Division Spotlight

Meet your mentor through Div. 2

Need advice on how to develop a new course, work with a new teaching technology or conducting teaching research? Then join the Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) Professional Development Mentoring Network, which matches graduate students and early career professionals with seasoned psychologists to collaborate on such projects. The division will begin matching applicants with mentors this fall. For more information, visit TeachPsych or contact program director Laura Lunsford, PhD.

Div. 6 offers free affiliate status

Div. 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative) invites non-APA members to join the division as affiliates for free for one year. Div. 6 membership offers networking opportunities, access to neuroscience developments, insights on funding opportunities and more. Contact Cynthia Crawford, PhD.

Register now for Div. 14's October conference on talent management

Div. 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) will host its annual Leading Edge Consortium conference "Building Future Leaders: Innovations and Trends in Talent Management," Oct. 18-19 in Richmond, Va. Attendees will learn about new and effective talent-management strategies and best practices at companies known for their management and leadership development. The registration fee is $425 before the Aug. 29 early registration deadline and $495 after the deadline. Visit Div. 14 for more information.

Bookmark Div. 15's website for convention updates

Div. 15 (Educational) is updating its convention session activities and other programming this month on its website. Two notable sessions include a program on the use of game design and science simulations in education and a session on school readiness and adjustment among elementary school students.

For more information on Div. 15 events in Honolulu, contact Wade George.

Save Nov. 1 for violence prevention conference

Div. 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) will host its fall conference "Public Service Psychology at the Forefront: The Prediction and Prevention of Violence in America" in Hartford, Conn., Nov. 1. The division will announce more program details in the fall. For more information, contact Lauren Lussier, PhD.

Sign up for Div. 20 stats course in Honolulu

Div. 20 (Adult Development and Aging) is sponsoring a half-day statistics workshop on "Applications of Multi-Level Modeling" July 31 during APA's Annual Convention in Honolulu. North Carolina State University psychology professor Shevaun Neupert, PhD, will lead the workshop. For more information, go to CE Workshops. 

Join Div. 31 to honor its leading advocates

Div. 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs) will recognize 20 psychologists who have advanced psychology through their volunteer advocacy work in a ceremony during APA's Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 31-Aug. 4. APA President Donald Bersoff, PhD, JD, will present the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Awards on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 9 a.m. in the Honolulu Suite II at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort. The list of winners will appear in the September Monitor. For more information, contact Sallie Hildebrandt, PhD.

Join Div. 32 in Honolulu

The theme for the Div. 32 (Society for Humanistic Psychology) programming at APA's Annual Convention in Honolulu is "Multiple Voices, Multiple Stories, Multiple Selves: Human Diversity and the Humanistic Vision." The program will feature presentations on existential-humanistic and evidence-based practice in psychology, three sessions devoted to psychologists' concerns about the DSM-5 and a president's town hall meeting on what humanistic psychology can do to help end torture, war, enslavement and other atrocities.

Div. 40 welcomes new communications officer

Div. 40 (Society for Clinical Neuropsychology) has appointed a new communications officer to focus on increasing communication between members and the executive committee. Erica Kalkut, PhD, is an early career neuropsychologist in Boston who completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She will update the Div. 40 membership on the executive committee's work via monthly emails. 

Div. 41 unveils strategic plan

Div. 41 (American Psychology-Law Society) approved its first strategic plan at its March executive committee meeting. The plan calls for the division to strengthen its efforts to publicize psychology and law research findings, promote evidence-based approaches to practice and policy, encourage diversity and inclusion in research training, and advocate for federal research funding for psychology-law issues. The division also plans to develop reporting standards for empirical research and offer more psychology-law resources on its website for clinicians. Read the full plan.

Join Div. 47's new performance psychology group

Div. 47 (Exercise and Sport) has created a section on Performance Psychology for psychologists interested in research, teaching and practice related to optimal performance in athletics, the performing arts, business and high-risk occupations, such as law enforcement. To join, go to APA Divison Membership Application and Renewal. For more information contact Kate Hays, PhD.

Become a member of Div. 34

Div. 34 (Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology) encourages all psychologists who work on improving people's interactions with our built and natural environment to join its ranks. Div. 34 members focus on such topics as how design influences people psychologically and can enrich lives, conservation and the connections between people and nature, population psychology, and eco-therapy. For more information, visit the division's convention program.

GeroCentral website goes live

Div. 20 (Adult Development and Aging) and the Society of Clinical Geropsychology (Section II of Div. 12 — Society of Clinical Psychology) have launched the website GeroCentral, a clearinghouse of resources on working with older adults for researchers and practitioners.

GeroCentral features a clinical toolbox with information on such issues as pain management, sleep, depression and elder abuse, information, training and job opportunities in geropsychology, and more.

The divisions funded the website with an APA interdivisional grant and help from the Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs, Psychologists in Long Term Care and APA's Office on Aging. The divisions welcome suggestions and other feedback. For more information on APA's Interdivisional Grants program, visit Interdivisional Grants.