Nadine Kaslow, PhD
Welcome from the APA President
The theme for my APA presidential year (2014) is Uniting Psychology for the Future. I will focus on three main initiatives during the year: (1) Opening Doors Summit: Facilitating Transitions from Doctoral Education to First Job, (2) Translating Psychological Science for the Public, and (3) Patient-Centered Medical Homes: How Psychologists Enhance Outcomes and Reduce Costs. Each initiative will be co-chaired by a senior psychologist and an early career psychologist.
Opening Doors Summit: Facilitating Transitions from Doctoral Education to First Job
The “psychologist development pipeline” can be conceptualized as broadly encompassing all components of education and training that contribute to one’s development as a psychologist, from K-12 education to professional development until and beyond retirement. From doctoral education to first employment is a segment of the pipeline that poses multiple challenges and barriers for individuals interested in pursuing careers in psychology related to practice, science, education and the public interest. Commonly cited challenges include (1) responsiveness of educational/training institutions and workplaces to an increasingly diverse trainee population; (2) relevance of doctoral education to the job market, (3) internship imbalance/crisis; (4) postdoctoral experience (e.g., availability of postdoctoral positions, formal HSP postdoctoral positions versus supervised postdoctoral experience, length of research postdoctoral fellowships); (5) challenges for international students, including those who remain in the US after graduation and those who return to their home countries; (6) job opportunities for doctoral level graduates; (7) licensure (e.g., timing, mobility); and (8) economics of education/training, credentialing, and the job market including costs to students and availability of funds for education/training and for research.
Consistent with APA’s vision to be the premier innovator in the education, development and training of psychological scientists, practitioners and educators, a summit will be held with individuals representing relevant components of the pipeline who will be invited to collaboratively (1) secure relevant data in preparation for the meeting; (2) understand the barriers or limitations that prevent or slow students from moving through the doctoral pipeline to entering the profession; (3) think “outside the box” to formulate creative solutions to address the key transitions in this segment of the pipeline; and (4) craft recommendations for gathering additional relevant data (e.g., workforce analysis) that can guide efforts to improve transitions through this segment of the pipeline. Outcomes for the summit will include, at the least, resources for addressing transition barriers and challenges, publications in relevant journals and possibly a book.
Translating Psychological Science for the Public
Psychologists produce a wealth of scientific findings of vital importance that merit translation and distribution to the public, including other psychologists, scholars and service providers from other disciplines, policy makers and interested youth and adults through public education materials. Such materials can be delivered through multiple channels using existing and novel communication technologies (e.g., blogs, webinairs, podcasts). In keeping with APA’s strategic goal of and increasing the recognition of psychology as a science, a task force has been formed to serve as an advisory and strategic planning group to assist APA staff in creating and disseminating new public education materials that translate psychological science to the public.
Patient-Centered Medical Homes: How Psychologists Enhance Outcomes and Reduce Costs
The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act promotes patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) to provide comprehensive coordinated care to children, adults, older adults and families. PCMHs provide a unique and timely opportunity for integrating physical and behavioral health. Psychologists as health service providers bring essential clinical, research, training and organizational competencies to improve interprofessional care; patient, family and cost outcomes; patient experience; and provider and staff satisfaction. Related to APA’s strategic goal of expanding psychology’s role in health, a task force will be formed to evaluate and communicate the data demonstrating the extent to which psychologists in PCMHs are “value added” vis-à-vis enhancing patient and family behavioral and physical health outcomes, enhancing patient and family satisfaction with care, ensuring more cost-effective services, improving quality of life, reducing health disparities and improving job satisfaction for health professionals.
The co-chairs for each initiative are: Debra Bangasser, PhD, and Steve McCutcheon, PhD, (Pipeline Summit: Doctoral Education to First Job), Susan T. Fiske, PhD, and Dawn W. Foster, PhD, MPH, (Translating Psychological Science for the Public), Kimberley E. Hiroto, PhD, and Anne E. Kazak, PhD, ABPP, (Patient-Centered Medical Homes: How Psychologists Enhance Outcomes and Reduce Costs). Biographies for the Presidential Initiative Co-chairs can be found below.
Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, is a professor with tenure, Emory University School of Medicine department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences; chief psychologist, Grady Health System; vice chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences; and director of the postdoctoral fellowship program in professional psychology at Emory University School of Medicine. She holds a joint appointment in the departments of psychology, pediatrics and emergency medicine, and in the Rollins School of Public Health. In 2012, she received an honorary degree (doctor of humane letters) from Pepperdine University, where she also gave the commencement address. At Emory, she is past president of the University Senate, past chair of the Faculty Council and former special assistant to the provost. Kaslow received her doctorate at the University of Houston and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship training at the University of Wisconsin. Before joining the faculty at Emory University in 1990, Kaslow was an assistant professor in the departments of psychiatry, Child Study Center and pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine.
President-elect of the American Psychological Association (APA), she serves as editor of the Journal of Family Psychology®. She is past president of APA’s Society of Clinical Psychology (Div. 12), Society of Family Psychology (Div. 43), and Division of Psychotherapy (Div. 29), as well as the American Board of Clinical Psychology, the American Board of Professional Psychology, Family Process Institute and the Wynne Center for Family Research. From 1998-2002, Kaslow was the chair of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers and she is now a board member emeritus of this organization. In 2002, she chaired the multinational 2002 Competencies Conference: Future Directions in Education and Credentialing in Professional Psychology. Kaslow was a fellow in the 2003-2004 class of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women, a fellow in the 2004 Woodruff Leadership Academy and a primary care public policy fellow through the U.S. Public Health Service - Department of Health and Human Services.
She has been a member of the National Institute of Mental Health Interventions and Treatment and Child Psychopathology and Treatment Institutional Review Groups. She is the recipient of grants from the (1) National Institute of Mental Health focused on the treatment of intimate partner violence and suicidal behavior in African-American women and the (2) National Institutes of Mental Health examining evidence-based interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder. Kaslow has more than 280 publications on the assessment and treatment of family violence (intimate partner violence, child maltreatment), assessment and treatment of depression and suicide in youth and adults, post-traumatic stress disorder and its treatment, couples and family therapy, women’s mental health, pediatric psychology, and a competency-based approach to psychology education and supervision.
Kaslow has received a number of awards including APA's Heiser Award for legislative advocacy, APA’s Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training Award, APA's Presidential Citation, Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers Outstanding Teacher Award, Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Training, the Dr. Rosalee Weiss Lecturer Award from the American Psychological Foundation, the Educator of the Year Award from Emory’s department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, the Grady Health Foundation Inspiring Mentor Award and Emory University’s Thomas Jefferson Award.
A member of Rosalynn Carter’s Mental Health Advisory Board, she has served on a number of community boards. Kaslow is a frequent guest on local and national radio and television programs, and is often called upon by print media to comment on a broad array of mental health topics relevant to children, women, families, stress and coping during times of tragedy. Kaslow remains passionately involved in ballet, taking classes and teaching ballet, and serves as the psychologist for the Atlanta Ballet.
