________________________________________________________________ VOLUME 2, ISSUE 5 THE INTERPSYCH NEWSLETTER JUNE, 1995 ________________________________________________________________ *SPECIAL SECTION* SECTION A: APA ELECTION (2/2) ================================================================ 4. KURT SALZINGER CANDIDATE'S STATEMENT ================================================================ KURT SALZINGER FOR APA PRESIDENT YOUR NEXT APA PRESIDENT SHOULD KNOW SCIENCE KURT SALZINGER ... * published 10 books and 100+ articles. * won the American Psychopathological Association Award for his research in schizophrenia. * published research in verbal behavior, Alzheimer's Disease, electromagnetic fields, history of psychology, aging, animal behavior, human memory and perception, circadian rhythms, developmental psychology, etc.. * Fellow of five APA divisions, AAAS, NYAS * President of the New York Academy of Sciences * Chair of the Cambridge Center of Behavioral Studies * Chair of the Board of Scientific Affairs * Board of Directors liaison to Science Directorate and to Publications and Communications * Member of 12 editorial boards * won the Sustained Superior Performance Award for creating and managing a program at the NSF * Chair of The American Institute of Science and Technology ______________________________________________________________ YOUR NEXT APA PRESIDENT SHOULD KNOW PRACTICE KURT SALZINGER ... * directs the Graduate Program in Clinical/School Psychology at Hofstra University * works with schizophrenic patients, Alzheimer's patients, children who are mute, and with the families and caretakers of these people * Trustee of AAP * Member of New York State Psychological Association, Nassau County Psychological Association, Divisions 42 and 12 * supports lobbying efforts on behalf of practitioners * liaison to Board of Professional Affairs * Clinical Fellow in Behavior Therapy and Research Society _______________________________________________________________ YOUR NEXT PRESIDENT SHOULD BE A LEADER KURT SALZINGER has held these positions: * Board of Directors of APA * Board of Directors Subcommittee on Cost Containment and Non-dues Income * Member of Council * President of Division 25 * Chair of Board of Scientific Affairs * Chair, Membership Committee * Co-chair Division Leadership Conference * President of New York Academy of Sciences * as NYAS President, negotiated with the Soviet Academy of Sciences about refusenicks * Head of a Department of Social Sciences * Speaker of the Faculty _____________________________________________________________ YOUR NEXT APA PRESIDENT SHOULD UNITE US FOR THE COMMON GOOD KURT SALZINGER ... * supports diversity in APA governance * Fellow of SPSSI, and a long-time member of Division 35 * initiated and supported efforts to enable women and minorities to advance in their careers * is a mediator who can explain practitioner concerns to scientists and scientists' concerns to practitioners * helped restore jobs in the mental health system of New York State * "...we need to understand each others' problems so that we support each other rather than warring against each other, all the while keeping in mind that we act in an ethical manner, taking into account not only our own welfare but the welfare of others..." Kurt Salzinger __________________________________________________________________ AS PRESIDENT OF APA KURT SALZINGER will ... * implement an increased scope of work initiative * reduce APA dues * promote psychology through the media and other means to the public and to government * support lobbying efforts on behalf of practitioners and scientists alike * increase participation of diverse groups in APA governance * insist on accountability of managed care companies--a shift from managed cost to real care * bring scientists and practitioners together in common cause, e.g., outcome research * support basic research and basic researchers __________________________________________________________________ Support for Kurt Salzinger's candidacy has come from many quarters, including endorsement from the divisions of: * general psychology * experimental psychology * experimental analysis of behavior * psychopharmacology and substance abuse * psychology of women __________________________________________________________________ If you wish to help distribute this message, * forward it by e-mail, or * print it out, and send it by surface or intramural mail,or * give them this address on the world wide web: http://charlotte.med.nyu.edu/woodr/salzinger.html **** after you have read Kurt's literature on the web, you will find a button to reach: **** the APA home page **** * or, ask Kurt for flyers you can send by snail mail: email@example.com __________________________________________________________________ SO START SPREADING THE WORD: YOUR NEXT APA PRESIDENT SHOULD BE *** KURT SALZINGER *** GIVE HIM YOUR # 1 VOTE ON THE BALLOT THIS MAY ================================================================ 5a. RICHARD SUINN CANDIDATE'S STATEMENT ================================================================ "I am pleased to have the opportunity to include a personal message about my candidacy. Although APA presidential candidates may have some experiences in common (e.g., some of us served on the APA Board of Directors), my theme is that I actively 'get things done', and have done so for all constituencies. Moreover, having served as mayor of Ft. Collins, a city of 100,000 equal to the size of APA, I am uniquely experienced in: bringing together diverse groups, & fitting policy to people concerns. Briefly, I do not simply talk about being dedicated to all constituencies; instead I already have acted on behalf of our members' diverse interests: For Science/Academics: - engaged in Federal advocacy giving Senate briefing on research about interventions affecting health care, and control of aggression; - supported research as grant reviewer for NSF, NHLBI, NIMH - expanded experimental psychology faculty in my Dept as Dept Head (20 years of service as Head) - serving as chair, Search Committee, Editor of Psychological Bulletin; also 1995 chair of PsyINFO Committee of APA (to improve info systems for researchers) For Practice/States: - initiated a new practitioner friendly journal - Convention chair, Colorado Psychological Association - developed model licensing bill for states - ASPPB Exam Committee member, writing the national written licensing exam used by states/provincial licensing boards - 1995 chair, APA policy and education committee of Ethics Committee Public Interest/Diversity: - 1995 chair, appointed by the APA President, to lead the APA Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, Training producing several concrete resource materials - as Head, Dept., increased women from 3 (all of whom left) to 7 all of whom