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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...

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...

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