The Continuing Education
Committee is looking for CCAPS members to
help review programs for the 2009 conference. At the ACPA annual convention,
CCAPS members can attend selected programs and receive APA, NASW and NBCC
approved continuing education credits.
It is the work of the Continuing
Education Committee to review programs to determine if they are eligible for
sponsorship. If you volunteer to review programs, you will read about 60,
brief, one page program descriptions. You will be guided in the review process
by using an outline of the criteria that each program must meet and asked to
give your opinion on whether the program should or should not be offered for CE
credits. You can expect the work of the committee to begin around mid-November
and the reviewing should be finished by mid-January. We particularly need
social workers to volunteer.
you would like volunteer or want more information, please contact Marilia Marien
via email or 215 898-7021 no later than November 1st. After you
contact Marilia, she will send you more detailed information on the reviewing
The Awards Committee is happy to announce
that there are multiple (wonderful) nominations for each of the individual
awards: Early Career, Mid Career and Lifetime Achievement! Also, please see
and circulate the information below about the Dallum Award.
SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD COMPETITION
The purpose of the Joan Dallum Graduate Student Research
Award is to recognize and encourage high quality research projects by graduate
students and entry level professionals in counseling and human development. The
award includes a certificate, plaque, and a cash stipend. Membership in the
American College Personnel Association or the Commission for Counseling and
Psychological Services is not required in order to apply.
The criteria for eligibility and submission guidelines
are as follows:
The research must have been completed during the applicant’s
tenure as a graduate student. At the time of the 2009 convention (3/28-4/1,
2009), the candidate must be no more than 18 months post-graduation.
The research project must have applicability to the counseling and
human development goals of ACPA and Commission for Counseling and Psychological
Services. For example, research on needs assessment, treatment intervention,
outcome and process studies, or preventative programs are appropriate
The results of the study must be known at the time of submission.
The applicant must be the principal author.
The manuscript, at the time of the deadline for submission
(11/15/08), may have been submitted to a journal but may not have been accepted
The description of the project should be no more than 20
pages in length including introduction, methodology, results, discussion, and
implications. The manuscript should be typed and double-spaced following the
guidelines for authors found in the Journal of College Student Development.
The reference style and general guidelines described in The Publication
Manual (5th Ed.) of the American Psychological Association
should be followed. The manuscript should also be written in a formal style
suitable for submission to a journal.
An electronic copy via e-mail should be submitted,
along with a letter indicating the applicant’s student status, major advisor,
and graduate program.
The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2008. Please
send all materials to:
Matthew J. Torres, PhD
Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center
358 Garland Hall
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218