ADPTC Newsletter
VOLUME 4 / ISSUE 1                                                 FEBRUARY 2002


President’s Column

Lee Cooper

Mid-Year Meeting

I encourage members to attend the ADPTC Mid-Year Meeting scheduled for Friday March 15th - Sunday March 17th in St. Louis.  Phyllis 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 and more. 


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.

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