Your Division 3 Student Representative is here to “help you to get the most of your APA membership.”
Angela AuBuchon, University of Missouri-Columbia
Many of you have sent emails asking how you can be more involved in APA and Division 3. For those of you stumbling across this newsletter, the first thing you want to do is become a Student Affiliate of APA (http://www.apa.org/membership/) which automatically makes you a member of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS). Once you are an APA Student Affiliate, you are eligible to also become a Student Affiliate of Division 3. Just visit the website (http://www.apa.org/divisions/div3/Application.htm), fill out the form, and email it in! It’s that easy (and for students, Div 3 membership is FREE!)
What if you are already a Student Affiliate? To get really involved, you can run for an
APAGS leadership position (http://www.apa.org/apags/governance/join/index.aspx).
But many of you may find the Science Directorate’s Science Student Council (http://www.apa.org/science/leadership/students/involved.aspx) or
the APAGS Science subcommittee to be a better fit. For more information about
the APAGS Science subcommittee, email the chairman, Division 3’s own Michael
Those of you going to the 2010 Convention in
To be involved in Division 3, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your accomplishments for the Division 3 Graduate Student Spotlight! This month, I’m pleased to introduce:
Rodvelt, graduate student in the Behavioral Pharmacology
Laboratory at the
Bill Hosmer earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from Walden University in December 2009. While writing his dissertation on the phenomenology of self-injurious behavior, Bill lost two committee members. His words of wisdom to other graduate students? “Persevere, persevere, persevere!” Now Bill is now a licensed school psychologist and Board Certified Clinical Psychotherapist. He looks forward to starting his own practice and raising his new son, Paxton.