VOLUME 4 /
ISSUE 1 www.adptc.org FEBRUARY 2002
I encourage members to attend the ADPTC Mid-Year Meeting
scheduled for Friday March 15th - Sunday March 17th in St.
Terry Friedman has done a great job of securing a wonderful meeting site at the
Hyatt Regency at Union Station. Mary
Alice Conroy and Holiday Rondeau are developing an exciting set of sessions on
a variety of topics including ethics, forensic work, Critical Incident Stress
Debriefing training, practicum training standards, strategic planning for ADPTC
We hired a new ADPTC Webmaster, Ryan Sexton. Ryan comes to us by way of Karen Downey,
Chair of our Resource Committee. Our
previous Webmaster, Jason Fortney, became unable to afford us reasonable
response times to our website requests and needs. Jason deserves a lot of credit for helping us
develop the initial version of our website and we are thankful of his efforts.
Ryan has already been busy updating various aspects of the website. Karen will be working with him to expand the
range of resources available to members and develop “Director-Friendly” levels
of access and links. Please feel free to
send your suggestions and/or feedback about our website to either Karen Downey
or Ryan Sexton.
On October 25,
2001 I attended the Council of Chairs of Training Councils (CCTC)
Meeting in Washington, DC. CCTC has representatives from the Association
of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), Council of Directors
of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP) and like councils in the
areas of counseling, school psychology, health psychology, community
psychology, etc. ADPTC has been
committed the past few years to attend this meeting (and the Education
Directorate) as a way for our expertise to be recognized and utilized. This effort is beginning to show signs of
fruition. For example, the leadership of
CTCC is interested in sponsoring our work, currently spearheaded by Bob
Hatcher, on clinical practicum competencies at an APA-sponsored Competencies
Conference in November 2002. Other CTCC
initiatives that we may want to be involved in include identifying and listing
resources regarding best practices in training students in dealing with trauma
and disasters, and advocacy training for our own members.
Profile: When the Primary
Focus is Research . . .
The Psychological Service Center (PSC) at Washington University in St. Louis is directed by Amy Bertelson.