I am grateful to members of my presidential cabinet, a diverse group of psychologists who are providing invaluable input to me with regard to myriad decisions related to my presidency. Many of these individuals also served as my team during my presidential candidacy. I have turned to these trusted colleagues for their input related to my website, presidential themes and initiatives, and for selection of individuals for key roles and responsibilities.
Jeffrey Barnett, PsyD, ABPP
Loyola University Maryland
Jeffrey E. Barnett is a professor and associate department chair in the department of psychology at Loyola University Maryland. Additionally, he is a licensed psychologist who has been in practice for approximately 30 years. He is a distinguished practitioner of the National Academies of Practice and he is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in clinical psychology and in clinical child and adolescent psychology. His leadership experience includes being a past president of the Maryland Psychological Association and APA Divs. 29 (Psychotherapy), 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice) and 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs). He has served two terms on APA’s Council of Representatives and has been chair of the APA Ethics Committee, APA Fellows Committee and APA Board of Convention Affairs. He currently serves as chair of the publications board for Div. 29 and he is the coordinator of the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Awards for Advocacy. His professional and research interests include ethics and professional practice issues for psychologists and trainees to include self-care and psychological wellness, boundaries and multiple relationships, mentoring, integrating technology into practice, and integrating complementary and alternative medicine into practice.
Guillermo Bernal, PhD
University of Puerto Rico
Guillermo Bernal is a professor of psychology and director of the Institute for Psychological Research, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. His work has focused on research, training and the development of mental health services responsive to ethno-cultural populations. His team has generated evidence on the efficacy of culturally adapted cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy with Puerto Rican adolescents. His most recent book (with Domenech Rodríguez) is titled “Cultural Adaptations: Tools for Evidence-Based Practice with Diverse Populations.” For more than 20 years, Bernal and Kaslow have collaborated in National Institute of Mental Health review committees, APA divisions and convention programs, research consultations in support of diversity, systemic perspectives and culturally informed research.
Rosie Phillips Bingham, PhD, ABPP
University of Memphis
Rosie Phillips Bingham is vice president for student affairs and a tenured professor at the University of Memphis. She earned her doctorate at The Ohio State University. Her primary practical and scholarly passions are: the power of inclusion; multicultural vocational psychology; and ethics and living well in a diverse society. She is past president of Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) and previously served on the APA Board of Directors with Kaslow.
She has been on the editorial boards of several journals, including currently the Journal of Career Assessment, and is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on career counseling. She is a founding board member of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis. Her awards include the Charles and Shirley Thomas Award, the Janet E. Helms Award for Mentoring and Scholarship, and the Dalmas A. Taylor Award.
Michelle Braun, PhD, ABPP
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
Michelle Braun is the former practice representative on APA's Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP), and is a board-certified neuropsychologist and geropsychologist at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare (headquarters in Glendale, Wisc.). She serves on the boards of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology and the Wisconsin Psychological Association, and was selected as a 2013 “40 Under 40” award recipient by the Milwaukee Business Journal. Braun and other CECP members have enjoyed working with Kaslow to enhance leadership opportunities for early career psychologists within APA.
Erika Carr, PhD
Memphis VA Medical Center
Erika Carr, PhD, specializes in the treatment of severe mental illness (SMI) in a specialty SMI primary care clinic at the Memphis VA Medical Center. Carr completed her doctoral training at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in counseling psychology. She attended internship at Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Hospital and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine where she specialized in the treatment of SMI for individuals who experience dual diagnosis and homelessness. Carr is passionate about the delivery of recovery-oriented care for individuals who experience SMI, as well as leadership within mental health systems to foster recovery-oriented environments. Carr holds an elected position as the associate affiliate representative on the Executive Committee of Div. 35, Psychology of Women. Her research interests include sexual objectification, recovery-oriented care, severe mental illness and substance use.
Rachel N. Casas, PhD
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
Rachel N. Casas is the former chair of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS). She is a postdoctoral fellow with joint appointments at the University of California Los Angeles Semel Institute for Neuroscience and the University of Southern California department of psychology, where her work focuses on interdisciplinary studies of culture and neuroscience. Casas and Kaslow worked together as members of APA's Board of Directors and were both strong advocates for increasing student and early career psychologist representation and visibility within APA.
Helen L. Coons, PhD, ABPP
Women’s Mental Health Associates
Helen L. Coons is a board certified clinical health psychologist through the ABPP in Philadelphia where her evidence-based practice rotates to women’s primary care, ob/gyn and oncology settings. She is also a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at Drexel College of Medicine; represents Div. 38 (Health) on the APA Council of Representatives; and routinely brings the science and practice of psychology to the public through advocacy, presentations to health care providers and the community, and as an expert source for the media. Kaslow and Coons have worked together for more than seven years as faculty for the APA Committee on Women in Psychology Leadership Institute for Women and Psychology and on health related issues important to APA and to psychologists.
Nancy K. Dess, PhD
Nancy K. Dess is professor of psychology at Occidental College. She earned her doctorate in experimental psychology at the University of Minnesota in 1984. She has been a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA, a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and senior scientist at the APA in Washington, D.C. She is president-elect of Div. 3 (Experimental) and has been chair of the Committee on Animal Research and Ethics, a member of the Board of Convention Affairs and secretary-treasurer and president of Div. 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative). Her primary research concerns the relationship between eating and emotion, with a focus on omnivores such as humans and rats. In other professional activities, she advocates for a fuller understanding of non-human animals and human nature, for science education (including philosophy of science and ethics), and for use of empirical research in the formulation of effective and humane public policy bearing on health and peace.
Diana Diamond, PhD
City University of New York and Weill Medical Center of Cornell University
Diana Diamond is professor in the doctoral program in clinical psychology at the City University of New York, and adjunct assistant professor of psychiatry at the Weill Medical Center of Cornell University. Diamond’s primary interest is the development, investigation, teaching and practice of psychotherapy for personality disorders. Together with her colleagues at the Personality Disorders Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College, she has participated in developing a psychodynamic treatment for patients with personality disorders, transference focused psychotherapy (TFP) and has been involved in a series of studies on changes in attachment, mentalization and symptomatology in the course of TFP. She has participated in establishing training programs for psychodynamic therapy of personality disorders in numerous sites in North America and Europe. She has published extensively on applying concepts of attachment theory to investigating therapeutic process and outcome with patients with personality disorders, on mental representation and the ways they change over the course of psychodynamic therapy and on the application of psychoanalytic theory to the understanding of narrative and symbolism in cinema. She has co-authored and edited several books, including "Borderline Patients: Extending the Limits of Treatability" (with Koenigsberg, Kernberg, Stone, Appelbaum and Yeomans, Basic Books, 2000), and most recently, "Attachment and Sexuality." Her current work involves refining TFP for patients with narcissistic personality disorders, and investigating how attachment patterns of narcissistic patients affects therapeutic process, outcome and relationship. She is on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Psychology, Psychological Issues, the Journal of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, and Psychoanalytic Inquiry. Diamond is a graduate of the New York University postdoctoral program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, and is in private practice in New York. She is a also member at large of the board of directors of APA Div. 39 (Psychoanalysis).
