February 24, 2010


Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Division 44 - Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues

Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Division 44 Student Travel Award
The Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Division 44 Student Travel Award is sponsored by the Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CoRED) of the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (American Psychological Association's Division 44). The purpose of the Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Division 44 Student Travel Award is to encourage greater participation in Division 44 annual convention activities by LGBT students of color. CoRED acknowledges that LGBT students of color frequently experience increased demands on time and resources as a result of managing multiple identities within professional organizations. The Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Division 44 Student Travel Award seeks to support engagement with LGBT people of color issues in psychology by defraying travel costs to the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in 2010. The convention will be held in San Diego, California from August 12-15, 2010.

Graduate students who (a) self-identify as LGBT persons of color, (b) demonstrate a strong commitment to LGBT and ethnic minority issues, (c) plan to attend the 2010 American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, and (d) will still be enrolled as graduate students at the time of the 2010 APA Annual Convention are eligible to apply for the Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Division 44 Student Travel Award. LGBT students of color who are presenting research at the convention are especially encouraged to apply, though all applications will be considered. Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received student travel award funding from the Division 44 Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity. Two student travel awards in the amount of $500 each will be awarded.

Application Procedures
The following application materials must be received by May 5, 2010.
Application Form
Please complete and submit application form included in this document.
Personal Statement
Please submit a personal statement ((500-800 words) that addresses each of the following questions: (a) In what ways does your graduate program benefit from your self-identification and involvement as an LGBT person of color? How does APA benefit from your participation in professional activities as an LGBT person of color? (b) What unique challenges might LGBT graduate students of color face that may hinder participation in APA? (c) How would attending the 2010 APA Annual Convention further your career goals? (d) Are you presenting research at the 2010 APA Annual Convention? If so, will it contribute to the body of knowledge regarding LGBT people of color issues? If so, how?
Curriculum Vitae
Please submit a curriculum vitae as part of your application.
Letter of Recommendation
Please have a faculty member submit a letter in support of you receiving the Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Division 44 Student Travel Award. Faculty members are asked to address the applicant's commitment to LGBT people of color issues in academic and other domains.

Submission of Application Materials
Electronic submission of application materials to Dr. Karla Anhalt (kanhalt@kent.edu) is preferred. As an alternative, materials may be mailed to:
Dr. Karla Anhalt
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
Kent State University
405 White Hall
Kent, Ohio 44242

Please contact CoRED co-chairs Karla Anhalt (e-mail: kanhalt@kent.edu; phone: 330-672-0582) OR Nadine Nakamura (e-mail: nnakamur@sfu.ca)

Application: 2010_Dr _Richard_A _Rodriguez_Division_44_Student_Travel_Award announcement application.pdf

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February 23, 2010

Conference Participation

Beyond the Boxes: Emerging Trends in LGBTQ Mental Health Conference

* Registration now available - see below! *

The Minnesota LGBT Therapists Network, the Queer Student Cultural Center and the GLBTA Programs Office at the University of Minnesota present a regional conference on mental health topics as they relate to LGBTQ communities:
Beyond the Boxes:
Emerging Trends in LGBTQ Mental Health
Friday, March 26, 2010
Coffman Union 3rd Floor
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
300 Washington Ave SE, Mpls

About the Conference
A comprehensive, culturally diverse, and practical one-day conference aimed at informing & engaging mental health providers, health care professionals, educators, and the general public about mental health issues as they relate to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. This cutting-edge conference will explore changing paradigms in research, clinical practice and our understandings of diverse sexual and gender identities.

This conference is open to all interested people, including those who are allies to LGBTQ communities. This conference will be of particular interest to mental health practitioners, researchers in
health-related fields, professional educators, and undergraduate & graduate students. CEUs will be available: see below for more information.

Thursday Evening Reception
Please join us for a Thursday Evening Opening Reception, sponsored by the LGBT Therapists Network, with remarks by Beth Zemsky, founding member of the Network, and Loretta Worthington, Executive Director of the Rainbow Health Initiative. Entertainment provided by comic Donna DiMenna and musician Chastity Brown.

Thurs, March 25, 2010
6:30-7:30 PM: Social
7:30-9:00 PM: Program
Coffman Union 3rd Floor
Mississippi Room

Registration - Now Open!

Please click here to register for the Beyond the Boxes Conference and/or Thursday Opening Reception.

We expect this conference to reach capacity, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible! All questions regarding registration should be directed to Anne Phibbs, conference co-chair, at phib0001@umn.edu or 612-599-8335.

Important registration information:

* All registration is online with payment via credit or debit card. Please note you will need to use either Firefox or Internet Explorer as your browser to complete your registration. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

* The Thursday evening Opening Reception includes speakers and refreshments and begins at 6:30 PM in the Mississippi Room on the 3rd floor of Coffman Union. Participants can register for Reception and Conference or as Reception Only.

* Friday lunch is included in the conference fee. Meat, vegetarian and vegan options are available.

* Please include all accessibility requests on the online form. The conference organizers are committed to meeting the needs of everyone who may require accommodations for this conference.

* The online form states that a "legal full" and/or "legal first" name is required. This is NOT actually required; please fill in the name fields as you prefer. The conference organizers attempted to remove this language from the registration system, but were unable to do so. Please note there is also a field for preferred name for your nametag.

Continuing Education Units
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available through several licensure boards, including the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LADC, LP, LPCC), the Board of Social Work, and the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy. Certificates of completion will be distributed at the conference closing. If you have questions, or would like additional information regarding CEUs, please contact Christy Rushfeldt, MSW Intern, at cmrushfeldt@hotmail.com.

Keynote Presentation
Katherine "Kit" Rachlin, Ph.D.Kit Rachlin, Keynote

Katherine Rachlin, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and gender specialist in private practice in New York City. In addition to her work as a therapist, she also conducts trainings on transgender issues, provides supervision for psychotherapists, and provides expert testimony for transgender civil rights cases.

Dr. Rachlin's research and papers include: Flexible Use of the Standards of Care; Access to Health Care; Transgender Individuals' Experiences of Psychotherapy; and Factors which influence FTM surgical decisions. She is a past board member of FTM International, was a member of the American Psychological Association Taskforce on Gender Identity, Gender Variance, and Intersex Conditions, and is a current board member of The World Professional Association for Transgender Health. Visit Dr. Rachlin's website here.

Workshop Tracks
This cutting edge conference will offer over 50 workshops that will explore changing paradigms in research and clinical practice as they relate to our understandings of diverse sexual and gender identities, as well as to issues of race, class, ability and sexual practices.

Clinical Track: Workshops in the Clinical Track will be presentations on emerging trends in mental health as they relate specifically to the LGBTQ communities, and geared towards an audience of mental health practitioners, people with clinical or professional training, and graduate students pursuing clinical training.

Research Track: Workshops in the Research Track will be presentations that highlight current clinical and psychological research that relates directly to the LGBTQ communities. These workshops will explain and explore what we are learning from this research and how it can actually be applied in the mental health fields.

Community Track: Workshops in the Community Track will include presentations on mental health topics as they relate to LGBTQ people and geared towards a general audience, which may include undergraduate and graduate students, laypersons from the larger community, and mental health professionals.

Resource Fair and Program Guide Advertising
We are now accepting requests to participate in the all-day Resource Fair and to purchase ads in the Beyond the Boxes Conference Program Guide. Please click here (Word doc) for complete information about the conference and either of these opportunities, or email Owen at 2010conf.marketing@gmail.com for more information.

A special Beyond the Boxes rate has been established for conference attendees at the Radisson University Hotel-Mpls, across the street from the conference site on the University of Minnesota campus at 615 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis.

Conference attendees must make their reservations by February 23 to access the special rate. Contact Reservations at 1-800-395-7046 and ask for the Beyond the Boxes LGTBQ Conference rate.

In order to access the conference rate online:
- Go to www.radisson.com/univ_minneapolis
- Click on "More Search Options" in the Room Reservation Section
- Enter Dates of Stay
- Under "Promotional Code" enter: LGTBQ
- Choose a room under the block

Contact Information

General questions:

Conference Co-Chairs:
Irene Greene, MN LGBT Therapists Network

Anne Phibbs, GLBTA Programs Office

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February 9, 2010

Conference Participation

Call For Proposals
Society of Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17) Student Poster Session
American Psychological Association Convention
San Diego, CA August 12 -15, 2010
Submission Deadline for Proposals: March 17, 2010

Proposals are now being accepted for a Student Poster Session co-sponsored by the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP), Division 17 Sections, and the Division 17 Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS). Poster proposals may be empirical studies or theoretical considerations relevant to the specific Division 17 Section to which they are submitted. The first author on the proposal must be a student (or have completed the project while a student or intern) and must either be an affiliate of Division 17 or sponsored by a Division 17 member.

Poster proposals should include a cover sheet and a 500- to 1000-word summary of the study in APA style. The abstract should include some description of the nature of the presentation (empirical, theoretical, technique) and primary findings. Summaries of empirical studies should include a brief literature review, statement of the problem (hypotheses or research questions), participants, procedures, results, and conclusions. Summaries of other presentations should include enough detail for reviewers to judge the overall format and contribution of the scholarship. The proposals will be subjected to masked review. Please do not include identifying information in the proposal (only on the cover sheet; see below).

