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Lancaster Lebanon Psychological Association

1861 Wickersham Lane * Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603-2327 * 717-393-0707 *  Fax 717-393-4605 *


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October 1 Wine & Cheese Social

All LLPA members are invited to a wine & cheese social on Friday, October 1 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Graystone Psychological Center (43 North Lime Street). Greystone is located between King and Orange Streets and is caddy corner from the YWCA.  There is usually ample on street parking and the Orange/Prince Street Parking garage is two blocks away. LLPA will be paying for all the food & drink.

Around 6:15 those present will discuss topics concerning “taking care of ourselves” and “spirituality.”


Please RSVP by September 24 to Linnea Bailey at or by phone at 299-5433


Executive Committee To Meet Before Social

The next LLPA executive meeting will be held just prior to the October 1 Wine & Cheese Social from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Graystone Psychological Center.  All LLPA members are invited to the Executive meeting.  It is a great way to get involved and help select LLPA projects.


September 16 Refugee Services Meeting

The first meeting of psychologists interested in providing services to refugees in the Lancaster-Lebanon area will be held on Thursday, September 16, at 7 p.m. in the conference room at Behavioral Healthcare Consultants, 1755 Oregon Pike in Lancaster.  The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss how we may respond to the needs of refugees in our area.  You may RSVP to Mary Lou Murray at 581-5255 or email Mary Lou at


LLPA Web Domain Name Search

The LLPA Executive Committee decided to establish an Internet website.  It will cost less than $100.  A sample LLPA website is already established at

An LLPA website will enable us to do all sorts of wonderful things.  For example, our LLPA Updates can be maintained for members to refer to and print, member directory information can be available, we will have links to other psychological sites, and we will also have referral information.

The only thing we still need to decide is our domain name.  Unfortunately, is not available.  Fortunately,  ,, and and other potential names are still available.  If you have a preference or a suggestion for our organization’s Internet Domain Name, please email Ken Ralph at


Member News Sought

Phone, fax, or send your announcements, new services, thoughts, accomplishments, cartoons,  (anything that may be of interest to our membership) to your editor, Ken Ralph.  The deadline for the next LLPA Update is October 22


Bruce C. Wittmaier Pres-Elect

Bruce C. Wittmaier has agreed to fill the position of LLPA President Elect for 1999.  On July 1, 2000, he will take over for Julie Ann Allender as our new LLPA President.

Bruce received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Rochester in 1969.  He has been a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania since 1978.


LLPA Bio-Focus – Rob Skacel

Rob Skacel has served as our Treasurer for the past year. He holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University, and is currently the Director of Quality Improvement for the Mountville-based Community Services Group (CSG). CSG employs about 1100 people in 17 counties, and offers a variety of MH/MR/CD residential, treatment, case management, and vocational services. Through his work with CSG, Rob also coordinates the performance improvement efforts of the Partnership for Behavioral Health.

Rob provides outpatient therapy on a part-time basis through MAPS Behavioral Health Services (a CSG company), where he works primarily with adults who suffer from depression and anxiety disorders. He is cognitive-behaviorally oriented, and provides therapy in the context of an Evangelical Christian world view for persons who desire such an approach. Rob lives in the Lancaster area with his wife, Marita, and their three children, Abraham, Joelle, and Elijah. new Website

J&K Seminars has a new website  LLPA members receive the two or more discount when they register for any J&K Seminar by the early registration deadline and note their LLPA membership on their registration form.

The following are a list of upcoming programs in 1999. 

Therapeutic Interventions in Grief & Mourning: Responding to Uncomplicated & Complicated Bereavement September 23 & 24, 1999 – Therese A. Rando, Ph.D.

Boundaries in Psychotherapy: Risk Management & Ethical Issues - October 15, 1999 – Samuel Knapp, Ed.D. 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – half day program

ADHD in Children and Adults: Theory, Diagnosis, and Management  - November 15 & 16, 1999 – Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.


Geisinger Symposium – Sept 23 & 24

Penn State Geisinger will be holding their 1999 Psychiatry Symposium on September 23 & 24 at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.  Nineteen speakers will be presenting on a wide variety of topics over the two days.  There is no registration fee.  The deadline for registration is September 9. 

To register or for more information phone – 531-6483.



Reprinted with permission from the Pennsylvania Psychologist, August 1999 Quarterly