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James Bray

I am running for APA President to continue to get things done for YOU and our profession. In 2009 we began some very important work with the Future of Psychology Practice and Science initiatives that need to be continued and expanded.  SIOP members were a critical part of these initiatives. I have the knowledge, experience and established working relationships with governance, APA staff, outside organizations and Members of Congress to get things done. 

Unlike other candidates, there will be no learning curve for me.  I know how to be an effective President and can focus efforts on getting more things accomplished for YOU and our profession.  My track record is clear and compelling—just take a look at the 2009 APA Annual Report

1. How will your initiatives influence the practice and science of I-O psychology?

Working with SIOP President, Gary Latham, your members were part of my 2009 Presidential initiatives on the Future of Psychology Practice and Science and Psychology’s Contributions to Ending Homelessness (Joan Brannick, Bill Strickland, Judy Blanton, Vicki Vandaveer). The recommendations of the task forces reflect areas that SIOP members discussed, such as the importance of dealing with mobility and licensure barriers, better integrating accountability measures and technology into practice and supporting the role of psychologists in international business efforts. 

2. How will you ensure that you hear and reflect the point of view of I-O psychology and other non-healthcare provider groups within APA?
SIOP is an under utilized resource for our profession and I worked to include SIOP in my work as APA President. I am the only APA President who has attended a SIOP conference where I learned more about the incredible work of SIOP members. I gave SIOP members two of the 12 Presidential Citations for Innovative Practices. I will include SIOP members in all of my future initiatives and will continue to reach out to you for help and advice in developing APA projects and policies. 
See my website for further information: www.BrayforAPA.info
James H. Bray, Ph.D. was the 2009 President of the American Psychological Association. He is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bray’s NIH funded research focuses on adolescent substance use, divorce, remarriage and stepfamilies. He is a pioneer in collaborative healthcare and primary care psychology. He also maintains an active clinical practice focusing on children and families.