What is a Collaborative Program?
A collaborative program pulls together multiple perspectives on a topic significant to psychology and, where relevant, to society at large. It is a cohesive session that showcases multiple perspectives and involves more than one core area of psychology (i.e., science, practice, education, public interest). Psychologists frequently work in teams across interest areas and disciplines. Collaborative sessions are therefore encouraged to reflect interdisciplinarity and relevant aspects of diversity.
Collaboration goes beyond multiple divisions co-listing a program. Rather, a collaborative program is actively developed by stakeholders with diverse points of view. The overarching goal is to highlight the unique role of APA as a unifying force in psychology.
- One- or two-hour proposals only.
- At least two participants in addition to the chairperson of the session.
- Innovative formats encouraged.
- Proposals from all career stages, settings and fields encouraged.
- Programs integrating psychological sciences and practices encouraged.
- Identify a minimum of two or up to seven divisions relevant to the proposal content.
Broad appeal, importance of work, current and timely topic, originality and innovativeness, interactive/creative format, scientifically/empirically based and attention to diversity.