Nicholas Morrison

Candidate Statement

Mr. Nicholas Morrison

As a fifth-year doctoral student in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Psychotherapy Research Lab, I am honored to be considered for the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy’s position of Student Development Committee Chair. Having maintained active involvement in the Society for Psychotherapy Research and the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, I am eager and excited at the possibility of advocating for fellow graduate students at Division 29.

If elected, I would continue to uphold the standards of excellence exhibited by this organization by addressing the extant responsibilities of the Student Development Committee. Moreover, I am interested in facilitating initiatives related to bridging the gaps between areas related to research and practice, especially as training programs continue to push for an emphasis on one or the other. Additionally, I am interested in advocating for students who hope to engage in career-related objectives outside of traditional research and practice, including those interested in policy formation, administration, and other areas in which students have likely received less intensive training. I hope that by fostering dialogues in these areas not often adequately addressed in training programs that the next generation of psychologists can more adequately discuss these important issues.