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Nina Brown Elected as President-Elect of APA's Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy

Nina Brown, professor and eminent scholar of counseling and human services at Old Dominion University, has been elected president-elect of the Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy (Division 49) of the American Psychological Association (APA).

She will serve as president-elect in 2011 and as president in 2012.

The society provides a forum for psychologists interested in research, teaching and practice in group psychology and group psychotherapy. Current projects include developing national guidelines for doctoral and postdoctoral training in group psychotherapy. The division's quarterly journal, Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice, and its newsletter, The Group Psychologist, are sent to all members and affiliates.

Division 49 is one of 54 APA divisions, which are interest groups organized by members. Some represent sub-disciplines of psychology (for example, experimental, social or clinical) while others focus on topical areas such as aging, ethnic-minorities or trauma.

As president-elect, Brown will serve on the Division 49 board's executive committee, chair the committee on awards and select the awardees for the following year, write two columns for the newsletter and plan the society's mid-winter meeting, among other duties.

Brown is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a nationally certified counselor (NCC). She has additional training in group psychotherapy from the Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society (MAGPS) and the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Her specialties are group counseling/therapy, psycho-educational groups, counseling theories and destructive narcissism.

A past president of MAGPS, Brown is the author of 20 books and more than 40 nationally refereed journal articles.

This article was posted on: July 14, 2010

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