Call for Nominations: Continuing Education Committee (CEC)

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Call for Nominations for Journal Editor of Psychotherapy

The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29) of the American Psychological Association has opened nominations for the Editorship of the Division journal, Psychotherapy. 

Psychotherapy is a highly ranked clinical psychology journal, published quarterly. It publishes a wide variety of articles relevant to the field of psychotherapy. Encompassing the many essential elements of psychotherapy, the journal strives to foster contributions from and interactions among individuals involved with training, practice, theory, and research. Thus, articles in Psychotherapy include theoretical contributions, original research, novel ideas, and examples of practice-relevant issues that would stimulate dialogue and/or debate among theorists, therapists, and researchers. The journal includes the widest scope of orientations to inform the readership. See for more information.

The Editor would lead a very active and able group of Associate Editors and ad hoc reviewers. Qualifications include:

  • Open-mindedness and respect for contributions from all facets of (training, practice, theory, research) and vantage points on (e.g., theoretical orientation, treatment modality, patient population) psychotherapy
  • Extensive experience with the peer-review process at different levels of administration (e.g., ad hoc, editorial board, associate editor)
  • Creative vision for the journal’s short- and long-term future
  • Strong leadership, staff selection, and communication skills
  • Member of Division 29, in good standing throughout the term of the contract​. ​

This will be a 5-year term. Candidates should be available to start receiving manuscripts as the Incoming Editor on January 1, 2020 to prepare for issues published beginning 2021, when their editorial office will assume the masthead (current editorial office will be responsible for publishing the 2020 volume (57)). The new editor will receive manuscripts through December 31, 2024, publishing in the years 2021 (volume 58) through 2025 (volume 62). Editorial responsibilities take 15-20 hours/week. An honorarium, office expenses, and APA support are provided.

Please note that the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy encourages participation by members of underrepresented groups in the publication process and would particularly welcome such nominees. Self-nominations are also encouraged.

Laurie Heatherington, Ph.D., Division 29 Publication Board Chair, will chair the search. Please address inquiries to her, To nominate a candidate (or yourself), please go to  to enter the candidate’s name and a brief statement of support.

The deadline for accepting nominations is August 1, 2018, when initial reviews will begin. The search committee will contact nominees to assess interest and request additional materials, by mid August, Skype interviews will be conducted at the end of the second week in September, and, if needed, in-person interviews will occur in February. Final decisions will be announced by March 1, 2019.


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Committee on Early Career Psychologists: Call for Nominations

The Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP) is seeking nominations for two representatives to serve a three-year term (2016-2018):

Practice Representative:

  • Represent the early career practice community in APA
  • Advance, promote, and advocate for the professional interests of early career practicing psychologists in all settings
  • Support early career entry and career development in a shifting marketplace
  • Support the development of practice opportunities that enhance the overall health care delivery system
  • Recommend initiatives and programs within APA that support the needs of early career psychologists in practice settings
  • Educate early career members on issues that impact all practicing psychologists
  • Ensure that early career practitioner’s interests are being represented throughout all of APA’s governance
  • Establish working relationships with all practice related divisions within APA
  • Maintain a working relationship with the APA Practice Organization (APAPO)
  • Serve as the liaison to the Committee on the Advancement for Professional Practice (CAPP)
  • Attend and actively participate in the APA Practice Organization’s annual State Leadership Conference

Psychology in the Public Interest Representative:

  • Serves as the representative for issues of public interest, including the generation and application of psychological knowledge on CECP issues important to human well being
  • Advocate for issues of relevance to early career members of diverse backgrounds, including race/ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, and ability status.
  • Serve as the liaison to the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI)
  • Serve as a monitor to committees that report to BAPPI.
  • Recommend projects that are relevant to early career psychologists working in the public interest
  • Establish relationships and joint projects with the Public Interest Directorate
  • Promote and support activities, projects and programs that encourage members of diverse backgrounds to join APA

Candidates must be a dues paid APA member within ten years’ receipt of their doctorate degree on January 1, 2016.

In addition, candidates must be able to attend mandatory committee meetings; one in the spring, and one in the fall. Some committee members may be asked to attend additional meetings depending on their position. Meeting expenses are reimbursed by APA. Although not reimbursed, committee members are highly encouraged to attend and participate in early career programming annually at the APA convention. The committee works extensively through listserv, email, and phone conferences. Applicants should expect to spend a minimum of 5 hours per week engaged in committee activities. 

All submissions must include:

  • CECP Nomination/Leadership Form (attached)
  • Statement of Interest from the Nominee
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • One Letter of Recommendation

Nomination materials must be received by August 28, 2015. Applicants will be notified in mid-December.

Please submit all materials in a single document. Include your name and the name of the slate that you are applying for in the subject line (e.g. Jane Smith, Practice Representative). Email all materials to Sonja Wiggins at

CECP seeks to represent the interests and concerns of early career psychologists throughout APA. For more information about the committee and other early career resources, please visit the APA early career website at

If you have any questions, please contact the current Co-Chairs, Angela Kuemmel, PhD at or Aaron Harris, PhD at


Call for Nominations for President-elect and for Member-at-Large

Lee Gillis, Ph.D.
Lee Gillis, Ph.D.

Self-nominations will be considered.

From the Bylaws:
The Committee on Nominations and Elections will issue a call for nominations to all members by the appropriate deadline of the year prior to the calendar year. A validating procedure shall be used to assure that nominations are made by appropriate voting members of the board.

The Nominations and Elections Committee shall seek advice on nominations from the Board of Directors and other members of the Division currently or recently in leadership. Any eligible member recommended by the Nominating Committee, a Board Member, or receiving at least 10 or more nominations from the general membership shall appear on the ballot as a nominee after
ascertaining that the nominee is qualified and willing to serve if elected. At least two names should be placed in nomination for each office.

The President-elect shall be a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors with the right to vote and shall perform the duties traditionally assigned to a Vice-President. In the event that the
President shall not serve her/his full term for any reason, the President-elect shall succeed to the remainder thereof and continue to serve through her/his own term.

The President shall be the Member or Fellow who has just completed a term as President-elect. The President shall succeed to office on January 1 following the completion of her/his President-elect year. The President, or her/his designee from the Board, shall preside at all meetings, shall be the Chair of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors, and shall perform all other usual duties of a
presiding officer. The President shall cast a vote at meetings of the Board of Directors only when the vote would make or break a tie.

Members-at-large of the Board of shall represent the interests of the membership at large on the Board of Directors.

Please send nominations by October 31, 2014 to
Both elected members will begin service on January 1, 2016 and serve a 3 year term.