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apa news APA offers two free webinars on aging issues Do you work with older adults or their caregivers or do research on aging? Two new APA-produced webinars can keep you up to date on changes to the Alzheimer’s disease diagnostic criteria and arm you with strategies for treating stressed caregivers: • “New Alzheimer’s Guidelines: How Will Research and Practice Be Affected?” is available at pi/aging/index.aspx. The webinar offers guidance on the new guidelines for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease published by the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Institute on Aging last April. The 90-minute webinar features presentations by five scientists who helped draft the guidelines: Marilyn Albert, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University; Yaakov Stern, PhD, of Columbia University; Sandra Weintraub, PhD, of Northwestern University; and Creighton Phelps, PhD, and Molly Wagster, PhD, of the National Institute on Aging. It is moderated by Glenn Smith, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. • “Mental Health Needs of Family Caregivers: Identifying, Engaging and Assisting” is available at index.aspx. The webinar offers strategies to help stressed family caregivers overcome their reluctance to use services and encourage them to practice self-care and tap mental health services when needed. The webinar also provides an overview of effective interventions for addressing caregiver burden and offers resources to support family caregivers, such as APA’s Family Caregiver Briefcase. Presenters include William E. Haley, PhD, of the University of South Florida, Barry J. Jacobs, PsyD, director of behavioral Thinkstock sciences for the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program in Springfield, Pa., and Deborah DiGilio, director of APA’s Office on Aging. For more information on the webinars, contact Deborah DiGilio at More associations appoint early career members to their boards Over the past several years, a growing number of psychology’s state, provincial and territorial associations have been designating early career psychologist seats to their boards — a trend APA’s Committee on Early Career Psychologists applauds as a way to provide governance opportunities to early career psychologists and ensure that their perspective is included in decision-making. The following associations now include designated early career board seats: • Connecticut: rebecca Miller, Phd. • Hawaii: nicole nakamura, Psyd. • illinois: Colin Ennis, Psyd. • Maryland: Alison J. dunton, Psyd. • Michigan: Melissa grey, Phd. 77 J a n u a ry 2 0 1 2 • M o n i t o r o n p s y c h o l o g y

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Monitor on Psychology - January 2012

Monitor on Psychology - January 2012
President’s Column
From the CEO
Apa’s Statement on the Dsm-5 Development Process
Girl Scouts Badge Promotes Positive Psychology
Early Investments Pay Off for Poor Children, Study Finds
Apa Meets With Chinese Psychological Society to Further Interaction and Exchange
Unique Opportunity for Psychologists to Travel to Cuba
In Brief
Government Relations Update
On Your Behalf
Psychology’s Growing Library of Podcasts
Standing Up for Psychology
Judicial Notebook
Random Sample
Time Capsule
Science Watch
Beyond Psychotherapy
Perspective on Practice
Yes, Recovery Is Possible
Inequity to Equity
Making E-Learning Work
New Standards for High School Psychology
A Trailblazer Moves On
Psychologist Profile
Plan Now for Psychology’s Regional Meetings
New Journal Editors
Apa News
Division Spotlight
American Psychological Foundation

Monitor on Psychology - January 2012