APA members elect Barry S. Anton as 2015 president
Barry S. Anton, PhD, an APA fellow and
distinguished professor emeritus at the
University of Puget Sound, has been
elected APA’s 2015 president. He will begin
his term as president-elect on Jan. 1.
Anton received his bachelor’s in arts
from the University of Vermont and his
PhD from Colorado State University. His
internship and postdoctoral training in
clinical psychology from Harvard Medical
School prepared him for a career as a
scientist-practitioner in education and
He is board certified in clinical child
and adolescent psychology and is a
managing partner at Rainier Behavioral
Health, a large interprofessional mental
health practice that serves a diverse patient
Anton has 20 years of APA governance
and leadership experience, including
service on the Council of Representatives,
three terms on the APA Board of Directors,
and terms on the boards of Professional
Affairs and Educational Affairs.
Running against Anton in the order
they finished were: Steven J. Reisner,
PhD, Kurt F. Geisinger, PhD, Rodney L.
Lowman, PhD, and Jeffrey J. Magnavita,
PhD. See www.apa.org/news/press/
releases/2013/11/ barry-anton.aspx for the
full vote tally. n
Interested in the APA presidency?
Members who would like to be nominated for
APA’s 2016 president are invited to submit a
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will accompany the online nomination ballot.
Statements are optional and not required in
order to be nominated.
The deadline for potential candidates to
submit a statement is Jan. 15.
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Interested candidates are also welcome to speak
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23 meeting and are responsible for their own
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