We’re excited for the upcoming annual conference of the American Psychological Association in Toronto, Canada this year from 6-9 August 2015. The conference will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The annual convention of the American Psychological Association is the largest assembly of psychologists and psychology students in the world. Each year, nearly 11,000–14,000 people from all parts of the globe convene to discuss areas of specialization in psychology, network with other industry professionals, and learn what’s new in psychology in over 1,000 conference sessions.
We’ve asked our authors and editors for their highlights for the upcoming conference, compiled below. (For the full 2015 APA Annual Convention schedule of events, visit APA.org.) In between sessions, stop by our booth (#824) for a look at new and best-selling books, free trial access to our suite of online products, or enter a raffle to win an iPad mini. You can also follow us for updates on Facebook and Twitter with the conference hashtag #APAAM2015.
Thursday, 6 August 2015
Evidence-Based Approaches to Preventing Suicide in Vulnerable Ethnic Minority Populations; 8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
Led by Bruce Bongar in Convention Centre/Room 203B North Building-Level 200
Social Media for Social Good—Studies in Online and Face-to-Face Coaching and Sobriety Support, 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Led by Karen Dill-Shackleford in Convention Centre/Room 709 South Building-Level 700
Struggling With Ambiguity and Staying Busy in Neuropsychology Practice, 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Led by Greg J. Lamberty in Convention Centre/Room 201D North Building-Level 200
Should We Be Treating Neuroticism Instead of Anxiety and Depression, 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Led by David Barlow in Convention Centre/Room 104C North Building-Level 100
Launch of Oxford Clinical Psychology, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Join us for champagne, cupcakes, and conversation at booth #824. Oxford Clinical Psychology is the new online home of over 100 trusted titles including the renowned Treatments That Work series.
Friday, 7 August 2015
Structural Racism and Critical Psychology—Damage, Desire, and Participatory Research, 8:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Led by William E. Cross in Convention Centre/Room 206B North Building-Level 200
Marijuana on the Adolescent Brain? Exploring Neurodevelopment and Behavior, 8:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Led by Cheryl Anne Boyce in Convention Centre/Room 104A North Building-Level 100
Whiteness and White Privilege in Women-Centered Psychotherapy, 10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Led by Andrea L. Dottolo Convention Centre/Room 203D North Building-Level 200
Saturday, 8 August 2015
Humanistic Approaches in Hypnosis, 8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
Led by V.K. Kumar in Convention Centre/Room 103B North Building-Level 100
Psychologists Treating Military Personnel—Read Between The Lines, 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
Led by Tiffany Duffing in Convention Centre/Room 203D North Building-Level 200
Psychology of Aesthetics and the Arts, 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
Led by Pablo L. Tinio in Convention Centre/Room 707 South Building-Level 700
APA Presidential Candidates Forum, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Led by APA past President, Dr. Nadine Kaslow in the APA Exhibit Hall, Booth #1102
Sunday, 9 August 2015
Beyond Marriage—The Implications of LGBTQ Policy, 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Led by David Pantalone in Convention Centre/Room 104D North Building-Level 100
Sex Trafficking—A New Look at an Old Problem, 9:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Led by Lenore E. Walker in Convention Centre/Room 203B North Building-Level 200
Strange Happenings in the Night—The Phenomenology and Treatment of Parasomnias, 9:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Led by Brian A. Sharpless in Convention Centre/Room 206D North Building-Level 200
Spirituality in a Global Society—Fostering Cultural Competency Across Diverse Traditions, 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Led by Lisa Miller in Convention Centre/Room 714B South Building-Level 700
In and Around Toronto
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is just around the corner from some great activities after the conference.
CN Tower, 301 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2T6
At 553.33 metres high, the CN Tower dominates the surrounding landscape. Stay for the view and fine dining.
Bata Shoe Musuem, 327 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W7
Learn about footwear from all around the world.
Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto, Ontario M1B 5K7
Not sure what to do with your kids after the conference? Head to Canada’s premier zoo to play with some pandas.
Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1X8
If you’re an ice hockey fanatic, don’t forget to check out the Hockey Hall of Fame.
St. Lawrence Market, 92-95 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C3
This spacious market houses over 100 vendors including bakers, butchers, artisans, antique collections and delicious fresh produce.
Niagara Falls, Ontario
No trip to Canada is complete without a visit to Niagara Falls. Make the well worth it 90-minute drive for incredible views of one of the most grandeur waterfalls on earth.
See you in Toronto!
Featured image: Humber Bay Arch Bridge, 4 September 2001 by Paul Bica. CC BY 2.0 via Flickr.