Community Spotlight

Student & Emerging Professionals Committee Update

It has been another busy year for our Student and Emerging Professionals (SEP) Committee! And we would like to acknowledge the many ways that our SEPs have been showing up for their clients, communities, colleagues, loved ones and themselves in the midst of what has continued to be a difficult time, worldwide. We see how hard you are all working – and we are committed to continuing to co-create a space within the ISSTD where our SEPs can come together, support one another and continue growing!

We missed seeing your faces in person at the annual conference and it is our hope that this coming year will be different (fingers crossed!). Our SEP online forum continues to be rich with dialogue and we really appreciate our many members who continue to engage in discussion online. We also encourage new members to jump in… and we welcome all questions, curiosities, and comments!

Recently our current SEP Co-chairs, Ricky Kriete and Courtenay Crucil announced that they will be stepping down from their roles as co-chairs of the SEP Committee. While they are sad to say goodbye, they are very excited to be welcoming the incoming SEP Chair, Diandra Hilton, into the position. Diandra has some exciting new ideas for ways that we can continue to grow our SEP committee and its offerings – and we are thrilled to have her in the position. Courtenay will continue on during the 2021/2022 year alongside Diandra, as she transitions into her new role.

This SEP month we are excited to be offering a number of online initiatives for our SEP members. Some of these include a free webinar series, an “Ask the Expert” ISSTD News Column, and special prizes!

We look forward to continuing to grow our SEP community this year. As always, we welcome any and all feedback about the direction of our SEP committee and ways that we can continue to enrich the experience(s) of the ISSTD’s Student and Emerging Professional members.

To get more involved in the SEP committee, or to share feedback, please feel free to get in touch with Diandra at