Sobell was elected to the Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) of the APA for a 3 year term
Dr. Linda Sobell, Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Training at the College of Psychology, was elected by the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association (APA) to the Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) for a 3 year term.
The Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) is the primary advisory body to the APA Science Directorate. Along with its committees and affiliated groups, BSA is concerned with all aspects of psychology as a science. BSA is responsible for encouraging, developing and promoting psychology as a science. Its activities include: sponsoring scientific programming at the annual APA convention; overseeing APA awards and honors recognizing scientific contributions; advising on APA's relationships with other scientific organizations; providing guidance to APA government relations staff on issues related to research funding and policies; and proposing and refining new APA policies and activities for advancing psychological science. Members of the Board of Scientific Affairs are selected by the APA Council of Representatives to represent the broad range of areas within the discipline.
Sobell is also a fellow in the American Psychological Association, a Motivational Interviewing Trainer, and is Board Certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology. Additionally, she is a board member of American Board of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, Affiliate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).