Any SPAGS members in good standing may be nominated and elected to serve on the SPAGS Board in the position of President-Elect, Secretary, or Representative-at-Large. The Past President, who oversees the nomination and elections process, will accept nominations if they are endorsed by at least two members, one of whom must be the nominated person. Nominations will typically be solicited by the Past President near the end of the calendar year. The nomination period will be closed 10 days following this solicitation. Nominees will be expected to prepare an autobiographical ‘campaign’ statement that will not exceed 750 words and provide this statement to the Past President before the end of the nomination period.
At that time, a final election ballot will be prepared including no more than three people with the largest number of nominations for each office to be elected. Prepared nominee statements will then be distributed to SPAGS membership, who will have 5 business days to vote. The election results will be made public no later than 21 days following the conclusion of voting, and prior to the annual meeting.
Membership in SPA offers many benefits - Subscription to the Journal of Personality Assessment, Research, Advocacy, Interest Groups, Exchange Newsletter, Annual Convention and more!
Receive 6 Issues of the prestigious JPA Journal each year.
The American Psychological Association (APA) officially recognizes Personality Assessment as a Proficiency in Professional Psychology. SPA has taken lead role in developing and implementing Personality Assessment Proficiency
Ask your favorite personality assessor what the biggest personality assessment convention is, and he/she will tell you it's the Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment. Ask him/her what the best personality assessment convention is, and he/she will tell you it's the Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, held every March in a different city.
Each April, candidates statements and a Ballot for electing new members to the Board of Trustees is made available to Members, Fellows, Life Members or Life Fellows by the Nominations and Elections Committee. The persons elected to the Board take office in September.
The Society for Personality Assessment YouTube channel offers full-length lectures from past annual conventions and expert speakers in the field of personality assessment. A great resource to expand your knowledge.
How Therapeutic Assessment Works: Theory and Techniques - Presented by Stephen E. Finn, PhD. In this webinar, Dr. Stephen Finn, the main developer of Therapeutic Assessment, will explain the techniques of TA and how they relate to TA’s underlying theory of client change. This session is particularly suited to those who are new to TA, including graduate students, or who wish to deepen their understanding of its therapeutic mechanisms.