APA 2017


This page summarizes information about the upcoming 2017 APA Convention in Washington, DC, USA, which will be held August 3rd (Thursday) through August 6th (Sunday), with pre-conference events occurring on August 2nd (Wednesday).

Check this page periodically, as new information and updates will be posted as they become available.

You may view and download the SCP @ 2017 APA Convention Programming Guide at any time.  This guide is updated periodically and contains information on the following:

  • Welcome to the SCP @ 2017 APA Convention Programming Guide
  • Welcome Message from SCP President
  • SCP Leadership Roster
  • SCP Hospitality Space Schedule
  • SCP Official APA Convention Programming
  • SCP Collaborative Programming with other APA Divisions
  • SCP Section Programming
  • SCP Continuing Education Programming
  • SCP ECP Programming Highlights
  • SCP Student Programming Highlights
  •          SCP Practitioner Focused Guide

Introduction from the SCP Program Chairs

Melissa and I are excited to provide the Society’s program schedule for the American Psychological Association 2017 Annual Convention in Washington, DC.  As one of the divisions with the most programming hours, we will have a total of 35 general sessions and 5 theme-based poster sessions (Mental Health and Wellbeing; Vocational and Career Development; Education and Training; Multicultural, Social Justice, and Advocacy; Counseling Interventions and Psychotherapy). In addition, our efforts to participate in the Collaborative Program initiative continue to be very successful, and Division 17 will participate in 9 collaborative sessions as either a primary or secondary division. We thank all of the submitters and reviewers who helped create this diverse and intellectually stimulating program. Please note that changes to session and event dates and times are still possible; thus, please check with the official APA program to ensure that you have the most accurate schedule.

We hope everyone has a wonderful time learning, networking, and catching up with friends, students, and colleagues in DC!

Mary Ann Covey                                                Melissa L. Morgan Consoli
Division 17 Program Chair                              Division 17 Program Co-Chair
Texas A&M University                                     University of California Santa Barbara
mcovey@div17.org                                           mmorgan@div17.org

Using the APA Convention Smartphone App for SCP Programming

All official programming for Division 17 and all other divisions can be browsed and saved to your personal schedule via the APA Convention App*, available for Android and iPhone.  A web browser version of the Convention App compatible with Windows operating systems is also available.  The webmaster highly recommends trying out the App if you have a smartphone, but don’t forget that the App does not list SCP Hospitality Suite programming… please consult the SCP @ 2017 APA Convention Programming Guide  for that programming information.

*The webmaster recommends opening the App, clicking on the “Sessions” icon, then selecting the following hierarchical menu item sequence to surf D17 programming by day: Browse by Division –> SponsorDiv –> Browse by Sub-Track –> 17.  Click the “star” icon to save any and all interesting sessions to “My Schedule”, which you can later access from the home screen of the App.  Please note that the hierarchical menu can lead you to dead-ends due to poor programming, so use the hierarchical menu sequence listed above for D17 sponsored programming.  If you want to search all official Convention programming by day, click on the “session” icon, then select “Browse by Day”.

For Students and First-Time Attendees

For students, APAGS has excellent resources for students wanting to learn more about how to have an enjoyable and productive Convention experience.

Students, please consider volunteering for the SCP Hospitality Space.  It’s a great way to meet new people and friends within our sub-specialty!

Also, check out APA’s page on frequently asked questions for first-time attendees.

Division 17 Hospitality Space Info

The Society of Counseling Psychology will be holding its hospitality space at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church (900 Massachusetts Ave), during the 2017 Convention.

If you are an SCP group and would like to request meeting space, please
click the following link to complete your request via Survey Monkey,
(now closed).  The deadline to respond is April 30, 2017.

For questions about the hospitality space, please contact Mel Lantz, Hospitality Space Committee Chair, or Kerrie Wilkins-Yel, Hospitality Space Committee Chair-Elect, at SCPHospitalitySpace@gmail.com.

Logistical Advice for Getting from Denver Airport to Downtown Hotels/Convention Center

There are 3 airports near the DC Convention Center: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.  You can take a taxi, van, bus, Amtrak, or Metrorail from certain airports to DC Convention Center area (details).  If you fly into Ronald Reagan (DCA), the webmaster recommends taking the Yellow Line Metrorail as it is convenient and inexpensive.

Archived information about Division 17 at past APA Conventions: