News and Current Events
Trainee Town Hall
April 21st, 2021, 7-8:30pm EST
Do you want to learn about careers in Serious Mental Illness (SMI)?
What about how to maintain longevity in the field through self-care and advocacy? This Trainee Town Hall will feature career psychologists in clinical and research careers in SMI from a variety of settings (including VA, academic medical center, and state hospital). Panelists will discuss their careers, burnout, and resiliency in the field. Trainees at all levels are invited to attend and ask questions of the panelists. The event is free and no membership is required.
Please e-mail Samantha Reznik at email@example.com with questions
Recent Webinars hosted by the Section
- ACT Webinar (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Psychosis: Current Evidence, Clinical Application, and Future Directions
2019 Div 18 SMI/SED Section Awards
We are thrilled to announce the winners for our 2019 awards. This year was the first year we honored a student who showed excellence and promise in working in the area of SMI/SED.
Rebecca Wolfe, of University of Nebraska - Lincoln, won our inaugural Student Recognition award.
The Mental Health Intensive Services Post-Doctoral Program Track of the VA Puget Sound, Seattle, WA, won the Excellence in Training Program award. For more about the awards click here.
The Serious Mental Illness specialty petition received a recommendation for approval in April 2019, and received official approval by APA in August, 2019. For more information regarding the petition, click here for a copy of the petition (.pdf) or click here for the website with the petition along with other relevant information.
2018 Excellence in Training Award Winner: VA San Diego's Interprofessional Fellowship in Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Recovery Oriented Services won the 2018 award. Pictured presenting the award are Dr. Stacy, Dr. Lynam, and Dr. Hunt presenting the award to a representative from the VA San Diego at the 2018 APA Convention in San Francisco, CA.
2017 Excellence in Training Award Winner: The Adult Community Mental Health and Inpatient Services Training Program at the Connecticut Mental Health Center/Yale Doctoral Internship in Clinical and Community Psychology won the 2017 award
2017 Certificates of Commendation for Training: