Division News

Serving on CODAPAR can be a rewarding experience for those with an interest in the divisions. A term on CODAPAR is 3 years. The APA Board of Directors appoints members to CODAPAR based on the slates recommended by the current committee.

2009 CODAPAR Call for Nominations

The Committee Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) announces the 2009 Call for Nominations for our committee for the upcoming year.

The CODAPAR mission is to promote the involvement of divisions within APA and to foster psychology as a science and profession. The Committee advocates for divisions and advises the Division Services Office and APA’s Chief Executive Officer on the impact of APA activities on divisions. Having been division leaders, each CODAPAR member has a vested interest in fighting for and supporting policy changes to enhance the relationship between APA and divisions. CODAPAR members develop leadership training programs for division officers and provide opportunities for divisions to work collaboratively.

Serving on CODAPAR can be a rewarding experience for those with an interest in the divisions. A term on CODAPAR is 3 years. The APA Board of Directors appoints members to CODAPAR based on the slates recommended by the current committee. Each division is invited to submit one nomination for the two seats that will be available for the January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012 term.

CODAPAR makes every effort to select slates that reflect the full range of divisional interests and seeks nominations that will ensure representation of all divisions. CODAPAR pays considerable attention to nominations that will ensure diverse representation on the Committee, including gender, sexual orientation, ethnic, racial and cultural minority status.

Jaine L. Darwin, PsyD and Richard S. Velayo, PhD, will rotate off the Committee at the end of 2009. In order to keep the committee balanced, CODAPAR is particularly seeking nominees who are ethnically diverse and who are involved in the practice of psychology.

Divisions submitting a nomination should state the nominee’s particular qualifications and interest in the position on the Nomination Form and include a vita for your nominee. Your nomination should be received in the Division Services Office no later than Monday, March 2, 2009.

After reviewing the nominations, CODAPAR will forward to the Board of Directors its recommendations for achieving balance among the committee membership with respect to the broad range of interests represented by divisions. CODAPAR will submit the proposed slates to the Board at their June 2009 meeting.

The 2009 members of CODAPAR and their nominating divisions are as follows: Jaine L. Darwin, PsyD [08/07 – 12/09 (Division 39)]; Margaret Bull Kovera, PhD [01/09 – 12/11 (Division 42)];Julia C. Phillips, PhD [01/08 – 12/10 (Division 17)]; Linda A. Reddy, PhD [01/09 – 12/11 (Division 16)]; Richard S. Velayo, PhD [1/07-12/09 (Division 52)] and Frank M. Webbe, PhD [01/08 – 12/10 (Division 47)].

We ask that you acquaint your nominee with the time commitment associated with service on CODAPAR. CODAPAR meets four times per year. The first brief meeting takes place immediately before the Division Leadership Conference and then CODAPAR members participate in the entire conference as presenters and facilitators. The second meeting is held in conjunction with the Spring Consolidated Meetings. CODAPAR meets for the third time at the APA Annual Convention, where it hosts a breakfast for President-Elects and meets on the Friday of convention from 9:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M. This meeting is used to begin planning for the next year's Division Leadership Conference. The fourth meeting is held in conjunction with the Fall Consolidated Meetings of APA committees. In addition, the committee will, on an ongoing basis, handle activities described in CODAPAR's mission statement included below:

90-7. COMMITTEE ON DIVISION/APA RELATIONS

There shall be a Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) which shall be generally concerned with the mutual involvement of divisions and APA in fostering psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare and shall: (1) serve an advisory function to the Division Services Office and Chief Executive Officer on the mutual implication and impact of activities of APA and divisions: (2) provide leadership to facilitate coordination and communication among divisions and between divisions and APA; (3) make proposals to enhance structural, functional, and policy relations between APA and divisions; (4) plan and host the Division Leadership Conference; (5) provide leadership in developing training programs for division officers at the Division Leadership Conference, the APA annual meeting, or other such forums, to enhance the functioning and benefits offered by divisions and the diversity of the Association's members; and (6) act as a facilitator in resolution of disputes among divisions .