remained and advanced in rank (1 to full professor, 5 assoc. prof.) - as president of AABT and APA search chair, appointed minorities or women to 6 of 7 national positions. Our APA president must: - be capable of doing Federal advocacy to bring Psychology into the forefront and out of the shadows; I have already been doing this; - possess leadership skills to get things done for members interests; my record confirms that I do 'get things done'; - be talented enough to heal our rifts between science and practice in a way that brings people together; I have served on 6 major research journals and also 2 major practice journals, published research ranging from cognitive psychology to being author of a brief therapy for anxiety/anger - together with my experiences as mayor, Head of my Department, and chair of several different APA Boards, I am accepted as a true scientist and a true practitioner. Finally, I received the highest number of nominating ballots, confirming the broad base of my support - an essential to be elected. I have endorsements from diverse APA Divisions, states, women/minority organizations, and prominent psychologists. I hope you will help me maintain the momentum by ranking me #1 and electing me the next APA president. My thanks for the opportunity to send this message." ================================================================ 5b. RICHARD SUINN E-MAIL AND TECHNOLOGY ================================================================ I appreciate the opportunity to add my observations regarding e-mail and technology. First, let me say that I established the e-mail network for the Asian American Psychological Association, a network which has senior psychologists, faculty, students actively using it. It started slowly, but has now reached a point of usefulness for position announcements, sharing of research interests, conference planning, and networking for professional/personal support. I act as the "list-server" to establish this network. So I am fully committed to the initiation of new technologies. Second, as a current member of the APA Publication and Communications Board, I engaged the APA staff in discussions about the role of new technologies in publications. A number of us are pushing for a plan laying out the future of e-mail for journals. Third, since I am chairperson of the APA PsyINFO committee, I am deeply involved in the advancements with CD-ROM for computer availability of abstracts of journals/books. Fourth, as a participant in the APA National Conference on Postdoctoral Education, I was impressed as the multi-media demonstrations of technology for the classroom. We have introduced such for our Intro Psychology course, run some of our labs off pc's. Fifth, as chairperson of the Fellows Committee for an APA division, I used e-mail to communicate with a candidate on leave in Hong Kong, as a means of completing her nomination and advancement to Fellow status. I am currently chairperson of the Search Committee for Psychological Bulletin, and have relied heavily upon e-mail with my Search Committee members for sharing information and voting. Finally, I confess at one time being a person who felt that an electric typewriter was the highest level of technology needed by me, then was talked into a dedicated word processor (with the belief that pc's could never be as useful), then trying out an Apple computer and liking it, then purchasing Mac computers for all my faculty and secretaries and networking these (in my position as Head of the Department), and now being totally enamoured by e-mail (through which I connect daily with other professionals, as well as my three offspring on the West Coast - two who work for Apple, and the third who is a programmer). So, you can count me among the "choir" who believes in electronic developments, have already committed to enabling my faculty to profit from having pc's/e-mail, who is stimulating APA to look to the future, and who already sings the praises of our electronic world! ================================================================ 5c. RICHARD SUINN COLLECTIVE LETTER OF SUPPORT ================================================================ Dick Suinn received the highest number of nominating ballots for the APA presidency, and we are supporting his election in May. We are providing information about Dick for this network -- it comes after our names. Suffice it to say: he gets things done, he appeals to all constituencies, (science, practice, public interest, diversity), he has momentum in this election, and he was actually mayor of a city the size of APA! Betsy Altmaier Ernest R. Hilgard Lynn Rehm Andrew Baum Ira Iscoe Pamela Trotman Reid Larry Beutler Yoshito Kawahara Irwin Sarason Mae Billet-Ziskin John Krumboltz Robert Singer Lillian Comas-Diaz Teresa Lafromboise George Stricker Kenneth Craig Christine LaGana Derald Wing Sue Oliva Espin Frederick Leong Stanley Sue Donna Gelfand Paul Leung Ethel Tobach Angela Ginorio Alan Marlatt Melba Vasquez Christine Iijima Hall Stuart Oskamp Roger Weissberg Gordon Nagayama Hall Ken Pope Diane Willis Bruce Sales Our support for Dick Suinn is based upon his being a fine leader, being absolutely even-handed, having a quick grasp of issues, and getting things done actively for all constituents. The fact of his high number of nominations attests to his broad appeal, which is essential for getting elected to the presidency. He has a proven record of actually getting things done for all interests: for Science he strengthened and expanded experimental psychology and neurosciences in his Department over his 20-year term as Department Head and supported grants through review panels for NSF, NHLBI, served on 8 scientific journal boards; for Practice/States he served on the ASPPB exam committee writing the national licensing exam, the Colorado Licensing Board, two APA practice journals, initiated a practitioner-friendly journal for AABT and an AABT task force on Surviving Managed Care, has engaged in federal advocacy, and was convention chair for the Colorado State Psychological Association; for Diversity he chairs the APA Commission on Ethnic Minorities, increased recruitment/retention of women from zero to 7 women (of 29 faculty) with 6 advancing to Associate Professor and one now a Full Professor; for Divisions he has served on the executive committees of two divisions, and helped found two others. He has experience as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee of AABT and was past president of AABT. But most significant, he was mayor of Ft. Collins, and has invaluable experience in forming coalitions, which is much needed in today's rift in APA. We truly believe he not only will make a fine president, but has the momentum to be elected...and you can help. Please consider giving Dick Suinn your #1 rank when ballots are out this month.