Get Involved

There are always governance positions and service opportunities available within the Society of Counseling Psychology (SCP).  Below is a list of current opportunities to get involved.  Check this page periodically for updated listings of opportunities.  If you’re curious what governance positions exist within SCP and who currently holds those positions, please visit the main Governance page and peruse the links therein.

Positions that exist but are not yet available can be perused by visiting the Governance page.

To get additional information about a given opportunity or express your interest in it, please email the contact person for that opportunity. Please note that there are various factors that are involved in composing a committee or deciding on a governance appointment, so if you are not selected, we hope you will remain open to serving SCP in other ways.

If you wish to express your interest in a position, please provide the following information in your email:

  1. Please say a little about yourself, including salient aspects of your personal and professional identity that connect to the position your are interested in.
  2. Please talk about how you may be well-suited for the position given your backgrounds and experiences (cultural, academic, clinical).

SCP Leaders who wish to add an opening to this list should prepare a brief description like those below and email it to the webmaster, Kerrie Wilkins-Yel.  If a position has been filled, please let the webmaster know so that the position can be removed from this list.

Governance Position Openings

Historian (Immediate Start) – Description forthcoming.  Contact: Bryana French

Social Media Coordinator (Immediate Start) – The Div. 17 Communications and Technology (C& T) Board is looking for a member interested in serving a three year term as the social media coordinator. The social media coordinator is responsible for enhancing the public image of SCP and increasing the visibility of SCP and the work of its members through social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.  As coordinator you would be a member of the C & T Board and report to the Director of the C & T Board. The coordinator would manage the Div. 17 Facebook group and twitter account with the support of members of the C & T board.  The coordinator would also highlight, SCP members’ research and public service activities, using social media outlets,  in order to raise the profile of the profession. For more information please contact Danice Brown danicebrown@gmail.com (SCP PR/Media Co-coordinator)

Committee Position Openings

APA and Other Organization Awards Committee (Immediate Start) – The Society for Counseling Psychology’s APA and Other Organization Awards Committee currently has three positions available: 2 Member positions (for a regular SCP member) and 1 Student member position (for a student). The term of service for regular members is 3 years and for student members is 2 years. Below you will find some general information on the demands of committee membership. This is a great way to become involved in SCP and promote the outstanding contributions and work of our members to the rest of the association and throughout the larger professional world. If you are interested in serving as part of the committee, please send me an email (ashley.hutchison@und.edu) indicating which position you are interested in along with your CV by Friday, September 1st. As a previous committee member, she’d be happy to answer any questions about roles, responsibilities, and timelines prior to submitting your application.

Role of Committee Members:
The Society of Counseling Psychology has a number of distinguished members of our Society/Division who are highly eligible for APA and other Professional Organizations awards and it is the role of the APA and Other Professional Organizations Awards Committee to identify these members and shepherd their nomination through the selection process. The Committee consists of the Chair, 6 members, and 2 student members. Potential tasks that members of the committee may take responsibility for include: updating lists of available awards and advertising them to members, gathering nominations, soliciting letters of support, submitting the nominations for specific APA and Other Professional Organizations Awards to the appropriate APA office prior to the deadline, and updating social media and the APA awards website with award winners, nomination info etc. These tasks are done with the support and resources provided by the Chair. This structure has been found to be both efficient and effective in submitting high quality nominees for the many awards offered by APA.

Other Service Opportunities

Op-Ed Contributor (Any Time) – Write 500-700 word opinion editorials on topics relevant to counseling psychology, submit them to SCP Connect Writing Team for review, editing, and possible publication.  SCP members are welcome to submit Op-Eds at any time; this is not a formal position but rather a standing opportunity.  Submit your Op-Eds via the SCP Connect submission page.  Contact: Danice Brown

 

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