Committee Reports

Early Career Psychologists Committee report

The committee is planning networking events at the APA Convention, and wants ideas on what participants would like to do.

By Jessica Gallus, PhD

Early Career Psychologists Committee (in alphabetical order): Arwen DeCostanza, Dave England, Jessica Gallus, Rhett Graves, Kristen Kochanski, Greg Matos, and Krista Ratwani

The Early Career Psychologists Committee discusses and identifies activities, projects, and programs that promote the engagement and participation of early career professionals.

We want to hear from you! Although the APA Convention is months away, it’s never too early to start planning. Based on the early career psychologist (ECP) survey we conducted last summer, we’ve heard your call for more mentoring/networking opportunities. To that end, we’re in the process of creating a few networking-themed events for the APA Convention and would like your input for the types of activities that you would like to participate in. A few ideas include the following:

  • An ECP informal offsite at a local restaurant or bar; this would provide an opportunity for ECPs to meet others who are also early in their career and to discuss potential job opportunities and ECP challenges.

  • An ECP meet-with-a-mentor informal mentoring session, providing time for ECPs to meet with senior military psychologists.

We also heard your request for support to attend conferences, so please also be on the lookout for Div. 19 ECP funding opportunities for the 2013 APA Convention. We want to hear from you, so please send us any additional ideas for improving your ECP experience!

Dr. Jessica Gallus
Dr. Rhett Graves
U.S. Army Research Institute

Dr. Krista Ratwani
Aptima, Inc.
1726 M. Street, NW (Suite 900)
Washington, DC 20036