From the Editors
Welcome to the spring edition of the CCAPS
newsletter. We hope that your spring semesters are coming to a close in
peaceful and rewarding ways. The Atlanta convention proved to be a great
opportunity for connecting with colleagues after what has proved to be an
especially challenging year for counseling centers. This newsletter contains
a recap of some convention highlights for those of you who were not able to
attend in part or whole, as well as some announcements about future CCAPS
At the ACPA convention, our commission’s
leadership changed hands. Thank you to Jonathan Kandell, past CCAPS chair,
for your years of service to the commission. In her introductory Letter from
the Chair, Chanda Corbett communicates her intention for a seamless
transition and her directional goals for the development of the commission,
as well as her desire to be inclusive of all CCAPS members for opportunities
In the theme of inclusivity, please review
the Committee Announcements to find member opportunities for involvement in
CCAPS through committee work. Another wonderful prospect is represented in
Heidi Levine’s announcement and invitation, “Publishing with ACPA Books and
Media.” This entry describes opportunities for book and electronic
publications and webinar presentations by CCAPS members. Also, please show
your involvement in CCAPS by nominating one of your deserving colleagues for
one of the CCAPS awards. See our “Call for CCAPS Awards Nominations” piece
As a follow-up to the ACPA Convention, please
see the CCAPS Awards Recipient piece to learn more about the 2008 awards
winners. Congratulations to Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, John B.
Bishop, and Early Career Achievement Award recipient, Jessica Walker! Also,
check out the ACPA Convention Round Table Summaries to get a flavor of the
lively discussions that occurred this year.
The authors for this edition’s featured
articles were invited to summarize informative and engaging presentations at
this year’s convention. Ryan Akers does an amazing job at reducing his
dissertation results and describing the current state of University/College
Crisis Response in “Evolution of emergency operations strategies: Structure
and process of crisis response in college student affairs.” Jessica Walker
and Jocelyn Buhain also provide enlightening tips about supervision of
Counseling Center clinical staff in ways that improve retention in
“Application of Synergistic Supervision for Counseling Center
As has been expressed so many times, thank
you to David Gilles-Thomas for formatting and updating this newsletter for
so many to see! To you all, have a wonderful, rejuvenating summer!
- Jane Bost, Ph.D.
- Vivian Yamada, Psy.D.
- Leena Batra, Ph.D.
- Eric Klingensmith, Psy.D.