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Division Services Booth at the 2010 APA Convention

As we prepare for the upcoming APA Annual Convention being held in San Diego, CA, the Division Services Office would like to inform and remind you that we will have a Divisions Booth.  With this letter, we invite you to submit materials your division would like to have on display. 

You may 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 me 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 23rd.  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 Diego, CA.

  • Complete the attached inventory sheet and return it separately.

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

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.  Booth hours will be:

• Wednesday, August 11; 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
• Thursday, August 12; 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
• Friday, August 13; 7:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
• Saturday, August 14; 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
• Sunday, August 15; 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

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. 

Division Membership Session at Convention

The Committee on Division / APA Relations (CODAPAR) and the Division Services Office has invited division presidents and membership chairs (other interested division leaders are welcomed as well) to participate in a discussion session on division membership issues to be held on Saturday, August 14th from 3:00 to 4:50 pm in the Mohsen Room at the Manchester Grand Hyatt at the APA Convention in San Diego.

We will provide information on division membership statistics and membership trends in APA and the divisions to stimulate thinking about recruitment strategies. We will also talk about what resources exist in APA Central Office that can help divisions identify prospective members. But the majority of session will be devoted to discussion of common issues around division membership recruitment and retention. The session will be an opportunity to brainstorm ideas with colleagues and share information about division membership campaigns that have been done in the past, what has worked and what has not. 

Division Pre-Convention CE Sessions

Integrated Care in Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Saturday, August 14, 2010
1pm – 4:50pm
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel
Aqua Room 311
Presenters: Deborah A King, PhD, Jon Rose, PhD, and Joseph M Casciani, PhD
Description: Regardless of racial background, ethnicity or socioeconomic status, older adults would rather seek mental health treatment from primary care providers than from specialty mental health clinics or providers. Nevertheless, a significant proportion of late-life mental health problems go undetected and untreated in primary care settings. Efforts to improve this situation through enhanced mental health training or screening in primary care have met with only modest success, leading to the direct integration of mental health services into primary care and other settings accessible to older adults.  This introductory workshop will outline patient-, provider-, and system-related barriers to care that prevent many who are most in need from accessing traditional mental health services. A basic definition and model of integrated, interdisciplinary care will be provided, along with a brief review of principles of successful interdisciplinary teams. Workshop participants can expect to learn practical skills to establish and maintain a productive role in multidisciplinary healthcare settings. Sponsored by Division 20: Adult Development and Aging.

Committee on Women in Psychology - 3rd Annual Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology

The American Psychological Association Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) announces its third annual Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology to be held on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, from 8:00am to 6:00pm, in San Diego, California.  This one-day Institute will target approximately 30 mid-career women psychologists who are APA members and who work full time in academic or academic medicine settings. 
The overall mission of the CWP Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology is to empower, prepare, and support women psychologists as leaders to promote positive changes in institutional and organizational life and to increase the diversity, number, and effectiveness of women psychologists as leaders.  The program’s mission supports APA’s goal to advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare.  

Register for the 32nd Annual Running Psychologists’ APA 5K “Ray’s Race and Walk”

The annual race and walk at the 2009 Toronto Convention of APA will be held on Saturday morning, August 14, at 7AM. 

Registration includes race entry; t-shirt, refreshments, awards & raffle entry.  Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 overall winners in the 5K for runners and walkers, age group awards, and special categories (Division 47, Exhibitor, PsiChi, and APAGS).  Pre-Registration fees:  Regular entry:  $25; Students or Division 47 members: $20; onsite registration: $30.

On-site registration will be available at the APA Division Services booth in the Convention Center on Thursday, August 12th, and Friday August 13th until 5 pm.  Race t-shirts and race numbers can be picked up at Division Services booth as well.

You can now register for the race online at Active.com

Division Meetings

The Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (Division 45) will host its first-ever conference outside of the APA convention on June 17-19, 2010, in Ann Arbor, MI.

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues - SPSSI (Division 9) biennial conventions, held in the summer of even-numbered years, provide a forum for the exchange of scholarly information related to an array of important social issues will be held June 25-27, 2010 in New Orleans, LA.

More information on these meetings is available online