SCP sponsors webinars on a variety of topics that range from strategies on professional development to discussions about current day events. Webinars are freely available to all members. The links to the audio/video are located below. Note that webinars have been grouped into major domains to improve accessibility. To access a webinar, expand the corresponding major domain and click the title. The webinar will open in a separate page. To see the full list of all the webinars, please visit the SCP YouTube channel.

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COVID-19 (Resources, Check-Ins, Etc.)

This webinar from the Division 17 COVID-19 Special Task Group is intended for counseling psychology graduate students, interns and early career professionals who are relocating this summer (e.g., for internship, a postdoc, or a new job), as well as for the training directors, faculty advisors, department chairs, and others who support students and ECPs who are relocating. Panelists will discuss considerations for moving during the COVID-19 pandemic and ways in which training directors and departments can support students and ECPs who are relocating at this time. This webinar also seeks to provide space for attendees to reflect on their own needs and action steps related to relocating at this time, and seeks to facilitate community in navigating relocation and emotional roller coasters when much has changed/is changing.

Unemployment has quickly emerged as a crisis within the pandemic crisis, affecting millions of people around the globe. The COVID-19 crisis has ruptured already fragile systems in nearly all sectors of life, including work, mental health, social and economic disparities, and of course, our physical health. This webinar will review the major mental health and vocational impacts of unemployment and work-based uncertainty that have been evoked by this crisis. Strategies for individuals and communities as well as systemic interventions also will be presented. Dr. David L. Blustein is a Professor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College.  David is the author of The Psychology of Working: A New Perspective for Career Development, Counseling, and Public Policy and the recently published The Importance of Work in an Age of Uncertainty: The Eroding Experience of Work in America.

The goal of this webinar is to create a space for supervisors and supervisees alike to process the implications of COVID-19 for supervision and training. Panelists will share their thoughts and reflections on how the pandemic has impacted the ways in which they approach clinical training in their respective settings. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, get support, and exchange ideas on how to continue to foster supervisee growth and protect client welfare in a time of increased chaos and uncertainty.

Panelists: Maria Riva (University of Denver), Carmen Cruz (Texas Woman's University), Heidi Zetzer (UC Santa Barbara)

This webinar will facilitate a discussion about ways in which we can confront and dismantle the racist and xenophobic narrative that has been unleashed as a result of COVID-19. A panel of counseling psychologists of Color and ally will engage in an open dialogue about concrete actions that can be engaged at individual and systemic levels to challenge racial injustice and promote healing during COVID-19 and beyond. We will be be answering questions from webinar attendees.

Panelists: Sherry Wang, Shaznin Daruwalla, Christina Patterson, and Roberto Abreu

COVID-19 has presented counseling psychology trainees with unprecedented challenges and deepened others—including experiences of racism and xenophobia, unjust visa policies, and economic and healthcare inequality—that are ongoing hardships for many in our community, as well as those we serve and love. This student community check-in included resource-sharing, conversation, and shared planning for students' ongoing response within Division 17. Hosted by Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS) on March 25, 2020.

We will come together as a community of counseling psychologists and trainees to check in as a collective in the time of COVID-19. We believe that seeing and truly bearing witness to one another during this time of isolation is an act of resistance. During this webinar we will see, acknowledge, and affirm one another. In doing so, we can both enhance our collectivism and better understand the needs and experiences of our community at this time. We look forward to holding space with you. Sponsored by the Liberation Incubator Special Task Group.

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the new information being distributed daily? And would you benefit from connecting with other counseling psychologists who are navigating aspects of their practice during this transition? If so, this webinar is for you! This Section for Professional Practice invites you to attend a supportive discussion about navigating practice considerations in the time of COVID19. The discussion is intended to provide a space for practitioners to connect with other practitioners who are navigating similar considerations in this time of uncertainty and to brainstorm strategies. The discussion will not be focused on providing information given the number of other webinars focused on this topic. Sponsored by the Section on Professional Practice.


