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Information on APA Presidential Candidates

APA members will soon be receiving ballots to vote for APA president-elect. There are five candidates and it is a rank-order voting process. The SIOP External Relations Committee and Executive Board encourage participation in the APA governance process as an important strategy for influencing what happens within APA and APA’s role in representing psychology to the public and policy-makers.

To assist potential voters, you can learn more about the candidates by clicking on the links below to visit the website for each candidate and by reading the below statements from the candidates who responded to the following two questions posed by SIOP:

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

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?

Don Bersoff

I am pleased to respond to the questions posed by SIOP. Despite the fact that Division 14 has 4 members on the Council of Representatives, I/O psychologists should have more influence on the policies of APA. Thus, it is good to see the Division taking an active role in assessing the candidates for the APA presidency....Read More

For more information, visit www.donbersoff.com.

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. ...Read More

For more information, visit 

Doug Haldeman

I have several initiatives that relate directly to the science and practice of I/O psychology. The first, Trauma in Everyday Life, incorporates new research on workplace stress, unemployment and other work-related issues as one of its most prominent components. The second, the Body/Mind Connection, will include research and recommendations from I/O psychologists on healthy aspects of corporate life and workplace settings. ...Read More

For more information, visit www.president.drdoughaldeman.com. 

Bob McGrath
For more information, visit www.bobmcgrath.org.

Steven Reisner




For more information, visit www.reisnerforpresident.com.