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2016 EPA Convention
March 3–5, 2016 | Marriott Marquis | New York, NY

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecture

Recent Advances in the Understanding and Prediction of Suicidal Behavior

In his talk, Professor Nock will describe recent findings from epidemiologic studies on the prevalence, characteristics, and risk factors for suicidal behavior, behavioral studies on psychological processes associated with self-injurious and suicidal behavior, and clinic-based studies aimed at improving the prediction of suicidal behavior. 

Matthew K. Nock, PhD

Harvard University (MA)


THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer
Recent Advances in the Understanding and Prediction
of Suicidal Behavior

6:00–7:20 p.m., Westside Ballroom Salons 1 & 2
Matthew Nock (Harvard University)

FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016

Undergraduate Posters I
7:00–7:50 a.m., Westside Ballroom Salons 3 & 4

Psi Chi Workshop
EPA 101: Getting the Most Out of Your Attendance at EPA
8:009:00 a.m., Wilder
Chair: Vincent Prohaska (Lehman College, CUNY)
This session, designed for first-time EPA attendees, provides tips for maximizing the EPA experience. Suggestions for declaring what sessions to attend, how to network (geared to students), and avoiding conference overload will be included.

Psi Chi Symposium
Everything You Wanted to Know About Being a Psi Chi Advisor
11:00 a.m.–12:20 p.m., Wilder
Chair: Alvin Wang (University of Central Florida); Presenters: Linda Jones (Belmont University); Mercedes McCormick (Pace University); Natasha Otto (Morgan State University); Maria Parmley (Assumption College); Natasha Segool (University of Hartford); Deborah Harris O'Brien (Psi Chi Eastern Regional Vice-President, Trinity Washington University)
A panel of current Psi Chi advisors from a variety of types of institutions, large and small, public and private, will share information about how to be a successful Psi Chi faculty advisor. Questions from new faculty advisors, or those considering becoming a faculty advisor, will be answered.


Psi Chi Poster Session
12:301:50 p.m., Westside Ballroom Salons 3 & 4

Psi Chi Workshop
Writing a Results Oriented and Relevant Resume
for Psychology Students

2:003:20 p.m., Wilder
Chair: Ronald G. Shapiro (Ronald G. Shapiro, LLC); Panelists: Ronald G. Shapiro (Ronald G. Shapiro, LLC); Paul Hettich (DePaul University)
There is an art to making your resume ROAR (Results Oriented And Relevant) so that you will be offered interviews for the best jobs available for people with your expertise and interests. Professor Emeritus Paul Hettich and EPA Fellow Ron Shapiro, who spent most of his career in industry, will present guidelines for developing a great resume and optimally presenting your school (e.g., Psi Chi) experiences. Optionally, bring your resume for a quick review.

Psi Chi Symposium
Vision 2020: Psi Chi's Strategic Plan and What it Means for You
3:304:30 p.m., Wilder
Chair: Deborah Harris O'Brien (Trinity Washington University; Psi Chi Eastern Regional Vice-President); Presenters: Deborah Harris O'Brien (Trinity Washington University; Psi Chi Eastern Regional Vice-President); Martha S. Zlokovich (Psi Chi Executive Director); Daniel P. Corts (Psi Chi President; Augustana College); Jon Grahe (Psi Chi President-Elect; Pacific Lutheran University)
Anticipating the 90th anniversary of Psi Chi, members of the Board of Directors present the recent strategic plan of the Honor Society. The revised mission statement, "Recognizing and promoting excellence in the science and application of psychology," reflects initiatives for our multiple constituencies. These include increased and streamlined funding for both undergraduate and graduate students, enhanced opportunities for faculty advisors, and new resources for career development and making the transition from school to the workplace.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016

Undergraduate Posters II
7:00–7:50 a.m., Westside Ballroom Salons 3 & 4

Psi Chi Workshop
Preparing for Graduate School in Psychology: Mini-Workshop I
11:00 a.m.–12:20 p.m., Marquis C
Chair: John C. Norcross (University of Scranton); Panelists: John C. Norcross (University of Scranton); Susan Krauss Whitbourne (University of Massachusetts); Thomas P. Hogan (University of Scranton)
This mini-workshop draws on accumulated wisdom, literature reviews, and recent studies to prepare students for applying to graduate school in psychology. Designed for both prospective graduate students and faculty advisors, the panelists will present strategies on preparing for admission requirements, acquiring research and practical experiences, and selecting compatible graduate programs. Handouts adapted from Graduate Study in Psychology, the Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, and the Complete Guide to Graduate School Admission will supplement the presentations.

Psi Chi Workshop
Applying to Graduate School in Psychology: Mini-Workshop II
12:301:50 p.m., Marquis C
Chair: John C. Norcross (University of Scranton); Panelists: John C. Norcross (University of Scranton); Thomas P. Hogan (University of Scranton); Susan Krauss Whitbourne (University of Massachusetts)
This mini-workshop draws on research studies and faculty experience to provide evidence-based advice on applying to graduate school in psychology. The panelists will present anxiety-reducing strategies for completing graduate applications, securing letters of recommendation, writing personal statements, mastering the admission interview, and making final decisions. Handouts adapted from the Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, the Complete Guide to Graduate School Admission, and APA online modules supplement the presentations.

Psi Chi Symposium
Getting Psyched About Psi Chi: Ideas for Invigorating Your Chapter
2:003:00 p.m., Marquis C
Chair: Jeff Kukucka (Towson University); Presenters: Antonia Santoro, Kimberly Cates, Savanah Clark, Julie Blandford, Perri Hooper, and Jeff Kukucka (Towson University)
The Towson University (Maryland) chapter officers and faculty advisor share their experiences in maintaining an active, successful Psi Chi chapter. Issues of recruitment of new members, fund-raising, campus-wide activities, and service projects will be included.

Psi Chi Awards Ceremony and Reception
3:304:20 p.m., Marquis C
Chair: Deborah Harris O'Brien (Psi Chi Eastern Regional Vice-President; Trinity Washington University)
Psi Chi members and faculty advisors are invited to attend a reception and ceremony honoring students who received Eastern Regional Research Awards and Travel Grants. Following that, enjoy some psychology games and prizes!










 


 

 

 

Deborah Harris-O'Brien, PhD
Trinity Washington University
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EASTERN REGION
Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Republic of Ireland,  Egypt, Russia

STEERING COMMITTEE
Danyelle Green
Howard University (DC)

Richard Harnish, PhD
Penn State, Kensington

Ebony Iyanna Abraham
University of Maryland,
Baltimore County

Natasha Otto, PhD
Morgan State University, MD

Maria Parmley, PhD
Assumption College (MA)

Natasha Segool, PhD
University of Hartford (CT)


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