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Div. 31 Fellows Named

Will YOU be next?

By Donald McAleer, PsyD

It's true that Div. 31 welcomed three new fellows this year. After a lengthy application and review process, Joseph Coyne, PhD; Peter Oppenheimer, PhD; and Kevin Arnold, PhD, were recognized for their outstanding contributions to psychology and divisional interests. Fellow status is an honor bestowed upon APA members who have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology. Fellow status requires that a person's work has had a national impact on the field of psychology beyond a local, state or regional level.

Joseph Coyne, PhD Peter M. Oppenheimer, PhD Kevin Arnold, PhD
Left to Right: Joseph Coyne, PhD; Peter Oppenheimer, PhD; and Kevin Arnold, PhD named Div. 31 fellows.

Please join me in congratulating our newest awardees.

Did you hear the news?

The Online Fellows Application Portal is now open.

Two years ago, we had one new fellow. This year there were three. What will next year bring? Are you the next fellow of Div. 31?

The process has been streamlined and is described at the link above. The entire process is completed online. The APA fellows page has a number of resources for fellow applicants and endorsers. One of the new resources is a sample endorsement letter that can be used by endorsers or division fellows chairs as a model of the type of information the APA Fellows Committee looks for when evaluating fellow applications. There are also helpful instructions for applicants.

So what does it take to be a fellow? Are you a member of APA and your State, Provincial or Territorial Psychological Association (SPTPA)? Are you a member of Div. 31? Do you believe that you have made unusual and outstanding contributions in one or more of the following areas: development of exemplary programs; leadership in organized psychology; publication or dissemination of information; and national policy development or political action? Div. 31-specific is available online.

The division deadline for completing the application for this cycle is Nov. 15, 2017. Please contact Division Fellows Chair Donald McAleer, PsyD, ABPP, with any questions.