Co-Chairs: Tanisha Drummond, PsyD and Shalena Heard, PhD
Mission/role: The mission of the Maryland Psychological Association’s (MPA’s) Early Career Psychologists (ECP) Committee is to support the career development of Maryland psychologists who have obtained their doctorate degrees within the last ten years. This mission is achieved by bridging the gap between student membership and full membership as an ECP, encouraging active membership and leadership within MPA, and increasing comfort levels with advocacy and legislative issues pertinent to Maryland psychologists. The committee strives to provide opportunities for networking, training and education, mentoring, and other areas of career development and support. The goal of the committee is to serve the needs of all early career psychologists, across varied areas of practice and geographic locations in the state.
Accomplishments this past year: (2017-2018)- The committee has offered free educational webinar series specifically geared toward topics of interest for ECPs. We’ve also hosted several ECP social events around the state, including networking events with members from the Board of Directors. The committee is seeking to continue its mentorship program that facilitates connections among ECPs and graduate students. We are also seeking to continue our internship/post doc outreach program by leading a series of in-person presentations on MPA and Maryland licensure.
Current Initiatives & Future Goals: Host quarterly educational webinars, as well as socials events to promote networking and self care. Host and co-host mentorship and outreach programs to increase ECP participation in the advocacy and advancement of the psychology profession in Maryland. Please click the links below to contact us with suggestions regarding our events:
- Networking Events
Participation: We value membership involvement in our committee! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how to become involved in this committee or other MPA committees. Also check out our Facebook group, Maryland Early Career Psychologists