Division Presidents

Meet the current Div. 31 president, president-elect and past president.

President (2017): Linda K. Knauss, PhD, ABPP

Linda K. Knauss, PhD, ABPP I am a professor at Widener University's Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology and the former director of internship training there. I received my PhD in clinical psychology from Temple University.

I am the past president of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Psychological Foundation and the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists. I am also a member of the American Psychological Association's Council of Representatives (2000-06 and 2013-18, representing Pennsylvania) and I was a member of the APA Commission on Accreditation and the APA Ethics Committee.

My areas of professional interest and expertise include ethics and professional issues, supervision and training, and family therapy. I am the past chair of the APA Ethics Committee; past chair of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association's Ethics Committee, and have served as co-chair of the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists' Ethics Committee. I am also a member of the Ethics Committee of the American Board of Professional Psychology.

I am the recipient of a 2015 APA Presidential Citation for my work in APA, as well as the recipient of the 2002 Ethics Educators Award presented by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association's Ethics Committee and the recipient of the 2004 Pennsylvania Psychological Association Distinguished Service Award.

In addition to my work at Widener University, I maintain a private clinical practice where I see children, adolescents, adults and families.

President-Elect (2017): Lindsey Buckman, PsyD

Lindsey Buckman, PsyDLindsey Buckman, PsyD, is a psychologist in private practice in Phoenix, Ariz. Her clinical specialties include assertiveness, binge eating, chronic illness, LGBTQ concerns, relationship issues and third-party reproduction. In addition to her clinical specialties, Buckman provides consultation services on business etiquette, leadership, mediation, peak performance, political advocacy and professional marketing. She also provides public information and education on affirmative public policies for transgender individuals. Buckman received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and holds a master's degree in marriage, family and child counseling from the University of Southern California.

Buckman has served in a variety of roles in Div. 31. She first joined the board in 2013 as the ECP Task Force chair and prior to her role as president-elect, she was chair of the Advocacy Committee. Buckman also manages the Div. 31 Twitter account. In addition to her service on Div. 31, Buckman serves as the vice chair of the APA Practice Organization's Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice and as the Div. 42 diversity member at large. She also serves on the Arizona Psychological Association's Leadership Development and Legislative Committees.

Buckman recently received an APA Presidential Citation from Susan H. McDaniel, PhD, for her “outstanding contributions to advocacy and to the practice of psychology, exemplifying the best qualities of Early Career Psychologists.” Buckman received the Early Career Psychologist of the Year Award from the Arizona Psychological Association Foundation for her legislative and advocacy work in 2013.

Past President (2017): Dinelia Rosa, PhD

Dinelia Rosa, PhDDinelia Rosa, PhD, is past president of Div. 31. Prior to this she served as member-at-large and chair of the Membership Committee of the same division.  Rosa is founding member of the Division of Culture, Race and Ethnicity at the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA), and served as council representative for this division at NYSPA ‘s governance for six years. She served a NYSPA president in 2014 and prior to that served in various committees and task forces. She is an active advocate and is currently the chair of the grassroots subcommittee at NYSPA. In 2016, Rosa was the recipient of the Heiser Award for her advocacy efforts during her presidency in 2014 and passing of the New York State Neurotechnician bill.

Rosa is director of the Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services, Teachers College, Columbia University. This is the training clinic for students from five different programs, including counseling and clinical psychology programs. She has been at the helm of the center for the last 17 years. Prior to her current job, Rosa worked for 18 years throughout New York City in various clinical, medical and educational settings, predominantly with children and families from diverse backgrounds. Recently, Rosa received a two-year training grant from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)  to support six students in the training of integrated care for psychology students.

Rosa is a founding member of the health psychology rotation in the Bellevue-NYU Internship Program. She worked in the cardiac sub-specialty clinic and offered support groups for post-operative patients with coronary artery disease. Additionally, she worked in the breast cancer and infertility clinics, also in Bellevue Medical Center. For the last 11 years, Rosa has volunteered in Latino Share, a non-profit organization offering support groups to women survivors of breast and ovarian cancer. Recently, she ran focus groups for them as part of the Novela Project, aimed at developing a Spanish-written story in a soap opera format to educate Latinas about breast cancer in a culturally sensitive way. In 2010, Rosa co-authored the book, “Grief Therapy with Latinos: Integrating Culture for Clinicians” with Carmen Vazquez, PhD, ABPP.

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