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Lynch School of Education

Impacting the Profession of Psychology

Dr. Anderson Franklin

(CHESTNUT HILL, MA- 5/18/12) Dr. Anderson J. Franklin was elected to a three year term (2012-2014) by the American Psychological Association (APA) governing Council of Representatives to the Board of Professional Affairs.

In this role Dr. Franklin , along with 8 fellow board members, will be responsible  for generating and reviewing standards, guidelines, recommendations, and actions of other governing Boards of the Association. Since his election to the board, Franklin has been appointed by the Board of Professional Affairs as Liaison to Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) that works closely with the Commission on Accreditation in Psychology; the committee that accredits doctoral training programs in clinical, counseling, and school psychology.   

“I am honored to be in this position to learn of and help shape future training and practices within the profession of psychology,” Franklin said. “This role gives me a voice and vote to affect change and allows me to directly participate in the national discourse on counseling and school psychology.”

APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with more than 137,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. The APA mission is to advance the creation, communication, and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.

“This appointment is a testament to the respect Dr. Franklin has garnered from his profession, which provides him the opportunity to use his professional expertise to impact national policy,” said Lynch School of Education Interim Dean Maureen E. Kenny. 

For more information please visit the Board of Professional Affairs Website.