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In this issue you’ll find information on the APA Board election results, listing for APA new fellows, Council New Business items, a conference on trauma disorder and a request to participate in a race/diversity survey

2010 Board of Directors and Treasurer Election Results

The Election Committee would like to announce that Elena J. Eisman, EdD, and Kurt F. Geisinger, PhD, have been elected to the APA Board of Directors, and the Bonnie Markham, PsyD, has been elected APA Treasurer.  The 3-year terms for these individuals will begin January 1, 2011 and end December 31, 2013.  Congratulations! 

2010 APA President-Elect Election

On September 15, the 2010 APA President-elect election will be launched.  Eligible voters who have an email address on file with APA will receive an email that will announce the election.  A link will be provided that will take the voter directly to the voting site.  The voting site will contain information on each candidate in addition to the ballot.

Those members who do not have an email address on file with APA will be sent a paper ballot on September 15.  The package will also contain a booklet that contains each candidate’s biographical statement and statement on the issues facing psychology.  In addition, those receiving the paper ballot will be provided instructions on how to vote online.

Please take the time to cast your vote by paper ballot or online.  Each vote represents a valued choice and provides you an opportunity to have your voice heard.  Please take part in the wonderful right we all have as members.  The Election Committee wants to express emphatically the importance of your participation in the election process.  Your vote can make a difference!

The polls close at 5 p.m., U.S. Eastern Standard Time on November 1, 2010.  Paper ballots must be received by this time or online voting must be performed by this time.  Any paper ballots received or online voting performed after this time will not be counted.

If you have any questions please contact the Election Office by e-mail or by phone at 202 336-6087.

Congratulations to APA’s Newly Elected 2010 Initial and Current Fellows

Hats off to the 153 Initial Fellows elected by the Board of Directors and Council of Representatives at this years annual convention. We also want to send congratulations out to the Current Fellows nominated for 2010 as well. The 2010 Initial Fellows will be receiving their certificates from the Fellows Committee sometime in October.

A special note to the Division Fellows Chairs, give yourself the edge and get an early start by following these suggestions from the APA Fellows Committee: invite your division fellows committee to think about possible nominations, look at the division’s membership roster to identify possible nominees, and for those divisions that depend on nominations from the division’s membership, begin your announcements regarding call for nominations in your division’s newsletter.  If you need help or have any questions, please contact Sonja Wiggins in APA’s Central Office by e-mail or by phone at (+1/800) 374-2721 (ext. 5590).

Division 1/ Society for General Psychology
Robin L. Cautin, PhD
Charles F. Levinthal, PhD

 
Division 2/ Society for the Teaching of Psychology
James E. Freeman, PhD
Betsy L. Morgan, PhD
Beth M. Schwartz, PhD
Valerie D. Whittlesey, PhD
Janie H. Wilson, PhD

Division 3/ Experimental Psychology
Emily M. Elliott, PhD

Division 5/ Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics
Gary L. Canivez, PhD
David Kaplan, PhD
Todd D. Little, PhD
Steven P. Reise, PhD

Division 6/ Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology
No Nominations Submitted

Division 7/ Developmental Psychology
Bonita P. Klein-Tasman, PhD
Laura L. Namy, PhD
Jodi Anne Quas, PhD
Amanda J. Rose, PhD

Division 8/ Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Christopher R. Agnew, PhD
James J. Gross, PhD
Leonard M. Horowitz, PhD
Kerry Kawakami, PhD
Michael E. McCullough, PhD
Mark Schaller, PhD

Division 9/ Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues
Yuen J. Huo, PhD
Maureen O’Connor, PhD

Division 10/ Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts
John Baer, PhD
Marilyn Charles, PhD
Steven R. Pritzker, PhD
Sandra W. Russ, PhD
Lisa F. Smith, PhD

Division 12/ Society of Clinical Psychology
James K. Besyner, PhD
Cheryl A. Boyce, PhD
Glenn R. Caddy, PhD
Eugene J. D’Angelo, PhD
Frank M. Dattilio, PhD
Marc Hillbrand, PhD
David A. Jobes, PhD
E. David Klonsky, PhD
Radhika Krishnamurthy, PsyD
David F. Tolin, PhD

Division 13/ Society of Consulting Psychology
Cathleen L. Civiello, PhD

Division 14/ Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
David P. Baker, PhD
Cristina G. Banks, PhD
Arthur G. Bedeian, DBA
Jason A. Colquitt, PhD
Sandra O. Davis, PhD
Jeffery A. LePine, PhD
Karen S. Lyness, PhD
Mark J. Schmit, PhD

Division 15/ Educational Psychology
No Nominations Submitted

Division 16/ School Psychology
Sandra M. Chafouleas, PhD
Rosemary Flanagan, PhD
Richard C. Gilman, PhD
David E. McIntosh, PhD
Jeffrey A. Miller, PhD
Stephen T. Peverly, PhD
Linda A. Reddy, PhD
Cynthia A. Riccio, PhD
William O. Strein, D.Ed
Karen C. Stoiber, PhD 
Susan M. Swearer, PhD

