Who’s Who: Charles R. Figley, PhD

Summer 2021

Charles R. Figley, PhD
Charles R. Figley, PhD
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Introductory note

“I am honored by this Division 56 spotlight on my career. Trauma Psychology is my home APA division. The Division-inspired Interdivisional Task Force on the Pandemic is now hitting it’s stride, co-sponsored by more than a dozen divisions. Late in March of 2020, Division 56 President Carolyn B. Allard asked me to head up a new Interdivisional Task Force on the Pandemic. It was a full-time job initially. But quickly we were joined by nearly a hundred colleagues who formed working groups centered on a critical element of what we started doing: Enabling support for practitioners and others who work with clients on their mental health challengers. Our work will be featured in the upcoming APA Conference in August and we will be presenting our 2-hour program online, since the conference was forced to once again hold their annual conference virtually. The Task Force has a year to write a book for Oxford University Press on our experiences in developing and nurturing a dozen work groups focusing on human services during the pandemic.”

-CRF [Read full interview…]