Launch Your Leadership Journey: Apply for the APA Division 12 SCP LEAD Program!

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!!

Ready to Launch Your Leadership Journey?

Please use the form below to apply. The application deadline is May 31st.  We look forward to receiving your application!

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