Candidate Statements for
New Jersey Psychological Association
Please note that the submission of a candidate statement was voluntary, so not all candidates listed on the ballot will have a statement.
Candidate: Rhonda Allen, PhD
Office: Council Representative
I would be honored to represent the New Jersey Psychological Association on the APA Council of Representatives. For more than 25 years while working privately in my New Jersey practice, I was actively involved in my local and state Psychological Associations. I spent many years as an executive board member of the Morris County Psychological Association, at times serving as secretary and president. Currently I am a member of the New Jersey Psychological Association Ethics Committee. Participation on these boards has provided me with enjoyable camaraderie and interactions with my fellow psychologists. Like many practitioners in solo practice, I find that these association meetings are an important source of peer contact for me. I have also benefited professionally from the opportunities for intellectual conversation that arose as I participated on these boards. Having received a great deal from the various professional resources available to me, I have reached a point where I would like to give back. I am hoping to contribute my time and skills so that the next generation of psychologists will continue to benefit from the many opportunities and resources that our local, state and national associations provide for our profession. Taking on the challenge and responsibility of being an APA representative is a logical next step for me in my career, and I assure you that I will make every effort to fulfill the obligations of this role should I get elected.
Candidate: Daniel A. Lee, PsyD, CSP
Office: Council Representative
I’m finally here…at the midpoint of my career and asking myself more questions about my professional identity that I did when I received my first license to practice psychology over ten years ago. Do you have questions about where we are going as a guild? Do you wonder about our professional relevance in interdisciplinary settings or integrated healthcare models? Do you think our fundamental services are being implemented by other professional disciplines and wonder if and how we will fit in the future? Do you think about the possibility of psychological innovation, locally, nationally and internationally? Then do you ask yourself, how do I become a change agent?
As a member of the SJPA Board and Representative on the NJPA board, I ask these questions and work with my colleagues to reflect on the changing professional landscape and its impact on our ability to practice. Furthermore, I have a passion for creating a viable professional space for our early career psychologists because expanding our future professional opportunities should always be a consideration in our guild discussions. We must continue to be creative and thoughtful to attract and maintain great thinkers and practitioners. I would like to use my energy at a national level but need your support to do so. Vote for me if you want questions answered and if you want solutions that continue to position our profession as relevant and essential scientists and practitioners in a rapidly changing world.
Daniel Lee, PsyD, CSP