Statements Provided by the Two Nominees for Diversity Domain Representative of the Society for the Advancement in Psychotherapy
Nominees are listed in alphabetical order.
Dr. Beverly Greene
I am a candidate for a second term as a Member at Large, Diversity Domain Rep, on the Divisions’ Executive Committee. It has been a pleasure to serve in this capacity and I would be honored to continue to do so. I have a record of extensive participation in APA governance at both national and divisional levels as well as on many working groups and task forces addressing issues deemed important to the association directly relevant to research, professional training and practicing psychotherapy. As an educator, scholar and practitioner both my professional work and personal identities are representative of a wide range of diverse settings, constituencies and interests in the context of psychotherapy research and practice. I bring those interests and the breadth of my experience to this position. Delivering competent services to all clients but particularly marginalized and vulnerable populations is challenged by a continued struggle for resources for mental health services. Maintaining funding to support the rigorous training of future psychologists is also challenging. Our division has a distinct position of leadership in the dissemination of cutting edge research relevant to psychotherapy and its importance in the overall scheme of interventions that contribute to better health outcomes. I would like to continue to serve the division by contributing to our efforts to seek solutions to those problems and view psychotherapy as an important tool in the pursuit of optimal mental health outcomes and social justice.
Dr. Gary Howell
Dr. Gary Howell is an Associate Professor Candidate and the Director of Practicum Training at FSPP. He earned his PsyD from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago in 2008 and received his MA in Counseling Psychology along the way in 2004. He also completed the Clinical Hypnosis Certificate program while attending Adler and is a full member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Prior to FSPP, he taught undergraduate psychology courses for over six years and taught graduate courses at the Adler school for over three years. Dr. Howell is the 2014 inaugural recipient of the APAGS ACT “Guardian of Psychology Award.” He is the former chair of the Illinois Psychological Association’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity section and is actively involved with APA. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois and Florida and took over as President for the Bay Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association in December 2013. He is the Diversity Committee Chair for FPA and will attend as the FPA Diversity Delegate for the 2015 State Leadership Conference in DC. He served as the programming chair for the Division 44 APA 2013 Convention and was the suite programming coordinator for Division 44 at the 2012 convention. Dr. Howell currently serves as the Division 44 Mentoring Committee Chair and Fundraising Dinner Coordinator. He was appointed by the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners to serve as 1 of 2 representatives for the LGBT population on the newly formed Hillsborough County Diversity Advisory Council. He serves as an LGBT Advisor to United Nations Association of Tampa Bay. He specializes in working with LGBTQ clients in his private practice and has a diverse clinical background. Some of his current research is centered around clinical implications and issues related to the transgender community, and he provides consultation to physicians providing hormone therapy and gender affirming surgery for trans clients. In addition to teaching the LGBT-related courses, diversity, community psychology, therapy practicum seminar, professionalization group, and supervision and consultation, Dr. Howell frequently presents at conferences in the area of LGBTQ issues and anti-bullying initiatives.