To submit your proposal for the Student Poster Session, attach your proposal and completed cover sheet and email to BOTH studentposterdiv17@yahoo.com and the contact person of the section you wish to submit to (see contact list below). Identify in the subject line of the email: student poster proposal - "Name of Section" (e.g., student poster proposal - Section on Ethnic and Racial Diversity). If you do not send your proposal to a specific section, your proposal will not be reviewed for this poster session. Please send your proposal to only one section. For a description of each of the sections please go to the section website (http://www.div17.org/sections.html).

Notifications of proposal status and presentation instructions will be sent via email after May 12, 2010.

Given that this poster session is internally sponsored by Division 17, and not part of the official APA convention program, presenters will not be eligible for APA travel awards or waived registration fees for the APA Convention.

Proposal Checklist (for your use--do not send with proposal):
_____ 500-1000 word summary of work completed as a student
_____ Cover sheet with all presenters contact information (provide in separate file from proposal)
_____ If applicable, provide sponsor signature if not a Division 17 affiliate (include the email text or attach the forwarded email from the sponsor).
_____ Forward proposal and cover sheet (as attached word documents) to appropriate Section Poster Session Chair and to the main section poster account listed above
_____ Address subject line of email as: "student poster proposal - "Name of section"
_____Send to BOTH the section poster coordinator (see below) AND to studentposterdiv17@yahoo.com.

List of Sections and Poster Coordinator Information
• Section for the Advancement of Women
Send proposals to Laura Smith at ls2396@columbia.edu

• Section on College and University Counseling Centers
Send proposals to Sheri Clark at clarksl@appstate.edu

• International Section
Send proposals to Ayse Ciftci at ayse@purdue.edu

• Section for the Promotion of Psychotherapy Science
Send proposals to Michael Scheel at mscheel2@unl.edu

• Section on Ethnic and Racial Diversity
Send proposals to Shari Robinson at robinson@counsel.ufl.edu

• Section on Health Psychology
Send proposals to Stephanie Bauman at sbauman@tricity.wsu.edu

• Section on Independent Practice
Send proposals to Mary O'Leary Wiley at Wiley510@gmail.com

• Section on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness
Send proposals to Nathan Smith nathan.smith@mcgill.ca

• Positive Psychology Section
Send proposals to Chris Robitschek at Chris.Robitschek@ttu.edu

• Prevention Section
Send proposals to Sally Hage at shage@albany.edu

• Section on Supervision and Training
Send proposals to Carol Falender at cfalende@ucla.edu AND Regina Corpuz at Rlcorpuz@gmail.com

• Society for Vocational Psychology
Send proposals to Sherri Turner at turne047@umn.edu

• Section for Animal-Human Interactions
Send proposals to Mary Lou Randour at randour@comcast.net

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Connie Matthews, Chair of Section Chairs, at crmatthews1@comcast.net or Kim Jorgensen at kimberlyjorgensen@gmail.com from Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS).

Call For Student Proposals for APA 2010.doc

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February 5, 2010


The Minnesota School Counselors Association is once again offering the Potential School Counselors Scholarship. This is a great opportunity for your students to shine and receive the recognition they have worked so hard for. I need the completed applications, with required documents returned to me by March 1st 2010.

MSCA application form.pdf

Please submit your application to:
Sarah Rach-Sovich, Counselor
17420 460th Street
Verndale, MN 546481

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February 1, 2010




Submission Deadline: March 30, 2010 at 11:00 p.m. PST

"Expanding Our Horizons: The Next Decade in AAPI Psychology"

August 11, 2010
San Diego, CA

The Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) invites submissions of proposals for the AAPA 2010 Annual Convention to be held in San Diego, CA at the Peace and Justice Center (University of San Diego) on Wednesday, August 11th, 2010.

The convention theme this year is Expanding Our Horizons: The Next Decade in AAPI Psychology. We seek proposals that anticipate the future of AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) psychology and explore ways AAPI psychology may broaden its perspectives in terms of innovative scholarship, practice, and advocacy. Novel and progressive collaborations across disciplines within and outside the field of psychology are encouraged. Strong proposals will include a focus on the wide diversity that exists within AAPI individuals, families, and communities (e.g., ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious/spiritual affiliation, ability status, etc.).

Proposals may address, but are not limited to, the following topics within AAPI psychology:
• Shifts in perspectives and paradigms necessary for AAPI psychology to be relevant over the next decade.
• Innovations in collaboration, community-building, and participatory action with AAPI families and communities.
• Critical issues of advocacy, social justice, and activism in AAPI advocacy.
• The importance of working across disciplines both within (e.g., developmental psychology, social psychology, behavior genetics, neuroscience, industrial psychology, etc.) and outside of AAPI psychology (e.g., public health, women's studies, sociology).
• Innovations in research methods with AAPI individuals, families, and communities from diverse backgrounds.

