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Candidate statement for APA Council Representative: Heather A. Ciesielski
Heather A. Ciesielski is a licensed psychologist and assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), where she specializes in assessment and treatment for children. Heather serves as the Chief for the Section of Psychology for MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and is involved in a number of committees. She has been an active member of APA since beginning her graduate school career at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2001.
Heather is involved in Division 47 as well as Divisions 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology) and 54 (Society for Pediatric Society). She holds a position on the Executive Committee of Division 47 as the president of Running Psychologists.
It is my honor to be nominated for the position of Council Representative for Division 47. In my current position as the psychology section chief at MCW, I am the representative for psychology in our academic medical setting, which has provided great appreciation for the opportunities and obstacles in psychology, and strong experience in advocating for our needs as psychologists in areas related to clinical work, teaching, and research. Through my involvement on the Executive Committee of Division 47, I am quickly learning the many successes in sport and exercise psychology, as well as the wonderful ideas to continue to advance this field, and it would be my privilege to further my contribution to Division 47 and APA by serving on the APA Council.