Division 17/ Counseling Psychology
Martha Dennis Christiansen, PhD
Cindy Juntunen, PhD
Ellen H. McWhirter, PhD
Michael Mobley, PhD
Kathryn L. Norsworthy, PhD
Laura K. Palmer, PhD
James R. Rogers, PhD
Donna E. Schultheiss, PhD
V. Scott H. Solberg, PhD
Dawn M. Szymanski, PhD
Rebecca L. Toporek, PhD
Meifen Wei, PhD
James L. Werth, Jr., PhD

Division 18/ Psychologists in Public Service
David M. Corey, PhD, ABPP
Bret A. Moore, PsyD
Douglas H. Olson, PhD

Division 19/ Military Psychology
Amy B. Adler, PhD

Division 20/ Adult Development and Aging
Rebecca S. Allen, PhD
Steven Marshall Boker, PhD

Division 21/ Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology
Peter L. T. Pirolli, PhD

Division 22/ Rehabilitation Psychology
Dawn M. Ehde, PhD
Robin A. Hanks, PhD
Jay M. Uomoto, PhD

Division 23/Society for Consumer Psychology
No Nominations Submitted

Division 24/ Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology
No Nominations Submitted

Division 25/ Division of Behavior Analysis
No Nominations Submitted

Division 26/ Society for the History of Psychology
Thomas Teo, PhD

Division 27/ Society for Community Research and Action: Division of Community Psychology
No Nominations Submitted

Division 28/ Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse
David S. Festinger, PhD
Scott H. Kollins, PhD

Division 29/ Psychotherapy
Ann Doucette, PhD

Division 30/ Society of Psychological Hypnosis
No Nominations Submitted

Division 31/ State Psychological Association Affairs
Thomas J. De Maio, PhD
Kenneth P. Drude, PhD
Robert E. Erard, PhD
Sallie E. Hildebrandt, PhD
Nanci C. Klein, PhD
Judith A. Kovach, PhD
Suzanne S. LeSure, PhD
Cathy McDaniels Wilson, PhD
Nancy A. McGarrah, PhD
Connie S. Paul, PhD

Division 32/ Humanistic Psychology
No Nominations Submitted

Division 33/ Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Bruce L. Baker, PhD
John Gregory Olley, PhD

Division 34/ Population and Environmental Psychology
Riley E. Dunlap, PhD

Division 35/ Society for the Psychology of Women
Kathryn B. Anderson, PhD
Margaret L. Signorella, PhD

Division 36 / Psychology of Religion
Ralph L. Piedmont, PhD
Annette Mahoney, PhD

Division 37/ Child, Youth and family Services
Anne M. Culp, PhD

Division 38/ Health Psychology
Joel Katz, PhD
Alexander Rothman, PhD
Suzanne Segerstrom. PhD

Division 39/ Psychoanalysis
No nominations submitted

Division 40/ Clinical Neuropsychology
Philip S. Fastenau, PhD
Diane B. Howieson, PhD
Glenn J. Larrabee, PhD
Robert L. Mapou, PhD
M. Douglas Ris, PhD
Alexander I. Troster, PhD

Division 41/ American Psychology-Law Society
G. Daniel Lassiter, PhD

Division 42/ Psychologists in Independent Practice
Mary K. Alvord, PhD
Mary A. Connell, Ed.D
Elaine Ducharme, PhD
David C. Fisher, PhD
I. Bruce Frumpkin, PhD
Miguel E. Gallardo, PsyD
Nancy S. Molitor, PhD
Owen T. Nichols. PsyD
Mary A. Norfleet, PhD
Geoffrey M. Reed, PhD
Craig H. Robinson, PhD
Steven Walfish, PhD
Thomas W. Wall, PhD
Jeffrey Zimmerman, PhD

Division 43/ Family Psychology
Susan Regas, PhD

Division 44/ Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues
Jose Toro Alfonso, PhD
Randall D. Ehrbar, PsyD
Tania Israel, PhD
Steven A. Safren, PhD
Francisco Javier Sanchez, PhD
Nathan Grant Smith, PhD

Division 45/ Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues
Melanie M. Domenech Rodriguez, PhD
Arpana G. Inman, PhD

Division 46/ Media Psychology
No Nominations Submitted

Division 47 / Exercise and Sport Psychology
No Nominations Submitted

Division 48 / Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence: Peace Psychology
No Nominations Submitted

Division 49/ Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy
No Nominations Submitted

Division 50/ Addictions
Sherry A. McKee, PhD
Nancy A. Piotrowski, PhD
Susan F. Tapert, PhD
Maria Testa, PhD
Harry K. Wexler, PhD

Division 51 / Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity
No Nominations Submitted

Division 52/ International Psychology
No Nominations Submitted

Division 53/ Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Joanna Breyer, PhD
David A. Crenshaw, PhD

