2017 May Announcements


Book Your Travel Now! APA Convention is just over a month away, so book your travel and hotel! And if you can stay throughSunday afternoon, we have some important advocacy training available for SCP members and student members. More details about APA later in the Announcements…


Vote in the SCP Elections – Deadline: 11:59 p.m., EDT, Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The SCP election ballot has been sent to all SCP members with valid email addresses by the APA Governance Office.  Please be sure to vote–ranking your preferences for each of our outstanding candidates.  Voting is for:


  • President-Elect
  • Secretary
  •   VP for Diversity and Public Interest
  • VP for International Affairs, and
  • Council Representative (to the APA Council of Representatives)


The pictures, position statements, and responses to a key question regarding the particular position for which the candidates are candidates have been published and can be found on the SCP Website at: https://www.div17.org/about-scp/governance/scp-executive-board-candidate-statements/


Please read the statements and responses so that you can be informed about each candidate before voting.


2017 Division 17 APA Program Summary Schedule

The 2017 Division 17 APA Program Summary Schedule with confirmed dates, times, and meeting room locations and other SCP@APA information can be found by going to:



2017 APA Annual Conference Registration

Registration for the APA Annual Convention, August 3 – 6, opened Monday, April 17. You can book your housing, in addition to completing your registration. In the coming weeks, 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


2017 Hospitality Space During 2017 APA Annual Meeting

As in prior years when the Convention is 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.


The SCP Presidential Suite, where some events will take place, is located in the Renaissance Washington DC downtown hotel.


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.


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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