SCP Webinars


SCP sponsors webinars on topics of interest to SCP members.  Links to the audio/video of all SCP Webinars will be posted to this page as they become available.

Internship Process: Learning Beyond the Basics (11-16-15)

This webinar for graduate students focuses on post-application pre-doctoral internship concerns including interviewing, initial decisions/ranking, and transitioning into the intern role. Information and advice are also included on post-doc and faculty position applications, with a focus on the unique concerns of Counseling Psychology students. Panelists include: Marie Miville, PhD (Div17 VP for Education, Teacher’s College, Columbia), Eve Adams, PhD (Training Director, New Mexico State University), Mary Ann Covey, PhD (Training Director, Texas A&M Counseling Service), Mike Martin, PhD (Psychology Executive, Atlanta VA Medical Center), and Chris Sheldon, PhD (Chief Psychologist, Denver Health).

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Predoctoral Internship Webinar: Application and Selection of Sites (5-11-16)

This webinar for graduate students focuses on the many steps involved in pre-doctoral internship application and decision-making. Knowledgeable panelists discuss making decisions about readiness-to-apply, including completion of program requirements (such as dissertation proposal) and gaining faculty approval. Panelists also discuss how to identify training interests, as well as how to select potential internship sites based on the candidate’s personal interests and experience. Finally, details are provided about specific application materials including logs, essays, and letters of reference. Panelists include: Marie Miville, PhD (Div17 VP for Education, Teacher’s College, Columbia), Eve Adams, PhD (Training Director, New Mexico State University), Mary Ann Covey, PhD (Training Director, Texas A&M Counseling Service), Brittan Davis, MEd (UPenn CAPS, Intern 2016-2017), Mike Martin, PhD (Psychology Executive, Atlanta VA Medical Center), and Chris Sheldon, PhD (Chief Psychologist, Denver Health).

Believing Black Lives Matter: Integrating Strategy and Spontaneity in Social Movement for Students and Early Career Professionals Webinar (1-20-17)

This webinar kicks off the Spring 2017 Division 17 Diversity and Public Interest Webinar Series. Many thanks to the wonderful and powerful presenters, Dr. Candice Crowell, Dr. Jameca Falconer, and Reuben Faloughi.  What does it look like when we believe Black Lives Matter at the systemic, organizational, community, interpersonal, and intrapsychic levels? This webinar will build on the work of Black Lives Matter activism in and outside of counseling and psychology to detail attitudinal and positional strategies that forward social justice. The webinar will also highlight a theory of spontaneity to guide when and how to go “off script” to engage creative methods of social movement. Practice, education/training, research, and leadership implications will be discussed.

Counseling Psychologists for Peace and Action: Putting Social Justice Theory and Research into Practice (2-16-17)

Given the current sociocultural and sociopolitical climate, the call to systematically engage in social justice work is crucial. Despite the continuously growing body of scholarship on social justice-oriented topics and the infusion of social justice theory into therapy and teaching, there remains little discussion on what social justice work looks like and entails, limited practice-based instruction, and political and social activism can even be discouraged within various institutions (e.g., the academy, professional organizations, counseling centers/practices). This webinar aims to facilitate a discussion on how to put social justice theory and research into practice within various stages of professional identity (i.e., student, ECP, and mid-career professional).

Connecting Counseling Psychology Research to External Funding Priorities: An Introduction to Grant-Getting (3-13-17)

Learn the ins and outs of grant-getting from this esteemed group of counseling psychologists who individually and collectively have been awarded millions of dollars in external grant funding from a variety of federal agencies (i.e., Centers for Disease Control, Institute of Education Sciences, National Institute of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Justice, National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture). Take the unknown out of developing and submitting competitive grant proposals.
Discussion foci:
  • What makes counseling psychologists competitive for external funding and for what funding mechanisms are we well-positioned
  • Key pieces of wisdom and advice about pursuing grant funding and general proposal writing strategies (e.g., setting timelines, seeking feedback on grant proposals, collaborating with others) 
  • Specific recommendations regarding lessons learned about specific funding mechanisms (e.g., foundations, federal agencies)

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Taking Action Against Anti-Semitism: An Intergenerational Dialogue (3-23-17)

How can counseling psychologists take action to address anti-Semitism in their classrooms, clinical experience, and advocacy efforts? Counseling psychologists across training levels (e.g., student, early career professional, mid and late-career professionals) from diverse religious/spiritual and cultural backgrounds come together to discuss the types of anti-Semitism and the conditions that allow this type of oppression to foster.

