2016 Convention Overview
The ABPsi International Convention provides an outstanding educational program, which includes continuing education units and general professional development opportunities for attendees. Keynote speakers, guest panelists and general sessions cover a diverse array of topics related to the practice, research and professional training related to the total well being of our world community. In addition to over 80 presentations, the Annual Business and Committee meetings are held, and students and early career professionals have the opportunities to be mentored by the association's elders and seasoned members.
- Attend Dynamic Workshops on Culturally-Appropriate Mental Health Service Delivery from Leading Experts
- CEU Credits Available for Psychologists, Social Workers and Allied Professionals
- Participate in Community Relevant Social Justice Initiatives
- Learn Innovative Approaches to Teaching Psychology Courses
- Special Sessions for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
- Engage in meaningful Interactions with Psychology Professionals of Like Interests
- In Memorium: The Significance of Frances Cress-Welsing's Paradigm for Afrikan/Black Psychology and Afrikan Liberation
A broad-based critical-analytical and psychological interrogation of Dr. Cress Welsing's Paradigm by a select collection of prominent African-Centered Psychologists, Social-Behavioral Scientists and Community Activists
- Tackling White Propaganda & Restoring Afrikan Humanity in the Media
This session brings together thinkers, educators and purveyors of media interested in practically identifying and negotiating White supremacy in popular media
- Unafraid to Matter: Empowerment & Skill Development for Persons of African Descent in the Academics
This highly interactive discourse will allow for attendees to engage in sharing and discussing advocacy for students' rights to invoke Black thought, expression and intellectual episteme.
- Ubuntu, On Being Fully Human And Living Ma'at: Moving From Concept To Ethical Practice
The ABPsi Ethics committee will present an early draft of a proposed revision to the Ethical Principles for Black Psychologists which draws heavily from the principles of Ma'at. Participants will be challenged to reflect on how approaching ethical scenarios and our behaviors toward each other within the organization might be different under this new paradigm versus the traditional Western approach.