Division Spotlight

Div. 17 welcomes members for its new special interest groups

Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) encourages psychologists to join one of its new special interest groups:

  • The Military Issues in Counseling Psychology group supports counseling psychology practitioners and researchers who work in military psychology. The division will elect group leaders in June. To join, email Wendy Rasmussen, PhD.
  • The Counseling Psychology PsyD Programs group supports the professional development and collaboration of faculty and students in counseling psychology PsyD programs. To join, email Sally Hage, PhD, or Salina Renninger, PhD.

Each group will hold an open meeting in the Div. 17 Hospitality Space during APA's Annual Convention in Washington, D.C., Aug. 7–10. Read about all of Div. 17's special interest groups.

Apply for a Div. 18 award

Div. 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) is accepting nominations for five awards:

  • The Harold M. Hildreth Distinguished Public Service Award is the division's top award and honors a psychologist who has made outstanding contributions to public service throughout his or her career.
  • The Mike Neale Award honors a psychologist who has made outstanding contributions to people with serious mental illness through advocacy, research, program development or service delivery.
  • The Peter J.N. Linnerooth Award is a $250 prize that recognizes a psychologist who has made an outstanding clinical or research contribution in suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress disorder or provider burnout related to working with active-duty military and veterans.
  • The Outstanding Student Award is a $750 prize that honors a graduate student who has made outstanding contributions to public service through research, teaching, program development or clinical practice, such as by providing clinical services to underserved populations.
  • The Early Career Award honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to public service through research, teaching, program development or practice in the early stages of his or her career.

For more information, go to APA Divisions. Submit nomination letters by June 1 to Jacqueline Remondet Wall, PhD.

Div. 51 hosts conference on ways to increase treatment success with diverse men

APA's Div. 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity) welcomes all psychologists to its Fourth National Psychotherapy with Men Conference to be held June 7, at California State University, Fullerton.

Focused on increasing treatment success in counseling and psychotherapy with diverse men, this conference features keynote addresses by Judith Jordan, PhD, on "Raising Boys to be Competent and Connected Men" and Fredric Rabinowitz, PhD, on "Deepening Psychotherapy with Men."

Other topics include working with gay men, working with older men and affirmative practice with transgendered men. Clinical topics address integrating spiritual issues, treating male survivors of childhood sexual abuse and military sexual assault, helping military men transition to civilian life, gendered racism, women working with men, and male-sensitive couples therapy.

Registration is $50 for students and $125 for professionals. For more information visit the conference website.

Attend the SIOP conference in Honolulu

Div. 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology — SIOP) is hosting its annual conference May 15–17 in Honolulu. The meeting features more than 300 presentations by leading researchers, teachers and practitioners.

One programming track, "Breakthrough: Expanding I-O Psychology through Connection," will feature TED-style talks on ways I-O psychologists can expand the reach of industrial-organizational psychology.

Social media and digital marketing expert Geoff Colon, of Microsoft, will present the keynote address. The conference will also feature opportunities for continuing-education credit, including workshops, seminars and master tutorials.

To register, visit SIOP 2014. For tips and resources to help you make it to the conference, visit the division's Opportunity Toolkit.

Fund your research on education

Div. 15 (Educational) seeks applications for its Early Career Educational Psychology Research Awards, which provide up to $7,500 in funding. Applications are due June 1. For more information, visit Div. 15 awards or contact Committee Chair Aman Yadav, PhD.