Presidential Announcements – February 2018

Dear SCP Members and Affiliate Colleagues:

Although this month has brought some trying times with the recent shootings in Parkland, Florida, it is great to see the leadership and activism taken on by the students and others in our communities. 

Also, we also have some good news on the internship front. I want to congratulate all the students who matched in this first round and wish the others going through Phase II the very best and of course congratulations to all the Eagles fans on the Super Bowl win!

With that said, here are some February Announcements:

The Derald Wing Sue Award For Distinguished Contributions to Multicultural Counseling – Deadline for Nominations: March 1, 2018

Please check the Society’s website: or see the flyer with for details:

2018 Great Lakes Conference, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI – April 13 – 14, 2018

The conference theme is “Respectful Dialogues and Beyond: What Are We Doing?

Click HERE for registration and call for proposals.

APA: San Francisco, CA- August 8-12, 2018: SCP Hospitality Space Requests – Deadline April 30

The Division 17 Hospitality Space will be located at:

Hotel Nikko San Francisco, 222 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102

To request meeting space in the Hospitality Space please submit your request via the

Link – Questions can be directed to Kerrie Wilkins-Yel, Hospitality Space Committee Chair, and Julie Koch, Hospitality Space Committee Chair-Elect,

APPIC results

Sent on behalf of Nancy Moore, PhD, MBA (, Executive Director, Office of Strategic Programs, APA

News from the APPIC Phase I match results on Friday, 2/23/18.

3,163 applicants were successfully matched to internship positions in Phase I of the 2018 APPIC Match.   After many years of scarcity, there were more positions offered (3906) than registered students (3779).  More than half (51%) of all applicants who obtained a position matched to their first choice internship program, nearly three-quarters (73%) received one of their top two choices, and about six-in-seven (85%) received one of their top three choices. The total number of accredited positions (3383) represents a 43% increase in the past 6 years.

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

Best, Arpana
Arpana G. Inman, Ph.D.,
President, Society of Counseling Psychology (Div17, APA)

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