Section President: Melinda Garcia, PhD (2019–21)
Section Past President: Anita Mihecoby, PhD
Section President-elect: Teresa La Framboise, PhD (2021–23)
Section Secretary: Emily Sargent, PhD
Section Awards Chair: Stephanie Parisien, PhD
Acting Section Treasurer: Wendy Peters, PhD
Section Program Chair: Sloan Henry, MA
Section Membership Chair: Lahoma Schultz, PhD
Section ECP Representative: Royleen Ross, PhD
Section Student Representative: Amanda Young, MA
Social Media Jedi: Melissa Wheeler, MA
Membership period is January through December. After Aug. 1, memberships are applied to the following calendar year. For membership questions, please contact the section president. For more information about Section VI, join our Facebook group or follow us on Twitter.
Our division brochure (PDF, 175KB) contains more information about membership benefits. Send your completed Section VI membership application and dues to the address below. (Dues are 10 dollars for section members, 5 dollars for student affiliates and new memberships are free.)
Division Services Office
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
If sending a check, please make it payable to "APA Division 35."
Questions? Contact Keith Cooke at (202) 216-7602 or email APA Divisions.
Intergenerational Trauma Among American Indians: An Overview (PDF, 1MB) is a presentation that describes how American Indian women go beyond enduring adversity and embrace life, despite the traumatic history and cultural damage. Successful interventions are respectful, community based and evidence based.
Keepers of the Fire Awards (Section VI)
In the Spirit of Indigenous wisdom and cultures, the awards for Div. 35, Section VI recognize those members or allies of the section of the Native community who perpetuate Indigenous ways of knowing. Those who fuel the fires of scientific knowledge and weave the threads of the community together in ways that honor and sustain the legacy we each represent.
- Sweetgrass Award
This award honors the Indigenous psychology professional who epitomizes values and virtues through the dedication of outstanding professionalism in service.
- Sage Award
The Sage Award is for the Indigenous Early Career Professional who is emerging as a professional and is an exemplar of Native values in a role of service leadership to the Native community.
- Cedar Award
The Cedar Award is for the Indigenous graduate student who has completed research or is involved in service focused on the needs of Indigenous communities.