Candidates for APA President
- What specific psychological science initiatives would you promote during your presidential year?
There are different perspectives within the science community. Hence I believe that we should ask psychological scientists what their priorities are, and use that information to guide the APA science agenda. I also believe that we must all work together in these difficult times. Toward that end, I will set up a Blue Ribbon Commission of APA and APS members to seek to bring the two associations closer together. I will also work to enhance the stature of psychological science in the eyes of students, practitioners and the public, and for the inclusion of psychological research in federal research agendas.
How would you enhance financial resources for the APA Practice Organization?
The APA Practice Organization (APAPO) does not have sufficient resources to fully carry out its mission in this post-managed care era. As a psychologist who also holds the MBA degree, I will work with the APAPO to develop new business ventures in order to increase their ability to restore psychology's marketplace position, and to develop new opportunities for practice in such areas as psychological health care and psychopharmacology. One such venture might be a Practitioner Information Service Center, which would answer questions, provide tailored literature reviews or summarize best practices to help psychologists re-market themselves and develop new practice innovations.