Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology

The Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology (CDIP) (established 1980) is a six-person continuing committee reporting through the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI) to the Board of Directors and Council of Representatives. The new members are Megan Cory Carlos, PhD, and Elizabeth Mazur, PhD.

Mission Statement

The mission of the committee 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; and

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

The committee shall consist of six APA members to be appointed for staggered terms of three years. Members should have expertise in one or more of the missions listed above. The committee shall report to council through the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI).

Staff Liaisons

Members

  • Chair: Joseph F. Rath, PhD (2014) (email)

  • Megan Cory Carlos, PhD (2014-2016)

  • Dana S. Dunn, PhD (2013-15)

  • Elizabeth Mazur, PhD (2014-2016)

  • Carrie R. Pilarski, PhD (2013-15)

  • Joseph F. Rath, PhD (2012-14)

  • James L. Werth, Jr., PhD (2012-14)

Committee Resources

2014 Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Disability Issues in Psychology Award Recipient

The Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology (CDIP) presented its 2014 Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Disability Issues in Psychology Award to Susanne Bruyère, PhD.The Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology (CDIP) presented its 2014 Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Disability Issues in Psychology Award to Susanne Bruyère, PhD, and Leonard Diller, PhD, in recognition of their contributions and commitment to promoting inclusion of individuals with disabilities in professional psychology.