Candidates for APA President
What have you done and what would you do as president to demonstrate your support for scientific psychology?
Specific examples demonstrating my support:
- Voting for additional $500,000 for science initiatives and for dues reduction.
- Supporting the science agenda as liaison from Board of Directors to Board of Scientific Affairs.
- Engaging in regular discussions with Public Policy Office staff about Science's legislative and policy initiatives.
- Working with President DeLeon on the women and technology initiative.
- Endorsing psychology's leadership in the "Decade of Behavior."
As president, I would:
- With the science community, develop and promote objectives, highlighting psychological science throughout the "Decade of Behavior."
- Emphasize public policy and media initiatives.
- Facilitate working relationships with other scientists.
What professional issues, e.g. managed care, prescription privileges, master's training, internship requirements, will you emphasize during your term?
- Define psychology as primary care: Research confirms the primacy of behavior in health and well-being. Practitioners excel in providing cost-saving interventions. Recognition at a policy level and the resources which follow are next.
- Partnering with public sector psychologists: Opportunities exist through public sector systems to address many ongoing professional issues. I will develop, with public sector psychologists, a strategic plan for effectively using existing opportunities.
- Maintain psychology's control over scope and areas of practice: APA must respond effectively to the challenges to practice, and move beyond these to our own agenda. CAPP's priorities for the Practice Directorate must be supported.