Welcome to the General Assembly (GA)!!
The General Assembly is the working arm of the ABPsi and is open to all ABPsi members, including students. The GA is comprised of ABPsi members who provide the human resources for The Association's working committees and other ad hoc bodies designed for the implementation of various membership and programmatic initiatives, and policy study and implementation. It has a major role in initiating, deliberating and recommending for Board approval programmatic and supportive initiatives which The Association should perform. The General Assembly serves and reports to The Association's Board.
The Committees of the General Assembly perform the long-term, on-going programmatic functions of The Association. These committees report to the Chairperson of the General Assembly, who, in turn, reports to the President or Designee of The Association's Board. Currently there are five standing General Assembly Committees. Please consider joining some.
Mid-Year Meeting/Conference Committee:
Team Leader: Dr. Pamela Jenkins, Email Dr. Jenkins.
This committee plans the General Assembly Meeting/Conference that is usually held over MLK weekend and typically hosted at a HBCU. This committee is working hard to ensure that the valuable face to face meetings to engage in the work of the ABPsi continues to happen. Your ideas and energy are needed to keep this committee strong so please consider joining in on the planning.
Team Leader: Dr. Tiffany G. Porter, Email Dr. Porter.
The Membership Committee is responsible for the design, review, refinement, and implementation of all membership policy, rights, and privileges. This committee works towards better understanding the needs of the members in the ABPsi. Some initiatives that fall under membership are the Early Career Psychologist Task Force, Children's Enrichment Program, 1st Time Attendees Workshop at National Convention and more. If you are interested in contributing to the programing offered to membership and getting the needs of the ABPsi membership met, this committee is for you!
Public Policy Committee (PPC):
Team Leader: Dr. Halford Fairchild, Email Dr. Fairchild.
The PPC authors commentaries, policy briefs, and position papers on behalf of the Association. Joining the Public Policy Committee is a great way to gain leadership experience and potentially get your work published in ABPsi's signature newsletter, Web site and journal. PPC members participate in time-limited projects and each member determines their interest and availability to participate in projects. Take a look at some of our work on our Public Policy page.
Committee on International Relations:
Team Leader: Roberta Federico, Email Ms. Federico.
This committee is responsible for the design, review, refinement, and implementation of programs designed to enhance the Association's relationship with psychologists throughout the world. Its activities involve establishing programs for networking, information exchange, two-way mentoring, and other collaborative international relationships. Members of this committee will work closely with and report their activities to the International Relations Representative, a non-voting member of the Board of Directors.
Team Leader: Open Position
The Funding Committee seeks to identify fiscal sustainability for GA initiatives. This is a very important GA committee in that it seeks to create innovative ideas for funding the various GA projects and initiatives. Please consider being a part of this committee.
Other standing committees of the General Assembly must be approved by the Board or the general membership, according to these By-Laws. Temporary ad hoc committees may be created in order to fulfill the functions of the General Assembly. No ad hoc committee shall exist for a period in excess of two (2) years without petitioning for status as a standing committee.