Continuing Education Committee Terms Beginning 2016

The Continuing Education Committee (CEC) seeks nominations for five new members to begin three-year terms on January 1, 2016. Nominations are accepted from individuals, APA Committees, Boards, and Divisions, as well as self-nominations.

As defined in APA’s Association Rules, the committee develops policy and program recommendations for the association’s continuing education (CE) program, working collaboratively with the Office of CE Sponsor Approval and the Office of Continuing Education in Psychology.  The committee’s tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing review of all sponsors and organizations seeking APA sponsor approval.
  • Collaborating with organizations that want to become APA-approved sponsors.
  • Identifying, promoting, implementing and evaluating research, development and innovations in CE.
  • Review prospective convention CE Workshops and CE Sessions.

The Committee seeks to assemble a professionally and culturally diverse group of psychologists. The CEC is committed to lifelong learning and evidence-based practice and education (see APA policy on Quality Professional Development and Continuing Education http://www.apa.org/ed/sponsor/about/policies/improving-quality.aspx). Consistent with APA’s initiative to include early career psychologists (ECP) (within 10 years of receiving doctoral degree), the CEC actively encourages the nomination of ECPs. The CEC is committed to maintaining a diverse and broad representation from all groups and areas of psychology; and particularly seeking diversity in gender, culture, sexual orientation, and geographic region.

Members are required to attend two 4-day committee meetings each year in the Washington, DC area with expenses reimbursed by APA.  Before each meeting (April and September) members are expected to independently review applications, which typically requires a minimum of 30 hours of work.  Members also work on committee projects between meetings and will be expected to participate in committee conference calls and listserv discussions. In addition, CEC members are encouraged to attend related events at the APA Convention if possible, although expenses cannot be reimbursed for Convention activities.

Each nomination packet must include the following information:

  • Call for Nominations form
  • Curriculum vitae

The deadline for submission is August 8, 2015.

Please send all nomination and supporting materials to the Office of CE Sponsor Approval by email to SEducation-CESAS@apa.org.