The Section on Professional Practice is really moving!
Our Leadership Team is filled with enthusiastic members, including ECPs and students.
Welcome to our Student Representatives, Mallory B. Garza from Louisiana Tech University and Lindsey Morrissey from the University of North Dakota. Mallory and Lindsey will be reaching out to students and Training Directors to let them know about the leadership opportunities available to students within our Section. If you are a student interested in practice and would like to get involved, please email Mallory Garza at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lindsey Morrissey at email@example.com. More information on leadership opportunities are listed below.
Our Membership Chair, Christopher Stults (a student at New York University and an LPC in independent practice) has designed an online membership system. MEMBERSHIP IN OUR SECTION IS FREE. We welcome all members who are interested in practice! Chris is in the process of connecting with members who indicated in our recent survey that they would like to become more engaged in the work of the Section.
Our Section Research Team, led by Jeritt Tucker, who recently began as Assistant Professor in Behavioral Medicine & Juvenile Court Forensic Evidence at Des Moines University, is going to be sending out a link to our survey on the experiences of practitioners and practice-oriented students. WATCH FOR THE LINK TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY! Kudos to Jeritt and his team, including Brian TaeHyuk Keum (University of Maryland), Andrew Choi (student at University of California at Santa Barbara) and Teresa Huff (student at University of North Dakota). We are looking forward to their findings and the implications for practitioners in Counseling Psychology.
Welcome to Valene Whittaker and James Donaldson to our Leadership Team. Valene works as a Staff Psychologist at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Medical Center in Bedford, Massachusetts, who served as Chair of SCP’s Early Career Professional Committee for several years. James is a student at Texas Tech University and is serving as our Section Treasurer. We are so very pleased that both have joined our work to increase the visibility and engagement of practitioners in SCP!
Marcy Rowland (Independent Practice in Hollidaysburg, PA) and Valene Whitaker will be serving as Program Co-chairs for APA 2017. Marcy will coordinate one of our Roundtables focused on the design of office space and ways to have our psychotherapy offices reflect the values of our practice. Chris Stults will be working as our lead for a Roundtable with the International Section, and Valene will develop programs for the Hospitality Suite focusing on practice.
Eric Lester is serving as our capable Section Awards Chair. The section now offers three awards: Outstanding Practitioner, Leadership Award, and ECP Travel Award. Watch for our announcements for nominations and please consider applying.
Shavonne Moore-Lobban is now serving as our Practitioner Engagement Chair. Shavonne will be exploring and implementing initiatives to increase practitioner engagement at APA and throughout the year. We want to strengthen the voice of our practitioners!
Erica Wiley Whiteman (student at Cleveland State University) will serve as our lead person on a webinar focusing on multicultural practice, including gender issues, religion/spirituality, and socio economic status. More information to come soon.
Would you like to join us in representing the voice of practitioners to SCP, and the voice of Counseling Psychology to the practitioner community? First, join the Section at www.div17profprac.org Second, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you!
We welcome volunteers for the following initiatives:
- Webinar development
- Member engagement
- Directory chair
- Multicultural practice
Mary O’Leary Wiley, PhD, ABPP
Chair, SCP Section on Professional Practice