The Educator

A publication of the Education Directorate
December 2009 |Vol. 8 PDF iconDownload Issue (PDF, 1.1MB)

The Educator: Newsletter of the Education Directorate

2009 Education Leadership Conference: Preparing tomorrow’s health workforce

By Rebecca A. Clay The Educator Winter 2009

APA’s first-ever strategic plan includes advancing psychology’s role in health as one of the association’s three main priorities. “We want to be on the front lines of health and the health care movement.”

From the executive director

By Cynthia D. Belar, PhD

The major focus of this issue is on our recent Education Leadership Conference. Health is a major concern for our society, and every area of psychology has something to contribute — hence, the breadth of health psychology

Health care reform: Education advocacy at work

APA has advanced initiatives such as mental and behavioral health promotion, wellness and prevention, integrated care, plus psychology-specific programs in workforce development and training

Campus suicide prevention grants

In late September 2009, SAMHSA announced that $6.3 million in grants has been made available to institutions of higher education for suicide prevention

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation update

There is a Site Visitor workshop coming up on May 1 at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference

Center for Psychology in Schools and Education (CPSE) update

News on the Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education's Core Psychology for Teachers Project and the Presidential Task Force on the Future of Psychological Science as a STEM Discipline

Precollege and Undergraduate Education (PCUE) update

New resources for psychology teachers, an upcoming workshop for high school teachers and followup on the APA National Conference on Undergraduate Education in Psychology

New independent study programs for CE

The APA Office of Continuing Education in Psychology is pleased to present programs developed from outstanding APA publications to cover a broad array of topics of interest

Did you know?

Statistics about psychology education.

Announcing the winners of the 2010 education and training awards

Learn about Rosemary E. Phelps, PhD, and Michael Cole, PhD

Graduate department block grant awards

The APA Board of Educational Affairs awards financial support to organizations or groups of psychologists planning conferences and workshops intended to enhance the quality of graduate and professional education and training

2009 APA TOPSS Excellence in Teaching Award recipients

The APA TOPSS Committee congratulates Trudy Loop of The Altamont School in Birmingham, AL, and Jeff Norby of West De Pere High School in De Pere, WI.

CESA news you can use

Learn about upcoming events of interest to continuing education sponsors

Fund your conference

The Board of Educational Affairs is awarding grants to support conferences on enhancing the quality of undergraduate education in psychology and advancing the teaching of psychology at the secondary, 2-year or 4-year level

APA Psychology Department Program 2009–2010

This program provides access to the APA’s many teaching and advising publications as well as subscriptions to APA magazines and newsletters for departments at a price of $300 per year

2010 APA TOPPS Excellence in Teaching Awards call for nominations

The purpose of this award is to provide an opportunity for TOPSS to recognize outstanding teachers in psychology