From the Education Directorate

The Continuing Education Committee (CEC) seeks nominations for five new members to begin three-year terms on January 1, 2010.

Continuing Education Committee Seeks Nominations

The Continuing Education Committee (CEC) seeks nominations for five new members to begin three-year terms on January 1, 2010. Members are required to attend two committee meetings each year in the Washington, DC area with expenses reimbursed by APA. Members also work on committee projects between meetings.

As defined in APA’s Association Rules, the committee develops policy and program recommendations for the association’s continuing education (CE) program, working collaboratively with the Office of Continuing Education in Psychology and the Continuing Education Sponsor Approval System. The committee’s tasks include:

  • Providing comprehensive review of all sponsors and organizations seeking APA sponsor approval.

  • Developing and delivering CE programs and products.

  • Providing educational and technical assistance to APA directorates, divisions, state associations and other sponsors.

  • Collaborating with organizations that want to become APA-approved sponsors.

  • Identifying, promoting, implementing and evaluating research, development and innovations in CE.

The Committee seeks to assemble a professionally and multiculturally diverse group of psychologists. It encourages nominations from individuals committed to life-long learning and is specifically looking for individuals with knowledge of or background in LGBT issues, independent practice, psychodynamic psychotherapy, forensic psychology, and scientific research methods including measurement and evaluation. Early career psychologists are also encouraged to submit nominations. CEC is committed to maintaining a diverse and broad representation from all groups and areas of psychology, and is in particular seeking individuals representing the following: women, minorities, and geographical diversity.

The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2009. Nominations consisting of the nominee’s curriculum vitae and a letter stating the individual’s interest in serving should be submitted to Arlette Tongue by by e-mail.


G. Stanley Hall / Harry Kirk Wolfe Lectures at the APA Annual Convention, August 6-9

Friday, August 7, 2009
10:00 Am – 10:50 AM

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Meeting Room 705
Chair: Barney Beins, Ithaca College
Presenter: Alexandra Rutherford, York University, Culture and Controversy: Situating B. F. Skinner in Psychology’s History 

Harry Kirk Wolfe Lecture

Friday, August 7, 2009
11:00 Am – 11:50 AM

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Meeting Room 706 
Chair: Rita Curl-Langager, Minot State University
Presenter: David Thomas, Oklahoma State University, Psychology is a Science: Engaging Students in the Research Process

G. Stanley Hall Lecture

Friday, August 7, 2009
1:00 Pm – 1:50 PM

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Meeting Room 803B
Chair: Rita Curl-Langager, Minot State University
Presenter: David Barlow, PhD, Boston University, Diagnoses, dimensions, DSM V, and evidence based psychological treatments: A view to the future

G. Stanley Hall Lecture

Saturday, August 8, 2009
2:00 pm – 2:50 PM

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Meeting Room 810
Chair: Theodore Bosack, Providence College
Presenter: Mary Kite, Ball State University, The more things change...: Teaching about stereotyping and prejudice