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The APA Division 12 SCP LEAD (Leadership Education Advancement & Development) Program is designed to cultivate the next generation of leaders in clinical psychology. This selective one-year program empowers early-career psychologists to gain the skills and experience needed to thrive in leadership positions within APA and beyond.

The LEAD Program Experience:

  • Mentorship: Quarterly meetings with a dedicated senior member sponsor.
  • Monthly Group Sessions: Engage in discussions and workshops focused on leadership development.
  • Educational Curriculum: Attend bi-monthly seminars covering essential leadership topics.
  • Committee Participation: Gain practical experience by actively contributing to a standing Division committee.
  • Board Exposure: Observe Division 12 Board meetings and participate in debriefing discussions.

Benefits for Participants:

  • Sharpen Your Leadership Skills: Receive comprehensive training on topics critical for effective leadership, from committee management to legislative advocacy.
  • Gain Valuable Mentorship: Develop a close relationship with a seasoned Division 12 member who will guide you on your leadership journey.
  • Expand Your Network: Connect with a vibrant cohort of fellow emerging leaders and established professionals within APA Division 12.
  • Contribute to the Field: Collaborate on a Division project designed to make a real difference in clinical psychology.
  • Receive Travel Stipend: Receive financial support to attend the bi-annual Division 12 conference.
  • Earn Leadership Recognition: Be designated as an APA Division 12 SCP LEAD Fellow.


  • PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology earned within the past 10 years.
  • Strong interest in clinical psychology and leadership opportunities.
  • Motivation to make a positive impact on the future of SCP.

Want to Hear More?  Dr. Misha Bogomaz, Education and Training Co-Chair discusses why you should apply!!