APA's Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology (CDIP)

The committee promotes the welfare of people with disabilities, as well as advocating for access and awareness

The Committee's mission is to: 

  1. Promote the psychological welfare of people with disabilities; 

  2. Promote the development and implementation of psychological service delivery models responsive to the needs of people with disabilities; 

  3. Promote the awareness of disability issues in psychological research as well as specific research activity in disability areas; 

  4. Promote inclusion of knowledge about disabilities and disability issues in education, training programs, and professional development of psychologists.

2011 Committee Members

Special Thanks to Julie L. Williams, PsyD and Dolores M. Cimini, PhD whose terms finish this year.

Erin E. Andrews, PsyDErin E. Andrews, PsyD
VA Central Texas Health Care System


Dolores Cimini, PhDDolores Cimini, PhD
University of Albany


Kim Gorgens, PhDKim Gorgens, PhD
University of Denver 2012 chair-elect


Barbara Palombi, PhDBarbara Palombi, PhD
Grand Valley State University


Lawrence Pick, PhDLawrence Pick, PhD
Gallaudet University


Julie L. Williams, PsyDJulie L. Williams, PsyD
Wright State University 2011 Chair

Melissa Anderson
, APAGS Liaison

Linda Mona, PhD BAPPI Liaison

Ann Marie Warren, PhD, Division 22 Liaison