CODAPAR shall consist of six members, each serving a three-year term, and shall report to Council through the Board of Directors. Two new members of CODAPAR will be appointed annually. Nominations will be solicited from divisions, with each division invited to submit a nominee for CODAPAR. Eligible nominees are APA members who are the division's president or another officer or board member for that division. Upon receipt of division nominations, CODAPAR will submit to the Board of Directors a listing of nominees along with its recommendation for achieving balance in representation of the broad interests of divisions as designated in defined slates. An additional goal shall be to achieve diversity among CODAPAR members by striving to obtain gender balance and at least one member from underrepresented groups. The Board of Directors will appoint two new members annually from the slates submitted by CODAPAR.

Please use the enclosed form when submitting your division’s nomination to CODAPAR.

If you have any questions, please contact Troy Booker, Division Services Officer and Staff Liaison to CODAPAR at (+1/202) 336-6121 or via e-mail.


ECP Events in the Society of Counseling Psychology - Division 17

by Dr. Oksana Yakushko, PhD

Committee on Early Career Professionals.

Early career professionals are drawing attention of the leaders and membership of many divisions across the APA. Like many other APA divisions, Society of Counseling Psychology has begun to recognize that it is “graying” at a much faster rate that it should and that it has been increasingly difficult to keep members during their transition from being a student to a professional. Thus, in the past four to five years, Division 17 leadership has made significant efforts in listening to its ECP membership as well as creating new initiatives that are specific to the needs and experiences of this group of division members.

One of the early initiatives was the creation of the Taskforce on the Early Career Professionals which was led by Dr. Nathan Smith. Under his leadership, the taskforce focused specifically on finding new ways to listen to ECP members. The new ways included creating a closer collaboration within the Division with such committees as the Membership committee. Another approach was to conduct division-wide survey of early career professionals. The results of this survey have been quite illuminating. For example, ECPs often expressed concern that the Division’s leadership structure was confusing and inaccessible to them. Another common theme was Division’s disproportionate focus on individuals in academia versus those in other career trajectories such as hospitals, private practice settings, or college counseling centers. Because Division 17 indeed seeks to incorporate counseling psychologists across all career placements or clinical interests, this feedback was very valuable for consequent divisional efforts in reaching its ECPs.

Thus, when the Taskforce was transformed into a standing Committee, the new leadership of this committee included not only ECPs from academia but also such diverse settings as university counseling centers, hospitals, private practices, VAs, college career centers, and post-doctoral positions. The Committee began to collaborate across the Division with leaders of section and special interest groups as well as leaders of all other committees including our student committee (SAS). Leadership of the Division (at that time, division president Dr. Linda Forrest and others) began to actively recruit ECPs to positions at all levels of the organization. The Committee also began to explore new ways to make ECPs more visible within the Division – through ECP-focused events at conferences and conventions, through columns in the divisional newsletter, through creation of a new web link on the Division’s website, and through creating a new ECP listserve. Many of these initiatives are still in development but have gathered an enthusiastic welcome from ECP members aware of the initiatives.

One of the great successes in reaching out and working with Division ECPs was the Society’s International Conference held last March in Chicago, IL. “It was so good to be visible!” was one of the most common responses from the ECPs that was heard throughout the conference. Individuals commented on how helpful it was to have an ECP sign next to the programming that focused on ECP concerns as well as how these presentations seem to meet the needs and interests on the many diverse ECPs at the conference. In addition, ECPs were included throughout the conference: during the opening and closing ceremonies, during awards, and during many social hours. Presentations for ECPs included topics such as transitions during early career years, grants available to ECPs, unique experiences of international ECPs, balancing career and life, getting involved in the Division and APA, and self-care for ECPs. The mentoring hour during which ECPs were able to meet in small circle with some of the most distinguished counseling psychologists, drew over 60 individuals.

The new “buzz” among the Division leadership (including its ECP Committee) is how does the Society continue to step forward and step out of the box in reaching the new diverse early career individuals. We have talked about a difficulty for “old dogs doing new tricks.” Yet the excitement and commitment to try new approaches, to transform, to be open to new (and radical) ideas for engaging the new generation of counseling psychologist are only growing.

The events at Division 17 seem to parallel those in other divisions that focus on the needs and experience of diverse early career professionals at APA. The APA Committee on Early Career Professionals will continue to work with and across the Divisions to highlight innovative strategies for engaging ECPs. If you have ideas, events, or strategies to share, please contact Dr. Oksana Yakushko at e-mail (until April 2009) or at e-mail (after April 2009).

