Articles Tagged "past presidential column"

It is November, and like the nation, we are making transitions in governance. Unlike the nation, ours is proceeding smoothly and without drama. In January Dr. Jeff Zimmerman will assume the Presidency, Dr. Michael Constantino will become President-elect, and I will move to Past-president. Dr. Rod Goodyear will be retiring from the Executive Committee but […]

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By far the most significant and far-reaching achievement since I wrote three months ago has been the pact made between Oriental Insight (OI) and our Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (SAP). OI is an organization of Chinese psychologists who wish to partner with us for mutual benefit. The partnership aims: To increase exchange between […]

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In my last column I reported some of the changes that our Society has made in recent years to adapt and to improve. I mentioned, too, that the winds of change are strong in APA these days. In this column I want to tell you what some of those changes are. Some of these changes […]

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By the time you read this, the New Year will be three months old and we will have met for our first semi-annual business meeting. I want to wish you health and wealth, however you define them. As your President, I want to make this year one in which you feel more personally and professionally […]

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It was my good fortune serve as President of the Society during this past year.  I leave that position with a great deal of appreciation for the exceptional work being done and for the learning opportunities this role has afforded me.   I knew that the Board of Directors would be there both for support […]

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The release of the Hoffman Report several weeks before the APA convention immediately precipitated worried conversations about what it meant for our Association as well as about appropriate responses going forward. Many psychologists were concerned simply with understanding what had happened and what it meant; some quickly moved to propose answers (among the many thoughtful […]

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Opportunities for Members Abound as SAP Goes Global The Society has taken important steps to position us for a significantly broadened global membership and the enriched understandings of psychotherapy that this will afford. In particular: I hope all of you have noticed that our webpage has been completely redesigned, with content that is constantly fresh, […]

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The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy is committed to increasing both its relevance to and membership of psychotherapists who are members of traditionally underrepresented and marginalized groups in the United States. It has a corresponding commitment to providing its members with resources (convention programming, publications, and web content) that will help in their continuing […]

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Division 29 is declining in membership and aging but thriving financially, thanks to a successful journal. First, Division 29 membership has been declining at a rate of about 6% per year since a peak of about 7000 members in 1994.  The number of full members who paid their dues was 1781 in 2011, 1683 in […]

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As I end my term as president of Division 29, I would like to thank all those with whom I have worked—far too numerous to acknowledge individually.  Their dedication to further the division’s mission is both impressive and heartening, and it has been most gratifying to have been able to work with them.  In this, […]

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