Division Spotlight

Div. 2 launches mentoring program

Beginning this fall, Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) will match graduate students and early career professionals with more seasoned psychologists to work on projects together through its new Professional Development Mentoring Network. Projects may include developing new courses, learning new teaching technologies, or conducting and publishing scholarly work. For more information, contact program director Laura Lunsford, PhD or visit TeachPsych.

Divs. 3 and 6 combine convention programming

To better serve members and avoid possible overlap, Divs. 3 (Experimental) and 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative) are collaborating on their programming for APA’s 2012 Annual Convention in Orlando, Aug. 2–5. The joint programming track will focus on “cuttingedge cells-to-society science.” Sessions will cover such topics as addiction, applications of associative learning, decisionmaking, episodic memory, empathy, incentive contrast and learning, obesity, spatial learning and performance, and virtual environments. The divisions will also host a symposium in honor of Jeff Bitterman, PhD, a longtime member of both groups. For more information, contact Victoria Chamizo, PhD, or Nancy Dess, PhD.

Students: Share Div. 12 resources on your campus

Div. 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) welcomes graduate students from APA accredited doctoral programs to volunteer as campus representatives to share information with faculty and fellow students about the benefits of division membership, upcoming awards and funding opportunities, and committee openings. Div. 12 will host a meeting for campus representatives at APA’s 2012 Annual Convention in Orlando, Aug. 2–5. Division membership is required. To join, email the division with “Campus Rep” in the subject line.

SIOP offers CE workshops

Div. 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology — SIOP) will host 14 continuingeducation workshops on April 25 in San Diego on such topics as Division Spotlight fostering talent in the workplace, leadership change and ethical dilemmas. Attendees can earn seven hours of CE credit for participating in two halfday workshops, scheduled to coincide with SIOP’s annual conference, April 26–28 in San Diego. Workshop titles include “Coaching That Fits: How to Tailor the Design and Delivery of Coaching to Achieve Greater Results” and “Shades of Gray in Ethical Landmines: Provoking Participative Provocateurs.” Read the full list. Workshops are first-come, first-served and cost $400 for SIOP members and $650 for nonmembers. To register, visit SIOP.

Div. 15 funds available for dissertation research

Div. 15 (Educational) invites graduate students who are division members or affiliates to apply for one of its two annual $1,000 Dissertation Research Awards. Applicants must have already submitted and earned committee approval on their dissertation proposal. Winners will be announced at APA’s 2012 Annual Convention in Orlando, Aug. 2–5. Applications are due May 1. Apply online.

Div. 16 to develop child-rights curriculum

Child rightsThe Social Justice and Child Rights Working Group of Div. 16 (School) is collaborating with Tulane University, the International Institute for Child Rights and Development and several other groups to produce and pilot-test a child rights curriculum to be used to help educate school psychologists about children’s rights to education, health care and social services as spelled out in the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child. To contribute or participate in the program development, go to CRED-PRO or contact Bonnie K. Nastasi, PhD.

Div. 17 welcomes summit donations

Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) encourages members to help raise $250,000 to support the National Multicultural Conference and Summit to be held Jan. 17–18, 2013, in Houston. Div. 17 and three other APA divisions host the summit every two years to bring together students and psychologists to discuss and inspire multicultural theory and practice in psychology. To find out how to contribute through Div. 17, contact Helen Neville, PhD.

Div. 42 to host inaugural conference in October

APA’s Div. 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice) will host its first annual conference, “Fast Forward! Practice Innovation, Inspiration and Professional Development for Psychologists,” Oct. 5–6 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego. Programming is designed to appeal to practicing psychologists at all career stages. Sessions will feature cutting-edge practice ideas and tools, and tips for meeting clients’ needs through expanding your practice. Presenters will also cover ethics, clinical and assessment strategies, how to use technology and social media in practice, and how to adapt to a changing economic climate. Continuingeducation credits are included with the conference registration fee at no additional charge. Go online for more information and to register.

Div. 51 to host June conference

Div. 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity) will hold its third National Psychotherapy with Men Conference on June 9 at Fordham University in New York City. The conference will feature presentations by 15 of the nation’s leading authorities on men’s psychotherapy, including keynote talks by Douglas C. Haldeman, PhD, on the dynamics of a therapeutic relationship between gay therapists and straight male clients, and James O’Neil, PhD, of the University of Connecticut, on how to help men with gender role conflict. The conference will also feature sessions on such topics as working with African-American men in therapy, group therapy, counseling men who are transitioning from college to the workplace and psychotherapy with veterans. For more details, visit the conference website.

Divs. 53 and 54 to host convention networking event

Div. 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology) will host a social hour and networking event with Div. 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology) at APA’s Annual Convention in Orlando, Aug. 2–5. The session, “Internships/Postdoctoral Fellowships on Parade,” will allow trainees and seasoned professionals to meet and share opportunities and advice relevant to research and clinical practice. For more information, contact Amy Lewandowski, PhD.