The APA Office of International Affairs looks forward to working with all APA divisions this year, as we promote exchange with international colleagues and organizations. We collaborate with Divisions through our International Division Liaison network for the list of current liaisons). Division liaisons are invited to attend the meetings of the Committee on International Relations (CIRP), receive CIRP minutes, attend annual breakfast meetings at the APA convention, and serve as an informal advisory group on Division matters. The Office of International Affairs also collaborates with Divisions to promote international convention programming and exchange with international colleagues at the annual APA convention. For more information on CIRP-Division projects and activities please visit APA Divisions & Internal Affairs.

Upcoming international deadlines: Nominate colleagues with international perspectives for the APA Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology and the APA Humanitarian Award (nominations deadline March 1, 2009); Send Division news of international activities for inclusion in Psychology International (newsletter distributed to members and affiliates--contact Amena Hassan and see the Psychology International page); if interested, nominate yourself for the International Experts database. This database will be used to identify potential speakers for UN and other events and to identify potential colleagues for international collaboration and exchange. The database will cross-reference psychologists by area of expertise and geographical area.

As you know, the 2008 Bylaws Amendments and 2008 for Legislative Year 2010 Apportionment ballots were sent to all APA eligible voters on October 31. The balloting period ended Monday, December 15. The ballots have been counted , the Election Committee has certified the elections, and the results follow.

The Apportionment ballot results are attached for your review. In summary, Divisions as a group received 61.63% of the total number of points and SPTAs as a group received 38.37% of the total number of points. As a result, Divisions were awarded a total of 100 seats, or 3 more than they received in last year's election. SPTAs were awarded 62 seats, or 3 less than they received in last year's election.

Divisions 3, 18, 32, 35, and 50 picked up one additional seat each, while Divisions 39 and 43 each lost a seat. California, Illinois, and New Jersey each lost a seat.

There were 3 Bylaws Amendments that membership voted on. Amendments will pass if approved by 2/3rds of those voting.

The proposed amendment to provide a voting seat on Council for each of the four national ethnic minority psychological associations was defeated. A total of 10,312 votes were cast. 6,749 (65.45%) approved the amendment and 3,563 (34.55%) did not approve the amendment.

The proposed amendment to provide a vote on the Board of Directors for the APAGS Representative was approved. A total of 10,109 votes were cast. 7,017 (69.41%) approved the amendment and 3,092 (30.59%) did not approve the amendment.

The proposed housekeeping amendments to add the words "territory" or "territorial" to the relevant sections of the bylaws was approved. A total of 10,282 votes were cast. 9,693 (94.27%) approved the amendments and 589 (5.73%) did not approve the amendments.

As you know the 2008 President-elect election ballots were sent to all APA eligible voters on October 15. Voters had the option to vote by paper ballot or online. Intelliscan, Inc. has counted the ballots, the Election Committee has certified the election and all of the candidates have been notified of the results. On behalf of the Election Committee I am pleased to announce that Carol D. Goodheart, EdD, has been elected as the 2009 APA President-elect. Dr. Goodheart will begin her term on January 1, 2009. The candidates are listed in the order of finish.


APA Seeks Nominations for 2010 Awards

Nominate your colleagues now for next year’s annual convention.

APA’s Practice, Science, Education, and Public Interest directorates, and the Office of International Affairs are seeking nominations for the Association’s 2010 Awards.

Winners receive an honorarium of $1,000; the opportunity to present an invited address at APA’s 2010 Annual Convention San Diego, CA, August 12–15; a waiver of 2010 convention registration fees; and reimbursement of up to $1,500 in expenses related to attendance at the 2010 convention.

The deadline for all award nominations is June 1, 2009.

APA Practice Awards

APA’s Board of Professional Affairs (BPA) seeks nominations for its Distinguished Professional Contributions awards. All nominees must have excellent overall personal and professional reputations. Nominees should not have received disciplinary action from a state board of examiners in psychology and must have no history of ethical violations at the state or national level. Please send nomination materials for all categories to Ayo Bello at the APA address. You may also reach her by phone at (202) 336-5911 or e-mail. For additional information, please also see APA's Professional Practice Programs.

