American Psychological Association
2009 Presidential Task Force on the Future of Psychology Practice
The 2009 Presidential Task Force on the Future of Psychology Practice will address current issues in the practice of psychology and identify models and policies for the future of psychology practice.
Psychological practice in the 21st century requires that we change our traditional ways of practice and create a vision to take advantage of the new possibilities in society. The goals and objectives of the Task Force are to identify:
Models and opportunities for future practice to meet the needs of our diverse public;
Priorities for psychologists practicing in private and public settings;
Resources needed to effectively address those priorities;
Roles of various practice groups in implementing the priorities;
Key partnerships to help implement our agenda; and
Mechanisms that allow the profession to reflect on its current and future needs.
The Task Force will plan and organize the APA Presidential Summit on the Future of Psychology Practice to be held May 14-17, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. The Summit meeting will:
Expand the work of the Task Force by engaging the broader practice community to formulate recommendations that can inform the strategic plan of the APA and the APA Practice Organization; and
Assemble both leaders and other professionals who are critical stakeholders in the practice of psychology.
The Task Force is currently gathering information about potential areas for the future of psychology practice. We are conceptualizing practice along two broad lines: 1) Health Services Practice (including areas such as integrated health care, evidence-based practice, economics of practice, prevention, public health, etc.); and 2) Applied Professional Practice (including such areas as consulting, executive coaching, applied experimental practice, community interventions, etc.). As we are in the beginning phases, we seek broad input on our work and would like to hear your ideas about the opportunities and possibilities for the future of psychology practice.
This website is for the collection of comments that will inform the work of the TF planning the Summit. The TF is requesting input and comment on a number of questions. Please note: Comments will NOT be made public.
These web pages have a 20 minute timer. If you do not complete all your responses in 20 minutes, your information will NOT be saved. If you need more time to complete your comments, we strongly encourage you to formulate your replies in the word processor of your choice and copy/paste from there into the following web pages.
For your convenience, the questions (for your comment) are listed here:
1) How can we best articulate psychology's important contributions to integrated care and health care reform?
2) How can we strategically position ourselves to advance psychology's contribution to improving healthcare and the health of the nation?
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