Annual Membership Bash, March 21

WNCPA Annual Membership Celebration and Raffle

March 21 mtg 2016 pdf

Please donate items – handmade hobby or craft items, or baked goods, a bottle of your favorite wine, a basket you create of locally produced items, a gift certificate for two to a move theater, your favorite brewery, Amazon, a car wash, your “handy-man” skills, etc.

Plan to attend & bring a psychologist friend.

To donate items, email Deirdre at

Most desirable prizes so far:

  • New WJIV Early Cognitive and Academic Development (ECAD) Kit, an $826 value
  • $350 Pearson Gift Certificicate
  • MHS Autism Spectrum Rating Scales (ASRS) Online Kit.

Monday, March 21 at 7 pm

Gondolier Italian Restaurant & Pizza

Dutch Treat Dinner

1360 Tunnel Road

Asheville NC 28805

(East Asheville, ample parking 828.785.1645)

Don’t forget to renew your membership for 2016! Download Membership Form 2016 pdf


OktoberFEST! Thursday, October 15

Download the flyer!    October 2015 noble Cider pdf


WNCPA October Meeting
and Oktoberfest

Thursday October 15 @ 7:00.
356 New Leicester Highway
Asheville, NC 28806

Food: Bring food with you OR
Eat before you come.
Available on site: Free popcorn,
And 8oz Roots Hummus and
chips for $6.00.

Please RSVP by Monday October 6th to

September 21 Meeting: ACEs CEU Activity

Dear Colleagues,

The “drought” is over and well as summer winding down.WNCPA is once again on the move!
And, ACES is coming to WNCPA!
Next WNCPA Meeting: Monday 9/21/15.
PROGRAM: ACES of Buncombe County
PRESENTERS: Melissa Baker, ACE Collaborative Member & Health
Improvement Specialist at MAHEC
Suszanne Fuller, ACE Collaborative Member & Board Member of the NC Infant
Mental Health Association.
PLACE: The 9/21 Meeting/ACES presentation information will be at Gondolier Restaurant, 1360 Tunnel Rd.

CEU’s for licensing: Category B

Please RSVP to Deirdre Christy
ABOUT ACES: Based on decades of neuroscience research on brain development, adversity, toxic stress and resilience, we now understand that a child exposed to abuse, neglect or household dysfunction can develop behavioral and physical health problems later in life. The impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can last a lifetime, but they don’t have to. We can now use evolving knowledge to build healthy, resilient communities. Join use to learn more about how ACEs can influence the mental and physical health of children and adults and learn about resources and what we can do to reduce the long-term impact of ACEs.
Learn more about ACEs the upcoming MAHEC ACEs conference

Please note that we are looking for a “space” for our group.
Criteria: Reasonably priced dinner, drinkings, parking, ease of accessibility
If you have “ideas” for a space, please contact Deirdre Christy,

Mark your calendars for the fall! Our regular meeting time for WNCPA is the 3rd Monday of the month 7:00-8:30.

See you there!
Deirdre Christy, Ph.D.
WNCPA President

June Meeting: Shrink & Sharks, Tuesday June 2nd

The Western North Carolina Psychological Association (WNCPA) and the Family Law attorneys are pleased to invite you to our much-anticipated, highly requested Shrinks and Sharks, Round 3:

Shrinks and Sharks, Clients and Courts: Surviving and Thriving!!!!!
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Time: Cocktails and social hour: 5:30 PM
Dinner: 6:30 PM
Location: Governor’s Western Residence.
Menu: Catered– cost will be maximum $30 per person.
Appetizers and non-adult beverages provided.
Cash bar for wine and beer.

The evening will include getting to know your fellow sharks and shrinks as well as lively and interactive discussions about some mutual challenges. Topics may include but are not limited to:
1) How we can ask for assistance from each other in the most effective and least stressful ways and reduce trauma related to interactions involving court)
2) How therapists and attorneys can provide helpful information and still protect /zealously represent clients
3) Differences in PC work, individual therapy, family therapy, reunification therapy, the Hewitt protocol
4) Barriers of Medicaid/insurance
5) Needs of the Court

Shrinks: Please RSVP by May 29 to Dominique Huneycutt at

NOTE: Please consider carpooling; parking spaces at the Residence are limited.

We will send out info closer to the event about locations for carpooling and attendees!

WNCPA April Social, Monday the 20th at Pour, 7 pm

Greetings Gang!

Join us at Pour Taproom in West Asheville on Monday, April 20th at 7 pm for a selection of 46 craft  beers (and 8 wines) by the ounce. Food is also available; see the menu below. This month our meeting will be a social, so come prepared to have fun!

Bring a credit card so you can take advantage of Pour’s unique method of tracking your open tab by waving your “bracelet.” We have rented our own space downstairs. Check in at the bar up front with your credit card and ask then to direct you to our location.

  • Pour Taproom
  • 800 Haywood Rd
  • Asheville, NC28806

March 16 Meeting Extravaganza!

We will meet Monday, March 16 at Stone Ridge, 7:00 PM. Plan to have great fun and fellowship as we dine together!

It’s time to pay your dues! Because of the snow we are waiving the late fees due until March 17.

Please complete the WNCPA Renewal form-2015 and bring with you along with your check to the meeting. We need your form even if you’ve filled one out before. Pay before March 17 to avoid a late fee!

The extravaganza part:

If you bring someone new who joins or if you are new and join WNCPA, you get free desert. The person who brought the new person gets a free desert as well!

The names of paid dues members as of March 16, 2015 will be entered on a ticket for a door prize! Additional tickets may be purchased on Monday evening for $5 each or 6 for $25. Alll proceeds go in to the WNCPA funds for the year.

Door Prizes are

  • A gift certificate for a WAIS-II kit or $335 worth of materials (excluding Q local) from Pearson via our Person representative Gail Rodin. This alone is worth attending the meeting for! Buy those tickets!
  • A gift box from Blue Ridge Food Ventures with several yummy, tasty, wonderful locally crafted products produced by
    the folks who make up Blue Ridge Food Ventures. Approximately an $80-100 value.
  • A one year membership to WNCPA
  • A $50 gift certificate from WNCPA
  • A gift certificate for 1 hour free business consultation with Echo Consulting, a local company that consults on business  practices such as hippa compliance, etc with medical/mental health practictioners.
  • 1 hour massage

Please RSVP to  only if you are coming. We need a head count for the restaurant!

Karen Marcus, Psy.D.
WNCPA Past President