April 2016 may seem like a long time from now, but the deadline for presentation submissions for the 2016 CPA Convention happening that month has already come and gone! Thankfully, there’s still time to get your poster proposal in — the poster deadline is December 2. The convention will be in Irvine on April 14-17.
To help turn the brilliant idea in your mind into a great poster, CPA has the following guidelines:
“Things we are particular about:
- You must be a doctoral student in psychology or hold a doctorate in psychology to submit a proposal.
- All poster presenters are required to register for the convention at either the student or presenter rate. Students may volunteer in order to be reimbursed for their registration fee.
- All presenters listed on the poster proposal are expected to be present when the poster is presented. If you do not plan to attend the poster presentation please do not include your name on the proposal (this includes faculty).
What is a poster?
A poster is an excellent way to summarize your research or single case studies, or to present a conceptual model or innovative interventions in therapy. It is expected that posters will represent work, research, or projects that have been fully completed before presentation at the convention. Literature reviews and planned research are not appropriate for posters.
Guidelines for Poster Proposals:
- All proposals must be submitted online here
- All presentation submissions MUST be received by midnight, December 2, 2015. This is a firm deadline.
- Proposals from members of CPA will receive preference.
- No presenter may submit more than two poster proposals.
- A poster consists of key information (brief paragraphs, bulleted outlines, diagrams, tables, graphs) presented together. The CPA convention uses 24” x 36” black foam core board set on easels rather than on a bulletin board. The poster needs to fit on this board.
- Most copy or print stores can usually print posters (from a PowerPoint file) for a reasonable cost. Poster can be in color or black and white.
- There must be a primary presenter for each poster proposal. This individual will be the person who will be the main contact for CPA. It will be that person’s responsibility to notify the co-presenters of status and details.
- Those poster presentations selected will be assigned a time either on Friday or Saturday of the convention. Each day there will be a designated time when presenters are expected to be available to discuss their posters.
- All those proposing a poster will be notified of the Committee’s decision in January.”
The California Psychological Association’s student organization, CPAGS, is holding its annual Student Leadership and Advocacy Conference at Alliant University in San Diego on Saturday, November 14 beginning at 8 a.m. Online registration is available until November 8, so go here to do so!
The SLAC introduces students to the importance of advocacy for clinical psychology, avenues for becoming leaders in their field, and role models for other students. The SLAC also offers networking and training opportunities.
This is a unique opportunity to learn how to incorporate advocacy into our work as psychologists-in-training, connect with like-minded students and professionals, or just come see a new opportunity for involvement in the psychological community. There will be ample opportunities to network with students and professionals, including a happy hour social immediately following the conference. Please join us for this incredible day!
Subscribe to the CPAGS listserv for updates on the event. For non-members, consider joining CPAGS before registering for the event. The fee to this event will be lowered and you will become eligible to apply for travel reimbursement!
Registration fee is non-refundable.
Orange County Psychological Association
Happy Hour in Irvine
Monday, November 16, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Taps Fish House and Brewery
13390 Jamboree Rd., Irvine
Los Angeles County Psychological Association
Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychologists (CE Event)
with Keely Kolmes, Ph.D.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles
CPA 2016 Convention
April 14-17, 2016
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.”
2015 Cross Cultural Conference
This one-day event provides opportunities for students to learn about how to work within several diverse environments and with diverse populations. Because CPA strives to address, train, and support all efforts to move towards a more culturally competent and sensitive psychological practice, speakers at this conference are not only well-trained and recognized as competent clinicians in working with various diverse clientele, but the topics presented are geared towards specific clinical, research, and practical issues. For more information about any of these opportunities, please contact the CPAGS Diversity Chair, Amber Apostol at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Time: 9:30 – 4pm
Andrews Banquet Room – Talbot East
Rosemead School of Psychology
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639