Save the dates

Upcoming conventions, conferences, meetings and APA Convention sessions

1. Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Multiple Diversities in the New Millennium
May 6, 2011
George Washington University, Washington, DC
Please e-mail Dr. Richard Ruth for further information.

Information: In honor of Dr.  Dorothy Holmes as she prepares to retire from academic life at the end of the current academic year, The Center for Professional Psychology at The George Washington University is pleased to announce a national conference on current advances in diversity and psychodynamic psychology. Registration is required for participation in CE courses. Keynote speakers include: Salman Akhtar, MD, Supervising and Training Analyst, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, & Professor of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical College; Kimberlyn Leary, PhD, MPA, Chief Psychologist, Cambridge Health Alliance, & Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Dorothy E.  Holmes, PhD, ABPP, Supervising and Training Analyst, Baltimore-Washington Institute and Society, Professor of Clinical Psychology, The George Washington University, & Program Director and Director of Clinical Training and Center Clinic.

2. Unsettling Feminisms, Disrupting the Centers, Dismantling Oppression, Transforming Social Work
May 22-24, 2011
Chicago, IL

Information: The Board of Directors of Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work and Jane Addams College of Social Work will sponsor a gathering at the University of Chicago Conference Center.  Practitioners, activists, educators, students, and researchers are invited to participate in an multidisciplinary un-conference. Though similar to a conference, an un-conference supports a transformative vision of feminist social work practice.

3. 19th Biennial conference of the Society for Research on the Menstrual Cycle (SMCR)
June 2-4, 2011
Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Information: Conference Coordinator: Dr.  Peggy Stubbs

4. Hardy Girls’ Summer Institute 2011
June 8 10, 2011
Colby College; Waterville, Maine

Information: What do girls need to thrive? How do we work with girls to create a better world? Get answers, not only from acclaimed experts in girls’ development, but from teen girls themselves.

This revolutionary event weaves together the inspirational theories and proven methods of Dr. Lyn Mikel Brown, Carol Gilligan, Janie Ward, and others with intergenerational dialogue and practice. For more information, contact Hardy Girls Healthy Women at (207) 861-8131 or visit the Hardy Girls Healthy Women website. 

Wednesday, June 8 

  • Confronting the Cultural and Media Landscape 

  • Hardiness Theory and Practice 

  • Doing Our Own Work 

  • Personal Project Visions

Thursday, June 9 

  • Morning Yoga 

  • Developing Muse Relationships 

  • Listening To and Learning From Teen Girls 

  • Practicing Courage: Working Together

Friday, June 10 

  • Visions for Our Work and Practice 

  • Developing Personal and Community Action Plans 

  • Presenting to One Another 

  • Sharing Tools for Creating Change

5. Reporting From the Front Line: A Transdisciplinary Conference on Gender
June 9, 2011
UWE, Bristol, UK

Information: The conference seeks to create a transdisciplinary dialogue that maps the cutting edges in gender studies research, practice and activism. In line with our transdisciplinary theme we invite submissions from researchers, across the social sciences, arts and humanities and from practitioners and activists concerned with gender and in/equality issues.

6. National Sexual Assault Conference
September 14-16, 2011
Baltimore, MD

Information: The National Sexual Assault Conference is a two-and-a-half-day, advocacy-based conference providing advanced training opportunities and information regarding sexual violence intervention and prevention.

7. Gender and Climate Change: Women, Research and Action International Conference
September 15-16, 2011
Prato, Italy

Information: Gender and Climate Change is an international conference that will seek to bring together the latest research in key areas of gender and climate change, to highlight impacts of climate change on women, and to draw together a body of knowledge for input into the 2011 United Nations Framework Convention (COP 17) and the Earth Summit 2012.

8. International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference: “Health, Emotion, and Relationships (HER)” October 20-22, 2011
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Information: The conference will highlight research that focuses on the intersections/boundaries of health psychology, affective science, and relationship research.  Invited speakers include Burt Uchino, Mark Whisman, and Linda Luecken. The conference will also include a New Scholar’s Workshop and a workshop on Methods for Analyzing Relationship Data.

9. National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence
March 29-31, 2012
San Francisco Marriott Marquis San Francisco, CA

Information: The Family Violence Prevention Fund’s Sixth National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence will be held March 29-31, 2012 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.  The National Conference provides valuable professional education on the latest research and innovative health prevention and clinical responses to domestic violence. Co-chaired by 35 organizations, including the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), the gathering has been hailed as “the best violence related conference” in the country and is expected to draw more than 1,000 participants from around the world. Specialized half and full-day pre-conference institutes will be held on March 29th followed by the two-day conference, March 30th-31st.  The conference includes an exhibit hall for vendors.

Who should attend: physicians, physician assistants, dentists, nurses, nurse midwives, mental and behavioral health providers, social workers, health professional students, health policy leaders, advocates for victims of domestic violence and others.

10. PsySR Conference "Transforming a World in Crisis: The Role of Socially Responsible Psychology"
Call For Papers Closed
July 14–16, 2011
Boston-Brookline, MA

Information: In a relaxed and interactive environment, conference participants will examine the many crises in today’s world and explore the roles that socially responsible psychology can play in promoting positive social change. We’re anticipating a very special conference, one that will provide an unusual opportunity to learn together while building a stronger and broader community committed to shared social change work.
Questions about the conference? Please e-mail all inquiries.