The American Psychological Association has appointed William Liu ’00 professor of counseling psychology and department chair at the University of Maryland College of Education, editor of its Journal of Counseling Psychology. His term will begin on January 1, 2023.
“It is significant in many ways, but I am humbled to take on the editorship for the flagship journal in my field,” said Liu. “The number of editors from the University of Maryland is a reflection of the prestige of the program and continues the legacy of Maryland being one of the most important places for the field of counseling psychology.”
Liu joins a publication with a strong focus on several aspects of counseling psychology, including counseling activities, career and educational development, vocational psychology, and diversity and underrepresented populations in relation to counseling activities.
The Journal of Counseling Psychology publishes empirical research in the areas of counseling activities, career and educational development and vocational psychology, diversity and underrepresented populations in relation to counseling activities, the development of new measures to be used in counseling activities, and professional issues in counseling psychology.
With this appointment, Liu becomes the fourth University of Maryland faculty member to serve as editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology. Dennis M. Kivlighan Jr., Ph.D., professor of counseling psychology, is the incumbent editor. Charles Gelso, emeritus professor of psychology, and Clara Hill, professor of psychology, served as editors as well. Editors are nominated for the position, and are well-known scholars and leading researchers in their fields of study.