Advocacy Engagement Among Counseling Psychologists

In this webinar, the presenters will provide counseling psychologists with an introduction to sex-positivity, particularly as a vital form of liberation; offer suggestions for integrating sex positive approaches across research, training/teaching, practice, and advocacy; and discuss the implications of attending to sex and sexuality for the public we serve.

James Baldwin wisely stated “not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothingcan be changed until it is faced.” In this webinar, we will discuss the ways that we work  to face our own internalization of white supremacy culture in our ongoing journeys to be accomplices in the fight for racial justice. We hope to move beyond an intellectualized discussion of racial justice and engage with the heart of liberation work.

This third webinar of the "12 Months of Building a Counseling Psychology of Liberation" series focuses on applying liberation themes to issues of immigration. Laura P. Minero will discuss the psychological impact that the 2016 election had on her as a DACA-mented scholar, and how finding ancestral knowledge and other liberation strategies have informed both her self-care and scholar activism. Dr. Germán Cadenas will share experiences of exclusion based on the intersection of race/ethnicity and immigration and will explore these in the context of immigration policy history. Dr. Agnes Kwong will share how she has integrated social justice and advocacy into her practice including advocacy for people seeking asylum in the U.S., and how her own immigration story influences how she approaches her practice and community organizing/activism.

In this webinar, presenters review core definitions and tenets of liberation psychology and share their lived experiences of liberation as counseling psychologists. This webinar kicks off  "!2 Months of Exploring a Counseling Psychology of Liberation" - an initiative from Anneliese Singh's Division 17 Special Task Group (STG) supporting counseling psychologists in examining the lived personal and professional experiences of engaging in liberatory work in practice, training, advocacy, and research.

The Advocacy Toolkit was developed as a result of a joint effort between four divisions of APA: Division 17, Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 27, Society for Community Research and Action, Division 35, Society for the Psychology of Women, and Division 45, Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race. The goals were to develop a science-based high-quality advocacy toolkit that highlights different forms of advocacy strategies to inform policy at the local and state levels and to build a community of grassroots psychologist advocates that can intervene to promote wellbeing in the communities in which they reside.  

Join us for an important and timely webinar discussing how to navigate advocacy and allyship when we have privileged identities and hold positions of power. Hear from several panelists as they share about their professional knowledge and experiences, across different career stages in academia, research, and practice, as well as sharing about their personal identities and experiences. Following the panelists’ presentation, a short Q&A will be held with webinar participants.

Division 17 Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS) and the Interim Director of the APA Public Interest Directorate-Government Relations Office (PI-GRO) presented this social justice webinar on 5/18/2017. This webinar is designed to train interested SAS members and counseling psychology professionals on how to bring empirical research findings to bear on public policy and to use psychology to advance human welfare. Presented by: Amalia Corby-Edwards, MS, Interim Director of PI-GRO and the Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer.

Given the current sociocultural and sociopolitical climate, the call to systematically engage in social justice work is crucial. Despite the continuously growing body of scholarship on social justice-oriented topics and the infusion of social justice theory into therapy and teaching, there remains little discussion on what social justice work looks like and entails, limited practice-based instruction, and political and social activism can even be discouraged within various institutions (e.g., the academy, professional organizations, counseling centers/practices). This webinar aims to facilitate a discussion on how to put social justice theory and research into practice within various stages of professional identity (i.e., student, ECP, and mid-career professional).

This webinar kicked off the Spring 2017 Division 17 Diversity and Public Interest Webinar Series. What does it look like when we believe Black Lives Matter at the systemic, organizational, community, interpersonal, and intrapsychic levels? This webinar will build on the work of Black Lives Matter activism in and outside of counseling and psychology to detail attitudinal and positional strategies that forward social justice. The webinar will also highlight a theory of spontaneity to guide when and how to go “off script” to engage creative methods of social movement. Practice, education/training, research, and leadership implications will be discussed. Many thanks to the wonderful and powerful presenters, Dr. Candice Crowell, Dr. Jameca Falconer, and Reuben Faloughi.

