Call for Nominations to the Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology

APA's Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology (CDIP) seeks nominations for two new members to begin three-year terms on January 1.

The Committee’s mission is to promote the:

  • psychological well-being of people with disabilities;

  • inclusion of knowledge about disabilities and disability issues in education, training programs, policies, and professional development of psychologists;

  • development and implementation of psychological service delivery modes responsive to the needs of people with disabilities; and

  • awareness of disability in psychological research as well as specific research activity in disability areas.

Current CDIP activities include developing resource guides and other informational materials, increasing the visibility of disability within APA, and addressing barriers to psychology training and practice encountered by individuals with disabilities.

CDIP seeks full members of APA with specialization in disability issues. The Committee strongly encourages applications from those who have a disability and/or those with personal experience with disability. The Committee also actively recruits ethnic minority psychologists and those who are members of other underrepresented groups.

Selected candidates will be required to attend two committee meetings each year in Washington, DC, with expenses reimbursed by the APA, and are encouraged to participate in CDIP-sponsored activities held during the APA Convention at their own expense. Members are also expected to participate in email discussions and conference calls, and work on Committee priorities between meetings.

Nomination materials should include a current curriculum vitae and a letter from the nominee indicating willingness to serve on CDIP and highlighting specific competencies, interests, and potential contributions to the work of CDIP.

Nomination materials and supporting materials should be sent by August 20, 2010 to: Anju Khubchandani, Office on Disability Issues in Psychology, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002-4242 or e-mail.