Member Spotlight Nomination

The Membership Committee is pleased to announce we are bringing back the Member Spotlight feature that will be in the SCP newsletter, The Clinical Psychologist, and to the SCP website. Starting with the April newsletter, each quarter a member will be featured in a Member Spotlight. The goal of the Member Spotlight is to recognize SCP members’ accomplishments across all career stages, to highlight the diversity of our membership, and to help SCP members feel more connected by learning more about each other.

Please consider nominating someone! It is a great way for the nominee’s accomplishments to be recognized and to help our members know more about their fellow members. Please contact Central Office at with any questions. We are looking forward to receiving your nominations!

David FitzGerald
Membership Committee Chair

Current Member Spotlight

Lynn Bufka

Lynn F. Bufka, PhD, ABPP is Associate Chief, Practice, at the American Psychological Association. Dr. Bufka leads APA’s efforts to create opportunities for psychologists to best meet the needs of the public and advance population health. This includes embracing new approaches, models and conceptualizations of practice that are grounded in psychological science and are responsive to health equity and emerging challenges. Dr. Bufka’s career professional focus has been on utilizing clinical science to inform programs and policies relevant to psychology practice with the ultimate aim of supporting and improving the quality of care. Dr. Bufka is an advocate for science to support practice and practice-based evidence to inform research and policy. Current areas of emphasis include population health, evidence-based practice, guideline development, dissemination and implementation, fostering stronger integration of practice-based evidence in ongoing decision making and defining the direction of the future of psychology education and practice. Dr. Bufka frequently serves as a media spokesperson for the APA on stress and anxiety, particularly as related to current events, and policy matters relevant to mental health and psychological practice.   

Dr. Bufka is board certified in clinical psychology and maintains licensure as a psychologist in Maryland, providing treatment and clinical consultation on a limited basis. Her expertise is in the delivery and evaluation of cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders. She is a Fellow of both the APA and Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), in addition to a member of the Maryland Psychological Association and Asian American Psychological Association.  


Members chosen for the quarterly SCP Member Spotlight will be featured in the SCP newsletter, The Clinical Psychologist, and will also be recognized on the SCP website. Nominations of members at any career stage, including Student and Early Career members, are welcome. To nominate a colleague, mentee, or yourself, please submit this online nomination form. Nominations will be reviewed by the Membership Committee, and the selected member will be contacted and interviewed by a Committee member, if they agree to be featured.

Thank you for your interest in the Member Spotlight, and we look forward to receiving your nomination!

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