SCP Webinars

SCP sponsors webinars on a variety of topics that range from strategies on professional development to discussions about current day events. Webinars are freely available to all members. The links to the audio/video are located below. Note that webinars have been grouped into major domains to improve accessibility. To access a webinar, expand the corresponding major domain and click the  title. The webinar will open in a separate page. To see the full list of all the webinars, please visit the SCP YouTube channel.

SCP Webinars will be posted to this page as they become available. (Please expand each of the following headings to see the corresponding videos)

Advocacy Engagement Among Counseling Psychologists

The Advocacy Toolkit was developed as a result of a joint effort between four divisions of APA: Division 17, Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 27, Society for Community Research and Action, Division 35, Society for the Psychology of Women, and Division 45, Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race. The goals were to develop a science-based high-quality advocacy toolkit that highlights different forms of advocacy strategies to inform policy at the local and state levels and to build a community of grassroots psychologist advocates that can intervene to promote wellbeing in the communities in which they reside.  

Join us for an important and timely webinar discussing how to navigate advocacy and allyship when we have privileged identities and hold positions of power. Hear from several panelists as they share about their professional knowledge and experiences, across different career stages in academia, research, and practice, as well as sharing about their personal identities and experiences. Following the panelists’ presentation, a short Q&A will be held with webinar participants.

Division 17 Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS) and the Interim Director of the APA Public Interest Directorate-Government Relations Office (PI-GRO) presented this social justice webinar on 5/18/2017. This webinar is designed to train interested SAS members and counseling psychology professionals on how to bring empirical research findings to bear on public policy and to use psychology to advance human welfare. Presented by: Amalia Corby-Edwards, MS, Interim Director of PI-GRO and the Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer.

Given the current sociocultural and sociopolitical climate, the call to systematically engage in social justice work is crucial. Despite the continuously growing body of scholarship on social justice-oriented topics and the infusion of social justice theory into therapy and teaching, there remains little discussion on what social justice work looks like and entails, limited practice-based instruction, and political and social activism can even be discouraged within various institutions (e.g., the academy, professional organizations, counseling centers/practices). This webinar aims to facilitate a discussion on how to put social justice theory and research into practice within various stages of professional identity (i.e., student, ECP, and mid-career professional).

This webinar kicked off the Spring 2017 Division 17 Diversity and Public Interest Webinar Series. What does it look like when we believe Black Lives Matter at the systemic, organizational, community, interpersonal, and intrapsychic levels? This webinar will build on the work of Black Lives Matter activism in and outside of counseling and psychology to detail attitudinal and positional strategies that forward social justice. The webinar will also highlight a theory of spontaneity to guide when and how to go “off script” to engage creative methods of social movement. Practice, education/training, research, and leadership implications will be discussed. Many thanks to the wonderful and powerful presenters, Dr. Candice Crowell, Dr. Jameca Falconer, and Reuben Faloughi.

How can counseling psychologists take action to address anti-Semitism in their classrooms, clinical experience, and advocacy efforts? Counseling psychologists across training levels (e.g., student, early career professional, mid and late-career professionals) from diverse religious/spiritual and cultural backgrounds come together to discuss the types of anti-Semitism and the conditions that allow this type of oppression to foster.

With the current administration and significant changes taking place, many of us are motivated now more than ever to become politically engaged. In this webinar, you will learn from the expertise of APA Senior Legislative Officer Leo Rennie about timely legislation in health care and implications for our work as psychology professionals. Hear from counseling psychologists and APA fellow, Amber Hewitt, about her experience working in the Senate and translating psychology to policy. Anneliese Singh, VP for Diversity and Public Interest for Division 17, will discuss explicit connections to our values as Counseling Psychologists. Hosted by Bryana French, Director of Communications and Technology for Division 17.

Adaptation of “Making a Difference in the Lives of ALL Students” regarding diversity in the college campus environment. The aim is to increase understanding of multicultural competence and discuss ways to create multicultural change on campus.

Presented by Dr. Amy Reynolds
Facilitated by Miranda Dean

Counseling Diverse Populations

The APA endorsed the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients (2016) in 2015, and there are ample opportunities to infuse the use of the guidelines in psychological education, teaching, practice, research, and advocacy. Presenters discuss these opportunities, with a special focus on how supervisors and supervisees can work together to make their training sites trans-affirmative and culturally-responsive.

In this webinar Dr. Maddy Cunningham provided an overview of Spirituality and Trauma in counseling. Specifically, this webinar focused on the client’s change in world view and using the client’s religious beliefs to cope with trauma. The webinar ended with a discussion section whereby viewers were invited to ask questions and make comments on the topic. **A part of SAS Webinar Series.

This webinar provided a general review of adoption and adoption-related concepts for counseling professionals. Structured like an on-line lecture, the webinar covered the following information:

– Early assumptions about adoption and reviewed the impact on psychological research relevant to adoptees
– Common psychosocial experiences of adoptees
– General suggestions and resources for working with adoptees
– A counseling example and Q& A with the facilitators.

Panelists included the Co-chairs of SCP Adoption Research and Practice Special Interest Group: Dr. Oh Myo Kim (Boston College) and Dr. Kimberly J. Langrehr (University of Missouri – Kansas City).

Professional Development (e.g., Consultation, Leadership, Networking, Grants, Self-Care, etc.)

This webinar will address a broad range of topics associated with consultation within the field of psychology.  Topics addressed will include identifying your niche, establishing yourself as a consultant, and practical and ethnic consideration in engaging consultation. This webinar is best suited for students and ECPs who are considering incorporating consultation as a part of their professional role. Part of the ECP Virtual Connection and Development Series (Session 4).

