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2018 WPA Convention
April 2629, 2018 | Portland, OR

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer

A Career Well Spent:
How I Became a Psychologist
and Why I Will Never Retire

Dr. Quinnett will trace the arc of his career as an undergraduate through his early experiences in clinical psychology and how he followed one path for 30 years only to end up on a different continent for his encore career in public health education. He will describe how personal encounters with suicidal patients, together with his experiences as . . . [More]

Paul Quinnett, PhD
QPR Institute

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FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018

Psi Chi Poster Session
8:00–9:30 a.m., Exhibit Hall
Chair: Elizabeth L. Campbell (Psi Chi Western Regional Vice-President, Whitworth University)


Psi Chi Diversity Speaker
“We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting for”: Critical Consciousness as Change Agent in the Future of Psychology
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Salon C
Speaker: Theodore Burnes (Los Angeles Gender Center)

Chair: Laura Naumann (Nevada State College)
As the needs of social justice movements shift, the need for change-makers with backgrounds in psychology continues to be an urgent need. Given the political, social, and economic crises that are occurring globally, the need for leaders in psychology to possess knowledge, awareness, advocacy, and skills in critical consciousness is paramount. Specifically, there is a demand for emerging researchers, practitioners, and educators of past, present, and future generations to recognize their many intersections of privilege and oppression and foster communication, change, and ally identities.


Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer
A Career Well Spent: How I Became a Psychologist and
Why I Will Never Retire

1:00–2:00 p.m., Salon G
Speaker: Paul Quinnett, QPR Institute
Chair: Elizabeth L. Campbell (Psi Chi Western Regional Vice-President, Whitworth University)


Psi Chi Advisor Social Hour

6:00–7:00 p.m., Portland Room
RSVP Invitation Only
Host: Elizabeth L. Campbell (Psi Chi Western Regional Vice-President, Whitworth University)


SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018

Psi Chi Poster Session
8:00–9:30 a.m., Exhibit Hall
Chair: Elizabeth L. Campbell (Psi Chi Western Regional Vice-President, Whitworth University)


Psi Chi Career Speaker
More Disruption in Higher Education: Students, Skills, and Competencies (Oh My!)
10:00–11:00 a.m., Salon G
Speaker: R. Eric Landrum (Psi Chi President, Boise State University)
Chair: Kyla Rankin (University of California, Riverside)
Researchers in numerous studies have demonstrated the skills gap between what graduating students perceive as their preparedness and what employers judge as new collegiate hires' actual preparedness. Undergraduate and graduate students need to become stronger proponents of their own skills destiny, that is, they need to expect more from their coursework and their instructors regarding the skills gained and practiced during a course. Rather than instructors completely driving course design, students need to be vocal advocates of their own wants and needs, and leverage the power that they may not even know that they possess.

Psi Chi Grad School Session
Tips for Getting Into and Surviving Graduate School
12:00–1:30 p.m., Salon G
Panelists: Laura Naumann (Nevada State College), Jill Yamashita (California State University, Monterey Bay), Kyla Rankin (University of California, Riverside), and Elizabeth L. Campbell (Psi Chi Western Regional Vice-President, Whitworth University)
Chair: Elizabeth L. Campbell (Psi Chi Western Regional Vice-President, Whitworth University)
The panel of speakers with distinct graduate experiences will provide insight about getting into and succeeding in graduate school. Talks will cover a range of topics including suggestions for finding the right program, making the best application, faculty tips for success in graduate school, and life as a graduate student. Ample time will be provided for questions from the audience.


Psi Chi Chapter Exchange and Awards
3:00–4:30 p.m., Salon G
Host: Elizabeth L. Campbell (Psi Chi Western Regional Vice-President, Whitworth University)
Psi Chi annually hosts a chapter exchange for chapters in the Western Region to share their activities and experiences with other chapters. Each chapter at the exchange will be encouraged to speak for about 5 minutes about their goals and activities for the year. Also, various recognition awards will be given during the chapter exchange.



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Bethy Campbell, PhD
Whitworth University
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