2017 September Announcements

Dear SCP Member and Affiliates Colleagues,

Before I share my announcements this month, I do want to acknowledge that it has been a trying time for many of us with the continued impact of the hurricanes, earthquakes, and explosions including the refugee crisis in Myanmar. My thoughts are with all who have been affected and hope that you have been able to connect with your families and friends. This is also a time for you to take care of yourselves as you continue to engage in the important work that you do in your settings.

The following list of SCP announcements and news items may be of interest to you:

SCP Endorses Rosie Phillips Bingham, Ph.D. for President

SCP’s Executive Board voted to endorse one candidate for APA president, Rosie Phillips Bingham, Ph.D. Please consider giving her your #1 vote in the APA President’s election this fall. You can read more about this by going to: http://www.div17.org/scp-connect/general-anouncements/rosie-bingham-receives-sole-endorsement-d17-apa-president/

You can learn more about Rosie by going to her website: https://www.rosiebinghamforapapresident.com

By now, you should have received an email, or hard copy ballot if your email is not on file with APA, of the 2018 APA presidential election so that you can vote for Rosie. We need to advocate for her far and wide. Reach out to at least 10 APA members from other divisions that are the unusual suspects. If you have not received your APA ballot, please contact Garnett Coad, gcoad@apa.org. Thank you to those of you who have already voted!

Leadership Academy Call for Applications – October 1 Deadline!

Counseling psychology doctoral students and early career psychologists (10 years or less since doctorate) who are interested in and committed to leadership in the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) are invited to apply for the SCP Leadership Academy which is designed to inspire, recruit, and train future leaders in counseling psychology.  Participants will attend a leadership-training program, receive mentoring, and complete a leadership project related to current SCP initiatives. For more information, go to: http://www.div17.org/groups/scp-leadership-academy/call-for-applications/

2018 APA Annual Conference Call for Collaborative Program Proposals – October 13, Deadline

The deadline for collaborative programming proposals is 10/13/2017. Collaborative programming has been a new initiative by APA the past few years to encourage collaboration among divisions. Submitters will need to identify a minimum of two divisions that are relevant to the proposal content (and that would review the proposal). For more information, please refer to the APA 2018 Convention website. The Division 17 theme for this year’s conference is “Leadership through Advocacy: Influencing and Advancing Change.”

If you would like to develop a collaborative proposal or have any questions, please let us know. Contact SCP’s Program Chair for the 2018 convention, Melissa Morgan Consoli (mmorganconsoli@div17.org) and/or SCP President Arpana Inman (agi2@lehigh.edu).

Please note that this deadline is separate from the deadline for division programming of 12/1/2017. The 2018 APA Annual Conference Call for Proposals opened earlier this month.

2018 APA Annual Conference Call for Division Program Proposals – December 1, 2017, Deadline

The 2018 APA Convention Call for Division Proposals has been issued and the submission deadline is Thursday, December 1, 2017, 5:00 pm, EST. Please note that this is separate from the collaborative programming deadline of October 13, 2017.

The 2018 APA Convention will be held in San Francisco, CA. (August 9 – August 12, Thursday through Sunday). The Call for Proposals is available on the APA website, http://www.apa.org/convention/proposals.aspx.

Proposals must be submitted electronically via the APA website.

2018 SCP Theme: President Arpana Inman’s program theme for Division 17

Society of Counseling Psychology (SCP) is Leadership through Advocacy: Influencing and Advancing Change. We invite symposia (50 minutes), roundtables, and posters that focus on this theme and presidential initiatives. Please note that we are not accepting paper presentations. See http://www.div17.org for more information on the mission, goals, and approaches of Counseling Psychology.

More information about convention related deadlines and programming can be found at http://www.apa.org/convention/proposals.aspx

Contact SCP’s Program Chair for the 2018 convention, Melissa Morgan Consoli (mmorganconsoli@div17.org) with any questions, and/or SCP President Arpana Inman (agi2@lehigh.edu).

2018 APA Annual Conference Call for Reviewers – October 27, 2017 Deadline

The SCP Program committee is seeking professional reviewers (3-year term) and student reviewers (1-year term) to review division proposals for the 2018 American Psychological Association (APA) Convention in San Francisco, CA.  As members of Division 17, you have the opportunity to have an active voice in the types of presentations you wish to have showcased at the convention by becoming a Program Committee Member.

After the December 1, 2017 APA submission deadline, proposals will be distributed to reviewers online by December 11, 2017. All reviews have to be returned online no later than December 22, 2017. Each program committee member will receive 8 to 12 proposals and will have access to proposals via the APA online convention program system, which allow submission of reviews on-line.

If you wish to serve in this capacity or would like more information, please contact Melissa Morgan Consoli, Ph.D., 2018 Program Committee Chair, University of California Santa Barbara, mmorganconsoli@div17.org.

Society of Counseling Psychology AwardsNovember 15, Deadline

The 2017-2018 Society of Counseling Psychology Awards call for nominations will be issued shortly and the deadline is November 15, 2017.  This year’s award co-chairs are Debra Mollen, DMollen@twu.edu, and Thomandra Sam, dr.t.samiam@gmail.com. Please nominate yourself or a deserving colleague.

Jessica Henderson Daniels Citizen Psychologist – June 1, 2018 Deadline

APA is seeking nominations for individuals who will be recognized as a “citizen psychologist” by 2018 APA President Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD. The Citizen Psychologist Initiative will be a major focus of Daniel’s year as APA president. Awarding of APA Presidential Citations is an annual tradition recognizing outstanding psychologists from all branches of the discipline. Based on the definition of citizen psychologist, a nominee should:

  • Serve as a leader in one’s identified community.
  • Contribute to improving the lives of all through continued engagement in significant activities such as public service, volunteerism, board membership and other strategic roles not necessarily associated with the day-to-day work of one’s career.
  • Bring psychological science and expertise to bear on existing challenges to improve community well-being locally, nationally and/or globally.

More information can be found by going to: http://www.apa.org/about/governance/president/citation/citizen-psychologist-nomination.aspx. Lets nominate our colleagues. You may send your nominations to SCP President at agi2@lehigh.edu or to Le Ondra Clark Harvey at leondraclark@gmail.com.

Opportunities to Get Involved!

If you are interested in serving on an SCP committee, please contact SCP President Elect Ruth Fassinger at rfassing@umd.edu. There are a variety of committees upon which appointments will be made. For more information on SCP committees, go to: http://www.div17.org/about-scp/governance/committee-chairs-reporting-to-the-president/

We welcome your feedback on all SCP priorities and activities. I encourage you to reach out to me or any member of the SCP Executive Board to share your thoughts or perspectives. Contact information for Executive Board members can be found at www.div17.org/

Best,

Arpana G. Inman, Ph.D.
President, Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17, American Psychological Association)
e-mail: arpana.inman@lehigh.edu
Phone: (610)-758-4443

 

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