Paving the way for psychology's future

Two APA divisions will give their early career members a boost in the years ahead
Division 42: Next Generation Fund

Members of APA Division 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice) have established the Next Generation Fund to provide: 

  • Student Travel Awards.
  • Early Career Psychologists Travel Awards.
  • Financial support for other applied research projects that will benefit new psychologists.
  • Financial support for projects that encourage leadership of Early Career Psychologists.

Three psychologists have already made major gifts to the fund:

  • Barry Anton
  • Stanley Graham
  • Gerry Koocher

“APF provides a critical vehicle for helping the next generation of psychologists succeed in their careers,” notes Gerald P. Koocher, APA past president and APF trustee.

Society of Counseling Psychology Fund

Division 13 (Society of Consulting Psychology) established the Society of Counseling Psychology Fund.

Few graduate programs currently exist to help students prepare for a career in consulting psychology. To help fill this gap, APA Div. 13 made a $20,000 gift to start the fund, which will help support the training of psychologists in this field, as well as those psychologists transitioning to the field from other areas of psychology.

Rodney Lowman, PhD, a member of the Div. 13 Board of Directors, explained, “the mission of the Society of Consulting Psychology will be well served by this new fundraising effort… The new fund will focus on supporting consulting psychology education and research missions.”