Nancy Elman, PhD, ABPP
University of Pittsburgh (Emeritus)
Nancy Elman was the training coordinator in the doctoral program in counseling psychology at the University of Pittsburgh for more than 20 years, in independent practice focused on couples and families for 30 years, is a past chair of the APA Commission on Accreditation and currently serves on the Ethics Committee. Elman and Kaslow first worked together on the Div. 43 (Society for Family Psychology) Board of Directors. Over the past decade they have addressed the competency movement in psychology, beginning with the 2002 Competencies Conference and developing the Ad Hoc Working Group on Trainees with Competence Problems. This group has presented and published seminal work on addressing problems of competence at the training and professional levels. All of this work has shared a deep grounding in a systemic approach to problem-solving that looks at individuals in their ecology/dynamic system to find effective interventions.
Carol Falender, PhD
Pepperdine University; University of California, Los Angeles
Carol Falender directed APA accredited internship programs in southern California for more than 20 years and is adjunct professor at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology and clinical professor at UCLA department of psychology. She currently serves on APA's Council of Representatives, representing Div. 37 (Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice). She is chair of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Ethics Committee and chair of continuing education for the California Psychological Association. She has written extensively on competency-based clinical supervision and has worked on projects related to this perspective with Kaslow since the competencies conference. In addition, she has invited Kaslow to speak at the California Psychological Association Division II conferences on supervision.
Linda Forrest, PhD
University of Oregon
Linda Forrest is a professor and associate director for faculty outreach at the Center on Diversity and Community at the University of Oregon. Forrest has served as the training director of the counseling psychology program and assistant chair of the department of educational psychology at Michigan State University for many years, before serving as the department chair and associate dean at the University of Oregon. Forrest has served the chair of the APA Ethics Committee, as a member of APA Council of Representatives, chair of the Committee on Women in Psychology, president of Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology), conference chair for the 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference and the associate editor of The Counseling Psychologist. Forrest and Kaslow first worked together as members of the Board of Educational Affairs and later served together on the steering committee for the 2002 Competency Conference. Also, Kaslow and Forrest along with Nancy Elman established the Ad Hoc Working Group on Trainees with Competence Problems, a group that has been conducting research and publishing on this topic ever since the competency conference. Forrest also serves on the APA Good Governance Project.
Martin Y. Iguchi, PhD
Martin Y. Iguchi is dean and professor at the School of Nursing and Health Studies, Georgetown University. He received his doctorate in experimental psychology from Boston University. Recent positions: chair and professor, department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health, and director, Drug Policy Research Center, RAND Corp. Iguchi is a member of the APA Board of Scientific Affairs, as well as the APA Health Disparities Steering Committee. He is a former member of APA’s Board of Professional Affairs, as well as the Div. 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology) Board of Directors. He is a fellow in Divs. 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative), 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse) and 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology). He is a senior editor for Addiction, and serves on the editorial boards of Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Journal of Drug Issues and Journal of Drug Policy Analysis.
M. Victoria (Vicki) Ingram, PsyD, ABPP
Womack Army Medical Center
M. Victoria Ingram served 10 years as an active-duty Army clinical psychologist, during which time she completed the APA-accredited Walter Reed Neuropsychology fellowship program, and later served as the program director of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Clinical Psychology Internship Program. She is an active-duty public health service psychologist serving as chief of Psychology and Neuropsychology Services at Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC). She also serves as the program director of the WAMC APA-accredited post-doctoral residency program. Ingram is in her second term as president of the American Board of Clinical Psychology (ABCP), having been elected to that position after Kaslow’s tenure there, and is the ABCP representative to the ABPP Board of Trustees. Ingram and Kaslow have worked together though ABCP and ABPP for the past seven years and Kaslow has given presentations at WAMC since Ingram became the chief and program director.
W. Brad Johnson, PhD
U.S. Naval Academy
W. Brad Johnson is professor of psychology in the department of leadership, ethics and law at the U.S. Naval Academy and a faculty associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. A clinical psychologist and former lieutenant commander in the Navy’s Medical Service Corps, Johnson served as a psychologist at Bethesda Naval Hospital and the Naval Medical Clinic Pearl Harbor where he was the division head for psychology. He is a fellow of the APA and recipient of the Johns Hopkins University Teaching Excellence Award. He has served as chair of the APA Ethics Committee and as president of Div. 19 (Society for Military Psychology). Johnson is the author of numerous publications including 12 books in the areas of mentoring, professional ethics and counseling.
Greg Keilin, PhD
The University of Texas at Austin
Greg Keilin received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Colorado State University. He is the internship training director at the University of Texas at Austin Counseling and Mental Health Center. He served with Kaslow on the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) Board of Directors, was the APPIC chair from 2004-2005 and has coordinated the APPIC match since 1999. Keilin and Kaslow have worked together on numerous initiatives in education and training, including the implementation of the APPIC match, the development of an "informal problem resolution" service for trainers and trainees, and addressing the internship imbalance.
Frederick Leong, PhD
Michigan State University
Frederick Leong is professor of psychology and psychiatry at Michigan State University in the industrial/organizational and clinical psychology programs. He is also director of the Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research at MSU. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 journal articles and book chapters and edited or co-edited 12 books. He is editor-in-chief of the "Encyclopedia of Counseling" (Sage Publications) and the “APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology” (APA Books), and also editor of the Div. 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues) book series on cultural, racial and ethnic psychology. He is the founding editor of the Asian American Journal of Psychology® and associate editor of the American Psychologist®. Leong is a fellow of the APA Divs. 1 (Society for General Psychology), 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology), 5 (Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics), 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology), 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology), 29 (Psychotherapy), 45 and 52 (International); Association for Psychological Science; Asian-American Psychological Association and the International Academy for Intercultural Research. His major research interests center around culture and mental health, cross-cultural psychotherapy (especially with Asians and Asian-Americans), cultural and personality factors related to career choice and work stress. He is past president of APA’s Divs. 45 and 12-Section VI, the Asian-American Psychological Association and the Division of Counseling Psychology of the International Association of Applied Psychology.
Ali M. Mattu, PhD
New York University Langone Medical Center
Ali M. Mattu earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He is a post-doctoral fellow at the NYU Langone Medical Center’s Child Study Center. Clinically, Mattu treats anxiety, depression and body-focused repetitive behaviors using cognitive-behavioral therapy. Mattu’s research focuses on development, affect regulation and hair-pulling disorder (trichotillomania). Mattu serves as the past chair of APAGS, is a member of the APA Good Governance Project and is consultant to the president of the New York State Psychological Association.
Steve McCutcheon, PhD
Veterans Affairs, Puget Sound Healthcare System
Steve McCutcheon received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Washington. He is director of internship and fellowship training at VA Puget Sound, Seattle. McCutcheon chaired APPIC from 2005-2009, the Council of Chairs of Training Councils from 2007-2009 and 2011-2013, and the VA Psychology Training Council from 2011-2012. McCutcheon and Kaslow have forged a strong collaboration over the past decade, first coming to know each other on the APPIC Board. Building on this foundation, McCutcheon and Kaslow have worked together in profession-wide efforts to improve quality in internship and fellowship training, to foster a culture of competencies in professional training, and most important, to identify and implement actions that address the internship imbalance.
