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Mark your calendars: The SASP Student Research Forum at APA in Orlando

The Student Research Forum, designed specifically for school psychology graduate students, provides an opportunity to learn from and network with colleagues in the field

The Student Research Forum occurring at the Annual APA Convention, on August 2, 2012 in Orlando, Fla., is designed specifically for school psychology graduate students and provides an opportunity to learn from and network with colleagues in the field. Before we go any further, you might be asking yourself, “Wait, what happened to the SASP miniconvention?” or “What is the SASP Student Research Forum?”, and the answer is they are the same thing. SASP has decided to give the “mini-convention” a facelift, which started with a name change to the more appropriate SASP Student Research Forum.

So what can you expect if you attend? Well for starters, the Student Research Forum will be a total of three-hour programming that will feature activities geared at providing students with opportunities and resources relevant to them as well as a chance to network with other Division 16 and SASP members. The forum will feature a keynote address given by Dr. Michael Furlong of the University of California Santa Barbara. Based on SASP member feedback, Dr. Furlong was chosen to provide a presentation on Positive Psychology and Strength-Based Assessment. Additionally, the forum will have student poster presentations where graduate students will display their work on topics such as Cyberbullying, Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools and Teen Dating Violence. You can also look forward to a presentation on applying for APPIC internships by Dr. Susan Swearer of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and codirector of Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with members of Division 16 and SASP as well as your 2012 SASP Executive Board. Additionally, updates on SASP activities and presentation of this year’s SASP Diversity Scholarship awards will take place. Last, but not least, refreshments will be provided!

Mark Your Calendars

Thursday, August 2, 2012
  • SASP Forum Part I: 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
    Convention Center, Room W303A (Level III)

  • SASP Forum Part II: 1 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
    Convention Center, Room W304H (Level III)