Publications & Communications Committee

Publications & Communications Committee Chair: David Kaufman, Ph.D.

About the PCC

The Publications and Communications Committee (PCC) oversees SCN’s publications and communication-related activities. The primary SCN publication is its semiannual newsletter, which is published every winter and summer. Many other forms of communication are coordinated by this committee, including the official SCN website, online training directory, social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), the SCN listserv, and our monthly NeuroBlast email newsletter.

*APA guidelines for participation in social media/forums

Committee Members

Chair: David Kaufman
Communications Liaison: Claire Speelman
Newsletter Editor: Richard Durant
Social Media Editor: Laura Boxley

Open Committee Positions

The Publications and Communications Committee of the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (APA Division 40) is seeking applications for several open positions through June 25, 2021. Specifically, we are recruiting a new committee chair, social media editor, and communication liaison.

Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (SCN) Mission

The SCN is APA’s scientific and professional organization of psychologists interested in the study of brain-behavior relationships and the application of neuropsychological knowledge to clinical practice. SCN promotes the use of scientific research to develop its knowledge base and clinical techniques. It is also active in the development and promotion of quality standards of professional training and practice.

SCN Publications and Communications Committee Mission

The Publications and Communications Committee (PCC) oversees SCN’s publications and communication-related activities. The primary SCN publication is its semiannual newsletter, which is published every winter and summer. Many other forms of communication are coordinated by this committee, including the official SCN website (https://scn40.org/), online training directory, social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), the SCN listserv, and our monthly NeuroBlast email newsletter.

  • The social media editor is responsible to maintaining content on SCN’s social media platforms. SCN has the largest following on social media of any professional neuropsychological organization. This position would be a good fit for someone who has a strong familiarity with social media and would like to use those skills to promote SCN announcements and other neuropsychological news to others.
  • Responsibilities for the communication liaison include working with the SCN President to disseminate information from the executive committee, APA, and other neuropsychology-related organizations to the broader SCN membership. This position requires good organizational and writing skills, along with the ability to respond quickly to email requests for content from SCN leadership and other committees.
  • The chair of the Publications and Communications Committee works to oversee all aspects of the committee and ensures that SCN’s policies relating to publications and communications are followed. This individual will be expected to work with others to maintain SCN’s website, social media presence, and email communications. There are also opportunities to work with other APA committees and neuropsychological organizations to promote the broader mission of SCN. This position requires a desire to work collaboratively with other leaders in the field of neuropsychology and cultivate communication strategies that strengthen the reach of SCN’s work.

New committee members will be invited to attend the SCN executive committee meeting during the virtual APA Convention in early August. Committee terms for each of these positions will run for 3 years.

Application Instructions

The application deadline is June 25, 2021, with committee terms beginning August 1, 2021. To apply for any of these positions, please send a CV and letter of interest that includes a description of your relevant experience and reasons you would be a good fit for the position. These application materials should be sent in an email with the subject heading “SCN PCC Position” to:

David Kaufman, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
APA Division 40 (SCN) PCC Chair
david.kaufman@health.slu.edu

While all applicants are welcome, early career neuropsychologists and individuals with expertise in promoting diversity and equity are particularly encouraged to apply.

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