From The Editor

A word from our Editor, Shawn A. Rubin, PsyD

By Shawn Rubin

Welcome to our Members, Students, and folks interested in humanistic psychology and its diverse theoretical orientations, applications, areas of study, research, and socially-conscious endeavors!
This update begins with Board Secretary Fred Wertz's thorough accounting of the Mid-Winter Meetings and the many projects and initiatives on which the Board is working.   
Next, President Louise Sundararajan discusses the establishment of new Board Taskforces and our Division's increased cooperation and exchange of information with other APA Divisions which will be mutually enahncing and enriching for all involved.
I am honored to present Ed Mendelowitz's exquisite  Humanitas piece, "PIRANDELLO’S "LATE MATTIA PASCAL": Inconsistent Being and the Enigmatic Self."  Those among us who are active in the education and training of psychology students will find inspiration in Point Park Professor Robert McInernay's "Inspiring Students and Aspiring Teachers: A Reflection on the Psychological Life of Learning and Teaching." 
Make plans now to attend the Annual Society Conference in Chicago, April 15-17th 2011.  The deadline for submissions is December 17th.  Hope to see you all there!
Please peruse the various items within the Connections, Membership Communication, Announcements, and Call for Papers sections.  There are many exciting opportunities to become involved in the Society as Mentors, Student Ambassadors, and Presenters at the Conference. 
Members & Students: If you would like to share news regarding publications, presentations, achievements, personal reflections on being and becoming a humanistic psychologist, or submit a professional paper for inclusion in future updates, please forward them to me via email.
Shawn A. Rubin, PsyD, Newsletter Editor