APA’s Kaslow to host webcast on suicide prevention for children and families through Speak Up for Kids initiative
2013 APA President-elect Nadine Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, will discuss how suicidal youth and their families can overcome barriers to receiving help in a webcast on May 15, part of the Speak Up for Kids initiative.
- Legislative briefing on children’s mental health features APA member Tony Mannarino, PhD
In support of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, a Capitol Hill briefing on May 7 highlighted the developmental stages and mental health needs of older teens and young adults.
- APA supports efforts to end discrimination against LGBT individuals in schools
The Student Non-Discrimination Act will help protect the psychological and physical health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advisory committee on minority health seeks new members
Nominate a peer by May 31 for appointment on the federal committee focused on improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations.
- How Can Psychologists Help Make Earth Day Every Day
Behavioral expert Elke Weber, PhD, discusses psychology and environmental protection
- Psychology Instructor Earns First APA Award for Teaching at a Two-Year College
Washington state award recipient recognized for commitment to excellence in teaching.
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From APA Publishing
- Healthy Eating in Schools
This book provides a conceptual model and evidence-based school interventions for understanding obesity and eating disordered behaviors. It advocates for body acceptance and intuitive eating based on awareness of the body's hunger and satiety cues.
- Your Complete Guide to College Success
Covering a comprehensive set of academic and personal topics in a student-friendly, readable package, this up-to-date, evidence-based book provides a roadmap for how to be successful in college and afterwards.
- The Psychology of Dictatorship
This book presents the springboard model of dictatorship, derived from both a substantive analysis of the common structures underlying dictatorial regimes and the author's own personal experience of life in a modern dictatorship.
- Treatments That Work With Children
This book helps busy clinicians and trainees make informed choices about which interventions have the best record of success with the childhood mental health or medical problem they are treating. Eight comprehensive chapters cover the most common behavioral disorders in children.
- Functional Family Therapy for Adolescent Behavior Problems
This book explains how to provide functional family therapy, a highly successful family intervention for delinquent and substance-using adolescents, which systematically alters important risk and protective factors associated with the problem behaviors.
Election Office Update
- Elections open for APA council representatives from APA divisions and state, provincial and territorial associations
Eligible APA fellows, members and voting associates of APA divisions or SPTAs can vote for representatives to APA’s Council of Representatives by May 30.
Calls for Nominations, Awards and Applications
- 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).
- APA seeks award nominations for distinguished contributions to practice, science, education and more
Nominate colleagues now for awards to be presented at the 2014 APA Annual Convention in Washington, D.C.
- Call for Applications
Psychologists in the New York City area can apply by June 15 to join the volunteer APA non-governmental organization team at the U.N. headquarters.
- Fellows Committee Call for Nominations
Send nominations by July 4 for two new members to serve three-year terms on the APA Fellows Committee beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
- Committee on Psychology and AIDS Psychology and AIDS Leadership Award
This award serves to actively demonstrate COPA's commitment to ensure issues pertaining to HIV/AIDS are kept at the forefront of psychological research, education, training and practice.
- COPA Call for Nominations for Term 2015-2017
Send nominations by Aug. 15, for three new members to serve on the APA Ad Hoc Committee on Psychology and AIDS from Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2017.
- Nominations for the Committee on Early Career Psychologists
CECP is seeking nominations for three representatives to serve a three-year term (2015-2017).
- Nominations to the APA Committee on Aging
The Committee on Aging is accepting nominations, including self-nominations, for two new members to serve a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
Suicide survivors help to shape prevention efforts — Fox News
Studies show about 7 percent of suicide survivors later kill themselves, a far higher rate than for other groups. "Yet that means 93 percent go on to live out their lives," Draper said. "We've got to talk to them, engage them, find out what is bringing them hope and keeping them alive."