More than ever before, there are opportunities for early career psychologists to get involved in leadership positions across the American Psychological Association. Furthermore, the future of psychology depends on new voices guiding the way. In this webinar, you will learn and ask questions about APA’s governance structure, the roles and social benefits of many of its boards and committees, and effective nominations processes that can lead you to service.

Presented by Dr. Eddy Ameen, Division 17 Member and Director of the APA Office on Early Career Psychologists.

  • Connecting Counseling Psychology Research to External Funding Priorities: An Introduction to Grant-Getting (audio only)
Learn the ins and outs of grant-getting from this esteemed group of counseling psychologists who individually and collectively have been awarded millions of dollars in external grant funding from a variety of federal agencies (i.e., Centers for Disease Control, Institute of Education Sciences, National Institute of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Justice, National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture). Take the unknown out of developing and submitting competitive grant proposals.
Download the audio for this webinar here: 

This webinar addressed a broad range of topics associated with networking, including the benefits of networking, who to network with, and tips for networking effectively. Areas were discussed from the perspectives of an academician and a clinician. This webinar is best suited for those who are experiencing difficulty with networking within diverse professional settings (e.g., academia, clinics, and conferences) and across psychology fields.

Presenters: Dr. Melanie Lantz and Dr. Valene Whittaker

This webinar was designed to explore self-care among graduate students in Counseling Psychology. Specifically presenters:

Provided a review and analysis of current research and APA accredited counseling psychology programs’ emphasis on self-care for graduate students.

Discussed information on emerging trends in the intersecting areas of self-care and minority stress.

Explained of the principles and format of a graduate student self-care group and preliminary outcome results from a pilot program.

Presenters included doctoral students Rachel Turk from Radford University, Anil Lalwani from Cleveland State University, and Yamini Bellare from Ball State University.

This student-led webinar explored the practical ways that universities and psychology organizations could partner with community services for the purpose of giving back to the community and applying professional expertise in a practical setting. A panel of doctoral and masters students shared their experiences of networking, leadership, and service within the field of psychology. In addition, they provided practical tips and suggestions, and gave webinar participants an opportunity to ask questions and share ideas.

Presenters: Hope Covington, Samantha Hinnenkamp, Ashley Schoener (graudate students from Ball State University)

Dr. Karisa Peer will share how she has created a video chat support group for new moms and Bezya Sinan, a graduate student from Seton Hall University will discuss a free gratitude App called Zest which she created as an intervention to improve well-being. Part of the SAS Webinar Series.

Pre-Doctoral Internship

This webinar for graduate students focuses on the many steps involved in pre-doctoral internship application and decision-making. Knowledgeable panelists discuss making decisions about readiness-to-apply, including completion of program requirements (such as dissertation proposal) and gaining faculty approval. Panelists also discuss how to identify training interests, as well as how to select potential internship sites based on the candidate’s personal interests and experience. Finally, details are provided about specific application materials including logs, essays, and letters of reference. Panelists include: Marie Miville, PhD (Div17 VP for Education, Teacher’s College, Columbia), Eve Adams, PhD (Training Director, New Mexico State University), Mary Ann Covey, PhD (Training Director, Texas A&M Counseling Service), Brittan Davis, MEd (UPenn CAPS, Intern 2016-2017), Mike Martin, PhD (Psychology Executive, Atlanta VA Medical Center), and Chris Sheldon, PhD (Chief Psychologist, Denver Health).

This webinar for graduate students focuses on post-application pre-doctoral internship concerns including interviewing, initial decisions/ranking, and transitioning into the intern role. Information and advice are also included on post-doc and faculty position applications, with a focus on the unique concerns of Counseling Psychology students. Panelists include: Marie Miville, PhD (Div17 VP for Education, Teacher’s College, Columbia), Eve Adams, PhD (Training Director, New Mexico State University), Mary Ann Covey, PhD (Training Director, Texas A&M Counseling Service), Mike Martin, PhD (Psychology Executive, Atlanta VA Medical Center), and Chris Sheldon, PhD (Chief Psychologist, Denver Health).

The Academic & Clinical Job Search Process

Interested in learning more about career options available for clinical and counseling psychologists? The purpose of this webinar is to explore the three varying career paths of panelists Dr. Sharon Bowman, Dr. Lina Burkhart, and Dr. LeRoy Reese. All three panelists are at different stages in their career and have held a variety of applied, administrative, research, and teaching positions. Each panelist will provide brief information about their career path followed by Q&A with participants.

Panelists: Dr. Sharon Bowmanm, Dr. Lina Burkhart, and Dr. LeRoy Reese

Facilitated by: Student Affiliates of 17 Scholarship, Engagement, and Collaboration pillar (Samantha Hinnenkamp, Hope Covington, Ashley Schoener)

This webinar will address a broad range of topics associated with the clinical job search focusing on perspectives of clinicians in university counseling centers, community mental health agencies, and Veterans Affairs administrations. Topics addressed will include determining which clinical settings and positions align with your personal and professional goals, as well as identifying skills for interviewing successfully. This webinar is best suited for students and ECPs who are considering or have submitted applications and are preparing for the interview process.

Presenters: Dr. Jenny Bannister, Dr. Gabrielle Jones, Dr. Brandi Pritchett-Johnson

Click HERE for the webinar slides.

This webinar will address a broad range of topics associated with the academic job search, including how to market oneself, interviewing skills (e.g., job talk), and aspects to consider in identifying the best position for you. Specific Focus will be placed on how personal circumstances impact the job search, ranging from being a parent to an international professional. Areas will be discussed from the perspective of academicians at a wide range of University settings.

Presenters included: Dr. Melanie Lantz, Dr. Candice Hargon, and Dr. Tiffany O’Shaughnessy