For each award, nominators should provide a detailed narrative statement of no more than 300 words on the nature of the contributions and focus of the nomination and an up-to-date resume and bibliography. Endorsements from other individuals or groups are encouraged. Also, nominators of award winners will be responsible for preparing a 100-word award citation. All nominees must have excellent overall personal and professional reputations.

The APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research is given to a psychologist whose research has led to important discoveries or developments in the field of applied psychology. To be eligible, this research should have led to innovative applications in an area of psychological practice, including but not limited to assessment, consultation, instruction, or intervention (either direct or indirect). Research involving the original development of procedures, methodologies, or technical skills that significantly improve the application of psychological knowledge and provide direct and immediate solutions to practical problem areas will be considered, as will research that has informed psychologists on how better to observe, define, predict, or control behavior. Original integration of existing theories or knowledge is also eligible for consideration.

The APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Independent Practice. The award is intended to recognize outstanding independent practitioners in psychology. Nominations will be considered for psychologists working in any area of clinical specialization, health services provision, or consulting, and services provided to any patient population or professional clientele in an independent setting. Services provided to diverse client groups or patient populations, including but not limited to children/adolescents/ adults/older adults; urban/rural/frontier populations; minority populations; and persons with serious mental illness will be considered. Contributions may be judged distinguished by virtue of peer recognition, advancement of the public’s recognition of psychology as a profession, relevant professional association honors, or other meritorious accomplishments denoting excellence as a practitioner including advancement of the profession.

The APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Institutional Practice. The award is intended to recognize outstanding practitioners in psychology. Nominations will be considered for psychologists working in a wide variety of institutional practice settings (e.g. schools, military, state hospital, Department of Veterans Affairs, etc.). Services provided to diverse client groups or patient populations, including but not limited to children/adolescents/adults/older adults; urban/rural/frontier populations; minority populations; and persons with serious mental illness will be considered. Contributions may be judged distinguished by virtue of peer recognition, advancement of the public’s recognition of psychology as a profession, relevant professional association honors, or other meritorious accomplishments denoting excellence as a practitioner including improvement of institutional service delivery systems or development of psychologically informed public policy.

APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology is awarded on an annual basis by BPA and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) to a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding practice and application of psychology. A qualified candidate must demonstrate exemplary performance in working with an underserved population in an applied setting or have developed an innovative method for delivering health services to an underserved population. Nominees may have received their doctoral degree at the time of nomination provided that accomplishments for the award were achieved while a graduate student. Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply from all psychology sub-specialties (e.g., clinical, counseling, organization, school, health) and can be self-nominated or nominated by an APA member. However, all self-nominations must be endorsed by an APA member who serves the function of a nominator.

Each applicant must submit a summary of no more than 1,000 words regarding their work with an underserved population that must include a description of the student’s work with this population, the status of the underserved population and number served, nature of psychological services/work done and its impact on addressing the needs of the identified population. In addition, nominees are expected to identify why the group they have worked with is considered underserved. Applicants must also submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of support from a member of APA and, in the instance of a self-nomination, verification that the endorser will serve the role and complete the functions of a nominator.

The nominator/endorser will be expected to prepare the text for the award citation, attend the APA Annual Convention (at his or her own expense), serve as chair of the winner’s award address, introduce the award recipient and prepare the written introduction for any APA publications wishing to publicize the award.

APA Science Awards

The Committee on Scientific Awards invites nominations for its awards program. Nominations for all three award categories should be sent to the Science Directorate at the APA address. Questions about the awards program should be directed to Suzanne Wandersman at (202) 336-6000, or APA Humanitarian Awards.

Members of the committee, former recipients of the awards, and the president and president-elect of APA are ineligible. For a list of previous award winners, see the November 2010 American Psychologist.

Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award is presented to candidates who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology. The Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology is presented to candidates who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems.

For these awards, nominators should include in the letter of nomination a statement addressing the following questions: Describe the important theoretical and empirical contributions and their impact on the field, usually attributed to the nominee; Compare the nominee with others in her/his field, including others who previously have received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award; What influences has the nominee had on students and others in the same field of study? Where possible, please identify the nominee’s students by name.

Nominations for these awards will not be considered without the following: a letter of nomination, a current vitae, a recent complete bibliography, the names and addresses of several scientists familiar with the nominee’s work; a list of ten most significant and representative publications; and three reprints representative of the nominee’s contribution (reprints, preferably in electronic form).

Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contributions to Psychology recognizes excellent young psychologists. For purposes of this award, psychology has been divided into 10 areas: cognition/human learning; psychopathology; health; developmental; animal learning and behavior, comparative; applied research (e.g., treatment and prevention research, industrial/organizational research, educational research); social; individual differences (e.g., personality, psychometrics, mental ability, behavioral genetics); perception, motor performance; and behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. Five awards are given each year, with areas rotated in two-year cycles. The titles of the areas were chosen only for the convenience of approximate identification; nominators should view each area in its largest, most inclusive sense. The Awards Committee is particularly interested in nominees who are female and from underrepresented groups. Winners of this award will be invited to attend an awards ceremony in 2010 at the convention, but are not expected to present an award address.

Nominations of persons who received doctoral degrees during and since 2000 are being sought for 2010 awards in the following areas: cognition/human learning; psychopathology; health; developmental; and animal learning and behavior, comparative. Nominations for the Early Career Awards will not be considered without the following: a statement on the worthiness of the nominee (maximum of two pages in length), a current vitae, a recent complete bibliography and no more than five reprints representative of the nominee’s contribution.

APA Education and Training Awards

The Board of Educational Affairs is requesting nominations for the following awards. All nominations must include a letter of nomination citing the award for which the nomination is made and outlining the contributions of the nominee, two letters of support, and curriculum vitae. Send nominations and supporting materials to Sharon Leiss, Education Directorate, at the APA address. Questions about the awards should be directed to Sharon Leiss at 202-336-5970.

Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training recognizes psychologists who have engaged in teaching/training as the primary employment during their career. Psychologists will be selected for this award on the basis of their documented positive influence on the education and training of students; engagement in important research in education and training; development of effective materials for instruction; establishment of workshops, conferences, or networks, of communications for education and training; achievement and leadership in administration that facilitate education and training; and activities in professional organizations that promote excellence.

Award for Distinguished Contributions of Applications of Psychology to Education and Training recognizes psychologists for evidence-based applications of psychology to education. To be considered for this award, the candidate must demonstrate a contribution to new teaching methods or the solution of learning problems through the use of research findings or evidence-based practices. Particular emphasis will be placed on the use of psychological knowledge to improve learning in educational settings (including pre-kindergarten to 12th grade) and/or in communities.

APA Public Interest Awards

The Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI) invites nominations for the 2010 APA Public Interest Awards. The BAPPI Committee on Public Interest Awards will evaluate each nomination based on the extent to which the nominee has exhibited knowledge and/or experience with the criteria identified in the above description of each award. Nomination letters for each of these awards must clearly explain in 500 words or less the basis for the nomination, including a description of how and why the candidate is uniquely qualified to receive the award. The letter must be accompanied by a copy of the nominee’s current vita, and letters of support from at least 3 people familiar with his or her work. Nominees may also submit 3-5 selected representative reprints, or alternative types of samples of work such as Internet based communications, or legal briefs. Nominations and supporting material should be sent to: Ms. G. Tina Wolridge at the APA address.

The APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest (Senior Career) recognizes an individual that earned his or her doctorate degree more than 15 years prior to the date of the nomination and whose single extraordinary achievement or a lifetime of outstanding contributions have met one or more of the following criteria: (a) courageous and distinctive contribution(s) in the science or practice of psychology that significantly supports efforts toward a solution to one of the world’s intransigent social problems; (b) distinctive and innovative contribution(s) that makes the science and/or practice of psychology more accessible to a broad and diverse population; and (c) an integration of the science and practice of psychology that serves the public interest and advances social justice and human welfare.

APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest (Early Career) recognizes an individual that earned his or her doctorate degree 15 or fewer years prior to the date of the nomination and whose single extraordinary achievement or a lifetime of outstanding contributions have met one or more of the following criteria: (a) courageous and distinctive contribution(s) in the science or practice of psychology that significantly supports efforts toward a solution to one of the world’s intransigent social problems; (b) distinctive and innovative contribution(s) that makes the science and/or practice of psychology more accessible to a broad and diverse population; and (c) an integration of the science and practice of psychology that serves the public interest and advances social justice and human welfare.

APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy honors a psychologist who has made a distinguished empirical and/or theoretical contribution to research in public policy, either through a single extraordinary achievement or a lifetime of work dedicated to informing public policy through psychological understanding. Examples of relevant achievements would include research leading others to view specific national policies differently; research demonstrating the importance of the application of psychological methods and theory to public policy; or research clarifying the ways scientific knowledge of human behavior informs public policy.

APA International Awards

Nominations and supporting materials for the following international awards should be sent to the Office of International Affairs at the APA address. Questions about the awards should be directed to Sally Leverty at (202) 336-6025 or via e-mail. For more information, please also see the Office of International Affairs.

Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology

APA’s Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP) is seeking nominations for the Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology. This award recognizes distinguished and enduring lifetime contributions to the international cooperation and advancement of knowledge in psychology. Nominees for this award can be from any country but do have to be psychologists and must be a member or affiliate member of the Association. Nominations should include a supporting type-written statement of up to 500 words that traces the nominee’s cumulative record of enduring contributions to the international advancement of psychology; a current vitae, a list of relevant publications and letters of support from three to five people familiar with the nominee’s work.

International Humanitarian Award recognizes extraordinary humanitarian service and activism by a psychologist or a team of psychologists, including professional and/or volunteer work conducted primarily in the field with underserved populations. “Extraordinary humanitarian services” is defined as professional activities initiated by psychologists, working alone or in association with others, to help alleviate severe stress and restore psychological well-being to a group of people in a variety of difficult circumstances, including but not limited to survivors and/or victims’ families following a significant event such as a natural or person-induced disaster, a national or international incident, a civil war or a forced migration; or to a community of any size in which long-term political, economic, social and/or other circumstances have caused severe stress and psychological problems for a substantial portion of that community.

Nominees can be from any country and need not be APA members. Recipients are individual psychologists or teams of psychologists working under the aegis of local, national, and international organizations that provide psychosocial and humanitarian services. Nominations should provide ample and clear documentation to substantiate extraordinary service that has improved the lives and contributed to the well being of people in either large or small geographic areas anywhere in the world. Documentation should include, but is not limited to, descriptions of the difficult conditions constituting severe threats to the security, stability, welfare or development of communities; specific actions, including personal risk, taken to improve conditions; demonstrated skills, knowledge, dedication and persistence brought to bear on work within specific communities; and the social and political activism displayed in rebuilding or transforming communities and/or fostering the empowerment of community members to act on their own behalf.

Applications will be screened by APA’s Committee on International Relations in Psychology, which will make recommendations to APA’s Board of Directors for its designation of the awardee. Applications must include a letter of application; a 500-word narrative description of extraordinary humanitarian services and activism within specified time frames; a curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and other supporting documents deemed essential to a full presentation of the applicant’s work.


2008 Board and Committee Election Results

The 2008 Board and Committee election ballots were sent to members of the 2008 Council on October 31. The election closed Monday, December 1. The ballots have been counted and the Election Committee has certified the election. The Election Committee is pleased to announce the winners in the 2008 Board and Committee election. Those elected follows:

Committee on the Structure and Function of Council (CSFC)

Slate I: William J. Strickland, PhD

Slate II: Lynn P. Rehm, PhD

Finance Committee

Slate I: Ronald E. Fox, PhD

Slate II: Danny Wedding, PhD

Ethics Committee

Slate I: Jennifer A. Erickson Cornish, PhD

Slate II: Linda M. Forrest, PhD

Slate III: Peter N. Mayfield, PhD

Membership Board

Slate I: Josephine D. Johnson, PhD

Slate II: Jose M. Cortina, PhD

Slate III: Debra E. Park

Policy and Planning Board (P&P)

Slate I: Beverly Greene, PhD

Slate II: Kurt Salzinger, PhD

Slate III: Michael J. Murphy, PhD

Publications and Communications Board (P&C)

Slate I: Jennifer Crocker, PhD

Slate II: Neal W. Schmitt, PhD

Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP)

Slate I: Maureen M. Black, PhD

Slate II: Florence W. Kaslow, PhD

Slate III: Deanna G. Chitayat, PhD

Board of Educational Affairs (BEA)

Slate I: Carol Anne Dwyer, PhD

Slate II: Margaret E. Madden, PhD

Slate III: Cheryl L. Travis, PhD

Slate IV: Joseph F. Aponte, PhD

Board of Professional Affairs (BPA)

Slate I: Judith S. Blanton, PhD

Slate II: Ruth E. Fassinger, PhD

Slate III: Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD

Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP)

Slate I: Helen L. Coons, PhD

Slate II: Sanford M. Portnoy, PhD

Slate III: Larry C. James, PhD

Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA)

Slate I: Nora S. Newcombe, PhD

Slate II: Kevin R. Murphy, PhD

Slate III: Robert L. Balster, PhD

Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI)

Slate I: Asuncion M. Austria, PhD

Slate II: Antonette M. Zeiss, PhD

Slate III: Douglas C. Haldeman, PhD

Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (CRSPPP)

Slate I: Mary M. Brabeck, PhD

Slate II: Neil A. Massoth, PhD

Board of Convention Affairs (BCA)

Slate I: Nancy K. Dess, PhD

Slate II: Shamin C. Ladhani, PsyD

Slate III: Richard M. Suinn, PhD

Committee on Rural Heath (CRH)

Slate I: James L. Werth, Jr, PhD

Slate II: Kristi Sands Van Sickle, PsyD


Apportionment and Voting Results

The 2008 Bylaws Amendments and 2008 for Legislative Year 2010 Apportionment ballots were sent to all APA eligible voters on October 31. The balloting period ended Monday, December 15. The ballots have been counted , the Election Committee has certified the elections, and the results follow.

In summary, Divisions as a group received 61.63% of the total number of points and SPTAs as a group received 38.37% of the total number of points. As a result, Divisions were awarded a total of 100 seats, or 3 more than they received in last year's election. SPTAs were awarded 62 seats, or 3 less than they received in last year's election.

Divisions 3, 18, 32, 35, and 50 picked up one additional seat each, while Divisions 39 and 43 each lost a seat. California, Illinois, and New Jersey each lost a seat.

There were 3 Bylaws Amendments that membership voted on. Amendments will pass if approved by 2/3rds of those voting.

The proposed amendment to provide a voting seat on Council for each of the four national ethnic minority psychological associations was defeated. A total of 10,312 votes were cast. 6,749 (65.45%) approved the amendment and 3,563 (34.55%) did not approve the amendment.

The proposed amendment to provide a vote on the Board of Directors for the APAGS Representative was approved. A total of 10,109 votes were cast. 7,017 (69.41%) approved the amendment and 3,092 (30.59%) did not approve the amendment.

The proposed housekeeping amendments to add the words "territory" or "territorial" to the relevant sections of the bylaws was approved. A total of 10,282 votes were cast. 9,693 (94.27%) approved the amendments and 589 (5.73%) did not approve the amendments.

If you have any questions concerning the election or results, please contact the Election Office via e-mail or by phone at (+1/202) 336-6087.


2009 CODAPAR Members

Margaret Bull Kovera, PhD (01/09-12/11)
City University of New York
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Department of Psychology
445 W. 59 th St.
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (+1/212) 484-1112
Fax: (+1/212) 237-8930
Applied Cluster
Divisions: 5, 8, 13, 14, 19, 21, 23, 31 and 46

Jaine L. Darwin, PsyD (07/07-12/09)
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, #25
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (+1/617) 354-7480
Practice Cluster
Divisions: 12, 17, 18, 29, 30, 39, 41, 42 and 49

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
Public Interest Cluster
Division: 9, 27, 34, 35, 44, 45, 48, 51 and 52

Linda A. Reddy, PhD (01/09-12/11)
Rutgers University
Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
152 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8020
Phone: (+1/732)-445-2000 ext. 143
Fax: (+1/732) 445-4888
Development Cluster
Divisions: 7, 15, 16, 20, 33, 37, 43, 53 and 54

Richard S. Velavo, PhD, 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
Basic Cluster
Divisions: 1, 2, 3, 10, 24, 25, 26, 32 and 36

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

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

 

2009 Deadlines for Articles for the APA/Division Dialogue

Please submit via email to Troy Booker.

March/April: February 23, 2009

May/June: April 20, 2009

July/August: June 22, 2009

September/October: 24, 2009

November/December: October 19, 2009