Upcoming conferences and meetings

Annual Rural Behavioral Health Conference, Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities symposium, Third Biennial APA Div. 45 Research Conference and others.

Fifth Annual Behavioral Health Conference: The Rural & Greater Division of the Minnesota Psychological Association and the APA Committee on Rural Health, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013

The Rural & Greater Division of the Minnesota Psychological Association has partnered with the APA Committee on Rural Health (among other strategic partners) to host the Fifth Annual Rural Behavioral Health Conference on Oct., 11, 2013. This year’s theme is “Advances in Rural Practice.” Presentation will include many such as: “Psychotherapy with Rural African Americans.” The entire day’s programming also will be offered as a webcast to individuals, as well as group webcasts at specific locations in Illinois, Minnesota and North Dakota. Full conference details and the link to conference registration are provided below. If you have any questions specifically about the conference, please direct them to Willie Garrett, EdD, conference co-chair, or fax/phone (651) 646-8594.

If you have any questions about the APA Committee on Rural Health, please feel free to contact Tammy Barnes at (202) 336-5987.

The Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities: Integrating Research and Practice

Oct. 25-26, 2013

Michigan State University Symposium on Multicultural Psychology 

The Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research (CMPR) at Michigan State University is very happy to announce that the 2013 MSU Symposium on Multicultural Psychology will focus on "The Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities: Integrating Research and Practice." It is being organized by Frederick Leong, PhD, Guillermo Bernal, PhD and NiCole Buchanan, PhD, and scheduled for Oct. 25-26, 2013, at the MSU Union (Lake Huron Room). 

Visit the Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research to access current and previous MSU Symposia on Multicultural Psychology.

The goal of the 2013 MSU Symposium is to provide a review of the current state of the field and to formulate research needs and identify directions for integrating research and practice in the field of ethnic minority clinical psychology. Leading researchers in the field have been invited as speakers (listed below). 

The plan is to publish the invited presentations from the conference as a volume in the CMPR MSU Symposium Book Series (five volumes) published by the APA. The first volume on Conducting Multinational Organizational Research has been published and the second volume on Occupational Health Disparities among Racial and Ethnic Minorities is in preparation. Registration for the 2013 MSU Symposium can be found at our CMPR website.

Please note that we have obtained support from the Graduate School and all MSU graduate students attending will have their registration fees waived. Questions regarding the Symposium may be directed to the CMPR Director: Frederick Leong. 

Invited speakers:

  • Cheryl Boyce, PhD, National Institute of Health 
  • Beth Boyd, PhD, University of South Dakota
  • Alfiee Breland-Noble, PhD, Georgetown University 
  • NiCole Buchanan, PhD, Michigan State University
  • Guillermo Bernal, PhD, University of Puerto Rico
  • Glorisa Canino, PhD, University of Puerto Rico
  • Melanie Domenech-Rodriguez, PhD, Utah State University
  • Margarita Francia, PhD, University of Puerto Rico
  • Frederick Leong, PhD, Michigan State University
  • Steve Lopez, PhD, University of Southern California
  • Alfonso Martinez Taboas, PhD, University of Puerto Rico
  • Joseph Trimble, PhD, University of Western Washington
  • Nolan Zane, PhD, University of California at Davis

The Third Biennial APA Division 45 Research Conference — June 19-21, 2014, University of Oregon, Ford Alumni Center

The third biennial Div. 45 Conference will be held June 19-21, 2014, at the University of Oregon. The goals of the conference are: (1) the presentation of state-of-the-art research related to the psychological aspects of individuals from all ethnic minority groups within the United States; (2) the professional development of ethnic minority researchers (students and professionals) and (3) greater networking and collaboration among researchers studying ethnic minority issues across various fields of psychology. This is the only conference specifically devoted to research relevant to Div. 45.

The conference co-chairs are Gordon Nagayama Hall, PhD, and Robert Sellers, PhD. The conference will feature outstanding plenary speakers and symposia, as well as preconference workshops for professional development. Confirmed speakers for plenary sessions include:

Race, Ethnicity and Schooling (From the Cradle to College)

  • Margaret Beale Spencer , University of Chicago
  • Tiffany Yip , Fordham University
  • Charles Martinez , University of Oregon
  • Jin Li , Brown University
  • Sandra Graham , UCLA

Ethnic/Racial Identity

  • William Cross , University of Denver
  • Adriana Umaña-Taylor , Arizona State University
  • Moin Syed , University of Minnesota
  • Stephanie Fryberg , University of Arizona
  • Richard Lee , University of Minnesota

The call for proposals will be available in early 2014. Visit the conference website for more information. 

A note about location

The University of Oregon is a mid-sized, tree-lined campus in Eugene, two hours south of Portland. Eugene is quite pleasant in late June, with average temperatures in the mid-70s. The city is known for its outdoor activities, and is proximal to the Oregon coast, the Cascade Mountains, wineries, and breweries. Eugene has a vibrant Saturday Market that sells farm fresh produce, local foods and handcrafted goods. Six airlines service the Eugene Airport with direct flights from several major hubs in the west.

2014 International Symposium on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Scheduled Dec. 1-3, 2013: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

Updated information will soon be available online. Please direct all inquiries to the Symposium Secretariat via email or call (404) 559-6191.

International Symposium on Minority Health and Health Disparities

The 2015 National Multicultural Conference and Summit: Psychology without Borders: Reflecting Within, Reaching Out, Jan. 15-16, 2015, Atlanta | Marriott Marquis

NMCS 2015 welcomes educators, policymakers, researchers and clinicians to reflect on what we have accomplished and consider where we need to go. in the spirit of Sankofa, we will look back to move forward. The summit will provide a welcoming space to explore the question, relative to science, service, training and policy, “what has the multicultural psychology movement not yet accomplished?” programming, including keynotes and difficult dialogues, is designed to provide a safe space to explore this question and seek answers. Join us in 2015 to reflect within and reach out, to remove the borders that limit us and celebrate psychology without borders. 

National Multicultural Conference and Summit: Psychology without Borders: Reflecting Within, Reaching Out 

About the NMCS

The National Multicultural Conference and Summit convene scientists, practitioners, scholars and students, in psychology and related fields to inform and inspire multicultural theory, research and practice. Multiculturalism is envisioned as inclusive of experiences related to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, indigenous heritage, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, social class and socioeconomic status, and other social identities. The NMCS occurs every other year and will occur again in 2015.

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