From the Public Interest Directorate
Committee on Lesbian, Gay, & Bisexual Concerns
Targeted Nominations Statement for Terms Beginning in 2003
The Committee on Lesbian, Gay, & Bisexual Concerns (CLGBC) seeks nominations for two positions beginning January 1, 2003. Nominees are sought who have
Expertise in children, youth, and families;
Experience as an academic research scientist;
Involvement in issues related to ethnic minorities and cultural diversity; and
Experience in state psychological associations.
The Committee welcomes nominations of ethnic minority psychologists and other psychologists who are members of under-represented groups.
The Committee's mission is to
study and evaluate on an ongoing basis how the issues and concerns of lesbian, gay male, and bisexual psychologists can best be dealt with;
encourage objective and unbiased research in areas relevant to lesbian, gay male, and bisexual adults and youths, and the social impact of such research;
examine the consequences of inaccurate information and stereotypes about lesbian, gay male, and bisexual adults and youths in clinical practice;
develop educational materials for distribution to psychologists and others; and
make recommendations regarding the integration of these issues into the APA's activities to further the cause of civil and legal rights of lesbian, gay male, and bisexual psychologists within the profession.
The Committee consists of six members, three women and three men, appointed for staggered terms of three years. It reports to the Council of Representatives through the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest. Committee members are required to attend two Committee meetings a year in Washington, DC, with expenses reimbursed by APA. Service on the Committee also involves a substantial time commitment beyond the meetings themselves.
A statement of the nominee’s interest in and qualifications for the Committee and a current curriculum vita should accompany the nomination. Self-nominations are accepted. Nomination materials are to be sent by August 1, 2002, to CLGBC Nominations, Public Interest Directorate at the APA address.