Jessika Boles, PhD, CCLS, will be ACLP's first chief fellow. Jessika was chosen by the ACLP Board of Directors for her extensive research experience and contributions to the child life profession. The chief fellow will review applications for the first class and select 3 candidates. The ACLP Board Presidents will make final approval of the first class of fellows.
All qualified members are encouraged to apply to join the ACLP Research Fellows from July 28 through September 14.
Applicants will be notified of their status late September/early October.
In subsequent years, the chief fellow will assemble a small subgroup of fellows to review blind applications and select a slate. The unblinded slate will be voted for approval by a majority vote of all research fellows.
This process will occur each winter and new fellows will be introduced and recognized during the Opening General Session at the Annual Conference.
Honorary recognition as the highest/most exclusive ACLP membership level