Who May Submit

AAPA members at all levels of training (professional, graduate level, and undergraduate level), including non-psychologists interested in psychological issues affecting AAPIs are encouraged to submit proposals. Undergraduate proposals are encouraged. Non-AAPA members at all levels may also submit proposals. We particularly encourage submissions from those interested in AAPI psychology who have not previously participated in AAPA conventions.

To underscore the convention's theme on interdisciplinary collaborations, we also encourage submissions from non-psychologists, including members of related mental health professions (e.g. nursing, social work, education) as well as members of other professions and fields that are not primarily psychological in nature (i.e., sociologists, anthropologists, journalists, clergy, artists, writers). Because strengthening diverse families and communities are of particular importance for psychologists of color, we strongly encourage submissions from members of the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi), Society of Indian Psychologists (SIP), or the National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA).

• Deadline for all submissions is March 30, 2010 at 11:00 p.m. PST
• Submit presentations at: http://www.aapaonline.org/conventions/conventions.shtml
• All presenters are required to officially register for the convention

Types of Submissions

Interactive Sessions (60 minutes) provide an environment for focused discussions and interactions. In a typical session, facilitators introduce the topic and set up a context for subsequent discussions and interactions among participants. Please contact Richard Shin at rqshin@syr.edu with any questions about submitting interactive session proposals.

Symposia (60 minutes) provide forums for multiple presentations and discussions around a common theme. A typical symposium will include 3 or 4 presentations. An invited expert discussant may provide feedback. Please contact Richard Shin at rqshin@syr.edu with any questions about submitting symposia proposals.

You may indicate on the proposal if you would like to have your interactive session or symposia proposal considered for a poster presentation in the event that it is not selected for an interactive session or a symposium presentation. Do not submit a separate poster proposal for a session that you would also like to be considered as a poster. Instead, clearly indicate on the cover sheet under "A: Type of Program" that you would like your session proposal to also be considered for a poster presentation.

No individual paper proposals for oral presentations are accepted. Single research papers should be submitted as posters.

Poster Sessions (60 minutes) provide a forum for conceptual and/or empirical reports to be presented in the form of a poster. In a poster session, multiple posters are displayed to disseminate information and elicit interactions with participants. Please contact Kimberly Langrehr at klangrehr@gmail.com with any questions about submitting poster proposals.
AAPA Conference-Related Awards and Application Process

Student Travel Awards
AAPA offers some travel awards for student presenters. AAPA student presenters who have been a member anytime in the last three years are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to the first authors, students who have not received the award before, and students traveling longer distances to the convention. Following the acceptance of your proposal, students should send application materials to the AAPA Awards Chair: Karen Suyemoto at karen.suyemoto@umb.edu. Please see the AAPA website for further information: www.aapaonline.org/membership/awards.htm.

Division on Women (DoW) Awards
The DoW offers two awards:
(1) The Division on Women Award is given to a presenter of a session related to psychological issues of AAPI women to celebrate and highlight work on AAPI women's issues. Following the acceptance of your proposal, applicants interested in the DoW Award should send application materials to the DoW co-chairs: Natacha Foo Kune at nmfookune@ucdavis.edu. For more information see AAPA website: www.aapaonline.org
(2) The Alice F. Chang Student Scholar Award is given to the best poster presentation related to the mental health of Asian and Pacific Islander women. All accepted and presented posters submitted by students as the first author are considered for this award. The best poster will be judged and awarded at the convention.

Additional Information

Number of Accepted Proposals Allowed

• There is no limit to the number of submitted proposals per individual.
• However, individuals can only be the first author of one proposal.
• In the event that multiple first author submissions are received, the committee will review only the first proposal received.
• Exempted from this rule are presenters who are invited speakers and discussants in symposia.

Audiovisual Equipment

• Following the acceptance of your proposal, presenters will be asked to indicate their needs for audiovisual equipment. AAPA will provide LCD projectors for power point presentations.
• Presenters should bring their own laptops (and those with Mac laptops should bring the appropriate adaptor to connect to the LCD projector).

Guidelines for Proposals

• The deadline for all proposal submissions is March 30, 2010 at 11:00 p.m. PST.
• All online proposals should include:
• Contact information for the presenters
• Abstract (50 to 100 words) with no author names, and
• Program Summary (500 to 700 words) with no author names.
• For submissions to interactive sessions and symposia, submit only one program summary that integrates the multiple presentations within the proposed session and that also clearly indicates the titles and contents of each presentation within the interactive session or symposium.
• Proposals will be sent for anonymous reviews. As such, the Abstract and Program Summary should not include identifying information of the author(s) and/or presenter(s).
• Submitters will be notified by email upon receipt of their proposal.
• Submission outcomes will be sent by email by the end of April 2010.
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