Division Spotlight

Div. 13 launches communications initiative

Div. 13 (Society of Consulting Psychology) welcomes input and volunteers for its new communications initiative, launched in January as a way to keep pace with today's communication trends and to identify ways to enhance its communication with members and the public. Adam Feiner, PsyD, MBA, is the communications coordinator for the initiative, and clinical psychology doctoral candidate Alok Sawhney will manage the division's social media presence and Listserv. To volunteer to help or share ideas, contact Feiner or via the division's new Society of Consulting Psychology LinkedIn Group.

Save the date for educational psychology conference

The first Div. 15 (Educational) Advances in Educational Psychology conference, set for Oct. 24–25, will offer a mix of plenary and working sessions, small group discussions and poster sessions. For details and registration information, go to Division 15. Direct questions to Wade George.

Fund your educational psychology dissertation Div. 15 (Educational) seeks applications for two $1,000 Dissertation Research Grants, which support educational psychology doctoral students in collecting their dissertation data. Applications are due May 1 by midnight. For more information, visit Division 15 or contact April Taylor, PhD or David Wakefield, PhD.

Div. 17's student group co-hosts Great Lakes Conference in Cleveland

Cleveland State University and Student Affiliates of Seventeen, the student arm of Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology), will co-host the 27th annual Great Lakes Regional Counseling Psychology Conference, April 11–12 in Cleveland. The theme is "Building Bridges within the World of Counseling Psychology and Beyond its Borders to Connect Diverse People, Communities, and Concerns: Benefits of Social Justice to All." The conference will feature a keynote address by Div. 17 President Sharon Bowman, PhD. Early career psychologist Katharine Hahn Oh, PhD, will speak about the transition from student to psychologist and pathways to leadership in Div. 17. To register, visit conference website.

Div. 40 seeks feedback on two grant award projects

Div. 40 (Society for Clinical Neuropsychology) welcomes ideas and contributions for its two APA Interdivisional Grants projects. The first, "Promoting Brief, Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention in Interdisciplinary Health Care Settings: An Online Educational Tool Kit and Conference Event for Students," is a joint project with Div. 22 (Rehabilitation) and Div. 38 (Health) and aims to provide training resources for graduate students. The second, "A Web-Based Concussion Toolkit — A Collaborative Resource for Clinical, Research and Legislative Efforts," is a collaboration with Divs. 19 (Society for Military Psychology), 22, 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs) and 47 (Exercise and Sport) and will provide resources for clinicians, researchers and legislation advocates working in the concussion field. Send your content ideas to Div. 40 Secretary Heather Belanger, PhD.

Div. 46 focuses on psychology applied through technology

Div. 46 (Society for Media Psychology and Technology) says it will focus on increasing its membership and encouraging undergraduate and graduate-level educators to add coursework on media psychology in 2014. With a mission of advancing the science of psychology in the research and use of media and technology, the division plans to help educators teach students that media psychology is about theories in psychology applied through technology. Media psychologists can be researchers, user experience designers, communicators, mental health providers, consultants, educators or application developers. "Technology includes electronic technology, since all broadcast media is communicated through technology — the ‘medium is the message,'" says Div. 46 President Bernard Luskin, PhD. "All of APA today is about psychology and technology, and 46 is the special focus division where it all comes together." To share ideas or get more information, contact Luskin.

Attend Div. 39's interactive spring conference in New York

Div. 39 (Psychoanalysis) will hold its annual spring conference, "Conflict: Reconsidered and Recontextualized," in New York City, April 22–28. The meeting will emphasize discussions and audience participation more than prepared lectures. For more information and to register, go to Div. 39.