Division Spotlight

Join the Div. 17 student mentoring program

The Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) student group, Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS), encourages students to join its new e-mentoring program as a way to network and learn from the division's psychologist members.

Div. 18's hospital section welcomes new leadership

The Community and State Hospital Section of Div. 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) seeks seasoned and early career psychologists who work in public hospital settings to serve on its executive committee and get involved in section committees and activities. For more information, email Jon Marrelli, PhD.

Early career psychologists: Apply for Div. 29 mentoring program

Div. 29 (Psychotherapy) welcomes applications for its Early Career Psychologists Mentoring Program. Each mentoring group includes two senior mentors and up to four mentees. Groups meet via Web-based video conference six times a year to discuss mentees' projects and share advice on reaching professional, research and teaching goals. The division offers three one-year mentoring groups:

  • Mentoring on Psychotherapy Practice Issues, which focuses on licensure, establishing a private practice and ways to address mental health care disparities.
  • Mentoring on Psychotherapy Research, which focuses on developing grant applications and conducting research in diverse communities.
  • Mentoring on Teaching and Training in Psychotherapy, which addresses teaching, creating effective syllabi and diversity in the classroom.

Applicants should describe a project they will work on during the program. Any division member within 10 years of earning a doctorate is eligible. Applications are due Sept. 30.

Follow Div. 31's diversity efforts

Div. 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs) invites division members to follow the work of its Diversity Task Force, which focuses on promoting multicultural competency in psychology practice, via its blog. This month, the blog will also feature a publication on diversity, advocacy and leadership co-written by APA's Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs.

Join Div. 40's student association network

Div. 40 (Society for Clinical Neuropsychology) invites students or graduate programs to join the Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training, the division's student organization. ANST's 40 chapters in the United States and Canada connect neuropsychology students with the division and APA. It also offers opportunities for networking and information on clinical and research training and education. Students can gain leadership experience by heading up a chapter. To learn more, go to Division 40.

Div. 46 to promote Internet safety

As part of its presidential initiative on Internet safety and education in the schools, Div. 46 (Society for Media Psychology and Technology) will feature print and audio interviews with top experts on media literacy education on its website this fall. Experts include Stephen Balkam, founder of the Family Online Safety Institute, psychologist Sonia Livingstone, PhD, director of EU Kids Online, and Renee Hobbs, EdD, of the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island.

Divisions co-sponsor U.N. Psychology Day

Six APA divisions co-sponsored the United Nations' 2013 Psychology Day, held in April at U.N. headquarters in New York City to promote psychologists' work at the United Nations and show how the field aids the organization's mission to protect human rights and prevent violence.

Divs. 1 (Society for General Psychology), 9 (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues), 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology), 39 (Psychoanalysis), 48 (Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence) and 52 (International) each lent support to the meeting, now in its sixth year.

U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told the psychologists, "The growing involvement of your profession in the work of the international community is matched by the U.N.'s rising appreciation for the role that psychology can play in responding to global challenges."

This year's program was organized by Walter Reichman, EdD, a member of Divs. 14 and 52, and John C. Scott, PhD, a fellow of Div. 14 and a member of Div. 52.