APAGS Highlights from the 2012 APA Annual Convention
‘Women Supporting Women’ Mentoring Event
The APAGS session “Women Supporting Women: Mentoring Between APAGS and Eminent Psychologists” was held in the APAGS Suite. At this recurring mentoring session, students benefit from hearing the personal stories of eminent psychologists and are often able to establish long-term mentoring relationships. APAGS thanks the mentors who participated in this session:
Jane Halonen, PhD, University of West Florida
Rose Huber, PhD, licensed psychologist
Bonnie Strickland, PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Janet Thomas, PsyD, licensed psychologist
Wendy Williams, PhD, Berea College
Melanie Domenech Rodriguez, PhD, Utah State University
Guillermo Bernal, PhD, University of Puerto Rico
Yolanda Flores Niemann, University of North Texas
APAGS Howl at the Moon Social
More than 350 graduate students and their friends attended the APAGS Howl at the Moon Social.
APAGS provided food and drink tickets, and the staff at Howl at the Moon provided the fun and entertainment, with dueling pianos and singers playing songs requested by the audience. There was plenty of dancing and mingling, and the staff at Howl at the Moon even wrote a song about surviving grad school.
This was definitely one of APAGS most successful social events and we look forward to topping it next year in Hawaii.
Food for Thought Breakfast
Each morning of the convention, APAGS hosted Food for Thought Breakfasts in the APAGS Suite. These sessions consisted of a 30-minute breakfast followed by a 50-minute informal discussion with an eminent psychologist. APAGS thanks the following presenters for speaking this year:
Cheryl Boyce, PhD, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Philip Zimbardo, PhD, Stanford University
Jeffrey Barnett, PhD, Loyola University-Maryland
The Internship Series is a set of sessions hosted by APAGS to help graduate students prepare for securing a psychology internship. With four sessions in this series, each focused on a different aspect of the application process, including:
A two-part practical workshop for applying to internship.
A discussion hour with the chair of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) in which students could ask questions about applying for internship or the Match II.
APAGS also hosted an Internship Meet and Greet where students met with internship training directors from sites around the country.
APAGS thanks the following presenters for participating in this year’s Internship Series:
Greg Keilin, PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Mitch Prinstein, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Eugene D’Angelo, PhD, Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital