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Rocky Mountain Regional Convention
2019 RMPA Convention 
April 4–6, 2019 | Denver Marriott Tech Center | Denver, CO

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer

Back to the Future: Exploring Psychology’s Past, Reimagining Psychology’s Future

Looking back into psychology’s past helps us to rethink our current understanding of psychology and society. It also encourages us to imagine and shape different futures for our field. Using examples from the collections of the Archives of the History of American Psychology and the National Museum of Psychology, I explore how objects, stories, people, and ideas from psychology’s past can prompt us to become more engaged with our subject matter, enable us to think about it from new perspectives, and give us room to consider how our field might be different in the future.

Cathy Faye, PhD Cummings Center for the History of Psychology

This year at RMPA, Psi Chi is pleased to announce that our President-Elect Regan A. R. Gurung, PhD (University of Wisconsin–Green Bay) will serve as the RMPA Convention Kick-Off Speaker on Thursday, April 4 at 5 p.m. Dr. Gurung’s talk entitled “Wearing Out Your Welcome: Clothing, Prejudice, and Sexism” will be held in Evergreen Ballroom D. Learn more about his research or tune in to his TEDx Talk HERE.  

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Preconference Psi Chi Service Project
8:00–11:30 a.m. | Main Lobby
Elizabeth List (Northwest Nazarene University)

Psi Chi Workshop
Ten tips for student success at conventions

1:00–1:50 p.m. | Pikes Peak
Presenters: Bethany Fleck Dillen (Metro State University), Aaron Richmond (Metro State University)
Convention attendance is a valuable student experience that contributes towards reaching future academic and career goals.  This student-oriented session will provide students with 10 tips for success at RMPA. We will work on setting goals, self-confidence, handshakes, building relationships, and convention etiquette.

Psi Chi Symposium
Self-care strategies for undergraduate and graduate students

3:00–3:50 p.m. | Pikes Peak
Xiaomeng Xu (Idaho State University), Jennifer Grewe (Utah State University)

Many students struggle with finding a good balance between demands of school, personal life, health, and other obligations. This interactive session will focus on student well-being and include time-management and self-care activities. Participants will leave with strategies, a self-care plan, and additional ideas that can be implemented immediately and/or in the future. 

Psi Chi Graduate School Panel
Getting into Grad School and Surviving Once You Get There

4:00–4:50 p.m. | Pikes Peak
Panelists: Danielle Cummings (Idaho State University), Megan Golson (Utah State University), William Hynes (Idaho State University), Ahva Mozafari (Idaho State University), and Emily Speed (Utah State University, Moderator)

Join us for a panel discussion with current psychology and neuroscience graduate students to discuss the challenges and events associated with graduate school: experiences with applying and receiving acceptance to graduate school, tips for surviving and thriving once there, and general advice for those interested in applying to graduate school in the future. 

Friday, April 5, 2019

8:30–9:30 a.m. | Registration Area

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer
Back to the Future: Exploring Psychology’s Past, Reimagining Psychology’s Future

9:10–10:10 a.m. | Evergreen Ballroom D
Speaker: Cathy Faye (Cumming Center for the History of Psychology)

Conversation Hour
10:20–11:20 a.m. | Pikes Peak
Cathy Faye (Cummings Center for the History of Psychology)
Psi Chi Diversity Panel
Inspiring Histories, Inspiring Lives: A Panel of Inspiring Women

2:10–3:10 p.m. | Evergreen Ballroom D
Panelists: Shari E. Miles-Cohen (APA Women's Programs Office), Cathy Faye (Cummings Center for the History of Psychology), Alexandra Rutherford (York University)
Moderator: K. Nicole Jones (Colorado Mesa University)

It was a collaboration of the Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, Psychology’s Feminist Voices Oral History and Digital Archive Project, and the APA’s Women’s Programs Office that gave birth to I am Psyched!, a pop-up museum exhibit that celebrates psychology's diverse history and contemporary impact.  With the tagline, "inspiring histories, inspiring lives", this museum project seeks to inspire the next generation of psychologists, especially young women and girls of color. The three "mothers" of this project  join us for a panel discussing the origin story of their work together, psychologists as activists, and the state of women of color in psychology. Join us for a discussion with these inspiring women!
Psi Chi Awards Presentation
3:20–5:00 p.m. | Pikes Peak
Hosts: Leslie D. Cramblet Alvarez (Psi Chi Rocky Mountain Regional Vice-President, Adams State University), Xiaomeng "Mona" Xu (Idaho State University), Jennifer Grewe (Utah State University)

Psi Chi Raffle and Reception
5:30–6:30 p.m. | Pikes Peak
Hosts: Leslie D. Cramblet Alvarez (Psi Chi Rocky Mountain Regional Vice-President, Adams State University), Xiaomeng "Mona" Xu (Idaho State University), Jennifer Grewe (Utah State University), James Owens (Adams State University)

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Psi Chi Session
Are You and Your Chapter Utilizing Psi Chi’s Awards and Grants?

9:10–10:00 a.m. | Pikes Peak
Paige Antcil (Psi Chi Officer)

All the way from the Psi Chi Central Office, the Awards & Grants Officer, Paige Anctil, will be will be answering your questions about Psi Chi’s awards and grants. This Q&A-style session exists to help and encourage Rocky Mountain’s Psi Chi chapters and members take advantage of these benefits. Psi Chi faculty advisors and students are encouraged to participate.

Psi Chi Symposium
How to Become the Skillful Psychology Student: Job Skills for the 21st Workplace

10:20–11:20 a.m. | Pikes Peak
Speaker: Aaron Richmond (Metropolitan State University) 
Once you graduate, what will you do? Graduate school? If not (which is 60-80% of all psychology graduates), what job will you get? How will you market yourself and your degree? Well fear not, the American Psychological Association (APA) has recently established job skills that can be learned through the study of psychology. In over 10,000 ads APA scholars identified 17 skills in 5 skill domains that employers seek and that you likely have learned throughout your study of psychology. In this workshop, you will learn about these skills, how to identify them and put them on your resume, and even learn how to incorporate them into your application letter.

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Leslie D. Cramblet
Alvarez, PhD

Adams State University

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, West Indies



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