Message from the 2016 President

Dinelia Rosa Dear members of Div. 31,
I am very excited to be your president this year. The full title of our division is Div. 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial Affairs [SPTAs]), with a main focus on SPTA leadership and advocacy. Div. 31 is very unique as it has two memberships, individual SPTAs. With this comes a big responsibility, particularly during this historical time for APA.

Outstanding Leaders

Since 1992, Donald McAleer, PsyD, ABPP, has held various positions in the Pennsylvania Psychological Association governance. During his presidential year (2001-2002), he worked with others to franchise the doctoral students of Pennsylvania, drawing them into the larger professional organization. Together they formed the Pennsylvania Psychological Association of Graduates Students, a student organization that bolsters the advocacy and leadership skills of its members and winner of the 2004 APAGS/CAPP/Division 31 SPTA Award.

Benefits of Div. 31 Membership

Membership in Div. 31 has many benefits and include working with SPTAs to advance the profession and to promote the highest standards of ethics, accesssing the division’s email list which allows you to network with members and discuss issues of concern to students, and obtaining mentorship and opportunities for entry into APA governance.