Psychologists, unemployed professional address congressional staff


APA hosted a June 9, 2014, congressional briefing on Discrimination Against the Unemployed and its Impacts on Individuals and Families. The timely issues discussed drew a packed room of 130 congressional staff, executive agency staff and nongovernmental organizations. The panel, moderated by Public Interest Government Relations Office staff, included:

  • David L. Blustein, PhD, who discussed the psychological impact of long-term unemployment on individuals, families and communities.
  • Lettice Brown, who detailed her experience with long-term unemployment.
  • Wendy R. Williams, PhD, who addressed the psychological processes involved in discriminatory practices.

From left: Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., speaking at the briefing, with Roberta Downing, PhD, Wendy R. Williams, PhD, David L. Blustein, PhD, and Lettice Brown.

From left: Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., speaking at the briefing, with Roberta Downing, PhD, Wendy R. Williams, PhD, David L. Blustein, PhD, and Lettice Brown. 

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