Sections for the Society of Clinical Psychology
The American Psychological Association, Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12) has several sections covering specific areas of interest. Members of Division 12 may join one or more of the Sections. Some sections also have categories for non-Division 12 members.
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Purpose. Our mission is to advance the field of professional Clinical Geropsychology through the scientific study of mental health of older adults, delivery of culturally sensitive psychological services, advancement of training and continuing education, and collaboration among geropsychologists. Our vision is to foster the mental health and wellness of older adults through science, practice, education, and advocacy.
President (2022). Shane S. Bush, Ph.D., ABPP
Past President (2021). Rebecca S. Allen, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor
President Elect (2022-2023). Kimberly Hiroto, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist
Secretary (2022). Patricia M. Bamonti, Ph.D., ABPP, Staff Psychologist, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Treasurer (2022). Erin Woodhead, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Diversity Chair (2022). Flora Ma, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor
Section Representative (2022). Amy Fiske, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Archivist (2022). Sherry Beaudreau, Ph.D., ABPP, Investigator, Clinical Professor
Student Representative (2022). Kyrsten C. Hill, Pre-doctoral Intern
Student Representative (2022). Laurie Chin, M.A., Doctoral Student
Purpose. The Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) promotes the integration of the scientist and the practitioner in training, research, and applied endeavors. Its members share a commitment to the roles that empirical research and scientific principles play in training, practice, and public policies for improving mental and physical health.
President (2022). Marisol Perez, Associate Dean and Professor
Past President (2021). Cindy McGeary, Associate Professor
President Elect (2022-2023). Susan White, Title
Secretary/Treasurer (2022-2025). Sara Bufferd, Associate Professor
Social Media Editor (2022). Jessica Hamilton, Assistant Professor
Member-at-large (2022-2024). Nancy Liu, Associate Clinical Professor
Member-at-large (2020-2022). Sarah Hope Lincoln, Assistant Professor
Section Representative (2021-2023). Shari Steinman, Associate Professor
Convention Coordinator (2020-2024). Rosanna Breaux, Assistant Professor
Student Representative (2022-2023). Nora Barnes-Horowitz, Graduate Student
Student Representative (2021-2022). Rachel Walsh, Graduate Student
Postdoc Representative (2022-2024). Kaitlin Sheerin, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Diversity Committee Representative (2020-2022). Lauren Khazem, Research Assistant Professor
Clinical Science Editor (2022-2024). Sam Cooper, Postdoctoral Fellow
Purpose. This Section is dedicated to increasing scientific understanding of those aspects of clinical psychology that pertain to women; to promoting the development of models for the delivery of service to women; to increasing the quality of educational and training opportunities for women in clinical psychology; to advocating on behalf of women clinical psychologists with respect to formation of policies of the Division; and to the development of the subspecialty of clinical psychology.
Website under development.
To be updated
Purpose. This Section was established to promote research on clinical interventions with American racial and ethnic minority populations; to foster sensitivity to cultural, racial, and ethnic issues in the training of all psychologists; to increase the quality and accessibility of training opportunities for minority clinical psychologists; to enhance the representation of minority psychologists with Division 12 and APA governance; and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on socio-cultural issues.
To be updated.
Purpose. This Section has been established to advance the clinical and scientific understanding of psychological/behavioral emergencies and crises, as well as the clinical abilities needed to evaluate and manage them. Emergencies include life-threatening behaviors such as acute suicidality, potential violence, and risk to vulnerable victims of violence. The Section provides a forum for the exchange of clinical information and research findings related to the emergencies noted above, and to the crises from which they so often develop. It has the further purposes of fostering education and training in the evaluation and management of these high risk clinical situations, as well as understanding and assisting with the impact of such difficult and intense work on the clinician him or herself.
Website under development.
President (2020-2023). Phillip Kleespies, Ph.D.
Past President (2019-2020). Marc Hillbrand, Ph.D.
President Elect (2022-2023). To be announced.
Secretary (2022). Melissa Yanovitch, Psy.D.
Treasurer (2022). Melissa Yanovitch, Psy.D.
Section Representative (2022). Marc Hillbrand, Ph.D.
Purpose. The Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers (APAHC) is Section 8 of the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12 of APA). The purpose of the Association is to promote the discipline and profession of psychology in academic health centers and affiliated units (e.g., schools of medicine, nursing, public health, dentistry, pharmacy, health professions; Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, teaching hospitals and other similar entities) to encourage and support psychologists’ participation in institutional governance, research, educational programs, administration, leadership, and policy development.
President (2022-2023). Laura A. Shaffer, PhD, ABPP
Past President (2022-2023). Wendy L. Ward, PhD, ABPP
President Elect (2022-2023). Liz Cash, PhD
Secretary (2022). Alexander Young, PsyD
Treasurer (2021-2023). Sasha Zagaloff, PhD
Section Representative (2021-2022). Donna LaPaglia, PsyD, ABPP
Purpose.The Section on Assessment Psychology of the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12) of the American Psychological Association promotes and encourages the evolution and development of the subspecialty of psychological assessment in both its scientific and professional aspects by increasing scientific understanding and study of psychological testing procedures and the use of psychological tests in clinical work.
President (2021-2023). Hadas Pade, Psy.D., Assistant Professor
Past President (2021-2023). David McCord, Ph.D., Professor
President Elect (2021-2023). Emily Gottfried, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Secretary (2022). Sara Lowmaster, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Treasurer (2022). Adam Natoli, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Membership Chair (2022). Tiffany Harrop, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Section Representative (2022-2025). Paul Ingram, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Ex-Officio (Editor of Assessment)(2022). Douglas B. Samuel, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Purpose. The Section on Graduate Students and Early Career Psychologists of the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12) of the American Psychological Association represents the interests and unique needs of graduate students and early career psychologists entering the profession and facing various career transitions in clinical psychology.
President (2022). Shifali Singh, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist
President Elect (2022-2023). Kayla Gurak Thayer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Secretary (2022). Andrea Wieckowski, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor
Treasurer (2022). Jared Boot-Haury, M.A., Predoctoral Psychology Student
Communications Chair (2022). Lindsay Craig, M.S., Predoctoral Psychology Student
Social Media Chair (2022). Antoine Lebeaut, M.A., Predoctoral Psychology Student
Section Representative (2022). Jill Morris, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist