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NSU showed strong presence at APA 2019

Annual conference took place in Chicago

Faculty, students, and alumni represented NSU’s College of Psychology at the 127th Annual American Psychological Association conference, hosted this year in Chicago.


College faculty, joined by current students and alumni, participated in panel discussions like:

  • The Misuse of Psychological Testing in the Courtroom, with Professor David Shapiro, Ph.D.
  • Predictors of Receipt of Mental Health Services in Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse, with Clinical Assistant Professor Amy Ellis, Ph.D.
  • Geodiversity - How Facing Adversity Across the Lifespan Can Facilitate Workplace Resilience, with Assistant Professor Ashley Stripling, Ph.D.
  • Contextual Trauma Therapy for Clients with Complex Trauma - Skill-Building Using a Video Recording, with Professor Steven Gold, Ph.D., and Clinical Assistant Professor Amy Ellis, Ph.D.

Throughout the conference, multiple APA Divisions hosted social hours to provide members networking opportunities, or to recognize people at award ceremonies. During the social hour for Division 42, Psychologists in Independent Practice, the Distinguished Psychologist of the Year Award was presented to Professor David Shapiro, Ph.D., of the Department of Clinical and School Psychology.


One regular element at the APA conference was its poster sessions, which featured new research every hour from NSU students on topics like PTSD symptom expression in female veterans, the effect of political history on perceptions of mental health in Cuba, and burnout in forensic psychologists.


Dean Karen Grosby, Ed.D., and Clinical and School Psychology Chair John Lewis, Ph.D., also hosted the college’s annual alumni reception, this time at the Conrad Chicago Hotel. The reception provided an opportunity for alumni to catch up with each other and faculty members.


The 2020 APA conference will take place in Washington, D.C. For more about the College of Psychology at past APA conferences, click to read about 2018 and 2017. Videos of NSU at APA 2019 will be forthcoming.

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