Eric Samuels, PsyD Student, Selected for APA Presidential Internship Panel

Eric Samuels, a PsyD student at the Wright Institute, has been selected to participate on the Presidential Internship Panel on the Internship Crisis at the August 2014 APA Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. The panel of five students and one Early Career Psychologist was chosen at the request of Nadine Kaslow, current APA President. The goal of the panel is to bring together students with six leaders in the training community. Each panelist is charged with proposing a creative, progressive solution to ending the internship crisis, and leaders in the training community will respond to these suggestions. The panel is designed to foster a critical dialogue and represent a working through of potential actions and solutions.

Panelists were selected based on their content expertise on the internship issue and to ensure specific and diverse representation across the constituent groups.
Eric is chair-elect of the California Psychological Association of Graduate Students, as well as a member of the APAGS Committee on LGBT Concerns. He is a third-year student at the Wright Institute, and is currently doing a practicum in health psychology at Highland Hospital. Eric has held previous practicums with the Wright Recovery Clinic and UCSF Alliance Health Project serving the LGBT community.

If members of the Wright Institute community have thoughts about this issue, contact Eric at