December 11, 2012 |Vol. 1, No. 22

Looking back on a year of significant achievements for psychology

Looking back on a year of significant achievements for psychology

APA’s work continued to strengthen psychology’s essential role in health care, scientific research and education.

Addressing the internship imbalance while supporting quality standards in psychology education

Advocating and protecting funding for the application of psychology to public safety, health and wellness programs

Sharing relevant psychological research, knowledge and information with the courts

Educating the public about the scientific foundation and value of the discipline and the unique skills and training of psychologists

Creating and supporting a community for psychologists

Supporting diversity within the discipline while breaking down barriers to quality mental and behavioral health care and the disparities they create

Advocating for policies that protect the viability of psychology practice and the public’s access to mental health services

Publication of high-quality peer-reviewed science and increasing dissemination with use of mobile technologies

Educating the public about the importance of mental and behavioral health

Supporting early career psychologists and the generation now in training

Fostering exchanges with international psychology organizations

Providing continuing professional education and development opportunities for psychologists

Optimizing and aligning APA’s practices, process and structures to thrive in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex environment