January/February 2005

Divisions News

APA needs a Division of Trauma Psychology. Psychology as well as the world are changing and as needs arise, change must occur within APA.


The quarterly APAGS Campus Bulletin enhances reciprocal communication between APAGS and graduate students, so that APAGS can address issues of concern and keep students informed about current initiatives.

Foundation News

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) is a nonprofit, philanthropic organization that provides scholarships, grants, and awards in order to advance the science and the practice of psychology for the understanding of behavior and the benefit of human welfare.

From the Education Directorate

The APA Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (CRSPPP) has received a petition for renewed recognition by APA of School Psychology as a specialty of professional psychology.

From the Public Interest Directorate

Committee on Children, Youth, and Families Call for Nominations for Terms Beginning in 2006; Nominations Requested for Dissertation Award

From the Science Directorate

The Advisory Committee of the Director of NIH heard a presentation December 2, 2004, on the recently released draft report of the NIH Working Group on Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.

From the Practice Directorate

At its July 2004 meeting, the Council of Representatives adopted as APA policy The Resolution on Outpatient Civil Commitment.