This year, the APAGS Convention Committee has put graduate student programming at Convention into tracks: Diversity, Professional Development, Science, and Internship. We’ve done so with an eye for how certain programs and talks might go together, so that students can set their goals for convention (e.g., get the skinny on how to research efficiently) and feel assured that they hit all the talks.
My self-care activity throughout grad school has been hiking. For that reason, my mind is making connections between our APAGS tracks and hiking routes. Imagine each track as a particular hiking path. Sometimes they intersect with other paths, and sometimes you can hop between paths based on your needs. In fact, the hiking analogy can be extended further! Hydrate during convention, pack good footwear (lots of walking), and tie up your food at night so that
grizzly bears hungry grad students cranky advisers student loan collectors don’t get into it.
Third track: Diversity
Length: Really, this path is (and should be) never-ending. Think of the sessions below as highlights along the way. Preparation: Peruse APAGS Guide for LGBT Grad Students, read through the Living at the Intersection posts to get yourself thinking.
- Conducting Research within a Social Justice Framework: From Research Question to Publication (also in Science)
- Conducting Research on Marginalized Identities: When Research is “Me-Search” (also in Science)
- Syrian Refugee Crisis: Psychologists’ Responsibility for Human Rights and Mental Health
- Connecting with Our Queerness: Being an LGBTQ(A) Psychologist (also in Professional Development)
- Two P’s in a Pod: Balancing Parenthood with Psychology Training and Careers (also in Professional Development)
- Exploring the Intersectionalities of Advisor-Advisee Relationships in Psychology Doctoral Programs (also in Professional Development)
Editor’s Note: Each day this week we will highlight a different APAGS Program Track. Find out which track is right for you! Also, check out the full schedule of APAGS programming.