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Nominations are being sought for the position of Editor of The ABPP Specialist. The Editor will be appointed for a four-year term, commencing in December 2013, which is once-renewable. The Specialist is published twice each year, with Winter and Summer issues. The Editor has overall responsibility for compiling the newsletter including (1) solicitation of submissions, including articles, regular columns, and contributions to Special Sections; (2) assigning manuscripts for review by the Editorial Board (Two Associate Editors and others, as necessary); (3) interacting and communicating with authors, including acceptance/rejection decisions; (4) writing an Editor’s column; (5) consulting with the ABPP President regarding controversial submissions; and (6) overseeing the actual production of the newsletter, including: proofreading of article “raw” copy (hard or electronic) and of the entire issue prior to dissemination; preparing the table of contents; deciding on article emphasis and placement; coordinating with the Executive Officer on production logistics (ABPP Central Office, in coordination with a vendor, integrates files and concretely prepares the issue for publication). The Editor also serves as Chair of the Communications Committee, a standing committee of the BOT, with responsibility for The Specialist, and for recommending actions to facilitate ABPP communication with Specialists, member Boards and Academies, other organizations, and the public at large (listservs, the website, etc.). The Editor must be an ABPP Board Certified Specialist in good standing. Previous editorial experience is desirable. The position carries no remuneration. The editor is expected to attend two (May and December) annual meetings of the Board of Trustees each year, and ABPP will cover these expenses. Potential candidates should submit a brief statement of interest, together with a current Curriculum Vitae, to Dr. David Cox, ABPP, Executive Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Periodically, ABPP gets requests to have specialists respond to surveys or otherwise participate in a research study or disseration. The links are posted below:
This is a survey of professional perceptions of sex offenders convicted of possession of child pornography. You will be asked questions about your perception of dispositions for sex offenders and basic demographic information. The survey will require approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
Robert Francis, MA
Alliant International University, Los Angeles