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Integrative Healthcare for an Aging Population Presidential Task Force

  1. 1. APA and VA Psychology: An Enduring Partnership Sharon Stephens Brehm, PhD APA President
  2. 2. 10th Anniversary VA Psychology Leadership Conference  Congratulations and Happy 10th Anniversary!!  Thanks to the conference co-sponsors: – APA Practice Directorate – Association of VA Psychologist Leaders – APA Division 18: Psychologists in Public Service
  3. 3. APA and VA Psychology: An Enduring Partnership  What is APA?  Parallels between APA’s and VA Psychology’s missions  Advocacy for Veterans and VA Psychology  Presidential Initiatives
  4. 4. VA Psychology Leadership Conference What is APA?
  5. 5. APA’s Mission Statement  To advance psychology as a science and profession, and  As a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare
  6. 6. APA Facts and Figures  Oldest and largest association of psychologists worldwide  148,000 members and affiliates  42,000 graduate students (APAGS)  Total staffing = 684 FTE  Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC
  7. 7. APA is Financially Sound  $105M annual operating budget  37 journals (32,000 pages); books; PsycINFO – totaling $23M annual revenue  Owns 2 buildings on Capitol Hill – theoretical equity of $135M  Member dues among the lowest for an association this size  Dues are only 14% of revenue (5th place)
  8. 8. 2007 Budgeted Revenues Other 18% Sales 15% Dues & Fees 14% Journals 16% Licensing 37%
  9. 9. 750 First Street Building750 First Street Building Current Theoretical Equity: $75MCurrent Theoretical Equity: $75M
  10. 10. 10 G Street Building10 G Street Building Current Theoretical Equity: $60MCurrent Theoretical Equity: $60M
  11. 11. VA Psychology Leadership Conference APA and VA Psychology – Parallel Missions
  12. 12. Sharon S. Brehm, Ph.D., in “Meet the APA President” (2007) “(For APA) the bottom line is quite obvious: We must educate the public so that it understands - the value of our science, - the importance of our education, - the effectiveness of our practice, - and the commitment we have to the public interest.”
  13. 13. VA: The Value of Science  VA’s premier research (e.g., PTSD, pain, SMI, telehealth, gerontology)  VA’s clinical research center models, e.g.: - 21 Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Centers (GRECCs) - 10 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECCs) - Polytrauma Centers (expanding)
  14. 14. VA: The Importance of Education  VA is the birthplace of professional psychology training (WWII)  15% of APA-accredited internship sites  VA leads development of APA-accredited postdoctoral training sites (40% of 2007 programs are VA)
  15. 15. VA: The Effectiveness of Practice  VA’s state-of-art electronic medical record  World leader in PTSD clinical models  Leading developer of evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines (e.g., CPGs on depression, PTSD, integrated care)  Psychosocial rehab – at the forefront of recovery models for SMI
  16. 16. VA: Commitment to the Public Interest  Homelessness Care  Traumatic Injury/Disability policy  Women’s Trauma Programs  Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) Programs  Providing lifetime care for the nation’s heroes
  17. 17. VA Psychology Leadership Conference APA’s Advocacy for Veterans and VA Psychology
  18. 18. APA Advocacy  APA Council of Representatives Resolution on “Psychological Needs of Our Troops, Veterans, and Their Families” (2005)  Congressional Briefings (e.g., “Psychology in Service to America’s Military Personnel, Veterans and Their Families” – Drs. Toni Zeiss, Terry Keane & Harold Wain)  Congressional Testimony (e.g., Drs. Steve Breckler and Kathy McNamara)
  19. 19. APA Advocacy  Lobbying Senate and House Appropriations Committees for adequate VA funding  Frequent contact with staff of Senate and House VA Committees  Ongoing contact with VA Central Office and top VA officials
  20. 20. APA Advocacy  Frequent contact with Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs)  Serving on the Executive Committee of Friends of VA (FOVA) – Dr. Heather Kelly  Representing APA on the Congressionally- mandated VA Committee on Serious Mental Illness (VA SMI) – Dr. Randy Phelps
  21. 21. APA Advocacy Public Education Materials:  Homecoming: Resilience After Wartime  Resilience in a Time of War: Adapting to Wartime Stress  Mind-Body Health Campaign Available at:
  22. 22. Advocacy - APA Staff Contacts  Science: Heather O’Beirne Kelly, Ph.D. –  Education: Nina G. Levitt, Ed.D. –  Public Interest: Diane Elmore, Ph.D. -  Practice: Randy Phelps, Ph.D. -
  23. 23. VA Psychology Leadership Conference APA Presidential Initiatives
  24. 24. 2007 APA Presidential Initiatives: Dr. Sharon Brehm  Presidential Task Force on “Integrative Healthcare for an Aging Population” (IHAP)  Joint APA and SRCD (Society for Research in Child Development) Task Force on “Math and Science Education”  Presidential Task Force on “Institutional Review Boards and Psychological Science”
  25. 25. Charge of the IHAP Task Force This Task Force is charged to examine and make recommendations about how psychologists can work with physicians and other medical care team members to develop a better understanding of psychological factors that affect both illness and treatment among older individuals. The Task Force will be asked to develop ways in which to inform psychologists, physicians, other medical care professionals, and the public about how best to ensure appropriate and effective healthcare for the dramatic increases in the number of seniors in our population.
