Division News

Frequently requested materials added to the APA website. SIOP adds online assistance for teachers to find custom-made material for integrating industrial-organizational psychology into their curricula.

APA Apportionment Ballot Results for Composition of Council Representation Year 2003

  • Divisions 1-32

  • Divisions 33-55 and Alabama-British Columbia

  • California-New York

  • North Carolina-Wyoming

Handy References for Division Officers Are on the Web

Division officers will find lots of information on the division pages of the APA divisions website. The Division Services Office has added many frequently requested materials over the past couple of months. On the page you will find:

  • Division Meetings

  • 2002 Division Leadership Conference Program

  • Handbook for Division Officers

  • Division Officers Operations Resource Series (DOORS)

  • The APA/Division Dialogue

  • Interdivisional Grants Project

  • APA Calendar for Division Officers

  • Division Annual Report Cover Sheets and Guidelines

  • Sample Apportionment Ballot Postcard and Letter

  • Services Provided to APA Divisions

The Handbook is a vast reference, broken into 10 chapters and 11 appendixes covering elections, Council, governance, finances, convention, publications, and more. You'll find a complete table of contents and links to all the sections through the site.

The DOORS offer useful details on how to get your division's voice heard in APA, division elections by APA and the apportionment ballot, and APA lists and mailing labels.

The program for the 2002 Division Leadership Conference scheduled for January 18-20 in Washington, DC includes all the sessions. You can print the handouts from the Nuts and Bolts session, which covers services provided to divisions through Central Office and the Division Services Office in particular.

If you're looking for something you might have seen in a recent issue of The APA/Division Dialogue, check it out on this page.

And of course, there's a complete list of all the divisions and links to basic information as well as to each division's own home page.

You can access everything through the page http://www.apa.org/about/division.html, or just remember the APA website at http://www.apa.org and click on "Divisions" on the home page or in the site map.

Please contact Keith Cooke if you have any questions or anything you'd like to see added to the pages.

APA Block Travel Grant Program
25th International Congress of Applied Psychology
Singapore, July 7–12, 2002

The American Psychological Association has applied to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for support to administer a block travel grant program for US participants in the scientific program of the XXV International Congress of Applied Psychology in Singapore, July 7-12, 2002. NSF and NIMH funding will be used exclusively for scholars working in areas that are central to their missions. At least half of the awards will be granted to investigators who are either students or within eight years of receiving their doctoral degree. Although APA has not received final word from NSF on availability of funding, applications are now available from the APA Office of International Affairs, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002, (202) 336-6025 (telephone); (202) 218-3599 (fax); International Affairs; and at http://www.apa.org/international (website).

Attention: Division Fellow Chairs

Now that we have survived the holiday season, let us begin the new year on the right foot. It is time for you to get those Fellow applications in for your very deserving Fellow candidates. The deadline for submission of Fellow applications to APA is February 18, 2002. This is a firm deadline, as the Membership Committee will meet to review all Fellow applications soon thereafter. If you have any questions or need more materials, please contact Sonja Wiggins in APA’s Central Office at 800-374-2721 (ext. 5590) or email Sonja Wiggins.

I-O Psychology Course Materials Offered at SIOP Website

Teachers of introductory psychology courses can turn to the Internet for assistance in finding custom-made material for integrating industrial-organizational psychology into their curricula.

I-O psychology is the branch of psychology that deals with behavioral aspects in the workplace. The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), which is Division 14 of the American Psychology Association, has created a series of learning modules that are designed to complement many of the topics typically covered in introductory psychology courses.

Each module is a downloadable Powerpoint file that contains approximately 40 minutes of lecture material, along with 10-minute small-group classroom exercises. Also included are background information and key references for each topic; material intended to make it easier for the instructor to prepare for the unit.

In all there are nine modules, covering such areas as leadership and gender stereotypes, workplace diversity, evaluating work performance, sexual harassment and work teams. Two more are being developed and should be completed by May 1, 2002. Also, other module topics are being considered.

“These are self-contained courses and easy to use,” said SIOP member Dr. Todd Harris, a consultant with the Continuous Learning Group in Everett, MA. “SIOP’s goal is to assist faculty in introducing students to I-O psychology as part of their courses.”

He noted that SIOP’s Education and Training Committee, in developing the instructor’s guide, focused on three guiding themes. “Those include I-O psychologists helping employers deal with employees fairly, making jobs more interesting and satisfying and helping workers be more productive,” Harris said.

And, he noted, SIOP is developing new modules to make the guide even more useful for faculty. The instructor’s guide can be accessed on the internet at http://www.siop.org. Just click on “Publications” and go to “Introductory Guide for Introducing Industrial-Organizational Psychology.”

