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Your Chance to Run for SoAP Office: 2022 Open Positions

News Date: Friday, September 10, 2021 - 07:45

Run for an Office in the Society of Addiction Psychology!                          

This is your once-a-year opportunity to get more involved in the Society of Addiction Psychology (SoAP)! This year we are looking to fill two elected positions: (1) President-Elect & (2) Member-at-Large (Practice). The 3 year terms of these offices start at the close of the SoAP Business Meeting at the APA convention in 2022.

You are already devoting considerable time to treating and/or conducting research with individuals with addictive behaviors. Here is your opportunity to have an impact on the field at the national level. Self-nominations are invited and you only need 2.5% of the membership to endorse your nomination in order for you to be placed on the ballot (deadline: mid-January).

If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please email Dr. Lauren Hoffman directly at (Please email directly, do not reply to this listserv announcement)

Here’s what will happen:

•  The Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee will solicit nominations through the SoAP listserv.

•  Candidate statements will run in the Spring 2021 issue of TAN.

•  The electronic ballot will be distributed by the APA Central Office in April 2021 (with a June 1st deadline).


SoAP members and fellows are eligible to run for these open positions.


Term: Aug. 2022 – July 2025

This position is a 3-year term. During year 1, you will serve as President-Elect getting oriented to the board activities and responsibilities. You will have the opportunity to participate in various initiatives and contribute to the strategic planning for the division, In Year 2, you will serve as President. You will preside over all in-person and phone board meetings and guides the division in new initiatives. The president performs other duties consistent with the Bylaws, such as appointing committee chairs. The Presidential year ends with an invited Presidential Address at the APA convention. In Year 3, you will serve as Past-President. Your main responsibility is to serve as advisor to the current president.

Member-At-Large (Practice)

Term: Aug. 2022 – July 2025

This Member at-Large (MAL Practice) serves as liaison between SoAP and the more “practice-oriented” divisions such as Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology), 29 (Psychotherapy),39 (Psychoanalysis), and 49 (Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy),as well as APA’s Practice Directorate. These responsibilities are in addition to involvement in the more general leadership responsibilities shared by the entire executive committee of SoAP. Elected Officers are expected to attend the Business Meeting and the Board Meeting at the next four APA Conventions and to participate in monthly conference calls as needed.

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