News & Events

  • 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.
  • Lisa Ottomanelli at Tampa VA, has won the 2013 ACRM Licht Award for her paper, Effectiveness of Supported Employment for Veterans With Spinal Cord Injuries: Results From a Randomized Multisite Study (2012. Archives of PM&R, 93, 740-747).
  • Congratulations are in order to Angela Kuemmel, PhD! Angela has been appointed to serve on the Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP; APA Governance) for 3 years beginning January 1, 2013.  She was selected from among a large pool of nominees to serve as the Public Interest Representative on the Committee.

  • Check out Marcia Scherer's new book Assistive Technologies and Other Supports for People with Brain Impairment, which received a great review from Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.

"Marcia Scherer's book is timely, ambitiously thorough, and provides a framework for understanding complex needs and their rehabilitation.... Assistive Technologies and Other Supports for People with Brain Impairment is, to my mind, the first book of sufficient depth, theoretical clarity and usefulness to be considerable as a textbook of this exciting field."

  • 2013 Rehabilitation Psychology Conference: Meet the Lecturers
    James F. Malec, PhD; Charles H. Bombardier, PhD; and Paul Kennedy, DPhil, will be presenting the Diller Award, Rosenthal and Wright-Dembo lectures, respectively.

  • It is with great pleasure to announce the results of our Division 22 Election. Congratulations go out to the following:

  • Dr. Mary Brownsberger, President-Elect 
    Dr. Natalie Dong and Dr. Glenn Curtiss, Members-at-Large 
    The division also thanks all others who so generously agreed to run for office. Congratulations to all, and to our division.

  • We are pleased to announce that Pam Fitzpatrick has agreed to be our newest Division 22 member-at-large, taking on this role for the remainder of Mary Brownsberger's term as she becomes the president-elect for our division. This change becomes effective in August at our Executive Council meeting at APA. As many of you already know, Pam has already taking on duties as our RP 2012 Program Chair for our Jacksonville conference. Please welcome Pam to our Division 22 Board.

  • Division 22 is proud to announce that the Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Disability Issues in Psychology Award, sponsored by the Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology (CDIP), will be presented to Division 22's own Dr. Rhoda Olkin at the APA annual convention next month. Please join us for her address "Is disability still the caboose on the disability train? Where is that train going?" and celebration at the CDIP conversation hour in Orlando, Saturday, Aug. 4, 6-7 p.m. in Peabody Orlando Hotel Celebration Room 16. Hope to see you there.

  • Dr. Linda Mona has been selected to receive the 2012 APPIC Excellence in Diversity Training Award which will be presented at this year's annual convention. Congratulations Linda.

  • Lisa Brenner has received the Special Contribution Award from the Association of VA Psychologists (AVAPL). She will be recognized at an AVAPL event at the APA convention in Orlando. Very well deserved Lisa.

  • Interesting read on "Americans Joining Disability Now Outpacing Americans Finding Jobs" from the The Weekly Standard.

  • An Argument for Rehab
    The following article, "Lee Woodruff: When Rehab Is Cut — You Hurt Too," was recently published in the Huffington Post and highlights the recent attention the rehabilitation field has received in response to Gabby Giffords injury and the important role of medical rehabilitation..

  • Congrats to Jeff Kreutzer for a nice article in the New York Times on his work on marriage after TBI! Marriage counseling is evolving to help couples survive personality changes and physical challenges. Read article "When Injuries to the Brain Tear at Hearts".

  • Thank you to Division 22’s own Dr. Erin Andrews for her continued work to increase awareness about the issues faced by women with disabilities. Erin contributed the article “Pregnancy with a Physical Disability: One psychologist’s journey” to APA and the Spotlight on Disability Newsletter. Erin, many congratulations to you and your family on the birth of your child.


122nd APA Annual Convention
Aug. 7-10, 2014
Washington, D.C.