Beginning in August 2006, Dr. Skip Leonard of Division 13 began a project to find out what Division 13 members thought of as valuable in the APA annual convention. After obtaining that information, Dr. Leonard developed recommendations to help his division shape a conference program that will be of interest to its members. What follows is Dr. Leonard’s report. It will be interesting reading for divisions that contemplate a new approach to their APA convention program.
At the Society for Consulting Psychology (SCP) Board meeting in August 2006, I presented my observations that enthusiasm within SCP for the APA convention had waned with the success of the SCP Mid-Winter Conference (MWC). I also argued that the APA convention program was suffering from an “identity crisis.” Members were reporting that they got more value by attending MWC and had difficulty understanding the value proposition for attending APA as well as MWC. As a result, it appeared that the major reason for attending APA was to participate in SCP governance activities, not to attend SCP and other APA programs.
I volunteered to conduct a two-year process to consider redesigning the APA program to make attendance at the APA Convention and participation in SCP’s programs more attractive. The Board authorized me to conduct this two-year process. During the first year, I would survey the membership to get their perceptions of the APA convention and surface ideas for improving the APA convention program. The Board authorized me to proceed with the assessment of the membership and to report the results of the survey process at the following Board meeting (February 2007) as well as make recommendations based upon these results. With the approval of the Board, I would then work with the in-coming APA Program Chair to implement the approved recommendations for 2008 APA program since plans for the 2007 program have largely been completed.
Results of the Membership Survey
I conducted two rounds of a Delphi Process via SCP’s listserv. I asked members to send to me their ideas for using the APA Convention for the benefit of the Society and its members. Eight themes resulted from this process. Members were then asked to vote for three of the eight themes that emerged that had the most appeal to them. The results of this voting process are presented below. The final sample size for this vote was relatively small (25) but seemed to represent a cross-section of opinion in SCP (e.g. participation in SCP governance and attendance at APA). The same order of preference emerged using either a weighted (by rank-order) or unweighted process. A more complete description of each theme is included at the end of this report.
Focus on better science
More collaboration with other divisions or organizations
Expand CE offerings
Better program focus
Empower the Special Interest Groups (SIG’s)
Recruiting (for SCP) opportunities
Better integration of the program with SCP’s
The APA convention is irrelevant to them
Consultation with APA
I met with Mike Honaker, APA Deputy Chief Executive Officer, and Candy Won, Director of APA Convention, to find out (1) how much flexibility SCP would have in redesigning the program, (2) what ideas other divisions had tried to improve the program, and (3) what suggestions APA had for our process. I was surprised to learn that other divisions had not consulted with APA with regard to modifying their programs. Mike was quite interested in our efforts and pledged to work with SCP make the program more valuable for our members. Candy believed that most, if not all, of the modifications I envisioned would be possible from her standpoint. For instance, SCP isn’t required to use a “call for programs” to solicit programs. For example, Division 1’s program is by invitation only. There are some protocols for identifying information in the official program but Candy didn’t think these requirements would present a serious obstacle for program redesign. Candy did indicate that APA’s CE process didn’t have the resources to offer CE credits for the entire SCP program. However, since SCP is already a CE provider, Mike suggested that SCP may be able to offer CE credit for all appropriate programming through its own auspices. This process would have to be approved by APA’s CE office and Mike offered his support in working with that office.
Conclusions and Recommendations
First, it is reassuring to find out that APA’s core Boulder/Scientist-Practitioner model is alive and well in SCP. Sixty-five percent of voters identified better science as one of the top three preferences. Given that the MWC emphasizes practice issues over science, a focus on science would appear to be an important dimension of differentiation for the APA convention.
Secondly, while several members indicated that APA and the convention was irrelevant to them, this view was balanced by others who believed that APA was of central importance to them and who found great value in attendance at the convention. Most responses indicated how the APA program could be tailored to better address their needs. Many concrete ideas for improving the program were suggested.
The Delphi results also demonstrated a strong interest in collaboration with other divisions. Almost all consulting psychologists (Rodney Lowman’s graduates are an exception) received their degrees in other areas of psychology. We retain our interests in those areas whether they are clinical, counseling, industrial-organizational, social, or experimental psychology. Further, much of the content knowledge and process expertise comes from other areas of psychology and other behavioral disciplines such as organizational development and change or management. We also have career, scholarly, and personal interests such as military psychology, group psychology, and international psychology that are in common with the interests of members of other divisions. This is another area of dimension of differentiation for the APA Convention from the MWC. It is very difficult for the MWC to provide the benefits of collaboration and cross-fertilization that the APA convention can potentially provide.
Here are my recommendations for improvements in the way SCP plans and implements its APA program.
Separate the Social Hour and the Awards ceremonies. This is an easy recommendation because of the general consensus that the awards portion of the program interrupts productive networking and socializing. Award winners would be encouraged to present a program at the following APA. This would have the additional benefit on of not asking award winners to attend two conventions in order to accept one award.
Create a small committee to make recommendations for science-based programs to the APA program chair. Ideally, the committee would include members from outside of SCP or even APA – e.g. SIOP, SPIM, and the Academy of Management. This committee would have several functions:
(a) To review the broader science literature in psychology, organizational behavior, and management for research of relevance to consulting psychology. The committee would make recommendations to the APA program chair for invitational programs by researchers and scholars in areas of relevance to consulting psychology practice.
(b) To identify important areas of research of importance to consulting psychology where further research needs to be conducted in order to support the development of consulting psychology. Armed with this information, SCP could sponsor and encourage relevant research from graduate students via dissertations and theses as well as from academic and practice-based members. This research could then be formally presented at APA.
Develop a more proactive method for collaborating with other divisions. Currently, program collaboration with other divisions takes place only on a post-hoc basis. Program chairs review already approved programs and decide whether to co-sponsor a program. This conveniently highlights programs of interests for attendees but provides for little actual collaboration in program development. Effective program collaboration needs to occur well in advance of the traditional program submission deadlines in January. See recommendation 7 below for my recommendations on how create a more proactive process for inter-divisional collaboration.
Offer CE credit for all appropriate programs. It would probably be simpler to take over the total process rather than try to supplement what APA already does. We can use the processes and procedures already developed by the CE committee and Lorraine Rieff to accomplish this goal.
Give Special Interest Groups (SIGs) responsibility for planning programs of interest to their members. One way to attract more members to APA is to make sure that there are parts of the program that are of particular interest them. SIGs can plan symposia, invite speakers, hold roundtables, etc. Candy Won believes that the current program model can accommodate almost any program structure that a creative and energized SIG can devise. Power to the people!
Integrate programs offered in venues such as the hospitality suite with the official program. Accomplishing this goal would involve better integration of the official program guide schedule with the SCP hospitality suite schedule. Candy Won has warned integration of the APA and SCP’s programs may be difficult and require some new thinking because of the current size of the printed program. Accomplishing integration of official APA programming with SCP-specific programming will require some creative problem-solving including more innovative use of technologies such as the web and interactive communication media.
Make the membership on the APA program committee a three-year appointment. This is how this process would work. Each in-coming President would make an appointment to the committee. In the first year, the new appointee would have responsibility for managing the hospitality suite program and the CE program. The second year, the committee member would be responsible for developing collaborative programming with other divisions and overseeing the work of the science committee described above. This arrangement would give the second-year program committee member several years to build the relationships with other divisions necessary for true collaboration. In the third year, this individual would become the chair of the program committee and be responsible for managing the program planning process and putting together the final program. The committee as a whole would determine the number of invited addresses, programs obtained through open “calls,” and programs developed and managed by SIGs. This progression of responsibilities would have the advantage of identifying individuals who are unable or unwilling to carry out these important responsibilities before they would be given the full responsibilities of the APA program committee.
Get official designation as a demonstration project for the SCP/APA program redesign initiative from APA. We tout ourselves as the Catalyst Division. Becoming an official demonstration project will demonstrate our leadership within psychology as well as help build the kind of collaborative relationships within the APA governance structure that will be necessary to bring the recommendations made above into fruition. I believe that Mike Honaker, Candy Won, and APA will support our efforts to make the Convention more attractive to our members. It is in their self-interests. I also believe that APA will have difficulty being proactive in this process. It is, after all, a big bureaucracy. However, if we provide the energy and direction, and demonstrate a sincere desire to work with APA, I believe that APA can be an important partner in this process.
The APA Monitor is giving you the chance to highlight your division’s awards and their recipients for any awards presented at the 2007 APA Convention in San Francisco! This listed of awards will be featured in the October issue of the APA Monitor.
If your division has yet to submit its awards and recipients list, you still have a few days to get this in. The deadline to submit your list will be Tuesday, July 31.
To qualify for the award chart, the awards must be presented at convention.
We will need:
1. Official name of the award
2. Recipients name
3. Academic degree (PhD, PsyD, EdD, etc) of recipient
4. University affiliation if the recipient is a student
If your division is not presenting any awards, please let us know at your earliest convenience.
Direct all questions and submissions to: br> Dana Schwartz
Monitor on Psychology
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (+1/202) 336-6143.
On Sunday, August 19th at the Moscone Center
2:00 to 2:50 p.m. in Room 238
APA FINANCES 101: Follow the Money
MEET THE APA TREASURER AND THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
CAROL D. GOODHEART, EdD, APA Treasurer
CHARLES (JACK) MCKAY, Chief Financial Officer
Join us to hear how a $110 million dollar organization (APA) operates and find out…what APA does with your dues dollars. Ask questions, get answers!
3:00 to 3:50 pm in Rooms 202/204/206
TOWN HALL MEETING
Exploring the Needs of Psychology and Psychologists in the 21st Century Your Chance to Shape the Future in an Open Exchange
MEET YOUR APA LEADERS
SHARON STEPHENS BREHM, Ph.D., APA President
ALAN E. KAZDIN, Ph.D., APA President-elect
NORMAN B. ANDERSON, Ph.D., CEO of APA
Join a free-spirited discussion with APA Leaders and Members to brainstorm about the future for psychology and psychologists. What do you think APA must do to prepare itself for the needs and opportunities of the upcoming decades? Would APA benefit from establishing stronger ties with other psychological organizations? To what segments of its membership should APA attend more? Let YOUR voice be heard. Raise your questions and tell others what you think.
Come to the town hall meeting to let leaders and other members of APA know your opinions. We will have a suggestion box on site just in case we don’t get a chance to hear from everyone.
The annual race and walk at the 2007 San Francisco Convention of APA will be held on Sunday morning, August 19, in Chrissy Field at 7AM. Buses will transport participants to and from the race. Awards will be given to the overall men’s and women's winners and to the top three in each 5 year age group, from under 25 to over 75. The top three male and female finishers who hold membership in Division 47 will receive awards. The top three finishers who are current or past Psi Chi or National Psi Chi Council members also will receive awards. To honor the exhibitors at our meeting who provide excellent raffle prizes for us, a special award also will be given to the highest finishing male and female exhibitor. Pre-registration will run until August 11th - which means that the entry form and fee must be received by that date. Please give us all the requested information including age and gender so that the race numbers can be labeled and results tabulated accurately. The entry fee for pre-registered runners (who are not Div. 47 members) is $25.00, which includes a commemorative shirt, raffle chance, and post-race refreshments. Pre-registration fees for students and Division 47 members are $20.00. After the August 11th pre-registration deadline, convention registration will be $30.00. Please note: there will be NO onsite registration the day of the race. Pre-registration helps avoid too many convention and day-of-race registrations and guarantees you race t-shirt. Make your check payable to: Running Psychologists.
Division 47 members receive a discounted pre-registration entry of $15 as a value-added benefit of division membership. If you are an APA member and wish to apply for division membership use the registration form ( ) and remit the discounted entry fee ($15) plus the Division dues ($24 for members, $14 for associates, $10 for student affiliates). Your application will be forwarded to APA for processing.
You may pick up your race number and shirt at the Division Services Booth in the main convention area, beginning Friday morning, August 17th. All further race information including maps, bus pickups from hotels, optional pasta party and award categories will also be available at the Division Services Booth.
Seven volunteers are needed to help with the race. No experience is necessary. Volunteers receive a race t-shirt and refreshments. If you or someone you know are interesting in volunteering, please contact Suanne Shocket.
For more information, visit the Division 47 website.
The Committee on Division / APA Relations (CODAPAR) announces the 2007 Interdivisional Grant Program (IGP) “Call for Proposals”.
The IGP is a grant program run by CODAPAR that awards funding to proposals for collaborative projects sponsored by two or more APA divisions. The purpose of the IGP is to support joint activities that enhance the work, interests or goals of these divisions and the Association (please see the Call for Proposals for details). These are small grants, ranging from $500 up to a maximum of $2500. They are designed as seed money to help in the initial stages of getting projects up and running. They are not designed to fully fund many proposals.
All APA divisions are invited and encouraged to participate in the IGP. Divisions are also welcomed to partner on more than one proposal. Division sections/chapters are also eligible to submit projects to the grant program. Please remember that all collaborations must be approved by the presidents of the participating divisions.
The deadline to receive proposals is Friday, September 14, 2007. CODAPAR will make its recommendations to the Board of Directors for its December meeting and funding for these collaborative projects will be announced and made available at the beginning of 2008.
Proposals have ranged from supporting conferences and workshops to publishing manuals and training materials to identifying specialties in the field of psychology. Here is a brief list of some of the diverse proposals that have been submitted and awarded funding:
Website Development: Instructional Resources for Courses on Violence & Trauma
Divisions: 35 and 56
Psychological Care of Returning Military Service Members From Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom
Divisions: 19, 22, 38 and 40
Prescription Authority Sourcebook: A Guide for States and Divisions
Divisions: 18, 31, 42 and 55
Community Psychology Task Force on Disaster, Community Readiness and Recovery
Divisions: 9, 18, 37, 45 and 56
Developing GLBT-Affirmative Psychoanalytic Curricula
Divisions: 39 & 44
Voices of Feminist Diversity: Preserving Psychology’s Pat and Enriching its Future
Divisions: 26 & 35
In order to streamline this process, CODAPAR encourages identifying a lead division to submit the proposal and having the presidents of other collaborating divisions submit the Sponsorship Form via mail, fax or email stating their involvement and support of the project.
If you have any questions about participation in the program or completing the proposal process, please contact Troy Booker. Materials may be mailed to the Division Services Office, attention “Interdivisional Grants Program” at the APA address; faxed to (+1/202) 218-3599 or e-mailed to Troy.
If you are looking to engage the early career constituency of your division membership, consider telling them about the fabulous programming the Committee on Early Career Psychologists is offering at this year’s APA convention in San Francisco!
Personal and Professional Life: A Closer Look at Self Care
Guerda Nicolas, PhD; Alfiee M. Breland-Noble, PhD; David Blustein, PhD; Maria Continho, MA; Adisa Azubuike, PhD; Brian Ragsdale, PhD; Kelly Horner, doctoral student
Saturday, August 18
10:00 - 11:50am
Moscone Center - Room 2009
Race and Culture in Supervision: What Professionals Should Know
Shamin Ladhani, PsyD; Nancy Boyd Franklin, PhD; Anabel Bejarano, PhD; Maryam Jernigan, MA; Kevin Henze, ABD; Kate Richmond, PhD
Saturday, August 18
2:00 - 2:50pm
Moscone Center - Room 226
Launching Your Career on Solid Footing: Financial Planning 101 for Early Career Psychologists
Christopher Loftis, PhD; Gary Hawley, PsyD; Jessica Kohout, PhD; William Pate, PhD; Jack McKay, CFO, APA
Sunday, August 19
3:00 - 4:50pm
Moscone Center - Room 2003
In addition to these programs early career psychologists can also look forward to additional programs below
Challenges for Psychologists and Psychology Trainees in Primary Care Settings
Counseling Psychologists with Grant Funds: Principal Investigators Reveal Their Secrets!
