Public Service Psychology
A newsletter of Div. 18
December 2018 |Vol. 43, No. 4
Advocacy in public service settings.
In This Issue
- Immediate past president’s column
The year in review.
By Linda Richardson, PhD
- APA Council report
APA’s Council of Representatives met in San Francisco in August coinciding with the annual convention.
By David M. Corey, PhD, ABPP, and Anne Klee, PhD
- Serious Mental Illness/Severe Emotional Disturbance Section update
This past quarter, the section welcomed some new faces to the SMI/SED Section leadership. Members discussed focus of the section for the upcoming year, continuing the emphasis on membership, advocacy, and education/training.
By Emilia Brown, PhD
- Veterans Affairs (VA) Section update
Within the VA Section of Div. 18, we promote psychology, clinical care, training and research to serve veterans, their families and communities.
By Tiffanie Fennell, PhD, ABPP
- Doing the right thing: Supporting psychologists of color in Veterans Health Administration
Establishment of a formal network of Psychologists of Color supporting each other in Veterans Health Administration.
By Gayle Y. Iwamasa, PhD
- An intriguing professional journey
Sandra Haldane: Words from a former APA congressional fellow.
By Patrick H. DeLeon, PhD
- SMI/SED specialty (SMI psychology) update
Visit the SMI Psychology website for great information and resources about training, evaluation instruments, practice guidelines and how to become involved with the specialty council.
By Mary Jansen, PhD
From the Student Section
- The role of mentorship in the professional development of students in public service psychology
Public service psychology is a competitive and complex field. Mentoring is one way to ensure students’ ongoing involvement, success and satisfaction in public health and Div. 18.
By Sharon Malinowski, MA