Early Career Group Psychologist Column

Misha Bogomaz, Psy.D., C.G.P.
Misha Bogomaz, Psy.D., C.G.P.

Greetings from the Early Career Psychologist Task Force! 

In the past six months, the ECP Task Force hosted two conference calls, one on co-leadership and one on salary negotiation tips. Both call were well attended, especially the one on salary negotiation which featured Dr. King from the University of North Florida Counseling Center. Starting in 2016, the Task Force is moving away from phone conference calls and is planning to use Zoom as the new medium for conference calls. The first presentation in 2016 will be Women in Leadership and is scheduled to take place on April 15 at 12:00 Eastern Time Zone. Stay tuned for registration details!

Another new change for the past year was for the ECP Task Force to host the social hour at the 2015 Annual Convention. Different kinds of wine, a featured cocktail, and Mediterranean food created a welcoming atmosphere for all of the attendees. Be sure to check out the APA 2016 social hour in Denver.

At the mid-winter Board meeting in February, it was decided that formal ECP representation on the board is critical. The board has decided to create an ECP Member-at-Large position that is specifically focused on the needs of early career psychologists. The elected person will be leading the Early Career Task force for three years. Stay tuned for 2016 elections and be sure to cast your vote!