Following the APA convention, the Special Interest Groups (SIG) initiative has entered its third year. In its third year, the SIGs initiative will be led by Shelley Condon of the University of Alabama. Nicole DePasquale, PhD, of Duke University School of Medicine, Emily Behrens of the University of Alabama, Kyrsten Costlow of the University of Alabama, and Briana Sprague, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh will support Shelley in her leadership role and serve as the primary contact for four to five SIGs each.
We currently have 17 different SIGs and are actively working to launch two additional groups, Interpersonal Relationships and Chronic Illness Management.
In July and August, we launched our second recruitment effort of 2020 and had nearly 80 survey takers indicate interest in joining one or more SIGs. In September, each of our SIGs will be welcoming their new members, one of which has 33 new recruits.
We are continuing to work toward our goal of increasing the visibility of SIGs on the Div. 20 website.
If you would like to learn more about the SIG initiative, please contact Shelley Condon.