Division 16 Early Career Professional Workgroup
Who We Are
Early Career Professionals (ECPs), individuals within ten years of the receipt of their degree, are a unique group with particular needs within the field of psychology. In line with Division’s 16 continued interests in meeting the needs of their members, the Early Career Workgroup was established to better address the needs of ECPs in the field of School Psychology. Since it’s inception, members of Division 16’s ECP Workgroup have worked to increase ECP-focused programming and engage ECPs within School Psychology, including practitioners and academicians, within the Division. In 2014, the Workgroup was recognized as the Runner-up for Early Career engagement across APA’s divisions.
What We Do
We aim to provide a forum that specifically targets the concerns and issues that relate to ECPs in School Psychology by:
- Providing convention programming and other resources geared toward the needs of ECPs.
- Representing ECPs’ point of view to the Division 16 Executive committee.
- Encourage involvement across APA.
- Increase access to resources for ECPs.
- Increase visibility of ECPs within the Division and highlight unique needs of this subgroup.
- Promoting leadership development within the Division and within APA.
For more information on the Division 16 Early Career Professional Workgroup, please email Stacy-Ann January.
Resources for ECPs
The Early Career Blog
The end of the year is fast approaching! As such, we strongly encourage our members to submit their renewals ASAP to prevent a lapse in benefits in the early days/weeks of 2019! APA's Membership Services department always receives a wealth of new registrations and...read more
The American Psychological Association’s Division 16 Early Career Workgroup and Student Affiliates in School Psychology invite graduate students and early career members affiliated with Division 16 to participate in a needs assessment and research study. An early...read more
The call for proposals for the 2019 APA Convention has been posted and can be accessed at the following site: http://www.apa.org/convention/proposals.aspx. Division 16 will be accepting proposals for Continuing Education Workshops (Due November 13th) and Divisional...read more
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Outstanding Dissertation Award Each year the Division of School Psychology presents an Outstanding Dissertation in School Psychology Award to a school psychology student who has completed a dissertation that merits special recognition because of...read more
It is time to develop Division 16’s programming for APA 2019 in Chicago! The first step is here—the development of Collaborative Proposals. Collaborative proposals are hosted at the convention and bring together multiple divisions to create useful, innovative,...read more
A few days ago, ASPPB released this letter rescinding their decision to require all states and provinces to implement Part 2 of the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP). Part 2 is skills-based exam planned for a 2020 release, and is expected to ...read more
School Psychology International invites submissions for a special issue surveying international perspectives on social justice. Because school and educational psychologists are dedicated to improving the lives of children and families around the world, the concept of...read more
Early Career Professional (ECP) Workgroup Nomination for Presidential Citation as an APA Citizen Psychologist
2018 APA President Dr. Jessica Henderson Daniel and APA are seeking nominations for professionals to be recognized as a “Citizen Psychologist” through July 2018. The Early Career Professional workgroup would like to nominate an early career school psychologist for...read more
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Grant. The Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund was established in 2003 to honor the Clarks and to perpetuate their work as pioneers in understanding the...read more
Overview To recognize groups or individuals who champion the interests of early career psychologists. Description The APA Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP) invites nominations for its annual Champion Award. This recognition award is presented to...read more