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October 3, 2018

Question:  Should APA Graduate Student members be given the privilege to vote on all association matters within APA after one year of membership?  

Sandy's Response:

Graduate students have important voice to contribute to APA.  I value their contributions and s...

September 28, 2018

Question:  What is your position on prescriptive authority for psychologists?  

Sandy's Brief Answer:

I have been (since the initial DOD demonstration project), and continue to be, fully supportive of prescriptive authority as a specialty for psychologists with...

September 12, 2018

Question 1:  What are your views regarding board certification in psychology?  

Board certification is an important aspect of psychology’s continued progress towards competency-based practice.  ABPP Board Certification represents one of only two credentialing...

August 29, 2018

Question 1: What are your goals, as APA President, for APA’s international engagement and for infusing an international perspective into APA’s own vision, activities, and initiatives?

In its 2009 vision statement, APA aspired to be “a principal leader and global partner...

August 29, 2018

Question 1: Please describe your contributions to the independent practice of psychology, including any positions held and committee work past and present.  

Career focus:

  • Independent group practice—1983-2000 (with 35 staff)

  • Independent consultation/consult...

August 29, 2018

We have a children’s mental health crisis in this country, and we need all of psychology to help address it.  The fact that we have watched daily as families have routinely been separated at our southern border reflects a major gap between psychology’s scientifically-b...

August 29, 2018

Question 1.  In what ways have you promoted the wellbeing of People of Color and Indigenous peoples in psychology and/or within society more broadly?

In my early years, I grew up in post-war transitional housing and a low income, urban housing project, both interracial...

August 29, 2018

Substance abuse problems extract a huge toll on society. The CDC reported 63,600 drug overdose deaths in just 2016. These problems do not get the national attention they deserve, except occasionally, where consequences are so apparent, they demand response.  Opiate use...

August 29, 2018

Question 1: What is your evidence of a record of commitment to advance lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in education and training, in research, in practice, and/or public interest?

I have a longstanding record of commitment to advance lesbian, gay, bisexual...

August 29, 2018

Question 1.  How do you view specialty/subspecialty psychology practice and board certification in professional psychology?  

The APA Ethics Code notes that all psychologists can practice within their area of competence, thus allowing each psychologist to desc...

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