Public Service Psychology

A newsletter of Division 18
November 2010 |Vol. 35, No. 3 PDF iconDownload Issue (PDF, 836KB)

Feature Article

Unprecedented change

By Patrick H. DeLeon, PhD Public Service Psychology November 2010

This article discusses the President’s visionary health care legislation being client/patient-centered rather than practitioner-oriented


  • A message from the president
    The Division President reflects on the many exciting events from 2010 and thanks the outgoing division officers for their unwavering support
    By Steve Norman, PhD
  • A message from the past-president
    The division past-president fondly recalls his time in office including his facilitating the division awards process, launching an aggressive member recruitment program, and encouraging members to attend the North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference
    By Robert Morgan, PhD
  • A message from the president-elect
    In her first newsletter submission as president-elect, Linda Bodie discusses her delight and anxiety about her new position and her responsibility to promote the role of psychologists in new health care initiatives
    By Linda Bodie, PsyD
  • A message from the editors
    The new editors acknowledge the hard work of the previous editor, Dr. Wall, and discuss the many insightful submissions that are published in this issue
    By Marcia Baruch, PhD, and Victor Wolski, PhD
  • A message from the APAGS representative
    The APAGS representative discusses ideas for student programming for the 2011 convention, the Division 18 mentoring program, and focusing on student-specific concerns at the next Division 18 Mid-winter Meeting
    By Abigail Bernett, MA
  • 2010 Division award winners
    The recipients of the 2010 division awards including the Early Career Award, the Award for Outstanding Student Research, and the Harold Hildreth Award

Book Review

Division Reports

  • Community and State Hospital
    The author examines the idea that as the treatment of mental illness becomes more publicly recognized and financially reimbursable, there will be a need to provide more services in the context of integrated care
    By Jim Regan, PhD
  • Council of Representatives
    The Council of Representatives reaffirm its 2004 policy statement in support of civil marriage for same-sex couples, maintaining current membership dues, increased APA publishing revenues, the presentation of the 2010 Raymond D. Fowler Award, and two pending lawsuits against APA
    By Lorraine W. Greene, PhD, ABPP
  • Criminal Justice
    This section launched a student representative initiative in which students from programs across the United States and Canada are being recruited to serve as the Division 18 liaison to their programs
    By Dawn Cisewski, PsyD
  • Diversity Task Force
    The task force discusses their monthly meetings, working with APAGS, a symposium they are conducting during the APA convention, and a new task force web page
    By Monica Roy, PhD
  • Psychologists in Indian Country
    This section appointed a student representative, is seeking a chair, and currently researching treatment efforts for Native American populations
    By Steve Norman, PhD
  • Veterans Affairs
    The new section chair introduces herself, discusses her plans to explore ways to better serve the division members, and solicits submissions for an upcoming journal devoted to telehealth
    By Anne Klee, PhD