Division Presidents

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

President (2018): 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 (2018): 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.

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