2015 April Announcements


Upcoming APA Division and SPTA Elections:

The Division and SPTA ballots were emailed about two weeks ago; if you requested a paper copy you have probably received it by now. Please check out our candidates’ statements, and be sure to VOTE before May 29th!

APA 2015 – Toronto, Canada

The Division’s Hospitality Space has been decided and we look forward to seeing all of you North of the Border!  Now is a good time to be sure that your passports or passport cards are VALID.  If not, you want to make sure to have them renewed so that we can see you in Toronto.This year, our Hospitality Space will be at the:
Renaissance Toronto Downtown
1 Blue Jays Way
Toronto, ON M5V
T: 1-416-341-5041

For more information, watch this space on the website: https://www.div17.org/about-scp/conferences/apa-convention/


Call for Comments on Proposed Revision of the APA Record Keeping Guidelines

The Board of Professional Affairs (BPA) and Committee on Professional Practice and Standards (COPPS) seek member and public comments on the Proposed Revision of the APA Record Keeping Guidelines (APA, 2007).  These guidelines were approved by APA Council of Representatives and adopted as APA policy in February 2007.  These guidelines were written and designed to educate psychologists and provide a framework for making decisions regarding professional record keeping.

A revision has been undertaken to keep the Guidelines consistent with current practices and health system needs as well as to reflect changes in the current legal and regulatory environments and to account for recent efforts in electronic record keeping.  As such, BPA and COPPS seek comment on the current guidelines document, especially on the importance, relevance, and adequacy of the current guidelines, and areas for potential development or clarification.  Comments regarding the applicability of these guidelines across practice areas and settings are particularly desired.

For further information and to provide your comments, link to http://apacustomout.apa.org/commentCentral/default.aspx?site=2

The deadline for submitting comments is June 30, 2015.  Please review the Comment Form Instructions and Original Guidelines Document before offering your comments.  This material is provided in PDF format and may be found on the left sidebar of the electronic comment form.

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Michael Mobley, Ph.D.

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