Convention in pictures

Along with enjoying the beautiful San Diego sun, there were also many informative and engaging sessions focused on divisions at Convention

Division Administrators Meeting

The Division Services Office hosted the first Division Administrators Meeting at the 2010 Convention. The meeting was an opportunity for division administrative officers to discuss shared issues centered on operating a division central office. Discussions ranged from how to utilize APA resource, recruitment and retention issues, and best practices for day-to-day operations.

Division administrators meeting
Nancy Pina, Senior Director, APA Accounting; Barbara Spruill, Director, Service Center Operation Keith Cooke, Manager, Divisions Services; Jeannie Beeaff, Division 42; Lynn Peterson, Division 12; Barbara Keeton, Division 38; Karen Roberts, Divisions 53 & 54; Debra Nolan, Divisions 17 & 27; Tracey Martin, Division 29 and Sarah Jordan, Director, Division Services.

Division Journal Editors Roundtable

The Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) and Division Services Office hosted the first Division Journal Editors Roundtable at the 2010 Convention. Division 35 Journal Editor Jan Yoder, PhD and Division 17 Journal Editor Nadya Fouad, PhD brought the idea for this session to the attention of CODAPAR. It originated from a discussion they had on issues related to being a journal editor and wanting to connect with other editors. They decided to find out whether other division journal editors were interested in creating a network where they could share information, strategies and experiences. They thought APA’s Council of Editors might provide a good model for the network and spoke to APA staff about having representatives come to talk to interested and available division journal editors. Topics covered included increasing the visibility of a division journal, marketing the journal, copyright issues and using new technologies.

Division journal editors roundtable

Jesse Raben, Associate General Counsel; Nadya Fouad, PhD; Jan Yoder, PhD; Susan J. A. Harris; Senior Director, Journals; Rhea Farberman, Executive Director, Public and Member Communications


Division journal editors roundtable

Division 36 Journal Editor Ralph Piedmont, PhD; Division 19 Journal Editor, Armando Estrada; PhD; Division 51 Journal Editor Ron Levant, EdD and Division 18 Associate Journal Editor Lisa Kearney, PhD at the Division Journal Editors Roundtable

Division Membership Session

CODAPAR and the Division Services Office hosted a 2010 Convention session designed specifically for division membership chairs and central office administrators. A lively and interesting discussion was held on topics ranging from the use of member surveys to obtaining information about members’ needs and interests to the possibility of hosting a hospitality suite at the 2011 convention in Washington, DC. Membership chairs exchanged information on successful recruitment efforts and innovative activities

Division membership session 
Participants discussing membership concerns

On Your Mark – Get Set – GO! The 32nd Annual “Ray’s Race and Walk”

Presented by Division 47 – Exercise and Sport Psychology, the 5K race/walk was held on the beautiful marina in San Diego.  This year’s registration reached over 200 runners!  Prizes were awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age category!  Congrats to all who were pounding the pavement at 7 a.m.!  See you in D.C. next year!

2010 Ray's Race

“2010 Ray’s 5K Race/Walk”, San Diego, CA


Ray's race participants

Lucinda Seares-Monica, PsyD, President, Running Psychologists – Division 47; Frank M. Webbe, PhD, CODAPAR member and Ray Fowler, PhD, Past APA C.E.O.