Thursday, 3 March 2016

Teresa Susmaras - American Psychological Association - A Resource for All Psychologists

American Psychological Association (APA) is the largest professional and scientific organization in the United States devoted to serving psychologists in all fields. The Association represents more than 122,500 members including psychologists, educators, clinicians, researchers and students while striving to further the field of psychology. Teresa Susmaras, a licensed neuropsychologist, has been a member of APA since 2006.

APA strives to support the advancement of psychology as a science and promote psychology as a way to improve health. APA promotes research, improvements in research methods and the use of those findings in psychological care. The association also follows trends in the field, creates educational material to inform the public about mental health issues, and publishes peer reviewed books and journals. APA also aims to elevate the standards in the field of psychology by establishing standards of ethics, education and conduct.

APA is comprised of 54 different interest groups, or divisions, representing different areas of psychological care. Divisions are organized by members and represent both sub disciplines in the field such as clinical, experimental and social, while others spotlight topics such as women, aging or trauma. Each group serves as its own entity within APA; examples of interest groups include Rehabilitation Psychology, Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse, Behavior Analysis and Society for the Psychology of Women.

Teresa Susmaras began her studies in psychology at the University of Chicago where she earned a degree Psychology. She went on the earn both a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk University in Boston and currently practices in Wisconsin as a clinical neuropsychologist.