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American Academy of Clinical Psychology

Interested in Serving as a Board Member?

We are looking for candidates who are board certified with the American Board of Professional Psychology or APA Fellows, but all licensed psychologists are welcome to apply. We are also looking for students to serve as leaders on our Student Division.

For additional information please email Gerardo Rodriguez-Menendez at

Officers & Board 0F DIRCTORS


Gerardo Rodriguez-Menendez, Ph.D., ABPP, MSCP
R-A Pinnacle Group
Independent Practice, Miami, FL
Professor and Department Chair
MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Online Campus 

Gerardo Rodriquez-Menendez, PhD, is Chair and Professor of the Clinical Psychopharmacology Program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is also the President of the R-A Pinnacle Group, a private corporation dedicated to providing leadership development, executive coaching and business consulting. He earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in Neuropsychology, and an MS in General Psychology from Albizu University. Additionally he completed a postdoctoral MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Nova Southeastern University.

Rodriguez-Menendez’ career spans a broad spectrum of responsibilities in education, administration, research, and consulting. From 2014 - 2017 he was the Dean of the College of Psychology at John F. Kennedy University. In 2010 – 2012, he served as the Interim Dean of the School of Psychology at Fielding Graduate University. From 2001 – 2007 he served as the Chancellor of Albizu University, Miami Campus. He also maintains a private consulting practice assisting institutions of higher education and business organizations in areas of strategic planning, leadership coaching, accreditation and licensing, academic governance and ethics, program development, and faculty development.

Rodriguez-Menendez is a practicing psychologist and a frequent presenter at conferences across the country. Among his areas of expertise are promoting minority enrollment in clinical psychology programs and developing multicultural training models. Rodriquez-Menendez is bilingual and has published on psychology topics in both English and Spanish.


Mary Ann Norfleet, Ph.D., ABPP, FAPA, FAPS, FACLP    
Independent Practice, Palo Alto, CA
Adjunct Clinical Professor,  Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine   Stanford, CA

Dr. Norfleet is a licensed psychologist in California, where she is both a member of the adjunct clinical faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine and in part-time independent practice providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples across the life span.

Her work at Stanford involves training and supervision, as well as administrative duties.  She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health, school psychology, forensic psychology, couple and family and individual psychotherapy, and medical psychology. 

A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Dr. Norfleet has served on various national committees for continuing professional education, colleague assistance and accreditation of doctoral and postdoctoral training programs. 

Dr. Norfleet’s work in the community includes service as President of the Board of Directors of the Mental Research Institute, a non-profit foundation that provides small grants to fund breakthrough research projects that use an interactional approach to facilitate healthy relationships.


  Julie Landry, PsyD  
 Independent Practice
 MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology,   Industrial/organizational                    psychology and, FairleighDickinson  University
 PsyD Clinical Psychology
 Army Veteran

Dr. Julie Landry has spent the majority of her career working with military and government populations. She's now the owner of two private practices but continues to provide consultation services to government agencies and private sector organizations as well as other psychologists interested in establishing a private practice. Dr. Landry has extensive training and experience in assessing neurodivergent conditions and treating complex trauma, relationship problems, and general life dissatisfaction. She has provided therapy and assessment services through telehealth since 2014 and has authored multiple book chapters, articles, and presentations on the use of telehealth. In addition to a doctorate in clinical psychology, Julie has master's degrees in industrial/organizational psychology and clinical psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She completed internship at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and is board certified in clinical psychology. Julie is also an Army veteran, serving as: 

Chief, Behavioral Health 7307th Medical Training Support Battalion, 3rd Medical Training Brigade, USAR 

Active Duty: Walter Reed Army Medical Center Walter Reed Bethesda 06/15/2010 - 06/15/2012 
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft Hood, TX 06/16/2012 - 08/31/2014




 George Kapalka, Ph.D.
 Children's Treatment Center         
  Albuquerque, New Mexico

Dr. George Kapalka is a clinical and prescribing psychologist practicing at the Children's Treatment Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a diplomate in clinical psychology since 2000. He has been practicing for over 30 years with primary focus on the treatment of children/adolescents and their families. He is Distinguished Professor and Program Director of the Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology at Alliant International University’s California School of Professional Psychology. He is the author/editor of six books and numerous research publications and presentations, and his book, "Parenting Your Out-of-Control Child" (New Harbinger, 2007) has been translated into 10 foreign languages. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has received the Researcher of the Year Award from the New Jersey Psychological Association. He has been interviewed in newspapers, Internet publications, and on television.