Division 54/ Society of Pediatric Psychology
Joseph P. Bush, PhD
Christine T. Chambers, PhD
John M. Chaney, PhD
Lindsey L. Cohen, PhD
Elissa Jelalian, PhD
Markus A. Landolt, PhD
Jerilynn Radcliffe, PhD

Division 55/ American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy
No Nominations Submitted

Division 56/ Trauma Psychology
George S. Everly, Jr., PhD
Elana Newman, PhD

Council New Business Items – August 2010

The Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) provides the following information to division officers to increase the awareness of and opportunity for division input to governance issues that are on the current agendas of APA boards and committees. What follows is a summary of new business items submitted between the close of the February 2010 and August 2010 sessions of Council. The Agenda Planning Group, which is made up of the chairs of APA standing boards, CSFC, CODAPAR (representing division interests), CAPP (representing state/provincial interests) and APAGS reviewed the items and referred them to APA groups for consideration. Divisions are invited to comment on these items. Summary statements for each item appear below, along with a list of the APA boards and committees to which the item was referred. The board or committee appearing in bold has been designated lead group for the item. Division comments on each item should be directed to the lead board or committee. Please feel free to contact Sarah Jordan in the Division Services Office is additional information is needed.

The board/committee acronyms used in the listing are:
BAPPI – Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest
BEA – Board of Educational Affairs
BPA – Board of Professional Affairs
BSA – Board of Scientific Affairs
COLI – Committee on Legal Issues
COPA – Ad Hoc Committee on Psychology and AIDS
CRH—Committee on Rural Health
P&P – Policy and Planning Board

Item 23A: Technology Guidelines for Psychologists
This item asks APA to create an 8-member task force in collaboration with the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards that will be asked to determine whether there is a need for national guidance on telepsychology practice specific to psychologists. And, if it is determined that APA should provide such guidance, to continue on to develop the scope and create guidelines on telehealth practice for psychologists.
Referred to: BPA, CIRP, CRH, COLI

Item 23B: Educating & Training Psychologists to Participate in Multi-Disciplinary Team Science Involving Other STEM Disciplines
This item proposes the establishment of a 6-member Task Force for Educating & Training Psychologists to Participate in Multi-Disciplinary Team Science aimed at evaluating the recommendations of the Report of the Presidential Task Force on the Future of Psychology as a STEM Discipline and developing goals, objectives, and implementation plans for educating and training psychologists to participate as full members and leaders in multidisciplinary team science.
Referred to: BSA, BPA, P&P

Item 23C: Provision of Adequate Resources to Address the Advocacy Goals of the Strategic Plan Objective 3 and the STEM Task Force
This item asks that additional resources be allocated to the goal of achieving more consistent recognition of psychological science as a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) discipline and implementing Goal 3 of the APA Strategic Plan (to increase recognition of psychology as a science) and its two objectives [1) to enhance psychology's prominence as a core STEM discipline and 2) to improve public understanding of the scientific basis for psychology]. The movers ask that Council approves the creation of a task force that will focus on these activities.
Referred to: BSA, BEA

Item 23D: Adopt Certain Resolutions to Update the Psychological Science Regarding Psychology's Involvement in End-of-Life Care
This item asks Council to adopt a Resolution on Psychology's Involvement in End-of-Life Care, which is intended to provide the most recent thinking and psychological research on this topic.
Referred to: BAPPI, BPA, COPA

Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD): The Nexus of Trauma, Attachment and the Brain

A Conference to Raise Awareness of DTD and Raise Funds for the National DTD Field Trial 
 
When: Monday, October 25, 2010, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
 
Where: New School University, Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, New York NY 
 
Presenter: Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University Medical School;
Medical Director, Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute
 
Most children who experience multiple traumatic events do not meet criteria for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and are often diagnosed with a host of other disorders. In light of the fact that there is no good diagnosis for these children, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s DSM-V Task Force has proposed a new diagnosis for the upcoming DSM-V called Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD). This conference will review theoretical rationale for DTD as a vital diagnosis for traumatized children. All proceeds will be donated to the national field trial, which is not supported by the DSM-V taskforce.
 
Visit the Office of Continuing Medical Education website to download the brochure and see the registration portal

Diversity and Leadership

Do race, ethnicity, and gender influence the exercise of leadership? One's effectiveness as a leader? Access to leadership positions?
 
The Division 45 Presidential Initiative on Diversity and Leadership will examine these questions in a study and several division activities about leadership styles and experiences of diverse individuals in leadership positions.  It builds on a GLOBE comprehensive study identifying different cultural patterns and leadership attributes were associated with the exercise of leadership across 62 cultures/countries. Not surprising, organizational cultures were found to reflect societal cultures. A special issue on Diversity and Leadership edited by Jean Lau Chin, PhD (American Psychologist, April 2010) identifies gaps in existing leadership literature, and current issues toward advancing our understanding in this area.

Sign in to participate in the survey or join a discussion on Linked In about Diversity and Leadership. Join us as we explore mentoring and training diverse leaders in psychology.