April 2016 may seem like a long time from now, but the deadline for presentation submissions for the California Psychological Association Convention that month is right around the corner! The convention will be in Irvine on April 14-17, and the presentation proposal deadline is August 30. The poster proposal deadline will be a later date to be announced.
To help guide your thoughts about how to translate the great idea in your mind into an amazing presentation, CPA has the following advice:
“(1) Be sure that you consider implications for a multicultural patient population, including racial and ethnic or cultural diversity, disabilities, gender, sexual orientation, spirituality, developmental life-span and other special population elements, on individuals. We welcome proposals that illustrate the effective integration of research and practice.
(2) Consider how you will present your information in an interactive format that will engage your audience in a meaningful way. Our attendees do not appreciate a presentation heavily dependent on lecture and PowerPoint slides, so please keep that in mind. They do appreciate information based on your significant experience and expertise.
(3) Consider how you will demonstrate the application of your information to work settings of psychologists; think in terms of what the attendees will walk away with that they can use with their patients, students, or in their particular work setting.
We welcome proposals on a wide range of topics related to clinical practice, training and education, public service, the role of psychology in social justice, technology as it relates to psychology, and applications of psychology beyond the clinical setting such as sports, organizations, conflict resolution, and other non-clinical environments.”