Early Career Psychologists
The Division 22 Early Career Psychologist Special Interest Group (ECP SIG) brings together rehabilitation psychologists who are early career members and/or those who work with and mentor early career rehabilitation psychologists to represent and advocate for the professional development and interests of this highly diverse group.
Promote the visibility and professional development of Division 22 ECPs.
Advocate for ECP representation within committees, special interest groups, and task forces, both within Division 22 leadership and in other relevant organizations.
Support engagement and attendance of ECPs at rehabilitation psychology-relevant conferences and professional events, including the Rehabilitation Psychology Mid-Winter Meeting, and APA convention.
Promote research conducted by and about ECPs working in rehabilitation settings or with rehabilitation populations.
Work with the APA Committee for Early Career Psychologists (CECP) to represent the goals and interests of Division 22 ECP members.
Serve as a resource to help ECPs manage work-life demands, prevent burnout, and promote self-care.
Provide networking opportunities for ECP members, including planning and hosting conference social events.
Expand ECP professional development opportunities by hosting periodic topical webinars and workshops.
ECP SIG Chair: Leah Adams, PhD
George Mason University
ECP Representative to the Division 22 Executive Committee: Ferzeen Patel, PsyD
Past Chair: Abbey J. Hughes, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine