Among the highlights:
  • “Food for Thought Breakfasts.” Each morning of the convention, APAGS provides breakfast and informal discussions with eminent psychologists in the APAGS Suite. This year’s speakers include Susan McDaniel, PhD; Beverly Greene, PhD; Daniel Dodgen, PhD; and Susan Goldin-Meadow, PhD. Breakfasts are from 7:30–8 a.m.; discussions are from 8–8:50 a.m.

  • “Making the Most of APA Convention for Graduate Students.” Participant: Frank Farley, PhD. Aug. 4, 9–9:50 a.m.

  • “Women Supporting Women: Mentoring between APAGS and Eminent Psychologists.” Participants: Karen Kersting and Carol Williams-Nickelson, PsyD. Aug. 4, 2–3:50 p.m.

  • “Flying Solo.” Attending the convention alone? Looking to make new connections? Come to the APAGS Flying Solo social to meet other APAGS members who are interested in networking. Mingle, enjoy good food and make some new friends. Aug. 4, 6–6:50 p.m.

  • “Googling, Twittering and Poking: Helping Psychologists Take Advantage of Web 2.0 and the APAGS New Media Resource Guide.” Participants: Ali Mattu and Ryan Landoll. Aug. 4, noon–12:50 p.m.

  • “Student Publishing: Why It Matters. Author and Review Tips, and One Stepping-Stone Training Approach.” Participants: Michael Scullin, Jessica Harlem-Siegel, William Somerville and Jennifer Doran. Aug 5, 10–10:50 a.m.

  • “Grant Writing for Graduate Students: Who, Why and How?” Participants: Rachel Millstein, Megan Smith, Luis Medina, Vanessa Malcarne, PhD, Michael Scullin and Amanda Kraha. Aug. 6, 9–9:50 a.m.

  • “Military Transitions: From Veteran to Psychology Graduate Student and from Civilian to Military Psychologist.” Participants: Kirtan Stoute and Corey Habben, PsyD. Aug. 7, 9–9:50 a.m.

In addition, be sure to attend the Internship Series. APAGS has put together a special series for students who are — or soon will be — applying for a psychology internship. These sessions will provide guidance on the APPIC application and match process and detailed information on all aspects of the application process. The series includes:

  • Internship Workshop I, Aug. 5, 8–9:50 a.m.
  • Internship Workshop II, Aug. 5, 10–11:50 a.m.
  • Conversation Hours with the APPIC Chair, Aug. 6, 3–3:50 p.m.
  • APAGS Internship Meet and Greet with Training Directors, Aug. 6, 1–1:50 p.m.

To register for APA’s Annual Convention, go to convention website.

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