Program Co-Chairs

Karol Dean and Britney Brinkman

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Call for Proposals Full Document


By drawing upon the legacy and energy of our feminist foremothers, we will explore the well-being of girls and women of all gender expressions and identities throughout the lifespan. From within a feminist psychological context, we will examine research, therapy, community work, activism and advocacy. Throughout the conference we will highlight the voices of those who have often been silenced, including girls and older women, and we will emphasize dreams, accomplishments, and wisdom. We will explore the lives of girls and women of varying cultural backgrounds, examining how our intersecting identities afford us different advantages and adversities. Join us for a celebration of our feminist foremothers’ victories for social change and a forging of new pathways for future generations of feminists, all the while recognizing the tensions that can arise when doing intergenerational feminist work. We seek to explore these tensions in a context that fosters growth and the development of mutual understanding. While we will focus on the lives of girls and women, we explicitly welcome all voices to the conversation, regardless of gender identity.

We are particularly interested in proposals connected to our theme, and all proposals related to feminist psychology are welcome. Proposals focused on research, feminist scholarship and pedagogy, mentoring and career development, and the development of an academic feminist identity are invited. We invite proposals addressing feminist therapy, overcoming oppression and trauma, human development and socialization, professional development for therapists, and personal self-care and growth. To support our ongoing goal of combating sexism, racism, ageism, ableism and other forms of oppression, we invite proposals on advocacy and community work. Proposals that encourage collaborating with each other, learning from multiple cultural and international perspectives, challenging privileges, examining tensions related to intergenerational dialogues, and navigating our intersecting identities are of particular interest. We encourage all presentations which help clinicians improve service to the public and enhance contributions to the profession to apply for continuing education credit.

Types of presentations

  • Poster
  • A Poster submission is an informal and visually inviting presentation of an individual study or project, which includes relevant graphs, tables, and/or pictures. Individual posters are grouped together by the program review committee around similar themes. Presenters must be available for discussion of their work at the poster session and are urged to have copies of the paper available for distribution. (Time = 60-90 minutes)

  • Paper
  • A Paper submission is a formal presentation of theoretical issues, research data, clinical case material, treatment methods, program descriptions, and other related content. Presentations with an interactive component are strongly encouraged. Presenters are urged to have copies of papers available for distribution. Individual papers are grouped together by the program review committee around similar themes. (Time = 60 minutes for grouped paper session)

  • Structured Discussion
  • Facilitated group discussions are designed to bring together those working on similar problems, issues, or concepts to discuss new ideas and to engage in problem-solving. Presenters briefly introduce their ideas and facilitate audience participation. (Time = 60 minutes)

  • Workshop
  • Workshops are in-depth interactive training session designed to share skills, knowledge, and/or experience in research, issue-oriented, or learning/practice areas. Workshops should target a specific audience such as experienced clinicians, teachers, graduate students, or other identifiable groups. (Time = 60 minutes)

  • Symposium
  • Symposium presentations are made by 2-3 participants on some problem or issue, designed to inform about a topic of interest. Presentations should include related individual papers or presentations offering different perspectives. Organizers must allow time for discussion and questions from the audience. (Time = 60 minutes)

  • Pre‐Conference Training Workshop
  • Pre-conference Training Workshops are interactive mini-courses designed to provide extended learning experiences and professional development in a specific area. They encompass various topics of interest and normally carry continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists and other professionals. Pre-Conference Training Workshops will be scheduled for Thursday, March 3rd. Half-day workshops are either 8 am – 12 pm or 1 – 5 pm; full-day workshops are 8am – 5 pm with a one hour lunch break. See the full PDF linked at the top of this page for additional information needed about pre-conference workshops. For workshops awarding CE credits, stated contact hours must be strictly observed. Separate fees are charged for Pre-Conference Training Workshops. Presenters receive a portion of workshop attendee fees. (Time = 4 hours or 8 hours).