2017 APA Convention

First Annual Travel Stipend Winners

Mona Elgohail


Mona Elgohail is a PhD student in Drexel University’s Clinical Psychology program, with a concentration in health psychology. She received her BA in Neuroscience & Behavior from Barnard College of Columbia University. Her research focuses women’s reproductive health issues, with a particular interest in the infertility and pregnancy experiences of minority women. Mona is also passionate about policy and advocacy, particularly as it relates to marginalized groups. She has participated in multiple initiatives organized by and hosted at the White House focused on mental health in minority populations. Mona was also elected to serve as the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) Member-at-Large, Diversity Focus for the 2016-2018 term. At Drexel, she is a founding member of the Diversity Advocacy Committee.

Full title: The Impact of Microaggressions on Students from Diverse Backgrounds (this is part of a symposium titled: Systemic and Individual Responses to Microaggressions: An Interactive Skill-building Session)

Location: Convention Center Room- 204C
Time: Friday 8/4/2017, 10:00 -11:50AM

Cassandra Bailey

Cassandra Bailey is soon to be third year PhD candidate at Sam Houston State University. She is mostly interested in issues related to immigration, specifically those related to immigration court. Her end goal is to identify immigration court-related risk factors for the development of psychopathology, and create intervention programs for these risk factors. She is currently conducting ongoing research on psychopathology in recently immigrated high school students to help accomplish this goal. She is also learning to conduct psychological evaluations under a licensed psychologist for the Office of Refugee Resettlement/Department of Unaccompanied Children Services (ORR/DUCS), whereby she provides diagnostic impressions and treatment recommendations for immigrant minors both during their remaining time at the ORR/DUCS as well as after they are reunited with their caregiver, or are placed in a foster home. She enjoys working clinically with immigrants, and hopes she can continue to do so.

Full title: The Effect of Unpreparedness for Immigration Court on Psychopathology
Location: Convention Center Room- 301
Time: Thursday 8/3/2017, 2:00 – 2:50PM

First Annual Travel Stipend

Greetings Members,

We hope you are enjoying the beginning of Spring. It is with great pleasure that we announce our first annual travel stipend for the annual convention. Two stipends in the amount of $150 will be given to one student and one early career psychologist. Applicants should be first or second authors on an accepted presentation and must  be a member of Division 12, Section 10. Special consideration will be given to those submissions that highlight diversity and Multiculturalism in Psychology.  If you are interested in applying for one of the two awards, please send a completed application, a copy of your CV/ resumé, and a copy of your abstract to the section president,  Kennetha Frye at kennethafrye@yahoo.com by May 1st, 2017. Applicants will be notified of our decision by no later than June 1st, 2017. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!


Dr. Frye

2017 APA Convention Programming Sponsored by Section 10

Session Title: Student Perspectives on Navigating the World of Psychology—A Multicultural Perspective
Date & Time: Thu 8/3/2017 08:00 AM – 08:50 AM
Location: Convention Center Room 160
Note: This is sponsored by Division 45 and Section 10 is contributing.
A panel of students who will share their unique experiences and perspectives on navigating the world of psychology.

Session Title: How to Master the Internship Application Process
Date &Time: Thu 8/3/2017 11:00 AM- 12:50pm
Location: Convention Center Room 207B
This panel will explain how to master the internship process. It will include a group of graduate students and ECPs discussing the internship process and experience.

Session Title: Tackling Common Interview Questions—Externship, Internship, Fellowship and First-Job Interviews
Date & Time: Fri 8/4/2017 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Location: Convention Center Room 103B
This panel will review some of the most common questions encountered when interviewing for internship, externship, and post-doctoral positions.

Session Title: Early Career Leadership Opportunities (Poster Session)
Date & Time: Sat 8/5/2017 2:00 PM- 2:50 PM
Location: Convention Center Halls D&E