What Can We Do to Improve Bisexuals’ Mental Health?

By Tania Israel, PhD (Professor of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara) I had never been in a room with so many known bisexuals. Approximately 100 bisexual advocates, researchers, and community members from all over the U.S. were gathered in the historic Eisenhower Executive Office Building for the first ever White […]

Sexual Assault Prevention Advocacy at George Washington University: The Future is Now

This article is cross-posted from the May 2015 issue of the APA newsletter “In the Public Interest”. By Victoria Kontor (Class of 2015, George Washington University) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines the act of sexual assault as encompassing a broad spectrum of behaviors, such as physical force, verbal abuse, drug-facilitated assault, and any […]

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT) is May 17th!

This is a cross-post from our fellow APA blog – GradPsychBlog, the official blog of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS). By Mary T. Guerrant, MS (Doctoral Student at North Carolina State University) On May 17, 1990, the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder, and since 2005 the International Day […]

Frustrated by the Stalemate in Congress? Help Us Take Action

By Judith M. Glassgold, PsyD (Assoc. Exec. Director, APA’s Public Interest Government Relations Office) “In every generation, action frees our dreams” (1994 Theme for National Women’s History Month). Hi, let me introduce myself. I am the new Associate Executive Director of Government Relations in APA’s Public Interest (PI) Directorate. I am also a long-time APA […]

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50 Years After the March on Washington: A Black Lobbyist’s Perspective

By Stefanie Reeves, MA, CAE (Sr. Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer, Public Interest Government Relations Office) Dr. King’s vision of a world where we are judged not the color of our skin but the content of our character rings true in government relations. Fifty years ago, there were 5 African American members of Congress.  As […]

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Why Are We Making Such Slow Progress in Promoting Child Mental Health?

By Mary Ann McCabe, PhD (Chair, APA Interdivisional Task Force on Child and Adolescent Mental Health) The economic costs to society of ignoring child mental health are staggering. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2009) estimates that childhood mental disorders account for the largest category of spending of health dollars for children (ages 0-17). […]

Dr. Andrews at Briefing

5 Things Congress Can Do To Protect the Rights of Parents with Disabilities

By Erin Andrews, PsyD, ABPP (APA Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology) My interest in parenting and disability goes beyond the professional. I am a rehabilitation psychologist, but I am also a disabled parent myself. In an earlier post, I described the experiences that parents like myself go through. Today, I intend to outline the […]

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What Mother’s Day Means to Me As a Parent with A Disability

By Erin Andrews, PsyD, ABPP (APA Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology) What does Mother’s Day mean to you? For me, it means enjoying the company of my beautiful son, Gavin, and loving and supportive fiancé, Todd. It also means having my rights as a mother protected. I am a rehabilitation psychologist and I care […]