Division News

The 30th Annual Running Psychologists’ APA 5K “Ray’s Race and Walk”

International Affairs, Divisions Working Together for Smooth Convention Visits


The APA Office of International Affairs would like to work with Divisions to help make sure that your international convention invitees have a smooth visit. Information and tips on being a good host are available in a brochure for Divisions at www.apa.org/international/division/. Information about travel and visas for international convention goers is available on the international website (www.apa.org/international/convention.html), as are forms for requesting a letter of invitation.

There are some special programs for international visitors at convention - a reception Friday afternoon and a special welcome at the International Affairs booth (with the APA booths in the registration areas). In addition, be sure to invite your international guests to hospitality suite activities, and be sure that they are settled in their hotel in Boston. If you have any questions or need assistance, contact the Office of International Affairs via E-mail or at (+1/202) 336-6025.


Division Services Booth at Convention

Division Services will have a booth at the upcoming APA Annual Convention being held in Boston MA, August 14-17. Divisions are invited send membership brochures, applications, newsletters and journal information, as well as convention and hospitality suite programs. We are asking that you limit your supply to 100 copies of each piece. You may also send one copy of your journal as a sample display. If there are other pieces you would like to send, such as handouts for special projects or upcoming events, please feel free to do so.

The Division Services booth will also display information for those divisions that will sponsor a hospitality suite. Upon checking in and receiving your suite assignment, please stop by the booth or leave a message for Troy Booker at the Message Center with the suite number, hours of operation and location.

All materials must be received in the Division Services Office on or by Friday, July 25. When preparing your shipment, please remember to:

  • Put your name and division number on the OUTSIDE of each box.

  • List the box’s contents on the OUTSIDE of the box (e.g., newsletters, hospitality suite program). This will avoid having to open boxes before shipping to the Convention Center in San Francisco, CA.

  • Complete the attached inventory sheet and return it separately.

Contract divisions ship materials to Keith Cooke and Non-Contract divisions ship material to Troy Booker:

APA Division Services Office
2007 Convention Materials
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

The Division Services Booth will be located in APA Resource Center in the Convention Center.

If you have any questions about shipping or the booth operation, please contact Keith at (+1/202) 216-7602 or Troy at (+1/202) 336-6121.


The 30th Annual Running Psychologists’ APA 5K “Ray’s Race and Walk”

The annual race and walk at the 2008 Boston Convention of APA will be held on Saturday morning, August 16, in Artesani Park at 7AM. This year’s race will feature Olympian runner, Bill Rodgers, winner of the Boston and New York Marathons. 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 Thursday morning, August 14th. 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.

For questions or more information, contact Lucinda Seares-Monica, PsyD or Janet Cain, PhD. You can also visit the Division 47 website for the registration form.


2008 CODAPAR Members

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, 15, 20, 24, 25, 28, 38, 45 and 50

Jaine L. Darwin, PsyD (07/07-12/09)
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, #25
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (+1/617) 354-7480
Divisions: 18, 19, 31, 32, 37, 39, 42, 48 and 53

Julia C. Phillips, PhD (01/08-12/10)
The University of Akron
Counseling, Testing and Career Center
Akron, OH 44325-4303
Phone: (+1/330) 972-7082
Fax: (+1/330) 972-5679
Division: 7, 14, 16, 17, 23, 27, 41, 43 and 44

Richard S. Velayo, PhD (06/05-12/06)
Pace University
Psychology Department
41 Park Row
Room 1324
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (+1/212) 346-1506
Fax: (+1/212) 346-1618
Divisions: 1, 3, 5, 34, 36, 46, 49, 52 and 54

Frank M. Webbe, PhD (01/08-12/10)
Florida Institute of Technology
School of Psychology
Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: (+1/321) 674-8104
Fax: (+1/321) 674-7105
Divisions: 10, 13, 21, 22, 29, 30, 40, 47 and 55

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

2008 Deadlines for Articles for the APA/Division Dialogue

Please submit copy on diskette or via e-mail to Troy Booker.

July/August 2008: June 20, 2008
September/October 2008: August 22, 2008
November/December 2008: October 24, 2008