Vice President for International Affairs

Ayse Ciftci is an Associate Professor and the Training Director of Counseling Psychology program at Purdue University.  Her research program is on multicultural psychology with a focus on international issues. She is a member of Divisions 17, 35, 45 and 52 and an APA Fellow in Divisions 17 and 52 (International Psychology). In 2014, she was named Purdue University Faculty Scholar in recognition of her scholarly accomplishments and received a Presidential Citation from President Nadine Kaslow for her work on international psychology and ECP issues. Dr. Ciftci has been involved in Division 17 in a number of different roles (inaugural editor of Newsletter: International Section of Counseling Psychology (ISOC); International Section Membership Co-Chair; Co-Coordinator 2012 Great Lakes Conference at Purdue University; Co-Chair of International Committee for the 2014 Counseling Psychology Conference in Atlanta). She also served on the Division 52 (International Psychology) for three years as Secretary. Dr. Ciftci also had significant roles in APA governance (Member of APA Committee on Early Career Psychologists; Chair of the APA Committee on Early Career Psychologists; ember of APA Implementation Work Group in 2013-2014). Dr. Ciftci also served on President Kaslow’s education and training initiative, Opening Doors Summit: Facilitating Transitions from Doctoral Education to First Job. Currently, she is the President-Elect for Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs.