The 2012 convention from Aug. 2-5 features an exciting lineup of speakers as well as numerous events and activities.
- APA Marks Mental Health Awareness Month with Focus on Immigrant and Child Mental Health Issues
Traumatized children and health care disparities among immigrants are issues that will be spotlighted during Mental Health Awareness Month
- TIME and White House recognize APA member’s work to support military families
Barbara Van Dahlen, PhD, president and founder of Give an Hour, earns national praise.
- Exploring the link between unemployment and mental health outcomes
Guest editors discuss the impact of unemployment and mental health
- APA and Boston’s Museum of Science team up for psychology exhibit at USA Science Expo
Interactive exhibit educates children and adults about cognitive development research.
- Psychology Day at the UN
- In Certain Jobs, Supervisor Support Can Reduce Absenteeism
Work hazards usually not to blame for employees missing work, research says
- The science of political advertising
- Psychologist on detail to the White House meets with APA staff on science issues
Philip Rubin has been detailed to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as the Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
- APA submits congressional testimony on veterans’ research funding
APA’s Science Government Relations Office is also coordinating a series of advocacy activities in support of the VA research program
- Advancing Psychology: A Psychologist's Guide to Federal Advocacy
This guide will inform you how to develop and maintain contact with your U.S. Senators and Representative and advocate for psychology.
Election Office Update
From APA Publishing
- Four new journals publish first issues in 2012
The Educational Publishing Foundation imprint of the APA Journals Program recognizes four new journals that published their first issues earlier this year.
- You've Earned Your Doctorate in Psychology…Now What?
This book helps psychology graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early career psychologists transition from graduate education to a career in an academic or professional setting.
Continuing Education in Psychology
- The Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children
- Office of Continuing Education in Psychology
The Office of Continuing Education in Psychology offers a wide range of continuing professional education opportunities for psychologists.
Calls for Nominations and Awards
- APA seeks nominations for 2013 awards
Nominate your colleagues now for next year’s annual convention
- Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust
The award recognizes higher education faculty members who have inspired their students to make a difference in their communities.
- Award for the Advancement of Psychology and Aging
This award for outstanding achievement is presented annually to recognize psychologists and friends of psychology who have made significant contributions to the mission of the Committee on Aging (CONA).
Sibling Rivalry Grows Up – The Wall Street Journal
"Most people who have been through years of therapy have worked out a lot of guilt with their parents. But when it comes to their siblings, they can't articulate what is wrong," says Jeanne Safer, a psychologist in Manhattan.
Carola Suarez-Orozco, PhD, and Hirokazu Yoshikawa, PhD, say the government should focus its deportation of immigrants on "violent offenders," not struggling parents.
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