Division 49 Members: Proposals for APA Programming 

Debra O'Connell, Ph.D.
Debra O’Connell, Ph.D.

Division 49 Members: Proposals for APA Programming

As programming chair for the convention, I am excited to be part of the planning of what is sure to be another exciting Division 49 program! We wanted to alert you to upcoming opportunities to submit group psychology and group psychotherapy proposals.

Throughout the year, there will be several opportunities to submit proposals for programming at the convention. The next approaching deadline is for submissions of APA Continuing Education (CE) Workshop Proposals. For more information on CE Workshop proposals, please see Workshop proposals are due by Nov. 14th.

The next submission deadline is for Division Individual and Program Proposals. Division 49 welcomes submissions of the following types of proposals: posters, symposia, and skill building sessions. Additionally, there will be a special emphasis on diversity for one of our poster sessions. For more information on Division proposals, please see proposals are due by Dec. 1.

I am excited to announce that the Division 49 board has decided to have a special poster session on Diversity and Social Justice in Group at the APA Convention 2018 in San Francisco, CA. This will be in addition to our regular poster session. Click here for a flyer with more information on the poster session, and submission details. There will be cash prizes to the top three student poster submissions. The deadline for submission is December 1st, 2017 at 5pm EST. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Lastly, APA Film Festival proposals are due by Dec. 22.

Please feel free to contact Division 49’s Program Chairs for the 2018 convention, Martin Kivlighan & Debra O’Connell ( with any questions or requests.

We look forward to seeing you all in San Francisco, CA for the 2018 APA Convention!