Candidates for APA President
How are you going to recruit, retain and involve individuals primarily engaged in scientific research?
I believe our science colleagues will value an organization that provides a forum to showcase research and share ideas with colleagues, the opportunity to publish in scholarly journals and a strong voice for science advocacy. I support development of a Science Leadership Conference, a more science-friendly convention format, a strong journals program, continued involvement in groups such as the Federation of Behavioral and Social Science Organizations, federal advocacy for psychological science and research funding, collaboration with APS, study of the impact of IRBs on scientific research, our science training institutes and funding for student attendance at convention.
Approximately one-third of APA members work in educational settings (across all levels of education). What would you do as APA president to address their issues of concern?
I fully support our Education Directorate's programs, including the Education Leadership Conference, advocacy for E&T funding, our Online Academy for CE, and the work of the TF on the Assessment
of Competencies in Professional Education and Training. Our E&T system must be able to understand and anticipate changing marketplaces and prepare psychologists for successful careers, whatever their niche. We also have schools and children who are hurting and need psychology's expertise. I support advocacy at the state level to secure funding of at least one doctorally trained psychologist in every school system in this country.