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APA News APA reduces dues by $40 for full members Beginning with the 2012 cycle, APA is reducing dues for all full APA members by $40. The reduction — from $287 to $247 annually — was recommended by the APA Membership Board and approved by the Council of representatives. “We recognize that the difficult economy has put pressure on everyone’s family budget,” says APA President Melba J.t. vasquez, PhD. “this reduction is designed to give our full members the very best value we can for their dues dollars.” Members will receive their 2012 dues invoices this month. to pay dues electronically, go to your MyAPA account on the Web or call APA Membership Services at (800) 374-2721. For more information, visit the website at or contact Kraig R. Scott at Attention psychology departments: Sign up for new publications By participating in the APA Psychology Department Program, you can receive many of APA’s teaching and advising publications, as well as subscriptions to APA magazines and newsletters. The cost is $300 a year. The 2011–12 program is offering three new APA books, as well as the “Principles for Quality Undergraduate Education in Psychology” report, the “Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major” pamphlet, the “Careers in Psychology” video and three student affiliate memberships and subscriptions to the American Psychologist, Monitor on Psychology, gradPSYCH, Psychology Teacher Network and The Educator. Subscribing departments also gain access to PDP-NEWS, a listserv for psychology departments. APA also provides a link to participating psychology departments on APA’s website. For more information, visit www. index.aspx. APA honors international Science and Engineering fair winners More than 1,500 students worldwide competed at the 62nd Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held May 8–13, in Los Angeles. As a Special Awards Organization, APA granted seven awards to the best psychological science projects: • First Place Award of $1,250 (tie): ‘Clinician’s Corner’ webcasts begin airing this month Starting this fall, APA’s Office of Continuing Education in Psychology will provide live webcasts of its popular “Clinician’s Corner” workshop series. The monthly series highlights distinguished scholars and practitioners who provide education and training in critical areas of contemporary practice. The first of the series, “Ethics and Self-Care: Balancing Our Lives and Reducing Risk,” will air Sept. 23, 1–4 p.m., EST. Presented by Erica Wise, PhD, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the workshop will focus on applying ethical and self-care principles in challenging professional and multicultural contexts. The next webcast in the series, “Ethics of trauma treatment,” will air Oct. 28 1–4 p.m., EDT. All workshops 88 offer three credits. The cost is $55 for members and $70 for nonmembers. Programs will be archived and available one week after the live broadcast. For more information or to sign up, call the Office of CE in Psychology at (800) 3742721 or visit Represent the needs of early career psychologists APA’s Committee on Early Career Psychology seeks nominations for a new committee position for governance and membership issues who will serve a three-year term beginning in January. Candidates must be APA members who have received their doctoral degrees within the last seven years and have an interest in APA governance. Committee members must be able to attend three committee meetings: one in the spring and two in the fall. Nominations are due by Oct. 31. Monitor on psychology • septeMber 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Monitor on Psychology - September 2011

Monitor on Psychology - September 2011
President’s Column
From the CEO
Supreme Court hears psychologists on prison and video game cases
Antipsychotics are overprescribed in nursing homes
New MCAT likely to recognize the mind-body connection
A $2 million boost for military and families
In Brief
On Your Behalf
Judicial Notebook
Random Sample
Speaking of Education
An uncertain future for American workers
Advocating for psychotherapy
Seared in our memories
Helping kids cope in an uncertain world
APA and Nickelodeon team up
Muslims in America, post 9/11
Bin Laden’s death
‘They expect us to be there’
Answering the call of public policy
Candidates answer final questions
APA News
Division Spotlight
New leaders
Disaster relief training
Honoring teaching excellence

Monitor on Psychology - September 2011