News & Events

  • “Hey, Miss Idaho, Is That an Insulin Pump on Your Bikini?” Sierra Sandison opted not to conceal the insulin pump she uses to treat her Type 1 diabetes during the pageant in July 2014.
  • In a TED talk by Stella Young, a comedian, journalist, and disability advocate, she tells audiences “I’m not your inspiration thank you very much.”
  • The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was passed July 9th and awaits the President’s signature. The following links will take you to summaries issued by special interest groups and organizations that also have a vested interest in this legislation and its impacts.
    National Council on Disability
  • The APA 2014 Div. 22 Program Committee is seeking Student Volunteers to assist with Division 22 activities at the APA 2014 Convention (August 7-10, 2014). Volunteer responsibilities include: staffing tables outside each of the Div. 22 talks/symposia (i.e., being present before and after the talks to provide brochures and answer questions about Division 22), and assisting with Hospitality Suite activities (e.g., the student social). Volunteers will have the opportunity to interact with division members and fellow students, and to contribute to division activities at the convention. Volunteers will also be eligible for up to a $175 reimbursement for convention travel and/or registration fees for up to three student volunteers. To apply for this travel stipend, you should prepare a brief letter (1 page or less) describing: 1) your involvement in Division 22 activities to date, and 2) how Division 22 / Rehabilitation Psychology fits in with your future career plans. Please email letters by May 16th, 2014 to Student Representative Abbey Hughes for review by the Program Committee. Please note that, although there are stipends for 3 students only, we would very much welcome involvement from all students who are interested in participating in Division 22 activities at the convention. Additional questions can be directed to Abbey Hughes.
  • Division Mark Sherer, PhD, ABPP, FACRM and Susanne M. Bruyère, PhD, CRC win the Diller and Wright-Dembo awards, respectively and are profiled on the new Member Highlights page.
  • The Board of Directors of the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology announces the following psychologists have passed all requirements for specialty certification in Rehabilitation Psychology:

    Kimberly Alfano. ABPP (Rp), California
    Mark Alfano, PhD ABPP (Rp), California
    Elizabeth Horin, PhD, ABPP (Rp), California
    Sara Howard, PhD, ABPP (Rp), Virginia

    This board certification attests to their excellence in meeting the advanced education, training, and professional standing established by the specialty, as well as examination by peers in the specialty attesting to the demonstration of practice in the specialty.

    Congratulations to you and thank you for participating in the specialty certification process.