Fellows in Division 12

The Society encourages all those who have been a member for at least a year and meets the criteria for fellowship is encouraged to apply for Division Fellowship. There are two categories of Fellowship:

  1. “Initial Fellows” – those who have never received Fellow status from any Division
  2. Fellows who are already Fellows in another Division.

Fellowship Application

Achieving Initial Fellow status in the American Psychological Association (APA) has always been associated with the recognition that the individual has achieved great distinction in his or her own field.

For Division 12, criteria for Fellowship can have a broad range, including direct therapeutic services, consultation, administration, research and involvement in national, regional, state and local professional governance activities. Outstanding service to APA Boards or Committees, or to Division 12 Committees meet the criteria for fellowship, provided that such services can be shown to have had a positive impact on the field of clinical psychology as a profession or science.

There must be visible “evidence of unusual and outstanding contribution or performance to the field of clinical psychology.”  This requires evidence or documentation that the person nominated has enriched or advanced the field of clinical psychology on a scale well beyond that of being a good practitioner, teacher, researcher, administrator or supervisor.  This also means that duties performed as part of one’s job are not enough to confer status. The nominee’s contributions have to be unusual, innovative or of seminal nature.  Fellowship status is simply not conferred on the basis of seniority or competence. The other important thing is that the person needs to have made a national or international impact.

Furthermore, nominees’ accomplishments must be visible and sharable with their colleagues.  The nominator or applicant must be able to identify these accomplishments, e.g., via a Master Series lecture, repeated presentations at national or regional conventions, journal articles, brochures or publication of a text.  Is the nominee’s performance outstanding, noteworthy and consistent with the highest levels of performance as compared with recognized leaders in the field of clinical psychology?  For nominees in predominately clinical practice, there is a need to specify how their therapy or practice represents an innovative application with, for example, a difficult disorder or an atypical patient population.  It is the responsibility of each Fellow who endorses a candidate to specify clearly how the nominee has made a visible impact on the field of clinical psychology.  Incomplete, vague or general endorsements will be returned for further specification of the nominee’s outstanding or noteworthy contributions.

Fellows who have already become members in another division need not complete the entire Initial application again. Send a letter of achievements and vita to the Central Office.

Due date for all Fellows applications: December 1 of a given year. Note to Initial Fellow applicants – the entire process takes just a few months shy of a year. After being reviewed by the SCP Fellows Committee, names selected are reviewed by APA’s Membership Committee, and finally by the Council at each year’s Convention.

Chair:  Michelle G. Newman, Ph.D.


The members of the 2015 Fellowship Committee are: Thomas Oltmanns, Carol Glass, Anne Marie Albano, Denise M. Sloan, Pamela Keel and Michelle Newman, Ph.D., Chair. The Society Fellowship Committee has approved the following individuals for Fellowship status, effective January 1, 2016:



cellucciTony Cellucci, Ph.D., ABPP is a Clinical Professor and Director of the Psychological Assessment & Specialty Services (PASS) Clinic at East Carolina University. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology at UNC-Greensboro at a time far away and has served for many years on the Executive Committee (Currently President) of the Association of Psychology Training Clinics (APTC). He also has served as president of a state psychological association, on the APA Council of Representatives, and as a past membership chair for the Division. Dr. Cellucci has taught graduate courses in ethics, been involved in ethics education and consultation and presented nationally on ethics and training. He currently teaches graduate clinical courses in assessment and adult therapy and supervises a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy practicum. In addition to training and professional issues, his research and clinical interests include alcohol and other drug abuse, HIV counseling and advocating for PLHIV (APA HOPE Trainer for many years), and cognitive-behavioral assessment and treatment for adult disorders. He has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and is on the editorial boards for the APA Journals, Training and Education in Professional Psychology (TEPP) and PsycCritiques. He is also a frequent site visitor for the APA Commission on Accreditation.

Head and shoulders photo of Doug Woods.Douglas Woods, Ph.D., received his M.S. from North Dakota State University in 1995, and his Ph.D. from Western Michigan University in 1999. Dr. Woods completed his predoctoral internship at the Nebraska Internship Consortium in 1999. From 1999-2013, Dr. Woods was a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he also served as Department Chair, Director of Clinical Training, and Associate Dean of the Graduate School. In 2013, Dr. Woods became Head of Psychology at Texas A&M University. From 2009-2012, Dr. Woods served as a member of the CUDCP Board of Directors, and has been an active member of ABCT since 1997. Dr. Woods has served on the editorial board of multiple psychology journals, is a standing member of the ITVC study section for NIMH, and is a member of the World Health Organization’s Working Group on the Classification of OCD and Related disorders for the upcoming revision of ICD-10. Dr. Woods primary research area involves developing, testing and disseminating behavioral interventions for Tourette Syndrome and OCD-spectrum disorders. He has authored or co-authored over 200 papers or chapters; authored or co-authored 9 books on tic disorders, trichotillomania, and other repetitive behavior problems; and has given over 120 invited presentations on behavioral treatments for theses conditions. Dr. Woods has received extramural funding from the NIMH and private foundations. He is the first non-physician to chair the Tourette Syndrome Association’s Medical Advisory Board and also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Trichotillomania Learning Center.

marxBrian Marx, Ph.D., is a staff psychologist at the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System. He is also a Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. Previously, he was Associate Professor of Psychology at Temple University. His research, which has been funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, and the National Institute of Mental Health, focuses on risk and resilience factors linked to PTSD, suicidality, PTSD-related functional impairment and disability, and other trauma-related outcomes. Additionally, he has researched different methods to assess and co-authored many of the current instruments used to assess PTSD. He has also conducted research on the treatment of PTSD and, with Denise Sloan, PhD, developed the Written Exposure Therapy (WET) protocol. In addition, he is the Lead PTSD Expert on a current collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs and IBM to develop a clinical reasoning system for PTSD based upon IBM’s Watson technology. He has published over 130 peer reviewed papers and book chapters and is co-author of the book entitled “Making Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Work” published by Guilford Press.

Gone BestJoseph P. Gone, Ph.D., is associate professor of Psychology (Clinical Area) and American Culture (Native American Studies) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has published more than 50 articles and chapters exploring the cultural psychology of self, identity, personhood, and social relations in indigenous community settings vis-à-vis the mental health professions, with particular attention to therapeutic interventions such as psychotherapy and traditional healing. A Fellow of seven divisions within the American Psychological Association, he has served on the editorial boards of six scientific journals and reviewed manuscripts for more than 55 additional journals in the behavioral and health sciences. A recipient of several fellowships, he accepted a residency at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University in 2010. In addition to two early career awards for emerging leadership in ethnic minority psychology, Gone received the 2013 Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology from Division 12 of the American Psychological Association. In 2014, he was named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. During the 2014-15 academic year, he occupied the Katz Family Endowed Chair in Native American Studies at Montana State University in Bozeman.