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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.  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

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 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 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...

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