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.

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.




JarrettRobin B. Jarrett, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and holds the Elizabeth H. Penn Professorship in Clinical Psychology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, located in Dallas where she has spent her career.

Dr. Jarrett is a North Carolina native, who earned a B.A. with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1983. She is a licensed (clinical) psychologist whose research and clinical expertise is in mood and related disorders. Dr. Jarrett is internationally known for research, practice, and education in psychosocial intervention, particularly cognitive-behavioral therapy. Her laboratory focuses on evaluating the role of psychological and social factors (including treatment) in influencing the course of mood, and related, disorders. They regularly contribute to the literature on evaluating treatments to improve the health of patients, particularly those with mood and related disorders. Her search for mechanisms and moderators of effects began with her dissertation. Her teaching interests include psychopathology and intervention, research design and ethics. In the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern, Dr. Jarrett has directed the Psychosocial Research and Depression Clinic where her group’s research has been continuously funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) since 1989. The NIMH has also supported her work as an independent scientist on two career awards spanning more than a decade. In 2013, Dr. Jarrett and her colleagues published on the world’s largest sample of cognitive therapy responders to address the question “To what extent are the Antidepressant Effects of Cognitive Therapy Durable?” Currently, her group is working on methods to reduce the risks of perinatal depression.

In addition to these scholarly activities, Dr. Jarrett provides extensive leadership in the following areas: she chairs the Conflict of Interest Committee for UT Southwestern and previously for the University of Texas System; is a member of Promotion and Tenure Committee for UT Southwestern and is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. She has served on numerous strategic planning groups for her university, study sections for the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, and consults internationally. In 2007 she completed formal training in the competitive year-long fellowship, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine or “ELAM”.

Dr. Jarrett is clinically active and has maintained a medical center based clinical practice since 1986. In 1999 Dr. Jarrett was named a Founding Fellow of Academy of Cognitive Therapy, an international organization whose mission includes credentialing mental health professionals who provide evidence-based psychotherapy. Dr. Jarrett has been involved in educating cognitive-behavioral therapists since 1984 and is credentialed as a trainer. In 2000 the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy named her a Fellow in their Fourjay Scholars Program.

Robin Jarrett enjoys life, her family and friends, her lab, Santa Fe, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Carolina basketball.

KeelPamela K. Keel, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Eating Behaviors Research Clinic at Florida State University. She received her A.B. in Anthropology summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1992, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1998 and completed her clinical psychology internship at Duke University Medical Center in 1998. Dr. Keel has received grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her research on the nosology, biology, epidemiology, and longitudinal course of bulimic syndromes. In addition, Dr. Keel is co-Principal Investigator and co-Director of the NIMH-funded Integrated Clinical Neuroscience Training Program at Florida State University and is the Director of Clinical Training for Florida State University’s Clinical Psychology doctoral program. She has authored over 180 papers and two books on the topic of eating disorders. Within her NIH-funded program of research, Dr. Keel defined and characterized Purging Disorder as a potentially new disorder of eating, and this work has contributed to the inclusion of Purging Disorder as an Otherwise Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th Edition (DSM-5). She currently serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Eating Disorders and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Dr. Keel was elected as a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) in 2006, Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) in 2013, and Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2014. She served as President for the Eating Disorders Research Society in 2009-2010 and President for the Academy for Eating Disorders in 2013-2014. Finally, Dr. Keel has been appointed as a standing member of the Adult Psychopathology and Disorders of Aging (APDA) study section for the Center for Scientific Review of NIH for 2013-2019.

MohrDavid C. Mohr, Ph.D. is a professor in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Departments of Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry, and Medical Social Sciences, and the Director of Northwestern University’s Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs; www.cbits.northwestern.edu). His work is at the intersection of behavioral science, technology, and clinical intervention research, and has focused on developing, optimizing, and evaluating interventions that harness wireless and web-based technologies to promote mental health and wellness. His current work in development includes the following projects: 1) the development a context sensing mobile application that harnesses indwelling phone sensor data (GPS, Bluetooth, accelerometry, etc.) within the phone to identify specific geographic, activity, social and emotional patient states and to integrate this system into mobile interventions for depression; 2) the integration of a multi-platform technology-based intervention and peer networking tools that use principles of online collaborative learning and supportive accountability to enhance learning and adherence; 3) evaluation of a stepped care treatment model integrating web-based care and telephone psychotherapy for the treatment of depression in primary care, 4) the creation of a mobile intervention that monitors adherence to medications using cellularly enabled pill dispensers, provides just-in-time reminders via mobile phones, monitors response to treatment and side effects, and provides aggregated, actionable information to prescribing physicians, and 5) the development of an adaptive mobile phone intervention that can detect which types of intervention components are most likely to be used and useful to the patient, allowing the delivery of highly tailored treatment. Dr. Mohr is also interested in developing new methodologies for the evaluation of psychological and behavioral interventions that address the unique needs and rapidly changing technological environment of behavioral intervention technologies. His work has resulted in over 150 peer-reviewed publications, and more than 25 book chapters.



