LACPA Member Spotlight 

Robert J. Rome, Ph.D. and Elianna Rome Solomon Psy.D.

Preparing LACPA for a New Generation:

From the Perspective of Father and Daughter

From the Father’s Perspective… 

In 1988, Dr. Ronald Levine, then Treasurer of LACPA, became seriously ill.  As a friend of his, he asked me if I would take over the responsibilities temporarily as Acting Treasurer.  The LACPA Board designated Dr. Robert Rome as Acting Treasurer.  The Treasurer's job consisted mostly at that time of working with the then LACPA Administrator Arlene Singer to publish a monthly Treasurer’s report with a profit/loss summary and balance of the organization.  The first month on the job, everything was routine.

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Editor’s Column: 
Out of Darkness Grows 

Gretchen Kubacky, Psy.D. 


April/Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.
                  - Edna St. Vincent Millay, Spring (1921) 

I am a spring person, enlivened by the longer days, brighter lights, and profusion of flora. I am also drawn into the spirit of summer, with ongoing refreshment and restoration as its theme, it’s too-hot days enforcing a more languid pace. My social media feed is peppered with close-ups of intensely colored flowers, rambunctious piles of berries and homemade heavy whipped cream scented with pure vanilla, and scenes from the beach. 


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