Two CHP Alumni Elected President in APA Divisions 38 and 53

The 2024 American Psychological Association (APA) division election results are just in and two Clinical and Health Psychology alumni are making national headlines.

Headshot of Shawna EhlersDivision 38 – Society for Health Psychology President-Elect:

Shawna L. Ehlers, PhD, LP

Dr. Elhers is a psychologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

She completed her Clinical Internship in 2002 with Clinical and Health Psychology.


Division 38: The Society for Health Psychology seeks to improve the lives of individuals and society by promoting health, preventing illness, and improving health care through research, practice, education, training, and advocacy.

For more information, visit the website for Division 38: Society for Health Psychology.


Headshot Adam LewinDivision 53 – Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

Adam B. Lewin, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Lewin is a Professor and the Division Chief of USF Pediatric Neuropsychiatry at the USF Rothman Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.

He received his PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida in the Child/Pediatric concentration in 2007.


The purpose of Division 53: Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology is to encourage the development and advancement of clinical child and adolescent psychology through integration of its scientific and professional aspects.

For more information, visit the website for Division 53: Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology or their site about effective child therapy.

The American Psychological Association (APA) is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 157,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students as its members. APA’s mission is to promote the advancement, communication, and application of psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives.

APA’s 54 divisions are interest groups organized by members. Some represent subdisciplines of psychology (e.g., experimental, social or clinical) while others focus on topical areas such as aging, ethnic minorities or trauma.

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