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2024 President’s Column 59 (1)

Dear Members of APA Division 29,

Happy New Year! I am both honored and thrilled to begin my year as President of APA Division 29. I would first like to thank Jean Birbilis for her leadership in 2023. As we embark on this new year together, I am keenly aware of the responsibility and opportunity this role presents, and I am committed to advancing our shared goals in innovative and inclusive ways.

Over the past year I have met with many Division 29 board members and domain representatives.  One of the common threads I heard from these conversations was the importance of enhancing recruitment of new members, and in particular early-career and student members. Their fresh perspectives, energy, and insights are vital to the continued growth and relevance of our field. Thus, my primary goal for this year is to amplify our reach by raising awareness about our Division, particularly among early-career professionals and graduate students. To this end, I will be hosting a series of public events, including webinars and engaging in-person events at the APA annual conference in August. My hope is that these events will inspire people to consider becoming new members of Division 29, in addition to being hubs for networking and community building.

Another cornerstone of my tenure will be to support and elevate the incredible work done by everyone who contributes to Division 29. Your work is the lifeblood of Division 29, and I want to ensure that your efforts are recognized and your voices heard. I encourage everyone to reach out if there is any way I can assist you in your endeavors. Whether it’s through providing resources, facilitating connections, or simply lending an ear, I am here to support you. Please don’t hesitate to email me directly at

I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for our Division. With your participation and support, I am confident that we can not only achieve our goals but also set new standards of excellence and innovation in our field. Let’s work together to make this a landmark year for APA Division 29.

Thank you for your continued dedication and commitment. I look forward to connecting with each of you in the months ahead.


Warm regards,

Tony Rousmaniere

President, APA Division 29


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Tony Rousmaniere is Executive Director of Sentio Counseling, Program Director of the Sentio MFT Program, and president of the Psychotherapy Division of the American Psychological Association. He is the author/co-editor of many books on deliberate practice and psychotherapy training and the APA series “The Essentials of Deliberate Practice” (APA Press).

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Rousmaniere, T. (2024, January. 2024 President’s Column 59 (1). Psychotherapy Bulletin. (59)1, 2.



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