Society of Counseling Psychology

Division 17: Society of Counseling Psychology brings together psychologists, students, professional and international affiliates who are dedicated to promoting education and training, scientific investigation, practice, and diversity and public interest in professional psychology. The division contains sections representing Advancement of Women; College and University Counseling Centers; International; Promotion of Psychotherapy Science; Counseling Health Psychology; Ethnic and Racial Diversity; Independent Practice; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Awareness; Prevention; and Vocational Psychology. Other Special Interest Groups also exist. Membership is open to masters- or doctoral-level psychologists whose interests and activities support the advancement of counseling psychology. Six issues of the journal The Counseling Psychologist and three issues of the Division 17 Newsletter are sent to members each year. Student members are welcome to affiliate with Division 17 through membership in the Student Affiliate Group (SAG). Non-APA members may join the division as professional or international affiliates.



Sharon L. Bowman, PhD, Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.


Kristin M. Perrone-McGovern, PhD, Fishers, Ind.


The Counseling Psychologist (eight times per year)
Editor: Nadya Fouad, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis.

Division 17 Newsletter (three issues per year)
Editor: Dawn Szymanski, PhD

Online Student Newsletter: SAS Newsletter

Division Sections

Chair of Section Chairs

Theodore Burnes

  • Advancement of Women
    Contact: Julie Ancis

  • Ethnic & Racial Diversity
    Contact: Thomandra Sam

  • Health Psychology
    Contact: Brian Lewis

  • Human-Animal Interaction
    Contact: : Mary Lou Randour

  • Independent Practice
    Contact: Marcy Rowland

  • International
    Contact: Makiko Kasai
    Contact: Chiachih DC Wang

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues
    Contact: Bobby Reis

  • Positive Psychology
    Contact: Danny Singley

  • Prevention
    Contact: LeRoy Reese

  • Psychotherapy Science Promotion 
    Contact: Zac Imel

  • Supervision & Training
    Contact: David Shen-Miller

  • University Counseling Centers
    Contact: Lauren Woolley 

  • Vocational Psychology
    Contact: Susan Whiston

Division Meetings

Contact Information

For membership-related inquiries:

APA Division Services
750 First St, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Telephone: (202) 336-6013

For all other Division 17 inquiries:

Debra S. Nolan, CAE, Association Manager
Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17, APA
4440 PGA Boulevard, Suite 600
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Skype ID: debranolan