2014 APF John and Polly Sparks
Early Career Grant
APF has presented the $10,000 John
and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant
of the University
use the grant to
evaluate the use
depression, anxiety and post-traumatic
stress in community settings, including
Koschmann’s clinical expertise is
in the treatment of emotional and
behavioral difficulties in youth using a
approach. She has served as a trainer and
consultant on several state- and federally
funded translational research grants
and trains community and academic
audiences on cognitive-behavioral
treatments for youth.
Koschmann earned her doctorate in
school psychology at the University of
Wisconsin–Madison in 2007.
The John and Polly Sparks
Foundation has partnered with APF
to support research by early career
psychologists. For more information,
Making an impact on giftedness
APF has awarded $43,000 Esther Katz
Rosen Grants to Saiying Steenbergen-Hu, PhD, of Northwestern University,
and Lt. Col. Jeff Bergmann, PhD,
of MENTALKEVLAR Counseling
and Psychological Services. The APF
Esther Katz Rosen Fund supports the
development of gifted and talented
children and adolescents, and
encourages psychologists to pursue
research on giftedness.
Steenbergen-Hu, an assistant
professor and research director of the
Center for Talent Development of
Northwestern’s School of Education and
Social Policy, will use the Rosen Grant to
investigate the executive functions and
A gift for the future
With her bequest to the APF Campaign to Transform the
Future, Nancy L. Baker, PhD, is helping to secure a strong
future for psychology, and all that it can do to help society.
“I was taught that we should give to help make the
world better,” says Baker, a professor of psychology at
Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California.
“Since I think psychology has the potential to make the
world better, channeling some of my giving to psychology
Growing up in a small Southern town during the civil
rights movement, Baker was very aware of the pervasiveness
of racism. She saw that psychology could be a crucial force
in ending racism and she decided to become a psychologist.
Beginning her career at Stanford University, Baker has
gone on to become a noted clinical psychologist in private
practice and an author on issues of feminist psychology.
Throughout her career, Baker has devoted herself to
training the next generation of psychologists and striving to
as a field and
profession live up to
our potential for doing
good in the world.”
Now with a bequest
to the foundation, Baker is
committing her support to the
field and to developing psychologists for
many more years to come.
For more information on including APF in your estate
plans, visit www.apa.org/apf or call (202) 336-5843.