Meet your Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice members
Members of CAPP are elected by the APA Practice Organization membership to serve a three-year term. They must be licensed psychologists who are members of the APA Practice Organization and a state, provincial or territorial psychological association or an APA division. The committee also has a graduate student member. CAPP may appoint up to four (4) members to help it carry out its mission.
Lindsey Buckman, PsyD (2017-19)
Lindsey Buckman, PsyD, is a psychologist in independent practice in Phoenix. Her clinical specialties include assertiveness, binge and compulsive overeating, chronic illness, LGBTQ concerns and relationship issues. In addition to her clinical specialties, Buckman provides consultation services on business etiquette, peak performance, political advocacy and professional marketing. She also provides public information and education on affirmative public policies for transgender individuals. Additionally, Buckman manages a private scholarship program for first-generation college students at the three Arizona public universities. Buckman received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and holds a master’s degree in marriage, family and child counseling from the University of Southern California.
Kathleen Ashton, PhD (2016-18)
Kathleen Ashton, PhD, is a health psychologist practicing for 11 years at the Cleveland Clinic. Working in a bariatric multidisciplinary team, she has firsthand knowledge regarding promoting psychology in large institutional settings. She is also a seven-time representative to the APA State Leadership Conference as a public education campaign liaison and member of the Committee of State Leaders. She is also past president of the Ohio Psychological Association.
Jean Carter, PhD (Ex Officio)
Jean Carter, PhD, practices psychotherapy in Washington, D.C. She works with individuals and couples who are experiencing serious trauma, relationship issues, depression and work stress/vocational adjustment. She has served in numerous American Psychological Association governance positions, and is currently the treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors (2017-19). Carter has edited professional practice-related journals and also contributes to professional scholarship through publications and presentations. Over the years she has been honored with several awards, including the Society of Counseling Psychology's 2008 Best Practices Award.
Traci Cipriano, PhD (2016-18)
As a psychologist and nonpracticing attorney, Traci Cipriano, PhD, has a solid understanding of legal and policy issues related to psychology practice, as well as strong advocacy skills. She feels that psychology needs to develop a cohesive strategy related to the promotion of psychology practice and protection of scope of practice, and believes it is important to continue to promote psychology in integrated care. She is also the director of professional affairs for the Connecticut Psychological Association.
Lisa Grossman, PhD (2018-2020)
Lisa Grossman earned both her JD and PhD from Northwestern University’s Joint Degree Program in Law and the Social Sciences. During that time she was a judicial intern at the U.S. Supreme Court as an administrative assistant to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger. While working on her dissertation, Grossman spent six years working at the Cook County Criminal Courts evaluating thousands of criminal defendants for fitness to stand trial and sanity at the time of the offense. From there she left for full-time independent practice in both clinical and forensic psychology, where she has remained for the past 30+ years. In addition to her private practice, Grossman has advocated for psychology on both the state and national levels. On the state level she served on numerous committees for the Illinois Psychological Association, including president and Illinois representative on the APA Council of Representatives. She helped pass Illinois legislation that allows psychologists from other states to practice in Illinois on a temporary basis and she currently is spearheading legislation to allow Illinois psychologists to provide interjurisdictional telehealth services with other compact states. On the national level, Grossman has devoted more than 25 years contributing to the psychology profession by her APA activities.
Giselle Hass, PhD (2018-2020)
Giselle A. Hass was a forensic psychologist in Costa Rica until she emigrated to the U.S. in 1983. For the past 25 years Hass has worked as a forensic expert in family and immigration law for local and national attorneys, nonprofits and government agencies. Her expertise is in the diagnostic assessment of psychological conditions arising from traumatic experiences on ethnically diverse individuals, immigrants and refugees, and handling the complexities inherent in assessing and treating linguistically and culturally diverse populations. Hass joined APA as a graduate student, and is a member of Divs. 56 (Trauma Psychology), 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race) and 37 (Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice). Hass is a fellow and secretary of the Society for Personality Assessment, and a member of the Latina/o Psychological Association. She was a director of professional development for District of Columbia Psychological Association for three years, and currently a federal advocate. She was a member of the APA task force to develop the APA Guidelines in Parenting Coordination, which present the footprint of values and ethical practices in this emerging area of psychological practice.