Christine Maguth Nezu, PhD, ABPP
Drexel University and Nezu Psychological Associates
Christine Maguth Nezu has been at Drexel University (originally MCP Hahnemann) in Philadelphia for more than 20 years. Her appointments as a professor in both the psychology department, College of Arts and Sciences and the department of medicine, Drexel College of Medicine, reflect her clinical and research interests on how the mind and body interact in ways that impact the types of psychological and medical symptoms people experience. She also focuses on how coping with stress, adjustment and interpersonal relationships impact both types of symptoms. Her research centers on problem-solving therapy as an evidence-based psychotherapy for a wide range of psychological problems and populations. She is clinical director of Nezu Psychological Associates, and maintains an active practice as a licensed and board-certified (American Board of Professional Psychology) psychologist in the specialties of clinical psychology and cognitive and behavioral psychology. She also holds a position as a health sciences specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs and serves as a program consultant for the VA’s Office of Mental Health. Although she has followed Kaslow’s work for many years, she has worked most closely with her over the past decade as a past president of ABPP and member of the ABPP executive committee for the board of trustees.
William D. Parham, PhD, ABPP
University of California, Irvine
William D. Parham has devoted more than 28 years of professional service to clinical, educational, training, administrative and organizational consultation venues. Currently, he serves as the assistant director/director of clinical services of Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of California, Irvine. The interplay between sport psychology, multiculturalism/diversity and health psychology represents the three areas of professional emphasis with which he has been most associated. He is a licensed psychologist, board certified in counseling psychology by the ABPP and past president of APA's Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology), and he also is recognized as a fellow in Divs. 17, 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues) and 47 (Exercise and Sport). He represents Div. 45 on the APA Council of Representatives. Parham and Kaslow have both served on the council together and collaborated on shared initiatives within ABPP.
Richard Petty, PhD
Ohio State University
Richard Petty is distinguished university professor and chair of the department of psychology at The Ohio State University. He received his BA from the University of Virginia and his PhD from Ohio State. Petty's research focuses on the situational and individual factors responsible for changes in attitudes and behaviors. He has published eight books and more than 300 research articles and chapters. Petty is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Psychological Science, APA Divs. 1 (Society for General Psychology), 3 (Experimental), 8 (Society for Personality and Social Psychology), 23 (Society for Consumer Psychology) and 38 (Health Psychology), and four other societies. His honors include the Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Awards from the Societies for Personality and Social Psychology and Consumer Psychology. He is past editor of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and former president of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Midwestern Psychological Association.
Donna Rasin-Waters, PhD
Private Practice and VA New York Harbor Healthcare Systems – Brooklyn Campus
Donna Rasin-Waters is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist who practices integrated health care. She is also past president of the New York State Psychological Association and federal advocacy coordinator for APA's Div. 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology). Raisin-Waters was appointed to the APA Practice Organization Advisory Group on State Implementation of Health Care Reform.
Kenneth J. Sher, PhD
University of Missouri – Columbia
Kenneth Sher is curators’ distinguished professor of psychological sciences at the University of Missouri where he has been on the faculty for more than 30 years. A clinical psychologist, Sher’s major areas of research are on the etiology of alcohol dependence, nosology and classification, comorbidity and the behavioral pharmacology of alcohol. He has been a member of initial review groups at the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration and National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as a member of the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. He directs a predoctoral and postdoctoral NIH training grant at Missouri and co-directs an NIH National Research Center (P60) and has an extensive history of mentoring trainees and faculty at all levels of career development. Within APA, he has served as president of Div.12, Section III (Society of Clinical Psychology); member of the Commission on Accreditation; member of the Council of Representatives; co-chair of the Board of Scientific Affairs; and member of the Good Governance Project. He has been active in peer-review, including serving as associate editor of Psychological Bulletin®, the Journal of Abnormal Psychology®, and the new American Psychological Society journal, Clinical Psychological Science. Like Kaslow, he is strongly committed to the quality of training in clinical psychology and ensuring a strong science base for professional practice. They have served together on the APA Council of Representatives.
Linda Carter Sobell, PhD, ABPP
Nova Southeastern University
Linda Carter Sobell is a professor and associate director of clinical training at the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She is nationally and internationally known for her research in the addictions field, particularly brief motivational interventions, the process of self-change and the Timeline Followback method for assessing substance abuse. She is an APA fellow, a motivational interviewing trainer and holds a diploma in cognitive and behavioral psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. She has given more than 300 invited presentations/workshops, published more than 275 articles and book chapters, serves on nine editorial boards, and authored eight books. Her most recent book, published in 2011, is titled “Group Therapy with Substance use Disorders: A Motivational Cognitive-Behavioral Approach” (Guilford Press, N.Y.). She has received several awards, including the Betty Ford Award from the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse, the Norman E. Zinberg Memorial Award from Harvard University, the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Society of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association and the 2008 Charles C. Shepard Science Award for the most outstanding peer-reviewed research paper on prevention and control published by the Centers for Disease Control/Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry scientists.
Vicki V. Vandaveer, PhD
The Vandaveer Group Inc. – Houston
Vicki V. Vandaveer is an industrial and organizational consulting and coaching psychologist. Her 31 years of experience include 12 years inside two large U.S. global companies and the past 19 years in national and international consulting in different cultures on five continents. She specializes in individual leader coaching, multi-cultural leadership team development and advising senior management on behavioral aspects of organizational performance and change. A fellow of APA and Divs. 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) and 13 (Society for Consulting Psychology); Vandaveer is president-elect of Div. 13, and has served as a member of APA’s Board of Professional Affairs, council representative for Div.14, past chair of APA’s College of Professional Psychology and adjunct professor of psychology at University of Houston and Rice University. She currently co-chairs Div.13 coaching psychology credentialing committee, working to develop the practice and science of coaching psychology — a multi-disciplinary practice area within psychology.
Carol Webb, PhD, ABPP
Emory University School of Medicine
Carol Webb has been the director of the APA-accredited predoctoral internship in clinical psychology at Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Health Services for the last 25 years. In this capacity, she and Kaslow have worked closely to build and enhance a first-rate psychology training program that includes a work environment of respect, collegiality, shared purpose, commitment to service and appreciation for diversity.
Antonette M. Zeiss, PhD
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office (retired)
Antonette M. Zeiss retired at the end of 2012, after serving as the chief consultant for Mental Health Services at the Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office (VACO). She was the first psychologist and first woman to be selected to lead that office, which guides VA mental health policy nationally. She completed her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Oregon in 1977 and internship at Central Louisiana State Hospital. She worked in the VA from 1982 to 2012, after serving as a faculty member at Arizona State and Stanford universities. Her previous VA positions were at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, until coming to the central office in September 2005 as the deputy chief consultant for the Office of Mental Health Services. She has received numerous awards throughout her career, and is slated to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the APA at the convention in July 2013. She has known Kaslow since 1992 and has worked with her on numerous initiatives related to psychology training, as well as serving as her program chair for Div.12 when Kaslow served as president in 2004.
