Geisinger running for president of American Psychology Association
13 Sep 2013
Kurt Geisinger, Director of the Buros Center for Testing and Meierhenry Distinguished University Professor at the University of Nebraska, has announced his candidacy for president of the American Psychological Association. As Director of the Buros Center, Geisinger led efforts to produce volumes such as the Mental Measurement Yearbooks as well as a variety of consulting projects, all aimed at effectively combining science and practice of psychology.
Geisinger currently serves as a Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors of APA after serving two successful terms as Council Representative for the Division of Measurement, Evaluation and Statistics in APA.
Geisinger advocates for One Psychology:
"Advocating for psychology must bridge seamlessly across the domains. If we advocate for practice BY emphasizing our scientific underpinning, then both clinicians AND researchers become more effective and have higher status.. If we advocate for scientific research funding for psychology without the belief that psychology can actually change and improve society, we sell ourselves short. We need to continue to advocate for funding for graduate education and for continuation of undergraduate psychology, which has been under fire in at least one state. I am ready to serve as a major representative and spokesperson for psychology, just as I have for departments, schools, and academics at the universities where I have worked and to work with APA staff and others in this role. I am especially eager to advocate for and empower the underserved and underrepresented in our society. As a psychologist, my career has included a unusual balance of science, practice, education, and public interest activities, and integrating my efforts in these four key domains of psychology remains of paramount importance and interest to me. As someone who works in areas of psychology dealing primarily with testing, I have advocated for improved clinical services and more appropriate levels of reimbursement for psychologists and will continue to do so."
Voting runs through Oct. 30, 2013.
Please visit Kurt Geisinger's web site at http://www.kurt4apa.org for more information.
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