Early Career Psychologists
Div. 28 is actively committed to recruiting, engaging, retaining and serving early career psychologists (ECPs).
ECPs include undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. We encourage you to contact our ECP representative and student representative, included on our leadership listing, for more information.
Become a Member
Membership in Div. 28 connects you to top psychologists who are knowledgeable about the latest research and best practices in psychopharmacology and substance abuse. We provide many opportunities for networking, mentorship, advice and information sharing that will help you expand your expertise to grow your career.
Membership in Div. 28 has been critical to my career as an Early Career Psychologist in psychopharmacology.
Here's what one of our ECP members, Justin Strickland, who has served as the division archivist and 2020 program chair, had to say about his experience in our division: "Membership in Div. 28 has been critical to my career as an Early Career Psychologist in psychopharmacology. Attendance at APA’s convention, in particular, affords a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with leaders in the field. The central role that Div. 28 members play in advocating for behavioral science funding has also provided me the training to effectively communicate the importance of our research in public and policy venues."
Div. 28 offers an array of resources specifically for students interested in psychopharmacology and substance abuse including information about funding opportunities, an undergraduate scholarship, job search and career advice and a wealth of opportunities to connect with other students and advanced professionals in the field.
Connect with Other ECPs
Div. 28 student affiliates and ECP members have found the following resources helpful both in their graduate studies and as they begin their careers.