Dr. Kimberly Howard Elected Chair-Elect of the American Psychological Association’s Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education
Dr. Kimberly Howard, BU Wheelock Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology and Applied Human Development has been elected Chair-Elect of the American Psychological Association’s Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education (CPSE). She will take over as Chair in 2021.
The American Psychological Association is the leading scientific and professional organization representing Psychologists in the United States. They have over 121,000 members, spanning researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students. Their Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education aims to improve the quality of the psychology offered in teacher preparation and professional development; collaborate with other professions that address the needs of children; and make education and schooling more central to APA’s agenda.
“This is a dynamic, passionate group of psychologists from across a wide range of disciplines in psychology, all of whom are dedicated to supporting the positive educational experiences of children and youth,” Dr. Howard, who is also the Director of Training for BU Wheelock’s Counseling Psychology PhD Program, explains. She says she’s honored to be chosen as Chair-Elect for the Coalition which works hard to, “translate what we know from psychological science into useful tools and resources for parents and PK-12 educators, and create professional development materials for classroom teachers.”
At BU Wheelock, Dr. Howard’s research interests include the examination of the career development process of diverse, low-income youth. She is interested in factors that promote vocational development and resilience and the reasoning processes used by children and youth to understand career development processes. Dr. Howard also has a professional interest in the roles that counseling psychologists can play in supporting and improving public education.