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Updates from the Science Directorate

For more information, contact  Kirk Waldroff

APA Science Directorate Highlights (2010-2011) 

Depression and obesity will be first topics of APA clinical treatment guidelines
(co-written by Howard Kurtzman, Science, and Lynn Bufka, Practice) 

APA and George Mason University host 2011 Summer Science Fellowship program 

Psychologist Jerry Suls featured at Capitol Hill briefing 

APA Federal Budget Blog

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Updates from the Practice Directorate

For more information, contact  Rachel Schwartz

Depression and obesity clinical treatment guidelines 

APA launches new outcome measurement database

Updates from the Public Interest Directorate

For more information, contact  Tina Wolridge

Living Wellness! In an effort to inspire organizations and individuals to live well, SAMHSA launched National Wellness Week during the week of September 19th in conjuncture with National Recovery Month. As a result, individuals and organizations across the country organized activities to promote wellness.

One major national event was the 10:10 Line Dance for Wellness – where participants showed their commitment to reducing early mortality by ten years in ten years for people with mental and substance abuse disorders. The APA held its line dance in the building lobby on Friday, September 23rd at 10:10 am where the Director of the Minority Fellowship Program, Andrew Austin-Dailey, shared the importance of Wellness Week and provided resources for employees to share with their offices. Colleagues from around the building joined in the dancing, healthy snacks, great music and a morning dedicated to employee health and wellness!