The Society for the Psychological Study of Masculinity and Men, Division 51, American Psychological Association
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  Divisional Programming at APA convention in New Orleans

News from the Program Director: Aaron Rochlen, Ph.D.

 We have an exciting set of Division 51 sponsored programs, posters, workshops, and social hours for the upcoming conference at APA!  Without a doubt, this will definitely be a special and unique experience in New Orleans. As program director, I would highly encourage any and all people who are “on the fence” to make the trip.  While the full Division 51 can be downloaded from our website, below are a few highlighted programs and events:

Division 35 and 51 Joint Social Hour

This event sponsored by Sloan Publishing and DV 35 and 51 will not be in the convention guide -  so please help spread the word!  What it will be, however, is a fantastic time to network with members from both divisions.

When: Thursday August 10, 7:00-8:30 pm.

Where: Ernst Cafe, 600 South Peters (3 blocks from the Hilton) Appetizers Provided.


Division 51 Invited Address: Eric Hipple: NFL Quarterback Turned Mental Health Advocate:


Former Detroit Lions NFL quarterback, Eric Hipple, will be our invited speaker. This program is also being co-sponsored by the APA president, Gerald Koocher, who will be awarding Mr. Hipple with a presidential citation. Mr Hipple, now a consultant with the Michigan Depression Center, will share his experiences in the community discussing adolescent depression and suicide prevention. The topic is very close to Mr. Hipple as after completing a successful NFL career, he lost his son to suicide. Mr. Hipple will also be discussing his experience serving as a consultant to the NFL, helping transition players from football into the community.

When: 8/11 Fri: 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Where: Morial Convention Center, Meeting Rooms 235 and 236


Division 51 Social Hour: Members, New Members, Students, & Friends

Don’t miss our always fun and active social hour. This is one of our major expenses of the conference and a great way to connect with other members and invite in new potential enthusiasts!

When: 8/12 Sat: 5:00 PM - 6:50 PM

Where: New Orleans Marriott Hotel Balcony J


Teaching the Psychology of Men Continuing Education Workshop

This workshop, quickly turning into a classic, is a MUST attend if you have any potential interest in teaching a course or other programs on the psychology of men. 

When: 8/11 Fri: 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Where: New Orleans Marriott Hotel



Other division sponsored symposiums and programs include:

(See full APA Program or See Guide for locations and further details)

Muscularity-Oriented Body Image Issues in Men

            Chair: Donald R. McCreary, PhD                   8/10 Thu: 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Men in Love 

            Chair:  David Shepard, Ph.D.                       8/10 Thu: 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Division 51 Poster Hour                                        8/10 Thu: 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

African American Fathers

            Chair: Michael Connor, Ph.D.                     8/10 Thu: 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Why Should Female Therapists Care About Men’s Issues?

            Chair: Holly B. Sweet, Ph.D.                      8/10 Thu: 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Critical Incidents in a Men’s Therapy Group

            Chair:       Fredric E. Rabinowitz, PhD                  8/11 Fri: 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM 

             Mark A. Stevens, PhD

Gender Role Conflict Research and Diversity

            Chair:       James M. O'Neil, PhD                    8/11 Fri: 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM

                  Glenn E. Good, PhD

Emotion Focused Therapy with Men (Leslie Greenberg):

            Chair: David Shepard, Ph.D.                          8/11 Fri: 4:00 – 4:50PM

Presidential Address: Larry Beer, Ph.D.                   8/11 Fri: 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM

Qualitative and Clinical Perspectives on Depression in Men

            Chair:  Sam Cochran                                    8/12 Sat: 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Toward a Positive Psychology of Boys, Men, and Mascularity

            Chair:  Mark S. Kiselica, Ph.D.                      8/12 Sat: 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Debates and Controversies in a Pro-Feminist Men's Organization

            Chair: Gary R. Brooks, Ph.D.                        8/12 Sat: 12:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Division 51, Business Hour

            Chair:   Sam V. Cochran, Ph.D.                    8/12 Sat: 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM

University of Oregon’s Men’s Center Overview

            Chair: Jon A. Davies, PhD                           8/13 Sun: 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Men and Mental Health Services: Issues, Understanding, and Successful Treatment

            Chair: Lisa Kearney, Ph.D.                         8/13 Sun: 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Men, Gender, and Double Binds: Addressing Shadow Issues

            Chair: Joan I. Rosenberg, Ph.D.                 8/13 Sun: 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM


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  Edited by: Mitchell Hicks, PhD