Section Chair Welcome

Hello! My name is Laurel Watson, and I’m the current Chair of Section Chairs. On behalf of the section chairs, I encourage you to consider membership in one or more of our wonderful sections. SCP highly values the diversity of people and experiences in counseling psychology. Sections also enable you to personalize your experiences within SCP, meet your specific needs, and expand your professional development. In addition, sections promote opportunities to network, receive valuable mentorship, learn, and grow with others around specific interests and workplace settings. As a former section chair and the current section member, I can personally attest to the invaluable opportunities for mentorship, education, and professional and personal relationships that section membership can provide. Are you interested in becoming more involved in SCP, but aren’t sure where to start? Membership and engagement in sections may also provide opportunities for leadership in SCP. Please contact me with any questions, comments, and/or thoughts you have about our sections.


Laurel B. Watson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Counseling & Educational Psychology
UMKC School of Education