2015 August Announcements

Jim Lichtenberg headshot2015 August SCP Announcements


Dear SCP members and affiliates,


I am honored to serve as your 2015-2016 SCP President and look forward to working with you in the coming year.  Over this next year, I will work diligently to fulfill my duties to SCP while
delivering my initiatives to better advance the Society.


My presidential theme is SCP: Fulfilling our Mission as an Organization and Profession. In support of this, my initiatives and related actions are:


Education and Training

  1. Update the Counseling Psychology model training program to reflect changes in education/training expectation since 2005–the last iteration of the model training program:
  • Competencies
  • Counseling Psychology Practice in Primary Care
  • Accreditation for Health Service Psychology
  • Expectations re: research training


  1. Examine and clarify what should be the relationship of SCP to masters-level training (accreditation, licensure and employment opportunities)


Research and Scholarship

Develop counseling psychology research generation support mechanisms [including the funding of research] within SCP–identifying research priorities and funding mechanisms


Ethical and Competent Practice

Develop resource bank to support practitioner outcome accountability and professional growth/expertise development


Here are the August-September Announcements:




SCP’s Executive Board voted to endorse the following candidates for APA president as follows:


  1.  Jessica Henderson Daniel, Ph.D.
  2. Sharon Bowman, Ph.D
  3. Antonio Puente, Ph.D.


You can read the candidate statements by going to:  http://www.apa.org/monitor/2015/05/candidates.aspx.


Please join me in congratulating SCP APA Council Representative Dr. Roberta Nutt, who is a recipient of one of this year’s APA Committee on Women in Psychology’s (CWP) Leadership Awards!


2012-08-04 21.48.18 EDITEDThe Fellows nomination deadline is September 18th, 2015 and completed Applications are due October 16, 2015. You can nominate yourself or someone else by simply emailing the person’s name, email address, and Vita to Fellows Chair Dr. Arpana Inman (agi2@lehigh.edu).  More information is available on our Fellows website, https://www.div17.org/about-scp/fellowship/fellowship-nominations/


The 2016 Leadership Academy call for applications is now available.  To review the application and apply, click here. Dr. Linda Forrest and Dr. Lali McCubbin are the lead faculty.


The 2015-2016 Society of Counseling Psychology Awards Call for Nominations will be issued shortly.  This year’s award chair is Dr. Eric Sauer.  Please nominate yourself or a deserving colleague.


The APA 2016 Call for Proposals for Denver will be out shortly.

Dr. Sue Crowley, 2015 Program Chair, will provide more information on this topic as it becomes available from APA.


Here’s to a productive and enjoyable year ahead!


James W. Lichtenberg, PhD, ABPP

President, Society of Counseling Psychology (Div17, APA)


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