Presidential Announcement – October 2017

Dear SCP Member and Affiliates Colleagues,

This continues to be a stressful month for many of our colleagues, family, and friends. Puerto Rico continues to grapple with lack of power and other resources in the after math of Hurricane Maria, as well as our citizens and colleagues in the US Virgin Islands,  who are also being left out of public awareness, significant press coverage, and access to help and resources. Those in the Sonoma and Napa areas are continuing to recover from the horrific fires.  In addition to donating funds through different organizations, a local university in my area is helping in a unique way: Also, here is a link on how to help those affected in Sonoma and Napa: Do continue to reach out and offer support and keep them in your prayers.

The following list of SCP announcements and news items may be of interest to you:

SCP Endorses Rosie Phillips Bingham, Ph.D. for President – There is still time to vote (deadline – October 30).

SCP’s Executive Board voted to endorse one candidate for APA president, Rosie Phillips Bingham, Ph.D. Please consider giving her your #1 vote in the APA President’s election this fall. You can read more about this by going to:

You can learn more about Rosie by going to her website:

By now, you should have received an email, or hard copy ballot if your email is not on file with APA, of the 2018 APA presidential election so that you can vote for Rosie. We need to advocate for her far and wide. Reach out to at least 10 APA members from other divisions that are the unusual suspects. If you have not received your APA ballot, please contact Garnett Coad,

2017 APA Bylaws Amendments Ballot Coming Soon

2017 APA Bylaws Amendments ballot will be sent electronically on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS) Webinar Recording Soon Available – Self-Care Among Graduate Students in Counseling Psychology
The recording from this webinar which took place, Wednesday, October 25, will soon be posted to the SCP website, Presenters discussed how programs are emphasizing self-care; emerging trends in the intersecting areas of self-care and minority stress; and a graduate student self-care group developed and implemented by current graduate students in Counseling Psychology.

2018 APA Annual Conference Call for Division Program Proposals – December 1, 2017, Deadline

The 2018 APA Convention Call for Division Proposals has been issued and the submission deadline is Thursday, December 1, 2017, 5:00 pm, EST. Please note that this is separate from the collaborative programming deadline of October 13, 2017.

The 2018 APA Convention will be held in San Francisco, CA. (August 9 – August 12, Thursday through Sunday). The Call for Proposals is available

on the APA website,

Proposals must be submitted electronically via the APA website.

2018 SCP Theme: President Arpana Inman’s program theme for Division 17,

Society of Counseling Psychology (SCP) is Leadership through Advocacy: Influencing and Advancing Change. We invite symposia (50 minutes), roundtables, and posters that focus on this theme and presidential initiatives. Please note that we are not accepting paper presentations. See for more information on the mission, goals, and approaches of Counseling Psychology.

More information about convention related deadlines and programming can be

found at

Contact SCP’s Program Chair for the 2018 convention, Melissa Morgan Consoli ( with any questions, and/or SCP President Arpana Inman (

2018 APA Annual Conference Call for Reviewers – October 31, 2017 Extended Deadline

The SCP Program committee is seeking professional reviewers (3-year term) and student reviewers (1-year term) to review division proposals for the 2018 American Psychological Association (APA) Convention in San Francisco, CA.  As members of Division 17, you have the opportunity to have an active voice in the types of presentations you wish to have showcased at the convention by becoming a Program Committee Member.

After the December 1, 2017 APA submission deadline, proposals will be distributed to reviewers online by December 11, 2017. All reviews have to be returned online no later than December 22, 2017. Each program committee member will receive 8 to 12 proposals and will have access to proposals via the APA online convention program system, which allow submission of reviews on-line.

If you wish to serve in this capacity or would like more information, please contact Melissa Morgan Consoli, Ph.D., 2018 Program Committee Chair, University of California Santa Barbara,

Society of Counseling Psychology AwardsNovember 15, Deadline

The 2017-2018 Society of Counseling Psychology Awards call for nominations will be issued shortly and the deadline is November 15, 2017.  This year’s award co-chairs are Debra Mollen,, and Thomandra Sam, Please nominate yourself or a deserving colleague.

Jessica Henderson Daniels Citizen Psychologist – June 1, 2018 Deadline

APA is seeking nominations for individuals who will be recognized as a “citizen psychologist” by 2018 APA President Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD. The Citizen Psychologist Initiative will be a major focus of Daniel’s year as APA president. Awarding of APA Presidential Citations is an annual tradition recognizing outstanding psychologists from all branches of the discipline. Based on the definition of citizen psychologist, a nominee should:

  • Serve as a leader in one’s identified community.
  • Contribute to improving the lives of all through continued engagement in significant activities such as public service, volunteerism, board membership and other strategic roles not necessarily associated with the day-to-day work of one’s career.
  • Bring psychological science and expertise to bear on existing challenges to improve community well-being locally, nationally and/or globally.

More information can be found by going to: Lets nominate our colleagues. You may send your nominations to SCP President at or to Le Ondra Clark Harvey at

Opportunities to Get Involved!

If you are interested in serving on an SCP committee, please contact SCP President Elect Ruth Fassinger at There are a variety of committees upon which appointments will be made. For more information on SCP committees, go to:


As a reminder, please take care of yourselves as you continue to engage in the important work that you do in your settings.

We welcome your feedback on all SCP priorities and activities. I encourage you to reach out to me or any member of the SCP Executive Board to share your thoughts or perspectives. Contact information for Executive Board members can be found at

Best, Arpana

Arpana G. Inman, Ph.D.,

President, Society of Counseling Psychology (Div17, APA)

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