Psychologists Working in the Medical Setting: Innovative Applications
Education Leading to Licensure: The North Carolina Model for Change
How to Get Your Book Published
Negotiating Having Children at Different Developmental Stages of Academia New Marketing Technology for the Savvy Practitioner
The Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP) is seeking nominations for two slates to serve a three-year term (2008-2010):
EDUCATION Slate : Current work experience as an educator, experience working with and the ability to represent the interests of ECPs to the education community in the field, experience working with committees and other groups in promoting education and training of students, and experience in initiating and implementing projects. The individual will be required to attend the annual Educational Leadership Conference and to work actively with the Board of Educational Affairs and the Education Directorate of APA.
SPTA Slate : Promotes ECP interests and leadership experiences in State, Provincial, and Territorial Associations (SPTAs), and represents the interests of SPTAs related to ECPs within APA. This position co-directs a network of ECP representatives from SPTA and APA Divisions, and facilitates activities, projects and programs that foster joint membership and participation between the ECP memberships of APA and SPTAs. In addition, this individual will be required to attend the State Leadership Conference in March. Applicants for the SPTA Slate will be evaluated on leadership experiences within SPTA governance and program activities, as well as a general history of leadership and governance work.
The Committee on Early Career Psychologists seeks to:
research, organize and institute initiatives to increase the number of student affiliates who transition to full member status; as well as the number of early career psychologists joining the association for the first time;
collaborate in the development and implementation of the recruitment and retention initiatives of the Membership Committee;
support the development of new mechanisms and the enhancement of existing mechanism to increase participation in APA Divisions and State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Associations among early career psychologists;
promote greater awareness of the benefits of APA membership for early career psychologist and work to expand those benefits; and
represent the interests and concerns of early career psychologists throughout APA governance and the central office.
Nominees must be within seven years of the receipt of their doctorate on August 1, 2007. In addition, nominees must be able to attend - in their entirety - mandatory committee meetings in March and October. Meeting expenses are reimbursed by APA.
To encourage the representation of ethnic diversity issues on the Committee, the Committee on Early Career Psychologists requests that nominators consider the ethnic background of the nominee(s). The committee suggests that nominators also consider equitable age and gender representation, and diverse representation of expertise.
The Committee works extensively through email and phone conferences. Applicants should expect to spend a minimum of 5 hours per week engaged in committee activities.
All nominations should include a Statement of Interest from the nominee, current Curriculum Vitae, and one Letter of Recommendation. Nomination materials must be received by August 31, 2007.
Send Nominations via E-mail, Mail, or Fax to:
American Psychological Association
750 First Street , NE
Washington , DC 20002
Fax: (+1/202) 218-7628
If you have any questions about participation on the Committee on Early Career Psychologists, please contact the current Chair, Guerda Nicolas, PhD via E-mail.
Reconceptualizing Child Custody: Past, Present, and Future – Lawyers and Psychologists Working Together - A Continuing Education Conference
Cosponsored by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Bar Association Section of Family Law (ABA). This APA-ABA National Conference is organized around three primary themes:
The status of marriage, separation, divorce, parenting, and custody in the United States today
Legal and psychological issues relevant to contested custody cases
Effective legal and psychological interventions for families
Start each day with the plenary presentation and attend seminars that focus on your specific interests presented by judges, psychologists, and lawyers. Seminar topics include, but are not limited to:
Representation of children’s interests in matters of disputed custody
Admissibility of expert testimony
Effective interventions with high-conflict families
Considering allegations of abuse and neglect in contested cases
Crafting visitation, access, and parenting time
Alternatives to the adversarial process
Other planned activities include a mock trial involving expert psychological testimony, followed by responses from judges and the audience; and a number of occasions for networking, such as the April 30th welcome reception, informal “dine-arounds” at favorite Chicago restaurants, and a ticketed social event.
Continuing education credits will be offered. Based on the 1997 Los Angeles APA-ABA National Conference on the same topic, the cosponsors expect a sell-out attendance of more than 700 attorneys and psychologists from around the country. For more information and to be placed on the conference mailing list, send an e-mail.
Division Membership Chairs, please note that all lists of new 2007 Division members must be submitted to APA by Friday, August 24th, 2007. Please submit your lists to either Chris Hobson or Sharon Marshall.
If you submit your new Division membership lists after August 24th, the members’ Division membership will not show up on their 2008 member dues statement. Please contact either Chris or Sharon with any questions. Thank you!
The Division Services Office will be holding a session at convention for anyone who would like to learn more about the monthly division membership reports. It will be held Sunday, August 19, 2007, from 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM in Pacific Conference Suite H in the San Francisco Marriott Hotel.
At the workshop, we will explain how to read the monthly membership reports and will answer any questions about interpreting information contained in the reports.
In addition, we will go over other duties and services provided by the Division Services Office – mostly for those divisions that have contracted with our office for administrative tasks -- such as sending welcome letters for new memberships, reporting division memberships to the APA Membership Office, sending out division interest mailings, sending renewal notices to affiliates, and maintaining information about divisions on the APA website.
If you have a relevant topic that you would like added to the agenda, please contact Keith Cooke via E-mail.
APA boards and committee are invited to submit their nominations for the 2008 Raymond D. Fowler Award for Outstanding Contributions to APA – Member. The Fowler award was established in 2003 to recognize Dr. Fowler’s service to the association. The Raymond D. Fowler Award for Outstanding Contributions to APA recognizes an APA member who has had a significant and enduring impact on APA as an organization and who has shown a clear dedication to advancing APA’s mission.
Prospective nominees for the Raymond D. Fowler Award will demonstrate one or more of the following: 1) a clear dedication to advancing APA’s mission; 2) outstanding effort in advancing APA as a professional organization; 3) consensus-building among constituent groups within the organization; 4) contributions that have a significant and enduring impact on the association and 5) contributions that have a significant impact on the financial health of the organization.
APA Members may be nominated by another APA member or constituent APA group (i.e., APA boards, committees, divisions, state/provincial psychological associations). Members of the Board of Directors are not eligible to be nominated for the award during their term of service on the Board.
A complete nominations package is required for consideration. That includes: 1) a nominations statement of up to 500 words, 2) no more than 3 letters of support and 3) a current vita. The deadline for receipt of nominations is October 1, 2007.
A citation will be read at the August meeting of the Council of Representatives and the recipient’s name will be added to a wall plaque that will be placed prominently in the APA headquarters building. A $1,000 honorarium and up to $1,500 in expenses associated with travel to the APA annual convention will accompany the award.
Nominations for the 2007 Raymond D. Fowler Award for Outstanding Contributions to APA should be sent to Casey Reever via E-mail by October 1, 2007.
The 2007 Division and SPTA ballot was mailed on April 16. The election closed on May 31. Intelliscan has counted the ballots, the Election Committee has certified the election and the results follow. If you would like to review individual tally sheets contact Garnett Coad, Director of Elections via E-mail or at (+1/202) 336-6087.
