APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration call for nominations

The American Psychological Association (APA) under the leadership of President-elect, Melba Vasquez, PhD, ABPP, is soliciting nominations for a Task Force on Immigration

The American Psychological Association is interested in researchers, practitioners and educators who are knowledgeable about the numerous factors related to the experience of immigration, with particular attention to the effects of acculturation, prejudice, discrimination, and immigration policy on individuals, the immigrant community and the broader community. Candidates for the task force should be well-versed in the literature on the effects of immigration on individuals, families, and communities (as previously noted). The empirically-based conclusions and recommendations of this task force will be disseminated to inform the development of a broad range of immigration-related policy at various levels.

Task Force members are required to attend one three-day meeting during 2010 to be held in Washington, DC, and possibly one three day meeting to be held in 2011 with meeting-related expenses reimbursed by APA. Between meetings, members will also communicate via conference call and email to accomplish the task force’s work. 

Each candidate (self nominations are encouraged) is asked to submit: 

  1. a letter indicating their willingness to serve and detailing their particular expertise on the issue, and 

  2. a current CV, no later than Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Although it is not required, candidates may wish to have letters (no more than three) supporting their nomination submitted. Materials should be sent to Efua Andoh, Children, Youth, and Families Office, via e-mail or fax, (202) 336-6040.