Statements Provided by the Two Nominees for Treasurer of the Society for the Advancement in Psychotherapy
Nominees are listed in alphabetical order.
Dr. Jesse Owen
I am humbled and honored to be in consideration for the treasurer position of Division 29. I have been the Division 29 Education and Training (E&T) Domain Representative for the past three years, and prior to this role I was on the E&T committee. I also serve as an Associate Editor for our flagship journal, Psychotherapy. Through these positions, I have learned a great deal about the operations of the Division, budget considerations, and how the board manages the multiple needs of our membership. In addition, I have previous experience working with budgets via grants, which has enhanced my understanding of efficient budgetary processes. Beyond my experience within the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, I am an Associate Professor and Training Director in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Denver. I stay current in both research and practice, as I conduct couple and individual therapy studies, and I have had a small private practice over the years. Ultimately, I believe that my drive, passion, and commitment for the promotion of psychotherapy will be an asset in this position. Thank you for voting and contributing to our Society.
Dr. Jeff Reese
I am humbled by the opportunity to be considered for Treasurer of Division 29. We are, indeed, part of an excellent Division that has had excellent leadership and continues to make an impact on the theory, science, training, and practice of psychotherapy. My priority as Treasurer would be to work with the Board to ensure that the Division’s financial assets would be used to promote and continue to fulfill the mission of Division 29. The Division is doing many wonderful things!
Currently, I am an Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology and serve as the Chair for the Department of Educational, Counseling, and School Psychology at University of Kentucky. I teach within our APA-approved Counseling Psychology program. Within APA, I have served as the Secretary and the Chair for the Promotion of Psychotherapy Science Section within Division 17. I serve on the editorial boards of Psychotherapy and The Counseling Psychologist, and previously served on the Journal of Counseling Psychology editorial board. My research is focused on psychotherapy process and outcome and the use of technology to deliver psychotherapy (telepsychology) to underserved populations.
Previously, I have served in multiple administrative roles including Director of Graduate Studies and as an Executive Director of an office that provided a variety of university-based services, including career development, student retention, and testing and assessment. I believe my previous and current administrative experiences would serve me well in taking on such an important role within Division 29. Thank you for your consideration.