psychologists
Students can join The Illinois Psychological Association of Graduate Students (IPAGS).

Special workshops geared towards early career psychologists and students in transition through licensure to professional practice.

Advocacy, legislative influence, protecting licensure, ethical consultations, practice management workshops, navigating mandated continuing education requirements, quarterly newsletter, active listserv for questions and referrals, resources and more, member only section of website includes referral network, significant discounts on IPA CE workshops and Annual IPA convention, healthcare reimbursement information, active graduate student section and ECP mentoring.

Benefits for New Members

IPA Connects You!
Congratulations! Your membership application for the Illinois Psychological Association has been approved. We are delighted to have your membership. You’ve made the essential professional step of membership in a a state psychological association. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the IPA at 312-372-7610 x201 or ipamanager@aol.com.

Get Involved: Join a Section of IPA!
– Academic Section
– Clinical Section
– Consulting Section
– ECP Section
– Health and Rehab Section
– IPAGS Section
– Sexual Orientation Issues Section
– Social Responsibility Section
– Women’s Issues Section

Listserv Membership:
As a new member of IPA, you will automatically be added to the listserv. You should receive an email welcoming you to this vibrant community of IPA members. The listserv will keep you alerted to IPA events, position openings, referrals, resources, and general news, items of interest to psychologists and psychology students in Illinois and nationally. If you haven’t received your welcome email, don’t hesitate to email the Executive Director at ipaexec@aol.com to begin taking advantage of this significant member benefit.

Members Only Website Area
To immediately begin taking advantage of all the IPA website has to offer, take a look around our website. Get to know your IPA officers; they are available to you by phone or email. If you have an y difficulty accessing your account, contact the IPA office manager at: ipamanager@aol.com.

Graduate Students & Early Career Psychologists: You are the future.
Join the ECP Section to benefit from the ECP listserv for referrals, practice questions; insurance questions and lively ECP only listserv!

Special Workshops geared toward Early Career Psychologists.

As a student member of IPA, your membership with IPAGS is automatic. As a member of IPAGS you can get involved, get active with the profession, get mentored and get in the know!

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Opportunity and Connection Empower You!

Thank you for your interest in joining the Illinois Psychological Association. With increasing pressure from all fronts attempting to lower the quality of mental health services and reduce funding for research, it is now more important than ever before that we remain organized. We must also move the profession forward so that psychologists are able to provide the full scope of services their extensive training allows. We know that the pressures of your work as a psychologist severely limit the time you can personally devote to advocacy. The IPA exists to ensure that someone is there looking out for you so that you can devote all your energy to your own work. The IPA is the only and largest (over 1400 members) organization in the state that represents you where you need it most at the local level.

As an IPA member you have access to the Member’s only section of this Website that includes information that will help you with your practice. You are also eligible to join our listserv where you can get immediate answers to your questions from fellow listserv members. As an IPA member you can also make use of our phone consultation service with our Director of Professional Affairs as well as access to consultation from members of our Ethics Committee. If you choose to use our placement services, IPA members are also given exclusive access to job listings as soon as they come in. Finally, IPA members benefit from discounts to our annual convention and continuing education programs.

Guest Members (e.g. Advertisers) join the IPA for free . Guest and Full Members have secure access to their Classified Ads, but only only Full Members can access Member’s Only content.

If you have any questions, please call (312) 372–7610 ext. 201.

Once you submit the application below you will receive a confirmation of receipt indicating your membership dues. Please note that your application will NOT BE PROCESSED and you will be unable to access any of the membership benefits until payment is received and you have been voted as a member at our governance meeting.

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IPA Referral Program

About the Program


The Illinois Psychological Association receives numerous inquiries and calls from consumers who wish to obtain psychological services. For example, Illinois residents calling the American Psychological Association for referrals are directed to the Illinois Psychological Association. The IPA is listed in a variety of mental health directories that also generate referrals. The IPA is currently undertaking its own public relations campaign, in tandem with the APA’s Public Education Campaign, and that too generates calls to the Consumer Information Program. The IPA website referral program is a valuable consumer resource. Consumers can search, not only by location but, by specialty area.

When a phone inquiry is received, the names of 3 IPA Members who are listed in the Consumer Information Program are given as a public information service to the caller according to the caller’s city or zip code area. No statement related to competence or specialty practice area is given. It is the professional responsibility of the psychologist to determine if he or she has the skills necessary to assist the caller or if an appropriate referral is indicated.

Application Instructions
To be listed in IPA Referral Program (PLP phone referrals and Website listing) you must be a Licensed Member of the Illinois Psychological Association. If you are not a Member but wish to join the IPA, you can become a member and get listed in the IPA Referral Search at the same time.

If you are a Licensed Member and wish to participate in the IPA referral program,

1. Complete the Website Referral Application Form

2. Mail:
(a) a copy of your Clinical Psychologist License or Certification as a School Psychologist
(b) a copy of the face sheet of your current liability insurance indicating that it is active and provides a minimum of $1/1 coverage to:

IPA Referral Service
203 N. Wabash Ave. Suite 1404
Chicago, Illinois 60601

3. Pay the indicated fee if you have not already done so as part of the online registration.

If you have not joined online, you can still join the combined IPA Website Referral and Psychologist Locator Program (PLP) services. The introductory yearly fee (July 1 to June 30) is $50 for this opportunity. Clinical Practice Section Members pay $30. Payment can be made by either sending a check to:

IPA Referral Services
203 N. Wabash Ave. Suite 1404
Chicago, IL 60601

or by leaving your credit card information (Master Card or Visa only) on our confidential voicemail (312-372-7610 x. 250). When leaving information tell us the name on the credit card, the credit card number,the expiration date and the billing address for the credit card. Also tell us how much you authorize us to charge on the card.

Group practices or business names are not permitted. It is the responsibility of psychologist subscribers to send a new copy of their insurance and license/certification if they are renewed during the year. Failure to do so will result in our name being deactivated from the Program until the information is received.

When we receive your payment and paperwork your name will be activated on our Phone/Website Referral Service. Thank you.

About IPA

Brief History of IPA

The Illinois Psychological Association (IPA) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit association, and the largest professional association of psychologists in Illinois, with nearly 1,200 members.

The IPA was first incorporated on August 28, 1936 as “Illinois Society of Consulting Psychologists.” In December 1944, the Articles of Incorporation were amended to change the name to “Illinois Association for Applied Psychology.” Finally, in February 1976, the Articles of Incorporation were again amended to change the name to “Illinois Psychological Association.”

Until 1963, when the IPA successfully lobbied the General Assembly to pass the first Psychologist Registration Act (HB 926), the IPA was recognized as the credentialing authority for psychologists. After the Registration Act was passed, the IPA successfully worked to include psychologists in the adult guardianship laws, civil laws to assess mental capacity, criminal laws to stand trial or enter a plea, the Dissolution of Marriage & Child Custody Act, child and elder abuse reporting, Social Security mental impairment evaluations, and evaluations of children with special education needs, among others. Psychologists’ work is protected by the Illinois Confidentiality Act and they are given specific privileges in the Illinois Mental Health Code.

The Registration Act was completely revised in 1989 and became the Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act. In 1991, it was updated to become a Practice Act. The Act was again amended in 2014 to include a section to license prescribing psychologists, only the 3rd state in the U.S. to do so.

The IPA has fought to ensure that insurance companies compensate psychologists for their services if the insurance company pays a physician for similar services by passing the Freedom of Choice Act. The IPA further fought to include psychologists in the Prompt Payment Act and the Any Willing Provider section of the Insurance Code, and continues to advocate for psychologists’ ability to perform evaluations independently under the Probate Act.

IPA Mission Statement

The purpose of the IPA shall be to advance psychology as a science and a profession and as a means of promoting human welfare by the encouragement of psychology in all its branches; by the continual improvement of the qualifications of psychologists through high standards of ethics, conduct, education and achievement; by expanding roles and opportunities for psychologists to serve the public within the field’s emerging scope of scholarship and expertise; and by the increase and dissemination of psychological knowledge through meetings, professional contacts, reports, papers, discussion, publications, electronic media, and current methods of communication.