From the Editors
Letter from the Editors
Welcome to the early Spring 2007 edition of
the CCAPS Newsletter. As the 2007 Joint Meeting of ACPA and NASPA in Orlando
approaches, we grow increasingly excited about the chance to share experiences
with colleagues, hear new ideas, and celebrate the work we do. Therefore, this
newsletter will draw attention to events of the upcoming joint meeting and all
it has to offer, and we hope it will help increase your anticipation and
excitement about this year's conference. If you haven't yet decided to make the
trip to Orlando, it's not too late! We’ll even throw in some tips for fun events
in the area (do you hear Disney?).
This newsletter includes a schedule of joint
meeting programs that are either sponsored by or related to the interests of the
Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services. We’re excited to welcome
as our guest, Dr. Mark Freeman, who will be sharing his expertise on using dream
interpretation in counseling during the Sunday afternoon 3-hour continuing
education program. The newsletter also includes some very important
announcements about special events and opportunities to get involved and network
with your colleagues. Take a look and make your convention plans early!
We have two excellent feature articles for
this edition. The first is Intimate Partner Abuse in Gay/Lesbian
Relationships: Clinical Implications, written by Amana Carvalho, Psy.D., who
is a staff psychologist at University at Buffalo. We hope that this article
will provide useful insights in our work with the gay and lesbian population.
The second feature article is Sport Psychology and Performance Enhancement
for College Athletes, written by Cathleen Connolly, M.S., who is currently a
pre-doctoral intern at the Counseling Center at University of Central Florida.
It is an excellent introduction to understanding the unique issues facing
college athletes and performing artists, as well as common interventions and
approaches to treatment we can use from this discipline.
Thank you to Jonathan Kandell for his From
the Chair column, which includes information about the Orlando Joint Meeting
and a welcome to join the Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services
in service to our profession. Finally, we would like to thank David
Gilles-Thomas and the webpage committee for formatting and uploading this
See you in Orlando (not soon enough for those
of us in the great white north!)
Andrea Greenwood, Ph.D.
University at Buffalo
Vivian Yamada, Psy.D.
University of Central
and Mental Health Center
University of Texas at Austin