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Dr. Jonathan Comer, professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and director of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology Program at FIU’s Center for Children and Families, was recently selected as President-Elect of the Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12).

“I feel tremendously honored. I’m very excited to bring my passion and creativity to sustain our field’s firm commitment to a science-practice integration, to lead the Society to new heights, and to support mental health policies in the public interest,” Dr. Comer expresses.

The mission of the Society of Clinical Psychology is to represent the field of Clinical Psychology through encouragement and support of the integration of clinical psychological science and practice in education, research, application, advocacy and public policy, attending to the importance of diversity.

Interim Chair of the Department of Psychology, Dr. Jeremy Pettit, expresses the significance of Dr. Comer’s new role as president-elect: “APA Division 12 is at the forefront of efforts to integrate cutting edge clinical psychological science and clinical practice. Dr. Comer’s election as President of APA Division 12 is a testament not only to his standing in the field, but also his commitment to advancing the science and practice of clinical psychology.”