In the Public Interest

A publication of the Public Interest Directorate
May 2010

LEAD STORY

Interview with Dr. James Bray on Psychology’s Contribution to End Homelessness

Substantial empirical data has accumulated that address psychological contributions to the remediation of homelessness. In 2009, James Bray, PhD, formed the Task Force on Psychology’s Contribution to End Homelessness (TFPCEH) as one of his presidential initiatives. The Task Force produced a report summarizing the current literature to support recommendations to advance research, training, practice, and policy on homelessness.

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Public Interest Government Relations Office
    The Public Interest Government Relations Office actively engages in shaping federal policy to promote psychology in the public interest. Issue areas include: aging; children, youth, and families; individuals with disabilities; ethnic minority affairs; HIV/AIDS; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues; socioeconomic status; and women’s issues.
  • May 2010 Policy Update
    Public Interest Government Relations Office updates on federal policy issues, including leadership changes for APA's PI-GRO, the Healthy Media for Youth Act, the Department of Defense DADT policy change, the re-authorization of K-12 Education Law, and much more.