ECP Leadership and Service

Join the ECP Committee!

Every year, the Early Career Professionals (ECP) Committee welcomes 3 new colleagues to the committee to represent and advocate for ECP interests, including developing ECP-focused programs and participating in divisional leadership activities. Our mission is to provide a home for early career folks where we find resources, share stories, build a community, and fight for social justice and against anti-Black racism, colonialism, and other forms of oppression. We are committed to providing accessible and equitable events, opportunities, and recognitions that elevate ECP visibility and excellence, as well as to collaborate on dismantling White supremacy within our organization.

Members of Division 17 who are within 10 years of receiving their doctoral degrees as well as graduate students completing their final year of doctoral studies are eligible for appointment. We are proud to continue to work on ways to provide equitable access to leadership and compose a committee of members that represent those whom we serve as closely as we are able.

Here is some information about the appointment:

  1. Selected new committee members have a 3-year term. 
  2. All 3 new members are included on the elections slate for the ECP Chair-Elect for the following year, a position that is voted on by SCP membership as consistent with our by-laws.
  3. The new member who becomes the Chair-Elect will have a 4-year term: first year as a member; second, third, and fourth year as Chair-Elect, Chair, and Past Chair. During the year as ECP Chair, this member also serves as the ECP representative to and is a voting member of the SCP Executive Board.

Here is some information about the application:

  1. Answer questions on (a) your interests in joining us and relevant experiences, (b) any projects or initiatives you would like to contribute to, and (b) your commitment to combating anti-Black racism and colonialism.
  2. Indicate your commitment for the entire term, including possibility of becoming Chair-Elect.
  3. Indicate your willingness to attend the APA Conventions and to organize ECP programming.
  4. Include your CV

We wholeheartedly invite you to join us, and are happy to answer questions and facilitate the process for you. We strongly encourage mentors and colleagues to encourage and empower ECPs you know to apply. Please feel free to direct your queries to the Chair of ECP Committee.

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APA Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP)

In 2015, APA established a Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP) to represent the unique interests and concerns of psychologists in the first 10 years of their careers. In 2016, a new APA Office on Early Career Psychologists (ECPs) was created. CECP supports the needs of ECPs within and outside APA through advocacy and facilitating the development of resources.

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