Friday | August 5, 2016 -- afternoon
Author: Khashayar Farhadi-Langroudi, PsyD, Eddy Ameen, PhD, Matthew D. Skinta, PhD, ABPP, and Britt-Mari Sykes, PhD
Title: Connecting With Our Queerness---Four Contemporary Takes on Being an LGBTQ(A) Psychologist
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Convention Center Room 304
Specialty Board: Clinical Health Psychology
Division Affiliation: APAGS
Description: This symposium gathers four LGBTQ(A) psychologists from across different divisions (32, 44, 9) and APAGS. The presenters will explore the source of growth and resiliency in their own personal narratives. In his auto-ethnographic exploration of gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, Dr. Ameen will outline the difficulty that exists in layering the social scripts of his identity, explore the juxtaposition of affiliation with finding a diaspora while reflecting on what intersectionality means for his role as a mentor. Dr. Skinta will speak on the rapidly changing nature of early training, mentorship, and research from the perspective of someone who entered the field at the cusp -- too early to take advantage of the current opportunities, while navigating the field on an outdated roadmap. Dr. Sykes is the mother of a 16-year-old transgender boy and a counselor in existential analysis, an academic and vocational psychologist. This presentation is based on her personal experiences and reflections on being present to the unfolding experiences of her son and his journey of discovery and identity, and is also examines the relevance of Existential Analysis for a deepened, broader and positive understanding of the Transgender experience. Mr. Farhadi Langroudi will explore how the presenter as a person with multiple minority statuses has cultivated a new identity, while becoming self-
compassionate, and has connected to the bigger world through advocacy. At the end, of this presentation, the panel will open the floor to questions. One of the main aims of this symposium is to open the dialogue between these different and diverse themes, to invite other psychologist to witness these experiences and to enrich their work through practice, research, and advocacy.
Author: Jared Skillings, PhD, ABPP; John Linton, PhD, ABPP
Title: ABPP - Making Board Certification As Painless As Possible
Location: Convention Center Room 111
Division Affiliation: 38
Description: We will review the 3 steps of the ABPP board-certification process for the Clinical Health Psychology specialty. We will provide an overview of the ABPP process. We will also explain how to choose practice sample cases, tips for preparing for the oral exam, and have Q&A with participants.