From the Chair
Hello, CCAPS folks!
I write this column eagerly anticipating our Convention in Philadelphia. I look forward to seeing many of you in person at our exciting Commission activities (see link below).
I want to begin by welcoming our new Directorate Members, who will be joining us at their first Directorate meeting in Philadelphia. Congratulations to:
Vivian Barnette of the University of Iowa;
Laura Lyn of Northern Arizona University;
Sherry Lynch of Virginia Tech;
Sharon Mitchell of SUNY-Buffalo;
Stacey Moore of Texas Tech;
Jeff VanLone of Lehigh University; and
Oula Majzoub, Kent State University, our new graduate student representative.
We had a wonderfully talented group running this year, and these new Directorate members represent the diversity of our Commission, in terms of demographic variables as well as professional background and the types of institutions at which they work. Please join me in welcoming them in Philly!
Our Commission has much to offer at the upcoming Convention. Please check out this link to the CCAPS webpage (/c7conv.htm), which provides the titles, dates, and times of many important sessions and events. I particularly want to highlight our Commission continuing education workshop which will be held on the afternoon of April 2nd from 1:30pm-4:30pm. Our topic is "Diversity in Eating Disorders" and we are fortunate to have Caryn Hartman, the Assistant Vice President and Director of Nursing and Clinical Supports Services at the internationally known Renfrew Center as our speaker.
Lastly, I will be transitioning to Past-Chair at the end of this year's Convention. These past three years have been exciting and rewarding, and I'll admit to some sadness as I become Past-Chair. However, I have only confidence in Stacey Pearson's ability to be our new Chair, and look forward to continuing to work with her and the rest of the Commission.
I know that we will have many important discussions about our work in Philadelphia, as well as a lot of fun together. Hope to see you there!
Sue Stock-Ward, PhD
Chair, Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services