Bulletin Editors’ Note: The picture of Carly Schwartzman that is in the PDF version of the Bulletin (found here) was misidentified. The web-version has the correct photo attributions.
It is an honor to begin my 3-year term as Domain Representative for Education and Training for the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. I am writing this introductory message on my way to my first Board meeting for the Society, feeling energized by the knowledge that I will be working with a great group of professionals to support our Society. Over the coming weeks I will be working with the Education and Training Committee, Continuing Education Committee, and Student Development Committee to develop our Education and Training initiatives for the coming year, which we plan to align with Dr. Nancy Murdock’s presidential theme “Out of the Office and into the Streets!” Members hoping to get involved are encouraged to reach out. I can be reached at [email protected].
To provide some context on my background: I am an assistant professor and Director of Training for the APA-accredited counseling psychology PhD program at Auburn University in Auburn, AL. In that role, I teach courses such as Counseling Supervision, Advanced Practicum, and Group Counseling. I similarly provide individual and group supervision and supervision of supervision to doctoral students, and I coordinate the practicum placement process for our students. My research lab has a central focus on psychotherapy process and outcome, with interests branching out to other types of positive relationships and effective interventions—including teaching and supervision. I thoroughly enjoy my training roles in my current position, and I look forward to having a broader reach as our Society’s Domain Representative for Education and Training over the next three years.
Continuing Education Committee Chair
Dr. Critchfield is a licensed clinical psychologist, a psychotherapist, who joined the faculty of James Madison University’s Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program in Clinical and School Psychology in 2014. He has been involved with SfAP for some years, including as chair of the Education and Training Committee. He teaches psychotherapy skills and focuses on human change processes through direct supervision of doctoral students as they work with a wide range of patients/clients. Ken is director of the JMU program, as well as Chair-Elect of the Consortium of Combined-Integrated Doctoral Programs in Psychology (CCIDPIP). Prior to JMU, he worked at the University of Utah for over a decade as co-director of the Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy (IRT) clinic, which had the three-fold mission of service, research, and training for treatment of adult patients with comorbid psychiatric disorders, chronic suicidality, and personality disorder. His ongoing clinical research focuses on testing putative mechanisms of change in IRT.
Dr. Danitz is excited to be the Early Career Psychologist Committee Chair of Division 29. Dr. Danitz is a clinical psychologist at VA Boston Healthcare System in the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD. She works as the Project Manager for Dr. Katherine Iverson’s study on implementing and disseminating an intervention for women veterans who have experienced intimate partner violence. In addition to her clinical research role, she sees patients in the Women’s Trauma Recovery Team at VA Boston and provides clinical supervision. Dr. Danitz is passionate about supervision and training, and she serves on the internship selection committee at VA Boston and supervises trainees. Dr. Danitz also works part time as a consultant on research studies for treatment-resistant PTSD.
Dr. Danitz’s research interests are in mindfulness and acceptance-based behavioral interventions, outcomes of psychotherapy that include increasing quality of life and valued action, and dissemination and implementation more broadly. Dr. Danitz’s clinical interests are in evidence-based treatments for trauma, mood, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive related disorders in both veteran and civilian populations.
Outside of work, Dr. Danitz enjoys yoga and dancing, and she is excited to engage in a 200 hour yoga teacher training certification this winter. She is thrilled to be a part of division 29 and is looking forward to working with the board and the division 29 community more broadly to better meet the needs of early career psychologists and to advance psychotherapy.
Publications Board Member
After teaching high school English for 11 years, Sarah Knox completed her doctoral training in counseling psychology at the University of Maryland. She is a Professor in the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology at Marquette University. Her research focuses on processes and relationships in psychotherapy, supervision, and training, phenomena she examines qualitatively. She is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of Counselling Psychology Quarterly.
Publications Board Member
Paul Kwon received his BA in Psychology and Economics from Williams College in 1990, and his PhD in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1996. He completed his clinical internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University and joined the faculty at Washington State University in 1996. He served as Director of the Psychology Clinic at Washington State University from 1997 to 2003, and also served as Director of Clinical Training from 2004 to 2008. He is currently an Associate Editor for Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity and serves as the Diversity Advisor for Graduate Recruitment and Retention for the Department of Psychology at Washington State University.
Student Development Committee Chair
Carly M. Schwartzman is a third-year clinical psychology doctoral student at the University at Albany, SUNY, under the mentorship of Dr. James Boswell in the Psychotherapy and Behavior Change Research Lab. She joined APA’s Division 29: Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy to further her knowledge of the field of psychotherapy process research and enhance her networking in the research community. Her research interests involve the study of the therapeutic process and mechanisms of change. In particular, she has become acutely interested in the methodology used in studying processes within psychotherapy (e.g., alliance, warmth, empathy) that contribute to patient outcome, as well as how these processes translate in the context of e-therapy (i.e., therapy delivered online via videoconferencing, instant message, and/or email message). Carly is also passionate about the enhancement of the graduate student experience within the University setting and in the broader professional community. She hopes to work to enhance student support and involvement within Division 29 to foster collaboration and networking. Additionally, she would like to encourage conversation and advocacy among students regarding the state of psychology as a profession and help students navigate the new technological era of psychotherapy.
Cite This Article
Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. (2019). Meet new members of SAP governance! Psychotherapy Bulletin, 54(1), 75-77.