The 2016 annual membership meeting for APCS was held in Chicago (at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers) on May 26.  Tim Strauman announced that 3 new programs have been approved for membership, bringing our total membership to 64 doctoral programs and 12 internship programs.  Program representatives discussed progress made over the past year on a variety of crucial topics, including PCSAS accreditation, on-going discussions of the future of clinical science training in internship programs, and our participation in the emerging Coalition for the Advancement and Application of Psychological Science (CAAPS).

Minutes for the 2016 annual meeting are available here.2016-APCS-Member-Meeting-Minutes_Final.doc

Special focus was given at this year's meeting to the activation of an APCS committee structure that will serve to enhance our connection to member programs and also allow a concentration of efforts throughout the year.  Breakout groups action plans related to 4 specific committees: Membership, Education (emerging issues in clinical science training), Collaboration and Partnerships, and Engagement and Participation.

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