Public Education Media (PEM)
The Public Education and Media Committee is currently inactive. If you are interesting in reactivating this committee please contact our Office Manager.
The Public Education Media (PEM) Committee's purpose is to educate the San Diego community about psychology by providing up-to-date, expert information on psychologically-relevant topics and issues. This information is provided free-of-charge as a public service by SDPA members who volunteer their time and are trained by the PEM Committee in media presentation. Additionally, the Committee operates a Speaker Service, which provides opportunities for SDPA members, as speakers, to interface with a variety of community organizations as well as the media. Finally, the PEM Committee identifies and provides nominations to the Nominations, Elections, & Awards Committee for the annual SDPA Media Award. This award is given to a member of the San Diego media who has made a significant contribution to the mental health community in the past year, as a result of their coverage of psychological and/or mental health issues. The Committee publishes the Mental Health Monday feature in the SDPA Office News.