WASHINGTON — Fourteen leaders reflecting a range of perspectives across the discipline of psychology – including clinicians, scientists, educators, advocates, and researchers – have been appointed to a new workgroup to provide input into the design and implementation of a governance structure to expand the American Psychological Association’s advocacy efforts. This new model involves integrating APA’s 501(c)6 and 501(c)3 advocacy work.
“I am so pleased with the rich diversity of experience and expertise showcased in thispresidential workgroup,” said APA President Dr. Jessica Henderson Daniel in announcing thepanel. “This workgroup is part of an overarching effort to move APA forward and identify how to build the Association’s capacity and structure to be nimble and effective.”
The workgroup is co-chaired by APA Past-President Antonio E. Puente, PhD and APA Recording Secretary Jennifer F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP. The charge to the workgroup from the APA Council of Representatives and President is to develop a plan for implementation of the joint 501(c)3 and 501(c)6 membership agreement for approval at Council’s August 2018 meeting. The workgroupwill consider integration of priorities across both organizations, use of the existing APA governance structure to achieve the integration of priorities, and provide a recommendation for the percentage of 2019 dues to be allocated between the 501(c)3 and 501(c)6 organizations, as well as the process for determining future dues allocations. Council will be asked at the August 2018 meeting to vote on amendments to the APAPO Bylaws and APA Association Rules necessary for implementation.
Council directed Dr. Daniel to form the workgroup. Members were chosen by Dr. Daniel and conveyed to APA’s Board of Directors.
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SHARON L. BERRY, PhD, ABPP, is the chair of APA’s Board of Educational Affairs and a fellow of Divisions 12, 38, 53, and 54. She is currently Director of Training and Associate Clinical Director at Children’sMinnesota, in Minneapolis.
LINDSEY BUCKMAN, PsyD, is the chair of the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice, the president of Division 31, and a member of Divisions 29, 35, 42, 44, and 47. She is a psychologist in independent practice in Phoenix, Arizona, and a faculty associate at Arizona State University in counseling psychology.
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JEAN A. CARTER, PhD, is the APA and APAPO Treasurer and a member of the APA and APAPO Board of Directors, a member of the APA Council of Representatives, representing the Board of Directors, and a fellow of Divisions 17, 29, 42, and 44. She has served as President of three APA Divisions, on the APA Council of Representatives, representing Division 42 and Division 29, as Chair of the Committee for Division/APA Relations and as co-chair of the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice. She is a partner at the Washington Psychological Center and maintains a psychotherapy practice in Washington, DC.
JUNE W.J. CHING, PhD, ABPP, is a member of the APA Council of Representatives, representing Hawaii,a member of APA’s Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest, a fellow of Divisions 31, 42, and 46, and a member of Divisions 29, 35, and 45. She is a former member of the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice and the Board of Professional Affairs. She is a seniorpsychological consultant for the Children’s Justice Center, a psychological consultant for the Kids FirstProgram in Family Court First Circuit, and a psychologist in independent practice in Honolulu. Ching is also a Clinical Affiliate at University of Hawaii Clinical Studies Department of Psychology.
AMBER HEWITT, PhD, early career psychologist, is the chair of the APA Membership Board and a member of Divisions 17, 37, and 51. She is currently a Manager of Policy and Advocacy at Nemours Children’s Health System in the Office of Child Health Policy and Advocacy.
DIVYA JAIN, M.Sc., is a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students, acting as Regional Advocacy Coordinator in APAGS-ACT, and is a member of Divisions 20 and 40. She is a PsyD candidate in clinical psychology at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois and an advanced practicum therapy extern at Hines VA Hospital in Hines, Illinois. She will begin an internship at the St. Louis VA Hospital in July 2018.
JENNIFER JUTTE, MPH, PhD, is a member of Division 22 and the Division 22 Liaison to the Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology (CDIP). In addition to her private practice, she remains affiliated with the University of Washington, Department of Rehabilitation Psychology, as the representative on the Internship Didactics Committee and teaching didactics for the internship program.
DEIRDRE J. KNAPP, PhD, is a member of the Policy and Planning Board, and a fellow of Divisions 14 and 19. She has served on the APA Council of Representatives, representing Division 14. She is vice presidentand director of HumRRO’s Assessment and Evaluation in Education & the Workplace Division.
MARY ANN MCCABE, PhD, ABPP is a member of the APA Council of Representatives representing Division 37, a member of the Board of Educational Affairs, chair of the APA Interdivisional Task Force on Child and Adolescent Mental Health, a fellow of Divisions 37, 53, and 54, and a member of Division 42. She is a former chair of the Board of Professional Affairs and former chair of the Committee on Professional Practice and Standards. She is Affiliate Faculty in applied developmental psychology at George Mason University, associate clinical professor of pediatrics at George Washington UniversitySchool of Medicine, and adjunct faculty in psychology at the Children’s National Medical Center. She isin independent clinical practice in Falls Church, VA.
SHAVONNE J. MOORE, PhD, is a member of the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest, and a member of Divisions 17, 35, 45, and 56. She is the Director of Clinical Training at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C., and a Curriculum Development Specialist for the Trauma Center of the Justice Research Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.
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NORA S. NEWCOMBE, PhD, is a fellow of Divisions 1, 3, 7, and 35. She is a former member and chair of the Board of Scientific Affairs. She is a Laura H. Carnell Professor in the Department of Psychology at Temple University.
J. BRUCE OVERMIER, PhD, is a member of the APA Council of Representatives, representing Division 3, a member of the Policy and Planning Board, and a fellow of Divisions 1, 3, 6, 25, and 52. He is a former member of the APA Board of Directors, the Board of Scientific Affairs, and the APA Council of Representatives, representing Division 6. He is a professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota and Graduate Faculties of Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Psychoeuroimmunology and Interdisciplinary Education Science Program. Overmier is past president of the International Union of Psychological Science, and member of the Executive Board of International Council of Science (Paris).
THOMAS PLANTE, PhD, ABPP, is a member of the APA Council of Representatives, representing Division 36, a member-at-large on the Council Leadership Team, and a fellow of Divisions 12, 36, 38, 46, and 47. He is the Augustin Cardinal Bea, S.J. University Professor of Psychology at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, as well as an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California.
DINELIA ROSA, PhD, is a member of the Board of Professional Affairs and a member of Divisions 31 and 42. She is director of the Dean-Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services at Teachers College at Columbia University in New York, New York.