Fellows in Division 12
The Society of Clinical Psychology’s Fellowship Committee is now reviewing Fellow Applications for 2021.
Announcements will be made after the 2021 APA Convention.
Information for Fall 2021
Initial Fellows must apply via the APA Online Portal. Information below
Fellows who are currently already Fellows in another Division, please submit your CV and a brief Statement on why you want to become a Fellow of Division 12 to the Division 12 Central Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why you may want to become a fellow of Division 12
The Society of Clinical Psychology welcomes within its membership psychologists who are interested in and who identify with the field of clinical psychology—its practice, research, service, instruction, supervision, consulting, mentoring, and/or other missions. The Society encourages members who have made significant contributions to these missions to apply for fellow status in the Division. Fellow status is a way for the division to showcase the contributions that our division makes both within APA and to the general public. Most importantly it is a way to identify and honor individuals for their exceptional work and contribution to clinical psychology.
Being recognized as a Division 12 fellow may well increase the visibility of your work, may provide greater opportunities to share your work or develop collaborations. Fellows are often sought for mentors of peers and early career psychologists, as well as in teaching and advisor capacities. Fellows are encouraged to become active in the division and help shape the division’s mission.
What do you need to do to become a fellow of Division 12?
The requirement for fellow status is to provide documentation showing outstanding contributions in either clinical research, practice, or other services at a state, regional, national or international level. Thus, this level is most often achieved during mid-career or beyond.
The applicant identifies their relevant achievements and asks three current Division 12 Fellows to review the application and provide letters of support attesting to those achievements.
If you are considering applying, the current Division 12 Fellows Committee members are available to provide advice and guidance thru the process. Do not hesitate to ask current Fellows (listed on the APA website ) for assistance in evaluating when it would be appropriate to apply and to ask for letters of endorsement during the process. All current fellows have gone through this process and understand the requirements. Current fellows want to encourage others who have reached this point in their career to receive this honor.
NOTE to CURRENT FELLOWS: please bring this opportunity to the attention of Division 12 members you know who are ready for this recognition but who may not realize they need to apply for it or who need to be encouraged to apply, and please offer to write them a letter of support as some individuals are reluctant to make that request.
What is the PROCESS of application to be a fellow in APA?
Applications for fellow status in APA (in any division) are reviewed first at the level of a division committee. Those recommendations are then submitted to the APA Fellows committee who gives final approval for fellow status, which is specifically for the division of APA that has recommended the individual.
If you are a member of Div12 and already a current fellow in another APA division , you can apply specifically to add fellow status for Division 12 because you have already been reviewed previously. Please send your CV and a brief statement highlighting 3 to 5 points demonstrating the relevance of your professional contributions to the specific mission of Division 12 to the Division 12 Central Office at email@example.com
If you are a member of Div12 and this is your first application to be an APA fellow,
you can apply via the APA Online Portal which is now open. You will need to provide your CV and a statement of no longer than 2 pages, outlining your specific professional contributions (which may involve research relevant to clinical issues, development of interventions, training/dissemination of clinical services, work involving mental health policies, etc.) to demonstrate how these achievements serve and significantly promote the aims of Division 12. This 2-page document should include an introductory paragraph about yourself and a bulleted list of your accomplishments in the field of clinical psychology. In addition, you will need to submit letters of support from three current fellows of Division 12. All materials must be electronic and uploaded to the Online Portal.
Additional Information can be found at the links below:
- APA Fellows Page (PDF, 350KB)
- Suggestions for APA Fellows Application, presented at APA 2018 (PDF, 635KB)
- Instructions for initial fellow applicants (PDF, 846KB).
- Instructions for endorsers (PDF, 701KB).
- Sample fellows endorsement letter (PDF, 77KB)
Congratulations to the 2020 Fellows
Dr. Matthew Ubben
Dr. Jennifer Kelly
Dr. Brian Hall
Dr. Gayle Iwamasa
Dr. Ken Bohm
Dr. Dustin Wygant
Dr. Kathi Borden
A full list of current fellows is available here.