News & Events
Call for Comments on Proposed Interjurisdictional Telepsychology Compact
The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) has issued a proposal for an interjursdicational compact as a means to address credentialing for the practice of telepsychology. The interjurisdictional compact likely requires each participating state and territory to enact legislation adopting the compact. The compact would allow home state practitioners to practice in other compact states, as well as allow practitioners from others states access to home state residents. Div. 31 encourages SPTAs to submit comments on the proposed ASPPB draft interjurisdictional telepsychology compact by Nov. 30, 2014.
Michael Sullivan Diversity Scholarship Fund Progress Updates
Read progress updates from 2013 Michael Sullivan Diversity Scholarship Fund winners.
Calia A. Torres and Jeremy J. Eggleston are the winners of the 2014 winners of the Michael Sullivan Diversity Scholarship.
Calia A. Torres of the University of Alabama focused on furthering the understanding of the pain experience and pain management strategies used by Hispanic patients with chronic pain, who are served at the Federally Qualified Health Center in Central Alabama. Her qualitative approach evaluates cultural influences to determine their relationship to pain management disparities among Hispanic patients and seeks to identify potential cultural determinants in the way Hispanics report and manage pain.
Jeremy J. Eggleston of Fordham University examines the concept of post-traumatic growth following diagnosis of HIV/AIDS in minority-identified populations, often facing double stigmas of both ethnic minority status and sexual orientation. These stigmas often create impediments to accessing medical and mental health care. This research will examine the factors that work to promote a personal growth model of adjustment amidst chronic and pervasive levels of social-cultural stigma and shame.
APA Council of Representatives Report
Read highlights from the February 2014 meeting of the APA Council of Representatives
August 2013 Council of Representatives Report
Read highlights from the August 2013 meeting of the APA Council of Representatives about historical reforms that may reform APA governance.
Preparing Professional Psychologists to Serve a Diverse Public: A Core Requirement in Doctoral Education and Training
For psychologists to competently serve all members of the public now and in the future, professional psychology training programs strive to ensure that psychology trainees demonstrate acceptable levels of knowledge, skills and awareness to work effectively with diverse individuals.
Free Electronic Health Record Templates
Divs. 31 and 42 have compiled a digest of the record-keeping laws of each state as well as state-specific electronic health record templates. This benefit is available to every APA member at no charge.
The Div. 31 Diversity Leadership Development Training Program workshop, which focuses on leadership, negotiating and mentoring, was held at the 2013 State Leadership Conference.
Presentation Recruiting Early Career Psychologists (PDF, 281KB)
At the 2012 APA convention, Tom DeMaio, PhD and Sarah Morsbach Honaker, PhD, presented concrete strategies for recruitment, retention, and engagement of early career psychologist (ECP) members in Div. 31. Specific content in the presentation includes data about ECP demographics and results about ECP activities in more than 30 SPTAs. The survey was conducted by Drs. Carla Bradshaw, DeMaio and Honaker.
123rd APA Annual Convention
Aug. 6-9, 2015
Toronto, Ontario, Canada