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APA and VA Psychology: An Enduring Partnership. Sharon Stephens Brehm, PhD APA President. 10 th Anniversary VA Psychology Leadership Conference. Congratulations and Happy 10 th Anniversary!! Thanks to the conference co-sponsors: APA Practice Directorate

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apa and va psychology an enduring partnership

APA and VA Psychology: An Enduring Partnership

Sharon Stephens Brehm, PhD

APA President

10 th anniversary va psychology leadership conference
10th Anniversary VA Psychology Leadership Conference
  • Congratulations and Happy 10th Anniversary!!
  • Thanks to the conference co-sponsors:
    • APA Practice Directorate
    • Association of VA Psychologist Leaders
    • APA Division 18: Psychologists in Public Service
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APA and VA Psychology: An Enduring Partnership
  • What is APA?
  • Parallels between APA’s and VA Psychology’s missions
  • Advocacy for Veterans and VA Psychology
  • Presidential Initiatives
apa s mission statement
APA’s Mission Statement
  • To advance psychology as a science and profession, and
  • As a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare
apa facts and figures
APA Facts and Figures
  • Oldest and largest association of psychologists worldwide
  • 148,000 members and affiliates
  • 42,000 graduate students (APAGS)
  • Total staffing = 684 FTE
  • Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC
apa is financially sound
APA is Financially Sound
  • $105M annual operating budget
  • 37 journals (32,000 pages); books; PsycINFO – totaling $23M annual revenue
  • Owns 2 buildings on Capitol Hill – theoretical equity of $135M
  • Member dues among the lowest for an association this size
  • Dues are only 14% of revenue (5th place)

750 First Street Building

Current Theoretical Equity: $75M


10 G Street Building

Current Theoretical Equity: $60M

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VA Psychology Leadership Conference

APA and VA Psychology – Parallel Missions

sharon s brehm ph d in meet the apa president 2007
Sharon S. Brehm, Ph.D., in “Meet the APA President” (2007)

“(For APA) the bottom line is quite obvious: We must educate the public so that it understands

- the value of our science,

- the importance of our education,

- the effectiveness of our practice,

- and the commitment we have to the public interest.”

va the value of science
VA: The Value of Science
  • VA’s premier research (e.g., PTSD, pain, SMI, telehealth, gerontology)
  • VA’s clinical research center models, e.g.:

- 21 Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Centers (GRECCs)

- 10 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECCs)

- Polytrauma Centers (expanding)

va the importance of education
VA: The Importance of Education
  • VA is the birthplace of professional psychology training (WWII)
  • 15% of APA-accredited internship sites
  • VA leads development of APA-accredited postdoctoral training sites (40% of 2007 programs are VA)
va the effectiveness of practice
VA: The Effectiveness of Practice
  • VA’s state-of-art electronic medical record
  • World leader in PTSD clinical models
  • Leading developer of evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines (e.g., CPGs on depression, PTSD, integrated care)
  • Psychosocial rehab – at the forefront of recovery models for SMI
va commitment to the public interest
VA: Commitment to the Public Interest
  • Homelessness Care
  • Traumatic Injury/Disability policy
  • Women’s Trauma Programs
  • Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) Programs
  • Providing lifetime care for the nation’s heroes
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VA Psychology Leadership Conference

APA’s Advocacy for Veterans and VA Psychology

apa advocacy
APA Advocacy
  • APA Council of Representatives Resolution on “Psychological Needs of Our Troops, Veterans, and Their Families” (2005)
  • Congressional Briefings (e.g., “Psychology in Service to America’s Military Personnel, Veterans and Their Families” – Drs. Toni Zeiss, Terry Keane & Harold Wain)
  • Congressional Testimony (e.g., Drs. Steve Breckler and Kathy McNamara)
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APA Advocacy
  • Lobbying Senate and House Appropriations Committees for adequate VA funding
  • Frequent contact with staff of Senate and House VA Committees
  • Ongoing contact with VA Central Office and top VA officials
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APA Advocacy
  • Frequent contact with Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs)
  • Serving on the Executive Committee of Friends of VA (FOVA) – Dr. Heather Kelly
  • Representing APA on the Congressionally-mandated VA Committee on Serious Mental Illness (VA SMI) – Dr. Randy Phelps
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APA Advocacy

Public Education Materials:

  • Homecoming: Resilience After Wartime
  • Resilience in a Time of War: Adapting to Wartime Stress
  • Mind-Body Health Campaign

Available at: www.apahelpcenter.org

advocacy apa staff contacts
Advocacy - APA Staff Contacts
  • Science: Heather O’Beirne Kelly, Ph.D.
    • hkelly@apa.org
  • Education: Nina G. Levitt, Ed.D.
    • nlevitt@apa.org
  • Public Interest: Diane Elmore, Ph.D.

- delmore@apa.org

  • Practice: Randy Phelps, Ph.D.

