Annual Meeting Held in New York City

Our annual meeting for all program representatives was held at the New York Marriott Marquis. Forty one program representatives attended the meeting and participated in discussions regarding PCSAS as well as many other issues that are important to the promotion and preservation of training in psychological clinical science.

Doug Samuel served as our representative to this year's program committee, working closely with Tom Olino from Temple, the SSCP program member. They helped to produce an amazing series of talks and symposia that kept all of us engaged throughout the week. As always, clinical science was integrated with all of the other domains of psychological science, and that is the beauty of APS. Thank you to Doug and Tom for all of their hard work!

Dick McFall delivered a fascinating lecture on the history of training in clinical psychology, in which he underscored the need for (and importance of) the development of APCS and the PCSAS accreditation system.  McFall APS Talk 2015 & Notes.pptx.  Photos of this even are attached below. 

Dick McFall addressing the group that attended his invited talk titled "Psychological Clinical Science: Past, Present, and Future.

The 2015 meeting marked our 20th anniversary. We held a small celebration in addition to our usual program activities. Among those attending (photo below) were: Debi Bell, Dave Sbarra, Bethany Teachman, and Marc Atkins.  For additional photos, please see "Annual Meetings (2015)" under the "About " heading on this web page.

 Debi Bell and Marc Atkins

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