President-elect: Donald A. Dewsbury, PhD
Member-at-Large: Gloria Behar Gottsegen, PhD
President-elect: Janet F. Carlson, PhD
Treasurer: Elizabeth Yost Hammer, PhD
President-elect: Nelson Cowan, PhD
Member-at-Large: Mark E. Bouton, PhD, and Nora S. Newcombe, PhD
Council Representative: Emanuel Donchin, PhD
President-elect: Gwyneth M. Boodoo, PhD
Member-at-Large: Jorge L. Mendoza, PhD
President-elect: Nancy K. Dess, PhD
Member-at-Large: Lisa M. Savage, PhD
Secretary: Sandra Graham, PhD
Fellows Committee: Xinyin Chen, PhD, and Philip D. Zelazo, PhD
Member-at-Large: Martha W. Alibali, PhD, and Robyn Fivush, PhD
Council Representative: Janet K. Swim, PhD
Council Representative: Maureen A. O’Connor, PhD, JD
President-elect: Jeffrey K. Smith, PhD
Student Representative: Christine M. Szostak
Council Representative: Mary Gregerson, PhD
President-elect: John C. Norcross, PhD
Secretary: Danny Wedding, PhD
Council Representative: Larry E. Beutler, PhD, and Lynn P. Rehm, PhD
President-elect: Greg Pennington, PhD
Secretary: Amy Owen Nieberding, PhD
Member-at-Large: Diana Gordick, PhD
President-elect: Ellen B. Mandinach, PhD
Treasurer: Christopher A. Wolters, PhD
Member-at-Large: Nancy Perry, PhD
President-elect: Tammy L. Hughes, PhD
Treasurer: Tanya L. Eckert, PhD
V.P. for Publications, Communications, and Convention Affairs: Shane R. Jimerson, PhD
V.P. for Education, Training, and Scientific Affairs: Elaine Clark, PhD
Council Representative: Cindy I. Carlson, PhD
President-elect: Janet E. Helms, PhD
Treasurer: Laura K. Palmer, PhD
V.P. for Education and Training: Y. Barry Chung, PhD
V.P. for Communication: Julia C. Phillips, PhD
Council Representative: Helen A. Neville, PhD
President-elect: Timothy J. Lawler, PhD
Secretary-Treasurer: Gilbert O. Sanders, EdD
Council Representative: Walter E. Penk, PhD
President-elect: William L. Wilson, PhD
Treasurer: Rebecca I. Porter, PhD
Member-at-Large: Carrie H. Kennedy, PhD
President-elect: Elizabeth M. Zelinski, PhD
Member-at-Large: Susan T. Charles, PhD, and Becca R. Levy, PhD
Council Representative: Norman Abeles, PhD
President-elect: Scott Shappell, PhD
Member-at-Large: Haydee Cuevas, PhD
Council Representative: Dave Schroeder, PhD
President-elect: Charles D. Callahan, PhD
Treasurer: Thomas R. Kerkhoff, PhD
Member-at-Large: Robin Hanks, PhD, and Amanda R. O’Brien, PhD
Council Representative: Kathleen (Kate) Sitley Brown, PhD, and Daniel E. Rohe, PhD
Council Representative: L. J. Shrum, PhD
President-elect: Barbara S. Held, PhD
Member-at-Large: James T. Walkup, PhD
Council Representative: Frank C. Richardson, PhD
President-elect: Thomas S. Critchfield, PhD
Member-at-Large: William V. Dube, PhD
Council Representative: Bruce A. Thyer, PhD
President-elect: Christopher D. Green
President-elect: Maurice J. Elias, PhD
Secretary: Jean L. Hill, PhD
Member-at-Large: Colleen Loomis, PhD
Regional Network Coordinator: Bernadette Sanchez, PhD
President-elect: John M. Roll, PhD
Member-at-Large: Stacey C. Sigmon, PhD
President-elect: Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD
Member-at-Large: Norman Abeles, PhD, and Michael J. Constantino, PhD
Council Representative: Linda F. Campbell, PhD, and Norine G. Johnson, PhD
President-elect: Ian Wickramasekera, II, PsyD
Secretary: Katherine N. DuHamel, PhD
Member-at-Large: Mitchell L. Eisen, PhD
President-elect: Jennifer F. Kelly, PhD
Treasurer: Bonnie Markham, PhD, PsyD
Member-at-Large: Sallie E. Hildebrandt, PhD
Council Representative: Elena J. Eisman, EdD
President-elect: Maureen O’Hara, PhD
Member-at-Large: David G. Lukoff, PhD
Council Representative: Arthur W. Lyons, PhD
President-elect Designate: Greg Olley, PhD
Member-at-Large: Erica A. Kovacs, PhD
President-elect: Saundra Murray Nettles, PhD
Treasurer: James H. Bray, PhD
Member-at-Large: Ethel Tobach, PhD, and Patricia L. Winter, PhD
Council Representative: Gregory H. Wilmoth, PhD
President-elect: Martha E. Banks, PhD
Student Representative: Stefanie Aki Hosoi
Affiliate Professional Representative: Jennifer G. Rose
President-elect: William L. Hathaway, PhD
Member-at-Large: Gabriel S. Dy-Liacco, PhD
Council Representative: M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall, PhD, and Mary E. Reuder, PhD
President-elect: Carolyn S. Schroeder, PhD
Secretary: Liza M. Suarez, PhD
Member-at-Large: Mindy R. Feinberg, PhD
Council Representative: Karen J. Saywitz, PhD
President-elect: Karina W. Davidson, PhD
Member-at-Large: Vanessa L. Malcarne, PhD
President-elect: Mary Beth M. Cresci, PhD
Member-at-Large: Bertram Paul Karon, PhD, Nina K. Thomas, PhD, and Lawrence M. Zelnick, PsyD
Council Representative: Laura H. Barbanel, EdD, and Laurel B. Wagner, PhD
President-elect: Glenn E. Smith, PhD
Member-at-Large: Julie A. Bobholz, PhD
Council Representative: Linas A. Bieliauskas, PhD, and Barbara C. Wilson, PhD
President-elect: Saul M. Kassin, PhD
Member-at-Large: Allison D. Redlich, PhD
Council Representative: Randy K. Otto, PhD
President-elect: Tamara C. Martin-Causey, PhD
Member-at-Large: Gordon I. Herz, PhD, and Elaine S. LeVine, PhD
Council Representative: Stanley R. Graham, PhD, Josephine D. Johnson, PhD, and Robert J. Resnick, PhD
President-elect: Thomas L. Sexton, PhD
Secretary: Terry Soo-Hoo, PhD
V.P. for Practice: Deborah L. Cox, PhD
V.P. for Science: Erika Lawrence, PhD
President-elect: Randy J. Georgemiller, PhD
Member-at-Large: Arlene Noriega
Council Representative: Sari H. Dworkin, PhD, and Terry S. Gock, PhD
President-elect: J. Manuel (Manny) Casas, PhD
Member-at-Large: Cheryl P. Talley, PhD
Council Representative: William D. Parham, PhD
President-elect: Danny Wedding, PhD
Secretary: Pauline W. Wallin, PhD
Member-at-Large: Irene M. Deitch, PhD, and David B. Baker, PhD
Council Representative: Lenore E. Walker, EdD
President-elect: Ed O. Acevedo, PhD
Secretary-Treasurer: Vincent J. Granito, Jr., PhD
Member-at-Large: Chris M. Janelle, PhD
President-elect: Eduardo I. Diaz, PhD
Member-at-Large: Judy B. Kuriansky, PhD
Council Representative: Corann Okorodudu, EdD, and Judith L. Van Hoorn, PhD
President-elect: Robert K. Conyne, PhD
Secretary: Jennifer S. Harp, PhD
Member-at-Large: Irene M. Deitch, PhD, and Arthur M. (Andy) Horne, PhD
Council Representative: Allan B. Elfant, PhD
President-elect: Thomas H. Brandon, PhD
Member-at-Large: John F. Kelly, PhD
President-elect: Michael E. Addis, PhD
Treasurer: Chen Z. Oren, PhD
Member-at-Large: Christopher T. H. Liang, PhD, and David Whitcomb, PhD
Council Representative: Gary R. Brooks, PhD
President-elect: Lynn H. Collins, PhD
Secretary: Neal S. Rubin, PhD
Member-at-Large: Gloria Behar Gottsegen, PhD, and Ann M. O’Roark, PhD
President-elect: Mary A. Friestad, PhD
Member-at-Large: Kathyrn E. Grant, PhD
Council Representative: Catherine E. Lord, PhD
President-elect: Kathleen L. Lemanek, PhD
Treasurer: David Elkin, PhD
Member-at-Large: Gerard A. Banez, PhD
President-elect: Morgan T. Sammons, PhD
Treasurer: James H. Bray, PhD
Member-at-Large: Glenn A. Ally, PhD
APAGS Representative: Robert H. Pietrzak
Council Representative: Elaine S. LeVine, PhD
President-elect: Steven N. Gold, PhD
Treasurer: Beth N. Rom-Rymer, PhD
Member-at-Large: Lisa D. Butler, PhD
Council Representative: Charles R. Figley, PhD
Alabama Psychological Association
Council Representative: Linda G. Alverson-Eiland, PhD
Alaska Psychological Association
Council Representative: David D. Sandberg, PhD
Psychologists’ Association of Alberta
Council Representative: Terry D. Pezzot-Pearce, PhD
California Psychological Association
Council Representative: David M. Lechuga, PhD
Colorado Psychological Association
Council Representative: Lisa C. Kaley-Isley, PhD
Florida Psychological Association
Council Representative: I. Bruce Frumkin, PhD
Hawaii Psychological Association
Council Representative: Craig H. Robinson, PhD
Indiana Psychological Association
Council Representative: Michael J. Murphy, PhD
Iowa Psychological Association
Council Representative: James N. Marchman, PhD
Kansas Psychological Association
Council Representative: David O. Hill, PhD
Kentucky Psychological Association
Council Representative: William J. Meegan, PhD
Louisiana Psychological Association
Council Representative: James W. Quillin, PhD
Minnesota Psychological Association
Council Representative: Margaret C. Charmoli, PhD
Mississippi Psychological Association
Council Representative: James D. Herzog, PhD
Nebraska Psychological Association
Council Representative: James K. Cole, PhD
New Hampshire Psychological Association
Council Representative: Sandra C. Rose, PhD
New Jersey Psychological Association
Council Representative: Judith E. Patterson, PhD
North Dakota Psychological Association
Council Representative: George W. O’Neill, PhD
South Carolina Psychological Association
Council Representative: Shirley A. Vickery, PhD
Utah Psychological Association
Council Representative: Chris K. Wehl, PhD
Vermont Psychological Association
Council Representative: Charlotte McGray, PsyD
The Committee on Division/APA Relations is presenting a series of articles on topics that are of interest to APA divisions. The information presented below is on student and early career psychologist activities gleaned from 2006 Division Annual Reports.
Division 1 – Society for General Psychology
Working with APAGS to recruit students and ECP members under age 30.
Division 2 – Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP)
We have a Graduate Student Teaching Association described here: www.teachpsych.org/members/gsta.php. Loreto Prieto of the University of Akron is the advisor. The chair of that group serves as a voting member of our Executive Committee.
Division 3 – Experimental Psychology
For 2007, the graduate student representative on the Division 3 Executive Committee will receive travel expense reimbursement to attend the APA convention in San Francisco. In addition, for the 2007 Convention Division 3 will give an award for the best poster presented by a graduate student first author.
Division 5 -- Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics
The Executive Committee is studying the feasibility and implementation of the APAGS and ECPN liaison programs.
Division 6 -- Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology
Current President, Karen Hollis, has an initiative to change the bylaws so that the division can add an Early Career Psychologists as a voting member of Division 6.
Student Awards Program: An initiative proposed by the student representative, Stephanie Washburn, was to better publicize student awards by posting them on the division website alongside the other Division awards and sending them to the Division 6 student listserv.
Increasing Student Membership: Another initiative proposed by the student representative, Stephanie Washburn, was to work with incoming student representative, Rebecca Singer to retain and increase student membership within the Division.
Division 7 -- Developmental Psychology
The Division has focused programming and membership recruitment on students and early career psychologists in recent years and this theme is the central platform of the new President, Larry Steinberg (see his column in the current Division newsletter). We are continuing to host student-friendly events and to feature a student paper symposium at the APA meeting, which features the best student submissions. The Boyd McCandless award to a junior scholar continues to be one of the most prestigious early career awards in the field. We also annually present an award for best dissertation in developmental psychology at the APA meeting.
Finally, Glenn Roisman became our representative to the Early Career Psychologist Network of APA to serve a two-year term. Glenn is a distinguished junior scholar who we just learned will receive the 2006 Early Scientific Achievement award from SRCD.
Elizabeth Oliva, a graduate student at the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, who has multicultural origins (Mexican-American and Pacific Islander), became the Student Representative to the Division Executive Committee. Elizabeth has extraordinary leadership background in mentoring and recruiting minority scholars for active participation in psychological organizations, college and graduate school and community service. She is working with President Larry Steinberg on the Division mission to recruit young members, and she has a special knack for recruiting multicultural student involvement. Second, our student-oriented programming at APA and SRCD (including social events aimed at students) are designed to encourage minority student participation. Third, committee chairs are chosen to represent diverse points of view and encouraged to engage diverse members.
Division 9 -- Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
Division 10 -- Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts
Early Career Psychologist Network representative Christine Charyton and AGAGS representative Scott Kaufman are spearheading an effort to build a new faculty-student mentoring program.
Division 12 – Society of Clinical Psychology
The Early Career/Young Professional Section gained ground this year by appointing officers, meeting at APA in New Orleans, and developing a ballot, dues structure, and a website. This is a vibrant group and the Division looks forward to their success.
The new Section on Early Career will have its first election, and two different representatives will attend the Div 12 Board meetings. This group is actively recruiting from various other organizations focused on young professionals.
Division 12, Section 2 (Society of Clinical Geropsychology)
A letter to Clinical Training programs, D20, and D40 encouraging student participation in 12/2 was sent. The student listserv is operational. PDF links to 12/2 member publications were requested as an information resource. A clinical hours database template is in preparation and may become available on the website.
Student representative Caitlin Holley, President Bob Intrieri and President Elect Suzanne Meeks held a focus group at the November 2006 Gerontological Society of America meeting in San Diego to generate ideas for making the Section more ‘student friendly’. Thirteen students representing six schools attended and made important recommendations such as having informal programming relevant to students at the convention, the development of a virtual library of geropsychology resources, and changes in the geropsychology listserv to include more information on job opportunities.
Division 12, Section 3 (Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology)
Directory of Clinical Psychology Internships edited by Horan and Blanchard (updated as of 2006; provides information on research opportunities and training available in predoctoral internships) Dissertation Grants (5 awards of $500) and Student Poster Awards at APS conference.
Division 12, Section 8 (Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers)
We invited a student to join our board and all board conference calls in 2006. Moreover, our section-sponsored conference being planned for 2007, Psychologists in Academic Health Centers: Traditions and Innovations in Education, Science and Practice, will focus on professional development opportunities and contemporary roles in for psychologists in academic health centers.
Division 12, Section 9 (Assessment)
Continued encouragement of student involvement in the section
Division 13 -- Society of Consulting Psychology
Student rep is actively recruiting her replacement on the Board. We also are continuing a series of workshops at the Mid-Winter Conference and at our hospitality suite at APA to cover topics pertinent to students and early career psychologists.
