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2019 Pre-Convention LGBTQ Workshop
Registration Information
August 7, 2019 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 North Wells Street
Room 407/412
Chicago, IL

Setting a New Agenda for the Psychology of LGBTQ Youth and Emerging Adults

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 — an APA Pre-Convention Workshop
Chicago School of Professional Psychology (325 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654  |  Room 407/412)

$30 Students and Community Members*
$70 Professionals and Faculty

*A community member is defined as someone who is not a student and
not a psychologist (e.g., someone from a local nonprofit)
No refunds

Graduate Student Scholarships are Still Available!
See below for details.

Co-sponsored by APA Divisions 7, 9, 27, 37, 43, and 44

"Things are better for LGBTQ youth and young adults today, right?”

While things have changed, there are persistent challenges:

77% of LGBTQ youth report feeling down or depressed, but only 41% receive any counseling.
80% of LGBTQ youth of color have personally experienced racism.
Only 27% of LGBTQ youth can “definitely” be themselves in school as an LGBTQ person.
Only 19 states and the District of Columbia have enacted anti-bullying laws to protect LGBTQ students.  (all items reported in the HRC 2018 LGBTQ Youth Report)

How will psychologists respond?

Graduate student scholarships are still available! Student members of each participating APA Division (Divisions 7, 9, 27, 37, 43, and 44) can apply for a scholarship to cover the registration fee for the Pre-Convention Workshop. Students who have not yet applied may do so by May 1, 2019. Applicants for this second round of scholarship funding will be notified of their scholarship status by Monday, May 13, 2019. IMPORTANT: Please wait for notice of the scholarship award BEFORE you register for the workshop as you will need the fee waiver discount code and we cannot issue registration fee refunds. Apply for a scholarship here. 

About the Workshop. Six divisions of APA (7, 9, 27, 37, 43, 44) are coming together on August 7, 2019 to create a Statement of Priorities and an Agenda for Psychology of LGBTQ Youth and Emerging Adults. The Pre-Convention Workshop will be held at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (325 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654  |  Room 407/412). We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in hosting this pre-convention workshop. We also acknowledge the significant support of the Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) for this project. Learn more about the Workshop by visiting

Questions? Please contact SPSSI Policy Director Sarah Mancoll ( | 202-675-6956). 

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