The AACP BOD currently consists of six dedicated professionals, but there is only so much six persons can do to further the Academy.
Similarly, we need to expand our committee membership. I can’t emphasize enough that this effort does take a village. Currently, our committees are as follows:
- Continuing Education
- Clinical Psychopharmacology
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
If you are interested in serving on the BOD or a committee, please contact Gerardo Rodriguez-Menendez, PhD, MSCP, ABPP firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee
The Mission of the DEI Committee is to assist the AACP in formulating long-term strategic goals and objectives to better serve our membership and pluralistic society. The DEI Committee will accomplish this task by performing the following functions:
- Promoting AACP’s visibility among under-represented members of the professional community.
- Providing input and recommendations to the AACP’s regarding the incorporation of DEI research in professional practice.
- Working with the AACP to recognize members and fellows that are making significant DEI contributions in the professional community.
- Assisting in the formulation of member recruitment strategies in the AACP.
- Participating in special projects to advance the AACP’s strategic goals and objectives; including but not limited to, outreaching and serving under-represented members of our society.
We are very excited to announce that the AACP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee has 1 Vice Chair and several General Membership open vacancies. You are invited to nominate one of your AACP colleagues or send me your self-nomination for one of these vacancies to Dr. Gustavo Segura Hernandez email@example.com.
Mission of the Clinical Psychopharmacology Committee
Psychopharmacology Committee members will provide educational resources and mentorship to psychologists interested in pursuing their clinical psychopharmacology degrees. Committee members will be dedicated to scholarship and outreach to promote knowledge and utilization of psychopharmacology to provide increased access to comprehensive mental healthcare. Committee members will promote the collaborative practice of psychological and pharmacological treatments with other health professions. The committee will interact with and make recommendations to the AACP Board and AACP committees surrounding the study and therapeutic use of psychotropic medication, in addition to traditional psychological interventions, for the treatment of mental disorders and promotion of overall patient health and well-being.
How the Psychopharmacology Committee Represents Psychologists’ Interests:
- Identifying, promoting, and creating education resource opportunities for psychologists to deepen and expand the skills needed to understand the therapeutic use of psychotropic medication, in addition to traditional psychological interventions, for the treatment of mental disorders and promotion of overall patient health and well-being.
- Connecting psychologists across states who have specific clinical, research, educational, or policy interests regarding clinical psychopharmacology.
- Providing educational updates to the AACP membership regarding specific topics concerning clinical psychopharmacology.
How the Psychopharmacology Committee Represents the Mental Health Needs of the Public:
- Monitoring for legislative actions that may impact access to quality of mental health care such as the growing deficit of prescribing healthcare workers.
- Advocating for appropriate legislative and policy changes to positively impact mental health, including psychopharmacology, for patients.
- Developing and cultivating relationships with psychologists throughout the state who have been involved in policy work involving effective psychological treatment with the understanding of clinical psychopharmacology.
- Maintaining a distribution list of psychologists across states who have interest in integrating psychopharmacology into their comprehensive mental health treatment services and improving ease of training and practice opportunities.
If you are interested in serving on the Psychopharmacology committee, please contact Dr Jocelyn Markowicz firstname.lastname@example.org