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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...

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.  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...

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...

January 31, 2018

APA is at an inflection point—a critical moment of transformation. We need to listen and learn from each other so we can build a real community of psychologists, supported by the strength of our diversity, far beyond our current fragmentation. Our society needs the res...

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