Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Events

The Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) is sponsoring a variety of programming at APA's 2014 Annual Convention. Highlights of selected programs are listed below.

Wednesday, Aug. 6 - Thursday, Aug. 7

New Fellows’ Professional Development Workshop
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Renaissance Hotel, MFP Suite

Friday, Aug. 8

MFP Fellows and Alumni Networking Breakfast
8:00 – 9:50 a.m. | Renaissance Hotel, MFP Suite
The purpose of this meeting is to foster continued networking with other fellows and to discuss MFP’s future.

MFP Symposium: New Directions in Ethnic Minority Research
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. | Washington Convention Center, Room 156
Chair: Andrew T. Austin-Dailey, MDiv, MS, director, APA Minority Fellowship Program
Discussant: Veronique Thompson, PhD (NCSPP Liaison), The Wright Institute
Participants: Maria Cristina Cruza-Guet, PhD, postdoctoral fellow for the Program for Recovery and Community Health “A Longitudinal Analysis of the Relationship between Social Support and Psychological Distress among Hispanic Elders in Miami, FL”; Carlos Valiente, PhD, associate professor, T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics Arizona State University “The Roles of Social and Emotional Processes in Children's Early Academic Success”

MFP Achievement Awards, Poster Session, and Social Hour - Celebrate MFP's 40th Anniversary 
6:00 – 7:50 p.m. | Renaissance Washington, D.C. Hotel, Renaissance Ballroom West
This is a great networking opportunity for you to meet many MFP alumni and ethnic minority psychologists.

Saturday, Aug. 9

MFP Breakfast for Faculty
8:00 – 9:50 a.m. | Renaissance Hotel, MFP Suite
This is a time for advisors, chairs, and training directors of currently funded MFP fellows to learn about the MFP process and discuss program issues.

MFP Special Interest Symposium: Toward a More Comprehensive Understanding of Violence against Communities of Color
2:00 – 2:50 p.m. | Washington Convention Center, Room 140A
Chair: Janeece Warfield, PhD, director of Early Childhood Services, Wright State University
Presenters: Richard M. Lee, PhD, professor, department of psychology at the University of Minnesota “Toward an Understanding of a Diasporic Identity”; Nicole M. Monteiro, PhD, department of psychology, University of University of Botswana “The Psychology of Mass Violence”; Kevin L. Nadal, PhD, associate professor of psychology, acting director, Forensic Mental Health Counseling Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice “Violence towards Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People of Color: Implications for Psychology”