Division Spotlight

Div. 17 launches Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin

2013-05-spotliDiv. 17 launches Human-Animal Interaction Bulletinght-17The Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) Human-Animal Interaction section debuted the online, open-access journal Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin in March. The peer-reviewed journal publishes clinical, experimental and applied research; quantitative and empirical work; small sample size and single subject investigations; and epidemiologic, qualitative and descriptive investigations. To read articles or submit a manuscript, visit Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin. For more information, contact Editor Lori Kogan, PhD.

Join Div. 15 for an early career luncheon

Div. 15 (Educational) invites early career educational psychologists to attend a free mentoring luncheon on July 31 during APA's Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 31–Aug. 4. Attendees will learn the ins and outs of grant writing and how grant writing works at the federal, state and private levels. The registration deadline is June 1. For more information and to register, email Sharon Tettegah, PhD.

Div. 17 attends American Adoption Congress

Adoption expert Mary O'Leary Wiley, PhD, spoke on the panel "Policy Implications and the Provision of Quality, Competent, and Compassionate Medical Care to Adopted Persons," at the American Adoption Congress in Cleveland in April. Wiley is co-chair of the Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) Adoption Research and Practice Special Interest Group and co-founder of the Center for Adoption Education of Central Pennsylvania.

Div. 18 establishes award in memory of VA psychologist

Div. 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) created an award in memory of Peter J.N. Linnerooth, PhD, a former Department of Veterans Affairs and active-duty Army psychologist. Linnerooth took his own life in January at age 41 after struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. He was a veteran of the war in Iraq and an advocate for veterans with mental health issues. The Peter J.N. Linnerooth National Service Award will recognize early career psychologists who have made outstanding clinical or research contributions in the areas of suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress disorder, or provider burnout related to working with active-duty military and veterans. For more information, contact Bret A. Moore, PsyD.

Div. 18 to host Hawai'i mini-conference on police misconduct

The Div. 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) Police and Public Safety section will hold a miniconference on violence, substance abuse, corruption and other misconduct among police officers on July 30 before APA's Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 31–Aug. 4. The meeting will address ways to understand, identify and manage at-risk officer misconduct. Attendees can earn six continuing-education credits. For more information, contact Police and Public Safety Section Chair Susan Saxe Clifford, PhD.

Nominations open for military psychology awards

Div. 19 (Society for Military Psychology) is accepting nominations for its professional achievement awards, travel grants and research grants. For a full list of the awards and information on deadlines and qualifications, go to Div. 19.

Div. 31 posts convention program and more record-keeping templates

Div. 31's (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs) programming for APA's Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 31–Aug. 4, is available online. The division has also updated its directory of state-specific templates designed to guide psychologists on state and federal laws related to electronic note-taking. The directory now includes Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Find it by logging on to the APA Communities page.

Div. 40 develops a new advocacy resource

Div. 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) has joined with the National Academy of Neuropsychology and other organizations to create a Health Care Reform and Neuropsychology Toolkit, a collection of resources on health-care reform, CPT codes, report-writing and other topics that can help neuropsychologists improve their practices and promote effective advocacy for neuropsychology. Access the toolkit online.  

Div. 47 welcomes new section

Div. 47 (Exercise and Sport) has formed a section on performance psychology. Researchers, practitioners and educators who work with athletes, performance artists, business leaders and professionals in high-risk jobs, such as police officers and fire fighters, are invited to join.

To join, go to Div. 47. For more information, contact Kate Hays, PhD.

Divisions: Videoconference your meeting

Videoconference your meetingDiv. 46 (Society for Media Psychology and Technology) was the first division to videoconference a board meeting using the VIDYO video conference system that's available at APA headquarters in Washington, D.C. The videoconferencing system is available at no charge to divisions. More than half of the division's board members logged in from their home or office for the February meeting, and the proceedings were recorded through FreeConferencePro.

"I use video conferencing tools on a regular basis and particularly like the video component we used for the meeting," says Div. 46 member-at-large Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD. "There were clear pictures of both the folks online and the folks in the meeting room. The strong visuals increased the connection and the face-to-face feel."

For more information on videoconferencing, contact Keith Cooke at APA's Division Services Office.

Learn to design your dream office

Learn to design your dream officeDiv. 34 (Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology) is sponsoring a session on how to design an ideal space for psychotherapy at APA's Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 31–Aug. 4. The session will also address the pros and cons of various research strategies used to study office design. For more information, contact Div. 34 President Sally Augustin, PhD.