Five APA divisions win 2013 APA Interdivisional Grants

The grants support joint activities that enhance the work of two or more APA divisions.

APA's Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) has named the five recipients of the 2013 interdivisional grant program. The program supports joint activities that enhance the work of two or more APA divisions.

This year's winners are:

"The Coaching Psychology Competency Project" ($5,000)

Divs. 13 (Society of Consulting Psychology) and 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) will develop professional standards for training and performance for the practice of coaching psychology.

"Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction" ($5,000)

Divs. 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse) and 50 (Addictions) will offset registration costs for graduate students and early career psychologists to attend the divisions' upcoming joint conference "Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction," May 3-4 in Atlanta.

"A Short Course in Policy Involvement" ($5,000)

Divs. 8 (Society for Personality and Social Psychology), 9 (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues), 27 (Society for Community Research and Action), 34 (Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology), 41 (American Psychology-Law Society) will develop and offer a two-day course for psychologists at all career stages to develop policy and advocacy skills.

"Dissemination of Evidence-Based Practices for Children: Needs and Barriers at State and Local Levels" ($4,861)

Divs. 37 (Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice), 43 (Society for Family Psychology) and 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology) will identify barriers that state and community agencies and providers experience in disseminating evidence-based intervention practices in children's mental health.

"Forensic Practitioner's Toolbox" ($5,000)

Divs. 41 (American Psychology-Law Society) and 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice) will create a website with links to publications, blogs and interactive continuing-education materials to prepare independent practice psychologists for forensic psychology work.

CODAPAR will release the 2014 Call for Interdivisional Grants in March, with applications due Sept. 13.