In 2005, APA established a Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP) to represent the unique interests and concerns of psychologists in the first ten years of their careers. In 2016, a new APA Office on ECPs was created. CECP supports the needs of early career psychologists within and outside of APA through advocacy and by developing resources for personal and professional growth. 

Mission Statement

The mission of CECP is to advance psychology by maximizing the engagement, utilization, voice and development of early career psychologists.

Current Strategic Goals

  1. To increase early career psychologist engagement in APA.
  2. To utilize the early career psychologist’s talent.
  3. To give voice to, and increase early career psychologist representation in, APA governing and advisory bodies.
  4. To support professional and personal development of early career psychologist members.

Committee on Early Career Psychologists Call for Nominations

In fall 2017, CECP will review nominations for three representatives to serve a three-year term (2018-20). Visit the nominations page to learn about eligibility and how to apply.

Apply for CECP

CECP Membership

The committee consists of seven members representing different constituencies within psychology. They would like to hear ideas you have, issues you would like addressed, and any comments you would like to make. You can reach the committee by sending an email.

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