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Boards, Committees & Groups
Calls for Nominations
Deadline: July 5, 2017. Nominations are sought for two member-at-large positions and one public member (non-psychologist) position on the 2018 APA Board of Directors. The term of service for all positions is Jan. 1, 2018-Dec. 31, 2020. Newly elected board members will also attend the board meeting and orientation in early December 2017.
The Board of Directors is responsible for exercising general supervision over the affairs of APA and supervises the work of the chief executive officer.
The board attends at least ten meetings per year. This includes six regular board meetings, two held in conjunction with the council meetings. Board members are members of APA’s Council of Representatives and attend the February and August council meetings. Board members also attend additional meetings, such as the consolidated board and committee meetings, and leadership conferences.
Travel with APA
Initiated in 2012, the APA International Learning Partner Program is designed to promote an understanding of psychology and psychological issues in countries outside the United States. The program advances these goals through international collaboration in research, education and scholarship. This program is open to psychologists and graduate psychology students who are interested in building professional collaborations with colleagues in Cuba.
APA will host a trip to Cuba to attend Psicosalud 2017 in Havana, Cuba. The dates of the trip are Oct. 27-Nov. 5, 2017, with an optional extension to visit the east of Cuba through Nov. 9, 2017. Trip participants will visit Havana, engage in seminars and site-visits on the Cuban health care and education systems and will attend the Psicosalud conference. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Calls for Comments and Nominations
RxP Designation Committee
Deadline: Aug. 25, 2017. The APA Board of Education Affairs (BEA) and the APA Practice Organization Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP) are seeking nominations to fill two seats on the Designation Committee for Postdoctoral Education and Training Programs in Psychopharmacology for Prescriptive Authority (RxP Designation Committee). Each appointment will serve a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2018.
Continuing Education Committee (CEC)
Federal Policy and Legislation
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Science and Research
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Calls for Papers, Programs & Submissions
Calls for Papers
Heterodox Ideas in Psychology
Proposal deadline: August 30, 2017. Archives of Scientific Psychology requests proposals for submissions for a special issue, Heterodox Ideas in Psychology. This issue will be devoted to pressing questions and ideas in psychology that have been accorded insufficient attention because they run counter to conventional wisdom in the field.
Psychology's Contributions to Understanding and Alleviating Poverty and Economic Inequality
Deadline for manuscript submissions: August 31, 2017. American Psychologist invites submission for a special issue which aims to showcase the breadth and depth of psychology's contributions to understanding and alleviating poverty and economic inequality.
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