Division Spotlight

Volunteer for Div. 2 task forces

Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) President R. Eric Landrum, PhD, is seeking volunteers for three task forces on the assessment of undergraduate psychology skills, the use of storytelling in teaching and learning, and advocacy efforts for undergraduate psychology majors. The division also welcomes input and help from other divisions. To join one of the task forces, contact Landrum.

Apply for Div. 15 awards

Div. 15 (Educational) is accepting nominations for two awards:

  • The Paul R. Pintrich Outstanding Dissertation Award, a $1,500 prize for a psychologist who has completed an exceptional dissertation in educational psychology within the past two years. The nomination deadline is Dec. 31.
  • The Richard E. Snow Award for Early Contributions, a $2,000 prize that recognizes an outstanding early career psychologist within 10 years of earning his or her doctorate. The nomination deadline is Jan. 12.

Each recipient also receives a plaque and an invitation to speak at APA's Annual Convention in Washington, D.C., Aug. 7–10. Self-nominations are welcome. Find more information on each award at Div. 15.

Contribute to Div. 27's book series

Div. 27 (Society for Community Research and Action) welcomes book proposals for "Advances in Community Psychology," a book series that will highlight advances in the field of community psychology, innovative community action research and practice, and future directions in community research and practice. Send proposals or inquiries to Nicole E. Allen, PhD, and Brad Olson, PhD.

Div. 27 issues policy statement on recovery residences

Div. 27 (Society for Community Research and Action) has developed a policy statement with the National Alliance of Recovery Residences on the value of addiction treatment facilities in the United States. The policy statement highlights the growth of such residences and research on their effectiveness and identifies areas that need more research. It also describes ways to increase referrals to recovery residences and educate policymakers and the public about their value. Find the statement on the division's website.

Early career psychologists: Blog for Div. 31

The Div. 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs) Early Career Psychologist Task Force seeks Div. 31 member news and current events in mental health, including insights from prescribing psychologists and those in integrated care settings, for its Early Career Psychologists blog. To contribute postings, contact task force chair Lindsey Buckman, PhD.

Div. 45 is now the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race

The Div. 45 membership voted to change its name from the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues to the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race. The change took effect Nov. 11.

Learn about practice technology

The fall/winter issue of the Div. 46 (Society for Media Psychology and Technology) newsletter, The Amplifier, features articles on mobile mental health apps, home-based telehealth, ethics of technology in practice, videoconferencing and augmented reality. Read the issue.

Div. 17 meeting on counseling psychology's future in Atlanta

Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) will host the conference, "Counseling Psychology in Action: Future Opportunities and Challenges," March 13–16 in Atlanta. Presentations will focus on four sub-themes: training contexts, integrated health care, violence and trauma, and diversity. APA President-elect Nadine Kaslow, PhD, will deliver the keynote address on the future of counseling psychology. The conference will offer continuing-education credits, special programs for early career psychologists and a 50 percent discount on registration for international attendees. For more information and to register, visit Atlanta 2014.

Div. 54 (Pediatric) meeting in March

Div. 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology) will host its annual conference "Pediatric Psychology: From Infancy to Young Adulthood" in Philadelphia, March 27–29. Programming will highlight top research and practice in pediatric psychology. Find more information at SPPAC.

If you have information about division activities that you want to share with Monitor readers, email them to the Monitor's Jamie Chamberlin,.