Statements

August 29, 2018

Question 1:  How do you differentiate Health Service Psychology from Health Psychology?

For me, Health Service Psychology (HSP) is the broader of the two concepts.  HSP encompasses the foundation for psychology as a primary care profession as well as psychology as a spe...

August 22, 2018

Question:   How will you advance science if elected?

As candidate for APA President, I am committed to fortifying and advancing psychology as a science, as the foundation for knowledge, action and practice.  There are several approaches I want to pursue with the su...

August 22, 2018

Question 1: Describe your activities on the local/SPTA/national/APA level which have strengthened or benefited SPTAs.

a.    I have spent most of my career involved with SPTAs.  In Ohio, in the early 90’s, I was centrally involved in the transition from a one-person ED o...

August 22, 2018

My career has substantively focused on women’s issues and feminist principles and values, particularly in three areas:

1. Contributions to eradicating sexual harassment

  • With Louise Fitzgerald, initiated first national study of sexual harassment in academia and the wo...

August 20, 2018

Sandy's Response:

We have perpetuated narrow definitions of psychological science and practice which exacerbate a false dichotomy.  General applied psychologists and many APA applied psychology divisions routinely integrate psychological science and practice but have li...

August 20, 2018

Sandy's Response:

APA can best embrace social justice/human rights efforts where we envision unique and/or significant impact, bringing a strong moral compass and utilizing our best science.  We need a one-APA response structure that integrates science, practice and pol...

June 10, 2018

Sandy’s Response: 

Addressing global challenges such as health, poverty and geopolitical violence requires globally aware partners working side-by-side.  US psychology must broaden its global perspective.  We could

  • Define global partnership as central in APA’s s...

June 10, 2018

Sandy’s Response: 

We should, as a discipline and profession, take a significant role in developing and updating clinical guidelines, based on our best science, and establishing psychology as a meaningful part of interprofessional, evidence-based healthcare.  We must al...

June 10, 2018

Sandy’s Response: 

The opioid epidemic presents a critical societal challenge where psychology can contribute both uniquely and significantly.  We bring deep scientifically-based expertise regarding behavioral, non-pharmacological interventions for pain management and r...

June 10, 2018

Sandy’s Response: 

Our ability to clearly define for the public the multiple roles of psychologists and psychology’s societal contributions—locally, nationally, globally—is key to our future.  We need to build broad public support for our science, health and other appli...