We’ve spent time discussing the role of the APA and the contributions of various APA presidents throughout our history and systems class. As some of you may know, the APA has a division devoted to the LGBT community.
APA Division 44 – Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues (SPSLGBTI)
Founded in 1985 by a group of pioneering LGB psychologists.
Focuses on research, practice, and education on the lives and realities of LGBT people.
Current President: Bonnie Strickland
- To advance the contributions of psychology as a discipline to the understanding of LGBT issues through basic and applied research
- To promote education and training in matters of LGBT issues including special issues associated with practice, research, education and training, and the public interest.
Have any of you heard of Division 44 before? What other roles should it assume besides the ones listed above to increase awareness of LGBT issues?