Infusing Trans Issues into Counseling and Psychology Supervision and Training: Dialogue between Supervisees and Supervisors (4-17-17)

The APA endorsed the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients (2016) in 2015, and there are ample opportunities to infuse the use of the guidelines in psychological education, teaching, practice, research, and advocacy. Presenters discuss these opportunities, with a special focus on how supervisors and supervisees can work together to make their training sites trans-affirmative and culturally-responsive.


Virtual Connection and Development Series
Session 1: Networking Tips and Strategies for ECPs (5/15/2017)

This webinar will address a broad range of topics associated with networking, including the benefits of networking, who to network with, and tips for networking effectively. Areas will be discussed from the perspectives of an academician and clinician. This webinar is best suited for those who are experiencing difficulty with networking within diverse professional settings (e.g., academia, clinics, and conferences) and across psychology fields.  Presenters: Dr. Melanie Lantz and Dr. Valene Whittaker

Webinar objectives:

  • Recognize how networking enhances your career
  • Identify fulfilling networking opportunities
  • Learn strategies to establish and strengthen professional connections

Applying Psychology to Policy and Advocacy (5/18/2017)

Division 17 Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS) and the Interim Director of the APA Public Interest Directorate-Government Relations Office (PI-GRO) presented this social justice webinar on 5/18/2017.  This webinar is designed to train interested SAS members and counseling psychology professionals on how to bring empirical research findings to bear on public policy and to use psychology to advance human welfare. Presented by: Amalia Corby-Edwards, MS, Interim Director of PI-GRO and the Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer.

Health Care Reform and the Role of Counseling Psychology (7/13/2017)

With the current administration and significant changes taking place, many of us are motivated now more than ever to become politically engaged. In this webinar, you will learn from the expertise of APA Senior Legislative Officer Leo Rennie about timely legislation in
health care and implications for our work as psychology professionals. Hear from counseling  psychologists and APA fellow, Amber Hewitt, about her experience working in the Senate and translating psychology to policy. Anneliese Singh, VP for Diversity and Public Interest for Division 17, will discuss explicit connections to our values as Counseling Psychologists. Hosted by Bryana French, Director of Communications and Technology for Division 17.

Self-care among graduate students in Counseling Psychology (10/25/2017)

Division 17 Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS) presented this social justice webinar on 10/25/2017.  This webinar was designed to explore self-care among graduate students in Counseling Psychology. Specifically presenters:

  • Provided a review and analysis of current research and APA accredited counseling psychology programs’ emphasis on self-care for graduate students.
  • Discussed information on emerging trends in the intersecting areas of self-care and minority stress.
  • Explained of the principles and format of a graduate student self-care group and preliminary outcome results from a pilot program.

Presenters included doctoral students Rachel Turk from Radford University, Anil Lalwani from Cleveland State University, and Yamini Bellare from Ball State University.

The Academic Job Search: Finding a Good Fit (11/30/2017)

This webinar will address a broad range of topics associated with the academic job search, including how to market oneself, interviewing skills (e.g., job talk), and aspects to consider in identifying the best position for you. Specific Focus will be placed on how personal circumstances impact the job search, ranging from being a parent to an international professional. Areas will be discussed from the perspective of academicians at a wide range of University settings.

Presenters included: Dr. Melanie Lantz, Dr. Candice Hargon, and Dr. Tiffany O’Shaughnessy

Integrating with Your School and Community: A Practical Guide (12/08/2017)

This student-led webinar explored the practical ways that universities and psychology organizations could partner with community services for the purpose of giving back to the community and applying professional expertise in a practical setting. A panel of doctoral and masters students shared their experiences of networking, leadership, and service within the field of psychology. In addition, they provided practical tips and suggestions, and gave webinar participants an opportunity to ask questions and share ideas.

Presenters: Hope Covington, Samantha Hinnenkamp, Ashley Schoener (graudate students from Ball State University)