Committee Reports

Division 49’s New Journal

Joe Powers Ph.D
Joe Powers Ph.D.

A proposal for a second journal for Division 49, Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy, was presented at the Board’s August meeting in Washington, D.C.  Based on survey results conducted earlier in the year among Division 49 members and the discussion at the Board meeting, there was strong support for a second journal. Discussion highlighted the preeminence of “Group Dynamics” as the esteemed journal of Division 49 yet a second journal, focused more upon group work practice, would address an important need in our field.  The proposal was presented to the Board in January 2015 and approved. The immediate task now is contacting APA to meet with representatives to discuss our proposal. Due diligence requires processing several important details to ensure a successful outcome.  We welcome questions and suggestions, so please contact the proposal committee chair or committee members.

Joe Powers, Ad Hoc Committee Chair

Other Committee Members:

Dennis KivlighanRebecca MacNair-Semands

Thomas Treadwell

Nina Brown


Maria RivaSally Barlow

David Marcus

Jill Paquin

Craig Parks