Join one of 11 society committees to promote the development and advancement of the field of group psychology and the modality of group psychotherapy through research, teaching and education, and clinical practice and to further the general objectives of the APA.
This committee works to identify the needs of members and institute programs designed to meet those needs. The committee works closely with APA on member services, making certain that those who join the society receive the benefits of membership (e.g., subscriptions, membership on the listserv, etc.). The primary initiative of this group, at this time, is building up membership, in general, with a focus on drawing students and early career psychologists to the society.
Chair: Shala Rae Cole
Members: Lisa De La Rue and Joanna Menendez
The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Committee
This committee was founded officially in 2007 to promote the inclusion and visibility of underrepresented minorities in the society. The committee is also charged with attracting, fostering, and managing diversity in membership and activities of the society, and developing and recommending policies and programs designed to educate members of the division in this area in their practice, research and training. The committee reports are regularly included in the Division 49 newsletter and the March 2022 committee report is now available.
The Education and Training Committee
The committee monitors, promotes, and enhances education and training in group psychology, group psychotherapy and continuing education. This committee's members serve as liaisons to a number of other educational bodies (ABPP, CRSPP, CoA, etc.), as well as national level meetings focused on education. This committee's primary initiative, at this time, is the preparation of the society application to CRSPPP Board.
Chair: Aziza Platt
Members: Nina Brown, Michele Ribeiro, and Noelle Lefforge
Subcommittee on Diplomate and Credentials
Representative to the Educational Directorate
The Committee on Fellows
This committee seeks members of the division who have met the society's standards for Fellow status and assists these individuals in the preparation of the materials needed for certificate of that status by APA.
Chair: Craig Parks
Members: Rebecca MacNair-Semands and Cheri Marmarosh
The Committee on Nominations and Elections
Chair: Maria Riva
The Program Committee
Chair: Vincent Malik Dehili
Members: Nina Brown, Lorraine Mangione, Cheri Marmarosh, Tom Treadwell
The Committee on Awards
Chair: Josh Gross
Members: Lee Gillis and Georgio Tasca
The Finance Committee
The Publications Committee
Chair: Martin Kivlighan
Members: Georgio Tasca and Leann Diederich
The Development Committee
The Student Committee
This committee works to promote collaboration and connection between graduate students who are interested in group research and practice. The committee also provides a platform for graduate students to get involved in division projects that serve the purpose of promoting group research and practice.
Chair: Mary Baggio
Members: Elliott Devore, Angela Hudson, Rita Rivers and Brittni Gettys
Chair: Leann Diederich
Advancement of Professional Practice
Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education
Early Career Professionals Task Force
Chair: Misha Bogomaz
Members: Kseniya Zhuzha, Shala Cole and Joanna Menendez