The Cornerstone Committee was proposed at the Society’s Executive Committee’s Mid-Winter Meeting in February 2016 and was approved at APA in August 2016. The Cornerstone Committee collapsed the four committees: Education, Science, Practice and Public Interest into one committee. The purposes of the Cornerstone Committee are:
- To establish continuing education courses, clinics, workshops, and materials related to sport, performance and exercise psychology at the APA convention as well as in other professional and/or public settings.
- To review sport, exercise and performance psychology graduate curricula and recommend ideal guidelines for education and training. Collect information on model training sites and/or training and research sites that are engaged in noteworthy activities and share with sport, performance and exercise psychology professionals, students and consumers.
- Be cognizant of the initiatives of the APA Practice Directorate and liaison with directorate. Review and provide recommendations related to the practice roles of sport, performance, and exercise psychology including individual and group consultation guidelines, ethical and competency issues, certification issues, practice specialty guidelines and business/practice considerations.
- Be cognizant of the initiatives of the APA Education Directorate and liaison with directorate. For example, attend annual Education Leadership Conference (or send representative) held in September in Washington, D.C. (paid for by APA). In addition, attend (or send representative) the Education Directorate meeting held during the annual APA convention.
- Be cognizant of the initiatives of the APA Science Directorate and liaison with directorate. For example, assist in petitioning NIMH to fund basic social and behavioral research. In addition, attend (or send representative) the Science Directorate meeting held during the APA Annual Convention.
- cognizant of the initiatives of the APA Public Interest Directorate and liaison with directorate. Be vigilant to the mission of advocacy and responsive to issues related to intersecting identities in sport, exercise, and performance psychology. Promote education and training, research, and professional practice within sport, exercise, and performance psychology that addresses social justice.
- Submit reports on the committee’s activities to the Executive Committee at mid-year meeting and convention and publish in the newsletter as appropriate.