I am honored and excited to be appointed to serve as Student Member of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy’s Publications and Communications Board. I am a third-year student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. My research interests include examining the relation between client motivational language and treatment efficiency, and exploring interpersonal therapeutic processes through fine-grained observer coding systems. My research questions are rooted in my clinical experiences and I see clinical work and research as integral to my development as a clinical scientist.
I have been a student member of Division 29 since I began my graduate training, and I appreciate the opportunity to become more involved in an organization whose critical mission to advance the science, practice, and training of psychotherapy strongly resonates with me. Division 29 has already been instrumental in my development as a graduate student psychotherapy researcher and clinician. I have been an avid consumer of content published in Psychotherapy and the Psychotherapy Bulletin. I have particularly enjoyed the numerous special issues on clinical process in Psychotherapy. It is an honor to give back to this organization and to play a small role in maintaining the strengths of and determining future directions for the Division’s print and electronic publications.