Division Spotlight

Submit to Journal of Poetry TherapyDiv. 10: Submit to Journal of Poetry Therapy

Div. 10 (Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts) member Nicholas Mazza, PhD, is the new editor of the Journal of Poetry Therapy, which publishes manuscripts on the use of poetry and creative writing in therapy, education and community building. Mazza welcomes submissions from Div. 10 members. For more information, contact Mazza.

Div. 14 meets this month

Div. 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology—SIOP) will host its 28th annual conference in Houston, April 11–13. The conference will feature hundreds of presentations on workplace topics, including a series on bringing I/O innovations to life, as well as speakers on such issues as the aging workforce, millennials in the workplace, leadership development and partnering with health-care organizations. SIOP President Doug Reynolds, PhD, of Development Dimensions International, will deliver the opening keynote address, and the Rev. T.J. Martinez, founding president of Cristo Rey Jesuit College Prep of Houston, will deliver the closing keynote. His innovative work-study high school program targets the poorest children in the Houston area. The conference will also feature dozens of opportunities for continuing-education credit. For registration and additional information, check the SIOP website.

Students: Apply for Div. 15 research seminar in Honolulu

Div. 15 (Education) invites doctoral student members to apply for its free Annual Doctoral Student Research Seminar, to be held before and during APA's 2013 Annual Convention in Honolulu. The 15 accepted students will also receive a stipend to assist with the cost of travel and registration. More information and application materials are available at online. Send questions to Mike Yough, PhD and Ellen Usher, PhD.

Weigh in on counseling in integrated care

The Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) Special Section on Health Psychology is working with the division's Special Task Group on Prevention and Health to collect information from Div. 17 members on the different ways counseling psychologists are working in integrated-care settings. The section has formed a discussion group and will host a series of conversations on the topic through conference calls and presentations at APA's Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 31–Aug. 4. To participate in a discussion or to join the section, contact Brian Lewis, PhD.

Read up on criminal justice via Div. 18

The Div. 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) section on Criminal Justice is launching "The Gavel," a newsletter on the psychology of criminal justice. It will also feature guest articles from leading criminal justice experts and advice for early career psychologists and will be available on the division's website. For more on criminal justice, check out the February 2013 issue of Div. 18's journal Psychological Services, focused on correctional and criminal justice psychology, which includes a special section on veterans' involvement in the justice system.

Join Div. 18's section on serious mental illness

The Div. 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) section on Serious Mental Illness and Severe Emotional Disturbance promotes a recovery focus when working with people with serious mental illness and severe emotional disturbance and supports more research in the area. If you are interested in joining, contact Bruce Graunke, PhD or Mary Jansen, PhD.

Div. 31 and Div. 42 introduce electronic health record templates

Div. 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs) and Div. 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice) are creating state-specific templates to guide psychologists on state and federal laws related to electronic note taking. The divisions have now posted templates for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Tennessee and Washington state on the APA Communities page. The joint project is funded by an APA interdivisional grant. For more information on the project, go to Better together.

Div. 40 changes its name

Div. 40, formerly the Division of Clinical Neuropsychology, voted to change its name to the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology. For more information, go to Div. 40.

Div. 34 to explore the psychology of surfingDiv. 34 to explore the psychology of surfing

Div. 34 (Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology) is sponsoring a session on the psychological benefits of surfing at APA's Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 31–Aug. 4. The session will explore recreational surfers' close connection to nature and passion for volunteer work and environmental advocacy. Panelists will also present research findings from a 12-week surf program for youth with emotional and behavioral problems. For more information, contact Div. 34 President Sally Augustin, PhD.