Student Executive Board
The student committee is comprised of student representatives from various programs throughout the Chicago land area. The purpose of this committee is to gather the opinions of students about current ACEPT processes and provisions, as well as ideas about how ACEPT can best serve the student bodies. Members are asked to reach out to their respective student bodies to gather a general understanding of student opinions, needs, and ideas about the role of ACEPT in their training and professional development. The inclusion of this committee allows for the dissemination and inclusion of student perspective that is of integral importance to the purpose and objective of ACEPT. Students are encouraged to contact their respective representative or email Bonnie Hassan, the ACEPT Student Executive Board Chair.
Professional Development Committee
The Professional Development Committee is responsible for coordination of the professional development speakers at the ACEPT quarterly meetings as well as assisting the presenters in gaining the APA approval for Continuing Education Credits for attendees. In addition, this committee strives to strengthen the relationships between students, training sites, and academic programs through educational activities that serve the broader training community. If you are interested in joining the Professional Development Committee, or you are interested in presenting to the training community please email Mirka Ivanovic.
The Guidelines Committee is responsible for evaluating and amending ACEPT’s guidelines for the Doctoral level practicum match process. Joining the Guidelines Committee provides you the opportunity to network with colleagues who share your passion for training, while also having influence on how the match process is carried out. The goal of ACEPT’s match guidelines is to strike a fair balance between advocating for students’ training needs throughout the match process, while also considering the organizational needs of schools, sites, and supervisors. If you would like to join the committe, please email Lauren Nichols.
Student Financial Concerns Committee
The Student Financial Concerns committee is responsible for examining and addressing the financial, food, housing, medical, and other needs of graduate students of ACEPT academic programs and training sites. We have partnered with Illinois Psychological Association of Graduate Students (IPAGS) and are attempting to bring together training site directors and supervisors, academic training directors, faculty, and students in this important effort. Joining this committee allows you to help attend to graduate students’ well-being and success in their training. If you would like to join this committee, please email Anmol Satiani.