Future of Psychology Talk to State Psychological Association (PDF, 3.07MB)
Trends in psychology, including: an emphasis on inter-professionalism, bridging the science-practice gap, health care reform, integrated care, growing populations of older adults and diverse racial and ethnic groups, making psychology education real-world oriented and ensuring that professional activities focus on the public good.
Why I Care About Mental Health and So Should You
The Why I Care About Mental Health and So Should You series of video and audio portraits were captured at the Opening Closed Doors Conference in Philadelphia, June 2013. The principal goal of the conference and its continued work is to establish a forceful, vocal coalition of consumers, family members, advocates and professionals to pursue clear goals and plans that can 'open closed doors' and improve the lives of people with mental illness, their families and their communities. The Opening Closed Doors Conference and working groups are part of an initiative sponsored by the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation. Nadine Kaslow, PhD, attended this conference in her role as President-elect of the American Psychological Association (APA) and presented one of the keynote addresses on privacy.
Privacy: Tensions and Challenges (PDF, 347KB)
Balancing patient/consumer needs with protecting privacy, interdisciplinary collaboration and improving safety of electronic health records are among the main challenges to providing care. Kaslow provided further insight on privacy issues in mental health care and the Health Insurance Portability and Privacy Act in an interview with NewsWorks.
Speak Up for Kids: Suicidal Youth and Their Families: Overcoming Barriers to Receiving Help
Kaslow was a lead presenter in APA’s partnership with the national Speak Up For Kids campaign.
APA President-elect, Nadine Kaslow, PhD, on helping suicidal youth and their families
Kaslow addresses the barriers to receiving care for suicidal youth and their families.
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Below is a list of committee members who assist the 2014 APA President with presidential citation nominations.
Marianne Celano, PhD, ABPP
Celano is a family psychologist and professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. She is also the clinical director for the Georgia Child Traumatic Stress Initiative, a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration-funded (SAMHSA) collaboration between Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Celano is a past president of the American Psychological Association's Div. 43 (Society for Family Psychology) and an associate editor for the Journal of Family Psychology®. Her research interests include pediatric asthma, child maltreatment and training in family therapy.
Lauren B. Adamson, PhD
Adamson is a developmental psychologist who is currently regents’ professor of psychology at Georgia State University where she directs the developmental laboratory and participates in the initiation of Research on Challenges to Acquiring Language and Literacy (R-CALL) and the Center for Research on Atypical Learning and Development (CRADL). From 2002-2011, she served as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Adamson’s research, funded both by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, focuses on early communication and social development of both typically developing children and young children with developmental disorders including autism spectrum disorders and severe language delay.
Judith S. Blanton, PhD, ABPP
Blanton heads Blanton Consulting in Pasadena, Calif. where she provides organizational consultation to leaders, teams and organizations. Before founding Blanton Consulting, she was a partner with the firm of RHR International LLC. Past activities and awards include: former president of APA’s Div. 13 (Consulting Psychology) and recipient of its Outstanding Service Award, chair of the State Affairs Committee of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Inc., chair of APA’s Board of Professional Affairs, recipient of the award for Distinguished Service in Industrial and Organizational (I-O) Psychology and Consulting from the California Psychological Association (CPA), and member of APA’s Good Governance Project. Current service involves the CPA Board of Directors, APA Council of Representatives, Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards liaison and editorial board of the Consulting Psychology Journal. Her doctorate is from the University of Texas in Austin.
Kathleen S. Brown, PhD
Brown is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in health and rehabilitation psychology. She is involved in consulting, teaching and supervision in her independent practice, Health Psychology Associates. She is formerly the director of training of the Clinical Heath Psychology Postdoctoral Program and chief, Integrative Pain Management Center at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu. Brown is a clinical affiliate faculty member in the Clinical Studies Program, department of psychology, University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is a member-at-large of the APA Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice, Div. 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) representative on the APA Council of Representatives and chair, Clinical and Consulting Committee, APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology. Her primary clinical and research interests lie in coping with acute and chronic illnesses, chronic pain management, team functioning and psychologist leadership in health care.
Jean Lau Chin, EdD, ABPP
Chin has a professional career in management, clinical services, education/training and research/scholarship that spans several decades. Her career has been diverse in health and mental health, academic and community settings. She has served as dean at two universities, and executive director at two community-based mental health clinic and community health centers. Chin’s research interests and publications are in women's issues, ethnic minority and diversity issues, psychotherapy and training, and leadership.
Le Ondra Clark Harvey, PhD
Harvey received her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her research focuses on the barriers that are encountered by racially and ethnically diverse patients when seeking mental health treatment and the solutions to reduce these barriers. The clinical work she conducted at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles inspired her to find a position in the public policy arena to advocate for the mental health needs of disenfranchised communities. She was a social justice fellow at the Center for Policy Analysis and a California science and technology policy fellow at the California Legislature. Harvey is a policy consultant to the California Senate where she oversees 20 health care boards and analyzes legislation that impacts health care professionals. In 2013, the APA’s Div. 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race) recognized her with the Emerging Professional Contributions to Service Award.
Marietta Collins, PhD
Collins is an assistant professor in the Emory University School of Medicine department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. Her research and clinical interests include the development of quality mental health interventions for minority populations and culturally competent treatments for youth and adults with chronic illnesses. Collins is excited about a career shift where she will serve as the psychologist within the Emory Home Patient Centered Primary Care Clinic.
Andres De Los Reyes, PhD
De Los Reyes received his PhD from Yale University, and is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland at College Park. His research seeks to improve how clinical assessments reveal the contexts in which children and adolescents express mental health concerns and their risk factors. He received the 2013 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in Applied Research from the APA, as well as the 2013 Early Career Research Contribution Award from the Society for Research in Child Development. He serves as associate editor for the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Journal of Child and Family Studies, and Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.
Dana S. Dunn, PhD
Dunn received his PhD in social psychology from the University of Virginia. Former chair of the psychology department and philosophy department at Moravian College, a liberal arts institution, he is currently assistant dean for special projects and professor of psychology there. The author or editor of 18 books and more than 130 journal articles, chapters and book reviews, he has focused his scholarship on examining teaching, learning and liberal education, as well as the social psychology of disability. A fellow of APA and the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Dunn served as president of Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) in 2010. He is currently editor-in-chief of the Oxford Bibliographies: Psychology and editor of the forthcoming "Oxford Handbook of Psychology Education." Dunn received the Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation in 2013.
Naomi Eisenberger, PhD
Eisenberger is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Jeffrey/Wenzel term chair in behavioral neuroscience. Her primary interests are in understanding how the need for social connection has left its mark on the mind, brain and body. She asks questions such as, “Why does social rejection hurt?” or “Why does social support bolster health and well-being?” and then uses cognitive and affective neuroscience techniques to uncover the neural systems involved to better understand the computational and experiential substrates of these complex processes. Through this line of research, she has demonstrated that the experience of social rejection relies, in part, on physical pain-related neural regions and that the experience of social connection relies, in part, on reward-related neural regions.
