(American Psychological Association of Graduate Students)
What is APAGS?
APAGS is a highly recognized and respected division of the American Psych. Association with a current membership of 59,700. Among other things, APAGS encourages us, as students, to advocate for different mental health legislative efforts. APAGS offers all its members enormous opportunities to enhance their development towards a career in psychology and to shape the future of the discipline. APAGS will help you succeed in graduate school and develop as a member of the psychological community.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO ME?
Having APAGS present on campus provides you many opportunities for
Becoming informed of current legislative efforts
Networking for jobs
Making a positive impact on the issues that affect our future in the field of mental health counseling.
Becoming involved, at even a minimal level, will only make you further marketable and informed at your current position or when you graduate and begin interviewing.
For more APAGS information, view these current newsletters or visit the APA website
EVER FEEL LIKE YOU NEED A MENTOR?
A message from IPA (Iowa Psych Association)
You can get an IPA Mentor that closely matches your professional interests. We've formalized the process of becoming a mentor or mentee to give us more information about what you're looking for so that we can better match you with someone in your geographic area or with your specific interests!WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A MENTOR IN PSYCHOLOGY?
You can contact your mentor via email to ask questions related to professional development (coursework, practicum, training experiences, or preparing for graduate school)
Your mentor will be available to have dinner or lunch with you at least one time per semester
If attending the Fall, Summer, and Spring IPA Conferences or APAÂ¡Â¦s Annual Convention, your mentor will introduce you to other psychologists and/or students in Iowa.
If you're interested, you can visit your mentorÂ¡Â¦s workplace or school and shadow what a typical morning or afternoon might look like. (This would obviously be more difficult in some clinical settings than others with confidentiality restrictions. However, you could visit the workplace and learn how psychologists function in private practice, health settings, or academic institutions.)
Mentors and mentees would commit to a 1-year relationship, after which time the student may select a new mentor in order to have a variety of exposures to psychologists around the state. HOW DO YOU GET A MENTOR?
Simply fill out the attached document (Mentee Application) stating your preferences and email it to our executive director, Carmella Schultes, at ipa.ncn.net or send it in to:
Are you a Member of APA or IPA (Iowa Psychological Association)? If not, here are a few of the many reasons to JOIN TODAY!
APAGS (American Psych. Association of Graduate Students)
What you get:
Student Affiliate membership
Subscriptions to American Psychologist
Monitor on Psychology, and gradPSYCH
A $10.00 credit, on top of student discounts, for subscriptions to APA Journals
Access to Professional Liability Insurance
Information resources created by and for students such as “What Students Should Know about the APA’s Pursuit of Prescription Privileges for Psychologists: A Fact Sheet”
IPA (Iowa Psychological Association)
What you get for a $30 yearly membership fee:
Subscription to The Iowa Psychologist
Email subscription to PsychFax
Access to the IPA listserv for up-to-date legislative issues pertaining to psychology in Iowa
Reduced rates for all IPA Conferences
Network with professionals and students across Iowa and learn about new practicum and research opportunities throughout the country
You help to support IPA in monitoring every proposed bill for its relevancy to psychology and IPA's lobbying efforts! AND MORE…..http://www.iowapsychology.org