In 2005, APA established a Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP) to represent the unique interests and concerns of psychologists in the first ten years of their careers. In 2016, a new APA Office on ECPs was created. CECP supports the needs of early career psychologists within and outside of APA through advocacy and by developing resources for personal and professional growth. 


The Committee on Early Career Psychologists strives to build a profession that embraces continual change in pursuit of a more inclusive and humane world.


We promote the expertise of ECPs and foster leaders with the passion and innovation to advance psychological advocacy, education, practice and science.

Current Strategic Goals

A. Encourage ECPs to understand their civic responsibility to the field and society, including increasing engagement in leadership within APA and their communities.

B. Promote the financial wellness of ECPs.

C. Promote the career and educational development of ECPs.

Committee on Early Career Psychologists Call for Nominations

In fall 2018, CECP will review nominations for two representatives to serve a three-year term (2019-21). Visit the nominations page to learn about eligibility and how to apply.

Apply for CECP

CECP Membership

The committee consists of seven members representing different areas within psychology. They would like to hear ideas you have, issues you would like addressed and any comments you would like to make. You can reach the committee by sending an email.

Annual Reports

If you need more information, please contact the CECP chair Tyson Bailey, PsyD.