14 Aug 2017

Ethical Issues in Mentoring Relationships

Decades of research indicates that mentorships lead to significant positive career and personal outcomes for mentees.  But mentoring relationships are also interpersonally complex, fluid, ever evolving, and sometimes dysfunctional.  This workshop addresses some of the most salient and consistent ethical challenges and tensions for mentors in any organization or context.  Mentoring relationships are framed as fiduciary relationships in which mentors own a fundamental obligation to avoid harm to the mentee and to promote the mentee’s best interests whenever possible.  Utilizing a mentoring Code of Ethics and ethics vignettes, this workshop emphasizes the values, attitudes, and behaviors of ethically conscientious mentors.

Learning Objective
Describe at least 5 of the principles bearing on ethical mentorship.

*This program does not offer CE credit.

W. Brad Johnson, PhDPresenter
W. Brad Johnson is Professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the United States Naval Academy, and a Faculty Associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. A clinical psychologist Dr. Johnson is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and recipient of the Johns Hopkins University Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Johnson is the author of numerous publications including 13 books, in the areas of mentoring, professional ethics, and counseling. His most recent book is: Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women (2016, with David Smith).

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01 Aug 2017

APA 2016 Annual Report

APA 2016 Annual Report

As a psychologist and valued member of APA, your success depends on factors that go beyond your own hard work and expertise. You also need representation on the critical issues facing all of psychology in this time of uncertainty and change. You need access to tools and resources that help you keep pace with the developments in the field. With new leadership and a renewed focus on making your membership more relevant, APA offers what you need and is meeting the promise of our mission—to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.

As APA’s new CEO, I am pleased to announce the availability of the 2016 APA Annual Report, which reflects the excellent work and accomplishments of APA in 2016. In prior years, the APA Annual Report was mailed to you in hard copy, but now it is in digital format and conveniently accessible anytime and anywhere, with interactive features and videos. A short, downloadable pdf featuring highlights of the digital report is also available on the APA website.

The past year has brought both progress and accomplishments, and we think you’ll especially enjoy reading about these achievements in the report:

• The year in review, including the many ways APA supported its mission by educating the public about mental health and psychology’s scientific basis and by advocating for key federal policies and legislation
• The top initiatives APA delivered for psychology and psychologists in science, practice, public interest and education through its publications and databases, value-added products and national and international programs
• The APA treasurer’s report and financial statements

I hope you’ll delve into the details of this report to learn how APA made an impact in 2016 in ways that support your career, advance psychology and improve people’s lives.

Arthur C. Evans, Jr., PhD
Chief Executive Officer
American Psychological Association

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25 Jul 2017

How Did You Get That Job? A Q&A with Consultant Dr. Melanie Kinser

The knowledge, skills and experience gained through your psychology training can successfully transfer to a variety of jobs. As a consultant, Melanie Kinser, PhD, leverages her understanding of psychology and business to help leaders and safety professionals strengthen organizational culture and in turn, strengthen their bottom line. Learn how you can apply your psychology education to a similar career path.

Melanie Kinser, PhDSpeaker:
Melanie Kinser, PhD, focuses on translating complex topics into practical strategies that are realistic for her client's demanding work environments. Her clients include Fortune 500's, startups, and non-profits. She has partnered with organizations in the US, Canada and Australia in industries such as Technology, Healthcare, Energy, Pipeline Construction, Manufacturing, Higher Education and Nuclear. She has a Master’s and Doctorate in School Psychology from the University of Missouri. Dr. Kinser has published articles on organizational change and leadership development as well as presenting at several national conferences.

Garth Fowler, PhDHost:

Garth A. Fowler, PhD, is an Associate Executive Director for Education, and the Director of the Office for Graduate and Postgraduate Education and Training at APA. He leads the Directorate’s efforts to develop resources, guidelines, and policies that promote and enhance disciplinary education and training in psychology at the graduate and postdoctoral level.

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