 Morgan Ferris-Johnston, PsyD,

Dr. Morgan Ferris-Johnston is a licensed psychologist in IL. She is a graduate of Adler University and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology MCSP Program, as she was in the first cohort of pre-licensed doctoral students to be enrolled in the Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP) Program. Dr. Ferris-Johnston was among the first students in the nation to be enrolled in TCSPP’s MSCP Program concurrently with her PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Adler University. Her leadership positions have included IPAGS Executive Board, board member of the Illinois Association of Prescribing Psychologists, and Board of Directors member and Secretary of Division 55 with APA.  Morgan has also shown a dedication and passion for research and scholarship. Among notable presentations, Dr. Ferris-Johnston was a co-presenter of a symposium presented at the 2018 Illinois Psychological Association Convention in Schaumburg. Drs. Beth Rom-Rymer and I. She’s was were the other co-presenters of an APA Symposium entitled, “Toward a New Model: Predoctoral Training in Clinical Psychopharmacology.” She also gave an APA presentation on the topic of “Skills Development” presentation is on functional neuroanatomy and its application in administering a neurological screening examination.  Prior to COVID-19, she was accepted to speak in Prague, Czech Republic in the summer of 2020 with fellow leaders in the prescriptive authority movement, including Dr. Beth Rom-Rymer. She is currently seeking to complete her clinical rotations training as an Ascension RXP Psychology Fellowship Training at Ascencion Alexian Brothers Hospital in IL. 

 Rita M. Rivera, M.S., CTP
 Chair, AACP-Division of Graduate Students

Rita M. Rivera, M.S., CTP is a clinical psychology resident at Duke University and is pursuing a Psy.D. with a concentration in neuropsychology at Albizu University. She is a Certified Trauma Professional by the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and a Certified Crisis Worker by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS). Rita is the Chair of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology-Division of Graduate Students (AACP-DGS), Student Representative for the APA’s Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy (Div. 49) and Past Chair of the Florida Psychological Association of Graduate Students (FPAGS). Rita is also Co-chair of several working groups of the APA’s Interdivisional COVID-19 Taskforce, including the Higher Education working group, and a member of the student committees of the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society and the National Latinx Psychological Association. She is a writer for APA’s Society of Counseling Psychology (Div. 17)-SCP Connect Team and her Psychology Today blog, “Physio & Psych.” Her areas of interest include fields that explore the relationship between physiology and mental health, particularly among minority and underserved populations. Rita has clinical experience working with Hispanic/Latinx, trauma, and high-risk populations both in the United States and in her home country, Honduras.

We have a vacancy on the Board of Directors. If you would like to nominate someone (with their permission, of course) or self-nominate for this vacancy, please contact me as soon as possible (

The Director would attend one or two annual meetings (expenses paid), actively serve on a committee(s), and have the same desire as our existing Board of Directors to establish an outstanding Academy for professionals in the interest of the furtherance of clinical psychology. Please provide a brief summary of how you envision being of assistance to the Board.

Should you have any questions or would like to speak with me personally, please contact at

Executive Director

  Robin Parsons


Committee Chair and Committee Members   Committee Chair and Committee Members


Fred L. Alberts, Jr., Ph.D., ABPP

  APA Continuing Education
Sponsor Program (Coordinator)

David Kazar, PhD, ABPP

Budget and Finance Mary Ann Norfleet, PhD, ABPP   Listserv Coordinator Christopher Ebbe, PhD, ABPP
Bulletin Robert Moss., PhD, ABPP   Marketing and Promotion Avie Rainwater, PhD, ABPP
By-Laws Fred L. Alberts, Jr., PhD, ABPP   Membership Fred L. Alberts, Jr., PhD, ABPP 
Michael D. Eastridge, PhD, ABPP
APA and Affiliate Fred L. Alberts, Jr., PhD, ABPP   Nominations and Elections Fred L. Alberts, Jr., PhD, ABPP
Continuing Education

Joanne Babich, PhD, ABPP 
Larry Beutler, PhD, ABPP

  Website Mary Ann Norfleet, PhD, ABPP

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