Student Member of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy Publications and Communications Board

Call for Nominations

The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (APA Division 29) seeks nominations and self-nominations for the student member position of Publications and Communications Board. It is a two (2) year renewable appointment. The Publications and Communications Board provides oversight and recommends publication policy for the division’s journal, Psychotherapy, its bulletin, Psychotherapy Bulletin, its e-mail lists, its website (, and social media. Service on the Board provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in processes that ensure our high quality publications, become more involved in Division 29, and expand one’s professional network by working collaboratively with published psychotherapy scholars.

The selected student member will be a full-voting member, and will attend one meeting each year in Washington, D.C., typically in January or February for one day. Additionally, the student member will participate in occasional conference calls and periodic e-mail communication throughout the year. All reasonable expenses incurred for attending the meeting in Washington, D.C. are reimbursed by the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy in keeping with its governance reimbursement policies.

To be considered, interested individuals should forward the following materials to the Chair of the Publications Board, Dr. Laurie Heatherington, Please submit all materials to Dr. Heatherington by November 10,  2019.

Please include:

1) The nominee’s identifying information: Name, degree, e-mail address and telephone number, school and program, year in school,

2) The nominee’s c.v.,

3) A brief statement of interest in service on the Pub Board, including a brief description of the nominee’s experience relevant to service on the Publications and Communications  Board and willingness to serve for the two year term (including a statement that verifies that the nominee will not graduate prior to the end of the term).

4) A letter of recommendation from a faculty member which addresses the student’s abilities, strengths, and any other attributes or issues relevant to service on the Board.

Be the 1st to vote.

Dr. Amy E. Ellis is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Trauma Resolution & Integration Program (TRIP) at Nova Southeastern University. She provides training and consultation on the provision of trauma-informed affirmative care and treating complex clinical cases. She is also has a private practice with a clinical focus in treating trauma, eating disorders, and personality disorders, and a special niche focusing on trauma-informed affirmative care for the LGBTQ+ community. She is a Consulting Editor on three of APA’s journals and recently served as Guest Editor of APA Division 42’s journal Practice Innovations on a special issue focusing on the role of evidence-based relationship variables in psychotherapy with sexual and gender minority individuals. Her current clinical and research interests focus on underserved populations who have increased exposure and risk to trauma (i.e., men, LGBTQ+, racial and ethnic minorities), tailoring evidence-based trauma treatments to these populations, and training and supervision in the field of trauma. She is currently the co-Principal Investigator of a large national grant funded through the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute focusing on the effectiveness of a peer-delivered online motivational interviewing intervention for GBTQ+ men with histories of sexual trauma.

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