Early Career Psychologists

Call for Mentors

Keri Frantell, M.S.
Keri Frantell, M.S.

Mentors Wanted

The student committee is still actively looking for people willing to serve as mentors for students who are interested in getting more involved in group work. This is not limited to people who are interested in group therapy or research, we are looking for a good blend of people holding different positions. Expectations are as follows:


  • Provide your mentee an email address or phone number where you can be contacted to answer questions related to professional development (e.g., coursework, future employment, practicum, training experiences, etc.), as needed.
  • Be accessible to have a face-to-face meeting (e.g., lunch, dinner, coffee) with the mentee one to two times per year, such as at APA or convention and/or be available to meet through another means, such as by phone, email or Skype.
  • Assist mentee in networking and meeting with other professionals and/or students in Div. 49 or APA at large. This networking could occur at the Div. 49 social and/or other events.
  • Commit to a one-year mentorship relationship.
  • Refrain from entering into a supervisory relationship with your mentee.
  • Respond to mentee challenges and follow grievance procedures, as appropriate.
  • Maintain Div. 49 member status.

You can apply online by going to and submitting an application (just asking for basic information to help us better connect mentors to mentees). Though we plan to keep mentorship open throughout the year, we would like to ask people who are particularly interested (this goes for both mentors/mentees) to submit an application before the end of each month. 

Please feel free to pass this email along to colleagues, too. I hope many of you will be able to serve!

Other Information

Div49 Mentorship Program

Hello Division 49 Student Members!

Are you looking for a way to try out organizational leadership in a low-key, laid back group? Do you want to build your CV with some extra experience? Have you been considering getting more involved in Division 49?

Now’s your chance!

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Student Committee for Division 49. See below for more details.

Duration: One year (August 2017-July 2018)

Time commitment: Varies, depending on what tasks you would like to be involved in! The time commitment varies depending on the current needs of the committee, but typically requires a few hours a month (or less).

Duties: Meet approximately bimonthly via video chat, contribute to on-going projects (examples listed below), weigh-in on decisions regarding the student membership of Division 49, advocate for the division internally and externally by providing a welcoming presence to current members and recruiting new members.

Examples of recent and on-going projects: Improving recruitment of and service to a diverse student membership, creating and maintaining the student listserv, creating and maintaining an online resource drive, creating recruitment flyers for students and program directors/PIs/supervisors, contributing content for the division Facebook page, and more!

Qualifications: No special qualifications required. We are interested in students of all levels and from any programs associated with group research AND/OR practice! We want dedicated students who are passionate about group and want to get involved! Previous student committee members are welcome to apply.

If you are interested in joining our student committee, you can request an application from Keri Frantell ( Applications should be returned to Keri no later than 5 pm Eastern Time, July 20, 2017.

Please let me know if you have any questions – we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Keri Frantell, M.S.
Keri Frantell, M.S.

Candidate Statement: Student Representative, Keri Frantell

Keri Frantell, M.S.
Keri Frantell, M.S.

It is an honor to be nominated for Student Representative of Division 49. My passion for group work began when I was facilitating interpersonal process groups and psychoeducation groups for women with substance use disorders as part of my master’s internship. At that time, I became interested in developing psychotherapy groups. I truly found my passion when I discovered intergroup dialogues. With that discovery, I began to blend my clinical interest in groups with a passion for researching them. I currently focus on the processes and outcomes of intergroup dialogue at the University of Tennessee with Dr. Joe Miles, with hopes of developing similar initiatives for the community.

This year, I joined the Group Division’s Diversity Committee and am excited to connect with others on ways to increase membership and acknowledge diversity within our community. There are so many opportunities for integration of group work into other psychology domains, as evidenced by the diversity of specialties within the division already. I am excited to be a part of a group that is working to recruit members from varied backgrounds and highlight the strengths of our members. I would love to work with the board to develop plans for increasing membership and retention, with specific attention to increasing student membership within 49. There is a lot of exciting work being done within group psychotherapy and group psychology, and I’d love to share these developments with other students.

I am again grateful for the nomination to this position and appreciate your consideration!