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Delivering APA Advocacy Washington Update in person at APA 2019 in Chicago

News Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 09:45

APA advocacy staff will meet with APA divisions and discuss advocacy priorities at several sessions during APA 2019. Highlights include:

  *  Friday, Aug. 9, 3-3:50 p.m.: “Washington Policy Blitz: Advancing APA’s Strategic Priorities”
Antonio E. Puente, PhD, and Jennifer Kelly, PhD, co-chairs of APA’s Advocacy Coordinating Committee, will update attendees on the committee’s work. In addition, APA Chief Advocacy Officer Katherine B. McGuire, MS, and other members of the advocacy team will report on the association’s recent advocacy wins.
  *  Friday, Aug. 9, 2-3:50 p.m.: “From Polarization to Action: Reconciling Guild and Social Justice Issues in SPTAs”
As part of the Convention State Leadership Forum, we’ll be leading a discussion on how state, provincial and territorial psychological associations can integrate social justice issues and guild-related advocacy. Participants include Jim Broyles, PhD, Ohio Psychological Association Director of Professional Affairs, Katherine B. McGuire, MS, APA Chief Advocacy Officer, Connie Galietti, JD, APA Legal & Professional Affairs Director, Clinton Anderson, PhD, APA Public Interest Directorate Interim Executive Director, and Aaron Bishop, MSSW, APA Advocacy Office.
  *  Saturday, Aug. 10, 7:30-9 a.m.: Annual Education Advocacy Breakfast
RSVP at now for an event hosted by APA’s Board of Educational Affairs to learn about APA’s advocacy efforts for psychology. In addition to hearing an update from the Advocacy Coordinating Committee on APA advocacy integration, the event will recognize distinguished education advocates. The breakfast is being held at the Chicago Marriott Marquis, Grand Lakes Ballroom E.
  *  Saturday, Aug. 10, 8-9:50 a.m.: “Summit on Psychological Science”
Join us for an open discussion about the current state and future of psychological science, sponsored by APA Div. 3 (Society for Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science) and Div. 6 (Society for Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology). Panelists include APA Chief Scientific Officer Russ Shilling, PhD, APA Chief Advocacy Officer Katherine B. McGuire, MS, APA President Rosie Phillips Davis, PhD, ABPP, President-elect Sandy Shullman, PhD, APA Board of Scientific Affairs Chair Keith Widaman, PhD, Div. 3 President Frank Farley, PhD, Div. 6 President Mike Beran, PhD, Div. 3 President-elect Steve Goldinger, PhD, and Div. 6 President-elect Mark Krause, PhD. The event will be held in McCormick Place, Room W470b.

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