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About SAS

Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS) is a national membership organization for students associated with the Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17 of the American Psychological Association. SAS is a vehicle for enhancing communication between leaders of the counseling profession and counseling psychologists-in-training. SAS members are encouraged to increase their identification with the profession by experiencing formal involvement with the discipline's professional organization, and the division benefits from the commitment and active participation of students who bring new ideas, energy, and enthusiasm to the division. SAS members benefit by learning about SCP and APA, developing leadership skills, networking with professionals in the field, and mentoring and being mentored.

The purposes of SAS are consistent with the SCP Bylaws of APA, which are:

  1. To enhance contact and communication between students and SCP membership
  2. To enhance student engagement in SAS and SCP
  3. To promote the professional development of counseling psychologists-in-training
  4. To promote diversity and social justice within SAS
SAS Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate students in counseling psychology and related fields, and coincides with the calendar year (January 1 through December 31). SAS members receive subscriptions to The Counseling Psychologist (8 issues per year), and the newsletters of Student Affiliates of Seventeen (3 issues per year) and Division 17 (3 issues per year). Members who join after the first volume of The Counseling Psychologist is published are entitled to receive all back copies of the journal for the current membership year.

Host Institution
The work of SAS is carried out by a host institution with a three-year term. Early in the third year, typically around September, the incumbent host solicits proposals from interested programs, and the new host is typically selected in January or February. The host term begins following the APA Annual Convention. The current host institution is the Cleveland State University. Our term began in August 2013 and will end in August 2016. Our areas of focus, termed pillars, are Scholarship, Professional Development, Diversity and Social Justice & Advocacy. Learn more about the pillars.

Prior Hosts

  • 1977-1980 University of Iowa
  • 1980-1983 The Ohio State University
  • 1983-1986 University of Maryland
  • 1986-1989 University of Illinois
  • 1989-1992 University of Southern Mississippi
  • 1992-1995 Southern Illinois University
  • 1995-1998 University of Utah
  • 1998-2001 University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • 2001-2004 University of Akron
  • 2004-2007 Marquette University
  • 2007-2010 University of North Dakota
  • 2010-2013 University at Albany
  • 2013-2016 Cleveland State University

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