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Colorado State Senator Keller Recognized for Advocacy Work on Mental Health Issues
Date:3/10/2008

WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For her legislative accomplishments on mental health issues, Colorado State Senator Moe Keller (D) today received the 2008 State Legislator of the Year Award of the American Psychological Association Practice Organization (APAPO). Senator Keller was presented with the award in recognition of her advocacy work on mental health at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

"Senator Keller has been a champion of mental health rights and a strong supporter of mental health legislation over the past decade," says Martin Manosevitz, PhD, president of the Colorado Psychological Association.

"APA is delighted to present this award to someone who has not only spearheaded efforts to expand mental health services in the state of Colorado, but has also been a friend and an advocate of the psychology profession," says Daniel Abrahamson, PhD, assistant executive director for state advocacy at the American Psychological Association Practice Directorate.

Over the years, Senator Keller has been a primary sponsor of legislation directly benefiting psychologists working in Colorado as well as Colorado residents in need of mental health services. Specifically, Senator Keller helped pass state legislation on mental health parity, which seeks to ensure that insurance companies provide equal coverage to mental and physical health conditions.

"It is such an honor to receive this award from the American Psychological Association. Over the years, by working together, we have improved the lives of many of our citizens. Here's hoping for many years of continued cooperative efforts in the future," says Senator Keller.

Senator Keller has served as state representative for Colorado District 20 for the last five years. She is a member of the District's Joint Budget Committee. Prior to her tenure in the Colorado State Senate, Senator Keller worked for twenty years in the Jefferson County and Denver public school systems.

Since 2002, APAPO's State Legislator of the Year Award has been presented annually to a state legislator who has prominently championed the goals of professional psychology.

The Colorado Psychological Association has over 500 members throughout Colorado, representing all sectors and specialty areas within the field of psychology. As the voice of psychology in Colorado, its mission is to advance psychology as a science and a profession. CPA promotes human and social welfare through the ethical application of psychological principles. With its diverse membership, CPA is able to respond to the needs of Colorado's citizens. For further information on CPA, visit the website at http://www.coloradopsych.org or phone 303.692.9303.

The American Psychological Association Practice Organization is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association, the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA's membership includes more than 148,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students.


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