Candidates for APA President
What have you done and what would you do as president to demonstrate your support for scientific psychology?
My contributions to scientific psychology include research on children's development and adjustment in divorced and remarried families; adolescent substance use; and family assessment and applied methodology (Bray & Maxwell's "Multivariate Analysis of Variance," SAGE; over 100 publications). I am a strong advocate within APA and Congress for science issues and was a liaison to the APA Board of Scientific Affairs.
Congress is doubling the NIH budget during the "Decade of Behavior." This is a prime opportunity for APA to help increase the NIH budget for psychological science. As president, I will strongly advocate for APA to take advantage of these unprecedented opportunities.
What professional issues, e.g. managed care, prescription privileges, master's training, internship requirements, will you emphasize during your term?
- Expand the practice of psychology and access to psychological services. Broaden our focus as a health profession and become full partners in the health-care arena.
- Enhance our prevention services and interventions. Psychological research and practice have matured so that we can offer preventative services for many health problems.
- Expand psychological training for under-represented minorities through increased training funds, scholarships and grants.
Expand psychological services for the underserved and homeless.
- Continue to support ongoing APA practice issues. These include parity for mental health coverage, fighting managed care, prescription privileges for qualified psychologists, and changing scope of practice to meet the needs of changing society.
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