PRESIDENT/CO-PRESIDENTS ELECT: Open, email if interested
We are looking for a President or co-Presidents to take the healm of our exciting little association for 2022. You will have a team of enthusiastic people at your side (new and experienced) who will assist you in continuing to find ways to grow our association and offer meaningful opportunities to our membership.
The President(s)-Elect assume the duties of the Presidents in the absence of the latter, serve as members ex-officio of all committees, and performs other duties as determined by the Executive Committee. Following a one-year term in the office, the President(s) Elect automatically succeeds to the Presidency.
MEMBERSHIP: Open, email if interested
The Membership Committee coordinates activities to recruit and welcome new members to coordinate networking events and plan other membership activities. The membership committee also oversees the annual membership drive and coordinates with the President and Treasurer to ensure that members are in good standing with CPA and the Board of Psychology.
TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA & MARKETING COMMITTEE: Open, email if interested
Do you like fun visuals, keeping things colorful and interesting, and getting the word out about good stuff? If so, this committee is for you. The Tech, Media & Marketing committee keeps website content current and sends out email blasts and social media posts to advertise upcoming events and other relevant information. There is lots of room for letting your creative energy run free. Committee members and/or volunteers can help with any aspect of these various duties (no specific expertize is needed). Volunteers are especially needed for help with making fliers and other small tasks.
DISASTER RESPONSE COMMITTEE: Open, email if interested
The Disaster Response Committee works closely with the American Red Cross (ARC) and other similar agencies to organize a local response to a disaster. They might respond to fires, explosions, floods, earthquakes, plane crashes, etc. They use their training and professional judgment to help people employ their own coping skills and resources to deal with extremely stressful and often tragic circumstances. The DRC committee may also teach courses on disaster mental health, serve on an ARC committee to better prepare for future disasters, and educate the public and media about common reactions to trauma.
DRC Committee Members need to complete the “Foundations in Disaster Mental Health” one-day training, offered by the local American Red Cross. Once a year, there is a mandatory meeting of the statewide chairs.
NEWSLETTER COMMITTEE: Open, email if interested
The Newsletter Committee prepares and publishes a newsletter for the membership. Articles are solicited from members, advertisements are coordinated and placed in the newsletter, and upcoming events are announced.
SPEAKERS' BUREAU COMMITTEE: Open, email if interested
The Speakers' Bureau coordinates finding SMCPA psychologists to speak for community groups/events as a free public service. Participation from the membership is voluntary. SMCPA psychologists are asked to speak only on topics in their areas of expertise.
ETHICS: Open, email if interested
The Ethics committee educates and provides information to psychologists and the public. As necessary, this committee also directs complaints regarding professional misconduct to the California Psychological Association (CPA), the American Psychological Association (APA), or the State Board of Psychology, as deemed appropriate.
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE: Open, email if interested