Supervision & Training Section

The Supervision and Training Section (STS) is dedicated to those interested or engaged in training or supervising mental health service providers, including students, professional therapists-counselors, psychologists, and clinical supervisors. Specifically, the Section strives to promote multi-culturally sensitive research, teaching, practice, as well as public interest in therapist training, clinical supervision, and supervisor training. We have a strong emphasis on student and supervisee involvement. The Section also provides resources and forums to discuss and address practical issues arising from training and supervision (e.g., the STS listserv).

Membership is free! If you are interested in joining the Supervision and Training Section, please click HERE. 

Open Positions

Join our Section! We have the following positions available on our Executive Committee. If you’re interested in learning more about the role, please contact the Section’s co-chairs (info below).

  • Chair-Elect
  • Treasurer
  • Membership Chair
  • Member at Large
  • Rising Student Rep

STS Section Executive Committee

Kodee Walls, PhD, ABPP
Co-Chair, Term: 2023-2024

Kodee Walls, PhD, ABPP is the Director of CAPS at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is a proud alumnus of Ball State University's Counseling Psychology program and Board Certified in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Walls primarily focuses on clinical service delivery and training opportunities within university and college counseling centers. She has served as the treasurer for Div17's section on Advocacy for Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity and as the Chair for Div17's section on Supervision and Training. SCP is the primary professional home for Dr. Walls, and she is committed to the Society's success by enhancing engagement for all members throughout their professional lifespan.


Jenny Holzapfel, PhD
Co-Chair, Term: 2023-2024

Jenny Holzapfel, PhD (she/her) is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Northern Arizona University, where she teaches primarily therapy-based courses. Clinically she is interested in perinatal populations, anxiety and OCD, trauma, life transitions, and providing supervision. Her research has focused on supervisory and therapy outcomes and mental health disparities. Additionally, Dr. Holzapfel has experience in training clinics implementing progress monitoring systems, providing supervision, and providing consultation to stakeholders to develop clinical training opportunities. She earned her Ph.D. from Arizona State University and is a licensed psychologist in Arizona. She has been involved in STS since graduate school, transitioning from the Rising Student Rep to Student Rep to ECP Rep, and now is excited to serve as the Co-Chair. 


Pa Her, PhD
Treasurer, Term: 2021-2024 

Dr. Pa Her is a licensed psychologist, a Clinical Professor of Counseling Psychology, and the Assistant Director of the Counseling Psychology Training Clinic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is dedicated to providing trauma-informed care to historically underrepresented students in higher education, particularly at predominantly white institutions. Her research focuses on underrepresented college students, specifically those from low-income backgrounds, first-generation college students, and students of color. Dr. Her uses both quantitative and qualitative research methodology to explore students' educational and vocational development. She has joined this section to connect with other professionals and be part of a committed team that creates professional development opportunities for members. These opportunities aim to further engagement and discussion around supervision concerns and issues in the field.


Ja’lessa Hardwick, PhD
Communications Chair, Term 2024-2026 

I’m Dr. Ja’lessa Hardwick (she/her). I’m the owner of a private practice. Adjunct professor, and consultant. From personal experience and observation, it takes village to get through your degree and career and for that reason, I’ve always found myself connected to understanding the intricacies of supervision and training. By serving the section on Supervision and Training, I hope to offer representation for students and professionals of color and to expanding the dialogue around relevant topics. I’m always happy to connect so feel free to reach out.

Akorede Teriba, PhD
ECP Representative, Term 2024 – 2026

Akorede Teriba, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of North Dakota. Dr. Teriba conducts research related to human flourishing (e.g., perseverance and passion for long-term goals, growth mindset), social determinants of health (e.g., poverty, identity marginalization), and the role of emotion regulation and self-efficacy in the community. He advocates for the development of mental health infrastructures and the utilization of positive psychology interventions to increase community well-being.


Sin U Lam
Student Representative, Term 2024-2025

I am thrilled to join the STS community as the Student Representative for its dedication and passion in clinical supervision and training. As an international student from Macau S.A.R. and a doctoral candidate in UW-Madison’s Counseling Psychology program, my journey has sparked my commitment in promoting effective and ethical clinical training and supervision. I believe that by prioritizing these practices, we can help address the global mental health crisis and work towards closing the gap in mental health services.

My research interests lie at the intersection of supervision, training, and cross-cultural psychology. I am particularly passionate about exploring effective training practices for underrepresented student communities, such as multilingual and international student therapists in the U.S. Drawing upon my background and experiences, my goal is to conduct research and provide linguistically and culturally sensitive supervision that empowers trainees from diverse backgrounds.

As the Student Representative, I am dedicated to serving our STS members with openness and responsiveness. I am grateful to be a part of this community, and I am excited to embark on this journey together!