Two APA divisions also support psychologists in management positions: Div. 13 (Society of Consulting Psychology) and Div. 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology), or SIOP.
Div. 13 provides a professional home for those who identify as consulting psychologists. Div. 13 members share an interest in the consultative process including applied activities, research and evaluation, and education and training. The division serves as a forum for consultation skill, theory and knowledge development, and dissemination. The division plugs each member into a nationwide information and referral network. The division's journal, Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, is sent to members four times a year.
SIOP advocates the scientist-practitioner model in the application of psychology to all types of organizational and workplace settings, such as manufacturing, commercial enterprises, labor unions and public agencies. Members work in several fields within I/O psychology, such as testing and assessment, leadership development, staffing, management, teams, compensation, workplace safety, diversity and work-life balance. Members must be engaged in professional activities, as demonstrated by research, teaching and practice, related to the purpose of the society. Membership includes a subscription to The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist quarterly newsletter, the Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice the quarterly journal and Newsbriefs monthly e-newsletter. SIOP also holds a yearly conference and fall consortium. Graduate students are welcome to join SIOP at a reduced rate.
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