Michelle Fine, PhD
Fine is a distinguished professor of social psychology, women’s studies and urban education at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She holds honorary degrees from Bank Street College in New York, and Lewis and Clark University in Portland, Ore. Fine’s most cited publications include "The Changing Landscape of Public Education, Charter Schools and the Corporate Makeover of Public Education," "Revolutionizing Education: Youth Participatory Action Research in Motion, Muslim-American Youth," "Becoming Gentlemen: Women and Law School," "Framing Dropouts: Notes on an Urban High School" and “Changing minds: The Impact of College on Women in Prison.” She has the provided expert testimony in ground breaking gender and racial discrimination lawsuits. Over the past decade, Fine has received the Strickland-Daniels Mentoring Award from Div. 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women), APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy, Henry Murray Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Kurt Lewin Award from Div. 9 (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues), Social Justice and Higher Education Award from the College and Community Fellowship, Beckman Award for mentoring and the Morton Deutsch Award.
Richard M. Foxx, PhD
Foxx is a Penn State University professor of psychology and adjunct professor of pediatrics in the college of medicine. He has written more than 160 scientific publications, including eight books, and made 13 training films. His awards include the 2013 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research.
Reginaldo G. Garcia, PhD
Garcia is a clinical, consulting and research psychologist. He works in public health research with the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center and Colorado Clinical Translational Sciences Institute, University of Colorado, Denver - Anschutz Medical Center. He is licensed in Colorado and Alabama and is a member of APA and the Society for Descriptive Psychology. He earned his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Kim Gorgens, PhD
Gorgens is a clinical associate professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. She earned her PhD in clinical psychology at Southern Illinois University, completed a postdoctoral fellowship in rehabilitation psychology and clinical neuropsychology and is board-certified in rehabilitation psychology. Gorgens' professional interests include community outreach, education and legislative advocacy. She serves on the APA Council of Representatives and is the immediate past chair of the APA's Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology, the former chair of the State of Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Board and is a past president of the Colorado Neuropsychological Society. Gorgens has most recently published on the development of culturally competent clinical practice with people with disabilities and she received the University of Denver Disability Student Services Excellence in Education award in 2007 and the APA Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology Mentor Award in 2008.
Ian H. Gotlib, PhD
Gotlib is the David Starr Jordan professor of psychology and director of the Stanford Mood and Anxiety Disorders Laboratory at Stanford University. From 2005-2010, Gotlib served as senior associate dean for the social sciences, and he has been chair of the department of psychology at Stanford since 2012. Gotlib conducts research examining cognitive, social, endocrinological and neural factors and genetics in depressed individuals, as well as predictors of depression in children at familial risk for developing this disorder. He is also examining the impact of innovative procedures to reduce young children’s risk for depression. Gotlib has received the Distinguished Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders, the Joseph Zubin Award for lifetime research contributions to the understanding of psychopathology, the APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution and the APS Distinguished Scientist Award, and is a fellow of the APA, the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychopathological Association.
Jacqueline S. Gray, PhD
Gray, a Choctaw and Cherokee descendant, is a research associate professor and associate director at the Center for Rural Health in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota. Her work has focused on Native American health equity, suicide prevention and rural mental health. Gray is past president of the Society of Indian Psychologists and serves on the APA Committee on Rural Health, the APA Health Disparities Steering Committee and as interim chair of Div. 18’s (Psychologists in Public Service) section on Psychologists in Indian Country. She is director of the Seven Generations Center of Excellence in Native Behavioral Health and the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative focused on elder abuse prevention in Native American communities. Her name, Weaver Woman Wisdom Walker, honors her ability to link people and resources while carrying the truth.
Maria C. Grosch, PhD
Grosch is a postdoctoral fellow specializing in pediatric neuropsychology at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where she also completed her predoctoral internship. Grosch has served as a student representative on the Women in Leadership Committee of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and a chapter representative for the Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training. Her primary research and clinical interests lie in the assessment of cognitive function following traumatic brain injury, stroke and other medical conditions.
Lisa Grossman, JD, PhD, ABPP
Grossman, a clinical and forensic psychologist in private practice in Chicago, combines her degrees by consulting in the psycho-legal aspects of psychology to both psychologists and attorneys. She has been active in both national and state professional psychological organizations. Nationally, she served on the APA Board of Directors, chaired the Board of Professional Affairs and the Committee on Professional Standards and Practice, was a member of the Policy and Planning Committee and the Committee on Legal Issues and currently serves on the Finance Committee. Grossman also served as president of Div. 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Affairs) and president of Div. 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice). She is past president of the Illinois Psychological Association, represented Illinois on APA’s Council of Representatives for six years and is serving her second term representing Div. 31. The co-author of several book chapters and journal articles, she has been recognized for her excellence and outstanding contributions through numerous awards, including APA’s 2010 award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Independent Practice, the Distinguished Psychological Award from the Illinois Psychological Association, the Outstanding Psychologist Award from APA’s Div. 31, the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy, the Association for the Advancement of Psychology Advocacy Award and a 2010 APA Presidential Citation.
Haunani Iao, PsyD
Iao is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in primary care. She is passionate about developing effective, compassionate, evidence based services for rural health care populations. Iao is the integrated health director at Mālama I Ke Ola Health Center (a federally-qualified health center) on the island of Maui. There, she provides direct integrated behavioral health services to patients as a member of the primary care team. Iao also provides training and supervision to a department of interdisciplinary providers whom she oversees. She serves on several committees at the health center aiming to promote knowledge of behavioral health for primary care providers. Iao also serves as a clinical supervisor to psychology trainees from I Ola Lāhui Inc., a program in which she is a postdoctoral alumna.
Todd B. Kashdan, PhD
Kashdan is an associate professor of psychology and senior scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University in Virginia. His research has advanced our understanding of why people suffer, with an emphasis on social anxiety and other emotional difficulties; the nature of well-being, with an emphasis on the critical role of curiosity, meaning and purpose in life; and psychological flexibility to living a well-lived life. Kashdan’s work has been published in more than 125 scientific articles and three books: "Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life" (2009, Harper Collins), "Designing Positive Psychology" (2011, Oxford University Press) and "Mindfulness, Acceptance and Positive Psychology" (2013, New Harbinger). He serves as associate editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology® and previously, Journal of Personality and Journal of Positive Psychology. These contributions have been recognized through distinguished career awards from the APA (2013), International Society for the Quality of Life (2012), and the Association for the Advancement of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2006). He was listed as one of "58 people who have changed our lives" by Psychologies Magazine (2011).
Matthew R. Longo, PhD
Longo is a senior lecturer in the department of psychological sciences at Birkbeck, University of London. His research investigates the mental representation of the body and its effects on perception. He completed his PhD in psychology at the University of Chicago in 2006, before moving to London to conduct postdoctoral research at University College London. His research has been recognized by early career awards from the APA and Experimental Psychology Society.
