Membership and Nominations
Important message from our membership chair
By Mark Sciutto, PhD
It has been a pleasure to continue my service as membership chair for Div. 1. The past year has brought a lot of exciting developments in the division. Div. 1's aim has always been to support coherence among psychology's diverse subspecialties. This year, we have more clearly articulated our specific goals, which are reflected in the division's newly adopted mission statement. These goals have served as a foundation for a thoughtful examination of the value of a Div. 1 membership. As membership chair (and member-at large), I want to see Div. 1 become a "go-to" resource for psychologists who value the integration of theory, research and practice. Moreover, I would like to see the division better support psychologists at all levels of their career and in a wide range of work settings. There are many professional "homes" for specialization, but Div. 1 provides a unique opportunity to keep psychology connected. The next few years are going to be an exciting time for Div. 1. We have also seen an infusion of new members and new ideas on our executive committee, which has translated into an increase in memberships this past year (despite general declining memberships across APA divisions). The challenge for us moving forward is to maximize the value we provide to our members. To aid in these efforts, please take a few minutes to share your ideas about the direction of Div. 1 by completing a brief online survey. Or, please feel free to email me with ideas for improving the ways in which Div. 1 can support its members.