Division Spotlight

Div. 2 offers diversity education tools

Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) has updated its diversity education resources on the division's website. The resource guide lists the best books, chapters, journal articles, films, websites and other teaching resources on race and ethnicity, religion, gender and sex, sexual orientation, disability, aging and more. Send comments and suggestions for updates to Susan Goldstein, PhD.

Students: Meet and learn from Div. 15 members

Div. 15 (Educational) is accepting applications for its Graduate Student Research Seminar, held in conjunction with APA's Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 31–Aug. 4. The seminar will provide mentorship and professional development opportunities for advanced doctoral students in educational psychology. Send questions and applications to Mike Yough, PhD and Ellen Usher, PhD. The division is also offering free one-year memberships to all new members. To join, contact Anthony R. Artino, PhD.

Nominate colleagues for Div. 15 awards and positions

Div. 15 (Educational) seeks nominations for its president-elect, treasurer, APA council representative and member-at-large. Only Div. 15 members are eligible. Nominations are due by Dec. 10. Send them to Marty Carr, PhD.

The division also welcomes nominations for its 2013 awards: The Paul R. Pintrich Dissertation Award, Richard E. Snow Award for Early Contributions, E.L. Thorndike Career Achievement Award, the Dissertation Research Awards and the Early Career Research Awards. For deadline and further information on each, email Wade George or go to the Div. 15 website.

Div. 17 debuts special interest group on military counseling

Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) has developed a special interest group on Military Issues in Counseling Psychology. The group will provide networking and professional development opportunities for practicing clinicians and bring together researchers who want to collaborate. Leaders will keep members up to date on legislation and policies relevant to military counseling. To join, contact Wendy Rasmussen, PhD.

The division's other special interest groups — Older Adults and Couples and Family — are reorganizing and seeking new members. To join the Older Adults group, contact co-chairs Michiko Iwasaki, PhD or Mary Lewis, PhD. To join the Couples and Families group, contact Nancy Murdock, PhD.

Div. 18 journal invites special section papers

Psychological Services, the journal of Div. 18 (Psychologists in Public Service), welcomes submissions for an upcoming special section on ways to decrease mental health and mental health care disparities among the nation's underserved populations, such as ethnic and sexual minorities. The deadline is Feb. 22. For more information, visit Psychological Services.

Public service division welcomes new section chair

Div. 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) has appointed Jon Marrelli, PsyD, as chair of its Community and State Hospital section. As an early career psychologist, Marrelli's interests are in promoting evidence-based practices, integrated health care and leadership. The section serves as a home for psychologists interested in psychological service delivery, research, program development, outcome evaluation and systems management in public mental health. The section is seeking volunteers to help with developing programs and increasing membership. To join, contact Marrelli.

Div. 21 honors its members

Div. 21 (Applied Experimental and Engineering) has announced its 2012 award winners. They are:

  • Franklin V. Taylor Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Applied Experimental/Engineering Psychology: Penelope Sanderson, PhD

  • Earl Alluisi Award for Early Career Achievement: Poornima Madhavan, PhD

  • George E. Briggs Dissertation Award: Tobias Grundgeiger, PhD

  • Raymond Nickerson Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied Award: Edward Cokely, PhD, and Rocio Garcia-Retamero, PhD. The deadline for the 2013 awards is Feb. 15. Information on the 2013 awards will be available in January.

Watch advocacy in action via Div. 31

Div. 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs) has posted videos on how to advocate. Visitors can learn how to lobby a legislator from Donald McAleer, PhD, of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. Other highlights include a video of Samantha Slaughter, PsyD, of the Washington State Psychological Association, testifying at a legislative hearing and one of Terry Koller, PhD, of the Illinois Psychological Association, rallying psychologists to support prescription privileges. Psychologist Karen Postal, PhD, of the Massachusetts Psychological Association, also offers tips on lobbying.

Save the date: Feb. 8—Div. 20 to sponsor CPT webinar

Div. 20 (Adult Development and Aging) and the Society for Clinical Geropsychology are co-sponsoring a one-hour webinar, "Appropriate Use of CPT Coding in Treatment of Persons with Memory Impairment," on Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. EST. Cameron Camp, PhD, and Paula Hartman-Stein, PhD, will discuss how the revised Current Procedural Terminology® codes present both a challenge and an opportunity for geropsychologists. They will use case studies and role-playing to explain the codes and will host a question-and-answer session. The webinar costs $25. Continuing-education credits will be available through Div. 20. For more information, contact Camp.