Public Education Media (PEM)
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.
The Media 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 Nominations, Elections and Awards Committee receives nominations for this award from the PEM Committee and verifies the qualifications of these nominees. The PEM Committee may solicit nominations for the award from the membership. The Nominations, Elections and Awards Committee presents the nominees to the Board that certifies the selection of the award recipient(s).
The Committee publishes the Mental Health Monday feature in the SDPA Office News.