Dear Newly Board Certified Early Career Psychologist,
Congratulations upon achieving specialist certification by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). As the early career psychologist (ECP) representative to the Board of Trustees for ABPP, I want to welcome you and encourage you to become involved with ABPP as well as your board and academy.
ABPP and the ECP Task Force are working to increase the number of board certified psychologists. We are especially interested in reaching out to individuals early in their career. As part of this, we have developed an ECP Ambassador Program consisting of specialists who are willing to give presentations regarding ABPP to other ECPs, students, and trainees. We are asking for you to (1) encourage at least one colleague to seek board certification in an ABPP specialty, and (2) forward to the president of the relevant specialty board(s) the name and e-mail address of this individual so that ABPP can follow up with the potential candidate.
I would also like to make you aware of the following opportunities. Each Spring, there is a call for nominations for ECP awards including dissertation, diversity, and service awards. You can find these on the awards page of the ABPP website.
You can gain additional information on the ABPP website at www.abpp.org or visit us on Facebook ABPP – American Board of Professional Psychology and Twitter at @getABPP.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if I can be of assistance, if you are interested in being a part of the Ambassador Program, or if you have any suggestions about how ABPP can better serve ECPs and the public.
With warm regards,
Leo J. Caraballo, PsyD, ABPP
Board Certified in Clinical Psychology
Early Career Psychologist Representative
Board of Trustees
American Board of Professional Psychology