Question 4: According to its 2009 vision statement, APA aspires to be “a principal leader and global partner promoting psychological knowledge and methods to facilitate the resolution of personal, societal, and global challenges in diverse, multicultural and international contexts.” How would your presidency further this vision?

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 strategic plan

  • Integrate multicultural and cross-cultural methodology, training and practice throughout APA

  • Encourage international psychologists to join APA

  • Take action steps to develop paths for practica/internships outside the US

  • Through MOU’s (Memoranda of Understanding), create collaborative exchanges of psychological knowledge and methods with diverse international partners. 

  • Focus on continuing development of strategic psychological science, training, and practice partnerships, collaborating with regional leaders, government, NGO’s and academic institutions.










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