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2015 Association for Women in Psychology National Conference

San Francisco, CA | March 5-8, 2015

 Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal. We  have filled all of our program spots for this conference. Please view our program by clicking here:

2015 Conference Program

Conference Theme

Restorative justice within a feminist psychological context is the theme of the 2015 AWP conference. Restorative justice is an approach to repairing communities after a crime in which survivors, offenders, and community members decide on ways to move forward and heal. Restorative justice emphasizes ways for survivor’s voices to be heard and offenders to be accountable and make amends. At AWP 2015, we hope to explore how feminists can learn more about restorative justice as well as build skills in restorative justice work. We also seek to explore ways the spirit of restorative justice may be applied to multiple topics of interest to feminist scholars.

All submissions relevant to feminist psychology will be accepted but we are particularly interested in those connected to our theme. Proposals broaching the topics of how feminists can help engage in restorative justice through healing and rebuilding communities through therapy, research, advocacy, and social change are invited. Proposals that encourage collaborating with each other, learning from multiple cultural perspectives, challenging privileges, leaning into tensions around the theme of restorative justice, and navigating our intersecting identities as we engage in restorative justice work are of particular interest.

Program Descriptions

Poster

A Poster submission is an informal and visually inviting presentation of an individual study or project, which includes relevant graphs, tables, and/or pictures. Individual posters are grouped together by the program review committee around similar themes. Presenters must be available for discussion of their work at the poster session and are urged to have copies of the paper available for distribution. (Time = 60-90 minutes)

Paper

A Paper submission is a formal presentation of theoretical issues, research data, clinical case material, treatment methods, program descriptions, and other related content. More interactive presentations are preferred. Presenters are urged to have copies of papers available for distribution. Individual papers are grouped together by the program review committee around similar themes. (Time = 60-90 minutes for grouped paper session)

PreConference Training Workshop

Pre-conference Training Workshops are interactive mini-courses designed to provide extended learning experiences and professional development in a specific area. They encompass various topics of interest and normally carry continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, and other professionals. Pre-conference workshops providing hands-on learning about restorative justice work within diverse communities are of particular interest.

Pre-conference Training Workshops will be scheduled for Thursday March 5th. Half-day workshops are either 8 am – 12 pm or 1 – 5 pm; full-day workshops are 8am – 5 pm with a one hour lunch break. Proposals must include at least 3 Learning Objectives and a brief Curriculum Vitae (CV) for each presenter in order to be eligible for CE credits and to be considered for acceptance. For workshops awarding CE credits, stated contact hours must be strictly observed. Separate fees are charged for Pre-conference Training Workshops. Presenters receive a portion of workshop attendee fees. (Time = 4 hours or 8 hours).

Structured Discussion

Facilitated group discussions are designed to bring together those working on similar problems, issues, or concepts to discuss new ideas and to engage in problem-solving. Presenters briefly introduce their ideas and facilitate audience participation. Structured discussions allowing for dialogue around multicultural and social justice themes, specifically around restorative justice are encouraged. (Time = 60-90 minutes)

Symposium

Symposium presentations are made by 2-3 participants on some problem or issue, designed to inform about a topic of interest. Presentations should include related individual papers or presentations offering different perspectives. Organizers must allow time for discussion and questions from the audience. (Time = 60-90 minutes)

Workshop

Workshops are in-depth interactive training session designed to share skills, knowledge, and/or experience in research, issue-oriented, or learning/practice areas. Workshops should target a specific audience such as experienced clinicians, teachers, graduate students, or other identifiable groups. Workshops allowing for dialogue around multicultural and social justice themes, specifically around restorative justice are encouraged. (Time = 60-90 minutes

Program Submission Criteria

APA Publication format (6th edition) is required for all submissions. You will also need to supply the name and contact information for each presenter.

Paper/Poster

All paper and poster submissions should consist of a 300-word abstract to be used for anonymous review and a 50-word abstract to be included in the program booklet.

Pre-Conference Training Workshop

Pre-Conference Workshops submissions should consist of a 300-word abstract to be used for anonymous review. In addition, please include a 50-word abstract to be included in the program booklet. For Pre-Conference workshops you will also need to supply the following:

  • Title: 15 word limit
  • Duration: Select 4 or 8 hours
  • Full name, degree, address, email, telephone number, affiliations, and CV of all presenters.
  • In addition to CV please provide educational background, current primary affiliation & position, number of years in position, relevant experience and qualifications for providing this training, publications in the last 5 years related to this topic, previous presentations on this topic, professional employment or experience related to this topic of all presenters.
  • You must also submit 3-4 APA style learning objectives for 4 hour workshops and 6-8 learning objectives for 8 hour workshops. Learning objectives, or learning outcomes, are statements that clearly describe what the learner will know or be able to do as a result of having attended an educational program or activity. Learning objectives must be observable and measurable. Each objective should complete the following sentence: “At the end of this session, attendees will be able to: ______.”
Verbs to consider when writing learning objectives: Verbs to avoid when writing learning objectives
list, describe, recite, writecompute, discuss, explain, predictapply, demonstrate, prepare, useanalyze, design, select, utilizecompile, create, plan, reviseassess, compare, rate, critique know, understandlearn, appreciatebecome aware of, become familiar with

http://www.apa.org/ed/sponsor/about/standards/manual.pdf

Structured Discussion/Workshop/Symposium

All structured discussion or workshop submissions should consist of a 300-word abstract to be used for anonymous review and a 50-word abstract to be included in the program booklet. All symposia submissions should consist of a 50-word general description/ abstract to be included in the program as well as a 150-word abstract for each presentation/presenter to be used for anonymous review.

Submission Instructions

DEADLINE EXTENDED: All proposals must be submitted by 11:59pm PST on November 1st, 2014.

Submissions are accepted at our webportal:

https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/AWP2015

You will need to create a new account in order to submit your proposal. This is our first year using this system, so there are no pre-existing accounts.


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