CECP seeks two representatives
These positions are scheduled to serve a three-year term 2013-2015.
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
Develop 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 practitioners’ 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 Directorate and APA Practice Organization
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
Serve as the representative of CECP for issues of public interest, including the generation and application of psychological knowledge on 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
Develop projects that are relevant to early career psychologists working in the public interest
Establish relationships and joint projects with staff members of the Public Interest Directorate
Promote and support activities, projects, and programs that encourage members of diverse backgrounds to join APA
Candidates must be an APA member within seven years’ receipt of their doctorate degree on January 1, 2013.
In addition, representatives must be able to attend mandatory committee meetings, one in the spring and two 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 five hours per week engaged in committee activities.
To be considered for these positions, candidates should include:
Statement of Interest from the Nominee
Current Curriculum Vitae
One Letter of Recommendation
Nomination materials must be received by August 1, 2012. Applicants will be notified in mid-December, 2012. Send nominations via email, mail, or fax to:
American Psychological Association
750 First St, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Fax: (202) 216-7628
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.
If you have any questions, please contact the current Chair, Allison Ponce, PhD.