The Wright Institute at the APA Convention 2018

The American Psychological Association (APA) is hosting their 2018 annual convention at the George R. Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco next week, August 9 - 12, 2018. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with thought leaders, participate in lively events, network, and earn continuing education credits.

The Wright Institute will host a booth to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Make sure to stop by between sessions to chat with us and learn about our dynamic history. The booth will feature posters, video interviews, and other exciting artifacts.

Several Wright Institute faculty members will be presenting on myriad topics, so make sure to include these in your plans for the convention:

Dr. Gilbert Newman, Dean and Director of Clinical Training, is part of a panel presentation entitled “Existential-Humanistic Therapy as a Basis for Effective Therapy: Are Training Directors Listening?” Look for him at noon on August 9.

Dr. Ritchie Rubio, Counseling Psychology program faculty, is participating in several presentations. On August 9th, he will present his work "Boys in psychiatric crisis episodes: Clinical correlates, risk factors, and narratives" sponsored by Division 51: Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities. He will also present with co-author W. Ong on "Crisis among ethnically diverse youth: Grounded theory and implications for clinical practice." Dr. Rubio returns on the 11th and will present on one of the most polarizing topics circulating the media, governmental policy and psychology today. His collaboration on "Unaccompanied immigrant Latino youth: A cultural perspective to engagement in mental health services" is both timely and echos the prevailing goal of The Wright Institute to bring "clinicians to society." His final presentation, sponsored by Division 12 - Society of Clinical Psychology, elaborates on "Reflective, relational, and skillful clinical supervision in a public behavioral health system."

Dr. Hanna Levenson, Clinical Psychology program faculty, will present at 9am on August 9 on “Supervision: Master Supervisors Show and Discuss Their Supervision Session Videos.” She will also be presenting at 11am on August 10 on “Case Formulation as a Tool for Individualizing Psychotherapy.”

Dr. Penelope Assay, Counseling Psychology program adjunct faculty at The Wright Institute and Associate Professor at Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, will chair a symposium on "Sexism and Sexual Harassment in Clinical Training" at 10am on August 12th. Full time Counseling Psychology program faculty member, Dr. Mary Clarke, and Counseling Psychology program adjunct faculty member and Associate Professor at Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Dr. Torrey Wilson, will present alongside Dr. Asay.

On August 10 at 11am, Dr. Becky Pizer, Director of Field Placement for the Clinical Psychology program, will speak on the topic “Teaching Multicultural Psychology As Feminists in the Trump Era: Learning From Each Other” during a roundtable discussion.

Attendees can also look forward to a keynote address from Bryan Stevenson, JD, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative.

We look forward to seeing you at the Convention!

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