Professional Practice

Professional Practice

The Section for the Professional Practice of Counseling Psychology within the APA Society for Counseling Psychology  (Division 17) exists to strengthen independent practice in a number of ways, including:

  • To promote the professional practice of Counseling Psychology as the science and profession of Psychology evolve and the social context changes;
  • To bring together counseling psychologists and other affiliates who specialize and/or have an interest in a broad range of independent practice issues in Counseling Psychology:
  • To maintain a support network and a forum for sharing ideas and common experiences among counseling psychologists and other affiliates who specialize and/or have an interest in a broad range of independent practice issues in Counseling Psychology;
  • To promote by mentoring and other means, the advancement of professional practice in Counseling Psychology;
  • To encourage, nominate and support those engaged in professional practice for appointment and election to positions of leadership as well as for awards in the Division (17) and the APA.

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