2017 President's Fall Message

Linda KnaussI am excited to tell you about several new Div. 31 initiatives: An ethics listserv has been created to provide an opportunity for broad discussion of ethical topics relevant to SPTAs including changes to the APA ethics code; the new role of Div. 31 SPTA advocacy coordinator, defined as a person chosen by their SPTA to facilitate a fast track of information between the division and SPT; And a new Integrated Care Task Force chaired by Kathleen Ashton, PhD.

Rosie Phillips Bingham for President-Elect

Rosie Phillips BinghamThe board of Div. 31 has chosen to endorse only one candidate for president-elect of APA this year: Rosie Phillips Bingham. Bingham will actively support Div. 31 in efforts to support and advocate for State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Associations.

Outstanding Advocacy Leaders

Monica Kurylo, PhD, a member of Divs. 31 and 38, recently was appointed to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. She has excelled throughout her career. This interview highlights her career as well as changes in health care as she sees it. She offers guidance to students and early career psychologists about how to move into leadership positions.

Benefits of Div. 31 Membership

Membership in Div. 31 has many benefits and include working with SPTAs to advance the profession and to promote the highest standards of ethics, accesssing the division’s email list which allows you to network with members and discuss issues of concern to students, and obtaining mentorship and opportunities for entry into APA governance.

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