Early Career Psychologists


Div. 49 provides resources for early career psychologists interested in group psychology and group psychotherapy to assist with career development, financial planning, work/life balance, funding and grants.

Join Div. 49

Joining Div. 49 as an early career psychologist allows you a range of benefits as you begin your career focusing on group psychology or group psychotherapy. Through our division, you can find mentors in your field and network with other professionals as well as mentor students who are just entering this field of psychology. 

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Leadership and Service

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Future leaders: Division 49 Institute

The Institute raises attention to the cultural, social, and political contexts that are a part of group psychology and group psychotherapy.

Participate in our committees

Interested in growing your leadership skills through involvement in Div. 49? Committee participation is an excellent way to become connected to a vibrant network of people who are passionate about groups.

Write or edit for our newsletter

To become a guest editor, write reviews, edit a regular column or become involved with The Group Psychologist in other ways, contact Editor Thomas Treadwell or Associate Editor Leann Diederich.

Become a journal reviewer

Div. 49's academic journal, Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice, deals with basic and applied topics in group research and application. To become a journal reviewer, contact Editor David Marcus.

Other Funding Resources

Starting Your Career

This thorough and comprehensive resource guide covers a range of topics relevant to early career psychologists, including academia, research, parenting, life issues and funding.

Clinical Practice

Other Group Professional Associations

Association for Specialists in Group Work

The Association for Specialists in Group Work provides resources for professionals to increase their knowledge and skills to practice group work. Some specific types of resources they provide are:

  • Best Practice Guidelines (PDF, 54KB): principles in planning, performing and processing group work
  • Training videos and books
  • The Journal for Specialists in Group Work
  • Diversity topics and principles for diversity
  • Opportunities for awards, grants and scholarships
  • Opportunities to volunteer and grow in leadership
  • Best practices
  • Training standards
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American Group Psychotherapy Association

The American Group Psychotherapy Association describes itself as “the voice of group therapy for mental health clinicians and the public-at-large, both nationally and internationally.” Some specific types of resources they provide are:

Date created: 2012