For further information, contact Dr. Harris at 617-290-5686 or Todd Harris.

17th Annual SIOP Conference

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology is going international for its 2002 annual conference. The three-day meeting, to be held April 12-14 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will highlight ongoing research and studies into numerous aspects of human behavior in the workplace.

The 17th annual SIOP conference will be at the Sheraton Centre and will attract some 3,000 people. More than 200 presentations will be shared with conference participants.

On Thursday, April 11, SIOP will be offering 17 pre-conference workshops including employment law updates, strategies for aligning OD and I-O efforts, and financial accounting for I-O professionals.

SIOP President Bill Macey of Personnel Research Associates will deliver the keynote address at the conference’s Friday morning plenary session. The annual SIOP awards and fellows will also be announced during the session.

Interested persons can check http://www.siop.org for conference details.

Invitation to Cosponsor the Competencies Conference

By Nadine Kaslow, Ph., Chair, and Melba Vasquez, Ph.D, Member, Conference Planning Committee
We would like to invite your Division/Organization to consider cosponsoring an important and timely conference, Competencies 2002: Future Directions in Education and Credentialing in Professional Psychology.

A primary goal of this conference, which initially was conceived by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), is to identify, conceptualize, and examine strategies for assessing those core and specialized competencies necessary to guide the training of the next generations of applied psychologists. Specifically, the purpose of Competencies 2002 is to bring together representatives from diverse education, training, practice, public interest, research, credentialing, and regulatory constituency groups to engage in a process of: (1) identification of core and specialized competencies building upon already existing models; (2) formulation of developmental and integrated models of competencies for the training of the next generation of psychologists; and (3) development of strategies for the evaluation of competencies.

Several major groups and organizations have been willing to support the objectives of the Competencies Conference, and their co sponsorship is a broad endorsement of the goals of the conference. Those who have joined as cosponsors to date include, but are not limited to, APPIC, APA Board of Educational Affair (BEA), Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP), National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology (NCSPP), Canadian Council of Programs in Professional Psychology (CCPPP), Association of State and Provisional Psychology Boards (ASPPB), American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), APA Divisions of Counseling Psychology (17) and Family Psychology (43), APA Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP), the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA), and the National Register of Health Service Providers (NRHSP). Each has contributed from $1,000 to $25,000.

We hope you will ask your Board to discuss the possibility of cosponsoring the conference at your midwinter meetings or via other forms of board communication. Please let us know of your interest in cosponsoring the Competencies Conference 2002 as soon as possible, but preferably no later than April 1, 2002. Please direct questions to Nadine Kaslow, PhD, 404-616-4757) or Connie M. Hercey, MPA (202-589-0600, the Executive Director for APPIC. Send notification of your division/organization's decision to cosponsor as well as contributions, which should be made payable to “APPIC” with "Competencies Conference 2002" as a notation to Connie Hercey at: 10 "G" Street N.E. Suite 750, Washington, DC 20002.

It is hoped that this conference will serve as a catalyst for continued collaborative efforts related to the identification, training, and evaluation of competencies, foster links between a broad array of constituency groups to better train the next generation of psychologists, enhance the competence of professional psychologists, and better serve and protect the public. Join us and become a part of the process. We look forward to hearing from you!

Committee on Division/APA Relations

Gloria B. Gottsegen, PhD, Chair
Divisions: 12, 29, 38, 39, 42, 46, 52, 55

Keith O. Yeates, PhD, Vice-Chair
Divisions: 5, 8, 23, 26, 27, 40, 43, 53, 54

Gary R. Brooks, PhD
Divisions: 13, 18, 20, 22, 31, 33, 41, 50, 51

Angelo S. DeNisi, PhD
Divisions: 1, 14, 15, 19, 21, 24, 25, 34

Mary E. Kite, PhD
Divisions: 2, 3, 6, 7, 28, 35, 44, 47, 48

Ilene Serlin, PhD
Divisions: 9, 10, 16, 17, 30, 32, 36, 37, 45

Charles L. Brewer, PhD
Board of Directors Liaison

2002 Deadlines for Articles for The APA/Division Dialogue

Please submit copy on diskette or via email to Courtney Leyendecker

March/April: February 18, 2002
May/June: April 15, 2002
July/August: June 17, 2002
September/October: August 19, 2002
November/December: October 14, 2002

Division Services Staff

Laura Anibal Braceland, Division Services Coordinator
Keith Cooke, Division Services Manager
Penny Harrison, Division Services Assistant
Sarah Jordan, Director, Divisions Services
Courtney Leyendecker, Division Services Officer