attend via live webcast in person at the APA building include
three CE credits
April 17 Growing and Sustaining a Private
Practice: Opportunities Are Where
You Find Them and Where You
May 15 A Manualized Cognitive-Behavioral
Therapy Group for Diverse
June 19 Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained:
Ethics, Professional Judgment and
Therapeutic Risk-Taking With
Clients With High-Risk Behaviors
Fees APA Members
LIVE webcast: Visit http://apa.bizvision.com
and select Clinician’s Corner Programs
IN PERSON at the APA building (Washington,
DC): Call 1-800-374-2721, ext. 5991, option 3
for more CE opportunities.
Continuing Education from your Association
board up to direct representation by the general membership.
All bylaws changes require a vote of the membership. That vote
is expected to take place this fall by mail ballot.
• Approved an addition to APA’s Strategic Plan Goal 1
(Maximize Organizational Effectiveness): Ensure that
APA collects, maintains and manages accessible member
and professional data to allow for evidence-based decision-making. In related action, the council also agreed that, in order
to ensure transparency and accountability with regard to the use
of membership and professional data, APA shall communicate
annually to its membership the identities of all non-APA
recipients of APA member and professional data. Any individual
or group receiving APA member data shall be reported to the
council and the membership annually and upon request.
• Approved APA’s endorsement of the 2012 San Francisco
Declaration on Research Assessment, which calls for
improvements in the ways that the impact of scientific research
is measured. In particular, it recommends against reliance on
journal-impact factors as measures of the quality of individual
research articles or of an individual scientists’ contributions.
• Approved a change in the bylaws and association rules to
allow one seat on APA’s Board of Educational Affairs (BEA)
to be held by an APA High School or Community College
Teacher Affiliate member. An amendment to the APA bylaws to
implement the change to the BEA composition will be sent to
the membership for a vote this fall. n
Advice for translating science
During the February APA Council of Representatives
meeting, council members Kim Gorgens, PhD, Frank
Worrell, PhD, Lori Thompson, PhD, and Beth Rom-Rymer, PhD, opened the discussion of how best to support
the translation of psychological science into public policy
by sharing their experience in working with legislators
and other policymakers. APA General Counsel Nathalie
Gilfoyle also described the association’s highly successfully
amicus briefs program.
The collective advice shared with the council included:
• Speak from the science; don’t roam from the data.
• Personalize and humanize the issue. Tell the “story”
of how a certain policy initiative can help people or solve
• Engage all stakeholders.
• Find allies including reaching beyond psychology.
• Disseminate your findings in accessible language and