- rphelps@apa.org

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VA Psychology Leadership Conference

APA Presidential Initiatives

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2007 APA Presidential Initiatives: Dr. Sharon Brehm
  • Presidential Task Force on “Integrative Healthcare for an Aging Population” (IHAP)
  • Joint APA and SRCD (Society for Research in Child Development) Task Force on “Math and Science Education”
  • Presidential Task Force on “Institutional Review Boards and Psychological Science”
charge of the ihap task force
Charge of the IHAP Task Force

This Task Force is charged to examine and make

recommendations about how psychologists can work with

physicians and other medical care team members to develop a

better understanding of psychological factors that affect both

illness and treatment among older individuals. The Task Force

will be asked to develop ways in which to inform

psychologists, physicians, other medical care professionals,

and the public about how best to ensure appropriate and

effective healthcare for the dramatic increases in the number of

seniors in our population.

integrative healthcare for an aging population ihap members
Gregory A. Hinrichsen, PhD

Psychological Services

The Zucker Hillside Hospital North Shore

Long Island Jewish Health System

Deborah A. King, PhD

Director of Geriatric Psychiatry Services

Director of Psychology Training

Department of Psychiatry

University of Rochester Medical Center

Peter Lichtenberg, PhD

Director, Institute of Gerontology

Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and

Behavioral Neurosciences, Physical

Medicine, and Rehabilitation

Wayne State University

Martita A. Lopez, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

University of Texas at Austin

Jennifer Manly, PhD

Associate Professor

Columbia University Medical Center

Integrative Healthcare for an Aging Population (IHAP): Members

Task Force Co-ChairsToni C. Antonucci, PhDAntonette M. Zeiss, PhD Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Deputy Chief Consultant Professor of Psychology Office of Mental Health Services The University of Michigan VA Central Office

joint task force on science math education charge
Joint Task Force on Science & Math Education - Charge

This Task Force is charged to focus on how various psychological

processes (including but not restricted to attitudinal, cognitive,

pedagogical, and social factors) affect children's learning of math

and science.  Particular attention will be given to approaches that

would improve math and science education in the United States

and to ways in which psychology can strengthen its role in

meeting this urgent national priority. This Task Force will be asked

to provide a report (and/or other materials) to inform

psychologists, educators, and the public about specific actions

and more general strategies that can enhance the quality of U. S.

math and science education.

math and science education apa members
Nalini Ambady, PhD

John and Ruth Hazel Associate Professor

of the Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

Tufts University

Louis Gomez, PhD

Aon Professor, Learning Sciences

School of Education and Social Policy

Northwestern University

David Klahr, PhD

Professor of Psychology

Department of Psychology, Carnegie

Mellon University

Rich Lehrer, PhD

Professor of Science Education

Peabody College

Vanderbilt University

Marcia Linn, PhD

Professor of Cognition and Education

School of Education

University of California, Berkeley

Math and Science Education: APA Members

Nora Newcombe, PhD, Task Force ChairProfessor of PsychologyDepartment of Psychology, Temple University

math and science education srcd members
Jacquelynne Eccles, PhD

Wilbert McKeachie Collegiate

Professor of Psychology, Women’s

Studies and Education

Department of Psychology, University

of Michigan

Kelly Mix, PhD

Associate Professor of Educational


College of Education

Michigan State University

Kevin Miller, PhD

Professor of Education; Professor of


Combined Program in Education and


University of Michigan

John Hagen, PhD

Professor of Psychology, Dept. of


University of Michigan

Executive Officer

Society for Research in Child


Math and Science Education:SRCD Members
institutional review boards and psychological science charge
Institutional Review Boards and Psychological Science – Charge

This Task Force is charged to conduct a comprehensive review

and analysis of IRB issues faced by psychological scientists.  The

Task Force will identify "disconnects" between psychologists and

IRBs that lead to perceived and/or actual conflict. To help reduce

such difficulties, the Task Force will articulate ways in which to

improve the relationship between IRBs and investigators such that

both constituencies can work together effectively to protect

research participants and to promote psychological science. This

Task Force will provide a report (and/or other materials) to inform

scientists, IRBs, and university/institute administrators about

specific actions and more general strategies to reach these goals.

institutional review boards and psychological science members
Thomas Eissenberg, PhD

Task Force Chair

Associate Professor of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Virginia Commonwealth University

Monica Biernat, PhD

Professor of Psychology

Department of Psychology

University of Kansas

Peter Finn, PhD

Professor of Psychology

Department of Psychological and Brain


Indiana University Bloomington

Daniel Ilgen, PhD

John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor

of Psychology and Management

The Eli Broad College of Business

Michigan State University

Barbara Stanley, Ph.D

Research Scientist and Lecturer

Department of Neuroscience

NY State Psychiatric Institute Department

of Psychiatry, Columbia University

Scyatta Wallace

Assistant Professor

Department of Preventative Medicine and

Community Health

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Brooklyn, NY

Institutional Review Boards and Psychological Science - Members
presidential tfs staff contacts
Presidential TFs: Staff Contacts
  • Integrative Healthcare for an Aging Population:

Deborah DiGilio, MPH


  • Math and Science Education:

Rena Subotnik, Ph.D.


  • IRBs & Psychological Science:

Sangeeta Panicker, Ph.D.


apa convention in san francisco august 17 20 2007
APA Convention in San Francisco August 17-20, 2007

Building Bridges, Expanding Horizons: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives

2007 presidential address
2007 Presidential Address

“Looking Ahead: The Future of APA and Psychology”

Sharon Stephens Brehm, Ph.D

APA President

Saturday, August 18, 2007

2:00 P.M.

Moscone Center

presidential programming tf reports
Presidential Programming: TF Reports
  • “Integrative Health Care for an Aging Population: Report on a Presidential Task Force”
  • “Improving Math and Science Education: What Is Psychology’s Role?”
  • “Psychologists and Institutional Review Boards: Working Collaboratively to Protect Research Participants”
presidential programming cont
Presidential Programming (cont.)
  • “Launching Diversity Science”
  • “Actual Innocence: Contributions of Psychological Science to the Correction and Prevention of Wrongful Convictions”
  • “A Challenge for Psychology in Our Time: Understanding the Causes of Terrorism”
  • “Sexual Orientation and Military Service”
working together

Working Together

Sharon S. Brehm, Ph.D.