Candidates for APA President
How would you use the position of APA president as a key spokesperson for American psychology?
APA's president must speak strongly for psychology and communicate effectively with the public. I will speak forcefully for our practitioners who are doing their best in a difficult marketplace to earn a living and provide quality care. I will use APA's convening power to work with other groups, like community health centers and educators, to advance our mutual interests. I will work with APA staff, state association leaders and other well-known psychologists to create timely opportunities in the national media for psychology's voice to be heard about important societal issues.
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How can psychology increase its influence on public policy?
APA has important messages, but not enough messengers! Our Government Relations, Public Policy, Public Education and other staff work hard for us every day...but that's not enough. Individually, we must step up to the plate. As a Congressional Fellow, I know we can make a tremendous difference in the marketplace of public opinion. It's about developing relationships so our messages will be heard. We must train more psychologists and systematically integrate a policy and advocacy curriculum into our graduate programs. Change takes vision and persistence, as our prescribing colleagues in New Mexico and Louisiana know. I'm counting on your help!