  26. 26. Integrative Healthcare for an Aging Population (IHAP): Members Gregory A. Hinrichsen, PhD Psychological Services The Zucker Hillside Hospital North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System Deborah A. King, PhD Director of Geriatric Psychiatry Services Director of Psychology Training Department of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center Peter Lichtenberg, PhD Director, Institute of Gerontology Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Physical Medicine, and Rehabilitation Wayne State University Martita A. Lopez, PhD Clinical Associate Professor Department of Psychology University of Texas at Austin Jennifer Manly, PhD Associate Professor Columbia University Medical Center Task Force Co-Chairs Toni C. Antonucci, PhD Antonette M. Zeiss, PhD Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Deputy Chief Consultant Professor of Psychology Office of Mental Health Services The University of Michigan VA Central Office
  27. 27. Joint Task Force on Science & Math Education - Charge This Task Force is charged to focus on how various psychological processes (including but not restricted to attitudinal, cognitive, pedagogical, and social factors) affect children's learning of math and science. Particular attention will be given to approaches that would improve math and science education in the United States and to ways in which psychology can strengthen its role in meeting this urgent national priority. This Task Force will be asked to provide a report (and/or other materials) to inform psychologists, educators, and the public about specific actions and more general strategies that can enhance the quality of U. S. math and science education.
  28. 28. Math and Science Education: APA Members Nalini Ambady, PhD John and Ruth Hazel Associate Professor of the Social Sciences Department of Psychology Tufts University Louis Gomez, PhD Aon Professor, Learning Sciences School of Education and Social Policy Northwestern University David Klahr, PhD Professor of Psychology Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University Rich Lehrer, PhD Professor of Science Education Peabody College Vanderbilt University Marcia Linn, PhD Professor of Cognition and Education School of Education University of California, Berkeley Nora Newcombe, PhD, Task Force Chair Professor of Psychology Department of Psychology, Temple University
  29. 29. Math and Science Education: SRCD Members Jacquelynne Eccles, PhD Wilbert McKeachie Collegiate Professor of Psychology, Women’s Studies and Education Department of Psychology, University of Michigan Kelly Mix, PhD Associate Professor of Educational Psychology College of Education Michigan State University Kevin Miller, PhD Professor of Education; Professor of Psychology Combined Program in Education and Psychology University of Michigan John Hagen, PhD Professor of Psychology, Dept. of Psychology University of Michigan Executive Officer Society for Research in Child Development
  30. 30. Institutional Review Boards and Psychological Science – Charge This Task Force is charged to conduct a comprehensive review and analysis of IRB issues faced by psychological scientists. The Task Force will identify "disconnects" between psychologists and IRBs that lead to perceived and/or actual conflict. To help reduce such difficulties, the Task Force will articulate ways in which to improve the relationship between IRBs and investigators such that both constituencies can work together effectively to protect research participants and to promote psychological science. This Task Force will provide a report (and/or other materials) to inform scientists, IRBs, and university/institute administrators about specific actions and more general strategies to reach these goals.
  31. 31. Institutional Review Boards and Psychological Science - Members Thomas Eissenberg, PhD Task Force Chair Associate Professor of Psychology Department of Psychology Virginia Commonwealth University Monica Biernat, PhD Professor of Psychology Department of Psychology University of Kansas Peter Finn, PhD Professor of Psychology Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington Daniel Ilgen, PhD John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management The Eli Broad College of Business Michigan State University Barbara Stanley, Ph.D Research Scientist and Lecturer Department of Neuroscience NY State Psychiatric Institute Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Scyatta Wallace Assistant Professor Department of Preventative Medicine and Community Health SUNY Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn, NY
  32. 32. Presidential TFs: Staff Contacts  Integrative Healthcare for an Aging Population: Deborah DiGilio, MPH  Math and Science Education: Rena Subotnik, Ph.D.  IRBs & Psychological Science: Sangeeta Panicker, Ph.D.
  33. 33. APA Convention in San Francisco August 17-20, 2007 Building Bridges, Expanding Horizons: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives
  34. 34. 2007 Presidential Address “Looking Ahead: The Future of APA and Psychology” Sharon Stephens Brehm, Ph.D APA President Saturday, August 18, 2007 2:00 P.M. Moscone Center
  35. 35. Presidential Programming: TF Reports  “Integrative Health Care for an Aging Population: Report on a Presidential Task Force”  “Improving Math and Science Education: What Is Psychology’s Role?”  “Psychologists and Institutional Review Boards: Working Collaboratively to Protect Research Participants”
  36. 36. Presidential Programming (cont.)  “Launching Diversity Science”  “Actual Innocence: Contributions of Psychological Science to the Correction and Prevention of Wrongful Convictions”  “A Challenge for Psychology in Our Time: Understanding the Causes of Terrorism”  “Sexual Orientation and Military Service”
  37. 37. Working Together Sharon S. Brehm, Ph.D.