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Fred L. Alberts, Jr., Ph.D., ABPP PresidentI am pleased and honored to serve as the American Academy of Clinical Psychology President.

I would like to sincerely thank the 2012 Academy Board and our Immediate Past President, Dr. Lisa Grossman, for leadership, guidance, and wisdom. We have as an advantage this year the previous year's accomplishments and momentum provided by the Board under Dr. Grossman's leadership. She is a good friend of ours and a good friend of professional psychology. As she notes, she'll continue to be involved with the Academy and we will no doubt call upon her from time to time. I would also like to thank Dr. Roger Brooke, last year's Vice President, whose term ended in December. Dr. Brooke has been on the Academy Board for two terms and has made many significant contributions. We will miss him as well. Dr. David Kazar, Dr. Mary Ann Norfleet, and Dr. Bob Yufit continue on the Board and we are excited to have two new members recently elected to the Academy Board of Directors: Dr. Thomas McKnight and Dr. Avie Rainwater. We have an excellent Board and are looking forward to a very productive year ahead.

When I look at the work ahead, I want to assure the membership that I have as a priority goal enhancing membership benefits. We have a very collegial and talented membership and in addition to expanding membership benefits, I want to expand membership involvement in our ongoing activities. We will also establish a strategic plan as we continue to grow membership and expand membership benefits and opportunities. Of course we will continue to build on the excellent foundation of our previous Board's work.

I encourage you to become more involved with the Academy. Presently we are seeking nominations and self-nominations for Committee membership for almost all committees (By-laws, APA and Affiliate Group Relations, Continuing Education, Marketing and Promotion, Membership, Mentoring, and Workshops). Please contact me directly if you have any questions or want to discuss the possibility of greater participation with the Academy.

Also, if you have any suggestions for us, please let me know. We exist for our membership and your candid and frequent communication with us ensures that we stay the steady course.

In closing, we have cause to be very optimistic about the future of the Academy. We have excellent Fellows, Board Members, and history of success. I want to thank you for this opportunity to serve our Academy in this capacity and I certainly look forward to an exciting year ahead.

With warm regards,


Fred L. Alberts, Jr., Ph.D., ABPP
President, American Academy of Clinical Psychology

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