How can counseling psychologists take action to address anti-Semitism in their classrooms, clinical experience, and advocacy efforts? Counseling psychologists across training levels (e.g., student, early career professional, mid and late-career professionals) from diverse religious/spiritual and cultural backgrounds come together to discuss the types of anti-Semitism and the conditions that allow this type of oppression to foster.

With the current administration and significant changes taking place, many of us are motivated now more than ever to become politically engaged. In this webinar, you will learn from the expertise of APA Senior Legislative Officer Leo Rennie about timely legislation in health care and implications for our work as psychology professionals. Hear from counseling psychologists and APA fellow, Amber Hewitt, about her experience working in the Senate and translating psychology to policy. Anneliese Singh, VP for Diversity and Public Interest for Division 17, will discuss explicit connections to our values as Counseling Psychologists. Hosted by Bryana French, Director of Communications and Technology for Division 17.

Adaptation of “Making a Difference in the Lives of ALL Students” regarding diversity in the college campus environment. The aim is to increase understanding of multicultural competence and discuss ways to create multicultural change on campus.
Presented by: Dr. Amy Reynolds
Facilitated by: Miranda Dean

This webinar will provide the theoretical grounding of Liberation psychology which is particularly relevant to the times of hate crimes and the trauma of oppression. Attention will be given to the ways in which awareness of discrimination, cultural identities, and personal as well as cultural strengths should inform assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment. Culturally informed interventions that are strengths-based and social justice-oriented will be described, as well as pathways for providing education and training in liberation psychology approaches. Presenters will give an overview of this decolonizing approach to psychotherapy as well as the ways it may be applied with racially and ethnically marginalized clients and/or LGBTQ+ communities.

Counseling Diverse Populations

This webinar will present information about the intersectional experiences of Black women in therapy who experience/have experienced racial trauma. Recognizing the unique lived experience of gender in the context of racial trauma requires an intersectional frame that allows for the client to be understood comprehensively and for healing to occur across segments of her identity. The webinar will provide a working framework for culturally-responsive and social justice-oriented therapeutic interventions. Within the discussion, examples will be provided and resources supporting the framework will be shared. The webinar will conclude with opportunity for question and answers engagement with the audience.

This webinar will help mental health professionals expand their knowledge, awareness, and skills for working with trans and nonbinary clients. The presenters will address factors that influence mental health within the trans and nonbinary population and unique clinical issues including: gender exploration, gender dysphoria, and internalized transnegativity.

The speakers intend to utilize their research and clinical experience in order to discuss the impacts of Islamophobia, intersecting identities of American Muslims and how the current climate has been contributing to identity development, building resilience, and seeking mental health treatment.

Dr. Oswaldo and Ms. Cariello will be discussing the impact of the current political climate and immigration stress on the mental health of the Latinx communities. They will present theoretical and clinical information to expound on the impact these of these events on the cultural competence needs of psychologists and counselors who work with this community.

The purpose of this webinar is to bring awareness to disproportionate experiences of violence, rape, and murder perpetrated against Indigenous women via the grassroots movement for Missing and Murder Indigenous Women (MMIW). The discussants will review relevant statistical information, cultural considerations, methods of adapting counseling to work with Native Women Survivors and their families, and ethical considerations when working with Native populations, specifically, Native women survivors. This webinar is facilitated by the Scholarship, Engagement, and Collaboration Pillar of Student Affiliates of 17 and coincides with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is April.

In this webinar Dr. Maddy Cunningham provided an overview of Spirituality and Trauma in counseling. Specifically, this webinar focused on the client’s change in world view and using the client’s religious beliefs to cope with trauma. The webinar ended with a discussion section whereby viewers were invited to ask questions and make comments on the topic. **A part of SAS Webinar Series.

This webinar provided a general review of adoption and adoption-related concepts for counseling professionals. Structured like an on-line lecture, the webinar covered the following information:

– Early assumptions about adoption and reviewed the impact on psychological research relevant to adoptees
– Common psychosocial experiences of adoptees
– General suggestions and resources for working with adoptees
– A counseling example and Q& A with the facilitators.

