Society for Vocational Psychology – March 2016

SVP Biennial Conference

saba-aliGreetings from the Society for Vocational Psychology! First, we are making plans to attend the 12th Biennial Conference in Tallahassee, FL at Florida State University’s campus.  Drs. Janet Lenz, Jim Sampson, and Bob Reardon have been doing a wonderful job of planning this biennial conference, which will be held in May 16-17. The title of this conference is “Integrating Theory, Research, & Practice in Vocational Psychology” and a list of plenary speakers and sessions can be found The Biennial Conference is a wonderful way to get connected within the Society for Vocational Psychology. The membership of SVP is warm and friendly and is always open to welcoming new and returning members to discuss issues relevant to Society for Vocational Psychology. We encourage students to attend this conference as a great networking opportunity.


SVP Events and Awards

We are also making plans for SVP events at the American Psychological Association in Denver this summer. We will have a full list of events in the summer newsletter. One important event is the student poster session and proposals are now being accepted for a Student Poster Session co-sponsored by the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP), Division 17 Sections, and the Division 17 Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS). Poster proposals may be empirical studies or theoretical considerations relevant to the specific Division 17 Section to which they are submitted. The first author on the proposal must be a student (or have completed the project while a student or intern) and must either be a student affiliate of Division 17 or sponsored by a Division 17 member. Neeta Kantamneni ( coordinating the poster session for us. Thank you, Neeta! Deadline for poster proposals is March 21 at 11:59 PST.

Also, we are soliciting nominations for the Distinguished Professional Award, Early Career Award, and Student Research Awards. Myself and Marie Hammond are coordinating the Early Career and Distinguished Professional Award so, please feel free to get in touch with us to nominate a colleague. Sue Whiston will be coordinating the Student Research Award ( We would love to have folks submit nominations early this year so we make sure to honor the contributions of our members at the SVP meetings in Denver. Finally, I would like to mention the winners of the 2015 awards-we honored two distinguished professionals for their many contributions to Vocational Psychology, Conseulo Arbona and Ellen Hawley McWhirter and the student research award winners, Anna Praskova and Blake Allan. Congratulations to these deserving award winners!!!


Thanks to all the board and SVP members for their work this year!

Saba Rasheed Ali

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