Candidates for APA President
Q5. As APA president, on what specific education issue(s) would you focus?
The internship imbalance problem requires multiple strategies: creation and funding of additional accredited internship positions and programs; making internship placement information public; using APA's Center for Workforce Studies to inform psychology's education and training community.
Increase funding for the Graduate Psychology Education program, especially aimed at underserved communities.
Promote funding and debt-reduction programs to reduce student and early career psychologists' financial burdens.
Recognize that evolving cultures, technological advances, psychologists' evolving roles and skills, and greater diversity among students require different evidence-based learning and training paradigms.
Promote lifelong learning through a variety of evidence-based continuing-education strategies.
Q6. What actions would you take to enhance the standing and reputation of psychology around the world?
Psychology has become a global discipline. As we seek to address the complex needs of the global community, it is important to continue establishing alliances with international organizations. Our approach to partnering must be based on the principles of equality and respect. We must be aware of developments in psychology in other countries in order to further our identity as an internationally focused discipline. Harnessing the creativity and energy of APA Div. 52 (International), our Committee of International Relations in Psychology and our International Affairs Office will guide us in our efforts.