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The Board of Directors of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) invites nominations for the election of two psychologists to join us in leading the Association.  Our collegial Board oversees the business of the Association and engages in planning and implementation of processes to support education and training at the doctoral internship and postdoctoral level.

APPIC Board members are elected by the APPIC membership and assume their positions at the close of the APPIC Business Meeting (typically held in-person at the APA Annual Convention) in August 2020.

Election is for a 3-year term, which is renewable through reelection for one additional term. Dr. Daniel Hurley is completing his first term and is eligible for reelection.  I (Claytie Davis III) am completing my second term on the Board and am not eligible for reelection.

Board members must either be a Training Director at an APPIC member internship or postdoctoral program, or a training staff member who is authorized by their Training Director to serve on the APPIC Board. While efforts are made to ensure balance and varied viewpoints on the Board, each Board member is considered to serve as a “statesperson,” acting for the benefit of the Association as a whole, rather than as a representative of a particular constituency group.

APPIC is a busy organization with nearly 1,000 internship and postdoctoral program members. The Board is very active and every Board member is highly engaged in the work of the Association. Board members communicate daily via e-mail and participate in monthly conference calls. In addition, they serve in multiple capacities such as the Board liaison to an APPIC committee or another training council and/or managing a major APPIC function (e.g., APPIC Conference Chair, AAPI Coordinator).

The Board meets in person two times a year for three full days (one meeting prior to the APA annual convention in August and one in the spring). There is also a one-day Board meeting prior to the biannual APPIC Membership Conference.

Nomination Process: You may nominate as many people as you wish, and self-nominations are strongly encouraged. Please provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of the individuals you wish to nominate via email to Dr. Jeff Baker, APPIC Executive Director, at jeffbaker@appic.org no later than May 15, 2020.  Please include “Call for Nominations” in the subject line.

APPIC is committed to building a diverse Board, and in that spirit, actively encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

Each nominee will be contacted by APPIC Central Office and asked to submit a statement of willingness to serve on the APPIC Board of Directors, a curriculum vita, and a one-page statement of interest (as well as authorization by the program Training Director if the nominee is not in this role). The Board of Directors will then select up to six nominees to appear on the ballot for the two available seats and will conduct the election with the membership.

If you have any questions about the activities, roles or responsibilities of the APPIC Board of Directors, I would be more than happy to discuss them with you. Please contact me at claytie@berkeley.edu.