APA's Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology (CDIP) is seeking nominations for two new members to begin three-year terms on January 1, 2009.
The Committee’s mission is to promote the psychological well-being of people with disabilities; inclusion of knowledge about disabilities and disability issues in education, training programs, policies, and professional development of psychologists; development and implementation of psychological service delivery modes responsive to the needs of people with disabilities; and awareness of disability in psychological research as well as specific research activity in disability areas.
Current CDIP activities include developing best practices in research, training, and service delivery concerning persons with disabilities; increasing the visibility of disability within APA; and addressing barriers to training encountered by students with disabilities.
CDIP seeks psychologists with disability-related academic, clinical, or research experience. The Committee strongly encourages applications from those who have a disability (visible, invisible, or due to a chronic health condition or injury) and/or those with personal experience with disability. The Committee also welcomes psychologists who are members of under-represented groups. Nominations are open to APA members who are retired or employed less than full time.
CDIP members are required to participate in annual committee meetings held in Washington, DC, with expenses reimbursed by APA. Members are also expected to work on projects between meetings and encouraged to attend APA's Annual Convention to which attendance is not subsidized.
Nomination materials should include a current curriculum vitae and a statement of interest and qualifications. Please send materials, by the August 29, 2008 deadline, to Anju Khubchandani, Office on Disability Issues in Psychology, at the APA address or via e-mail.