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.
  • 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.