Candidates for APA President
Q1. What do you see as three of the biggest challenges facing psychology in the next 10 years?
Advocacy. Improving the value of psychological care to the public through education campaigns; protecting and expanding psychologists' prerogatives to provide care for which we are trained, including RxP; and finding resources to empower scientists, educators, students and early career psychologists.
Internationalism. Fostering APA's capacity, especially through IT platforms, to partner and lead globally. Cross-cultural exchanges will change the way we understand psychology, redefine the meaning of cultural competency and underscore the challenge of diversity.
A 24/7 virtual world. Developing our virtual resources and strategies will extend access to care, mobilize resources economically and manage emergent crises expeditiously.
Q2. What would you do to lead the profession to address the needs of an increasingly diverse and global society?
Changing demographics and international reach forecast market forces and legislatures that are increasingly responsive to the diverse health needs of a global society. It is critical to keep pace with the ensuing shifts in need and influence by bringing full integration of diverse groups in APA governance and diverse concerns in our science, education and practice agenda. APA's strategic plan supports our moving beyond inclusion to full integration and will ensure the future of psychology and our international credibility. The realities of increasing diversity buttress this direction and our deepest core values demand it.