Panelists included the Co-chairs of SCP Adoption Research and Practice Special Interest Group: Dr. Oh Myo Kim (Boston College) and Dr. Kimberly J. Langrehr (University of Missouri – Kansas City).





Professional Development (e.g., Consultation, Leadership, Networking, Grants, Self-Care, etc.)

This webinar will introduce the concept of sex-positivity, including the importance of assessing and addressing sexual concerns in practice, and the overlap between sexual and other commonly treated presenting concerns. Content will include a long-standing and empirically-supported model of treating sexual concerns, as well as an overview of evidence-based treatments for the most common sexual concerns. Resources will be provided for more advanced and continued learning.

In this webinar, attendees will learn the opportunities practitioners have to publish in counseling psychology journals. Shavonne Moore-Loban shares about the importance of practitioner engagement in The Counseling Psychologist (TCP), and about an upcoming special issue of TCP on "The Integration of Practice, Advocacy, and Science of Counseling Psychology." Bryan Kim, Editor of TCP and Sally Hage, Editor of the new Journal of Health Promotion and Prevention, share helpful tips specific to practitioner submissions. Mary O'Leary Wiley, Division 17 President-Elect, reviews topics that practitioners have investigated in the past in TCP. Anneliese Singh, Division 17 President serves as moderator.

This webinar will address the experiences of professionals who have a private practice, either as their sole career or in addition to another job. The panelists will discuss their experiences building their private practice and key decisions that informed their work, such as marketing their practice, navigating their schedule, and identifying any specialized focus of their practice. This webinar is best suited for those who are interested in learning more about building a private practice.

This webinar will address a broad range of topics associated with consultation within the field of psychology.  Topics addressed will include identifying your niche, establishing yourself as a consultant, and practical and ethnic consideration in engaging consultation. This webinar is best suited for students and ECPs who are considering incorporating consultation as a part of their professional role. Part of the ECP Virtual Connection and Development Series (Session 4).

More than ever before, there are opportunities for early career psychologists to get involved in leadership positions across the American Psychological Association. Furthermore, the future of psychology depends on new voices guiding the way. In this webinar, you will learn and ask questions about APA’s governance structure, the roles and social benefits of many of its boards and committees, and effective nominations processes that can lead you to service.

Presented by Dr. Eddy Ameen, Division 17 Member and Director of the APA Office on Early Career Psychologists.

  • Connecting Counseling Psychology Research to External Funding Priorities: An Introduction to Grant-Getting (audio only)

Learn the ins and outs of grant-getting from this esteemed group of counseling psychologists who individually and collectively have been awarded millions of dollars in external grant funding from a variety of federal agencies (i.e., Centers for Disease Control, Institute of Education Sciences, National Institute of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Justice, National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture). Take the unknown out of developing and submitting competitive grant proposals.

Download the audio for this webinar here: 

This webinar addressed a broad range of topics associated with networking, including the benefits of networking, who to network with, and tips for networking effectively. Areas were discussed from the perspectives of an academician and a clinician. This webinar is best suited for those who are experiencing difficulty with networking within diverse professional settings (e.g., academia, clinics, and conferences) and across psychology fields.

Presenters: Dr. Melanie Lantz and Dr. Valene Whittaker

This student-led webinar explored the practical ways that universities and psychology organizations could partner with community services for the purpose of giving back to the community and applying professional expertise in a practical setting. A panel of doctoral and masters students shared their experiences of networking, leadership, and service within the field of psychology. In addition, they provided practical tips and suggestions, and gave webinar participants an opportunity to ask questions and share ideas.

Presenters: Hope Covington, Samantha Hinnenkamp, Ashley Schoener (graudate students from Ball State University)

Dr. Karisa Peer will share how she has created a video chat support group for new moms and Bezya Sinan, a graduate student from Seton Hall University will discuss a free gratitude App called Zest which she created as an intervention to improve well-being. Part of the SAS Webinar Series.



Dr. Alex Pieterse will be discussing issues pertaining to racism and race-based trauma in the supervision context. He will offer insights on how racial trauma affects supervisees and supervision dynamics, strategies for supervisors to develop antiracist perspectives, and approaches for supervisees to seek support and healing from racial trauma in supervision and training.

Effective supervision is a positive and growth-promoting experience for the supervisor and supervisee alike. However, due to the power differential inherent in supervision, when supervisors are ineffective, the supervisee can be significantly and negatively impacted. During this discussion-based webinar, Dr. Michael Ellis (University at Albany) and Dr. Heidi Hutman (Temple University) will share some of the key findings from the research in this area, with an emphasis on recognizing and responding to harmful and inadequate supervision as supervisors, supervisees, and training programs/sites. Supervisors and supervisees who attend the webinar will have the opportunity to ask questions about this important topic. Drs. Ellis and Hutman have both published extensively in the area of supervision and training generally, and on the topic of harmful and inadequate supervision specifically. The webinar will be moderated by the Student Representatives for the Div17 Supervision and Training Section: Jenny Holzapfel, M.C., doctoral intern at the Arizona State University Counseling Center, and Nancy Gimbel, Ed.D., doctoral candidate at the University of Georgia.

Dr. Angela Kuemmel is a board-certified Rehabilitation Psychologist who is the Assistant Director of Psychology Training and Education at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC. Dr. Rebecca Wilbur is a licensed psychologist with specialized training in Neurospsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology, who currently works at the Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon. Drs. Wilbur and Kuemmel have published on supervising trainees with disabilities and are passionate about raising awareness, advocating for, and supporting supervisors and trainees with disabilities.

Dr. Rodney Goodyear is an internationally renowned expert who has written and presented extensively on supervision and training. Moderated by Dr. Heidi Zetzer, this webinar will teach participants about deliberate practice, its impact on performance, and how to use it in their own training, supervision, or consultation.

A panel of three supervision experts from diverse backgrounds and work settings talk about multiculturally competent supervision with the goal of providing support and information to Early Career Professionals who are new to the supervisor role. P{particular attention is given to building relationships and navigating power, managing conflict, and the evaluation and feedback process in supervision. Panelists draw on the literature and their experiences as they discuss these subtopics. Panelists include Rufus Gonzalez, PhD, Theodore Burnes, PhD, and Arpana G. Inman, PhD.

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.


Graduate School (Applications, Interviews, Teaching, Self-Care, Etc.)

Students in counseling psychology may have chosen the field for the commitment to social justice, multiculturalism, and advocacy. Despite this commitment, it is possible that trans and nonbinary students are struggling to find a voice that allows them to feel heard, succeed academically and clinically, and complete their training. Please join us for a moderated, online panel where trans and nonbinary students share their experiences. This webinar will be moderated by lore m. dickey. Panelists include Zakary Clements, Sergio Dominguez, Mallaigh McGinley, Halleh Hashtpari, and Chloe Goldbach.

This webinar explores how counseling psychology programs can develop more equitable and just training environments for trans and non-binary students– just in time for folx to be thinking about admissions processes and more!

Student Affiliates of Seventeen webinar about effective teaching as a graduate student, presented by Patton Garriott, PhD, Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver. Students are often given opportunities to teach during graduate school, but are not always well-prepared for this role. Racism, sexism, classism, ageism, and other forms of oppression create additional, unique challenges for student instructors. This webinar will provide students with concrete strategies for enhancing their teaching, with a focus on inclusive teaching practices. Specific topics include: Designing a course syllabus, facilitating class discussions, assignments, student evaluation, and feedback. Hosted January 13, 2020. Slides available here.

Student Affiliates of Seventeen webinar on the interview process for doctoral programs in counseling psychology. Presenters share interview experiences and tips for a successful interview season. Hosted January 20, 2020. Slides available here.

Student Affiliates of Seventeen webinar about applying to doctoral programs in counseling psychology. Presenters share advice and top tips for the application process. Hosted November 14, 2019.

