Candidates for APA President
What role will science play in your agenda for the year that you are president of APA?
My presidential year will highlight the interrelatedness of our individual scientific heritages while focusing on the science underlying psychologists' expanding roles in research and practice. (www.rozenskyforapapresident.com/FutureTaskForce.htm).
We will recognize and celebrate programs representing "best practices" in scientific psychology, education and practice as well as celebrate our colleagues in the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, etc. Current times demand evidence-based practice and educational programs.
We must encourage research that translates into practice and is useful in formulating public policy. My presidential initiatives will weave these themes together, highlighting the scientific strengths of psychology and reinforcing APA's scientific agenda.
What steps would you take to ensure the success of the annual convention during your presidential tenure?
APA conventions should be informative, interactive, inclusive, entertaining. Convention is a time to celebrate psychology! I will request symposia focus on psychology's contributions to well-being, newest scientific findings, creative educational programs and practice opportunities, all with a critical, practical eye toward building our future. Special programs will offer each attendee opportunities to have fun interacting with my proposed online "Psychology's Family Tree" (www.rozenskyforapapresident.com/PastTaskForce.htm). Thematic programming will concentrate on psychology's research contributions to public health, highlighting emerging practice opportunities. Members' opinions should be surveyed to identify entertainment choices that have broadest appeal, including an opening speaker who will captivate all.