Professional Practice


The Section for the Professional Practice of Counseling Psychology within the APA Society for Counseling Psychology (Division 17) aims to promote the professional practice of Counseling Psychology by:

  • Enhancing the professional practice of Counseling Psychology as the science and profession of psychology evolve and as our social and global contexts change;
  • Demonstrating a commitment to professional practice that is strength-based, culturally responsive and socially just;
  • Bringing together counseling psychologists and other affiliates who specialize and/or have an interest in a broad range of professional practice issues in Counseling Psychology;
  • Maintaining a support network and a forum for sharing ideas and common experiences among counseling psychologists and other affiliates who have an interest in a broad range of professional practice issues in Counseling Psychology;
  • Advancing the professional practice of Counseling Psychology through mentorship, education, training, and advocacy; and
  • Increasing the presence of professionals and students in practice-oriented careers and training in leadership and governance within SCP, APA, and in their local communities.

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Section Chair 

Christopher Stults
Term: 2021-2022
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