Division Spotlight

Div. 2 offers e-books on iTunes

Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) has released two new e-books on iTunes: "Effective Evaluation of Teaching: A Guide for Faculty and Administration" and "Faculty Virtues and Character Strengths: Reflective Exercises for Sustained Renewal." Download the books for free on iTunes or from the division website at www.teachpsych.org. Psychologists who subscribe with the Div. 2 e-books via iTunes are automatically sent Div. 2 e-books as they are published.

Div. 12 to focus on evidence-based treatments

Div. 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) President-elect Mark Sobell, PhD, encourages members to share ideas for APA's 2013 Annual Convention programming under his presidential theme "Transferring Evidence-Based Treatments to the Practice Community: How Can Practitioners and Researchers Make it Work?" The theme encourages collaboration among members that promote making research relevant for practice, he says.

"The division also hopes to collaborate with other divisions to initiate innovative ways for practitioners and researchers to come together," says Sobell. Contact Sobell by email.

Div. 15 offers dissertation prize

Div. 15 (Educational) welcomes applications for its Paul R. Pintrich Outstanding Dissertation Award. The award includes a $500 prize, a plaque, an invitation to present at APA's 2014 Annual Convention in Washington, D.C., and up to $1,000 for travel to and from the meeting. Applicants must be Div. 15 members whose dissertations were approved by the doctoral committee between Jan. 1, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2011. Application information is available on the APA Div. 15 website. Applications are due Dec. 31

Early career psychologists: Apply for a Div. 29 psychotherapy prize

Div. 29 (Psychotherapy) and the American Psychological Foundation welcome applications for the $2,500 Div. 29/APF Early Career Award, which recognizes division members who have demonstrated outstanding promise in psychotherapy early in their careers.

To apply, submit an application by Jan. 1

Divs. 31 and 42 to offer guidance on electronic record-keeping

Div. 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs) and Div. 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice) are creating state-specific electronic psychological record templates to guide members in the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The project is funded by APA's interdivisional grant program. The templates will be available next year on the Div. 31 and the Div. 42 websites. For more information about the project, see the July/August Monitor or go to APA Divisions.

Team up with Div. 34

Div. 34 (Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology) wants to develop relationships with members of other divisions who are interested in using knowledge of place design and conservation to enrich their own work.

"Environmental psychology is relevant to clinicians, who can apply this material to redesign their offices and to evaluate how the form of their patients' homes and workplaces influences their life experiences," says Div. 34 President Sally Augustin, PhD. Clinicians can learn more about ecotherapy tools through Div. 34, and health psychologists can benefit from connecting with Div. 34 since design elements can be linked to mood, motivation and the functioning of the immune system, she adds.

Psychologists focused on consumer, worker and student behavior will benefit from discussions of how store, workplace and school design influence shoppers, employees and learners. Interested in collaborating? Contact Augustin.

Div. 35 members: Serve on feminist psychology task force

Div. 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) seeks new members for its Task Force on Academic Feminist Psychology to implement ideas that came out of the Institute for Academic Feminist Psychologists, held Jan. 27–28 in San Antonio, such as creating an online resource for academic feminist psychologists. The division is also interested in ideas to support the continuation of the institute, which brings together academic psychologists who take a feminist approach to their research, teaching and service.

For more information, contact Isis Settles, PhD or Kate Richmond, PhD.

Div. 35 honors its talent

Div. 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) honored outstanding members at APA's Annual Convention in Orlando, Aug. 2–5. The awards and winners are:

  • Bonnie R. Stickland and Jessica Henderson Daniel Award for Distinguished Mentoring: Ruth E. Fassinger, PhD
  • Corann Okorodudu International Women's Advocacy Award: Mary M. Brabeck, PhD
  • Carolyn Payton Early Career Award: Scyatta Wallace, PhD
  • Carolyn Wood Sherif Award: Karen Wyche, PhD
  • Div 35/AWP Annual Prize for Psychological Research on Women and Gender: Sarah J. Ree; honorable mention: Megan R. Greeson
  • Geis Memorial Award for Dissertation Research: Sanne Nauts; honorable mentions: Jessica L. Cundiff, Erin Thomas
  • Hyde Graduate Student Research Grant Award: Jioni A. Lewis
  • Mary Roth Walsh Teaching the Psychology of Women Award: Breanne Fahs, PhD
  • Psychology of Black Women Graduate Student Award: Nkiru Nnawulezi
  • Psychotherapy with Women Award: Cirleen DeBlare (first author); co-authors: Melanie Brewster, Kristin Bertsch, Aubrey DeCarlo, Karen Kegal and Candice Presseau
  • Student Scholar Hispanic Woman/Latina Award: Alicia Elizabeth Enciso
Div. 40 training directory includes expanded VA opportunities

Psychology trainees can find a comprehensive list of graduate, internship and postdoctoral fellowship programs offering specialty training in clinical neuropsychology at the Div. 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) website.

Included in the directory are the many new training opportunities offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, which has expanded to help meet the health-care needs of veterans returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Training in clinical psychology at VA facilities has grown to 501 internship positions and 221 postdoctoral fellowship positions across the country. Div. 40 members have been significantly involved in this growth, resulting in new internship and postdoctoral fellowship positions as well as expanding training opportunities in state-of-the-art approaches to, for instance, telemedicine and neurocognitive rehabilitation.

For more information about these training opportunities and on how to become a Div. 40 member, go to the Div. 40 website.

Div. 50 to spotlight brain research in Honolulu

The Div. 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology) theme for APA's 2013 Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 31-Aug. 4, is "Applying Clinical Neuroscience to Addiction Psychology." The programming will focus on how advances in brain research can support diagnosis, intervention and treatment in clinical settings. Sessions and speakers will address how brain function or dysfunction can promote or impede successful behavior change, and what it means for the therapy psychologists provide.

The division offers more than 25 merit-based travel awards for psychologists at all career stages. The division will give priority to submissions that enhance the dialogue between researchers and clinicians. For more information, contact Div. 50.

Div. 37 to offer child advocacy workshop

Div. 37 (Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice) is hosting a free workshop, "Becoming a Strong Advocate for Children," during the National Conference in Clinical and Child Adolescent Psychology, to be held Oct. 18–20 in Lawrence, Kan. Led by Nina G. Levitt, PhD, of APA's Government Relations Office, and Brian Wilcox, PhD, who directs the Center on Children, Families and the Law at the University of Nebraska, the workshop will cover how to advocate on behalf of children and youth, particularly at the state level in the areas of child mental health, child welfare and juvenile justice policy issues.

To register for the workshop or conference, go to ContinuingEd.

Members discuss the creation of two new divisions

Interested in supporting an implementation science division? How about one focusing on entertainment?

An implementation science division would bring together members from all areas of psychology to bridge the gap between science and practice. For more information, go to Seattle Implementation. Sign the petition online.

An APA division on entertainment psychology would be a home for psychologists who study and provide therapy for the entertainment industry. For more information, contact Mimi Amaral. Sign the petition online