Brett Hom (2017-18)
Brett Hom is chief financial officer for the American Farm Bureau Federation. He has more than 25 years of professional finance experience in the nonprofit sector. Hom previously worked in the APA Practice Directorate on APA Practice Organization and APA finances. Hom earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Delaware and completed executive education programs at the Wharton School and Yale University. He is a Certified Treasury Professional.
Paul Kettlewell, PhD (2018-2020)
Paul Kettlewell is a practicing clinical child/pediatric psychologist and director of pediatric psychology at Geisinger Health System, an integrated care health care system in Danville, Pennsylvania. He has had several roles at Geisinger, including founding director of the psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship programs, initiator a behavioral health training program for pediatric residents and leader of development of behavioral health/primary care integration in the Geisinger system. Kettlewell had had a career committed to advocacy work on behalf of professional psychology and those whom it serves. He was president of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and received the Heiser Award for advocacy from APA. A notable advocacy accomplishment was his work obtaining hospital privileges for psychologists at Geisinger, which allows for admission and management of patients as is specified in the hospital bylaws. DKettlewell is a strong advocate for the profession of psychology with a focus on improving access to care for the many citizens in our country with behavioral health problems who receive inadequate care.
Peter D. Liggett, PhD (2017-19)
Peter D. Liggett, PhD, licensed psychologist, is the deputy director of long term care and behavioral health for the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) — the state’s Medicaid agency. Liggett has worked for over 20 years in outpatient clinics, community mental health, college mental health, corrections, group homes and in private practice. Prior to coming to SCDHHS, he served as the associate director of the Counseling & Human Development Center at the University of South Carolina where he directed their APA-Accredited predoctoral internship program and postdoctoral fellowship. Liggett was the director of child and adolescent services for the Columbia Area Mental Health Center from 1994 through 2001. He also worked part-time at the Marshall Street Crisis Stabilization Unit, a 16-bed crisis program for adults in crisis with a variety of behavioral health concerns. He maintains a small practice in the Columbia area working with adolescents and adults. Liggett is the 2017 president of the South Carolina Psychological Association. He serves as the chairperson of the Medical University of South Carolina’s, Translational Research Community Advisory Board, and also chairs the SC Behavioral Health Coalition Committee on Behavioral Health/Primary Care Alignment.
Peter Oppenheimer, PhD (2016-18)
Peter Oppenheimer, PhD, is currently serving his second term as president of the Rhode Island Psychological Association, and has more than 20 years of state association leadership experience. He has also served previously on CAPP and the Council of Representatives, and is a member of Divs. 31, 42, 55 and 56. He has chaired the Board of Psychology in Rhode Island since 2005, and also chairs the statewide multidisciplinary professional coalition and Rhode Island’s innovative practice strategy.
Diana Prescott, PhD (2017-19)
Diana Prescott, PhD, grew up on a farm near Tipton, Indiana. She completed her BA in psychology and Spanish at Butler University and an MA and PhD in psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has been employed at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana, and The Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine. She has also worked contractually for Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) and the University of Evansville. Prescott created a rural health consulting practice for women and children, Hampden Psychological Consultation PLLC. She has developed the integrated behavioral health portion of EMMC's pediatric obesity program, Way to Optimal Weight (WOW). She supervises doctoral students as an adjunct professor for the University of Maine-Orono. Prescott serves on the Maine Migrant Health Program and the Maine Primary Care Association boards, and has served on the APA Committee on Rural Health. She was the recipient of the APAPO Federal Advocacy Award, and is a member of the APA Committee of State Leaders and Divisions 12, 16, 29, 30, 31, 35, 38, 42, 54 and 56.
The 2017 election cycle for CAPP members will begin Feb. 11 with a call for nominations.
- Joan Freund
February 3-5, 2018, Washington, D.C.