The following webinar will discuss a self-care group for psychology graduate students called COPE, that was developed by a group of students at Ball State University. This webinar will discuss the development of COPE, explore how to coordinate and facilitate both in person and online versions of this group from start to finish, and share advice about how to manage challenges that may arise with facilitating a COPE group at your institution.

This webinar was designed to explore self-care among graduate students in Counseling Psychology. Specifically presenters:

Provided a review and analysis of current research and APA accredited counseling psychology programs’ emphasis on self-care for graduate students.

Discussed information on emerging trends in the intersecting areas of self-care and minority stress.

Explained of the principles and format of a graduate student self-care group and preliminary outcome results from a pilot program.

Presenters included doctoral students Rachel Turk from Radford University, Anil Lalwani from Cleveland State University, and Yamini Bellare from Ball State University.


 Pre-Doctoral Internship

This webinar for graduate students focuses on the many steps involved in pre-doctoral internship application and decision-making. Knowledgeable panelists discuss making decisions about readiness-to-apply, including completion of program requirements (such as dissertation proposal) and gaining faculty approval. Panelists also discuss how to identify training interests, as well as how to select potential internship sites based on the candidate’s personal interests and experience. Finally, details are provided about specific application materials including logs, essays, and letters of reference. Panelists include: Marie Miville, PhD (Div17 VP for Education, Teacher’s College, Columbia), Eve Adams, PhD (Training Director, New Mexico State University), Mary Ann Covey, PhD (Training Director, Texas A&M Counseling Service), Brittan Davis, MEd (UPenn CAPS, Intern 2016-2017), Mike Martin, PhD (Psychology Executive, Atlanta VA Medical Center), and Chris Sheldon, PhD (Chief Psychologist, Denver Health).

This webinar for graduate students focuses on post-application pre-doctoral internship concerns including interviewing, initial decisions/ranking, and transitioning into the intern role. Information and advice are also included on post-doc and faculty position applications, with a focus on the unique concerns of Counseling Psychology students. Panelists include: Marie Miville, PhD (Div17 VP for Education, Teacher’s College, Columbia), Eve Adams, PhD (Training Director, New Mexico State University), Mary Ann Covey, PhD (Training Director, Texas A&M Counseling Service), Mike Martin, PhD (Psychology Executive, Atlanta VA Medical Center), and Chris Sheldon, PhD (Chief Psychologist, Denver Health).


The Academic & Clinical Job Search Process

Interested in learning more about career options available for clinical and counseling psychologists? The purpose of this webinar is to explore the three varying career paths of panelists Dr. Sharon Bowman, Dr. Lina Burkhart, and Dr. LeRoy Reese. All three panelists are at different stages in their career and have held a variety of applied, administrative, research, and teaching positions. Each panelist will provide brief information about their career path followed by Q&A with participants.

Panelists: Dr. Sharon Bowman, Dr. Lina Burkhart, and Dr. LeRoy Reese

Facilitated by: Student Affiliates of 17 Scholarship, Engagement, and Collaboration pillar (Samantha Hinnenkamp, Hope Covington, Ashley Schoener)

This webinar will address a broad range of topics associated with the clinical job search focusing on perspectives of clinicians in university counseling centers, community mental health agencies, and Veterans Affairs administrations. Topics addressed will include determining which clinical settings and positions align with your personal and professional goals, as well as identifying skills for interviewing successfully. This webinar is best suited for students and ECPs who are considering or have submitted applications and are preparing for the interview process.

Presenters: Dr. Jenny Bannister, Dr. Gabrielle Jones, Dr. Brandi Pritchett-Johnson

Click HERE for the webinar slides.

This webinar will address a broad range of topics associated with the academic job search, including how to market oneself, interviewing skills (e.g., job talk), and aspects to consider in identifying the best position for you. Specific Focus will be placed on how personal circumstances impact the job search, ranging from being a parent to an international professional. Areas will be discussed from the perspective of academicians at a wide range of University settings.

Presenters included: Dr. Melanie Lantz, Dr. Candice Hargon, and Dr. Tiffany O’Shaughnessy


Treating Clinical Concerns