Candidates for APA President
Q1: What will you do to address the challenges of membership composition, growth and participation in APA?
APA's ability to positively influence society is based on membership strength. To attract and retain members I will convene a workgroup of both members and NON-members within science, practice, education, public service, APA governance and staff to design programs, based on APA's membership summit, that:
• Clearly communicate membership value—how a strong, unified voice builds/secures our future.
• Establish new membership benefits;
• Provide practical support for practice, academic, research, public service careers;
• Personalize APA, our convention and Web site.
• Build bridges to other psychology organizations.
• Encourage educators to model membership.
• Reach out to the diverse "Family of Psychology."
Additional information is available at www.RozenskyforAPAPresident.com.
Q2: What concrete ideas do you have about how APA can better serve our early career psychologists?
APA's Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP) published a recent survey detailing issues and recommendations regarding the best ways to support our newest colleagues.
I would take a data-based approach using that information and have APA provide:
• Debt-repayment educational modules for all graduate students.
• Work/family balance and self-care programming at our convention and online.
• Grant preparation learning modules.
• Work force and career opportunity information to guide career decisions including data on the economics of psychology careers, lifestyle factors, diversity and research funding.
• Enhanced, routine electronic communications with a generation used to electronic social networking.
• Empower and support CECP as a major resource.