APA contributes to Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on mental health care needs for growing geriatric population
The Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce for Older Adults: In Whose Hands? examines current and future mental and behavioral health care needs of America’s aging population and issues a call to action for the education and training of a competent workforce to address these needs.
- The 10th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health
Submit your proposals by Oct. 1
- Genes May Play Role in Educational Achievement, Study Finds
Three genes identified as possible markers for academic success
- Gold-medal psychology
- Update your contact and biographical information for the APA membership directory
APA’s online directory helps members stay in touch with colleagues and network with others.
2012 APA Annual Convention
- Disability-Related Programming
Programming at the 2012 convention will include immigration, race, natural disasters, women, chronic illness and telehealth services.
- Family-friendly options
Numerous activities and services geared toward families will be available at this year’s convention.
- PsycCareers LIVE and Employer Exhibit Booths
Job Seekers: Create or login to your PsycCareers.com account. On your account “Overview” page, indicate you’ll be attending PsycCareers LIVE – this will flag your resume in the database so participating employers can reach out to you (if you prefer, you can keep your identity confidential). To attend PsycCareers LIVE you’ll need to register for the APA annual convention if you have not already done so. As employers register and post jobs, you’ll be able to view them on PsycCareers.com prior to the event (and you can create email Job Alerts to be notified of new Career Fair listings). Employers: To register for PsycCareers LIVE, please contact Cristina Ferrara by calling 866-964-2765 ext. 2726.
- Golinski v. Office of Personnel Management
Gay and lesbian parents are not any less fit or capable than heterosexual parents, and that their children are not less adjusted.
- Psychologist featured at Capitol Hill science exhibit
Stanford’s Roy Pea presents work on effects of social media on girls’ development.
- APA again endorses the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)
APA joined 88 other organizations in asking members of Congress to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans under federal employment nondiscrimination policies.
From APA Publishing
- Trauma Therapy in Context
This book is intended for all clinical mental health professionals who work with trauma survivors, particularly those who seek to broaden their understanding of the way various approaches interact to inform a holistic understanding of trauma treatment.
Continuing Education in Psychology
- Office of Continuing Education in Psychology
The Office of Continuing Education in Psychology offers a wide range of continuing professional education opportunities for psychologists.
- The Clinician's Corner
A series of mini-workshops that feature leading practitioners and scholars working in key areas of professional practice. All workshops include CE credits
Calls for Nominations
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks midcareer consultants to bolster research and evaluation
The foundation’s program aims to expand the diversity of perspectives that inform its programming.
- Call for Nominations to the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Concerns
Nominate peers by Jan. 1, 2014, for two positions on the APA Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns.
The Medication Generation – Wall Street Journal
As medications saturate our culture, we may be growing less able to connect our most basic feelings with the stressful factors in our lives. "Life is full of stress, and anxiety and sadness—those are just baseline phenomena that have come to be considered illnesses that need to be treated. Young people aren't sure how to think about their distress."