Student Membership in Div. 43

Why should students join Div. 43?

  • It is the largest professional organization dedicated to the professional development and training of family psychologists.
  • It has specific focus on recognizing and fostering the unique identify of  family psychologists.

Interested in training or specializing in couple and family psychology?

Opportunities for student involvement in Div. 43

Join a division Listserv

  • Sign up to join the student Listserv, specifically dedicated to students affiliated with Div. 43, as well as the division wide Listserv
  • Share questions, engage in discussion and receive information about career opportunities within the field of family psychology.

Student Leadership Committee

The Div. 43 Student Leadership Committee is a conduit for student members to become involved in the workings of the division. The committee meets on a quarterly basis via conference call and once annually at APA's Annual Convention. Committee members commit to a one-year term of service, beginning in August of each year.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact the current student representative to the division board, Sam Rennebohm. 

Current Student Leadership Committee Members:

  • Alejandra Ceja (California School of Professional Psychology)
  • Allie Laurie (California School of Professional Psychology)
  • Danielie Taillieu (California School of Professional Psychology)
  • Deb Pardue (Indiana University)
  • Lesley Stapley (University of Missouri-Kansas City)
  • Melissa Caris (Seattle Pacific University)
  • Randolph Scott McLaughlin II (Teachers College-Columbia University)
  • Sam Rennebohm (Seattle Pacific University)

Volunteer to help with Div. 43 programming at APA's 2018 Annual Convention

There is always a need for student affiliates to help with the hospitality suite and division programming at APA's Annual Convention. Volunteering for the division is a great way to get to know other members and to have a home base in the midst of all of the crowds at APA's convention. 

If you are interested in volunteering for APA's 2018 Annual Convention in San Francisco, please contact Sam Rennebohm. 

2019-20 social justice initiative

Corinne Datchi, PhD, will be serving as president of Div. 43 during the 2019-20 academic year. Efforts are already underway to organize a year-long initiative focusing on social justice and family psychology. Below are projects currently being organized as part of this initiative. If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact the point person listed.

  • Immigration laws and family disruption
    Leader: Martha Hernandez
    Ronald McDonald House at Stanford

  • Violence, gender socialization and couple relationships
    Leader: Michael Baglieri
    University of Kansas

  • Families in the criminal justice system
    Leader: Randolph Scott McLaughlin II
    Teachers College-Columbia University
    (Not recruiting students for involvement until 2019)