Rachel G. Lucas-Thompson, PhD
Lucas-Thompson is an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Colorado State University where she conducts research on ways by which family relationship characteristics predict adolescent physiological and mental health, with a focus on understanding mediators and moderators of these associations within a social-ecological context. Her work has been recognized with awards from the APA, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and the Society for Research in Child Development. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, SPSSI and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Linda R. Mona, PhD
Mona is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked as a clinician, consultant and researcher focusing on the psychological aspects of disability as a diverse life experience. For the past 12 years, she has worked at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System providing mental health services to veterans with disabilities. She currently serves as the director of psychology postdoctoral training. Mona has received national recognition by the APA, the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professions and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality for her work focusing on people with disabilities. Mona’s work has reached mainstream audiences through various media outlets including Oprah Radio, Canadian Discovery Health, PBS, NBC's "Today" show and Self magazine.
Nora S. Newcombe, PhD
Newcombe is a professor of psychology at Temple University and principal investigator of the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center. A nationally recognized expert on cognitive development, Newcombe has focused her research on spatial development and the development of episodic and autobiographical memory. She is the author of numerous scholarly chapters and articles on aspects of cognitive development, and the author or editor of five books, including "Making Space: The Development of Spatial Representation and Reasoning" (with Janellen Huttenlocher). Newcombe has served as editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General® and as associate editor of Psychological Bulletin® and is currently an associate editor for Cognitive Psychology and WIRES in Cognitive Science. Honors include the George Miller Award and the G. Stanley Hall Awards from APA, the Award for Distinguished Service to Psychological Science, also from APA, and the Women in Cognitive Science Mentor Award. She is a fellow of the APA, the American Psychological Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton and the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Society of Experimental Psychologists.
Andrea Omidy, PhD
Omidy is a postdoctoral fellow in the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health program at Boston Children's Hospital with an appointment in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, where her work focuses on adolescent health. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston University Medical Center, where she specialized in culturally competent practices. She is an alumna of the APA Minority Fellowship Program and a former regional diversity coordinator of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs.
J. Bruce Overmier, PhD
Overmier received his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota and has served as president of APA Divisions 1 (Society for General Psychology), 3 (Experimental Psychology) and 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology) and of the International Union of Psychological Science. His research contributions have been in the areas of learning, memory, fear and stress.
Wendy B. Paszkiewicz, PsyD
Paszkiewicz is the vice president of academic affairs at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, where she has served as a school leader and faculty member since 2004. Paszkiewicz is a licensed clinical psychologist with a focus on child and adolescent well-being and development, advocacy, leadership and women’s issues. She has presented, organized and led meetings and written about issues in professional psychology, work-life balance and advocacy. Paszkiewicz is a past president of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology and a federal education advocacy regional coordinator for the APA Education Government Relations Office. Paszkiewicz received the 2011 Education Advocacy Grassroots Distinguished Service Award from the APA Board of Educational Affairs. She is past president and one of the founding members of the Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training Sites.
Paula Pietromonaco, PhD
Pietromonaco is a social psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research focuses on close relationships, emotion and health. She currently is conducting a three-wave longitudinal study of newly married couples, funded by the National Cancer Institute, that examines how women’s and men’s expectations and beliefs about close relationships shape their biological stress responses (e.g., cortisol reactivity and recovery). She is also looking at behavior during a stressful interaction with a spouse and how these factors increase or reduce risks for later depression and anxiety. She is an APA council representative for Div. 8 (Personality & Social Psychology) and APA fellow, a member of the Executive Board of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and has served as deputy editor for Psychological Science and associate editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
Kristopher (Kris) Preacher, PhD
Preacher is assistant professor of quantitative psychology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. His research concerns the use of structural equation modeling and multilevel modeling, and their combination, to model longitudinal and correlational data. Other interests include developing techniques to test mediation and moderation hypotheses, bridging the gap between theory and practice, and studying model evaluation and model selection in the application of multivariate methods to social science questions. He has published 50 articles and serves on the editorial boards of Psychological Methods®, Multivariate Behavioral Research and Communication Methods and Measures.
Mitch Prinstein, PhD, ABPP
Prinstein is a Bowman and Gordon distinguished term professor and director of clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a clinical child and adolescent psychologist with research interests in interpersonal models of adolescent depression, self-injury and health risk behaviors. Prinstein currently serves as the editor for the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He has served in many leadership capacities within the APA, including as chair of APAGS, chair of the (then-ad hoc) Committee on Early Career Psychologists, a member of the Good Governance Project, Council of Representatives and the Board of Directors. Prinstein also has served in leadership positions within several divisions of APA, and several additional professional associations in psychology, including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Ronald H. Rozensky, PhD, ABPP
Rozensky is a professor in the department of clinical and health psychology, the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, Gainesville, where he served as department chair for eight years and associate dean for international programs for four years. He has served as chair of both the APA’s Board of Professional Affairs and Board of Educational Affairs and just completed his third year as chair of APA’s Commission on the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology. His APA honors include the Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy on Behalf of Professional Psychology, the APA Board of Educational Affairs’ Education Advocacy Distinguished Service Award, the 2011 APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Institutional Practice and the 2013 APA Award for Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology.
David Schnarch, PhD, ABPP
Schnarch is board certified in couple and family psychology, and an American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists certified sex therapist diplomat. He is the author of internationally best-selling books on sex, intimacy and relationships, and recipient of the 2013 APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Independent Practice, and the 2011 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Award for Distinguished Contributions to Marriage and Family Therapy. Schnarch is the founder of Crucible Therapy and co-director of the Crucible Institute in Evergreen, Colo. He is a member of APA Divisions 43 (Society for Family Psychology), 29 (Psychotherapy) and 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity).
Carolyn S. Schroeder, PhD, ABPP
Schroeder is an adjunct professor at the University of Kansas in the Clinical Child Program. She previously held appointments in the departments of pediatrics, psychiatry and psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Schroeder worked in a private pediatric primary care clinic from 1973 to 2000. Her pioneering collaborative work focused on the types of psychological services, training and research that can be done in pediatric primary care settings. She co-authored the book "Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Problems: A Clinician’s Guide," which focuses on assessment and treatment protocols for the primary health care setting.
Hideko Sera, PsyD
Sera is associate professor of clinical psychology at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She has worked in the areas of clinical training, diversity education (domestic and international), advocacy for underserved and marginalized populations, and academic and training accreditation processes in the field over the last 15 years. She’s also the first Japanese national to receive a doctor of psychology degree from an APA-accredited U.S. program. Sera is the chair of Ethnic Racial Diversity Committee of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology and serves as the NCSPP liaison to APA's Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs.
Linda Smith, PhD
Smith is a distinguished professor and the chancellor's professor of psychological and brain sciences and cognitive science at Indiana University-Bloomington. She received her BS degree in 1973 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her PhD in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977. She joined the faculty at Indiana University in 1977 and currently serves as chair of the department of psychological and brain sciences. Her research is directed to understanding developmental processes, especially as they apply to early cognitive development, and to the interaction of perception, action and language in that developmental process. Smith has published more than 200 research articles and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Society of Experimental Psychologists, Cognitive Science and the American Psychological Society. She is the 2013 winner of the David E. Rumelhart Prize and received the 2013 APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award.
