About the Section:
Programmatic goals include the following:
1. Support of more collaborative programs and discourse within IPA regarding the interface of academic and practicing psychologists.
2. Furtherance of dialogue and dissemination of information about changes in training and licensure requirements for psychologists at the state and national levels. This includes movement to change the number of practicum hours required to qualify for predoctoral internships, proposals at the national level to eliminate the post-doctoral training year requirement for licensure in all states, proposals to offer a transitional/temporary license in IL to post-docs which would allow for billing and reimbursement of services (a movement I will actively support) and APA’s prioritization of a shift of licensure title from Clinical Psychologist to Health Service Psychologist within the broader focus on Integrative Health Care.
3. Promotion of best practices in facilitating difficult but constructive dialogues regarding multicultural diversity in the classroom and on campuses.
4. Advocacy for enhanced funding for IL colleges and universities, specifically with regard to scientific research.
5. Collaboration with IPAGS (IPA Graduate Students) and ECPs (Early Career Psychologists) to facilitate entry into the profession.
6. Promotion of excellence and innovation in teaching methods
About the Chair:
Susan S. Zoline, Ph.D., Chair
I am honored to serve as the IPA Academic Section Chair. As a psychologist with a long history of involvement in both academic and clinical settings, I value the synergy between these settings, and truly believe that each informs the other.
Contact the Chair:
If you wish to become involved in the Academic Section, I welcome your involvement! I may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.