Join a Committee | Make A Difference

Volunteering on a committee is an excellent way to expand your network, and strengthen and build your practice.  It's also a great way to develop relationships with fellow SEFAPP members, many of whom are established local mental health clinicians. 

Joining a committee doesn’t require a set commitment of time. You can participate in a variety of ways, with as little or as much time as you have available.

Feel free to contact the Chairperson listed below, or email us at for more information on how you can help.

Thank you for your interest!
SEFAPP Board of Directors


Chair – Robert Spiro, Ph. D., ABPP

Nicole Swaggerty-Valdes, Ph.D.

The Education Committee administers the awarding of continuing education credits as per the regulations of both the American Psychological Association and the State of Florida.  Members assist with entering CE information into CE Broker, and organize documents for approval by reviewing organizations. 

 Email Dr. Spiro for more information or contact our office.


Chair -  Amanda Clark

The Finance Committee is responsible for managing all financial matters associated with SEFAPP.  This includes managing bank accounts and credit cards, as well as completing and filing tax forms to Division 39 of APA.

 We would happily accept volunteers to help with strategic planning, with an eye towards increasing revenue. Contact our office.


Chair - Lisa Schulman, Ph. D.

The fundraising committee oversees our annual fundraising event called " Freud Amongst the Arts". At these events, we honor colleagues for their contribution to the field of Psychoanalysis. We also raise funds for SEFAPP and SEFIPP. These funds are used to provide continuing education for mental health professionals, professional development, and the scholarly exchange of ideas. Fundraising proceeds may also go towards various community outreach programs that have been adopted as a focus of concern by SEFAPP and SEFIPP. The event is also an opportunity to socialize and network with colleagues. 

Volunteers with an interest in event planning and/or contacts in local businesses would be most welcome. Email Dr. Schulman for more information or contact our office.


Chair – Barbara R Lurie, Ph. D. LMFT

The Membership Committee is responsible for initiating and monitoring recruitment and retention of members as well as making recommendations to the SEFAPP Board of Directors regarding member benefits and programs. The committee monitors membership trends and renewals, collects information to assess members needs  in order to maintain high levels of membership; identifies ways to reach out to non-member students and professionals to encourage them to join and to increase membership. 

 We welcome volunteers with any interest or background for this committee. Email Barbara Lurie for more information or contact our office.

Nominations & Elections

 Chair –Seth E. Lobdell, Ph. D., LCSW

The Nominations and Elections Committee manages the annual process of electing board members to the SEFAPP Board of Directors.  The committee reaches out to interested members and colleagues who would like to serve on the Board and assists the Administrator in the creation of electronic ballots and vote tallying.  

We welcome volunteers with any interest or background for this committee. contact our office for more information.

Program Committee

Chair - Robert Spiro, Ph. D., ABPP

Amanda Clark, M.A., M.S.

Marshall Fenster, Ph. D.

Emily Krestow, Ph. D.

Morgan Levy, Ph.D.

Seth E. Lobdell, Ph. D., LCSW

Paul Mootz, BSN, RN

Lisa Schulman, Ph. D.

Linda B. Sherby, Ph. D., ABPP

The Program Committee oversees the choosing of invited speakers and topics to be addressed for all conferences, up to two and three years in advance. Committee members assist in a variety of ways, from determining locations for upcoming conferences, organizing space reservations and managing food and beverage arrangements.  Committee members also assist in promoting the scientific activities to local mental health organizations and universities, assist in hotel arrangements and transportation for out of town speakers. 

We welcome volunteers with any interest or background for this committee. contact our office for more information.

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