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
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Early Career Professional (ECP) Workgroup Nomination for Presidential Citation as an APA Citizen Psychologist
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Division 16 Webinar: Complex Trauma in the Classroom- Considerations for Building Relationships with Students Impacted by Complex Trauma
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APA Journals is seeking to enhance efforts to better engage Early Career Psychologists (ECPs) in the publishing process. At APA Convention this year, we’d like to speak with a few ECPs about their experiences with publishing, including the challenges they face and the...read more