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Members in the News

  • Our esteemed friend and colleague Miguel Gallardo, PsyD, graduate from CSPP 
    has won election as president of the California Psychological Association! Star Vega was the first Latina/o person to be a president of this association, and Miguel is now the second. What a tremendous honor and testament to Miguel's leadership and trust that many have for him. This was his first time running, and he won at his first  try. Many candidates run at least two or three times. Please congratulate him in this incredible achievement.

  • Eduardo Morales, PhD, of CSPP-SF has received the prestigious 2006 Star Vega Distinguished Service Award from the National Latino Psychological Association. Eduardo serves as interim Director of Clinical Training at CSPP Alliant International University in San Francisco.

    Click here to read more about Eduardo Morales and the Star Vega Distinguished Service Award.
  • Melba J. T. Vasquez, PhD, has been elected as Member-at-Large (2007–2009) of the APA Board of Directors.  

  • Division 45 members, Dr. Timothy B. Smith and Dr. Madonna Constantine have coauthored a meta-analysis of multicultural education interventions:
    Smith, T. B., Constantine, M. G., Dunn, T., Dinehart, J., & Montoya, J. A. (2006). Multicultural education in the mental health professions: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53, 132–145.

  • Russell T. Jones, PhD, has been appointed to the Secretary of Education's Safe and Drug-Free School and Communities Advisory Committee at the U.S. Department of Education. Click here to read the appointment letter.

  • In September 2005, Div. 45 President Toy Caldwell-Colbert, PhD, ABPP, served as a presenter for the Educational Leadership Conference (ELC) sponsored by BEA. The them of the conference was "Dialogues on Diversity: Individual, Organizational and Epistemological." Dr. Caldwell-Colbert's presentation was "Individual Diversity: Implications for Curriculum Development and Difficult Dialogues." She was interviewed for an article highlighting the ELC that appeared in the December 2005 issue of the APA Monitor on Psychology. Click here to read the article.

  • Steven James, PhD, and his family were featured on the cover of the December 2005 issue of the APA Monitor on Psychology and also in an article on parenting. Click here to read the article.

  • Russell Jones, PhD, was asked to work with First Lady Laura Bush regarding PTSD and New Orleans children traumatized by Hurricane Katrina. He accompanied her to New Orleans to meet with children and their families.
    Click here to read the letter briefly describing his involvement in this event.
    Click here to see Dr. Jones' Powerpoint presentation.

  • Shamin Jaffer, PsyD, has been elected to serve as Division Chair of the Committee for Early Career Psychologists.

  • Henry Tomes has retired as Executive Director of APA Pubic Interest Directorate effective December 31, 2005. 

  • Dr. Lillian Cummins and Dr. Nolan Zane have coauthored a literature review on the study of culture, ethnicity, and eating disorders:

    Cummins, L. H. , Simmons, A. M., & Zane, N. W. S. (2005). Eating disorders in Asian populations: A critique of current approaches to the study of culture, ethnicity, and eating disorders. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 75, 553–574.

  • Steven E. James, PhD, has been elected for a second 5-year term to serve as a Trustee of the American Psychological Foundation.

  • Joseph E. Trimble, PhD, had just coedited a new book:

    What steps can be taken to incorporate a cultural perspective to the evaluation of research risks and benefits? How can investigators develop and implement respectful informed consent procedures in diverse cultural and language communities? What are ethical pitfalls and successful approaches to engaging in community and participant consultation? The Handbook of Ethical Research With Ethnocultural Populations and Communities, edited by Joseph E. Trimble and Celia B. Fisher, addresses these and other key questions in the first major work to focus specifically on ethical issues involving work with ethnocultural populations. Filling gaps and questions left unanswered by general rules of scientific conduct such as those embodied in federal regulations and professional codes, this Handbook will help guide ethical decision making for social and behavioral science research with multicultural groups for years to come.

    Key Features:
    Brings together for the first time a multidisciplinary blend of national leaders who specialize in the area of conducting research with ethnocultural populations Addresses existing issues at methodological, procedural, and conceptual levels for the responsible conduct of research in the field Incorporates as background a summary of leading research and scholarship on various topics framed within the authors' personal successes, challenges, and failures in the dynamic process of creating a multicultural research ethic Includes real-world case examples to illustrate significant ethical principles in the research venture more concretely The Handbook is designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in Psychology and will also be valuable for social and medical science researchers and institutional review boards. This book will also be of interest to ethicists and bioethicists, policy makers, and foundations that fund research involving multicultural populations.

    Trimble, J. E. & Fisher, C. (Eds). (2006). Handbook of ethical research with ethnocultural populations and communities. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.










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