Committee on Early Career Psychologists

Committee on Early Career PsychologistsAPA has established a Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP) who represent the unique interests and concerns of psychologists in the first ten years of their careers. CECP supports the needs of early career psychologists within and outside of APA through advocacy and developing resources for early career psychologists. 

Mission Statement

CECP represents the unique interests and concerns of early career psychologists. The mission of CECP is to advance psychology by maximizing the engagement, utilization, voice and development of early career psychologists.

Strategic Goals
  • Strategic Goal 1: To increase early career psychologist engagement 
  • Strategic Goal 2: To utilize the early career psychologist’s talent 
  • Strategic Goal 3: To give voice and increase early career psychologist representation in APA governing and advisory bodies 
  • Strategic Goal 4: To support professional and personal development of early career psychologist members


The committee consists of seven members representing different constituencies within psychology. The committee members are: 

  • 2014 Chair: Shawn M. McClintock, PhD
    Governance and Membership Outreach
  • Kyle Gobrogge, PhD
  • Katharine J. Hahn, PhD
    APA Divisions
  • Aaron Harris, PhD
  • Le Ondra Clark Harvey, PhD
    State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Associations 
  • Angela Kuemmel, PhD
    Public Interest
  • Kimberly L. Smith, PsyD
    Education and Training

Dee Valencia, Staff Liaison
Telephone: (202) 336-6017

They would like to hear ideas you have, issues you would like addressed, and any comments you would like to make. You can reach the committee by sending an email.

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