Call for programs: National Multicultural Conference and Summit

Conference coordinators are seeking proposals on a range of topics by May 4 for the event focusing on transforming multicultural psychology.

The National Multicultural Conference and Summit (NMCS) is accepting proposals for symposia, workshops, conversations, difficult dialogues and posters through May 4 for its 2013 event.

Proposals may address theory, research, practice, education, training and advocacy/policy issues. All proposals will be peer-reviewed with attention given to a balance of topics, diversity dimensions, emphasis areas and applied aspects (e.g., psychological assessment and therapeutic interventions). Proposals will be rated in part by how they relate to the conference theme and include the intersection of identities or multiple identities. Proposals for individual papers will not be accepted.

Successful proposals will address aspects of the 2013 NMCS theme, Transforming Multicultural Psychology: Engagement, Renewal and Action across Generations, or its primary objectives:

  • To transform multicultural psychology through education, policy, practice, research, theory and training. 

  • To encourage dialogue across generations and renew commitment to multicultural psychology. 

  • To engage as change agents, developing strategies toward shared goals of social justice. 

  • To create an inclusive atmosphere of support by offering networking and informal mentoring opportunities. 

  • To recognize and honor pioneers in multicultural psychology.

Proposals can be submitted through the NMCS website. All conference proposals must adhere to APA Style and ethical guidelines. APA and many of its divisions are sponsors of the conference and summit.