2017 March 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 29th Anniversary 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. Questions can be directed to: greatlakes2017@gmail.com.

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


SCP Elections in April

Look for your ballot electronically from APA to vote in the SCP elections, on or following April 15, 2017. You will have an opportunity to read candidates’ statements before voting. For those who receive a paper ballot, a website address will be provided on the ballot so that candidates’ statements can be read online.


2017 APA Annual Conference Registration Opens Monday, April 17

Registration for the APA Annual Convention, August 3 – 6, opens Monday, April 17. At this time, you can book your housing, in addition to completing your registration. Soon after, the SCP headquarters hotel will be known, although most meetings will take place at the Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, as they have in the past. For more information, go to: http://www.apa.org/convention/index.aspx


APA Marching for Science – April 22, 2017

APA is marching for science on Saturday, April 22 2017. APA will provide a meeting place for psychologists and their friends and family who plan to attend the march in Washington. If you can’t make it to D.C., you can still march at one of several hundred announced satellite marches. As a prelude to the march, APA will offer advocacy training on Friday, April 21, noon EDT, at its Washington, D.C., headquarters. The training session, “Beyond the March: Advocating for Psychological Science,” will focus on how to communicate effectively with policymakers about the importance of psychological research and evidence-based policy. The session will also be live-streamed. For more information, go to: http://www.apa.org/about/gr/science/march-for-science.aspx


2017 Hospitality Space During 2017 APA Annual Meeting – April 30Deadline

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.  Please submit your request via SurveyMonkey:

If you have any questions, e-mail Hospitality Space Committee Chair, Mel Lantz, melmlantz@gmail.com, 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.

SCP Webinars and You!

Mark Your Calendar for this Upcoming SCP Webinar!

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.


In Case You Missed Them Check Out Past SCP Webinars

In case you missed them, check out the recordings from SCP’s spring webinar series, and past webinars, by going to: https://www.div17.org/resources/scp-webinars/

This includes:

  • Taking Action Against Anti-Semitism: An Intergenerational Dialogue
  • Connecting Counseling Psychology Research to External Funding Priorities: An Introduction to Grant-Getting
  • Counseling Psychologists for Peace and Action: Putting Social Justice Theory and Research into Practice
  • Believing Black Lives Matter: Integrating Strategy and Spontaneity in Social Movement for Students and Early Career Professionals


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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