Whether you're looking for insights on finishing that dissertation, seeking new opportunities in practice or wondering how to get started in research, the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) has developed a program for you at APA's Annual Convention this August in Chicago.
"Everything a student needs to know about licensure and certification," Thursday, Aug. 22, 9-9:50 a.m. with Thomas J. Vaughn, PhD, Oklahoma State Board of Examiners of Psychologists; Emil Rodolfa, PhD, Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers; Mary Willmuth, PhD, Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards; and Ted Packard, PhD, American Board of Professional Psychology.
"Getting the most out of the APA convention: strategies for graduate students," Thursday, Aug. 22, 10-10:50 a.m., with Lynissa R. Stokes, Massachusetts Mental Health Center; Patrick Bennett, University of Nevada, Reno; Monique Williams, Chicago School of Professional Psychology; Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, University of Rochester, School of Medicine; and Kamala Greene, Boston University.
"How to initiate a mentor relationship in graduate school," Friday, Aug. 23, 9-9:50 a.m., with W. Brad Johnson, PhD, U.S. Naval Academy, and Jennifer M. Huwe, PsyD, Portland Veteran Affairs Medical Center.
"Creative thinking about practice opportunities: preparing for your career," Friday, Aug. 23, 10-11:50 a.m., with Carol Williams, APAGS; Chris Loftis, APAGS; Russ Newman, PhD, JD, APA Practice Directorate; David Nickelson, PsyD, JD, APA Practice Directorate; Lisa Osborn, PsyD, APA Practice Directorate.
"The research process: getting started, finding topics and publishing research," with Cynthia De Vaney Olvey, Argosy University, Phoenix; Judy Primavera, PhD, Fairfield University; Stuart C. Tentoni, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Janet F. Gillespie, PhD, State University of New York, Brockport; and Tara L. Kuther, PhD, Western Connecticut State University.
"Navigating the internship application process: survival strategies from APAGS and APPIC," Friday, Aug. 23, 1-2:50 p.m., with Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine; Joyce Illfelder-Kaye, PhD, Pennsylvania State University; Mitch Prinstein, PhD, Yale University, Emil Rodolfa, PhD, University of California, Davis; and Greg Keilin, PhD, The University of Texas, Austin.
"Prescriptive authority: psychology's next frontier becoming reality," Saturday, Aug. 24, 1-2:50 p.m., with Cindy De Vaney Olvey, Argosy University, Phoenix; Patrick DeLeon, PhD, JD, APA Past-president; Anita Brown, PhD, Hampton University; Jack G. Wiggins Jr. PhD, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Ronald E. Fox, PhD, The Consulting Group, A Division of HRC.
"Strategies to successfully complete your dissertation," Sunday, Aug. 25, 9-9:50 a.m., with Allison B. Miller, PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago, and Marina Tolou-Shams, University of Illinois, Chicago.
"The impact of trauma/disaster, gender and substance use on professional development and self-care practices," Sunday, Aug. 25, 10-11:50 a.m., with Diana Salvador, Rutgers University, Carol Williams, APAGS, Ronald Levant, EdD, Nova Southeastern University and APA's Board of Directors; Judith Kovach, PhD, Southfield Psychological Resources; and Anne Pratt, PhD, Traumatic Stress Institute.
"Up close and personal: Field, Wasserman and Saffran: a conversation hour," Sunday, Aug. 25, 1-5 p.m., with Thomas K. Burdenski Jr., APA Science Student Council; Jenny R. Saffran, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Tiffany M. Field, PhD, University of Miami School of Medicine; and Edward A. Wasserman, PhD, The University of Iowa, Iowa City.
To register, visit the APA Convention Web site.