Economic Viability. The Future of Psychology Practice Task Force recommended a strong focus on the economic viability of psychologists to protect the current generation of private practitioners who provide assessments and psychotherapy, while continuing to transition to new models of practice. We cannot accomplish this without a strong APA Practice Organization.
Science Issues. The new Congress has taken aim at behavioral science funding. This is a veiled attempt to undermine psychological science at a time when understanding the integration of behavior, genetics and neuroscience are at a critical juncture and vital to our national interests. We need to fight this with strong advocacy from all psychologists. Further, we need to continue to solidify psychological science as a core STEM discipline.
Education and Public Interest. New educational models to train the next generation of practitioners and scientists are needed to be successful in the changing health care and academic environments. We need to attract a diverse group of the best and brightest students into our field. We must address the financial burdens of training and the internship and post-doctoral crisis.
Women in Leadership. In psychology and other professions women are becoming the majority, yet leadership does not often reflect this change. We need to use our science and knowledge to develop methods to support women becoming leaders in their respective fields.
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