team science and
are this year’s APA
In selecting her convention themes for APA’s Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla., Aug 2–5, APA President Suzanne Bennett
Johnson, PhD, chose to highlight three areas that
are critically important to the nation’s health and
the field of psychology: obesity, interdisciplinary
team science and interprofessional practice.
APA divisions and governance groups worked
with Johnson to create three collaborative and
innovative program tracks on each theme. All
tracks will offer CE.
“These tracks are designed to prepare
psychologists for the key roles they must
play as scientists who can work on teams to
solve society’s most intractable problems,
as practitioners who provide care as part of
interprofessional teams and as behavior and
health experts who can help turn around the
obesity epidemic,” says Johnson.
She selected four experts to develop these
presidential tracks and asked each chair to share
highlights from the programming.