Derald Wing Sue, PhD
Sue is professor of psychology and education in the department of counseling and clinical psychology at Teachers College and the School of Social Work, Columbia University. He is the co-founder and was first president of the Asian American Psychological Association, and past president of Div. 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues) and Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology). Sue has served as editor of the Personnel and Guidance Journal (now the Journal for Counseling and Development), associate editor of the American Psychologist®, and editorial member of the Asian Journal of Counseling and serves on the Council of Elders for Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. A pioneer in the fields of multicultural psychology, multicultural education, multicultural counseling and therapy, and the psychology of racism/antiracism, Sue has received numerous awards from professional organizations, educational institutions and community groups. These awards include the APA Career Contributions to Education and Training Award and a Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service, the American Psychological Foundation’s Rosalee G. Weiss Outstanding Psychologist Award and the APA Public Interest Award.
Michael E. Tansy, PhD, ABPP
Tansy has more than 30 years of professional experience. He has administered inpatient, outpatient and school programs, served on university faculties, consulted in numerous school districts across the country, presented at national and international conferences, and published articles/chapters related to childhood psychopathology, assessment and treatment. As evidence of his commitment to professional psychology, he has served as Div. 16 (School Psychology) liaison to the APA Board of Professional Affairs and federal advisory coordinator. He was elected to two terms on the American Board of School Psychology (currently president), president of the American Academy of School Psychology and the American Board of Professional Psychology Board of Trustees, serving on its Standards, Diversity, Bylaws and Affiliation committees, and currently chairs its Maintenance of Certification Work Group.
Yvette N. Tazeau, PhD
Tazeau is a psychologist who works in the areas of clinical psychology, industrial/organizational psychology and mobile technology. As a neuropsychologist, she works with individuals across the developmental span. Her specialty interests include developmental disabilities, aging and Spanish language/Hispanic-Latino assessment and intervention. (See more at her website.) As a management consultant, she provides consulting to organizations for competency modeling, workforce planning and organizational development issues. As the CEO and founder of a mobile technology company in Silicon Valley, TikalBayTek Inc., Tazeau applies behavioral and social sciences to the development and use of mobile and information technologies for the fields of health care, education and learning organizations.
Jacob Kraemer Tebes, PhD
Tebes received his PhD in clinical/community psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is professor of psychiatry (psychology), child study and public health at the Yale University School of Medicine. At Yale, he is director of the Division of Prevention & Community Research and The Consultation Center, chief psychologist at the Connecticut Mental Health Center and program director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse postdoctoral training program in substance abuse prevention research. His scholarship focuses on community-based prevention and resilience promotion among at-risk populations, community research methodology, the integration of cultural approaches into practice, research and policy, and interdisciplinary team science. As a member of the Yale Evaluation Group at The Consultation Center, Tebes also provides program and services evaluation consultation to state, municipal and community agencies. He is a fellow of APA and of Div. 27 (Community Psychology), and is editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Community Psychology.
Jeff R. Temple, PhD
Temple is an associate professor and psychologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he also serves as the director of the Behavioral Health and Research Program. He received his PhD from the University of North Texas (2006) and completed his predoctoral internship and postdoctoral research fellowship in clinical psychology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (2007). Temple's research focuses on adolescent health and risky behaviors, with an emphasis on teen dating violence. His research has been funded through the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Justice, and several state and foundation grants. He has published more than 70 scholarly papers in a variety of high-impact journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), JAMA Pediatrics, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors and the Journal of Adolescent Health. Temple is an associate editor for the Journal of Primary Prevention, and is on the editorial boards of Violence Against Women, Partner Abuse, and the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.
Steven Walfish, PhD
Walfish is a licensed psychologist and has been in independent practice in Atlanta since 2002. He is also a founding partner of The Practice Institute LLC and is a clinical assistant professor, department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, where he supervises postdoctoral fellows. He has served as the editor of the Independent Practitioner and is currently president of Div. 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice). He has published in the areas of substance abuse, weight loss surgery and professional training and practice, and his books include "Succeeding in Graduate School: The Career Guide for Psychology Students" (co-edited with Allen Hess), "Financial Success in Mental Health Practice: Essential Tools and Strategies for Practitioners" (with Jeff Barnett), "Earning a Living Outside of Managed Mental Health Care: 50 Ways to Expand Your Practice," "Billing and Collecting for Your Mental Health Practice: Effective Strategies and Ethical Practice" (with Jeff Barnett) and "Translating Psychological Research into Practice" (co-edited with Lisa Grossman).
Mo Wang, PhD
Wang, a tenured associate professor at the University of Florida, specializes in the research areas of retirement and older worker employment, occupational health psychology, cross-cultural human resources management, leadership and advanced quantitative methodologies. He has received the Academy of Management Human Resources Division Scholarly Achievement Award (2008), Careers Division Best Paper Award (2009) and Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology (2009) for his research in these areas. He also received Early Career Achievement/Contribution/Investigator Awards from APA (2013), Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2013), Div. 14 Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2012), Academy of Management’s HR Division (2011) and Research Methods Division (2011), and Society for Occupational Health Psychology (co-sponsored by the APA and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (2009). He was the editor of "The Oxford Handbook of Retirement." Wang currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology® and on the editorial boards of six other academic journals.
Frank C. Worrell, PhD
Worrell is a professor in the Graduate School of Education and the psychology department at the University of California-Berkeley. His current appointments include director of the school psychology program, faculty director of the Academic Talent Development Program and faculty director of the California College Preparatory Academy. Worrell’s areas of expertise include academic talent development/gifted education, the education of at-risk youth, scale development and validation, teacher effectiveness and the translation of psychological research findings into school-based practice. Worrell is one of the Div. 16 (School Psychology) representatives on APA's Council of Representatives and co-editor of Review of Educational Research. Worrell has served on the Committee for Psychological Tests and Assessment, the Board of Educational Affairs and the Joint Committee of the American Educational Research Association, APA and the National Council on Measurement in Education on the forthcoming revision of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. Worrell is a fellow of APA's Divisions 5 (Evaluation, Measurements and Statistics), 16 (School Psychology), 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race) and 52 (International Psychology), an elected member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology and a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. In 2011, Worrell received the Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence from University of California-Berkeley. He also received the 2013 Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children.
Lindsey Zimmerman, PhD
Zimmerman trained as both a clinical and community psychologist and is currently senior fellow in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Zimmerman's fellowship is funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and her research focuses on social and technological innovations to improve preventive interventions after trauma. She is also funded by the University of Washington's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute to evaluate her pilot intervention to reduce alcohol misuse by including significant others in the nationally mandated screening brief intervention and referral to treatment protocol in the emergency department of Harborview Medical Center, an urban safety-net hospital in Seattle. Zimmerman has received honors and awards for her scholarship and service from San Francisco State University, Georgia State University and the Emory Center for Injury Control.
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