Ayse Çiftçi, PhD — Chair-Elect
Çiftçi is an associate professor in counseling psychology in the Department of Educational Studies at Purdue University. She was born and raised in Turkey and got her undergraduate and master's degrees from Middle East Technical University. She moved to United States for her doctoral program in counseling psychology at the University of Memphis. Dr. Çiftçi has over 20 publications and 50 national/international presentations on multicultural issues and cross cultural psychology, specifically on immigrants and international students. She has been serving on multiple editorial boards. In addition to her involvement and professional roles in Divisions 17 (Counseling Psychology) and 52 (International Psychology), Çiftçi is a member of the Committee on Early Career Psychologists of APA.
Katharine J. Hahn Oh, PhD — Divisions Representative
Oh is currently a staff psychologist at Oberlin College Counseling Center. She received her PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2010. She uses feminist, relational-cultural and gestalt approaches in her work. She specializes in working with survivors of interpersonal trauma and issues related to gender. Other professional interests include vicarious trauma, sense of belonging and multicultural perspectives. Katharine was mentored into division leadership in Divisions 17 (Counseling Psychology) and 35 (Psychology of Women) and experienced a sense of belonging in these national communities. She is passionate about helping ECPs find meaningful engagement and leadership development opportunities within their divisions and APA.
Aaron A. Harris — Practice Representative
Harris is presently a health psychologist at the Robert J. Dole VAMC (Wichita, Kan.). He earned his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland in 2006 and spent the first five-plus years of his career as an active duty psychologist in the U.S. Air Force. He migrated into the VHA system, initially as director of a substance abuse treatment clinic and then settling into primary care-mental health integration. Certified in multiple clinical approaches for working with veterans and their families, he views the well-being of this population as critical to the overall mental health of the country. Following to his decision to settle in Kansas, he immediately engaged in KPA governance activities and has now been serving on the Board of Governors and advocating for ECPs over the past three years. Mentored by fellow psychologists from Kansas who have been pioneers for promoting ECP interests, he is enthusiastic about guiding outreach and programming on the national level.
Angela Kuemmel — Public Interest Representative
Kuemmel is currently a staff psychologist at the Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cleveland. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University in 2009. She completed her predoctoral internship at VA Boston/Harvard Medical School and her postdoctoral fellowship in rehabilitation psychology at the James A. Haley VA in Tampa, Fla. She is a rehabilitation psychologist who works with veterans with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and other neurological disabilities. Her research interests include abuse of people with disabilities, adjustment to disability and chronic pain management in patients with SCI. She serves as the awards and membership chairs for Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) and is a member of the Division 22 early-career task force. Other professional interests include training of future rehabilitation psychologists and telehealth interventions. She is thrilled to represent ECPs and advocate for issues of public interest.
Kyle Gobrogge, PhD — Science Representative
Gobrogge is currently a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gobrogge's research focuses on developing a better understanding of how the brain is wired to control adaptive and maladaptive behavior using a variety of animal and human model systems. His postdoctoral research focuses on genetically dissecting the central nervous system to discover the neuromodulatory circuits governing social behaviour in the common vinegar fly, Drosophila melanogaster. During his three-year term as the Science Representative on the Committee for Early Career Psychologists, Gobrogge aims to increase the representation of basic science within APA through several outlets including membership, convention, community outreach and publications.
Sarah Honaker PhD, CBSM — State, Provincial and Territorial Representative
Honaker is an assistant professor in pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She practices behavioral sleep medicine at the Pediatric Sleep Medicine Center and integrated primary care, and teaches medical residents and fellows in both settings. Research areas include parent training in a primary care setting and the impact of second-hand smoke on children's sleep.
Sarah earned her doctorate in clinical-community psychology from the University of South Carolina in 2007. She completed an internship in child clinical/pediatric psychology at the University of Louisville Bingham Clinic/Kosair Children's Hospital, and a fellowship in pediatric sleep at the University of Louisville's Pediatric Sleep Medicine Center. She is the proud mother of two fabulous young daughters.
Sarah is the State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Associations (SPTAs) representative to CECP. In this role, she coordinates the ECP programming at the State Leadership Conference, and serves as a liaison to the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) and to Division 31.
Shawn M. McClintock, PhD, MSCS — Governance and Membership Outreach Representative
McClintock is currently instructor and director of the Neurocognitive Research Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Brain Stimulation and Neurophysiology at Duke University Medical Center. He is also adjunct professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and is adjunct professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. Dr. McClintock's research interests are centered around major affective disorders and neurotherapeutic interventions, with a specific focus on the associated neurocognitive sequelae. Specifically, he uses translational research paradigms comprised of preclinical and clinical neurocognitive models to understand the neurocognitive associated effects of neurotherapeutic interventions, particularly electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and magnetic seizure therapy (MST). McClintock has been an active member in the American Psychological Association since his doctoral studies, and during his three-year term as governance and membership outreach representative with CECP, plans on advancing its mission to represent the needs of all early career psychologists in their unique career stages.
Building Bridges Brochure: Opportunities for Learning, Networking and Leadership (PDF, 58KB)
Early career psychologists need to build bridges that create opportunities to engage, learn, network and become leaders within the discipline of psychology.
CECP Sessions at APA Convention
Session presentations for the following APA Annual Conventions are available:
2012 APA Convention — Orlando
2011 APA Convention — Washington
2009 APA Convention — Toronto
2008 APA Convention — Boston
2007 APA Convention — San Francisco