Stephanie Towns, PsyD (Antioch, 2014) is acting as the student representative to the board of directors for the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. She is a non-voting member of the board and her responsibilities are to attend the annual academy meeting, as well as the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, and participate in two day long board meetings. She also participates in email discussions about issues that come up between meetings.
At the most recent BOD meeting, Stephanie participated most actively in discussions about how to make the conference more student friendly and the adoption of practicum guidelines specifically for the specialty of neuropsychology. She is the first PsyD to be considered as a finalist for this position, which she thinks speaks to the increasing acceptance for our degree in a variety of settings in which psychologists with a PsyD degree have not traditionally practiced. Stephanie’s membership on the BOD provides an opportunity to connect with prominent neuropsychologists and weigh in on the future of our profession. In addition to her role on the BOD, she is the student representative to the Public and Professional Information Committee, specifically responsible for the maintenance of the academy twitter feed. She also represents the PPIC on the Student Affairs Committee.