Division 7 DOTDEP
DOTDEP stands for DIRECTORS OF TRAINING IN DEVELOPMENTAL
PSYCHOLOGY and is the major initiative of the Education and Training
Committee of Division 7 of APA.
- The overarching missions
of DOTDEP are
- to foster and enhance
academic training in developmental psychology and its related specialties,
- to serve the needs
of directors/heads of developmental psychology training programs.
To implement these goals, DOTDEP has conducted several programs over the past two years and is in the process of planning more. Additional information will be posted about new activities as details are completed.
- Electronic Listing of Graduate Developmental Programs
We are currently providing a listing of graduate programs that offer training in developmental psychology and related disciplines. Click here if you would like to go to this listing. Each program identified in the electronic brochure includes a link to its own home web site. Thus if you wish to obtain further information about a program, you can reach it quickly. In addition, a contact person is identified should you have a specific question not addressed in the program's web site.
The director or representative of any program that would like to be added to this listing should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
_SRCD Preconference Meetings of DOTDEP:
DOTDEP (DIRECTORS OF TRAINING IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY), the major initiative of the Education and Training Committee of Division 7 of APA, held its Fifth Biennial meeting in Denver on April 2 at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference. Click on the following link to view the minutes from that meeting: Minutes (PDF file).
The biennial meeting of the Directors of Training in Developmental Psychology (DOTDEP) took place just prior to the opening of the SRCD Biennial meeting. We met Thursday, March 29, 2007 from 8ish to 11:30 am in the Boston Sheraton Clarendon Room. Minutes.
A pre-conference meeting of DOTDEP representatives was held the morning of April 7, 2005 prior to the 2005 SRCD Biennial Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Presentations and workshops included:
- A one-hour panel presentation and open discussion of issues
related to funding, especially as it pertains to future graduate education and training in developmental psychology. Presenters included Peg Barratt and Amy Sussman, NSF; Merry Bullock, APA; and Mary Ann McCabe, SRCD.
- Working group discussions focusing on preparing future faculty
(Nancy Budwig, Facilitator) and issues concerning applied developmental psychology (Rich Weinberg, Facilitator).
- Open discussion of challenges and issues for directors of
training programs (Rob Wozniak, Facilitator).
Previous meetings of DOTDEP were held in April 2003, Tampa and April 2001, Minneapolis prior to SRCD Conventions. Presentations and workshops for these meetings addressed the following topics:
April 2003, Tampa:
- Graduate student recruiting (Facilitators: Rich Weinberg and
- Applied developmental sciences (Facilitators: Doug Gentile and Douglas Teti)
- Breadth versus depth in educating developmental graduate students (Facilitators: Lynn Liben and Bill Overton)
- Use of technology in teaching and mentoring (Facilitators: Laura Berk and Judy DeLoache)
April 2001, Minneapolis:
- Purposes and strengths of various formats for completing comprehensives (Facilitators: Lynn Liben and Ann Masten)
- Effective ways of incorporating applied and practicum experiences into developmental training (Facilitators: Joan Lucariello and Marion O'Brien)
- Promoting successful teacher preparation in graduate training (Facilitators: Kathleen McCartney and Cecilia Shore)
- Issues for the new millennium in developmental psychology (Facilitators: Thomas Berndt and Richard Weinberg)
Extensive discussion about other issues of relevance to DOTDEP also have taken place at these meetings.
_ APA Convention Presentations:
DOTDEP has also sponsored presentations at several APA Conventions. For example, in 2002 a conversation hour entitled “Developmental Science for the 21st Century” considered training and funding issues for developmental scientists and included comments by representatives from NSF as well as various recipients of funding from that organization. In 2000 a symposium entitled “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Teaching the History of Developmental Psychology” addressed issues of how to incorporate the historical foundations of developmental psychology into graduate training.
_ Information Exchange to Promote Recruitment of Prospective Graduate Students
The Committee will soon begin to explore ways to help students interested in further graduate study in developmental psychology to be identified and recruited by developmental programs. For example, under consideration is the possibility of establishing a web site where students can submit information about their goals and interests so that they can be contacted directly by those programs which offer training relevant to those goals and interests.
Members of the Education and Training Committee (2010-2014) are listed below. Please feel free to contact any committee member concerning the programs listed above, with questions, or to offer suggestions for other programs.
Judith Becker Bryant (Chair), University of South Florida, email@example.com
Nancy Budwig, Clark University, NBudwig@clarku.edu
Nikki Crick, University of Minnesota, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Hill, Duke University, email@example.com
Judith G. Smetana, University of Rochester, firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Wozniak, Bryn Mawr, email@example.com