Two Students to Represent Wright Institute at APA Convention in August 2014

Wright Institute students Eric Samuels and Sherri Taylor will participate in the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention to be held in Washington D.C. from August 7-10, 2014.

Eric is a member of the APA Graduate Students Committee on LGBT Concerns, and will chair a symposium entitled "Controversial LGBTQ Issues in Graduate Training." The symposium will explore how graduate programs are dealing with issues such as conscience clause legislation, footnote four, and sexual orientation change efforts.

In addition, as chair of the California Psychological Association of Graduate Students, Eric has been selected to participate in a presidential program entitled "Struggling Together: Stakeholder Collaboration to Address the Internship Crisis." APA President Dr. Nadine Kaslow has convened a panel of five students and one early career psychologist to present solutions to the internship crisis.

Sherri Taylor has been invited as the only student participant in a panel of women psychologists proposed by psychologist Lillian Comas-Diaz at the 2014 APA Convention. The panel is entitled "Dear Sister/Friends: Working with Intimate Female Friendships in Psychotherapy." Additionally, Sherri was selected by the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race to receive a special student award to support her conference participation. This award will be presented during a special ceremony hosted by the Society.