ALBERTSFred L. Alberts, Jr., Ph.D., ABPP – Dr. Alberts has been in independent practice in Tampa, Florida since 1984. His primary practice is in the area of psychodiagnositics. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 12, 42, and 53), he is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology and a Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment.     He is President of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology and Past-President of the American Academy of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He is author of numerous publications in refereed journals and is Editor of the Bulletin of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology.   He is co-author with Theodore Blau of the Forensic Psychology Documentation Sourcebook – Second Edition (Wiley).   His most recent book, co-authored with Christopher Ebbe and David Kazar, Guide to Board Certification in Clinical Psychology was recently released by Springer Publishers.

BerrySharon Berry, PhD, ABPP, is the Director of Training for the APA accredited doctoral internship at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, having served on the faculty of an accredited program for 28 years. She is active within the education and training community, currently serving a number of boards dedicated to training including the APA Board of Educational Affairs, Society of Clinical Psychology, Society of Pediatric Psychology, APAHC, Council of Clinical Health Psychology Training Programs, and former board member and past-chair of APPIC. She helped create the coalition of individuals within and outside of APA who are committed to making needed changes including universal accreditation, funding for training programs, and resolving the internship imbalance.

FeuertesJairo N. Fuertes, PhD, ABPP, LMHC 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 of the American Academies of Counseling and Clinical Psychology. He is the author of 2 books and co-editor of another book, and has published 46 papers and scholarly chapters

GreenspanBarney Greenspan, Ph.D., ABPP. Competitive race walking is a passion, being the defending Idaho Senior Games age-group champion in the 1,500 and 5,000 meters.  A child & adolescent psychoanalyst, and a secular Zen Buddhist Mind Scientist, solo private practice consists of clients at all developmental stages and consultation to the Idaho Social Security Administration and to Blue Cross of Idaho.  Presented the Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy during 2013 and the John Cambareri Award for Excellence in Psychology during 2014, the most prestigious award given by the Idaho Psychological Association.  Board Certified in Clinical Psychology; Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology; & Psychoanalysis.  Also a Fellow in Divisions 29 (Psychotherapy), 39 (Psychoanalysis) & 53 (Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology).  Served eight years on the Idaho State Board of Psychologist Examiners (including three years as Chair) and currently on APA Council of Representatives (Delegate from Idaho), reelected to a second three-year term.

hendricksDr. Michael Hendricks obtained his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The American University, is licensed in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C., and is board certified in Clinical Psychology. He is a member of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), and a fellow of both the American Academy of Clinical Psychology and the American Psychological Association (APA). He is also a fellow and the immediate Past President of APA’s Division 44, the Society for the Psychological Study of LGBT Issues, and is a fellow of Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) and a member of Divisions 41 (American Psychology-Law Society) & 42 (Independent Practice). Within Division 12, he is a Past President of Section VII (Clinical Emergencies and Crises). He is a partner at the Washington Psychological Center in D.C., where he maintains a clinical and forensic practice. His research and scholarly work have focused on depression and suicide, HIV, and gender diversity issues. He is the first author on the seminal paper on the Minority Stress Model for transgender and gender nonconforming persons, which was published in 2012, and for which he received an APA Presidential Citation in 2015.

EricYoungstromEric Youngstrom, Ph.D., is a professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is also the Acting Director of the Center for Excellence in Research and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder. He is the first recipient of the Early Career Award from the Division of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, and is an elected full member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He has consulted on the 5th Revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). He chairs the Work Group on Child Diagnosis for the International Society for Bipolar Disorders.

He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Delaware, and he completed his predoctoral internship training at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic before joining the faculty at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Youngstrom is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the relationship of emotions and psychopathology, and the clinical assessment of children and families.

He teaches courses on assessment and therapy, developmental psychopathology, research design, and multivariate statistics, and has earned the Tanner, Carl F. Wittke, Glennan Fellowship, and the Northeastern Ohio Teaching Awards.

His research improves the use of clinical assessment instruments for making better differential diagnoses, predictions about future functioning, or monitoring of treatment progress – especially for bipolar disorder. Dr. Youngstrom speaks internationally about pediatric bipolar disorder and assessment. He has published more than 240 peer reviewed publications on the topics of clinical assessment and emotion, and he has served on prominent editorial boards as well as providing ad hoc reviews for more than seventy psychology and psychiatry journals.

Dr. Youngstrom was has received grants from the NIMH (continuous funding since 2002), the Ohio Department of Mental Health, and multiple foundations. He is the President-Elect of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.