Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology 2008 Annual Report

Committee mission

The mission of the Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology (CDIP) is to further the central purpose of APA – to advance psychology as a science and as a profession and as a means of promoting health and human welfare – by ensuring that people with disabilities receive the full attention of the Association in order that all human resources are actualized.

Specifically, the mission of CDIP is to:

  • Promote the psychological welfare of people with disabilities;

  • Promote the development and implementation of psychological service delivery models responsive to the needs of people with disabilities;

  • Promote the awareness of disability issues in psychological research as well as specific research activity in disability areas;

  • Promote inclusion of knowledge about disabilities and disability issues in education, training programs, and professional development of psychologists.