From The Editors
Welcome to the 2005 pre-convention edition of the CCAPS Newsletter. As the 2005 ACPA Convention in Nashville 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 focuses on the upcoming convention 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 Nashville, it's not too late!
This newsletter includes a schedule of convention programs that are either sponsored by or related to the interests of the Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services. It 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!
Our feature article for this edition is Applying the Tripartite Model of Multicultural Counseling Competency to the Internship Training Program. It was written by Nicole Coleman, Ph.D. who is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University at Albany - SUNY. We hope this article will provide some useful insights for those of you working in centers with training programs. In addition, this article will stimulate your thinking about how to apply the multicultural competencies in your counseling center work, which will be the topic of our 3-hour feature workshop during the Nashville Convention.
Thank you to Stacey Pearson for her From the Chair column, which includes information about the Nashville Convention and our new directorate members. Finally, we would like to thank Jonathan Kandell for the list of CCAPS-related convention programs and for formatting and uploading this newsletter. See you in Nashville!
Cynthia Cook, Ph.D.
Career and Counseling Services
University of Houston - Clear Lake
Kenya Thompson-Leonardelli, Ph.D.