2017 January Announcements

Presidential Announcements

January 2017

Here are the January Announcements!

2017 Great Lakes Conference – March 31 – April 2, 2017

2017 Great Lakes Regional Counseling Psychology Conference

“Get in on the Action! Science, Practice, and Social Change”
Friday and Saturday, March 31 – April 1, 2017
Ball State University
L. A. Pittenger Student Center
Muncie, Indiana

The 2017 Great Lakes Regional Counseling Psychology Conference is firmly rooted in the history of counseling psychology, while recognizing the importance of taking ACTION through science, practice, and social change activities. This is the 29thAnniversary of the Great Lakes Regional Counseling Psychology Conference. The keynote address will be given by Martin Heesacker, SCP/D17 President and is entitled “Counseling Psychology in the Trump Era.”

Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend and submit poster, paper, symposium, and roundtable proposals. Online registration for the conference opened on January 1st, 2017. If you have questions, please email greatlakes2017@gmail.com.

Hosted by: Ball State’s Department of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology and Counseling

Call for Society of Counseling Psychology Division 17 Student Awards Nominations – Feb 15, Deadline!

This year’s deadline for the student awards category is Wednesday, February 15, 2017. A list of the student awards can be found on the Division’s website: https://www.div17.org/about-scp/awards/scp-awards/ In order to nominate a student, please follow the specific instructions on the awards website, as the two awards have differing nomination requirements. All completed nominations should be emailed to awards@div17.org, although if you have questions about the awards process, feel free to contact me at my university email dmollen@mail.twu.edu

Here is a summary of the awards:

The Barbara A. Kirk Award

The Barbara A. Kirk Award is presented in recognition of outstanding student-initiated research (dissertation or other).  The award, which includes a cash award, was established to honor the late Barbara A. Kirk.

The Donald E. Super Fellowship

The Donald E. Super Fellowship is awarded to support dissertation research on a topic related to career development and is accompanied by a cash award.

We know nominating others for awards is a task that requires time and thought and we sincerely appreciate your efforts in helping us identify those students who are deserving of this recognition.

With gratitude,

Debra Mollen, Ph.D.

2017 Hospitality Space During 2017 APA Annual Meeting

We are pleased to announce the call for Hospitality Space Requests for the 2017 Convention of the American Psychological Association. The APA Convention will be held in Washington, D.C., from August 3rd through August 6th.
The deadline for submitting requests for the SCP Hospitality Space is April 30th. If possible, please submit your requests sooner if you would like them to be included in the Division Programming Guide.

If you need to request meeting space in the Hospitality Space at the 2017 APA Convention in Washington, D.C., please submit your request via SurveyMonkey:

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail myself and the Hospitality Space Committee Chair-Elect, Dr. Kerrie Wilkins-Yel, at SCPHospitalitySpace@gmail.com.
As in prior years when in D.C., The Division 17 Hospitality Space will be located at:

Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church
900 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Best Regards,


Mel Lantz, Hospitality Space Committee Chair
Kerrie Wilkins-Yel, Hospitality Space Committee Chair-Elect


Division 17 Diversity and Public Interest Webinar Series – Spring 2017

Counseling Psychologists for Peace and Action: Putting Social Justice Theory and Research into Practice

Evelyn Hunter, PhD and Brittan Lee Davis, MA

February 16, 2017 (Thursday) at 6:00 pm EDT/5:00 pm CDT/3:00 pm PDT

Login at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8347097933434338051


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).



Taking Action Against Anti-Semitism: An Intergenerational Dialogue

Dan Walinsky, PhD, Amy Reynolds, PhD, Saba Rasheed Ali, Ph.D., and Heidi Hutman, M.A.

March 23, 2017 (Thursday) at 2:00 pm EDT/1:00 pm CDT/12:00 pm PDT

Login at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7001772889083075587


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.



Infusing Trans Issues into Counseling Psychology Supervision and Training: Dialogue between Supervisees and Supervisors 

Wendy Gonzalez-Canal, MA, lore m. dickey, PhD, and Anneliese A. Singh, PhD

April 17, 2017 (Monday) at 12:00 pm EDT/11:00 am CDT/9:00 am PDT

Login at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/949800305548263683


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.



Webinar Held January 20, 2017 – Recording Link Below

Believing Black Lives Matter: Integrating Strategy and Spontaneity in Social Movement for Students and Early Career Professionals

Candice Crowell, PhD, Jameca Falconer, PhD, and Reuben Faloughi

January 20, 2017 (Friday) at 12:00 pm EDT/11:00 am CDT/9:00 am PDT

SCP Webinar Recordings Can Be Found at : https://www.div17.org/resources/scp-webinars/


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 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.


Feedback Welcome!
We welcome your feedback on SCP priorities and activities. I encourage you to reach out to me or any other member of the SCP Executive Board to share your thoughts, perspectives, and concerns. Contact information for Executive Board members can be found at www.div17.org/.


Martin Heesacker, Ph.D.
President, Society of Counseling Psychology (Div17, APA)

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