Division 29 Education & Training Domain
The goal of the Education and Training Committee is to advance opportunities for high quality education and training among current and future psychotherapy practitioners, supervisors, teachers, and researchers. The committee works to enhance psychotherapy education by promoting dialogue about how to optimally implement and assess psychotherapy teaching and learning, identifying relevant priorities, and disseminating content on emerging ideas and trends. The committee provides regular articles in Psychotherapy Bulletin as well as additional information and opportunity for dialogue on the APA Division 29 website. Recent committee work has emphasized therapist competencies to apply the empirical literature with specific cases, e.g., using case formulation methods and principles of evidence-based practice.
Chair: Jairo Fuertes, Ph.D.
Jairo N. Fuertes is currently Chair of the Education and Training Committee of Division 29 (Psychotherapy). He is licensed as a Psychologist and as Mental Health Counselor in New York State, and is board certified by the American Board of Counseling Psychology and the American Board of Clinical Psychology. He is also listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is currently Associate Professor at the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, and is a psychologist at the Baruch College (The City University of New York) counseling center. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Counseling Psychology and currently is President-elect of the American Academy of Counseling Psychology.
Current Domain Representative: Jesse Owen, Ph.D.
Jesse Owen, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, Counseling, and College Student Personnel at the University of Louisville. He is currently an Associate Editor for Psychotherapy and the Journal of Counseling Psychology, and continues to serve as an Editorial Board member for Training and Education in Professional Psychology. Dr. Owen’s own research focuses on psychotherapy process and outcomes, including multicultural processes in psychotherapy as well as research related to couple therapy and romantic relationships.