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: Noelle Lefforge
Members: Misha Bogomaz, Edit Vi and Michele Ribeiro
The Diversity 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.
Chair: Nicole Coleman
Subcommittee on Public Interest, Public Education, and Social Justice
International Relations Representative
Women in Psychology Network Representative
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: Michele Ribeiro
Members: Kseniya Zhuzha and Salah Ziadeh
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: Dennis Kivlighan
Members: Craig Parks, Rebecca MacNair-Semands and Cheri Marmarosh
The Committee on Nominations and Elections
Chair: Maria Riva
The Program Committee
Chair: Debra O'Connell
Members: Nina Brown, Norah Chapman, Eric Chen, Carol Cho, Lee Gillis, Simon Goldberg, Elaine Harpine, Jean Kaim, Martin Kivlighan, Cindy Molina, Jill Paquin, Maria Riva and Tom Treadwell
The Committee on Awards
Chair: Martyn Whittingham
Members: Nicole Coleman
The Finance Committee
The Publications Committee
The Development Committee
The Student Committee
Co-Chairs: Meredith Tittler
Members: Michael Awad, Elliott Devore, Angela Galioto, Rosamond Smith, Ros Robertson and Kseniya Zhuzha
Chair: Jean Keim
Members: Dennis Kivlighan, Amy Nitza, Jill Paquin and Rex Stockton
Advancement of Professional Practice
Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education
Early Career Professionals Task Force
Chair: Misha Bogomaz
Members: Leann Diederich, Eric Chen and Tracy Thomas