Division 14 – Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
This year we held our first Masters Level Consortium for students (we have a yearly Doctoral Consortium and are planning to continue to better serve both populations of students). We also have recently begun sponsoring a Junior Faculty Consortium and plan to continue that in the future.
Division 15 – Educational Psychology
The Executive Committee met for a two-day retreat on Nov. 10 to discuss Strategic Planning. At that meeting we approved two new initiatives. One is that we provided funding for a research project (total funding of $2,000) to a member of the division who is gathering data on educational psychology doctoral training programs in order to better understand how to build a professional identity in graduates of these programs. Results of this effort will be used by the division to inform our membership drives and procedures, and to help us understand how best to appeal to prospective new members. Our hope is that new members will be gained ultimately from this project. Results will be published in the Division Newsletter.
The second initiative is related to the first, and also intended to reinforce our desire to attract young professionals to the division. Beginning this year, we are offering funding for small grants (two grants annually of $1,000 each) to for dissertation research. The Dissertation Awards Committee is assuming responsibility for this competition. The application process has been announced in the Listserv, Newsletter, and Div. Spotlight section of the Monitor. Applicants must be student affiliates of Div. 15 at the time of application.
Division 16 – School Psychology
1. Division 16 has an active student group, Student Affiliates of School Psychology (SASP). The SASP President sits on the Division’s Executive Committee and is supported for attendance at EC meetings and other functions. Division 16 supports a mini-convention That SASP runs for students. The submission process is through SASP and the program is held in the Division 16 hospitality suite every year. 2. Although Division 16 does not have a dedicated seat on its EC for early career psychologists, members of this group are frequently recruited for positions. For example, the current Vice President for Membership is an early career psychologist, as was the current Vice President for Publications, Communications, and Convention Affairs when she first came onto the EC. Also, D16 Award committees are mandated to include early career psychologists and senior psychologists, as well as representation from different regions of the country. We also plan to continue our early career scientific contributions award.
Division 17 -- Society of Counseling Psychology
The Passing the Baton presidential initiative is where we focus on students & early career psychologists. There will be an APA-SF convention program related to same. Also, we work closely with the SAS (student group of the SCP) host institution.
Division 17, Section on College and University Counseling Centers
We have waived the fee as of the 2006-07 year for students who are members of APA or Div. Student groups. We also participate in Div. 17’s student poster recognition at the annual convention.
Division 17, Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Awareness
The Section is participating in the Early Career Psychologists Roundtable for Division 17 and inviting students and early career professionals to participate in all Section programming during convention.
Division 17, International Section
We are conducting an orientation/mentoring program on the first day of the conference for students at the upcoming APA convention. We did this for the last two years.
Division 17, Positive Psychology Section
The Section will be establishing the following positions: Student Representative, Early Career Psychologist Representative, Practice Representative, Research Representative, and Teaching/Training Representative. We also will be participating in the student poster competition with other Sections in the Division.
Division 17, Prevention Section
Research grants to students
Division 17, Promotion of Psychotherapy Science Section
Plans for a session prior to the 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference include specific involvement in working groups by students and new professionals.
Division 17, Supervision and Training Section
Two posters from STS were presented at the SCP social hour student poster session Awards were given to:
L Dianne Borders, Ph.D.: Distinguished Professional Achievement Award 2006
Arpana Inman, Ph.D.: Outstanding Publication of 2005 Award
Outstanding Student Research Travel Awards 2006:
Anju Kaduvettoor, B.A. Lehigh University; Group Supervision: Multicultural Learning and Group Climate
Yoko Mori, M.S. Lehigh University; Effective vs. Ineffective Supervisor Interventions: Trainees’ Perspectives.
Division 17, Society for Vocational Psychology Section
Having installed two graduate student representatives on our executive board, we anticipate (and are encouraging) proposals related to promoting graduate student and early professional involvement in the Society.
Division 17, Ethnic and Racial Diversity Section
We want to increase our membership of early career psychologists- recent graduates who were formerly student members. I have created a membership committee devoted to our membership within SERD.
Division 17, Health Psychology Section
We also intend to work on recruitment especially within this group, particularly as we look ahead to the SCP meeting next March, 2008 in Chicago.
Division 17, Section on Independent Practice Section
Preparing a presentation at International Counseling Psychology Conference, 2008 Discussion Hour at APA for Early Career practitioners.
Division 18, Criminal Justice Section
The Ad Hoc Committee for Student Involvement in CJ (chaired by Ms. Andrea Kleiver) developed a mission statement with a primary goal of increasing student membership in Division 18 and the CJ section. To this end, the committee put in motion recruitment methods to include a recruitment letter to attract interested students which has been sent to the Division 18 and CJ section listservs. In addition, several personal emails have been sent by each committee member to students that may be interested. The committee also plans to send this email to student members within Division 18 and the CJ section that may not be on the listservs. Finally, in order to further market Division 18 and the CJ section to interested students the committee is working to post information on the CJ section website and have submitted articles to be published with the Division 18 Quarterly newsletter as well as the “Crime Scene” newsletter published by the Canadian Psychological Association.
The committee, in collaboration with Ms. Monica Roy (Division 18 Student Representative), organized a student social for Division 18 during the 2006 APA Convention which was held in the Division 18 hospitality suite (Marriott Hotel) on August 10th.
Division 18, Police & Public Safety Section
The Section has consistently emphasized and encouraged its members to provide practicum, and internship sites. Presently, there are approximately 15-18 such sites available for doctoral-level students who have an interest in police psychology. Also, at the Section’s pre-convention mini-conferences, there are specific training blocks specifically for student presentations.
Division 18, Psychologists in Indian Country
Encourage students and early career psychologists to participate in section activities and leadership
Publicizing Division 18 Mentoring Program and encouraging student and early career psychologist participation, as well as participation of mentors
Encourage AI/AN students to become involved with 84-437 Scholarships, Society of Indian Psychologists, & Minority Fellowship Program
Division 19 -- Society for Military Psychology
At the 2007 Convention, Division 19 will present a symposium entitled “Tri-Service Internships: Training and Preparation for Military and Civilian Careers.” Divisions 19 and 21 co-sponsor a midyear meeting which provides a supportive atmosphere for collegial participation by both students and more senior psychologists. Each year, approximately 25 to 35 Army and Air Force academy cadets participate in this event. Awards are given annually for the best student papers presented at this meeting.
Division 20 – Adult Development and Aging
Student and postdoctoral representatives (Cory Bolkan, Matt Shake, Jeanine Parisi) have one hour of programming time, which is being devoted to a roundtable discussion of obtaining funding to support aging research among students and early-career psychologists.
Division 20 has submitted a proposal to the Retirement Research Foundation to continue our Student Awards Program, which provides funding to promote student and early career research. One category of awards funds undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows to conduct original research; another provides awards for completed research. These RRF awards also provide awards for mentoring at different levels of experience (with Mentor and Master Mentor awards).
Student members of APA will be subsidized to attend evening social event after the D20 business meeting.
Division 22 – Rehabilitation Psychology
I appointed a task force in Div 22 to develop programs for Early Career Psychologists. In addition, Div 22 now provides funding for a student member and an early career member to attend the Executive Council meeting at the annual APA conference in August.
Division 24 -- Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology
The division is making an effort to increase graduate student involvement and appointed both a graduate student representative to the executive committee (Jason Goertzen) and appointed a senior member (John Christopher) to serve as graduate student liaison.
Jeff Reber is has joined the APA ECP group to discuss initiatives to increase and maintain membership among early career psychologists. He will meet with the committee at the annual meeting and is participating in a listserve to generate ideas. Division 24 has also launched an effort to increase student involvement. We featured a student symposium prominently in our 2006 program and have begun both a student scholarship program and a mentoring program (senior division members mentor graduate students).Division 25 -- Division of Behavior Analysis
Cooperative effort with Divisions 3, 6, 25, 28, & 46 and with CARE to promote the career development of promising new scholars. Provides up to 10 awards of up to $1,000 to cover travel costs to attend the 2007 APA convention in San Francisco.
Division 27 -- Community Psychology, Society for Community Research and Action
Three volunteer student reviewers helped us to select our 2006 Student Research Grant winners. With the increased funding from last year we were able to select two winners this year.
The Community Student (TCS)—a column in our newsletter, The Community Psychologist (TCP)
We have been and will continue to publish reviewed student work for Spring and Fall issues, and to update students of relevant SCRA activities through the column year-round. Submissions for publication continue to be high in number and quality.
Social/Public Policy Column
A new submission opportunity is being offered to students for TCP (the Community Psychologist). Under the initiation of Joe Ferrari and with the approval from the editors of TCP, students have been offered to submit for the Spring issue of TCP.
2007 Biennial Travel Awards:
We are still determining how many travel awards can be offered for this year’s Biennial. Once we can confirm the budget we will make the necessary call for awards to students.
Still in planning is a Biennial student social event. Also we both intend to facilitate a roundtable discussion to explore and address student membership, participation, and satisfaction issues related to Division 27.
SCRA Website – Student Matters
We are continuing to work to expand the student area on the SCRA website, including a student information page as well as several discussion boards to address student development, communication, and support. We are currently soliciting student involvement and feedback in the creation of these discussion boards.
It is anticipated that as in previous years student membership will increase during this Biennial year. We prioritize retaining and integrating student members into participating in SCRA activities. We plan on addressing this issue by increasing student interface time at events related to Community Psychology (e.g., Eco Conferences, Regional APA conferences, SCRA, etc.) as well as through virtual means whose activity has been markedly low (e.g., email, student list-serv).
2006 Mid-western Eco Conference Report
Marco (National Student Representative for Division 27) attended the 2006 Midwestern Eco Conference hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A forum yielded important information and feedback about directions for SCRA recruitment, and the future of community studies as a whole. We have developed five strategies by which to address the concerns of students with whom we have met.
Division 28 -- Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse
Annual convention poster session/travel awards program is sponsored by NIDA and NIAAA, and organized in conjunction with Division 50 - Addictions.
Cooperation in annual convention program, e.g., young investigator poster session, social hour, paper sessions, joint collaboration with the Science Directorate and NIDA and NIAAA. This may become an annual event for the foreseeable future.
Division 29 – Psychotherapy
Student Activities Report:
Student Recruitment Drive (winter & spring)
? Create/Update Student Affiliate Membership Application & Brochure
? Mail brochures to addresses on address list of clinical and counseling programs
? Create/Update Student Membership Drive email and send email with application attached to:>br?
Distribution list of clinical and counseling programs
DIV 29 Student List Serv
DIV 12 List Serv
APAGS List Servs
Other relevant listservs
Results: Completed by April 2006
Student Paper Awards (winter - summer)
? Create/Update Awards Announcement Flyer
? Mail flyers to addresses on address list of clinical and counseling programs
? Create/Update Announcement of email and send email with application attached to:
Distribution list of clinical and counseling programs
DIV 29 Student List Serv
DIV 12 List Serv
APAGS List Servs
Other relevant listservs
- Publish abstracts of winning submissions in Psychotherapy Bulletin
Results: Completed by June 2006
Student Publications (every season)
? For each issue, arrange to have a student paper to be published in the Bulletin
? Arrange interviews of professional members by Student Committee members to be published in the Bulletin
? Create/Update call for student papers to be published in the Bulletin email and send to DIV 29 student listserv
? Edit and select manuscripts, working with the editor of the Bulletin
? Help fulfill presidential objectives by publishing relevant student papers
Results: Completed for first few issues.
Status of Proposed Activities for 2006: Continue to submit student articles for the remaining issues in 2006
Create Committee (fall; winter of next year)
? Select committee members for next year
? Create/Update email announcement of new positions available on the Student Development Committee and send to DIV 29 student listserv
Results: Completed by September 2006
Integrate Committee with the Division (winter)
? Work with other committee chairs to promote student committee members involvement on other committees
Education & Training
Results: Completed by March 2006
Facilitate Elections for New Student Development Chair Elect (fall)
? Current Chair Elect will choose members of the committee for candidates
? Publish their candidate statements and pictures in the Bulletin
? Work with elections committee
Send them CVs of the candidates
Results: In progress, ballots will be mailed out in Winter 2007
Division 30 – Society of Psychological Hypnosis
We have been encouraging all of our board and members who teach at graduate programs to distribute our materials to their students. We have student travel awards for the convention. Last year our Membership Chair attended both the reception for Student APA Members and the one for first time attendees at the convention and she plans to do this again in San Francisco.
Division 31 – Division of State, Provincial, and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs
1. The Division expanded the seat on the Board this year from being a combination student/early career position to two positions with one of each.
2. A Division 31 program is being presented with APAGS on the sequencing of training and the implication for SPTA’s and student members.
3. The Division supports an online listserv for students and early career psychologists.
Division 32 -- Division of Humanistic Psychology
The division has a strong commitment to students who make up approximately 25% of our membership. As mentioned above the mentoring and writing and publication team services are especially oriented toward students. This year, the executive board approved the addition of two student affiliate members. The students were invited to our Winter retreat to share with us the issues and concerns most important to graduate students. They were well received and were quickly incorporated as working members of the board. The students will also attend the division’s board meeting during the APA conference. Plans are to have students serve on the board in the coming years. Many students are also active participants on the division’s listserv.
Early Career Psychologists
As mentioned above the division has established the Carmi Harari Early Career Award to honor persons who have been highly productive and contributive and exemplary psychologists by early career. This year it was awarded to Jonathan Raskin.
Division 34, Population and Environmental Psychology
An ad hoc committee to consider the establishment of an award for a contribution to population or environmental psychology by a student has been formed-charged with making recommendations on the establishment of an award.
Division 35 -- Society for the Psychology of Women
Student listserv has been established and expanded. Recruitment will target these groups, as will mentoring activities. Convention and Hospitality suite programming activities and activities of standing committees on Early Career Psychologists.
Division 35, Section 1 -- Psychology of Black Women
The Section awarded a HIV/AIDS Prevention Small Grant award of $1500 to Naomi Hall of Claremont Graduate University for her research entitled: “Examining sociocultural correlates of HIV sexual risk behavior in Black women.”
Additionally, Section One gave two scholarships for the Carolyn Payton Award ($500 each).
Division 35, Section 3 -- Hispanic Women/Latina Concerns
At the 2007 APA convention, we will be holding a symposium entitled “Continued connections of strength: Mentoring Latinas through graduate school and beyond” to target both students and early career psychologists. We also will be holding a networking lunch in hopes that students and early career psychologists can meet and receive support from senior Latina psychologists.
Division 35, Section 4 -- Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Issues
In recruiting candidates for the Section election, one of our positions is for a Student Representative to the Section. We also welcome Early Career Psychologists as officers. Our current Section President, Julie Konik, is an example, receiving her PhD in 2005.
Division 37 – Child, Youth and Family Services
We have plans to establish one or more Early Career Psychologist awards (similar to our Student Poster Awards) to be given at convention. We have both ECP and student programming and social hours planned for our hospitality suite at convention. We hope to participate in the 53/54 Internship social hour with our Section on Child Maltreatment’s Internship Guide. We are also working to establish a set of pages within our website devoted to issues and needs specific to students and ECPs.
