APA’s Board of Educational Affairs awards $10,000 to educational training grant winners

Conferences will focus on clinical competencies, integrated health care, violence, trauma, sexual harassment, older adult health and more.

APA’s Board of Educational Affairs has awarded $10,000 to support multiple educational training programs across the country. The award supports conferences or workshops that lead to improvements in graduate and postgraduate training and education.

The 2013 award winners are:

  • Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC)
    APPIC’s program will focus on acquiring and evaluating clinical competencies in internship and postdoctoral training.
  • Society of Counseling Psychology, the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs and the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies
    These organizations will develop a conference about training contexts, integrated health care/holistic health and violence/trauma, as well as domestic and international diversity.
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)
    IUP will host a conference to train current and future school psychologists and counselors to identify and effectively address sexual harassment.
  • VA Boston Healthcare System and Harvard Medical School
    This joint conference will support the Blueprint for Change: Achieving Integrated Healthcare for an Aging Population, an initiative of APA Past President Sharon Stephens Brehm, PhD. APA awarded the grant to these organizations in recognition of efforts to integrate two existing sets of competencies — the Pikes Peak Model for Training (focusing on geropsychology) and the Competencies for Practice in Primary Care.

Organizations interested in applying for conference grants can do so online by Sept. 1.