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...

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

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

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.  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...

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...

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...

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