Division 37, Section 1 (Child Maltreatment)
There is both a dissertation award for graduate students and an Early Career Award, which alternates on an annual basis between research and practice. The Section is also attempting to do a better job recruiting graduate students. The Section is working with APA to obtain a student membership list so that Section officers can more effectively communicate with them.
Division 38 – Health Psychology
The Division 38 Student Council has re-activated the Student listserv and is posting monthly discussion topics. They have also initiated a relationship with APAGS representatives to help circulate information about health psychology to students and emerging professionals. The APA convention in San Francisco will feature student-oriented sessions and social activities, including opportunities to meet with Health Psychology Internship Directors.
Division 39 – Psychoanalysis
Division 39 will continue its priority of matters relating to early career psychologists with support of its Graduate Student Committee and Task Force on Early Career Psychologists. This will be reflected in participation at events related to early career psychologists sponsored by APA, program time programming at the Spring meeting 2007 and APA program and inclusion of issues relevant to these areas in its newsletter and journal. In addition, discounted rates for participation in Division activities will continue to be offered to graduate students and early career psychologists.
Division 39, Section on Couple and Family Therapy and Psychoanalysis
To encourage research in the area of psychoanalytic couple and family therapy and include students in our section, we award research grants to the best dissertation proposals we receive.
Division 40 – Clinical Neuropsychology
The Division 40 Association for Neuropsychology Students in Training is a subcommittee of our Education Advisory Committee; this group participates in all activities of the EAC and also sponsors training workshops biannually. We are currently discussing the possibility of forming a committee specifically to address the concerns of early career psychologists.
Division 41 -- American Psychology-Law Society
The Undergraduate Research Award Committee, chaired by Livia Gilstrap, reported that the call will be more widely advertised this year including being posted on the APLS website, advertised with the APLS student section, in the APLS newsletter, and on the psylaw email distribution list. In addition, the committee is looking into the possibility of sending an email to the APLS members list in August or September.
Division 42 – Division of Psychologists in Independent Practice
1) An Early Career Psychologist will be appointed to every one of the Division’s committees, 2) Award to students who submitted posters for the convention.
Division 44 – Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues
The division is finding ways to fund early career psychologists to attend EC meetings.
Division 47 -- Exercise and Sport Psychology
Reaching out to students interested in becoming proficient in sport psychology, to educate them on educational pathways and methods of achieving knowledge and proficiency in this field. Brochure targeting student interested in sport psychology being developed by our student representative, to be included on our website and handed out to training programs and at the annual conference.
Proposed column in our newsletter in which a student/new professional describes his/her internship experiences.
Division 47, Running Psychologists
In 2006 RP had its first student representative. We intend to continue to offer this opportunity to interested students.
RP will solicit student volunteers to help with race day tasks.
Division 48 – Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence
The Society sponsors the Early Career Award in Peace Psychology. The 2006 recipient was Dr. Daniel Shapiro.
Division 49 – Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy
Chair of Student Committee to prepare action plan to increased recruitment and involvement of student members.
Diversity and Student involvement have been identified as key issues for the board and have been discussed with the membership via the division newsletter, The Group Psychologist., and via the division listserv.
Division 50 – Addictions
Division 50 continues to place a strong emphasis on encouraging the involvement of students and other Early Career Professionals (ECP) in Division activities. Along with including ECPs on Division committees and convention programming, we have increased our efforts to involve students in all aspects of Division activities. Consequently, we have appointed student representatives to our Advocacy, Membership, Science Advisory, and Budget Committees. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about Division 50 and to network with more senior psychologists.
Division 51 – Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity
The Division appointed four student representatives (Jennifer Lane, David Goode-Cross, Nick Larma, Bryant Smalley) ) and created a Student Page on its web site inviting students to become members and participate in the activities of the Division.
Division 52 – International Psychology
Our Student/Early Career Psychologist Committee is one of the strongest in the Division, continues to grow and is working on a mentoring initiative.
Division 53 – Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Doctoral students enrolled in APA-approved clinical psychology training programs and postdoctoral fellows who plan academic careers focused on child and adolescent mental health are eligible for grants to fund empirical studies conducted by the graduate student or postdoctoral fellow on methods of assessment, prevention, or treatment or on issues related to the psychopathology of children or adolescents. Studies that address issues related to poverty, race, or culture are especially encouraged. Up to two grants to predoctoral students ($2,500 total costs each) and one to a postdoctoral fellow ($5,000) will be awarded in 2007, depending on number of applications with high merit.
One award will be given to early career researchers whose work exemplifies the mission of Division 53. Individuals in academia below the rank of Associate Professor at the time of nomination or application are eligible. The recipient will receive $750 to help pay the cost of travel to the next meeting of the American Psychological Association and be invited to give an award address and to receive their award during that meeting.
Division 55 -- American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy
Time allotted for a special presentation at the APA Meeting in San Francisco by a student.
Special reception for students.
Special award for best dissertation on RxP.
Division 56 -- Division of Trauma Psychology
We have an active Student Affairs Committee. They have recently appointed chairs of four subcommittees. These committees, their chairs and their goals are listed below.
Website Student Affairs Sub-Committee – Damon Wood, Chair
Goal: To create and maintain website link to Div. 56 & APAGS and to collaborate with other subcommittees.
Membership Student Affairs Sub-Committee – Jill West, Chair
Goal: To contact APA programs (undergrad and grad) to encourage student membership, manage existing database of student members, encourage subcommittee membership, participation, and track dues.
Publications Student Affairs Sub-Committee – Patrick Meade, Chair
Goal: To collaborate with Newsletter Officer, recruit student submissions, conduct interviews with field specialists.
Mentorship Student Affairs Sub-Committee – Brian Hall, Chair
Goal: To recruit mentors and mentees, establish searchable database, develop mentorship activities with experts in the field.
Early Career Psychologists
We are in the process of forming a committee to address this issue, and seeking an early career psychology for the Executive Council of the Division.
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Chana K. Akins, PhD (01/06-12/08)
University of Kentucky
Department of Psychology
219 Kastle Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0001
Phone: (+1/859) 257-1103
Fax: (+1/859) 323-1979
Divisions: 6, 18, 24, 25, 28, 38, 45, 48 and 50
Wayne J. Camara, PhD (01/05-12/07)
The College Board
45 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (+1/212) 713-8069
Fax: (+1/212) 649-8427
Divisions: 5, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 32 and 41
Allan B. Elfant, PhD (01/07-12/09)
429 West Shadow Lane
State College, PA 16803
Phone: (+1/814) 234-8011
Divisions: 7, 12, 22, 37, 40, 46, 49, 53 and 55
Kate F. Hays, PhD (01/05-12/07)
The Performing Edge
730 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 2B7
Phone: (+1/416) 961-0487
Fax: (+1/416) 599-8287
Division: 10, 13, 17, 29, 30, 31, 39, 42 and 47
Richard S. Velayo, PhD (06/05-12/06)
41 Park Row
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (+1/212) 346-1506
Fax: (+1/212) 346-1618
Divisions: 1, 3, 23, 26, 27, 36, 43, 52 and 54
Janice D. Yoder, PhD (01/06-12/08)
University of Akron
Department of Psychology
Akron, OH 44325-4301
Phone: (+1/330) 972-8371
Fax: (+1/330) 972-5174
Divisions: 2, 8, 9, 33, 34, 35, 44, 51 and 56
Division Services Staff
Troy Booker, Division Services Officer
Keith Cooke, Division Services Manager
Sarah Jordan, Director, Divisions Services
Micheline Meyers, Division Services Coordinator
Julian Slaughter, Division Services Associate
Wendy Williams, Division Services Specialist
2007 Deadlines for Articles for the APA/Division Dialogue
Please submit copy on diskette or via e-mail to
September/October: August 27, 2007
November/December: October 22, 2007