Early Career Psychologists Committee 


The Early Career Psychologists (ECP) Committee represents the interests of those entering the profession of psychology within ten years of achievement of their doctorate degree. The ECP Committee is a place where leadership development begins, and it promotes the advancement of its members in the MPA as well as in competitive job markets.  The committee provides support for the transitions that take place early in a career, particularly from student to psychologist, by providing a community in which its members gain education, connection, and empowerment. By advocating for ECPs, the committee will promote long-term access to high-quality mental healthcare in the State of Michigan.


Natalie El-Alam PsyD, LP


Vice Chair:

Charles Starkman, PsyD, LP


Committee Members:
Lindsey Sherd, PhD, LP

Yen Yu Lee, PhD, LP

Antu Segal, PsyD, LP, ABPP

Kelsey Sala-Hamrick, PhD, LP


Connecting ECPs to MPA means the committee can increase the sustainability of the association and its missions to represent the public’s mental health needs.


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If you are interested in joining the ECPC, please contact Dr. El-Alam.