The Early Career Professionals Council (ECPC) is comprised of Early Career Psychologists: anyone who has received their terminal degree, and is within 10 years of having received their terminal degree.
We accomplish our mission by promoting professional development, advocating for the needs and interests of early career psychologists, and participating in the Society’s Councils and Committees.
We encourage you to meet your colleagues and participate by joining our listserv. If you are interested in becoming involved as a council member, please contact the ECPC Chair.
Learn More about ECPC
Download our most recent effort, an informative handout on making connections: How to Thrive when Professionally Isolated in Interdisciplinary Health Systems (SfHP Making Connections PDF)
We invite you to browse ECPC News to acquaint yourself with our activities. You can also read more about the current council members. The ECPC Resource page includes links to other organizations and resources that may be relevant to SfHP ECPC.
The SfHP Early Career Podcast, hosted by Andrea Bradford, Ph.D., focuses on issues of interest to early career health psychologists. Episodes feature commentary and interviews with psychologists on a variety of topics. Episodes of the podcast will appear on this page.
Do you have a question for the Early Career Professional Council? Please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information.
History of ECPC
According to an APA Early Career Psychologist Survey, early career professionals (ECPCs) expressed concerns regarding a number of issues, including how to prepare for tenure; set up practice; secure extramural funding; balance demands of work and a young family; balance multiple job roles; and address significant debt.
In late 2010, the Society for Health Psychology Board of Directors set up an Early Career Professionals Council (ECPC) “to promote and enhance the involvement of early career psychologists by providing a defined voice and presence within Division affairs.”
The Council is composed of ECP members (anyone who has received their terminal degree, and is within 10 years of having received their terminal degree. Council members work to promote the contributions and concerns of ECPCs in Society matters by (1) participation on relevant SfHP Councils and Committees and (2) promotion of training and professional development through programming at the Annual Meeting and other venues.
Early Career Professionals Survey (2011)
- In the spring of 2011, we surveyed the ECPCs among SfHP membership to determine the needs of ECPCs in health psychology. You can access the results of the survey by clicking SurveyResults.