I am pleased to say Doug Haldeman and I have reached an agreement to support each other's campaign for APA president in 2011.
If you support me as a candidate, I would ask that you give Doug your #2 vote, as he will be asking the same of his supporters.
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A Teacher: I have been teaching psychology
for more than 25 years at Fairleigh Dickinson University. I currently serve as
the Director of the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology, the M.S Program in
Clinical Psychopharmacology, and the Certificate Program in Integrated Primary
A Scientist: My
research program, primarily in measurement, clinical assessment, and
professional issues in healthcare psychology, has produced over 150 publications
A Clinician: As a licensed psychologist (New
York and New Jersey) I continue to supervise graduate students in assessment and
A Legislative Advocate: I have been involved
in legislative activities in more than half a dozen states over the last eight
years. This has included legislature testimony, input on the content of bills,
and preparing educational material for legislators and their aids.
An Active Member of the Discipline:
Currently I’m a member of Divisions 5, 8, 12, 38, and 55. Recent projects
include founding the Division 38 Integrated Primary Care Committee, which is
working on enhancing educational opportunities for psychologists in primary
care, while also addressing professional and legal issues that interfere with
such involvement; serving on the APA Council of Representatives for Division 55;
participating in the Division 12 Committee on Science and Practice; and playing
an active role in the development of professional and training guidelines
associated with pharmacotherapy.
An Active Citizen: In my free time, I serve
as the chair for the primary environmental group in my home town,
WHAT I BELIEVE
• Advocacy is the key to maintaining the economic viability
of psychology as a profession, to influencing social policy, and to increased federal support for
psychological research. If psychologists do not become more involved in advocacy, then all of us will suffer. Avenues for improving advocacy skills include more distributed training in advocacy, greater emphasis on involving psychologists in the organization, and
greater collaboration with other organizations.
• As a hub science, psychological science can make important contributions to a variety of social issues. These include improving decision-making in
all its forms, understanding relationships between groups, the essential
qualities of morality, and many others.
• Psychology can plan an important
role in the future of healthcare. This will require preparing psychologists for a
healthcare system that requires greater collaboration with other professions.