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Setting a New Agenda for the Psychology of LGBTQ Youth and Emerging Adults: An APA Pre-Convention Workshop

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

an APA Pre-Convention Workshop

Wednesday, August 7, 2019  |  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Chicago School of Professional Psychology 
325 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654  |  Room 407/412

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?

Registration opens on April 15, 2019

Registration fees. Registration fees will be $30 for students and community members, and $70 for professionals and faculty. 

Graduate student scholarships are still available! Student members of each participating APA Division (including SPSSI) 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. 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 on the campus of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (325 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654) in 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

Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin