Welcome to the Section on Professional Practice of the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17 of the American Psychological Association). We hope you will find our website to be informative and full of resources to assist you in your professional practice as a Counseling Psychologist. I have personally been in independent practice for nearly 25 years and find that it is a wonderfully fulfilling way to be a Counseling Psychologist. My website is https://www.wileypsychologist.com/
I am thrilled to work closely with members of the 2016-2017 Section Governance Board:
Welcome to our newest Section Leadership Team members: Valene Whittaker, PhD, and James Donaldson, MA.
Valene Whittaker, PhD works as a Staff Psychologist at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Medical Center in Bedford, Massachusetts. She also has served as Chair of SCP’s Early Career Professional Committee for several years. Valene will be working as Program Co-Chair this year, along with working with our Section Chair on various projects. Valene’s background can be seen at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/valene-whittaker-ph-d-87a012a
James Donaldson, MA is a student in Counseling Psychology at Texas Tech University. We are so very pleased that he is working as Section Treasurer.
Christopher Stults, MS serves as our enthusiastic Membership Chair. Chris is both a student in the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at New York University, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York City. He is one of several students in leadership positions in our section and we welcome student involvement. Chris specializes in depression, anxiety/stress, LGBT issues, relationship problems, substance use, sex addiction, and more. His website is: http://www.stultscounseling.com
Mili Thomas Metz, PhD serves as our Awards Chair. Mili recently completed her PhD in Counseling Psychology at Georgia State University. Following her internship at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, Mili worked as a Clinical Psychology Fellow at Penn Medicine. She recently moved to California and is working on her licensing process. Her research foci include feminist qualitative methodology and multiple intersecting identities. Her clinical interests include life transitions, identity issues, (specifically adjustment and acculturation), and group psychotherapy. She enjoys working with racial/ethnic/sexual identity minority clients, emerging adults, immigrants/second generation individuals and couples. Mili’s background can be seen at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milithomas
Jeritt Tucker, PhD serves as our Research Team Chair. Jeritt and his team are exploring the presence of stigma toward practitioners in practice and in training programs. He completed his Pre-Doctoral Intern/Clinical Fellow in Psychology at Harvard Medical School, having worked in a number of practitioner positions throughout his doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at Iowa State University. He recently started a position as Assistant Professor at DeMoines University. His interests include group therapy, stress management, biofeedback and psychological assessments. Jeritt’s background can be seen at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeritt-r-tucker-phd-b003202a
Marcy Rowland, PhD and Valene Whittaker, PhD serve as our APA Program Co-Chairs, Marcy is in independent practice, having graduated in Counseling Psychology at Indiana University-Bloomington in 2007. She is now in practice in central Pennsylvania, where she serves adolescents and families. She has had a variety of roles within SCP and currently serves as the Chair of Section Chairs. Marcy says that being involved in SCP allows her to work beyond the walls of her office. Her website is: http://psyris.com/marcyrowland
Erica Wiley Whiteman, MA serves as our Webinar Coordinator. Erica is a third year student in the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at Cleveland State University, having completed her Masters in Counseling Psychology at Towson University. Erica recently completed her term as Co-Chair of SAS (Student Affiliates of Seventeen). Her interests include strength-based supervision, positive psychology, qualitative research and becoming a practitioner. Erica’s background can be seen at http://www.linkedin.com/in/wileyerica
Mallory B. Garza, MA is a third year Counseling Psychology doctoral student at Louisiana Tech University, where she is a Student Representative for the Student Affiliates of Seventeen Division on Professional Practice. Mallory currently works at the Louisiana Tech University Counseling Center as a graduate assistant, and also serves as Assistant Clinic Director at the Psychological Services Clinic in Ruston, Louisiana. Mallory hopes to work in independent practice upon graduation and licensure.
Lindsey Morrissey, MA is our second Student Representative. She is a third year Counseling Psychology doctoral student at the University of North Dakota. She completed her Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology at the University of Minnesota. Lindsey is a co-student representative for the Section on Professional Practice of the Society of Counseling Psychology. She is currently working as an advanced doctoral practicum trainee at the North Dakota State University Counseling Center in Fargo, North Dakota. A few of Lindsey’s interests include relationship issues, adjustment concerns, and supervising counselors-in-training. Lindsey’s background can be seen at http://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsey-morrissey-m-a-2905b2aa
Mary O’Leary Wiley, PhD, ABPP
Chair, Section on Professional Practice