APA directorate updates
Updates from the Practice Directorate
For more information, contact Rachel Schwartz
Following assistance in the legal battle from APAPO, Texas upholds the doctoral standard for independent practice of psychology.
APA launches a new outcome measurement database that provides free access to a comprehensive, searchable database of measures that psychologists can use to monitor patient progress.
As a member of the Behavioral Health Information Technology Coalition, APA participated in a bipartisan Senate briefing to discuss how the inclusion of mental and behavioral health in health information technology would improve coordination of care and outcomes for millions of patients, as well as reduce costs in the health care system.
Updates from the Public Interest Directorate
For more information, contact Tina Wolridge
Public Interest Executive Director, Gwendolyn P. Keita, PhD is now on Twitter. Follow DrGwenPKeita for Public Interest related news, activities, resources, and opportunities for psychologists, as well as advocacy activities and priorities.
Updates from the Education Directorate
For more information, contact Hunter Clary
Since 2007, the APA Committee of Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) has invited all divisions to develop PowerPoint demonstrations for high school psychology teachers. We would like to remind all divisions of this invitation. Once created, these demonstrations could be accessed and used by high school teachers in their classrooms for instructional purposes. Enrollment in high school psychology courses is growing; Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and regular psychology courses are all popular high school courses. Created demonstrations should be about 8-12 slides in length.
A template is available online; the template covers slides on History, Main Topics, Main Theories, Current Issues, Careers, and Resources.
Templates can be submitted directly to Emily Leary.