APA Commission on Ethics Processes

Call for Nominations

The APA Council of Representatives approved the establishment of a commission to evaluate and recommend changes to APA's ethics processes. It has issued a call for nominations for this commission. For more details regarding the nomination procedure, please visit the APA Commission on Ethics Processes: Call for Nominations page.

Initial AP-LS Response to Hoffman Report

AP-LS members,

As you may have heard, the APA commissioned an independent report (the Hoffman Report) to investigate allegations that the APA acted in ways to facilitate the use of torture during the Bush administration. A number of individuals and APA divisions have produced a myriad of recommendations/requirements for interrogation-related practice and research. The AP-LS Executive Committee will discuss the report at our meeting in Toronto next month. In the meantime, I welcome your comments about the report and its potential impact for AP-LS as an organization as well as for our individual members. Please email me directly, and I will summarize any feedback for our executive committee meeting. 


Jen Woolard
President-elect, American Psychology-Law Society

Welcome from our President

 Jennifer Woolard, PhDWelcome to Div. 41 (American Psychology-Law Society; AP-LS), the interdisciplinary collaboration of more than 2,700 active members who hail from diverse backgrounds in the research and practice of psychology and law. A variety of committees advance the interests of members at various stages of their careers, with active and award-winning student and early career professional committees. Other committees focus on our various professional interests including corrections, practice, legal scholars, the professional development of women, minority affairs and teaching and training. We sponsor an active grants program that supports small and large projects alike. We also edit a widely respected interdisciplinary journal, Law and Human Behavior, that showcases cutting-edge psycholegal research. Our Social Media Committee and Website Editor Kento Yasuhara have revamped the Web page and increased our presence in social media — connect with us in a variety of ways.

All of this comes together at our annual conference, which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 10-12, 2016. The call for proposals was announced in early September and will remain open through Oct. 19, 2015. On behalf of our conference co-chairs, Vanessa Edkins and Curt Carlson, and the Conference Advisory Committee, I encourage you to consider submitting a proposal and joining the dialogue among AP-LS members about the important research, practice and policy issues that command your attention. I look forward to seeing you there.